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Soekarno-Hatta adds more CCTV

25 July 2014

Twenty additional security cameras have been installed at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, increasing the security of passengers traveling home for Idul Fitri. State-owned airport management company PT Angkasa Pura II senior general manager Bram Bharoto Tjiptadi said that before the installation of the additional cameras, the airport had 884 cameras, according to tribunnews.com. Further, most of […]

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PDI-P files lawsuit MD3 Law with Constitutional Court

25 July 2014

The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle’s (PDI-P) legal team filed a lawsuit over the newly-passed Legislative Institution Law, known as MD3, with the Constitutional Court on Thursday. The party’s head of law and human rights division, Trimedya Panjaitan, said it seemed that pressure had been applied for the immediate ratification of the law. “The House […]

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Rupiah falls to 11,560 per dollar on Thursday afternoon

25 July 2014

The rupiah, traded among banks in Jakarta on Thursday afternoon, depreciated by 53 basis points to 11,560 per dollar, down from the previous 11,507 per dollar. “The rupiah rate against the US dollar is declining as presidential election euphoria starts to dissipate. Externally, the US dollar is strengthening against the majority of global currencies,” Monex […]

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Threat leads Jakarta military commander to close in on

24 July 2014

Threat leads Jakarta military commander to close in on After reports that the City Hall received a bomb threat, Jakarta Military Commander Maj. Gen. TNI Mulyono decided late on Tuesday to get directly involved in the security of president-elect and Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. Mulyono came to the … Full News here – Read more […]

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Rupiah falls to 11,560 per dollar on Thursday afternoon

24 July 2014

The rupiah, traded among banks in Jakarta on Thursday afternoon, depreciated by 53 basis points to 11,560 per dollar, down from the previous 11,507 per dollar. “The rupiah rate against the US dollar is declining as presidential election euphoria starts to dissipate. Externally, the US dollar is strengthening against the majority of global currencies,” Monex […]

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The Battle Against Child Abuse in Indonesia’s Homes, Schools a Collective Effort

24 July 2014

Thirteen-year old Tedi, a junior high school student in the village of Tobelo on the Maluku Island’s North Halmahera, could not help but notice the alarmingly common practice of physical abuse toward children happening within school areas, regardless the mistake made by its students. “Why should children be victims of abuse?” he asked during an […]

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Obama congratulates Joko Widodo as Indonesian president-elect

24 July 2014

US President Barack Obama congratulated Indonesias President-elect Joko Widodo during a telephone conference a day after the countrys Election Commission announced the winner of the 2014 presidential election on Tuesday (July 22). Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Hatta Rajasa continues his silence

24 July 2014

Hatta Rajasa, the running mate of Prabowo Subianto, continued to remain silent until Thursday following Prabowos declaration to reject the July 9 presidential election and withdraw from the remaining election process two days ago. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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The Constitutional Court (MK) at work in Central Jakarta on July 23, 2014. (Antara Photo/Muhammad Adimaja)

Constitutional Court With Corruption-Tainted Past Looms as Vote Judge

24 July 2014

An attempt by ex-general Prabowo Subianto to overturn the Indonesian vote that elevated Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo to the presidency is set to hinge on nine justices in a test of the highest court for election matters. Prabowo’s lawyer said the Suharto-era commando will file a suit with the Constitutional Court tomorrow questioning the validity […]

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Police to question Jokowi about Obor Rakyat`s case

24 July 2014

The police will question President-elect Joko Widodo (Jokowi) as a witness in the defamation case against Obor Rakyat tabloid after Idul Fitri holiday, Jokowis lawyer Teguh Samudera said here on Thursday. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Singaporean PM calls Joko wWdodo on presidential election victory

24 July 2014

Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong called Indonesias President-elect Joko Widodo using a hot line to congratulate him on winning the 2014 presidential election. Prime Minister Lee and Joko Widodo acknowledged the deep and close ties that Singapore and Indonesia have developed over … Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Jokowi expected to enhance RI-Malaysia cooperation

24 July 2014

The newly elected President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is expected to strengthen the already sound relations with Malaysia and to extend cooperation with the country in numerous fields, stated Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Herman Prayitno. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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200 security personnel secure Gambir Station for Idul Fitri getaways

24 July 2014

200 security personnel secure Gambir Station for Idul Fitri getaways At least 200 personnel from the National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) have been deployed to provide security at Gambir Station in Central Jakarta in the lead-up to and during Idul Fitri, from July 21 to Aug. 5. Didi Surya, commander of … Full […]

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Police praises public order during elections

24 July 2014

Officials of the National Police (Polri) praised the publics participation in maintaining order during the 2014 presidential election. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Rupiah weakens to 11,543 per dollar on Thursday morning

24 July 2014

The rupiah traded among banks in Jakarta weakened on Thursday morning by 36 points to 11,543 per US dollar, down from 11,507 per dollar the previous day. “Speculation regarding the possible increase of the US’ benchmark interest rate has limited the rupiah’s movement in the market,” PT Platon Niaga Berjangka analyst Lukman Leong said in […]

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