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Old guard Ryamizard to reboot New Order approach

After retiring from the military almost a decade ago, newly appointed Defense Minister Gen. (ret.) Ryamizard Ryacudu, 64, has returned to the fray with a plan to reboot New Order-era…

BKPM vows to help investors

Following his inauguration on Thursday, new Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) head Franky Sibarani promised to further simplify investment permits as his top priority in a bid to attract more investment.

Megawati will let me choose deputy: Ahok

Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama had a closed-door meeting with the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri at her residence in Jl. Teuku Umar in Central…

OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut

OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much…

House standoff back to square one

The truce between the Red-and-White Coalition and Great Indonesia Coalition at the House of Representatives came to nought on Wednesday as the legislative body put the brakes on amending the…

Solving forest fires a matter of will, says Jokowi

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has issued an ultimatum demanding that all stakeholders show a strong will to resolve land and forest fires in Indonesia, especially in Riau province, where the…

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