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Lawmakers Urged to Revise Problematic Protection Bill

28 August 2014

Jakarta. Activists are criticizing lawmakers for their lack of support for witnesses, saying they have failed to touch on crucial matters that would provide maximum protection in the witness protection draft bill, which is being deliberated at Commission III of the House of Representatives. The law on the protection of witnesses and victims, which is […]

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AI calls on Yudhoyono to save RI national from death row

28 August 2014

Global rights organization Amnesty International (AI) is urging President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to call on the Saudi Arabian authorities to postpone the execution of Siti Zainab binti Duhri Rupa, an Indonesian migrant worker on death row. AI said it had sent a letter to Yudhoyono to convey its response to information that Siti Zainab would […]

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Jokowi-Kalla urged to strengthen migrant worker protection

28 August 2014

Migrant Aid Indonesia executive director M.Kholili has urged the president and vice president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla to create a policy to strengthen the protection of Indonesian migrant workers. “The Jokowi-Kalla government needs a policy that protects migrant workers, starting from the recruitment process, while they are in their work places, and until […]

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Densus 88 Arrests Terror Suspect in Serang

28 August 2014

Densus 88 Arrests Terror Suspect in Serang “We arrested this morning at 9 a.m. a fugitive named Hamzah Boim,” a source within the National Police told the Jakarta Globe. “The perpetrator is a fugitive of Aceh military training in 2010 and the Bank CIMB Niaga robbery in Medan [in August of the … Full News […]

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The most important thing about democracy is the process: Experts

28 August 2014

In light of the public’s responsiveness and shifting cultural barriers caused by this year’s elections, political experts and analysts agreed on Wednesday that Indonesia had become a central democratic nation. Center for Policy Studies and Strategic Advocacy (CPSSA) chairman Agus Widjojo noted that the April 9 legislative election and July 9 presidential election ran smoothly […]

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Convicted terrorist Abu Tholut denounces ISIL

28 August 2014

Convicted terrorist Abu Tholut, alias Mustofa, alias Imron, who is currently serving eight years in prison for terrorist activities, denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Wednesday. Speaking from his prison in Kedungpane, Semarang, Central Java, Abu Tholut said that he discovered the international terrorist organization six months ago and saw […]

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Security tightened for Yudhoyono-Jokowi meeting

28 August 2014

Security officials from the National Defense Forces (TNI) and National Police (Polri) have secured the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) where President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Film festival to draw eyes to Indonesia

27 August 2014

The upcoming Indonesian film festival in Los Angeles, the US, is expected to be an eye-opener for world filmmakers regarding Indonesia’s rich talent and creative industry. Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu expressed hope that the festival, known as the Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival (LAIFF), would bring about production cooperation between Indonesian […]

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Defense minister unveils Indonesian tombak-629 craft

27 August 2014

The minister of Defense, Purnomo Yusgiantoro, unveiled the 60 meter long Kapal Cepat Rudal (KCR), a fast attack missile boat, named Tombak-629, manufactured by PT PAL Indonesia (Persero) to support security and defense … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jokowi meets SBY in Bali

27 August 2014

President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo held a meeting with outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Bali on Wednesday. The leaders’ meeting was conducted in a closed room at The Laguna Resort and Spa in Nusa Dua. Before the meeting, Yudhoyono was seen entering the room with Cabinet secretary Sudi Silalahi, Education Minister Muhammad Nuh, Coordinating Economic […]

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Joko Widodo will be inaugurated in October as Indonesia

Jokowi to Announce Cabinet in Early October

27 August 2014

Jakarta. Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will announce his cabinet team in early October, according to a senior adviser to the president-elect, as he steps up preparations to become the next leader of the world’s third largest democracy. All eyes are on Joko’s choices to head the main economic ministries, who will inherit problems in Southeast Asia’s […]

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Yudhoyono to hear more from president-elect

27 August 2014

President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono stated that he will hear more from president-elect Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the meeting in the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Wednesday evening.”I will hear more about any issue that Pak … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Pertamina Lifts Daily Subsidized Fuel Quota

27 August 2014

Jakarta. State energy company Pertamina lifted daily quotas on purchases of diesel and gasoline late on Tuesday, eight days after being implemented, in a move to eliminate long lines of customers buying fuel at stations. “Considering the situation, Pertamina, starting tonight, decided to normalize the distribution of subsidized fuel so that there will be no […]

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President to listen more from Jokowi

27 August 2014

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono stated that he will listen more from president-elect Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, during their meeting in Bali on Wednesday evening. “During the meeting, I will listen more from … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jokowi Urges Joint Action in Subsidized Fuel Price Increase

27 August 2014

Jokowi Urges Joint Action in Subsidized Fuel Price Increase Jakarta. President-elect Joko Widodo hopes to share the heavy burden of raising the price of subsidized fuel — a sensitive issue plaguing nearly every Indonesian president — with the outgoing administration, according to Joko's advisors. “If we could … Full News here – Read more on […]

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