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Immigration office detains 283 foreigners in Medan

The Immigration officers have taken into custody at least 283 foreign people in Medan Immigration Detention House in Belawan town because they did not possess official legal documents or passports. Chief of the house, … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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PDIP to prepare KPU`s documents against Prabowo-Hatta`s evidence of fraud

The Indonesias Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) will prepare documents for KPU against presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasas evidence of fraud during election following their filing of lawsuit with the … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Prabowo rejection rant on Youtube

Prabowo Subianto, in his latest speech uploaded to Youtube, has once again slung mud at the democratic process of the 2014 presidential election.   He said the election was marred by “massive and systematic” fraud and accused president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of cheating throughout the whole process.   In his 23-minute speech, Prabowo said he […]

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Former Army general Prabowo Subianto. (Antara Photo/Prasetyo Utomo)

Prabowo Faces Uncertain Fate in Opposition

Jakarta. After spending a decade, and a chunk of the family fortune, in trying to become Indonesia’s president, an outraged Prabowo Subianto watched as leadership of the world’s third-largest democracy slipped through his fingers this week. The question now is whether the former special forces commander with a shadowy human rights reputation has any political […]

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Citilink chartered flights to use Batam as transit point

Budget cost carrier PT Citilink Indonesia is set to open chartered flight services to China using Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, Riau Islands, as a transit stop starting on Saturday. The services will connect Bali, the country’s most popular destination, to Chongqing Jiangbei in China. “In the first stage, the service will last until […]

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KPU appoints lawyer against lawsuit

The General Elections Commission (KPU) has appointed Adnan Buyung Nasution as their lawyer in the face of presidential election result disputes at the Constitutional Court. “We will hire the lawyer we appointed to handle legislative election disputes, Adnan Buyung Nasution,” KPU commissioner Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah said at his office in Jakarta on Friday, as quoted […]

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Jokowi Cabinet in Focus as KPK Pushes for Clean Line-Up

Jakarta. Two days after the General Election Commission announced Joko Widodo as winner of the July 9 presidential election, focus has shifted to whom the next president will select for his cabinet. Observers and analysts have urged the president-elect to appoint individuals detached from vested interest for both corporations and political parties to ministerial posts in […]

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SBY asks travel operators to put safety first

SBY asks travel operators to put safety first Increasingly packed:: Passengers crowd Surabaya's Juanda International Airport on Thursday. As Idul Fitri, the biggest celebration of the year for Muslim people, fast approaches, millions of people are on the move using planes, trains, ships, buses … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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Landslide Blocks Java’s Southern Highway for Idul Fitri Exodus

Jakarta. A landslide in Ciamis regency, West Java, has closed part of the main highway in the area causing long traffic delays as millions of Indonesians start traveling home for the Idul Fitri holiday. Brig. Gen. Sam Budi Gusdian, deputy chief of Traffic Police, said the landslide took place at around 2 a.m on Thursday […]

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Being Busy

The kids are sick, the wife is sick. Everyone is coughing. Everyone is wearing masks covering up their mouths. I am not sick. I am tired. Jeremy has nappy rash, a runny nose, diarrhoea and is teething. Jeremy has lost 600g in weight in a couple of weeks. He is eating and drinking normally. Running […]

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Hatta asks for peaceful end to standoff

Vice presidential candidate Hatta Rajasa said on Friday that the dispute over the presidential election results must be resolved peacefully. “I believe that no matter the differences of our perception of the General Elections Commission [KPU] results, it must be resolved peacefully and in line with prevailing laws,” he said on his Twitter account @hattarajasa. […]

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Fire ravages Finance Ministry

A fire raged through the Finance Ministry on Jl. Dr. Wahidin, Central Jakarta, on Friday morning, said Central Jakarta Fire and Disaster Mitigation Agency (PKPB) head Rahmat Kristantio. “The fire started in the ministry’s canteen,” he said as quoted by tribunnews.com. Rahmat said the agency deployed 18 fire trucks from the Central Jakarta PKPB and […]

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BNN Weeds Out Major Cannabis Farmer in Bogor

Bogor. The Indonesian anti-narcotics agency raided a marijuana plantation in Bogor on Thursday, confiscating hundreds of cannabis plants, seeds and two kilograms of dried marijuana. Nugraha Setia Budhi, the head of the Bogor office of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), said that his office had received a report and begun surveillance over the 1,000-square-meter plantation a […]

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“God willing” constitutional court neutral: Prabowo

Prabowo Subianto, who lost in the 2014 presidential election, expressed optimism that the Constitutional Court (MK) will be neutral and independent in investigating cases of alleged violations in the election. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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RI needs more accessible services: UN

Indonesia must improve access to quality social services and to jobs to reduce the widening inequality gap that has left the country’s growing middle class vulnerable to poverty, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) says in its latest report. The UNDP’s 2014 Human Development Report stated that Indonesia had recorded a sizable increase in its […]

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