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Strong protest to Malaysia needed: Mahfud MD

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Indonesia needs to send strong protest to Malaysia against the incident in which Malaysia has printed the Indonesian national flag upside down in the SEA Games 2017 reference book, former constitutional chief justice Mahfud MD ...

Tannya-Sharon duet bags gold medal for Indonesia

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Indonesian bowling womens duet athletes Tannya Roumimper and Sharon Adelina Luman Santoso snatched the first gold medal for the country at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday.

Pertamina sees increase in high quality fuel oil sales

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Indonesias state-run oil firm PT Pertamina (Persero) has recorded a significant increase in the sale of high quality fuel oils in the country.

Ministry to renew data on Indonesian nationals overseas

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The ministries of Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs, Immigration Office, as well as Indonesian Migrant Workers Placement and Protection Agency (BNP2TKI), will renew the database of Indonesian nationals living overseas, including the ...

Monday, Aug 21

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President signs election bill into law

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President Joko Widodo signed an election bill into law on August 16, 2017, presidential spokesman Johan Budi stated.

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Indonesian Foreign Ministry celebrates its 72nd anniversary

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Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs celebrated its 72nd anniversary, here on Monday, and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi utilized the moment to reflect on its achievements and mission.

Bappenas urges diaspora to develop Indonesian economy

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National Development Planning (Bappenas) Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has urged the Indonesian diaspora to help boost economic growth in the country.

Government to use Eastern Palapa Ring to develop telemedicine program

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The government will finalize its Eastern Palapa Ring project to support the development of a telemedicine program for Papua and West Papua, National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro stated.

Kalla urges unity of Indonesian diaspora network members

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Vice President Jusuf Kalla has called on all members of the Indonesian diaspora network to unite in an attempt to develop Indonesia.

RI, Uzbekistan to enhance cooperation in agriculture

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Indonesia and Uzbekistan will enhance bilateral cooperation in agriculture, as the two countries have huge potential in the sector.

Widodo receives visit of deputy prime minister of Uzbekistan

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo received a courtesy visit of Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Zoyir Mirzaev at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Monday.

Government seeks to issue one-month treasury notes

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The Indonesian government is seeking to issue one-month state treasury notes next year to meet the short-term liquidity needs, an official stated.

Projected 2.19 percent deficit aimed at creating sound state budget

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The projected deficit of 2.19 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the draft 2018 state budget is the governments target to create an increasingly sound state budget, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati stated.

President postpones launch of 16th economic policy package

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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has decided to postpone the launch of the 16th economic policy package indefinitely due to unfavorable conditions, a presidential spokesman said.

President discusses nationality with top figures

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President Joko Widodo held a meeting with national figures to discuss the issues of nationality as a tradition.

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Government and Freeport end dispute on divestment and smelter: Jonan

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Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan said the government and PT Freeport Indonesia have concluded talks on divestment and smelter issues.

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Shanghai calling! Shake Shack is Shanghai bound

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Come on by, Shanghai! Shake Shack’s expansion plans in Asia are heating up. After announcing in July that the first-ever Hong Kong location will open in 2018, plans are now underway for Shake Shack Inc. (“Shake Shack” or ...

Sunday, Aug 20

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Police identify perpetrators of shooting incident in PT Freeport

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Head of Papua Regional Police, Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar, said that his side has identified the perpetrators of shooting against a vehicle belongs to PT Freeport Indonesia in Tembagapura District on last Thursday.

President hands land certificates to "Jabodetabek" communities

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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) rode a bicycle from the Merdeka Palace to the Park & Ride course on Thamrin street to distribute 7,486 land certificates to the communities of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi ...

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Indonesia deplores national flag incident in Malaysia

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Indonesia has deeply regretted the incident in which its national flag has been printed in the reference book of Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) 2017 upside down.

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Indonesian committee seeks 20 thousand volunteers for Asian Games 2018

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The Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) is seeking 20 thousand Indonesian and foreign volunteers during the event in Jakarta and Palembang from Aug 18 to Sept 2, 2018.

UN verifies names of 16,056 Indonesian islands

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The United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) verified the names of 16,056 islands belonging to Indonesia, as noted in a press statement received in Jakarta on Saturday.

KNPIi proposes national forum of ex-presidents and vice presidents

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Chief of the Indonesian National Youth Committee (KNPI) Muhammad Rifai Darus has proposed a national forum comprising of former presidents and vice presidents.

Striking employees set fire to terminal office in Timika

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Thousands of striking employees damaged and burned PT Freeport Indonesias facilities such as the office of Gorong-Gorong Terminal, Timika, Papua, on Saturday night.

Moratorium in tin mining license in Bangka Belitung

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Bangka Belitung Governor Erzaldi Rosman Djohan announced his decision on moratorium in tin mining license to improve control of the mining of the mineral in the province.

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Narcotics agency seizes 40 kilograms of crystal meth

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The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has seized 40 kilograms of crystal meth and arrested five suspects in North Aceh.

Saturday, Aug 19

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Minister ready to cut regulations to encourage research

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Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir said his side was ready to remove regulations that pose a hindrance to the success of research results."Regulations must adapt to developments or growth in ...

Indonesian peacekeepers uncover cocaine trafficking in Haiti

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Indonesian peacekeepers of "Garuda Bhayangkara" were involved in a disclosure of cocaine circulation in the Anbouchi coastal village of Morency, South Department, Haiti.

Friday, Aug 18

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President, VP attend countdown launching of Asian Games 2018

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla attended the countdown launch event for the 18th Asian Games 2018 at the National Monument (Monas) arena, here, Friday evening.

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Implement constitution for public welfare: VP kalla

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Constitution Day should not only be commemorated in a ceremony but must also be implemented for the welfare of the nation and the state, Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla stated.