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PPP ‘Burying Itself’ in Continuing Internal Battle Over Chairmanship

01 November 2014

Jakarta. The rift within the United Development Party, or PPP, reached new depths this week with a breakaway camp staging its own national convention in Jakarta. Former religious minister Suryadharma Ali has been fighting his dismissal from the party’s top position in September after he was named by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) as a […]

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Japan to open animation school in Indonesia

01 November 2014

Japan will open Kadokawa Contents Academy, a school to teach animation, in Indonesia next year, according to its CEO Tetsuya Koga. “This year we opened schools in Taiwan and Singapore, and we will open a school in … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Car makers brace for bumpy ride next year

01 November 2014

Indonesia’s car manufacturers may expect another year of hardship in 2015 as automobile sales prospects remain gloomy in the lead-up to an imminent fuel price hike and a lingering economic slowdown. The Association of the Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) forecast that sales of four-wheeled vehicles in the major Southeast Asian auto market would likely remain […]

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Presiden Joko Widodo menyalami warga ketika akan mengunjungi pengungsi erupsi Gunung Sinabung, Karo, Sumut, Rabu (29/10). Kunjungan Presiden Joko Widodo ke sejumlah lokasi pengungsian tersebut untuk melihat langsung kondisi pengungsi sekaligus memberi bantuan. ANTARA FOTO/Irsan Mulyadi/Rei/nz/14.

Jokowi Not Amused by Governing Coalition’s ‘Shadow House’

01 November 2014

[This story was first published at 2:27 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014] Jakarta. President Joko Widodo has expressed disappointment over his five-party coalition’s bid to appoint its own speaker and deputy speakers of the House of Representatives after it was shut out from the key posts by the majority opposition. “It would be much […]

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Prostitution goes online after Dolly closure

01 November 2014

Prostitution remains thriving in Surabaya, East Java, despite the closure of the Dolly red-light district, purportedly the biggest in Southeast Asia, as the industry has turned to the cyber world. “The girls are still available. If you want, I have nice ones,” said Iqbal, who pimps for customers in quiet areas around brothels that are […]

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Suryadharma proceeds with

01 November 2014

Suryadharma proceeds with “We are a country based on law, so we are sure that the current congress in Jakarta is legitimately in line with the party's regulations and the law,” Prabowo told reporters. Prabowo said he suspected that Yasonna could have made a mistake in issuing … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Defense expo aims for arms development

01 November 2014

The upcoming 2014 Indo Defence Expo and Forum, the country’s largest military equipment exhibition, was expected to be a forum to forge defense partnerships between global and local defense companies, a Defense Ministry official said. The ministry’s defense potential director general, Timbul Siahaan, said Friday that 56 countries and 700 foreign and local defense firms […]

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Indonesia inks oil deal with Angola

01 November 2014

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) forging an energy deal with the African nation of Angola. “This MoU between [state energy company] PT Pertamina and Angolan energy company Sonangol is the first official bilateral agreement of my government,” Jokowi said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com. The signing was attended […]

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Another suspect named in TransJakarta corruption case

01 November 2014

The Attorney Generals Office on Friday named another suspect in the alleged case of corruption in procuring packages I and II of articulated buses worth Rp150 billion for the TransJakarta Busway network in 2012. The … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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1,970 homes flooded in West Sumatra`s Solok district

01 November 2014

At least 1,970 homes in Solok district, Indonesia’s West Sumatra province, were flooded on Friday due to the overflowing of Batang Lembang river. The floods triggered by incessant downpours in the past two days forced … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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President wants concrete steps to rehabilitate Sinabung victims

01 November 2014

Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants concrete steps to expedite the rehabilitation of the victims of Mount Sinabungs eruption in North Sumatra and reconstruction of their damaged houses, a spokesman has said.”Mr President … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Chevron meets VP, asks for support in case

01 November 2014

Representatives of oil firm PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI), part of US giant Chevron, met with Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Friday, asking for the government’s support in its bioremediation case. The meeting was attended by CPI president director Albert Simanjuntak, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production president Melody Meyer, Chevron Indo Asia managing director […]

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RI, Dutch extend diplomatic training to 2016

31 October 2014

RI, Dutch extend diplomatic training to 2016 Up to 550 diplomats from the two countries have so far participated in the program,” said De Zwaan during the agreement signing ceremony in Jakarta on Thursday. Newly appointed Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi, an alumnus of the Clingendael-Foreign … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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RI, Rwanda vow to strengthen diplomatic and trade ties

31 October 2014

Rwandan president Paul Kagame met with Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Friday, discussing various issues related to trade, investment, cultural exchange and conflict resolution to strengthen bilateral ties between Indonesia and Rwanda. “We plan to improve our existing cooperation and forge new ties, particularly in trade and investment,” Kagame said on Friday, as quoted by […]

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RI, Rwanda vow to strengthen diplomatic and trade ties

31 October 2014

Rwandan president Paul Kagame met with Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Friday, discussing various issues related to trade, investment, cultural exchange and conflict resolution to strengthen bilateral ties between Indonesia and Rwanda. “We plan to improve our existing cooperation and forge new ties, particularly in trade and investment,” Kagame said on Friday, as quoted by […]

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