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SBY weighs options to nix law

In what could be seen as a last ditch attempt to salvage what’s left of his tattered credibility as a…

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  • SBY caves in, pledges to issue law annulling indirect elections

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    After drawing a wave of ire for failing to defend democracy by allowing the passage of a law that scraps direct elections for local leaders, outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono…

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  • MPR sticks to old rules amid concerns

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    A People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) plenary meeting on Monday maintained an internal regulation that makes it difficult to remove a serving president, as well as amend the 1945 Constitution.

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  • Aburizal could be forced to settle Lapindo mudflow

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    The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed into law a bill that allows president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to force chairman of the Bakrie Group, Aburizal Bakrie, to fulfill his…

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  • Malang cake-seller walking all the way to Jokowi

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    A street vendor has set out on foot on a journey of hundreds of kilometers to fulfill his nazar (promise) of meeting president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Jakarta.

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  • New budget promises fiscal room for incoming government

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    The Finance Ministry has prepared contingency measures in the newly approved 2015 state budget to anticipate future shocks, including one that may emerge from the planned increase of the US…

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  • Maria stuns Asia with long jump gold

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    Long jumper Maria Natalia Londa stole the show at Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Monday by earning Indonesia gold, its first track and field victory in the Asian Games for…

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