Indonesia: President Joko Widodo unveils new cabinet World

Indonesia: President Joko Widodo unveils new cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo finally announced his cabinet on October 26 after delaying it for nearly a week due to the Corruption Eradication Commission’s disapproval of several candidates on corruption allegations.
New Indonesian President values ties with Vietnam Politics

New Indonesian President values ties with Vietnam

The new Indonesian President Joko Widodo spoke highly of the bilateral ties between Indonesia and Vietnam in a meeting with the Head of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung, a special envoy sent by President Truong Tan Sang, in Jakarta on October 20.

Indonesia starts construction of giant sea wall

Indonesia on October 9 started construction of a giant sea wall along the coast in north Jakarta, attempting to fix frequent inundation in the under-sea-level region, according to the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs.

Indonesian military marks 69th anniversary

Indonesia organised a major military display at the East Javan Surabaya naval base in celebration of the military’s 69 th anniversary (October 5, 1945-2014) on October 7.

Indonesia: Prabowo Subianto withdraws from poll

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, leader of the Gerindra (Great Indonesia Movement) party, on July 22 announced that he and his running mate Hatta Rajasa withdraw from the election process, claiming that the poll was not fair and transparent.
Indonesia begins presidential election World

Indonesia begins presidential election

Indonesians on July 9 began voting in the third direct presidential election since the country’s political reform that started in 1998. This is a race between former Jakarta governor Joko Widodo against former army general Prabowo Subianto.