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  • Question of Ministers for Jokowi’s Cabinet Turns Into a Loaded Riddle

    President Joko Widodo will submit another list of ministerial candidates to antigraft investigators after almost a third of his original picks were flagged as corruption risks, a person familiar with the situation says.
  • First Family Now Under Public Scrutiny

    Observers commend the “down-to-earth, sincere” demeanor of Indonesia’s new first family, but nevertheless advise the children especially to watch their step as from now on they will continue to be under intense public scrutiny.
  • World, Meet Jokowi. Jokowi, the World.

    Joko Widodo’s English skills have come under question, with critics saying he lacks the fluency and ease of speech displayed by his rival in the presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, who lived overseas for much of his youth. But Joko looked nothing but relaxed and composed as he received the foreign dignitaries, seen sharing jokes and laughing with them in scenes broadcast live on local TV. He also spoke with them directly without the need for an interpreter — although he did stutter a lot.
  • Kalla Coolly Demands All Air-Conditioning Be Set at 25C

    Vice President Jusuf Kalla, no stranger to out-of-the-blue statements in his previous stint in the job, has declared that the air-conditioning at all office buildings — government and private — and shopping malls should be set at a uniform 25 degrees Celsius in a bid to cut electricity consumption.

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  • Question of Ministers for Jokowi’s Cabinet Turns Into a Loaded Riddle

    President Joko Widodo will submit another list of ministerial candidates to antigraft investigators after almost a third of his original picks were flagged as corruption risks, a person familiar with the situation says.
  • First Family Now Under Public Scrutiny

    Observers commend the “down-to-earth, sincere” demeanor of Indonesia’s new first family, but nevertheless advise the children especially to watch their step as from now on they will continue to be under intense public scrutiny.
  • World, Meet Jokowi. Jokowi, the World.

    Joko Widodo’s English skills have come under question, with critics saying he lacks the fluency and ease of speech displayed by his rival in the presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, who lived overseas for much of his youth. But Joko looked nothing but relaxed and composed as he received the foreign dignitaries, seen sharing jokes and laughing with them in scenes broadcast live on local TV. He also spoke with them directly without the need for an interpreter — although he did stutter a lot.
  • Kalla Coolly Demands All Air-Conditioning Be Set at 25C

    Vice President Jusuf Kalla, no stranger to out-of-the-blue statements in his previous stint in the job, has declared that the air-conditioning at all office buildings — government and private — and shopping malls should be set at a uniform 25 degrees Celsius in a bid to cut electricity consumption.

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