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President Joko Widodo Calls for Reinforcements as Tsunami Death Toll Rises Above 1,200

President Joko Widodo called for reinforcements in a desperate search for survivors of a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island, as the official death...

Campaign Season for Presidential and Legislative Elections Starts

Sunday marks the beginning of the campaign season for next April’s presidential and legislative elections. Some 187.1 million Indonesians are eligible to vote,...

Learning to Speak English with Indonesian’s Presidents

Sacha Stevenson’s Seleb English series exposes the funny consequences of learning English as a second language. In this episode, we hear the actual voices of...

President Jokowi on his speech on the terrorism law

Jokowi Demands House to Finish Revising Terrorism Law

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has demanded that the House of Representatives conclude the revision of the Terrorism Law immediately, or he would issue a...

Next Year’s Presidential Election May Only Be a One-Man Race

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s most likely contender for next year’s election, Prabowo Subianto, may not be able to assemble a viable coalition to be...

Jokowi’s Joke Gets Big Laughs During Speech At ASEAN Leaders Meeting

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo lightened the mood and earned some big laughs by dropping some millennial friendly pop culture references into one of his...

Metal Fan Jokowi Buys Back Limited-Edition Metallica Album From The State for Rp 11 million

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, known by the public as Jokowi, paid Rp 11 million out of his own pocket to reclaim a signed, limited-edition set of Metallica’s...

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...