Workers’ Strike Will Prove Their Strength

JAKARTA ~ Indonesian workers said that the national strike they plan to hold, which will be participated in by various workers’ organizations, will prove their strength, according to an activist. “The workers’ organizations that will take part in the national strike include the All Indonesian Prosperous Workers Confederation (KSBSI), the Indonesian Workers Union Confederation (KSPI), […]

National Labor Strike to Raise Five Demands

JAKARTA ~ Labor unions will organize a national strike on December 10-11, 2014, to raise five demands, Indonesian Workers Union Confederation (KSPI) Secretary General Muhammad Rusdi has stated. “Based on our initial plan, we will organize a labor strike on December 10-11, 2014, to raise five demands with the government. We will further confirm it […]

America Recognizes Indonesia’s Superior Witness-Victim Protection System

JAKARTA ~ The United States Department of Justice or Resident Legal Advisor’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) recognizes the superiority of the witness and victim protection system in Indonesia. “The witness and victim protection program in Indonesia is better than our country,” Steve Kessler from the Resident Legal Advisor’s Office of […]

President Stresses Importance of Improving Public Trust

SEMARANG ~ President Joko Widodo or Jokowi, has stressed the importance of improving public trust in state institutions, including the police, in order to build up the state’s authority. “We can build the state’s authority by improving public trust in state institutions,” President Jokowi remarked after listening to the complaints of regional police chiefs at […]

64 Drug Traffickers to Be Executed

JAKARTA ~ Vice-President Jusuf Kalla has confirmed that the government will go ahead with the execution of 64 drug traffickers who have been sentenced to death by court. “Yes, we will carry it out. We do not like it but the government will strictly implement the court ruling after carrying out all step-by-step procedures right […]

Indonesia, World’s Biggest Clove Producer: ACSA

YOGYAKARTA ~ Indonesia produces up to 73,000 tons of clove a year making it the world’s biggest producer, ASEAN Clove Spice Association (ACSA) chairman I Ketut Budhyman said. “The production comes from 331,450 hectares of clove plantations, which is the world’s widest plantation,” he said after the declaration of ACSA here on Wednesday. He said […]

Price of Subsidized Fuel Will Be Hiked In November

JAKARTA ~ The government has confirmed that the price of subsidized fuel will be increased in November, although the exact hike has yet to be finalized. “We have decided to hike the price of subsidized fuel this month (November),” Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Sofyan Djalil said on Wednesday. Djalil added that the government will […]

Smart Cards Will Encourage Dropouts to Return to School

JAKARTA ~ The Smart Indonesia Card (KIP) program launched by President Joko Widodo on Monday will encourage dropout students to return to school, Culture, Elementary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan said. “Many children drop out of school because they don’t have the money (to pay for their tuition), but the Smart Indonesia Card program […]