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The Minister's Men and college Elections

Like a virus, the rector election drama has spread to a number of universities. Initially, the only buzz heard in Jakarta was the rector election at Haluoleo University in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi. It turns out many universities in other regions are also experiencing a 'fever' caused by the same virus…

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Muhammad Nasir, Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education:
Many People Abuse My Name

Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir said it is possible there are people claiming to have a close connection with him and acting as 'brokers' in elections at several universities. The former rector of Semarang's Diponegoro University said if this is indeed happening, he does not know…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.