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Jokowi to Simplify Foreign Work Permits Process

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) wants to simplify foreign work permit process. The heads of the ministries involved in the procedure: the Minister of Law and Human...

Indonesia Joins Other Countries in Condemnation of Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

Indonesia President Joko Widodo has publicly criticised the announcement by US President Donald Trump who recently recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel....

Trump’s Indonesian Business Partner and Media Mogul to Support Jokowi in 2019 Election

Hary Tanoesoedibjo, an Indonesian media tycoon and business partner of United States President Donald Trump, said he has decided against running for presidency and will...

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...

Man Faces Six Years Prison for Posting Provocative Jokowi Memes

The police have arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly posting negative memes online that accused President Joko Widodo’s administration of being a pro-communist...

President Jokowi Beats Traffic by Walking to Military Event

It’s official. Indonesia’s notorious traffic takes a toll on absolutely everyone, even the President Jokowi! On Thursday, the people of Cilegon in Indonesia’s...

President Widodo Gives Rp7.2 Billion in Aid for Mount Agung Evacuees

President Joko Widodo has delivered humanitarian aid worth up to Rp 7.2 billion for the evacuees of the Mount Agung disaster, according to the State Palace. “The aid...

President Widodo Visits Singapore on 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Tie

President Joko Widodo is set to meet with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6-7, for the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’...

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...

Nationwide Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign Kicks Off

The Government of Indonesia kicked off its most ambitious immunization drive to date this week in Yogyakarta, with aims to vaccinate 35 million children in Java against...

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...

In the Name of the Fraudster

Indonesian media recently seized on the story of a gang that forged letters from President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to request financial support for his re-election bid...

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Is Jakarta Set To Lose Capital City Title In 2018?

Rumours of plans to move Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta to another city in Java or even another region have long swirled, but are the recent rumblings different?

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...