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Defense and Development Key for Natuna Islands: Jokowi

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo instructed ministers to speed up development in the Natuna Islands during a specially called meeting on board Indonesian Navy warship KRI Imam Bonjol on Thursday morning (23/06).

23 June 2016 | 04:45 PM

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House Begins Fit and Proper Test for Top Cop Nominee Tito Karnavian

The House of Representatives has begun the fit and proper test of lone nominee of the next National Police chief, Comr. Gen. Tito Karnavian, during a Commission III's meeting in Jakarta, Thursday (23/06).

23 June 2016 | 02:54 PM

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BNN Calls on Heightened Campaigns to Prevent Illegal Drugs

The National Narcotics Agency, or BNN, has called on heightening actions against narcotics crime, including the abuse and illegal distribution of drugs during the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Thursday (23/06).

23 June 2016 | 02:30 PM

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Commentary: Remembering Muhammad Ali’s Visit to Indonesia

Cassius Marcellus Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964 after he converted to Islam. The legendary boxer became infamous in many parts of the world including Indonesia, a predominantly Muslim nation.

23 June 2016 | 02:02 PM

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Britain Votes on EU Membership After Tight and Bitter Campaign

Britons will decide the future of their country and Europe on Thursday (23/06) in a vote on European Union membership after a bitter campaign that appeared to divide the nation down the middle.

23 June 2016 | 01:32 PM

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Chinese Paper Warns British EU Exit Will Diminish Its Influence

If Britain votes to leave the European Union then the country will loose its influence globally, an influential Chinese newspaper said on Thursday (23/06), warning the country was playing a risky political game that should not be imitated.

23 June 2016 | 01:12 PM

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Ex-Volunteers vs Teman Ahok: 'Cheating' Claims Fly

Disgruntled former volunteers with Teman Ahok — the grassroots group collecting a million signatures in support of Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama's independent run for reelection — habe claimed the group is "cheating" in the process.

23 June 2016 | 12:52 PM

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Jokowi Holds Cabinet Meeting on Board Warship at Natuna

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will be holding a cabinet meeting aboard a warship on Natuna waters on Thursday (23/06), sending a bold message to assert Indonesia sovereignty over the southernmost edge of South China Sea, just days after Beijing declare its "overlapping claims" on the waters.

23 June 2016 | 11:45 AM

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Kertas Kraft Aceh Tragedy Announced Gross Human Rights Abuse

The National Commission on Human Rights, or Komnas HAM, on Wednesday (22/06) named evidence of gross human rights abuse conducted by the soldiers in the 1999 Kertas Kraft Aceh tragedy, which killed dozens of people.

23 June 2016 | 11:38 AM

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Five Warships Stationed in Natuna After Another Standoff With China

The Indonesian navy has deployed five warships to the waters off the Natuna Islands, a top military official said, after the country became involved in another territorial skirmish with China last week.

23 June 2016 | 10:10 AM