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FM to realize Jokowi’s maritime-axis vision

New Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi made it very clear on Wednesday that her office would focus on how to materialize President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s vision to make Indonesia the world’s…

Senior PPP members give nod to Romy

Two rival groups in the United Development Party (PPP) are striving for legitimacy after the government issued a decree confirming the contested appointment of new chairman Muhammad “Romy” Romahurmuziy.

Worrying mutiny in the House

Simmering tensions between rival coalitions in the House of Representatives boiled over on Wednesday, with the dueling camps at the legislative body, the Red-and-White Coalition and the Great Indonesia Coalition,…

Jokowi wants relocation of evacuees accelerated

On his first official visit outside Jakarta, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo instructed all related institutions to speed up the relocation of the Mount Sinabung evacuees in Karo regency, North Sumatra.

Fuel-hike social programs planned

Indonesia’s new finance minister on Wednesday reiterated the government’s commitment to hiking fuel prices, at the same time revealing a plan to overhaul the country’s social-compensation system to make its…

Commentary: What is it with Rini and all the opposition to her?

The appointment of former trade minister and PT Astra International CEO Rini Soemarno as State-Owned Enterprises Minister has drawn many skeptical comments regarding her commitment to the reform of state…

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