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President Jokowi Signs Law Rewarding Corruption Informants up to Rp200 Million

The administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed a regulation to give informants financial rewards for blowing the whistle on corruption. The new...

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Australia Urges Free Trade Partnership to Include Education

As part of the free trade deal that both countries are banking on finalising within the year, Australia urges the inclusion of the education sector, with the Land Down...

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Australia Finally Apologizes over Defence Fracas

Australia’s Army Chief Lieutenant General Angus Campbell apologised for “sensitive and painful” teaching materials at an Australian military base, promised strict...

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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.

Education Ministry to Consolidate Social Aid Data

The Ministry of Education and Culture has been assigned to distribute Smart Indonesia Cards (also known as KIP) to disadvantaged students.

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Jokowi Graces New Yogyakarta Int’l Airport Inauguration

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the New Yogyakarta International Airport will be formally held on Monday, January 23, with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo gracing the...

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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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Foreign Diplomats Submit Credentials, Start Official Indonesian Duties

Eight new foreign ambassadors submitted their letters of credentials to President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo today, January 12, at the State Palace in Jakarta, which will...

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Jokowi: I Want Foreigners to Run Some of Indonesia’s State-Owned Enterprises

With reports on Chinese workers coming to Indonesia and taking work from locals feeding an already anti-foreigner sentiment among some businesses, President Joko Widodo...

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Jokowi Graces Inauguration of  North Sulawesi, South Sumatra Power Plants

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo graced the inauguration of the new power plant at the Minahasa geothermal power station at North Sulawesi as well as the additional...

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‘Chili Conspiracy’ Rouses China-Indonesia Conflict

Leaders and officers at the Chinese embassy in Indonesia were alarmed by media reports of China allegedly using a ‘biological weapon’ against Indonesia, when...

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Police Thwarts Militant Group’s Bombing Attack on Jakarta

Jakarta Police arrested four suspected Islamic militants and safely detonated a bomb on the outskirts of Jakarta last week, December 10. The group was believed to be...

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Attorney General to Prioritize Drug Criminals in Next Round of Executions

While President Jokowi has mentioned the government’s move in the direction of abolishing the death penalty, Indonesia’s Attorney General HM Prasetyo is firm about...

Indonesia to Make Starting a Business Easier, But Experts Remain Sceptical

The Indonesian government looks to slash the number of days it takes to start a business from 47 days down to 10. But experts and analysts remain cautious.    ...