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  • Jokowi slams govt for not supporting locally made cars

    Jakarta Governor and president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says that the government should focus its attention on developing Indonesian-made cars instead of promoting foreign cars in the country.

  • PPATK praises harsh MA sentence for Sitorus

    Deputy chief of the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK), Agus Santoso, said the center welcomed the verdict issued by the Supreme Court (MA), sentencing Papua Police officer Adj. First Insp. Labora Sitorus to 15 years' imprisonment, almost doubling the eight years that Sitorus had previously been sentenced to by the Papua High Court.  

  • Ministry proceeds with high-profile graft convict’s parole

    The Law and Human Rights Ministry, which controls prisons across the country, has been slammed again for its perceived leniency toward graft convicts, after the ministry insisted on proceeding with the parole request of graft convict Anggodo Widjoyo, despite strong opposition from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

  • SBY embarks on last official foreign trip

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono kick-started on Thursday a 12-day trip to Portugal, the US and Japan, to attend a number of bilateral and multilateral meetings and events, including the UN General Assembly meeting, in his last round of overseas trips before leaving office on Oct. 20.

  • Dems support on elections bill may not be enough

    Although the Democratic Party has officially announced its support for direct elections, the election for regional head (Pilkada) bill is still in danger of not being passed by the House of Representatives.

  • Mega rich Papua policeman gets harsher sentence

    The Supreme Court (MA) has handed down a heavier sentence to a low-ranking Papua Police officer, Adj. Comr. Labora Sitorus, increasing his prison term from eight to 15 years.

  • TV personality arrested for graft

    The Jakarta Prosecutors Office on Thursday detained television personality Eddies Adelia for her role in money laundering activity committed by her husband.

  • Disgraced prosecutor file case review

    Graft convict Urip Tri Gunawan has filed for a case review of the 20-year sentence handed down by the Supreme Court. In his statement, Urip said that the current sentence was too severe.

  • TV personality arrested for graft

    The Jakarta Prosecutors Office on Thursday detained television personality Eddies Adelia for her role in a money laundering activity committed by her husband.

  • PPP exec sues Suryadharma

    United Development Party (PPP) secretary general Romahurmuziy filed a police report against former chairman Suryadharma Ali and party member Sofyan Usman at the Jakarta Police headquarters in South Jakarta on Wednesday.

  • SBY off on last jaunt to Portugal, US, Japan

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is due to leave office on Oct. 20, started on Thursday his last round of overseas trips through Oct. 1, with his first stop being Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Ministry to impose fine on Saudi hotels

    The Religious Affairs Ministry said Wednesday it would impose a total fine of US$2 million on nine hotel associations in Saudi Arabia for stranding 17,240 Indonesian pilgrims in Medina.

  • Central govt plants its claws in local leaders through Pemda bill

    Due to abuses of power found within regional governments, the central government is planning to pull regional leaders back under its control through a revision of a 2004 law on regional authorities.

  • Jokowi to personally monitor his Cabinet

    President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has assured that his Cabinet will be less prone to corruption than the current one even though he has allocated 16 of the 34 ministerial seats for political party members.

  • Sutan meets summons in Jero graft case

    After questioning members of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s inner circle, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned on Wednesday the former chairman of House of Representatives Commission VII overseeing energy and natural mineral resources, Sutan Bhatoegana, as a witness for graft suspect and former energy and mineral resources minister Jero Wacik.

  • Metallica bass adorns KPK headquarters

    The bass guitar, given as a gift by heavy metal band Metallica to president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, has been put on display by the Corruption Eradication (KPK) at its headquarters.

  • Lukman's high hopes for amicable resolution to PPP rift

    Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Syaifuddin, who is also deputy chairman of the United Development Party (PPP), said he remained optimistic that the party's internal conflict would be be settled amicably.

  • Alleged terrorist arrested in Central Java

    National Police spokesperson Comr. Gen. Agus Riyanto revealed Wednesday that its Densus 88 counterterrorism squad had arrested an alleged terrorist in Purworejo, Central Java, on Tuesday.

  • PPP to send representatives to PDI-P’s national meeting

    United Development Party (PPP) deputy chairman Suharso Monoarfa has said that his party will send representatives to the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) national leadership meeting that is slated to be held in Semarang, Central Java, from September 19-21.

  • Jokowi may invest more in research

    In a bid to strengthen the country’s research sector, president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced that he may eventually increase the state budget intended for research purposes.