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Combative KPK chairmen see shorter tenures

History has proven that two out of three sitting chairmen of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) have been forced to pay for their aggressiveness in the job and have not…

RI tight-lipped on Abbott phone call

The government has not elaborated on upbeat statements by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who phoned President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to discuss the planned execution of two Australian drug-trafficking convicts.

Police order caskets ahead of executions

The Javanese Christian Church (GKJ) funeral home in Cilacap regency, Central Java, has reportedly prepared at least 10 caskets for the Cilacap Police ahead of the planned execution of death-row…

KPK to focus on Century, sidelines BLBI

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leadership has said that for the remainder of its 10-month tenure, it will sideline the probe into the Bank Indonesia liquidity support (BLBI) case, which…

Ahok faces threat of removal

Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama was facing a unanimous move by the Jakarta Council to find fault with him on Thursday as it attempts to reproach him over the…

Island a breeding ground for hard-liners

With national and international attention fixed upon the notorious Nusakambangan prison island following last month’s controversial execution of five foreigners convicted of drug trafficking, local Muslim leaders in Cilacap regency,…

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