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  • Risma the sole Indonesian finalist vying for World Mayor Prize

    Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini has been nominated for the 2014 World Mayor Prize. Risma, who is the sole Indonesian finalist, will compete with 26 mayors around the world in the competition, which the World Mayors Foundation holds every two years.

  • Jokowi vows to get tough with culprits behind haze

    Indonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo has vowed tough law enforcement to fix the recurring haze problem, making it clear that the local authorities know who the culprits are.

  • Golkar will not leave Prabowo-led coalition, Akbar says

    Golkar Party advisory council head Akbar Tandjung has said that his party will not leave the Red-and-White Coalition even though the Constitutional Court has rejected all the demands made by the coalition’s leaders, Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa, in their lawsuit, which alleged widespread fraud during the July 9 election.

  • Atut delivers ‘dramatic’ defense

    Suspended Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah gave an emotional defense statement during her graft trial at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Thursday, saying that she had been the victim of a scheme devised by former Constitutional Court (MK) chief justice Akil Mochtar.

  • Income gap widening despite development programs

    Economists have concluded that despite the country’s intensified development program, income inequality has worsened over the past 10 years.

  • Legislation must keep up with Internet

    Experts have criticized the government, especially the Communications and Information Ministry, for failing to update laws and regulations to keep up with the rapidly expanding use of the Internet in the country.

  • Din wants ‘pencak silat’ in Gaza

    The chairman of Muhammadiyah, the country’s second largest Muslim organization, Din Syamsuddin, has asked Tapak Suci, a pencak silat (a traditional martial art) organization under the auspices of the organization, to open a branch in Gaza, Palestine.

  • Jokowi urged to protect human rights

    Rights groups have called on president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to implement his commitment to advancing human rights in Indonesia as soon as possible after the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) inaugurates him and vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla on Oct. 20.

  • Hadar Gumay praised as statesman

    The Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP) has voiced appreciation for the attitude of General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Hadar Nafis Gumay, who did not react to an allegation by a Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa campaign team member who said he had leaked presidential debate material to rival Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Jusuf Kalla’s campaign team.

  • Victory

    Lawyers representing the General Elections Commission (KPU) cheer after the reading of the ruling on the presidential election dispute at the Constitutional Court in Jakarta on Thursday. The court rejected all the claims made by losing presidential ticket Prabowo Subianto and his running mate Hatta Rajasa in their lawsuit, which alleged widespread fraud during the July 9 election. (JP/AWO)

  • No evidence of special voter list misuse, says Constitutional Court

    The Constitutional Court (MK) says there is no evidence of misuse of special voter lists (DPK), additional voter lists (DPTb) and additional special voter lists (DPKTb) during the July 9 presidential election.

     

     

  • Eight injured during protests

    Eight people have been injured during a rally on Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, as the Constitutional Court (MK) read out its verdict on the election dispute filed by the losing presidential pair Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa.

  • Police deny shooting dead protester

    The Jakarta Police have denied rumors that a protester was shot dead by police during a clash near the Constitutional Court (MK) building in Central Jakarta on Thursday.

     

     

  • Nowhere to hide

    Street vendors hide in the water of a fountain as police disperse a crowd trying to pass a blockade near the Constitutional Court in Jakarta on Thursday, where the court will announce its decision on the presidential election dispute. Indonesian ex-general Prabowo Subianto angrily claimed widespread cheating cost him victory in the country's presidential election at the start of legal challenge to the results on August 6, as hundreds of flag-waving supporters staged a rally. (AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

  • Graft trial

    Suspended Banten governor and graft defendant Ratu Atut Chosiyah cries during her trial at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Thursday. Atut is standing trial for suspicion of bribing former Constitutional Court justice Akil Muchtar in a local election dispute. If found guilty, Atut could face 10 years in prison. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

  • Police fire tear gas at supporters during verdict reading

    The police clashed with supporters of the losing Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential ticket on Thursday as the Constitutional Court read out its ruling on the 2014 presidential election dispute submitted by the candidate pair.

  • Jakarta KPU, Bawaslu guilty of misconduct: Ethics Council

    The Election Organizers Ethics Council (DKPP) said Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioners breached ethical codes by opening ballot boxes without a court order.

     

  • Jokowi urged to enforce human rights

    Rights groups have urged president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to implement his commitment to advancing human rights in Indonesia soon after the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) inaugurates him and vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla on Oct.20.

     

     

  • Constitutional Court reminds all parties to respect its ‘final and binding’ ruling

    Constitutional Court secretary-general Janedjri M. Gaffar has reminded all parties to respect its ruling in the 2014 presidential election dispute, set to be announced Thursday afternoon. He said any decision made by the court was “final and binding”.

  • AMAN tells Jokowi to protect customary land rights

    The Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) said on Wednesday that president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his deputy Jusuf Kalla must keep their promise to protect the rights of indigenous people and preserve their customary lands