10:22 pm May 21, 2015 | 1 Comment
President Joko Widodo announced nine new members of the Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, selection committee on Thursday, all of whom are women.
6:03 pm May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. President Joko Widodo has instructed two of Indonesia’s most prominent political parties to settle internal rifts before upcoming regional elections. Teten Masduki, a member of the president’s communications team, said the president wanted the Golkar Party and the United Development Party, or PPP, to resolve their respective leadership disputes. Incumbent Aburizal Bakrie and his rival Agung […]
11:51 am May 21, 2015 | 2 Comments
The House of Representatives has threatened to use force to make Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said attend a hearing with legislators, after he failed to show up for a second time on Thursday.
9:02 am May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Activists have called for transparency and public scrutiny to play a part in the selection process of members of a committee responsible for the appointment of new leaders to Indonesia’s anti-graft body.
3:54 pm May 20, 2015 | No Comment
Legislators are likely to grill Indonesia’s energy minister about allegations that the previous administration thwarted attempts to clean up corruption in the country’s oil and gas sector, but insist that this will not be the focus of their meeting on Thursday.
9:13 am May 20, 2015 | 4 Comments
Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has chastised Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said for remarks suggesting the former president had intervened in attempts to reform Indonesia’s graft-tainted oil sector.
5:39 pm May 19, 2015 | 1 Comment
Yemen has asked Indonesia for humanitarian assistance as it struggles to respond to an increasingly dire situation at home.
4:00 pm May 19, 2015 | No Comment
The Ministry of Justice and the Golkar Party camp led by Agung Laksono have announced they will file separate appeals challenging a court ruling that handed tycoon Aburizal Bakrie control of Indonesia's oldest political party.
2:11 pm May 19, 2015 | 2 Comments
Former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has chastised Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said for remarks that suggested the former president had intervened in attempts to reform Indonesia's graft-tainted oil sector.
8:42 am May 19, 2015 | 8 Comments
A Jakarta court has issued the latest in a litany of verdicts to address the leadership dispute within the Golkar Party, Indonesia’s oldest political party, with the defeated camp vowing to continue its legal battle to win the bitter feud.
4:40 pm May 18, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Members of the People’s Consultative Assembly, or MPR, on Monday demanded President Joko Widodo address historic human rights abuses. “There have many human rights abuses, but we demand the ones mentioned in the truth and reconciliation bill to be solved first,” MPR Speaker Zulkifli Hasan said on Monday. Zulkifli said cases that must be prioritized […]
1:47 pm May 18, 2015 | No Comment
A leading Islamic party has continued to press the Indonesian government to aid hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who have been stranded at sea on overcrowded boats for months as authorities in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia continue to thwart their attempts to reach shore.
11:32 am May 18, 2015 | 3 Comments
Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has denied that he still receives a salary as a member of the House of Representatives, insisting that he resigned as a legislator when he was appointed to the cabinet last October.
11:12 am May 18, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesia’s release of five Papuan political prisoners earlier this month must be quickly followed by granting amnesty to political prisoners from neighboring Maluku province, activists say.