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  • Jokowi has not delayed Cabinet announcement: confidants

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had not delayed the announcement of his Cabinet, said his confidants on Thursday.

  • More than 21 million child abuse cases reported in Indonesia since 2010

    The National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) has recorded over 21 million child abuse cases in Indonesia over the last four years.

  • Prosecutors demand 4-month jail term for two French journalists

    Prosecutors demanded on Thursday four months’ imprisonment and a Rp 2 million (US$166) fine for two French journalists, Thomas Charles Dandois and Marie Valentine Bourrat, for alleged immigration violations.

  • Stop impunity

    Members of the Victim Solidarity Network for Justice (JSKK) hold a Kamisan rally in front of the State Palace on Thursday. They demanded that new President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo bring human rights violators to court. It was the first of the weeklyKamisan events to be held on Jokowi’s watch. (JP/AWO)

  • Nowhere to hide

    Staff from Nganjuk Prosecutor’s Office lead convicted former Nganjuk regent Soetrisno Rachmadi (center), who has been sentenced to four years in Nganjuk Penitentiary in East Java, on Thursday. Rachmadi was apprehended in an apartment in South Jakarta on Wednesday night. He was found guilty in a regional autonomy budget graft case that caused more than Rp 1 billion (US$82,905) in state losses. (Antara)

  • ‘No fat bank accounts’ for Jokowi’s ministerial candidates

    Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) chief Muhammad Yusuf says his institution has not found evidence of suspicious bank accounts in its investigations into the 43 ministerial candidates proposed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

  • Jokowi’s daughter joins civil servant test in Surakarta

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s only daughter, Kahiyang Ayu, 23, participated in a civil servant enrollment test (CPNS) on Thursday afternoon at Graha Solo Raya in Surakarta, Central Java.

  • Habibie’s health back to normal

    Former president BJ Habibie’s health is back to normal after a health scare that saw him hospitalized in Bandung’s Borromeus Hospital in West Java on Monday.

  • Jokowi summons more figures to State Palace on Thursday

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who has yet to finalize his Cabinet, summoned more figures on Thursday for separate closed-door meetings at the State Palace, including persons believed to have been endorsed by the political parties grouped in Jokowi's governing coalition.

  • Health minister does not have to be a doctor, Kartono says

    Former Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) chairman Kartono Muhammad said that the position of health minister in the Cabinet did not have to be filled by someone with a background as a doctor.

  • Delay in Cabinet announcement an effort to pick 'clean' ministers: Populi Center

    Pollster Populi Center political observer Nico Harjanto said on Thursday that he appreciated the decision made by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla to delay the announcement of their Cabinet.

  • KPU to compile election evaluation reports by December

    The General Elections Commission (KPU) expects to finish collecting election evaluation reports from all Regional Elections Commission (KPUD) branches by the middle of December.

  • Jokowi, Kalla told to remove individuals red-flagged by KPK from minister list

    Graft watchdog Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Ade Irawan said on Thursday that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla should keep their promise to remove from their list of minister candidates several who have been red-flagged by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) amid strong political influence.

  • Jokowi advised to stop showing ‘drama’ to public

    Paramadina University political communication observer Hendri Satrio said that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla needed to stop displaying "drama" in front of the public as it threatened their reputations.

  • As lawmakers battle over power, staffers yet to be paid

    The ongoing battle between the elites of the Red-and-White Coalition and the Great Indonesia Coalition over leadership positions within at the House of Representatives has put the fate of more than 1,680 honorary staffers at stake due to stalled administrative processes.

  • Law ministry rejects Anggodo’s parole

    Bowing to public outcry, the Law and Human Rights Ministry announced on Wednesday that it had officially rejected a parole request filed by graft convict Anggodo Widjoyo.

  • Jokowi’s volunteers to continue movement

    After successfully seeing President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla inaugurated on Monday, Jokowi’s volunteers are expanding their movement with the purpose of maintaining people’s participation, which they consider a key factor in determining the country’s future.

  • Muslims told to avoid interfaith marriage

    Representatives of Muhammadiyah, one of the largest Muslim organizations in the country, testified on Wednesday at the Constitutional Court that Islam did not recognize interfaith marriage.

  • Boss sentenced for forbidding labor unions

    The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling about Hariyanto Hutomo Hidayat, the president director of furniture company PT Sri Rejeki Mebelindo, who was convicted of forbidding the formation of a labor union in the company.

  • Court rejects office boy’s appeal

    The Jakarta High Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal filed by Hendra Saputra, an office boy who has been jailed for corruption allegedly committed by his former boss, a son of a recently retired Cabinet member under former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration.

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