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  • Government turns to semi-high-speed rail

    After the government’s dumping of plans to build a high-speed railway to connect Jakarta and Bandung, the Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has said that the government is now preparing to develop a semi-high-speed rail.

  • Jokowi calls for intensifying the fight against forest fires

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on relevant government agencies to intensify their efforts to extinguish the forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan that have affected transportation and the health of people in those regions.

  • National scene: Govt ‘should ban threatening websites’

    Noted Islamic scholar Azyumardi Azra urged the government on Thursday to take down websites with violent or terroristic content because they could threaten the country’s security and unity.

  • National scene: Police name a suspect in Pelindo case

    The National Police have named FN, an employee of state port operator PT Pelindo II, a suspect in the graft case related to the procurement of fixed crane loading and unloading equipment.

  • National scene: India to launch RI satellite into orbit

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially inaugurated a satellite on Thursday that will be launched in October in India to aid maritime activity.

  • Suspect status thwarts Suparman

    A team overseeing the selection of Judicial Commission (KY) commissioners excluded incumbent KY chairman Suparman Marzuki from its list of seven final candidates submitted to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday.

  • Air Force to get more Sukhois

    After prolonged discussion, including the comparison of five different types of jet fighters, the Defense Ministry has decided to procure Russian-made Sukhoi SU-35s to replace the retiring F-5 Tiger jet fighters.

  • Former KPK candidate named suspect

    The National Police have named former Pertamina Foundation executive director Nina Nurlina Pramono a suspect in a graft case involving one of the foundation’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects.

  • Indonesia dumps plans for high-speed rail line: ambassador

    Indonesia has unexpectedly dumped much-vaunted plans for its first high-speed railway in favor of a slower and cheaper rail option, in a blow to Japan and China who have been fiercely competing to win the construction job.

  • PAN hasn’t quit from opposition coalition: Chairman

    Chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Zulkifli Hasan stated on Thursday that his party’s maneuver to join the government doesn’t mean that it had quit from the opposition coalition.

  • Jokowi to announce bullet train investor

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is set to announce which investor will be chosen to build Indonesia's first high-speed railway following the submission of the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister’s final recommendation.

     

     

  • Police have completed Abraham Samad’s case dossier, prosecutor says

    The South Sulawesi High Prosecutors’ Office has said that it has received the complete case dossier of Abraham Samad, the suspended chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), who was accused of counterfeiting documents for an identity card for a woman named Feriyani Lim.

  • Budi Waseso’s dismissal threat "interference"

    The National Police’s director for special economic crimes Brig. Gen. Victor Edi Simanjuntak said on Thursday that an attempt to dismiss his boss was designed to stop the police from investigating corruption cases.

  • KPK transfers Pelindo probe to cop

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday confirmed that it had transferred its probe into state port operator PT Pelindo II to the National Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (Bareskrim).

  • Luhut lashes out at over-exposed crime probe

    Coordinating Political, Legal & Security Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has lashed out at recent over-exposed crime investigations that have caused public controversy.

  • KPK blasts team’s candidate assignments

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has criticized the decision made by the government-sanctioned selection committee to unilaterally divide up its eight final leadership candidates for the antigraft body and suggest which specific bureaucratic divisions they are best suited to lead.

  • Indonesia awarded favorite destination in ASEAN

    Indonesia has been declared ASEAN's favorite destination by the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA).

  • Indonesia to launch locally made satellite

    Indonesia is set to launch a locally made satellite from India on Sept. 27.

  • Bangladeshi immigrants run away from shelters in Aceh

    A total of 15 Bangladeshi immigrants have left their temporary shelter in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, recently while the immigration office was preparing documents for their deportation. Their escape reportedly took advantage of the recent heavy rains that poured down over the area, said an immigration officer.

  • Indonesia's tourism growth beats Malaysia, Singapore

    Indonesia has registered higher tourism growth in the first semester of this year than Malaysia and Singapore.