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National

  • Minister says he is apprehensive about N. Sumatra governor’s graft case

    Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has said that he is apprehensive about an alleged graft case implicating North Sumatra Governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho.

  • National scene: KPK looks into records of candidates

    An independent committee tasked with selecting commissioners for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) submitted the names of 48 candidates to the antigraft body for background checks on Tuesday.

  • National scene: Candidate reported for fake diploma

    A candidate in the South Minahasa regional election Christiany Eugenia has been accused of using a fake diploma to register herself in the race.

  • National scene: Idul Fitri accidents down by 9 percent

    The National Police announced on Tuesday that the number of traffic accidents that occurred during the Idul Fitri exodus had decreased by 9 percent compared to last year.

  • Joint training to help catch terrorist: Police

    The National Police claimed on Tuesday that a joint-training session conducted by the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) with the Indonesian Military (TNI) would help the corps to catch the most-wanted terrorist suspect, Santoso, in Poso, Central Sulawesi.

  • KPU rejects candidates with one-sided endorsement from infighting parties

    Infighting within the Golkar Party and the United Development Party (PPP) has affected mayoral candidates from these parties. The internal conflict between factions has resulted in both parties currently having dual leadership camps.

  • All provinces to have BRT system

    The Transportation Ministry has urged all provincial governments to build a bus rapid transit (BRT) system and it has set targets to grant 1,000 BRT-standard buses to 34 provinces in Indonesia until the end of this year.

  • Female Go-Jek driver shares her assault story

    A female Go-Jek driver who received abuse and threats from a local ojek driver on Friday has shared her version of the story.

  • Graft suspect OC Kaligis again refuses to attend KPK questioning

    Senior lawyer Otto Cornelis (OC) Kaligis on Tuesday again refused to fulfill a Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summons for questioning as a witness in an alleged bribery case involving three judges and a registrar secretary of the State Administrative Court (PTUN) in Medan, North Sumatra.

  • No apology for KY, says controversial judge

    South Jakarta District Court judge Sarpin Rizaldi, who delivered a controversial verdict in accepting former police chief hopeful Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan’s pretrial petition, stressed that he had no plan to retract his libel complaint against two leaders from the Judicial Commission (KY).

  • National scene: KPK candidates undergo English test

    Candidates who have made it to the second round of the selection process for the position of Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) commissioners underwent English and psychological tests on Monday.

  • National scene: Abraham’s brother investigated for fraud

    Imran Samad, the older brother of former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Abraham Samad, has been implicated in a document forgery case by the police in South Sulawesi.

  • National scene: Dahlan fights back against KPK

    During a pretrial hearing on Monday, former state-owned enterprises minister Dahlan Iskan called on the South Jakarta District Court to halt the move of the Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office to investigate his involvement in an alleged graft case centering on the procurement of Rp 1.3 trillion (US$100 million) worth of electrical transformers,

  • Sutan calls 11-year demand injustice

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors demanded on Monday that the Jakarta Corruption Court sentence Democratic Party senior politician Sutan Bhatoegana to 11 years in prison for receiving bribes while serving as a lawmaker in 2013.

  • Police told to stop harassment of activists

    Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) has lashed out at the National Police for questioning two of its activists about remarks that allegedly defamed a senior legal expert from Bandung-based Padjadjaran University, Romli Atmasasmita.

  • Energy sector biggest emissions emitter

    Experts have urged the government to invest more in renewable energy as energy consumption in Indonesia has been predicted to raise exponentially because of population growth and overdependence on fossil fuel and will be one of the major carbon emission contributors besides deforestation.

  • Hospitality

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, right, talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 27, 2015. Cameron arrived in Indonesia at the start of a four-day visit to Southeast Asia that will also take him to Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. (AP/Dita Alangkara)

  • Daughter says graft suspect OC Kaligis in poor health

    Movie star Velove Vexia said on Monday that her father, noted lawyer Otto Cornelis (OC) Kaligis, who is being detained for alleged bribery at the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) detention facility inside the Guntur military prison facility in South Jakarta, was in poor health.

  • Court tries Dahlan’s pretrial petition

    The South Jakarta District Court held a hearing on Monday to try the pretrial petition filed by former CEO of state-owned company PT PLN Dahlan Iskan, who has been held suspect in connection with a central power transformer project worth Rp 1.06 trillion (US$79.14 million).

  • 48 KPK leader candidates to undergo personality test

    As many as 48 candidates for leadership positions in the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will undergo a test to measure their personality and integrity.