Joko Widodo President gave a press statement related to his nomination of Cmr. Gen. Budi Gunawan to be National Police chief, at the State Palace on Jan. 14, 2015. (Antara Photo/Andika Wahyu)

The Jakarta Globe’s Top Stories in the Week to Jan. 17

JANUARY 18, 2015

Jakarta. Foreigners who work and live in Indonesia may be required to take a an Indonesian-language proficiency test in order to stay, and that became the top story in the past week on the Jakarta Globe's website.

An Agence France-Presse report about Google's latest app version of Google Translate was the second most-viewed article.

Other top stories included President Joko Widodo pushing for the nomination of Cmr. Gen. Budi Gunawan as chief of the National Police, a recommendation that was opposed by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

The following is a list of the 10 most-read stories in the week to Jan. 17:

Foreign Workers in Indonesia ‘Must Take Local Language Test’ 

Google Turns Smartphones Into Real-Time Translators 

How Jokowi Wasted His Mandate in Just 88 Days  

KPK to Indonesia’s Rescue From ‘Dirty’ National Police Chief Candidate 

Indonesia’s Absence in ‘Islam vs. West’ Issue 

Four Killed as Tree Collapses in Bogor Botanical Gardens 

Not in My Name, Says Indonesia Religious Minister After Paris Attacks 

Charlie Hebdo Tragedy Proves There Are Limits to Freedom of Speech 

Navy Divers Find AirAsia Black Box: Transportation Ministry 

Vietnamese Drug Convict Awaiting Execution Expresses One Final Wish