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  • Govt urged to pull security personnel out of Papua

    Papuan students called on the government to withdraw all security personnel and stop the ongoing construction of military and police infrastructure in the country’s easternmost province.

  • Introspection on persecuted minorities needed before RI solves Rohingya crisis: Expert

    Indonesia must first do introspection on its own minority persecution problems before it deals with the growing Rohingya refugee crisis in Southeast Asia, an expert says.

  • State must acknowledge existence of customary communities: Expert

    Karsa Institute researcher Yando Zakaria has said the government must acknowledge the presence of autonomous customary communities in the country.

  • LIPI studies establishment of customary villages on Enggano Island

    The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) is examining the potential of declaring six residential areas on Enggano Island in North Bengkulu regency, Bengkulu, customary villages.

  • Former ministry official’s court objection rejected

    Judges at the Jakarta Corruption Court have rejected an objection filed by former Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry secretary-general Waryono Karno against prosecutors’ charges over his alleged involvement in a gratification case.

  • Agung camp questions Aburizal move

    The deputy chairman of Agung Laksono-led Golkar Party, Yorrys Raweyai, has expressed skepticism at Aburizal Bakrie’s move to propose reconciliation with the Agung camp, as Aburizal has always insisted on settling the party’s internal conflict at court.

  • Aburizal offers Golkar reconciliation for local elections

    The Agung Laksono faction of the Golkar Party should not be suspicious of Aburizal Bakrie’s offer of reconciliation as it is intended to help Golkar’s regional members contest upcoming simultaneous local elections, according to Aburizal’s Golkar faction.

  • Novel’s pretrial court hearing delayed

    As the police and their lawyers failed to show up, the South Jakarta District Court postponed the first hearing on a petrial petition filed by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan.

  • Import policy results in brain drain

    Former president BJ Habibie says Indonesia’s policy of importing high-technology products has prompted qualified human resources to choose to work overseas and makes them reluctant to return home.

  • Novel’s pretrial petition hearing begins

    The South Jakarta District Court is scheduled to hear the pretrial petition case filed by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan.

  • Indonesian escapes death penalty in Saudi Arabia

    Lilik binti Mas’oud, an Indonesian citizen on trial for adultery in Saudi Arabia, has escaped the death sentence after being found innocent. She was repatriated on Sunday.

  • Kontras urges police to transparently investigate Jopi’s murder

    The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has urged the National Police to immediately look into the murder of environmentalist Jopi Teguh Lesmana Perangin-angin.

  • National scene: Govt disburses less than half of village funds

    Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said the government disbursed Rp 3.8 trillion, or one-fifth of the total of Rp 20.7 trillion in village funds last month, due to administrative glitches in regions.

  • National scene: Veloso may not escape executions: AGO

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) said death row convict Mary Jane Veloso may not escape executions despite new evidence presented in a related drug-trafficking trial in Manila.

  • Corruption watchdog fights back against law professor Romli

    Just days after senior legal expert Romli Atmasasmita filed a police report against two Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) members over defamation, the ICW has revealed a plan to force Romli to make a public apology over his accusations on social media that the antigraft body had received funds from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

  • Academy asks RI scientists to return home

    The Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) wants Indonesian scientists living abroad to come back home.

  • KPU upholds impartiality amid Golkar, PPP disputes

    The General Elections Commission (KPU) has expressed impartiality to the long-standing infighting within political parties, ensuring that the institution would not interfere with ongoing reconciliation efforts aimed to pave the way for fighting parties to join the upcoming local elections.

  • 75 teams participate in Indonesian robot contest

    As many as 75 teams from 31 universities participated in the 2015 Indonesian Robot Regional I Sumatra contest held in the Dempo Jakabaring sports hall in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Sunday.

  • Govt aims to synchronize start of this year's Ramadhan

    Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin says that he aims to synchronize the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan between Indonesia’s two biggest Muslim groups, Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU).

  • Jokowi to meet KPK selection committee next week

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is slated to meet the newly established Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) selection committee, which consists of nine female experts, on Monday.

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