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  • KPK questions PPP lawmaker for haj case

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned on Thursday the deputy chair of House of Representatives Commission IX, Irgan Chairul Mahfiz, as a witness in relation to the alleged corruption in the Religious Affairs Ministry's haj management in 2012-2013.

     

     

     

  • 200 security personnel secure Gambir Station for Idul Fitri getaways

    At least 200 personnel from the National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) have been deployed to provide security at Gambir Station in Central Jakarta in the lead-up to and during Idul Fitri, from July 21 to Aug. 5.

  • Ex-Merpati boss arrested after holiday

    A team from the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has arrested former Merpati Nusantara Airlines president director, Hotasi Nababan, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, immediately after he disembarked from a plane.

  • All terrorism convicts to be transferred to Jakarta

    In a bid to prevent the spread of radicalism among inmates, the Law and Human Rights Ministry has rolled out a plan to move all terrorism convicts locked up in the country’s prisons to a special facility set up by the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) in Sentul, West Java.

  • Police to summon Jokowi for ‘Obor Rakyat’ saga

    The National Police is scheduled to summon president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as a witness in the libel case filed against the people behind the Obor Rakyat tabloid.

  • Prosecutors seek 2.5 years for Hendra

    The Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday demanded a two-and-a-half year prison term for Hendra Saputra, a defendant in a high-profile graft case implicating the son of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Syariefuddin Hasan.

  • 130,000 travelers get free ‘mudik’ services, says minister

    Transportation Minister EE Mangindaan says that thanks to free travel services provided by companies operating in Jakarta, more city residents have been given the opportunity to return to travel home, or mudik, for Idul Fitri this year.

     

     

  • El Niño to sweep eastern part of Indonesia

    The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) announced Tuesday that the El Niño phenomenon would adversely effect the country’s eastern areas next month, but could bring possible financial profit to fishermen.

  • Voluntary watchdog initiative displays democracy at its finest

    A community of volunteers has emerged on the back of a polarizing presidential race to safeguard the vote recapitulation process using methods that bring out the best of democracy.

  • RI ready to move on after divisive election

    The conducive situation in the run-up to and following the announcement of the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) official vote count has indicated that the public is ready to move on and leave a divisive election behind.