5:54 pm July 5, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. A new informal forum has attracted the world with its commitment to develop a trans-regional middle-power umbrella for cooperation in various fields after its parliamentary leaders conducted a meeting in South Korea recently. The forum called Mikta (which stands for Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia) was formed in September 2013 by the countries’ foreign […]
5:23 pm July 5, 2015 | 5 Comments
Government institutions on all levels still have plenty of work to do if they want to end religious intolerance in Indonesia, observers say in response to a new report on religious freedom released by the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM).
4:51 pm July 5, 2015 | 2 Comments
Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has named his loyalists as new members of his Democratic Party’s leadership boards, ousting the outspoken former speaker of the House of Representatives, Marzuki Alie, in the process.
5:24 pm July 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
The House of Representatives approved on Thursday six candidates to serve as Supreme Court justices.
5:58 am July 2, 2015 | 37 Comments
Exasperated by the performance of his economics team, Indonesia’s president has personally taken on the job of promoting Southeast Asia’s largest economy to skeptical investors, said palace officials and economists.
5:22 pm July 1, 2015 | 24 Comments
The admission of Indonesia into the Melanesian Spearhead Group last week has sparked concerns over the future of central government policy in the West Papua region, analysts say.
3:41 pm June 30, 2015 | 6 Comments
Jakarta. Several experts have urged President Joko Widodo to focus on his ministers’ performance instead of making rash decisions based on unconfirmed rumors, as reports of a minister mocking the president in public circulates. The said minister was reportedly commenting on the possibility of a cabinet reshuffle during which the minister supposedly said: “If I must be […]
4:37 pm June 28, 2015 | 8 Comments
The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P, kicked off a six-day training program for its regional head candidates ahead of local elections, which are scheduled to be held across the country at the end of the year.
6:45 pm June 26, 2015 | 17 Comments
The government appears to be seeking a compromise after rejecting the House of Representatives’ proposed pork barrel scheme, by increasing government subsidies to political parties by at least 900 percent.
4:34 pm June 25, 2015 | 11 Comments
Indonesia has been bumped up to an associate member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), while a pro-independence coalition from West Papua has been granted observer status.
3:55 pm June 25, 2015 | 15 Comments
Lawmakers fuming over President Joko Widodo’s decision to reject their proposed “aspirational funds" have played down criticism that the funds will be vulnerable to misuse and have accused the president of stymieing the program for political ends.
4:44 pm June 24, 2015 | 12 Comments
President Joko Widodo has rejected the controversial "aspiration funds" proposed by the legislators, an official announced on Wednesday, saying the scheme would "clash" with his vision.
6:28 pm June 23, 2015 | 3 Comments
The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, has called on the House of Representatives to ensure that the controversial "aspiration funds" that have been proposed by legislators are not misappropriated.
5:28 pm June 23, 2015 | 60 Comments
The submission of the bill to the House is seen by some as the latest effort by Joko’s party, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P, to undermine the KPK, which has prosecuted and jailed more PDI-P politicians than those from any other party throughout its 12-year history.