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March to The Palace

March to The Palace Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and Vice President Jusuf Kalla, right, ride on a horse drawn carriage as they greet the crowd as their motorcade makes its way through Jakarta's crowd filled streets toward the presidential palace on Oct. 20 … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Globe (blog)

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President should consider KPK`s recommendations: Political observer

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should take the recommendations of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on the selection of cabinet ministers into consideration, political observer Victor Silaen, said. “It would be … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jokowi cancels the announcement of his Cabinet at Priok

Newly inaugurated President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has postponed the announcement of his Cabinet, earlier expected to take place at Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta Wednesday evening. Journalists, who had been waiting at the port for two hours, left at around 7:30 p.m. since Jokowi was no longer going to Priok.  Earlier, spokesperson for state-owned […]

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Jokowi to replace eight prospective ministerial candidates following KPK`s recommendation

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will replace eight names in his ministerial candidate list in keeping with the recommendation of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jokowi likely to announce cabinet at 7 p.m. in Tanjung Priok

Newly inaugurated President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is likely to announce his Cabinet at Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta on Wednesday at 7 p.m. “We have received information from the Paspampres (Presidential Security Detail) that there will be an event at the port at 7 p.m.,” said the spokesperson for state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan […]

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RI re-elected as UN Human Rights Council member

Indonesia has been re-elected as the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council member representing the Asia-Pacific region for the period of 2015-2017, the Indonesian Permanent Representative to the UN office in New York, US, has said. “This proves that the international community believes in Indonesia’s efforts to promote and protect human rights. We also consider […]

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RI re-elected as UN Human Rights Council member

Indonesia has been re-elected as the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council member representing the Asia-Pacific region for the period of 2015-2017, the Indonesian Permanent Representative to the UN office in New York, US, has said. “This proves that the international community believes in Indonesia’s efforts to promote and protect human rights. We also consider […]

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16 Indonesian police officers killed during elections

Indonesian Police (Polri) Chief General Sutarman said 16 police officers were killed while guarding the legislative and presidential elections earlier this year. “According to an evaluation of election implementation, 16 … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jokowi summons prospective Cabinet members to State Palace

Prior to the announcement of his Cabinet, Indonesia’s new president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, arranged on Wednesday a series of closed-door meetings with experts and politicians who have allegedly been tipped to fill several of the 33 ministerial positions in the Cabinet. On Wednesday morning the country’s seventh president welcomed several guests, including NasDem Party executive […]

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Guess what?: David, Gracia to tie the knot in December

Guess what?: David, Gracia to tie the knot in December JAKARTA: Pop rock band Noah keyboardist David Albert and presenter Gracia Indri are busy with preparations for their nuptials in December. “It's going to be on Dec. 28. I hope there will be no change in date. Both of us are juggling between preparing … […]

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Jokowi gives Palace tour to former subordinates

With the announcement of his Cabinet expected sometime today, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reserved some time on Wednesday morning to give his former subordinates in the Jakarta administration a tour of his new office. In an official send-off event, acting Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and a number of high-ranking officials at the city […]

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President Jokowi to strive for food self-sufficiency

President Joko Widodo has expressed his intention to make the country self-sufficient in food. “I hope all parties support the food self-sufficiency program. I also hope that farmers work hard to realize it,” the president … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Prabowo urges Indonesians to give Jokowi a chance

The Chairman of the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party, Prabowo Subianto, has urged Indonesians to give President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo the opportunity to govern the country for the next five or 10 years. “We need to … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Pertamina to import LNG from Mozambique

State-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina says it will import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Mozambique. Senior vice president for engineering and operations at Pertamina, Salis Aprilian, said the imports would cover a shortfall in domestic supply after 2020. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest producers of LNG but most of its production […]

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Jokowi meets Prime Minister of Singapore

Indonesian President Joko Widodo received courtesy calls from the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, as well as the Malaysian and Australian heads of states, at the Presidential Palace here on Monday. Lee Hsien … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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