4:28 pm August 1, 2015 | No Comment
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a three-day state visit to Indonesia, discussed intelligence sharing about the Islamic State movement as well as greater economic and defense cooperation between the two nations.
3:35 pm July 29, 2015 | 6 Comments
New requirements applied to this year's regional elections could pave the way for the emergence of "puppet candidates" who run merely to boost the profile of other candidates.
8:38 pm July 27, 2015 | 20 Comments
Jakarta. President Joko Widodo asked Britain to diversify its businesses in Indonesia and lower import duties for Indonesian products entering the United Kingdom during his bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Jakarta on Monday. Joko told Cameron he welcomed Britain’s increased investments in Indonesia, which rose 34 percent last year, but added he wished […]
4:19 pm July 24, 2015 | No Comment
The regional elections planned for later this year are proving troublesome for many of the country's political parties, with a massive regulation overhaul that was only recently approved leaving election officials scrambling meet deadlines.
5:24 pm July 23, 2015 | 11 Comments
A senior official with the Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, says the party is willing to back Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama for another term — despite the straight-talking governor leaving the party in protest.
8:04 pm July 21, 2015 | 1 Comment
Indonesia's legal frameworks fail to enforce transparency in the use of public funding for electoral campaigns by political parties, while abuses are rampant and remain unaddressed due to the limited authority of oversight bodies -- a new study has found.
4:38 pm July 14, 2015 | 15 Comments
The government will attempt to persuade controversial Judge Sarpin Rizaldi to withdraw defamation proceedings against two members of the Judicial Commission, but police say they will press on with charges.
8:27 pm July 13, 2015 | 14 Comments
The State Intelligence Agency will increase the number of its agents around the country to anticipate potential conflicts from the upcoming regional head elections, Indonesia's new spy chief says.
4:17 pm July 12, 2015 | 23 Comments
The most corrupt party in Indonesia has denied ordering one of its members to press a criminal complaint against the investigative news magazine Tempo over an explosive allegation that one of its top politicians engineered a plot to criminalize national antigraft commissioners.
5:21 pm July 10, 2015 | 33 Comments
Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has quashed a prohibition against serious criminal offenders running for public office, just a day after removing a similar electoral restriction meant to prevent the formation of political dynasties.
8:15 pm July 9, 2015 | 33 Comments
In the strongest signal yet that a cabinet reshuffle is imminent, President Joko Widodo has revealed that he is looking for the right figures to fill key government posts.
2:20 pm July 9, 2015 | 3 Comments
Regional Indonesian leaders are withholding nearly $20 billion of government funds, including money for social assistance programs, while they wait for the start of election campaigns in August, palace officials said on Thursday.
5:27 pm July 8, 2015 | 31 Comments
The Constitutional Court has come under heavy criticism after it revoked a provision in the Regional Elections Law that is meant to prevent the formation of political dynasties.
3:44 pm July 8, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. President Joko Widodo on Wednesday inaugurated Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo as chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces, or TNI, and former Jakarta governor Sutiyoso to lead the State Intelligence Agency, or BIN. Gatot, a former army chief of staff, was appointed to replace Gen. Moeldoko, while Sutiyoso replaces Marciano Norman at the BIN. Joko’s picks for the […]