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No talk on future Cabinet at Megawati’s open house, PDI-P official says

Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general Tjahjo Kumolo says the formation of the future Cabinet was not discussed at the Idul Fitri open house at  PDI-P chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri’s residence on Monday. “We did not discuss the Cabinet. It was just a friendly meeting. There were more relatives and close friends of Bu Mega […]

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Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto shows the photo of police officers who allegedly extorted migrant workers at the Soekarno Hatta airport. (JG Photo/Bayu Marhaenjati)

Police Investigate Extortion on Foreigners, Detain 18 Including 2 Officers

Jakarta. Jakarta Police have taken over the extortion case against foreigners and migrant workers at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport after the Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, initiated an investigation into the issue over the weekend and detained at least 18 people. Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said that after the arrest, police will be looking […]

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Prabowo greets supporters on Idul Fitri

Prabowo Subianto greeted volunteers “Happy Idul Fitri” at open house held at his campaign headquarters at Polonia House in Cipinang Cempedak, East Jakarta, on Monday. “Happy Idul Fitri to us all. Minal Aidin Walfaidzin. I … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Government must protect Baha’i faith followers: Din

An Islamic leader has called on the Indonesian government to protect the followers and the Bahai faith in line with the country’s constitution. “Based on Article 29 of the 1945 Constitution, the government must protect … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Travelers make their way through Karawang, West Java on July 26, 2014. The Jakarta Police has banned convoying around the city during the eve of Idul Fitri, (Antara Photo/Wahyu Putro A.)

Jakarta Police Bans Convoy Activities on Idul Fitri Eve

Jakarta.  The Jakarta Police has banned a long-established tradition of convoying around the city during the eve of Idul Fitri, which falls on Sunday evening, in a bid to prevent accidents and ensure a safe celebration for the end of the Islamic fasting month, according to a media report. “We are calling for people to conduct […]

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Two police officers die in firefight in Lanny Jaya

Two police officers died while two others were wounded and another one still unaccounted for following a shootout with an unknown armed group in Indiwa in the district of Lanny Jaya, Papua, at 12.45 local time on Monday. … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Idul Fitri best moment to unite: Jokowi

Idul Fitri, the celebration that marks the end of the Islamic fasting month, is the best moment to unify the nation, according to President-elect Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi. “After fasting for an entire month, let … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Ssupporters of Prabowo and Jokowi urged to unite

Constitutional Court (MK) Chief Justice Hamdan Zoelva has called on the supporters of the rival presidential candidates to use the Idul Fitri occasion to forgive each other. “Let us use this momentum for exchanging … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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No political talks at Megawati`s residence: Muhaimin

Manpower minister Muhaimin Iskandar said that politics was not discussed when political figures met at Megawati Soekarnoputris residence on Jalan Teuku Umar, Menteng, Central Jakarta, on the occasion of Idul Fitri on Monday. … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jokowi attends Yudhoyono’s last Idul Fitri open house at palace

President-elect and Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo attended President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s last State Palace Idul Fitri open house on Monday. Yudhoyono opened his doors to people of various backgrounds at the State Palace to celebrate the first day of Idul Fitri on Monday, which is also the last open house at the palace for […]

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President Yudhoyono says Idul Fitri prayer at Istiqlal mosque

President Susilo Yudhoyono joined Indonesian muslims congregations to say Idul Fitri prayers at the Jakarta Istiqlal mosque Monday morning. Wearing a black suit, Yudhoyono who was accompanied by Vice President Boediono, a … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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China profits boost Asian stock markets

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits. KEEPING SCORE: China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged 1.7 percent to 2,161.20. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent to 15,540.47 and Hong Kong was up 0.6 percent at 24,359.59. South Korea’s Kospi gained […]

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Jokowi, wife welcome various people at official residence

President-elect and Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, along with his wife Iriana Widodo, received hundreds of people from various backgrounds at his official residence in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on the first day of Idul Fitri on Monday. Prominent figures, such as Jokowi’s presidential running mate Jusuf Kalla, Hanura Party chairman Wiranto, Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) […]

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President Yudhoyono holds open house at state palace

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held open house at the State Palace after attending the 2014 Idul Fitri prayer service at Jakartas Istiqlal Grand Mosque at 7 a.m. on Monday. During the prayer service, the president sat … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jokowi conducts Idul Fitri prayers, open house at City Hall

President-elect and Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo spent the first day of Idul Fitri in Jakarta, where he held Idul Fitri prayers and an open house at City Hall on Monday. Jokowi, accompanied by his wife Iriana Widodo and his three children, conducted the prayers with heads of Jakarta administration working units, leaders of the […]

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