No mention of ‘returning graft suspects’ assets’ in 2022 meeting between Indonesia and Singapore

No mention of 'returning graft suspects' assets' in 2022 meeting between Indonesia and Singapore

Screenshot of the false post, taken on March 21, 2024 Indonesian-language text on the video repeats the claim, saying that “Singapore is handing over a trillion rupiah” ($64 billion) of Indonesia’s “state assets stolen by corruption suspects”. “I really got goosebumps, Mr Jokowi is the best and great,” the text also says, praising the president … Read more

Indonesia’s presidential palace in new capital Nusantara must be built with our own hands, says Jokowi

JAKARTA, March 1 (Bernama-Antara): President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated that Indonesia is keen on having a new presidential palace built with its own hands rather than being a colonial legacy, reported ANTARA news agency. “We are keen to have a presidential palace that is not the legacy of the colonial regime. We will develop (the … Read more

Indonesia awards presumed next president Prabowo rank of four-star general

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s president on Wednesday awarded Prabowo Subianto, his presumed successor and an ex-special forces commander, the rank of honorary four-star general, decades after he was dismissed from the military amid allegations of rights abuses. Defence Minister Prabowo, who took an insurmountable lead in the Feb. 14 presidential election according to unofficial quick … Read more

Prabowo Subianto | From Indonesia’s ‘strongman’ General to ‘cute-and-cuddly’ presidential candidate

The party started almost a year ago. On Instagram, a 71-year-old former military general posed wearing a white hoodie and a mild smile. To his followers, it made him look “ganteng”, “gemes” and “gemoy”. Handsome, cute. At election rallies and interviews over the next months, the General perfected his signature dance moves — an awkward … Read more

Indonesia Elections 2024: From contentious figure to crowd magnet, VP candidate Gibran expands Prabowo’s reach, appeal

Mr Gibran tried his best to shake everyone’s hands but it was hard to gauge if he was enjoying the spotlight. He was mostly quiet when people screamed his name with barely a smile on his face. Mr Gibran also ignored calls from reporters following his campaign trail that day for a brief interview. The … Read more

Indonesian president Jokowi seeks excellent human resources to welcome demographic dividend

SURABAYA, East Java (Bernama-Antara): President Joko Widodo urged universities to prepare excellent human resources (HR) to welcome Indonesia’s demographic dividend in the next decade. “Excellent human resources are key, and they are what we must prepare concretely,” he stated while opening the Campus Convention XXIX and Yearly Gathering XXV of the Indonesian Rectors Forum at … Read more

Indonesia election commission confirms presidential candidates

Subianto, 72, is increasing his margin of popularity over closest rival Pranowo, according to a poll published on Sunday by Indikator Politik Indonesia. The third-time presidential candidate is now favoured by 39.7 per cent of voters to 30 per cent for Pranowo, the poll showed, compared to 36.1 to 33.7 last month. The vote has … Read more

Stadium disaster justice loses in Indonesia U-20 World Cup furore | World Cup News

Football-loving Indonesians have been left reeling after their country was stripped of the right to host the under-20 World Cup football tournament by the sport’s governing body FIFA following local objections to an Israeli team’s participation. Indonesia was due to host the U-20 World Cup on the island of Bali in late May, but when … Read more

Singapore maid agencies welcome proposed Indonesian law protecting its domestic workers 

According to Indonesia’s Cabinet Secretariat site, there are about 4 million Indonesians who are domestic workers. There were reportedly about 120,000 Indonesians working in Singapore as helpers as of 2020.  MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION  Two maid agencies in Singapore said this is a move in the right direction.  “The ratification of the law is … Read more

PM Lee, Indonesia President Joko Widodo discuss regional developments, Myanmar in bilateral meeting

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discussed with Indonesian President Joko Widodo regional developments, including ASEAN’s next steps on Myanmar, at a bilateral meeting on Thursday evening (Nov 10). The meeting was held shortly after Mr Lee landed in Phnom Penh to attend the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits. Mr Lee and President Jokowi have worked … Read more