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Amnesty International Slams Duterte-Inspired War on Drugs

International human rights body Amnesty has criticized Indonesia’s war on drugs rolled out this year, saying extrajudicial deaths of suspects have skyrocketed...

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Obama, Jokowi Dine On Bakso In Bogor

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and former US president Barack Obama met Friday, June 30, for lunch in Bogor to mark the end of the Obama family’s ten-day holiday...

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Pancasila Promotion Group Inaugurated Amid Intolerance Fears

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has confirmed the members for his Pancasila working group initiative, which will promote the values underpinning the state’s...

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Government To Launch KA Trans Papua Rail Project

In line with plans to develop infrastructure in Indonesia’s more remote regions, the government is set to construct a railway connecting Papua.

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Foreign Investment Welcome, Jokowi Tells Beijing Forum

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has once again taken to the world’s stage, touting Indonesia as an attractive hub for foreign investment. During his address at the...

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E-KTP: One Identification Card, Big-time Corruption

Back in October, Fikrul Hanif, a history professor at a teacher’s college in Padang, West Sumatra, trudged to his local district office to renew his resident ID. He...

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Tensions Rise as Freeport-Indonesia Mining Dispute May Go to Court

Tensions arise as Freeport and Indonesia both show no signs of backing down. Here's what you need to know about the dispute if the case goes to arbitration.

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Minister Pandjaitan Defends Jokowi’s Aim to Have ‘Bules’ Running State-Owned Enterprises

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan expressed his agreement with President Jokowi pushing to have foreigners taking charge of some of the...

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Jokowi’s Signature Free-Visa Policy Up For Review

Jokowi's free-visa policy is up for review; and although the signature policy is meant to increase tourism, some think it only increased illegal workers.

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Government Blocks Unreliable News Portals, Sets Up Cyber Agency

Samuel A. Pangerapan, director general for the Ministry of Applications and Information, told reporters that news portals with non-credible sources and information,...

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Cops Nab ‘Jokowi Undercover’ Author for Slander Against Jokowi

Bambang Tri Mulyono, who has been accused of slandering Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo in his book ‘Jokowi Undercover,’ is now in the hands of police...

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Fake News Now a Security Priority in Indonesia

The flood of fake news in Indonesia is severe enough to make it a top security priority in 2017, along with terrorism.

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China Is Third Biggest Foreign Investor in Indonesia

China continues to be one of the biggest economic contributors of Indonesia, pouring in more millions than the United States.   President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s...

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Indonesia, Australia to Work Together on Improving Agriculture, Climate Change

Australia and Indonesia are committed to strengthening their ties to include better trade and reduction of carbon emissions.

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