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  • Online infant trading schemes difficult to stop

    The National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) has acknowledged that it is having difficulty keeping up with online illegal infant trading activities as solid evidence is needed to uncover such crimes.

  • Talented teenage Ambonese linguist dies

    Gayatri Wailissa, a talented 17-year-old girl from Ambon, Maluku, who had mastered 14 foreign languages, passed away at Abdi Waluyo Hospital, Central Jakarta, on Thursday evening after undergoing four days of intensive treatment.


  • KPK not intervening in selection of ministers: PDI-P

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general Pramono Anung said that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had not intervened in the selection of ministers by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

  • Never any plan to announce Cabinet members at Priok: Jokowi

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Thursday night that he had no plan to announce Cabinet members on Wednesday night at Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta.

  • Eight new ministerial candidates still under KPK consideration: Jokowi

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo revealed on Thursday evening that he was still waiting for the result of probes being conducted by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on eight new ministerial candidates. Therefore, he, along with Vice President Jusuf Kalla, had yet to announce members of their Cabinet.

  • House wants Jokowi Cabinet structure ready by next week

    The House of Representatives expects President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to announce his Cabinet structure early next week after it issues its recommendations regarding changes in the structure of the Cabinet.

  • Jokowi’s merging of environment, forestry ministries scorned

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s vow to protect the environment has come under question following his plan to merge two complimentary entities, the Forestry Ministry and the Environment Ministry, into a single ministry.

  • SKKMigas ex-official confirms favor for Artha Meris

    Popi Ahmad Navis, former commercial division head at the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKKMigas), said that his former chief Rudi Rubiandini had “accommodated” a request from businesswoman Artha Meris Simbolon for a lower gas price for her company.

  • Roy visits Andi in prison

    Former youth and sports minister Roy Suryo visited Thursday his predecessor, Andi Alfian Mallarangeng, who is locked up at the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) detention center for graft.

  • Trial of former minister’s son continues

    The Jakarta Corruption Court rejected on Thursday a defense plea made by Riefan Avrian, the son of Democratic Party executive chairman Syariefuddin Hasan, ruling that his graft trial would continue.

  • 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.

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