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Suicide bombing strikes Medan Police headquartersNovember 13, 2019
At least six people, namely four police officers, one nonpermanent staffer and one civilian, have been injured in a bomb attack on the Medan Police headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra. The National Police said the apparent suicide bombing occurred at around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, after the morning roll call. Police identified the alleged suicide bomber as a 24-year-old male student named Rabbial Muslim Nasution.
Camaraderie conceals tensions between PDI-P, NasDem: AnalystsNovember 13, 2019
As Megawati Soekarnoputri and Surya Paloh exchanged cordial gestures at the NasDem Party congress on Monday, the reportedly strained relationship between the two seasoned politicians seemed on the mend. Analysts, however, have said tensions persist about future competition between the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and NasDem.
Two corruption cases monitored by Jokowi: KPKNovember 12, 2019
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says two major corruption cases have particularly drawn President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s attention. According to KPK deputy chairman Laode M Syarif, these two cases are the KPK’s investigation into the country’s procurement of a British-made Augusta Westland (AW) 101 helicopter and the bribery case pertaining to the now-defunct Pertamina Energy Services Ltd (Petral). Laode added that these cases required special treatment.
Prabowo seeks to mobilize the peopleNovember 12, 2019
Newly appointed Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto outlined his vision of "total people's defense" as a way to compensate for the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) limited budget in his first meeting with the House of Representatives on Monday.
KPK to summon Minister Yasonna’s son for bribery investigationNovember 11, 2019
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has reportedly set the schedule to question the son of Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly, Yamitema Tirtajaya Laoly. Yamitema will be summoned as a witness in the KPK’s investigation into a bribery case involving non-active Medan Mayor Tengku Dzulmi Eldin. Yamitema will be questioned in his capacity as the director of PT Kani Jaya Sentosa, one of the companies which have often won tenders made by Medan administration in the past.
Jiwasraya requests Rp 32.89 trillion bailoutNovember 11, 2019
State insurance company PT Asuransi Jiwasraya asked for a bailout of Rp 32.89 trillion (US$2.35 billion) from the government to solve its financial crisis during a hearing with the House of Representatives Commission XI on Thursday.