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Teachers expected to maintain local culture

Academics have reminded teachers working in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) about the importance of maintaining cultural identity as part of their pedagogy. “Teachers are like ‘Hiri Bongkok’, or the main pillar of the Manggarai traditional house. The progress of East Nusa Tenggara is in the hands of competent teachers,” Ruteng Santo Paulus Teachers and Education […]

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President vows to end illegal fishing in Indonesian waters

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reiterated his governments stance to end fish theft carried out by foreign vessels in Indonesian waters. “We are serious about combating illegal fishing,” the president informed newsmen … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Legislator criticizes cabinet secretary`s letter

Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Partys Faction in Parliament Herman Khaeron, on Tuesday, criticized a letter issued by the cabinet secretary that prevents any minister from attending a hearing by the House of Representatives … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Prosecutors seek 15 years for man over sexual abuse

Prosecutors have demanded a Sukabumi District Court panel sentence 24-year-old Andri Sobari, alias Emon, to 15 years in prison over his alleged sexual abuse of dozens of children. The prosecutors said they found no mental health issues that could prevent the defendant from receiving the sentence. “What Emon has done has been verified by the […]

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Kalla hopes Golkar does not split

Vice President Jusuf Kalla expressed hope that the Golkar Party does not split and that a rival party does not emerge due to differences of opinion regarding the general chairmans position. “I dont think they will … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jokowi optimistic about tackling electricity deficit in Sumatra within 5 years

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says he is striving to achieve a surplus in Sumatra’s electricity supply within the next five years, which would guarantee the island of being free from electricity shortages. He said the government was preparing to provide a 35,000 megawatt (MW) electricity supply to Sumatra. “With such a huge supply, Sumatra hopefully […]

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Police chief must investigate brutality: Bekasi councilor

Police chief must investigate brutality: Bekasi councilor A Bekasi regency councilor is demanding that Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Unggung Cahyono investigate allegations of police brutality at a demonstration held last Friday at the MM 2100 industrial zone in Cibitung, Bekasi regency, West Java. Nyumarno … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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Mangrove destroyer sentenced to 2 years in prison

The Probolinggo District Court (PN) says it has sentenced a sand miner who was also directly responsible for the destruction of mangroves in a forest conservation area in Sumberasih district, Probolinggo, to two years in prison and ordered him to pay Rp 2 billion (US$ 164,230.6) in fines. Probolinggo PN spokesperson Putu Agus Wiranata said […]

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Aburizal Bakrie ‘dismissed’ as Golkar leader

A group of Golkar Party politicians running in the party’s chairmanship election have decided to form an alliance, which they are calling the presidium to save Golkar, in order to stop current chairman Aburizal Bakrie from holding a party national congress slated to take place on Nov. 30 in Bali. The presidium reasoned that Aburizal […]

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Golkar party savior presidium formed under Agung Laksono

Deputy General Chairman of Golkar Party Agung Laksono said the plenary meeting of the countrys second largest party has decided to form a party savior presidium. Agung, a former coordinating minister for public welfare, … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Ahok ready to implement presidential instruction on budget efficiency

Governor of Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama said he is ready to implement presidential instruction (inpres) number 4/2014 on expenditure efficiency. “We will carry out the efficiency instruction. One of the ways it can be … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Police urged to not issue permit for Golkar national meeting in Bali

Golkar Party politician Yorrys Raweyai has insisted that the organizing of the party’s ninth national meeting (Munas) in Bali, which was scheduled to begin on Nov. 30, be cancelled. He also called for the Bali Police to not issue a permit for the organizing of the meeting. “[The Munas] should not be held this year. […]

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Komnas HAM finds four human rights violations in Batam shootings

National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) commissioner Natalius Pigai said the commission had identified at least four human rights violations during the recent skirmish between the police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) and soldiers from 134 Tuah Sakti infantry battalion in Batam, Riau Islands. The statement was made during his visit to the scene of the […]

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Jakarta looks to Beijing to boost growth

Jakarta looks to Beijing to boost growth Move over, Washington and Tokyo, because Jakarta is looking to Beijing to play a bigger role in the world's fourth most populous nation. Indonesia needs about $ 740 billion to fund infrastructure projects in the next five years, to achieve its ambitious … Full News here – Read […]

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Archipelago to strengthen its hotel networks in S. Kalimantan

One of the largest hotel chains in Indonesia, Archipelago International, is set to strengthen its property network in South Kalimantan to capture the province’s booming economic activities. Archipelago plans to open its first hotel in Banjarbaru, closely bordering the province’s capital Banjarmasin, under its budget brand NEO early next year. “We are continually searching for […]

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