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Andi Widjajanto named as Cabinet secretary

Andi Widjajanto, one of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s closest aides, will soon serve as the new Cabinet secretary, pending an inauguration at the State Palace slated to be held next…

Tensions rise in Golkar as rivals attack Aburizal

A group of Golkar Party politicians vying for the party’s top job have warned their incumbent chairman Aburizal Bakrie against abusing his authority to stay in power.

Police press on Jokowi defamation case

The National Police on Thursday reiterated their commitment to continuing an investigation into a small-time worker in East Jakarta, who stands accused of posting a modified pornographic image that bears…

Commentary: Cutting red tape will reduce business risks, bolster investment

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s surprise inspection of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) on Tuesday, only one day after he installed his Working Cabinet, will not immediately solve the business licensing…

BI imposes stricter regulation on dollar loans

The Indonesian central bank officially introduced on Thursday the much-anticipated regulation on foreign debts, which also includes a requirement to hedge part of offshore borrowings to reduce risks to domestic…

PDI-P offers truce in standoff

The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P)-led Great Indonesia Coalition struck a conciliatory note on Thursday after a month-long political standoff at the House of Representatives that culminated in the…

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