National Reconciliation Board to Promote Diversity: Cabinet Secretary

The government has tipped the establishment of a National Reconciliation Board, to be filled with leading public figures, to promote diversity and multiculturalism, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said.

10 January 2017 | 12:30 PM


The Weeknd Climbs Back to Top of Billboard 200 with 'Starboy'

Canadian hip hop singer The Weeknd climbed back to the top of the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, in a quiet week where no new entries cracked into the top 10.

10 January 2017 | 12:14 PM


Australian Police Say They Are Helping With 1MDB Investigations

The Australian Federal Police said they are working with international law enforcement agencies to investigate companies associated 1MDB.

10 January 2017 | 12:00 PM


Padang Reports Strong Tremors After 5.5 Quake

Residents in Padang, West Sumatra, reported feeling strong tremors after an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the area Monday evening (09/01), the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, said.

10 January 2017 | 11:46 AM


Nat’l Cyber Agency Crucial For Indonesia: Home Affairs Minister

Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo reiterated the importance of the National Cyber Agency, or Basinas, with the government set to establish the agency as a top priority.

10 January 2017 | 11:41 AM


UK Prime Minister: Wrong to Say Hard Brexit Is Inevitable

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (09/01) that it was wrong to say a "hard Brexit" was inevitable, after the pound sterling fell to a 10-week low.

10 January 2017 | 11:00 AM


HK Realtindo Aims Rp 3t, Delays IPO to Q3

HK Realtindo, the property developer unit of state construction company Hutama Karya, has decided to double its initial public offering size to Rp 3 trillion and move back the IPO to third quarter this year.

10 January 2017 | 10:57 AM


Timah to Issue Bonds, No Plans to Divest Units

State-owned tin miner Timah eyes to raise more than Rp 500 billion ($38 million) from a bond issuance in order to finance the company's expansion.

10 January 2017 | 10:56 AM


Ahok Prepares for Fifth Session, Reviews Police Investigation Report

Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has studied the police investigation report ahead of Tuesday's (10/01) fifth session in his high profile blasphemy trial, with the governor tipping a long day in the South Jakarta court room.

10 January 2017 | 10:45 AM


Cabinet Secretary Pramono Speaks on 'Defend the Nation' Controversy

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has said the military-run Bela Negara, or Defend the Nation, program will be monitored closely after an official was disciplined for hosting members of the hardline Islamic Defender's Front, or FPI, at an event last week.

10 January 2017 | 10:09 AM