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.
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.
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.
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.
11:01 pm March 31, 2015 | 2 Comments
The South Jakarta District Court on Tuesday heard a pretrial motion filed by former religious minister Suryadharma Ali against the national antigraft agency — the second such move by a corruption suspect in an effort to dispute his suspect status.
4:55 pm March 31, 2015 | 2 Comments
The National Police have summoned a leader of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in their investigation of Denny Indrayana, which concerns a graft case from his time as deputy minister for justice and human rights.
3:38 pm March 31, 2015 | 7 Comments
Commission I in House of Representatives, or DPR, says it will summon Communication and Information Technology Minister Rudiantara to explain the government's decision to block access to 19 websites believed to have spread radical Islamic ideology.
8:09 am March 31, 2015 | 20 Comments
The military has vowed to wage war on followers of the extremist Islamic State group in Indonesia, amid a new survey that shows that one in every 14 high-school students in Jakarta and Bandung, West Java, sympathizes with the movement.
4:00 am March 31, 2015 | 15 Comments
Megawati Soekarnoputri is slated to continue as chairwoman of the country’s biggest political party for a fifth consecutive term despite strong public demand for a new brand of leadership.
10:45 pm March 30, 2015 | 6 Comments
The rift inside the Golkar Party reached a new height on Monday with the party’s House of Representatives, or DPR, caucus office turning into a dramatic scene.
6:00 pm March 30, 2015 | 15 Comments
Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has violated the law and the prevailing code of ethics by overruling the City Council in the dispute over Jakarta's 2015 budget, an inquiry committee formed by the council declared on Monday.
11:25 pm March 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
President Joko Widodo returns home from his trip to Japan and China with more tokens from the latter, raising question as to how this will influence Indonesia’s geopolitical stance in the region and whether it will gravitate more toward China.
9:10 pm March 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
About 200 laborers staged a protest at Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta on Sunday, but Vice President Jusuf Kalla says the government's decision to increase the price of subsidized fuel over the weekend was necessary for national development.
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