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SBY pays Rp 20.7 million in income-based alms

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono paid Rp 20.7 million (US$ 1,799) in obligatory Islamic income-based alms this year. Yudhoyono also paid Rp 1 million for zakat fitrah, a type of alms that must be paid before the end of Ramadhan. The alms were handed over at his office on Wednesday to the National Alms Agency (Baznaz), […]

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President SBY pays Rp20.7 million income-based zakat

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono directly paid Rp20.7 million for this years income-based zakat mal and Rp1 million for zakat fitrah to the National Alms Agency (Baznas). Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, speaks during the Invest Malaysia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on June 9, 2014. (Bloomberg Photo/Charles Pertwee)

Singapore, Malaysia PMs Congratulate Jokowi on Presidential Victory

Jakarta. The prime ministers of Singapore and Malaysia were the first among world leaders to congratulate Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo, who beat rival candidate Prabowo Subianto in the July 9 election. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took to his Facebook account on Tuesday night to call out Joko on his victory. “Congratulations to Jokowi […]

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Election participation down: Commisioner

Public participation in the Indonesian presidential election this year has been recorded lower than in 2009, Election Commissioner Sigit Pamungkas said here on Wednesday. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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President Yudhoyono`s Democrat Party ready to support new government

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyonos Democrat Party will support the new government of president-elect Joko Widodo if it was willing to continue the presidents programs, a party official said here on Wednesday. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Guess what?: Tatjana plans a study break

Guess what?: Tatjana plans a study break JAKARTA: New face Tatjana Saphira is currently enjoying her fame in the entertainment industry. After being cast in several highly reviewed movies, she has also starred in several music videos. The recent high school graduate has decided to take a … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Guilty: Former Foreign Ministry secretary-general Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat speaks with his lawyers during a hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Wednesday.  The court sentenced Sudjadnan to two years and six months in prison in a graft case related to 12 international meetings and conferences organized by the ministry in 2004-2005, which caused more than Rp 11 billion (US$  955,857) in state losses. (JP/Awo)

Former RI envoy gets 2.5 years in prison for graft

Guilty: Former Foreign Ministry secretary-general Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat speaks with his lawyers during a hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Wednesday. The court sentenced Sudjadnan to two years and six months in prison in a graft case related to 12 international meetings and conferences organized by the ministry in 2004-2005, which caused more than Rp […]

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Indonesian police arrives in Ukraine to identify MH17 crash victims

The Indonesian Polices Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team has arrived in Ukraine to gather and identify the corpses of Indonesians who were on board the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that crashed on July 17. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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PGN develops 72 km pipe to boost industry

State-run gas distributor PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) says that it is completing a 72-kilometer gas pipeline project in a bid to accommodate rising industrial gas demand in East Java. PGN SBU II general manager Wahyudi Anas said the project also aimed to enhance gas networks in the province to help improve the competitiveness of […]

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Malaysian PM congratulates Joko Widodo

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak congratulated the newly elected Indonesian President Joko Widodo shortly after being announced the winner in the candidacy race. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Joko Widodo reminded about his human rights campaign promise

Amnesty International reminded President elect Joko Widodo of his pre election campaign promise to improve human rights protection in Indonesia. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Yudhoyono congratulates Jokowi

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was the first to congratulate the newly elected President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla, noted a spokesman. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Joko Widodo, center, and Jusuf Kalla, left, celebrate with their party chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri, right, ahead of the official results announcement in South Jakarta on July 22, 2014. (Reuters Photo/Darren Whiteside)

Battered by Election, Indonesia’s New President Faces Party Clash

Jakarta. After winning Indonesia’s closest ever presidential election, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo now faces what could be his toughest battle yet — winning over his own party. To do that, he must deal with Puan Maharani, the politically ambitious daughter of former president Megawati Sukarnoputri and a powerful figure in the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle […]

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Jokowi back to City Hall after presidential win

President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo returned on Wednesday to City Hall as Jakarta governor, as his leave ended on Tuesday when the General Elections Commission (KPU) announced the official presidential election result. Jokowi, donning a black suit and red tie, arrived at City Hall at 8 a.m., welcomed by North Jakarta Mayor and acting gubernatorial affairs […]

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Joko Widodo smiles during an interview with Reuters in Jakarta on July 19, 2014. (Reuters Photo/Darren Whiteside)

Jokowi Promises to Make Life Easier for Investors

Jakarta. Indonesia’s new president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country’s threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren’t up to the job. The Elections Commission announced on Tuesday that the Jakarta governor had won the hard-fought July 9 election by just over […]

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