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FPI Demands Removal of West Java Police Chief

THE clash between the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and the Indonesian Marginal Society Movement (GMBI) last January has put GMBI's patron Inspector-General Anton Charliyan under the spotlight. FPI demands Anton's removal from his post as West Java's police chief.

The conflict began when the two mass organizations clashed at the…

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Disappointed with Uber's Service

AT around 3:30pm on Christmas day, I ordered an Uber car and asked to be picked up at Pondok Gede, setting my destination as Jalan Panglima Polim in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

I asked the help of my friend (Customer ID: Rully180ue) to make…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Clash of Party Chiefs

Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.

Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.