• Banten businessman to sit second trial for extensive graft

    The younger brother of suspended Banten governor Ratu Atut, Tubagus Chaeri “Wawan” Wardana, who was earlier sentenced to five years in prison in a bribery case, will soon stand trial in a separate corruption and money laundering case.

  • Opposition caucus aims to keep alliance for local elections

    The Red-and-White Coalition, the opposition bloc at the House of Representatives, is looking to maintain its current alliance formation in the upcoming concurrent regional elections as it is proposing a one-package nomination in the amendment of the Regional Elections Law.

  • New regulation urgently needed to prevent spread of IS

    Experts say the government should act quickly with a new regulation allowing law enforcement agencies to prosecute individuals campaigning for or joining the Islamic State (IS) organization, also referred to as ISIS.

  • House to ban lawmakers taking showbiz jobs

    The House of Representatives is planning to ban lawmakers from taking side jobs in the entertainment industry amid a public outcry about lawmakers who appear on television outside of their legislative roles.

  • After criticism, Tedjo keeps his silence

    Following strong protests surrounding a recent remark about supporters of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno stayed silent on Tuesday, refusing to give any comments to the media.

  • Court opens trial for Golkar saga

    The West Jakarta Court opened on Tuesday the first hearing of a trial on an internal dispute between two factions of the Golkar Party.

  • Budi, Bambang cases to go on

    Amid the establishment of fact-finding teams, investigations into the Budi Gunawan and Bambang Widjojanto cases will go on.

  • Syafii Maarif to chair presidential fact-finding team

    A former chairman of Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organization, Muhammadiyah — Syafii Maarif — has been elected to chair a presidential fact-finding team tasked with investigating the mounting conflict between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

  • President Jokowi ought not to be dictated to: LBH Jakarta

    The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH Jakarta) has said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should not let anyone, including his party, prevent him from realizing the election promises that he and his coalition had once made to the people of Indonesia in trying to win the 2014 election.

  • Wantimpres looks into KPK-police conflict

    The Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres) has begun investigating the conflict between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

  • Komnas HAM protests govt for allowing Freeport Gresik smelter

    The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has protested the government’s approval of giant miner PT Freeport Indonesia’s plans to build a smelter in Gresik, East Java, saying that the smelter should be built in Papua to help development in the eastern region.

  • Komnas HAM to investigate alleged abuse of power at National Police

    The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has said it will investigate alleged abuse of power at the National Police following the naming of Corruption Eradication Commission deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto as a suspect in a case related to a regional election dispute trial.

  • Rights body to summon Badrodi Haiti, Budi Waseno,

    A fact-finding team from the National Commission of Human Rights (Komnas HAM) will summon acting National Police chief Comr. Gen. Badrodi Haiti and chief of the National Police’s detective corps, Insp. Gen. Budi Waseno, for questioning in their investigation into the alleged criminalization of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto.

  • Jokowi arrives in Medan for working visit

    The presidential jet carrying President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his entourage landed at Soewondo Airport in Medan, North Sumatra, at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday for a scheduled presidential working trip.

  • Govt revives deliberation on national security bill

    The Defense Ministry is pushing for the endorsement of the national security (Kamnas) bill, the deliberation of which has been postponed for years as a result of public rejection.

  • KPK lets Anggito off hook, for now

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) grilled former Religious Affairs Ministry director general for haj and umrah (minor haj) Anggito Abimanyu on Monday, to confirm its findings from a recent trip to Saudi Arabia.

  • House refuses to support legal impunity for KPK commissioners

    Lawmakers have rebuffed public pleas for legal impunity for Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders, arguing that such a request violates the Constitution.

  • AirAsia pilot tested negative for drugs: BNN

    The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) announced on Monday that an AirAsia Indonesia pilot identified only by the initials FI tested negative for drugs following a random test carried out by the Transportation Ministry.

  • Govt to empower more disaster-prone areas

    The government says the regions need to set up more community based disaster preparedness units (KSBs) to empower those who live in areas prone to natural disasters.

  • FM urges Malaysia to heed RI workers’ rights

    Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi has urged Malaysian oil palm plantation owners to pay attention to the security, welfare and basic rights of Indonesian migrant workers that they employ.

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