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Police Officers Banned from Making “Political” Hand Gestures on Photos

As the presidential election draws near and has begun to divide the nation, Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Idham Azis has called on his subordinates to maintain...

Indonesia Passes Law Against Criticism of Politicians

The Indonesian House of Representatives has quietly passed a new legislation: the revised Law on Representative Assemblies, also known as the MD3 Law. Critics say 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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President Jokowi Responds to Sylviana’s Graft Defense

President Jokowi responds to implications of involvement in the Jakarta Scout Movement graft case.

Megawati Sukarnoputri

Megawati Backs Ahok-Djarot in Jakarta Gubernatorial Race

Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri has officially confirmed she will be campaigning for the incumbent Jakarta governor...

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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...

Fake News Indonesia

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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House Ends Sitting Session with Targets Unmet

The House of Representatives recently concluded a month-long sitting session, where two bills were passed into laws and leaving 40 others delayed.

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Blasphemy Case Could Have Ahok Temporarily Dismissed

With the ongoing trial that Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama is involved with for being a suspect in a blasphemy case, the Home Affairs Ministry may...

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Malaysian PM Asks Indonesians to Protest Myanmar’s Treatment of Rohingya

Earlier last week, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak urged Indonesians to come together and fight not only against Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama...

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Police Arrests Group for Suspected Treason Against Jokowi

Indonesian police nabbed a group of eight people for suspected treason in raids carried out a few hours before the national protest against Jakarta’s Christian...

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Police Plans to Move Ahok’s Trial to East Jakarta for Security Purposes

After announcements of the expedited blasphemy trial against Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama to start Tuesday, December 13, National Police Chief Tito...

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Ahok’s Blasphemy Trial Will Be Opened to the Public and Media

The ensuing drama on Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama on his alleged blasphemy against Islam and the consequent mass protests against him has been in...

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FPI Leader Sues Ahok to Cover Private Investigation Costs

Ahok is embroiled in a legal battle, as his blasphemy trial takes centre stage. As if that wasn’t enough, he also has to cope with a civil lawsuit from the secretary...