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Easier investment permits to woo investors

The new one-stop integrated service (PTSP) launched by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday is expected to simplify investment licensing procedures and improve ease of doing business, which in turn…

Columbia, Indonesia book wins at pageant

Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday, Monday in Jakarta, beating out contenders from the US, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in…

Bambang submits resignation

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto submitted his resignation on Monday following his naming as a suspect in a case related to a regional election dispute case in…

Experts, politicians split over Jokowi’s indecisive KPK stance

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s non-intervention approach to the worsening standoff between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has won support from politicians but criticism from experts who…

Public outraged by Minister Tedjo’s derogatory remarks

The public’s rising anger toward the police and a growing impatience with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo have been partly channeled against Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Tedjo Edhy…

Freeport to start divesting stake in 2015

Mining giant Freeport McMoran will start divesting its stake in subsidiary PT Freeport Indonesia in October as both companies have drawn up an agreement that will allow the copper giant…

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