10:10 pm April 1, 2015 | 2 Comments
The government’s move to block several websites believed to promote extremist Islamic teaching has triggered a backlash among some members of Indonesia’s Muslim community, who have accused officials of being Islamophobic and demanding that the ban on some of the websites be lifted.
9:31 pm April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment
Eight of the 10 political parties in the House of Representatives have demanded an explanation from President Joko Widodo on his decision to cancel the nomination of Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan as National Police chief before they will agree to vet his replacement.
7:07 pm April 1, 2015 | No Comment
Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo reiterated the ministry's commitment to evenhandedness over the city's revised budget to which Jakarta's provincial government and legislative council have recently agreed.
7:01 pm April 1, 2015 | 2 Comments
Jakarta. The National Police said on Wednesday that it was preparing to assist the National Narcotics Agency, or BNN, to hunt down 10 escaped convicts who broke out of an East Jakarta jail in the early hours of Tuesday morning. National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Anton Charliyan said that the police were creating special teams to […]
6:17 pm April 1, 2015 | 4 Comments
The State Administrative Court on Wednesday temporarily suspended the Justice Ministry’s decision to endorse a pro-government faction inside the Golkar Party until the court makes its final ruling.
5:32 pm April 1, 2015 | 4 Comments
Tirta Wahana Bali Internasional, or TWBI, a property developer owned by tycoon Tommy Winata’s Artha Graha business group, last week met with the Banyuwangi government to discuss a sand mining plan for the controversial development project at Benoa Bay in southern Bali.
5:05 pm April 1, 2015 | 6 Comments
Vice President Jusuf Kalla insists on an apology from Suryadharma Ali, former Religious Affairs minister, and his lawyer for implying that the vice president had a similarly dirty hand when it comes to privileges to perform the hajj.
4:28 pm April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment
The Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court on Wednesday sentenced a subcontractor involved in the construction of the graft-ridden Hambalang Sport Center to six years' imprisonment.
3:48 pm April 1, 2015 | No Comment
The Ethics Council of the House of Representatives, or DPR, summoned West Kalimantan police chief, Brig. Gen. Arief Sulistyo, to clarify an ongoing graft investigation into two legislators.
1:55 pm April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment
Coordinating Minister of Defense, Politics and Legal Affairs, Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno emphasized on Wednesday that the government's move to ban 19 Islamic news sites was a curb on radicalism rather than an attack on free speech.
12:54 pm April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment
Senior members of Joko Widodo's cabinet arrived at the House of Representatives on Wednesday for a provisional meeting with lawmakers over the president's decision to drop Budi Gunawan as his nomination for the archipelago's next police chief.
12:14 pm April 1, 2015 | 2 Comments
Jakarta. The court hearing the appeals of two Australian death row convicts will announce a verdict next Monday, one of the judges determining the case said on Wednesday. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are among a group of 10 prisoners, mostly foreigners, facing imminent execution for drug offenses after President Joko Widodo rejected their pleas for […]
1:00 am April 1, 2015 | 10 Comments
The Jakarta government will suspend two education officials named as suspects by police for their involvement in the irregular procurement of uninterruptible power supply devices to schools across the capital last year.
11:42 pm March 31, 2015 | 2 Comments
The government will send more officials to help evacuate the more than 4,000 Indonesians residing in Yemen as Saudi-led forces continue to launch attacks against Shiite rebels in the gulf state.