Ruling alliance in chaos

Political elites in the ruling coalition have launched a salvo of warnings against each other in an apparent ploy to reshape the political landscape in the next few months. As the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has stepped up its pressure against President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the former Jakarta governor met on Thursday with …

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KPK to grill Gen. Budi on ‘spooky Friday’

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Thursday that it would question National Police chief candidate Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan for the first time as a graft suspect on Friday, three weeks after declaring him a suspect on Jan. 13. There are rumors that Budi will be detained soon after questioning, as the anti graft …

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Drop Budi, team tells Jokowi

An independent team set up to investigate the standoff between the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the National Police, recommended on Wednesday that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo drop the candidacy of Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan as the next police chief. standoff – a situation in which neither side has won a competition or argument, or …

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Govt to send more foreign convicts to face firing squad

The government has revealed a plan to execute another 11 death-row convicts on the isolated Nusakambangan Island in Cilacap, Central Java, rejecting international calls over human rights concerns in favor of a firm commitment to fighting against narcotics in the country. Attorney General HM Prasetyo told lawmakers of House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal …

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PSSI and sports ministry look to improve soccer

Representatives from the Youth and Sports Ministry met with Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) executives on Wednesday to repair their fraying relationship and find solutions to the many ills plaguing national soccer. The relationship recently deteriorated following the cancellation of a meeting between the two sides. Last week, fulfilling an invitation from the government, a …

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