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Jokowi To Personally Greet Dr M On Arrival In Jakarta

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JAKARTA- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be given the honour to plant angsana tree (rosewood) saplings on the grounds of Istana Bogor, the Indonesian presidential palace when he meets Joko Widodo (pic) on Friday (June 28). The Prime Minister, who is arriving here later Friday evening for an official visit, will also be accorded a…

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Indonesian President Puts Off Signing Law Protecting Parliament

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JAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a draft law that would allow parliament to crack down on criticism aimed at its members or the legislature, suggesting it could undermine the quality of the country’s democracy. Members of parliament have proposed modifying laws governing parliament to allow an internal ethics council to take…

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Jokowi Meets Indonesian Workers In Sarawak

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KUCHING – Indonesian President Joko Widodo met about 6,000 Indonesian nationals working in Sarawak, at Stadium Perpaduan Negeri in Petra Jaya near here, this evening. The Indonesians, workers in various sectors such as plantations and manufacturing in Miri, Bintulu, Sibu and Kuching, filled the stadium from this morning to meet their president. Jokowi, as the…

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Indonesian President Calls To Safeguard Pluralism From Extremist Threat

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JAKARTA – Indonesia’s president said on Wednesday that the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country needed to pull together to meet the threat of extremism and safeguard a constitution that enshrines religious freedom and diversity. In an address to parliament ahead of Thursday’s independence day, President Joko Widodo peppered his speech with references to the need…

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Indonesian Police Probe Distribution Of ‘Jokowi Undercover’ Book

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JAKARTA – The police are investigating the sale and distribution of a book that allegedly incited hatred towards President Joko Widodo, after having arrested the author Bambang Tri Mulyono. Police head of public relations Boy Rafli Amar said it was learnt that the book, ‘Jokowi Undercover’, was being sold on social media by the author…

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Jokowi Calls War Against Illegal Fishing

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JAKARTA – President Joko Widodo called for war against illegal fishing in his speech at the ASEAN United States Summmit meeting in the Laotian capital city of Vientiane on Thursday. Indonesia’s Antara news agency reports that in the meeting attended by President Barack Obama and ASEAN heads of state and governments Jokowi said illegal, unreported…

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Jokowi Drops Energy Minister Appointed 20 Days Ago

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JAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has dismissed Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Arcandra Tahar, appointed to the post only 20 days ago, after he was found holding a US citizenship. Local media today quoted State Secretariat Minister Pratikno as saying the decision to drop Arcandra was made yesterday evening after it was confirmed…

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M’sia And Indonesia Working To Solve Disputes

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JAKARTA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Indonesian President Joko Widodo have instructed their special envoys tasked with resolving overlapping maritime claims to intensify their efforts. The two leaders gave a fresh mandate to their special envoys to resolve the delimitation issue. “We take note that there is a bit of progress reported…

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Jokowi’s Eldest Son Prepares To Tie The Knot

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JAKARTA: The Indonesian city of Surakarta is gearing up to host what could be the most anticipated wedding of the year – between Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the eldest son of president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, and the 2009 Miss Surakarta, Selvi Ananda. The wedding will take place on June 11 and the country’s VIPs are expected…

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Joko Widodo Departs For Brunei From Bunga Raya Complex KLIA

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KUALA LUMPUR – Indonesian President Joko Widodo departs for Brunei from Bunga Raya Complex KLIA, Sepang after concluding his three-day state visit to Malaysia. Malaysia is confident that bilateral trade with Indonesia remains positive despite the volatile economic landscape, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. He said although the trade target of US$30…

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Proton JV With Indonesia Aims For Bigger Success: Tun M

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Proton Holdings Bhd’s joint-venture (JV) with an Indonesian firm to develop the neighboring country’s national car is a baby step towards a bigger success. Its chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the collaboration is part of the efforts towards realising the Asean car project which was mooted by Malaysia as the chair of the Association…

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Proton Iriz, Perdana Gets The Thumbs Up From Jokowi

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Bagus! That’s what Indonesian president Joko Widodo who visited Proton headquarters here today described as he test drove the Proton Perdana and Proton Iriz. He later told Proton chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he was pleased with the visit that saw him witnessing a Memorandum of Understanding between Proton Holdings Bhd and PT Adiperkasa…

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Indonesian School To Be Built In Sarawak Soon: Najib

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An Indonesian school? Just in time of Jokowi’s visit to Malaysia? WHAT a coincidence! Prime Minister Najib Razak announced today that the Sarawak state government had agreed to set up the Indonesian School in the state, similar to what has already been set in place in neighbouring Sabah. Bernama reports that the PM said, “We…

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Malaysia,Indonesia Agree To Resolve Long-Standing Issue

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The Malaysian and Indonesian governments have agreed to expedite some several key thrusts that have been initiated earlier, especially on long-unresolved issues. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said they include resolving maritime border issues, labour, education, and trade and investment, among other matters. Najib said although a technical taskforce to look into the maritime…

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Najib Holds Four-Eyed Meeting With Indonesian President

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday held a four-eyed meeting with visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Perdana Putra Complex here. Najib and Joko, who is fondly known as Jokowi, are scheduled to attend a delegation meeting later before holding a joint press conference. The meeting is expected to…

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Jokowi Begins 3-Day Visit

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 3.50pm to begin his 3-day official visit to Malaysia. Joko or fondly known as Jokowi, was accompanied by his wife Iriana Joko Widodo. The couple was accorded the state welcoming ceremony and welcomed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his deputy…

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Jokowi Visit Fosters Closer Malaysia-Indonesia Ties – Ambassador

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KUALA LUMPUR – Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s visit to Malaysia this Thursday will foster closer ties between both countries and resolve outstanding issues. Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia, Herman Prayitno said this was the newly-elected Indonesian president’s first state visit and mirrored a long-standing tradition. Malaysia is the first destination for the Indonesian president, fondly called…

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Jokowi Flies Economy Class To Son’s Graduation In Singapore

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo and first Lady Iriana Widodo flew economy class to Singapore to attend the graduation ceremony of their youngest son, Kaesang Pangarep. And if that wasn’t laidback enough, Jokowi and his entourage sat on the tail end of their Garuda Indonesia flight. According to the republic’s popular daily,Detik, Jokowi arrived at Terminal…

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Business As Usual For Jokowi’s Family,Won’t Show Off Wealth

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While former President Of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono might raised his children in the lap of luxury, his replacement, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo are on the other side of the fence. Unlike the other offsprings of the rich and powerful, the Widodos has a very humble upbringing, preferring to live a quite life away from their famous father’s…

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Working-Class Hero Joko Widodo Swears In As Indonesia’s New President

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JAKARTA – Indonesia’s Joko Widodo took over as president of the world’s third-largest democracy on Monday with supporters’ hopes high but pressing economic problems and sceptical rivals set to test the former furniture businessman. Widodo’s narrow victory over a former general in July’s election marked the first time in the young democracy’s history that a…

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Najib Arrives In Jakarta For Jokowi’s Swearing-In

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JAKARTA – Prime Ministri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here this afternoon to attend the swearing-in of Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s new president here tomorrow. The special aircraft carrying Najib, who was also accompanied by his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, landed at the Halim Perdanakusuma airport here at about 6 pm local time…

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