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Two Teens Killed in Depok Car Crash

26 October 2014

Jakarta. The Jakarta Police said on Friday that a teenage male who was killed as he crashed his car into a road separator in Depok, West Java, on Thursday night was probably sleepy. The crash also killed the driver’s friend, Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said in Jakarta on Friday. Rikwanto added that police […]

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Meet Indonesia's New First Family

26 October 2014

Meet Indonesia's New First Family During a lighthearted press conference outside the Jakarta governor's house on Monday morning, reporters quizzed the soon-to-be president — flanked by his wife and children — about facets of domestic life ordinarily left unexamined: How did you sleep? Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Globe (blog)

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Cabinet Announcement Still Elusive but State Palace Targets Monday Inauguration

26 October 2014

Jakarta. The composition of Indonesia’s next cabinet under the presidency of Joko Widodo was still uncertain on Saturday after several days of media speculation and scrutiny of candidates’ financial records by Indonesia’s antigraft agency. Vice President Jusuf Kalla told reporters on Friday that the announcement was imminent, and committed to a Monday inauguration day for the […]

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The Jakarta Globe’s Top Stories in the Week Through Oct. 25

26 October 2014

Jakarta. Joko Widodo’s presidential inauguration topped the most-viewed stories in the past week at the Jakarta Globe. A brief profile about the First Family and how people took to social media to express their views about the inauguration were the week’s top stories on the website. Opinion pieces including Desi Anwar’s column about Joko as […]

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Constitutional Court Rejects Judicial Review of Regional Elections Law

26 October 2014

Jakarta. The Constitutional Court rejected on Thursday a judicial review of the controversial regional elections law on account of a presidential decree rushed out by former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. “The court doesn’t consider the legal standing of the application and the request for review,” Constitutional Court Chief Justice Hamdan Zoelva said, as quoted by the state-run […]

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Islamic Fundamentalism Workshop Banned by Police After Threats by Islamic Fundamentalists

26 October 2014

Jakarta. Yogyakarta Police banned a media literacy workshop about Islamic fundamentalism scheduled to be held on Friday morning after threats were circulated by an Islamic fundamentalist group. “Police asked the committee to cancel the workshop three days ago,” the director of the Islamic and Social Study Institute (LKIS), Hairus Salim, told the Jakarta Globe on Friday. […]

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Kopassus TNI AD should become world’s best elite force

26 October 2014

The Indonesian Army’s Special Forces Command (Kopassus TNI AD) should become the best elite force in the world, stated Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army, General Gatot Nurmantyo. “Kopassus TNI AD must improve its … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Indonesia faces potential Ebola threat

26 October 2014

The Ebola virus can potentially enter Indonesia through its numerous unofficial ports, stated Indonesian Medical Associations former chairman Kartono Mohammad. “Ebola virus is likely to enter Indonesia through numerous … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Prabowo Subianto, right, talks with Golkar Party chief Aburizal Bakrie during a TV appearance in Jakarta on July 9, 2014. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

Bakrie Visits Kalla to Invite VP to a Golkar Party

26 October 2014

  Jakarta. Jusuf Kalla received chairman Aburizal Bakrie of the opposition Golkar Party in his office in Jakarta on Friday afternoon, with Bakrie saying he wanted to invite the vice president to a reception. Bakrie was accompanied by senior Golkar politician Fuad Mansyur. The three engaged in a closed meeting. After the meeting, Bakrie told […]

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Police Bust Crystal Meth Ring at Cipinang Prison

25 October 2014

Police Bust Crystal Meth Ring at Cipinang Prison Jakarta. Police say they have arrested three men — including a prison guard — involved in an operation to supply large amounts of crystal methamphetamine to Cipinang Prison. The drug ring was exposed on Sunday, after a plan to pick up one kilogram of … Full News here […]

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VP Jusuf Kalla denies halt in government`s administrative functioning

25 October 2014

Indonesias Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) denied claims that the delayed announcement of the ministerial candidates by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo affected the governments administrative functioning. “It (the delay) … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jokowi will not select presidential spokesman

25 October 2014

New President of Indonesia Joko Widodo or Jokowi has decided not to choose a presidential spokesman as his predecessors did, according to the former deputy of the Jokowi-JK Transition Team, Andi Widjajanto.”It seems that the … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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President Jokowi to hold first cabinet meeting on Monday

25 October 2014

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, is set to hold the first cabinet meeting after the inauguration of his ministries on Monday to fulfill his campaign pledges.”The president wants to hold the first … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Thousands hold dzikr rituals to welcome Islamic New Year

25 October 2014

Thousands of residents of the provincial capital of Medan City, North Sumatra, flocked to Merdeka Square for prayers to welcome the Muharram 1, Islamic New Year 1436 Hegira. During the commemoration, the government of … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Islamic figure Syafii Maarif praises Jokowi`s cabinet formation moves

25 October 2014

President Joko Widodos decision to involve the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Financial Transactions Analysis and Reports Center (PPATK) in the formation of his cabinet was praised by a respected Islamic … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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