3:41 pm June 30, 2015 | No Comment
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 | 16 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.
8:28 pm June 22, 2015 | 25 Comments
Human rights activists and legal experts have again called on President Joko Widodo to halt the execution of drug traffickers, following the rejection of a French national’s last-ditch appeal against the death sentence on Monday.
6:03 pm June 22, 2015 | 13 Comments
Former state-owned enterprises minister Dahlan Iskan is at the center of a fifth graft investigation the National Police revealed on Monday, this time related to diesel procurement for a number of power plants in North Sumatra and East Java.
10:18 am June 21, 2015 | 9 Comments
Indonesian companies are shedding jobs as they grapple with the weakest economic growth in six years, adding to the troubles facing President Joko Widodo, who was elected last year on pledges to dig the country out of a rut.
1:23 am June 21, 2015 | 10 Comments
The incoming head of Indonesia's intelligence body has admitted that his appointment was a political favor from President Joko Widodo, who his party endorsed in last year's election.
12:23 am June 19, 2015 | 17 Comments
A bill submitted to parliament and aimed at defanging the national antigraft commission has served to highlight the growing rift between President Joko Widodo and his political backers.
5:54 pm June 18, 2015 | 16 Comments
Sydney/Jakarta. The future of Indonesian-Australian relations have plunged in to a labyrinth of uncertainty as allegations of Australian misconduct in handling asylum seekers prompts international relations experts to call for new methods of engagement between the neighboring countries. Last week, allegations surfaced that Australian authorities had paid people-smuggling boats carrying asylum seekers to turn their ships […]