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Indonesia Supports Efforts to Prevent Ebola Virus Spread in Asia

JAKARTA ~ Indonesia has supported the efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola virus in Asia region, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said here on Wednesday. “We consider the spread of Ebola virus an important issue. In fact, during the East Asian Summit’s Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting, we had proposed that East Asian countries should […]

House Agrees On Indonesia-India Extradition Bill

JAKARTA ~ Members of Indonesian House of Representatives have agreed on the Indonesia-India extradition bill to be passed into law after the plenary meeting held here on Tuesday. Deputy House Speaker Priyo Budi Santoso noted that all the members have agreed that the bill should be passed into law. Chairman of the House’s Commission I […]

Access Roads to Red Light Area in Surabaya Closed

SURABAYA ~ All seven access roads to Surabaya’s red light areas of Dolly and Jarak were blocked by local people in protest of the closure of Southeast Asia’s largest prostitution centers. The city authority has declared the two prostitution centers closed on Wednesday. The local people have protested the plan to close the prostitution centers. […]

JIS Principal, Kindergarten Teacher Questioned Over Sexual Abuse Charges

JAKARTA ~ The Jakarta International School (JIS) Principal Timothy Carr and the school’s kindergarten teacher, Murphy, were questioned by police investigators here on Tuesday in connection with the sexual assault case. They were accompanied by Counselor of the US Embassy in Jakarta for Consular Affairs Thurmond H. Borden. Borden notified journalists that he had the […]

Indonesian Workers’ Unions Strongest in Southeast Asia

JAKARTA ~ Coordinator of the Trade Union Solidarity Center of Finland (SASK) for Asia Pacific Marlon Quesada said the activity of the Indonesian workers’ unions was the strongest in Southeast Asia in the last two years. “The experience of watching the Indonesian workers’ unions conduct their activities was inspiring, and I will surely share your […]

Police to Interrogate Four JIS Teachers on Child Molestation Charges

JAKARTA ~ This week, Jakarta’s Police Office or Polda Metro Jaya plans to question four teachers of the Jakarta International School (JIS) who are allegedly involved in a sexual assault case. “The police investigators are still gathering information from the victim and the mother,” spokesman of Polda Metro Jaya Senior Commissioner Rikwanto noted here Tuesday. […]

Police to Deploy 294 Thousand Officers to Secure Presidential Election

PALU ~ Chief of the National Police General Sutarman will deploy some 294 thousand policemen to secure the presidential election on July 9, 2014. “The police will be helped by the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) and the civilian Public Protection (Linmas) security guards,” Sutarman stated here on Wednesday. To support the police, the TNI will […]

Indonesia-U.S to Improve Cooperation on Mixed Marriage Children Protection

JAKARTA ~ Indonesia and the United States agreed to improve cooperation in providing protection for children from mixed marriage between Indonesian and American citizens, the Indonesian Embassy in Washington said in a statement received here on Sunday. The commitment was made when Indonesian Minister of Law and Human Rights Amir Syamsuddin made an official visit […]