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New AGO team to tackle graft

In a bid to improve its reputation for graft prosecution, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), once deemed the country’s most corrupt institution, has established a special taskforce consisting of dozens…

British, Dutch envoys submit credentials

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo received letters of credentials from four new foreign ambassadors in a ceremony at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Thursday.

Jokowi heading to Papua for Christmas

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is slated to go to Papua to celebrate Christmas this year and also plans to meet local residents to hear their aspirations on various issues.

Tough Ahok shows softer side to high-school students

To the public, Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has a tough image, often reprimanding his officials in front of the cameras.

Dispute strips glory from Golkar HQ

With the Golkar Party leadership dispute intensifying in recent weeks, Polo, a receptionist at the party’s headquarters in West Jakarta, now has an additional task when receiving incoming correspondence.

In surprise move, govt bankrolls Bakries in Lapindo disaster

The government has finally agreed to go another extra mile to bail out the powerful Bakrie family to settle the remaining compensation for victims of the Lapindo mudflow disaster in…

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