No need to worry about impeachment: Academics

The National Academics Discussion Forum said President Jokowi also had no need to worry about potential impeachment as there were currently no grounds to do so. “We give a guarantee to the President that Indonesia’s presidency is based on a strong and solid legal system so that impeachment threats against the President are baseless,” said …

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Neoliberal proponents to foil Jokowi’s people’s economy agenda: Expert

The University of Gadjah Mada’s Center for People’s Economy Studies (Pustek) has said the ongoing conflict between the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the National Police is merely a means to distract President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla from their “people’s economy” agenda. The center says the influence of neoliberal proponents must …

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Budi snubs KPK, waits for court

The deputy of the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) prevention unit, Johan Budi, slammed graft suspect Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan for ignoring the agency’s summons for questioning on Friday. The National Police chief candidate’s excuse was that he had to wait for the results of a pretrial hearing scheduled for Monday, but Johan said this was …

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Govt to take harsh measures against tax evaders: VP

The government will take harsh actions against those evading payment of taxes, regardless of their social and economic backgrounds, says Vice President Jusuf Kalla. evade – to avoid something unpleasant or unwanted, or to manage not to do (something that should be done) He stressed that with the current implementation of “gizjeling”, meaning taxpayers would …

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BPJS to add more benefits

The Workers Social Security Management Agency (BPJS TK) is preparing three government regulations to give additional benefits to workers participating in occupational social security programs. Besides providing occupational accident and death benefits to workers, BPJS TK will provide scholarships to children of workers who are physically disabled by or killed in occupational accidents. BPJS TK …

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