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Second EU-Indonesia Trade Negotiations in Bali

Indonesia and the European Union (EU) held the second round of negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), on January 24-27 in Denpasar, Bali. Iman Pambagyo, director-general of international trade negotiation at the Ministry of Trade, said the negotiations would serve as the basis for future discussions.

"This round…

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Myanmar to Observe Indonesian Democracy and Pluralism

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi invites Myanmar to learn about democratization, reconciliation, and pluralism from Indonesia. "Solving the issue in Rakhine requires an inclusive economic development," said the minister as she hosted Myanmar's Information Minister Pe Myint and 30 delegates at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta, January 25.

At the meeting,…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.