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Election body gears up for concurrent regional polls

The General Elections Commission (KPU) is preparing for regional head elections, slated to be held simultaneously in seven provinces and 181 regencies and cities in 2015.

Kids say poverty pushes them to drive public buses

Sixteen-year-old Randa relaxed in the driver’s seat of a Metro Mini bus on route S62, traveling from Manggarai Bus Station to Pasar Minggu Bus Terminal in South Jakarta, while waiting…

4 months in jail sought for French journos

Prosecutors asked on Thursday the Jayapura District Court to sentence French journalists Thomas Charles Dandois and Marie Valentine Bourrat to four-month jail terms and fine them Rp 2 million (US$174)…

Leaders’ style on ‘all the president’s men’ formation

For senior Golkar Party politician and former General Elections Commission (KPU) member Mahadi Sinambela, Oct. 26, 1999 marks one of the most memorable days of his political career.

Cabinet near completion

Amid widespread speculation about the role of Megawati Soe-karnoputri’s close friend, Rini Mariani Soemarno, in determining the composition of the new Cabinet, an aide to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said…

National Police, TNI win praise for peaceful inauguration

The committee of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s inauguration party has praised the National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) for their success in securing Jokowi’s inauguration and the so-called “people’s…

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