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  • Marzuki: Beware of attempts to undermine Pancasila

    Outgoing speaker of the House of Representatives, Marzuki Alie, reminded various parties on Wednesday to be vigilant for attempts to undermine Pancasila as the nation’s ideology that holds Indonesia together.

  • Delay in inauguration of five House members

    The General Elections Commission (KPU) postponed the inauguration of five House of Representatives members-elect as President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono delayed issuing their installation decrees due to legal problems.

  • KPU delays inauguration of two DPD candidates

    The General Elections Commission (KPU) has postponed the inauguration of two Regional Representative Council (DPD) members as President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono decided to delay issuing their installation decrees following their involvement in legal problems.

  • 9,000 police deployed to secure inauguration of new lawmakers

    Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said that his institution had deployed 9,000 police personnel to secure the inauguration ceremony of new lawmakers of the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Wednesday.

  • Dems may jump ship to PDI-P camp

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general Tjahjo Kumolo has said that he believes the Democratic Party will join his camp at the House of Representatives for the 2014-2019 term.

  • Yudhoyono tweets response to public outcry

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono finally answered public outcry on Wednesday after being slammed insistently on Twitter through hashtags such as #ShameOnYouSBY, #RIPDemocracy, #ShameOnYouAgainSBY and #WelcomeMrLiar for five days regarding the decision by the Democratic Party’s lawmakers who walked out of a plenary session to vote on the regional election (Pilkada) law at the House of Representatives.

  • Five politicians fail to be inaugurated as new lawmakers

    House of Representatives secretary-general Winantuningtyastiti revealed that five politicians would not be inaugurated on Wednesday as new lawmakers in the House of Representatives for the 2014 to 2019 term because they had allegedly been involved in graft.

  • Soldier, six civilians accused of beating cop

    A soldier identified as Yopie Laturake and six men have been taken into custody for allegedly beating a police investigator to death in Ambon, Maluku, on Monday.

  • House leaves hundreds of unfinished bills

    At the end of its five-year term on Tuesday, the House of Representatives failed to reach its ambitious legislation target, leaving 121 bills in limbo, most of which would likely be dropped given the absence of a carry-over mechanism for unfinished bills.

  • Netizens cheer at Tifatul’s departure

    The Twittersphere was abuzz as netizens rejoiced after Communications and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring announced his resignation to assume his upcoming position as a member of the House of Representatives for the
    2014-2019 term.

  • New type of homemade bomb found in Poso

    The police in Poso, Central Sulawesi, have found a new type of homemade bomb in Tamanjeka, on the Poso coast, along with other evidence allegedly belonging to an armed group led by Daeng Koro and Santoso.

  • KPK grills Riau governor

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned on Tuesday Riau Governor Annas Maamun in its investigation into alleged graft in the submission of revisions to 2014 Riau forest-conversion permits at the Forestry Ministry.

  • Constitutional Court must consider substantive justice, says expert

    A senior researcher with the Indonesian Public Institute, Karyono Wibowo, says the Constitutional Court should consider substantive justice in deciding its ruling on the judicial review against the 2014 regional elections (Pilkada) law.

     

     

  • Golkar rebels to be inaugurated

    The House of Representatives will go ahead with its plan to inaugurate two Golkar Party politicians who have been dismissed from the party for their rebellious stance.

  • Indonesia needs more elementary school teachers, says PGRI

    Indonesia is in need of at least 400,000 more elementary school teachers in order to fulfill the need for educators in the regions, says the Indonesian Teachers Association (PGRI).

  • Protestors dub SBY ‘Mr. Anti-Democracy’

    Dozens of individuals from the volunteer group Bara JP held a rally outside the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, protesting President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s failure to demand that the Democratic Party faction vote to keep the direct election of regional heads.

  • KPK grills Riau governor

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has questioned Riau governor Annas Maamun in its investigation into alleged graft surrounding the submission of revisions to 2014 Riau forest-conversion permits at the Forestry Ministry.

  • Tifatul resigns from communication minister's post to become legislator

    Communications and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring resigned from his post as of Tuesday to fulfill his duties as a newly elected member of the House of Representatives for the 2014-2019 term.

  • Prabowo to fire dissenting lawmakers

    Gerindra Party chairman and presidential election loser Prabowo Subianto says he will dismiss three lawmakers from his party for their decision to skip a plenary session on the Regional Elections Bill at the House of Representatives late last week.

  • KPK wants 6 years for Papua regent

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors on Monday demanded a six-year prison term for Papua’s Biak Numfor regent, Yesaya Sombuk, in a graft case centering on a construction project at the Disadvantaged Regions Ministry worth Rp 20 billion (US$1.6 million).

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