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New lawmakers vow to keep hands clean

Fifty-year-old Siti Marhamah, looking half her age in a yellow woven dress and moss-green veil, greeted friends and politicians with her most dazzling smile at the inauguration ceremony for new…

Fate of Perppu remains uncertain

The configuration of party coalitions in the House of Representatives will decide the fate of the government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) on direct regional elections currently being drafted…

August trade books unexpected deficit

Indonesia’s international trade unexpectedly recorded a deficit in August, having posted a meager surplus in July, despite the sharp year-on-year increase in exports over the course of the month.

Jakarta theaters attracting more visitors

With increased interest in theater and musical drama, venues across the Greater Jakarta area are welcoming an ever-greater number of visitors.

Chaos over House leadership

A House of Representatives plenary session failed late on Wednesday to select its leaders after several lawmakers disrupted the selection process by intimidating the temporary speaker.

New govt promises to narrow social gap despite high growth target

The incoming government is optimistic that the country’s growing inequality can be narrowed despite its target to achieve economic growth of at least 7 percent a year, said vice president-elect…

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