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The Indonesian government, via the National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia (ANRI), has registered the Asian-African Conference documents with UNESCO, an official has said. “We have submitted the documents to be included in the Memory of the World Register to the UNESCO office in France,” ANRI head Mustari Irawan said as quoted by Antara…

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has revealed a US$ 26 million expansion to its Program to Extend Scholarship and Training to Achieve Sustainable Impacts (PRESTASI). Under the expanded scholarship program, Indonesian public servants can earn postgraduate degrees in the US or Indonesia in the fields of public policy, economic growth, political science, public…

Event Organizer Backpedals on 'Bikini Party' Claims Jakarta. The event organizer behind a controversial Jakarta high school graduation party that listed “bikinis” as the dress code admitted on Tuesday it had not collaborated with the schools mentioned in a promotional video. The lawyer for Divine … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Globe

An international law expert said on Wednesday that the government must remind Australia of the Lombok Treaty, which requires both countries to respect each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. University of Indonesia professor Hikmahanto Juwana made the comments to respond to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s statement that there would be “consequences” if Indonesia went…

Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals and executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling on Wednesday, although a Philippine woman was granted a stay of execution. Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo confirmed at a press conference hours after the deaths had been widely reported that each of the eight had been executed simultaneously at 12.35 a.m. (17:35…

Hospitals should give priority to social insurance patients: President Jokowi

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said that he will force all hospitals to provide services to patients holding Indonesia Health Cards (KIS). “I will force all hospitals to receive patients with KIS, who are part of the Social … Full News here – ANTARA News –

National Guardsmen took up positions across Baltimore and hundreds of volunteers began sweeping the streets of broken glass and other debris Tuesday, the morning after riots erupted following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody. The streets were calm in the morning, but authorities remained on edge against the possibility of…

Greater Jakarta: Bareskrim searches Lulung's office The National Police's Criminal Investigations Directorate (Bareskrim) searched the office of councilor Abraham “Lulung” Lunggana at the City Council building in Central Jakarta on Monday in connection with a case of suspected graft relating to the … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

Defying intense pressure from the international community, the government executed eight death row prisoners early on Wednesday on Nusakambangan prison island near Cilacap in Central Java. “We’ve carried out the executions,” said an Attorney General’s Office (AGO) official, talking to the press on condition of anonymity. The eight were Indonesian Zainal Abidin, Australians Andrew Chan…

The South and West Sulawesi Police released former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Abraham Samad on Tuesday evening following a brief detention. “Pak Abraham was asked to sign the arrest warrant but we refused to do so. The police decided to release him,” Samad’s lawyer, Liliana Santosa, said as quoted by tribunnews.com. Samad was detained…