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Three people arrested on charges of shooting at police officer

Police officers in the West Nusa Tenggara province had arrested three people on charges of shooting at 2nd Inspector Hanafi on March 28. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Members of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI). (JG Photo/Dhana Kencana)

Military Officers Have No Role in Indonesian Elections: Experts

Jakarta. In recent years, the Indonesian political scene has come alive with a host of old and new faces introducing themselves to the public. But ahead of the elections, analysts have raised concerns over the participation of former members of the military in politics, which they warn could have negative implications for the country’s democratic […]

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Don`t mess up what has been orderly: SBY

The general chairman of the ruling Democrat Party, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), had warned against spoiling what had already been put in order. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Malaria victims under treatment at a small clinic in Timika, Papua. (JG Photo/Jurnasyanto Sukarno)

Bill Gates to Visit Jakarta for New Health Fund

Jakarta. Microsoft founder Bill Gates will visit Jakarta on April 5 to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian government to launch the Indonesia Health Fund, a five-year charitable pool to which philanthropists can contribute in order to expand healthcare access to some of the country’s poorest people. “The government is appreciative and grateful,” Coordinating […]

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Joko Wants ‘Capsule’ Train to Be Indonesian-Made Product

Jakarta/Subang, West Java. Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo made an official visit to a machine parts manufacturing plant in Subang, West Java, on Wednesday in the latest step toward the development of the capital administration’s “Metro Kapsul” transit line — a monorail-like transit system that utilizes a fleet of small, independently operating “capsules” to move commuters around […]

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Legislative Election Day Declared a Public Holiday

Jakarta. The government, through the Manpower and Transmigration Ministry, on Tuesday announced that the 2014 legislative election set for next Wednesday would be a public holiday for employees. “We have reached the decision so that employees across the country can concentrate on the elections without being burdened by work,” said Manpower and Transmigration Ministry secretary […]

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‘Instant Candidates’ Pursuing Self-Interest

Malang. There is a tendency in this year’s election that some of those vying for seats in the legislature are “instant candidates” who are only seeking popularity and personal wealth, a watchdog has warned. The motivation of these candidates is only to seek wealth or to pursue their own interests, or for the interests of […]

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Indonesian Island Sees Future in Age-Old Horseback Battle

Ratenggaro, East Nusa Tenggara. Two teams of tribesmen on horseback charge at each other hurling bamboo spears in a thousand-year-old ritual on the Indonesian island of Sumba aimed at producing a prosperous rice harvest. Spectators, their mouths reddened from chewing betel nut, scream them on from the sidelines of the show in Ratenggaro village, reaching for […]

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President`s lawyer asks Anas to be honest

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyonos lawyer Palmer Situmorang asked former chairman of the Democratic Party Anas Urbaningrum to give the right information regarding a corruption case that he was facing. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Political rivalry behind Aceh`s deadly shooting: Police chief

Indonesian Police Chief General Sutarman said political rivalry among parties was related to the Monday evening shooting that killed three people in Aceh Province; none of the election violence perpetrators had been arrested. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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El Nino potentially occurs in Indonesia: Agency

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) stated that the El Nino phenomenon is potentially occurring in Indonesia due to the heat area that has been spotted in Pacific Ocean area. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Survey Places Jokowi at the Finish Line

Jakarta. When the world’s third-biggest democracy goes to the ballot box in six days’ time, the outcome may already have been decided in favor of the perennial opposition and a skinny, former furniture business owner with a penchant for heavy metal music. In its latest monthly poll, Roy Morgan Research found that 37 percent of […]

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Supporters carry the dead body of an Aceh Party supporter during a funeral in Biruen, Aceh province on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (AFP Photo)

Latest Aceh Shooting Politically Motivated, Police Say

Jakarta. A fatal drive-by shooting on the streets of a Bireun district village on Monday night was the latest instance of politically motivated violence in the turbulent run-up to the April 9 legislative election, the National Police said on Wednesday. “It’s clear that [the shooting was motivated by] competition between political parties,” National Police Chief Sutarman said. “We ask […]

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President asks PLN to resolve power shortage in North Sumatra

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had asked the relevant institutions to resolve power shortage in North Sumatra so that the people would not experience rotating power outage. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Joko Candidacy Lifts PDI-P Above the Rest: Survey

Jakarta. The electability of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) soared after it officially named Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo its presidential candidate, a new survey has found. The survey, released by Australia-based Roy Morgan Research on Wednesday, found that the PDI-P’s popularity has significantly increased after the party’s chairwoman, Megawati Sukarnoputri, declared she would […]

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