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UN warns Iraq of ‘chaos’ if no political progress

The U.N. urged Iraq’s leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so “risks plunging the country into chaos.” The Sunni insurgent blitz over the past month has driven Iraq into its […]

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PBNU strongly condemns violence in Gaza

Chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulema Executive Board (PBNU), Slamet Effendy Yusuf, strongly condemned the inhuman attack by Israelis in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Pollsters face threats as quick-counts stoke division

Pollsters face threats as quick-counts stoke division Under attack: The office of the Indonesia Votes Network (JSI) in South Jakarta, which has announced victory for presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, was the target early on Friday of a Molotov cocktail attack by unknown persons. No injuries were … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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RRI`s quick count credible: academician

A university lecture described as credible the presidential election quick count released by state run radio broadcasting station (RRI). Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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KPK slams House over rule changes

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said that the House of Representatives’ recent revision of the Legal Institution Law, known as MD3, has proven that the House was not committed to the nation’s corruption eradication agenda. “By creating a regulation that fortifies itself, the [House] has clearly shown that it wants no part in eradicating corruption,” […]

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KPK slams House over rule changes

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said that the House of Representatives’ recent revision of the Legal Institution Law, known as MD3, has proven that the House was not committed to the nation’s corruption eradication agenda. “By creating a regulation that fortifies itself, the [House] has clearly shown that it wants no part in eradicating corruption,” […]

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PBNU condemns violence in Gaza

Nahdlatul Ulama executive council (PBNU) chair, Slamet Effendi Yusuf, said that the NU condemned Israel’s military attacks on Gaza, which has claimed the lives of innocent Palestinians. “Muslims in particular, and Indonesians in general, we all feel a great sorrow over the suffering of the Palestinian people in Gaza that are bombarded daily by the […]

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Police force needs ‘mental revolution’: IPW

The Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) has encouraged the National Police to adopt presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s concept of a “mental revolution”, regardless of who becomes president. The concept of a ‘mental revolution’ focuses on character and moral growth during education or training.  “The police have been unable to provide legal certainty in many cases,” […]

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Seven gross human rights violations yet to be settled: Komnas HAM

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) said that the next president will have to deal with seven cases of gross human rights violations yet to be resolved. According to Komnas HAM commissioner Siti Noor Laila as well as the Team of Settlement of Gross Human Right Abuses in Indonesia, set up by Komnas […]

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PBHI files report on pollsters to police

The Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI) Jakarta has filed a police report on four survey institutions for distributing fraudulent information to the general public during the presidential elections. PBHI Jakarta filed a report on the National Survey Institute (LSN), the Indonesia Research Center (IRC), the Indonesia Votes Network (JSI), and the Strategic […]

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Jokowi responds positively to possible Golkar coalition

Presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that he would be glad if the Golkar Party decided to switch teams and support the Jokowi-Jusuf Kalla ticket. “Yes, that would be good, it means that we can work together,” Jokowi told reporters in Bandung, West Java on Saturday, as reported by tempo.co. However, Jokowi said that he […]

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NU chairman skips meeting with Jokowi

NU chairman skips meeting with Jokowi Forging ties: Presidential frontrunner Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left) pays a courtesy visit to Muhammadiyah chairman Din Syamsuddin (right) in Jakarta on Friday. They performed a Friday prayer together at Muhammadiyah headquarters' mosque. Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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Aceh Legislative Council Denounces Israeli Attack on Gaza Strip

The Aceh Legislative Council (DPR) has denounced the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip which left nearly a hundred people dead. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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Temporary SMA 3 principal replacement named

Jakarta Education Agency head Lasro Marbun has said that he has appointed senior state high school SMA 49 South Jakarta principal Sugiono to replace former SMA 3 principal Ni Ketut Diah Chaerani. On Friday, Lasro  demoted Ni Ketut and her deputy principal La Ode Makbudu for neglect that led to the death of two junior-year […]

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Minister Urges Religious Community to Pray for Palestine

Religious Affairs Minister, Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, has called on all religious communities in Indonesia to pray for peace in Palestine. Full News here – ANTARA News – National

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