11:46 am October 1, 2014 | No Comment
Five politicians elected to Indonesia's House of Representatives were barred from inauguration on Wednesday due to involvement in unresolved corruption cases.
9:47 am October 1, 2014 | No Comment
Prabowo Subianto’s coalition of seven parties has confounded expectations by holding together after his July election defeat, supported by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democrat party. With a majority in parliament, his lawmakers have passed rules that scrap direct regional elections, weaken the influence of President-elect Joko Widodo’s party and limit the ability of the anti-graft body to pursue legislators.
9:32 am October 1, 2014 | No Comment
Incoming Indonesian president Joko Widodo is trying to manage the expectations of his supporters and investors as an opposition-dominated legislature likely to obstruct his ambitious reform program convenes on Wednesday.
12:05 am October 1, 2014 | No Comment
With two recent laws passed which might work against the effectiveness of his incoming administration, President-elect Joko Widodo has little choice but to make political compromises and expand his ruling coalition, supporters and analysts say.
9:50 pm September 30, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesian women who were unlawfully detained and tortured in the government’s crackdown on communist sympathizers say all they want in their twilight years is recognition from the state of their plight and their innocence
8:49 pm September 30, 2014 | No Comment
The Jakarta City Council (DPRD) on Tuesday approved Joko Widodo's request to resign as governor of the capital, ahead of his inauguration as president of Indonesia on Oct. 20.
6:30 pm September 30, 2014 | No Comment
Following the Constitutional Court's rejection of a judicial review of the controversial Law on Legislative Bodies, the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party has put forward its deputy chairman, Fadli Zon, to fill the post of speaker of the new House of Representatives.
5:55 pm September 30, 2014 | No Comment
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday said he will soon issue a presidential regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) that would override the recently passed and hotly contested regional elections law.
4:20 pm September 30, 2014 | No Comment
Constitutional Court chief justice Hamdan Zoelva has committed an ethical violation by discussing a recently passed law which scraps direct elections with the president, a legal watchdog says.