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Wedding Ceremony of President’s Daughter Continues Despite Planned Attack by Militant Extremist

The wedding of President Joko Widodo’s only daughter Kahiyang Ayu has proceeded as planned despite a planned attack on the ceremony, which has been foiled by the...

Helping the Evacuees from Bali’s Mount Agung

Assistance comes in many forms for the evacuees from Mount Agung in northeastern Bali. The Indonesian government, local non-profit organizations such as Aksi Cepat...

Government Set to Propose Bill to Allow Foreigners to Own Property

The Indonesian government is set to propose a new provision in a land bill that will allow foreigners to own properties under the right-to-build category (HGB)....

Jokowi Sends Minister to Meet Myanmar Government over Rohingya Violence

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi flew to Myanmar on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 3, at the instruction of President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to meet with the Myanmar government...

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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...

Jokowi Rocks Out at We The Fest

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, who is well-known for his love of metal and punk music, made a surprise appearance this weekend at We The Fest dance festival at JI...

Barack Obama and 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...

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...

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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