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Indonesia Still Waiting For Family’s Forgiveness to Free Satinah

JAKARTA ~ Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto said Indonesian migrant worker Satinah will be freed soon from death sentence for murdering her employer, but the victim’s family still had not forgiven her. Minister Djoko said during a press conference at his office here on Tuesday the Indonesian government had […]

Jakarta Potential to Grow to Become a Global City

JAKARTA ~ A survey by an international consultant firm said Jakarta is full of challenges and dynamics but it has changed into a global city in many aspects. “The new city leadership has brought about credibility and optimism. Very clear in our survey that Jakarta could top the category of Emerging Cities Outlook 2014,” President […]

Six Die After Consuming Liquor

MALANG ~ Six residents of the Malang district in East Java died after drinking liquor suspected of being adulterated in a party in Lawang on Monday. Lawang police sector Chief Commissioner Gatot Setiawan said here on Wednesday 15 people binge drank and six of them had died. “People took the victims to a hospital but […]

Military Hunting for Radical Armed Group

JAKARTA ~ Military officers were still searching for members of the armed radical group in Papua after they clashed with soldiers in Puncak Wajaya, Papua, on Wednesday, a military spokesman said. “We continued to hunt for six members of the radical group who fled after they exchanged fire with military personnel. They fled to a […]

Public Favors Presidential Candidates with Military Background

JAKARTA ~ The public is still favoring presidential candidates with military background compared to those with civilian background, a survey conducted by Survey and Polling Indonesia (SPIN) stated on Tuesday. The SPIN’s survey was conducted between February 20 and March 20 in 33 provinces across Indonesia. Using multistage random sampling with 3 percent margin of […]

Bill Gates Launches Indonesia Health Fund with US$130 Million

JAKARTA ~ The world’s richest man and philanthropist, Bill Gates, along with chairman of the Tahir Foundation, Dato Sri Dr. Tahir, launched the Indonesia health fund to fight AIDS, TBC and malaria here on Saturday. The launching event was attended by Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi and Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono. The Tahir […]

Mt. Kelud’s Eruption as Force Majeure: Transport Ministry

JAKARTA ~ The Transportation Ministry has declared the eruption of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, to be a force majeure, which exempts airlines from compensating passengers due to cancelled flights. “Considering that the volcanic activity of Mount Kelud is a force majeure, the airline companies, which cancelled flights in the volcanic ash-affected routes, are […]

Ministry Postpones Granting Conservation Permit for KBS Zoo

SURABAYA ~ The Forestry Ministry has postponed granting a conservation land management permit for Surabaya Zoo (KBS) because the Surabaya City government has yet to meet all requirements. Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini said the land conservation permit had not yet been issued because the city government still had to submit a number of requirements such […]