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Jakarta to merge elementary schools to save cash

23 September 2014

The Jakarta Education Agency head Lasro Marbun has said his agency will merge 685 elementary schools across the capital in a bid to cut the city’s education costs. He said that the merger scheme would reduce the number of elementary schools from 2,113 to 1,428. The merger process will be carried out in stages from […]

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Indonesia legislators travel abroad on businessman`s money, court told

23 September 2014

Sabillilah Ardie, the special staff of the minister in charge of backward areas told the court the director of PT Papua Indah Perkasa Teddi Renyut paid for the cost of a number of politicians traveling abroad. “They … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Asian Games set to be awarded to Jakarta – but in 2018 not 2019

22 September 2014

Asian Games set to be awarded to Jakarta – but in 2018 not 2019 Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has said Indonesia will host the Asian Games in 2018 Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has said Indonesia will step in and host the next edition of the […]

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Graceful arrival: Medal ceremony girls arrive at the Namdong Gymnasium for the victory ceremony of the women

‘Medal Ceremony Girls’ take up Korea beauty battle

22 September 2014

Better looking: Medal ceremony girls wait during the medal ceremony at the Namdong Gymnasium of the women’s artistic gymnastics of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on Monday. (AFP/ Indranil Mukherjee) North Korea has its “Army of Beauties”, but the rival South is fighting back at the Asian Games with its “Medal Ceremony Girls”. Many […]

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Coalition of Indonesian women file petition to reject indirect elections

22 September 2014

The Coalition of Indonesian Women (KPI) has filed a petition in the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) urging lawmakers to reject indirect elections. “Indirect elections will result in women not … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) rally on the streets in Jakarta in this file photo taken on July 30, 2011. (Reuters Photo/Supri)

Playing Down FPI Threat, Basuki Says He, Too, Rejects Hard-Line Group

22 September 2014

Jakarta. Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama of Jakarta has played down a threat by the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) to protest and reject his appointment as leader of the capital once Governor Joko Widodo assumes his presidential post in October. “I am fine with it. I, too, reject the FPI,” he told journalists at […]

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Palembang immigration to serve international Al-Qur`an recitation competition participants

22 September 2014

The staff members of the Immigration Office of Palembang, South Sumatra, are set to provide the best services to the participants of the International Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran (MTQ) or Al-Quran recitation competition, from … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Ousted United Development Party (PPP) chairman Suryadharma Ali. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

PPP Rift Widens as Graft Suspect Suryadharma Announces Rival Congress

22 September 2014

Jakarta. Two factions of the United Development Party (PPP), locked in a bitter leadership dispute, have both announced their intention to hold a congress in the party’s name. The PPP camp led by acting chairman Emron Pangkapi and deputy secretary general Isa Muhsin announced the party would hold a national working meeting this week to determine its commitment to Prabowo […]

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Dream Theater to rock Jakarta next month

22 September 2014

US progressive metal band Dream Theater is set to return to Jakarta for a concert at Lapangan D Senayan, Central Jakarta, on October 26 as part of their 2014 Along For the Ride tour. The event, which is promoted by Variant Entertainment, will be the 29-year-old band’s second concert in the capital city, after previously […]

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Plantation holding firm officially established: Dahlan

22 September 2014

State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan says a state-run plantation holding firm has been established after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the presidential decree (PP) on the holding firm on Sept. 18. “The PP was signed by the President last week before leaving for a number of countries for his state visit,” Dahlan told reporters in […]

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Four soldiers were injured in a violent incident between the Indonesian Military and the Indonesian National Police in Riau Island Province on Sept. 21.  (JG Photo/Dhana Kencana)

‘Clash’ Between TNI and Police Leaves 4 Soldiers Injured in Batam

22 September 2014

Jakarta. Four soldiers were rushed to hospital at the weekend after they were allegedly shot by police officers following a raid on a fuel storage facility in Riau Island province. Both the Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police are investigating the incident, however, details of the violent clash are still unclear. TNI spokesman Maj. Gen. Fuad Basya said on Monday […]

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22 September 2014

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View Point: Bringing out the beauties, not the beasts

22 September 2014

View Point: Bringing out the beauties, not the beasts Unfortunately we have also been reminded of the beasts, following reports of this week's strike of students “in solidarity” with 13 schoolmates expelled for bullying at the prestigious SMA 70 senior high school in South Jakarta — infamous for its … Full News here – Read […]

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Putting it briefly: 2014 Phuket ABG at Incheon

22 September 2014

INCHEON, South Korea: The ongoing Asian Games are being used by some members of the National Olympic Committee to promote their events. During the General Assembly meeting at Songdo Convesia, several booths had been set up spread the word about upcoming events. The booths were taken down when the assembly ended, but the organizers of […]

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Slaughtering poultry in villages to be banned in Jakarta next year

22 September 2014

Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said the city administration would ban people living in villages from slaughtering poultry by January next year. He said that such a regulation would be aimed at protecting residents from various diseases, such as the avian flu. He said he expected to face a public outcry because the […]

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