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Trade, Investment Agreements must not violate Human Rights

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ) stated that various trade and investment agreements that the Indonesian government signed with other countries must not violate human rights.
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

President signs Election Bill into Law

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo signed an election bill into law on August 16, 2017, presidential spokesman Johan Budi stated. "The bill has been registered as Law No. 7 of 2017," Budi said at the Presidential Palace Complex here on Monday. He expressed hope that all elements and parties related to the election would work im ...
Date: 21 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

President to issue Regulation to replace Full Day School Regulation

Jember, E Java (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will soon produce a regulation for strengthening character education to replace the controversial regulation of the ministry of education on a five-day a week school system.
Date: 13 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government to issue Regulation on Gas-grid

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Energy and Natural Resources Ministrys Directorate General of Oil and Gas is drafting the Presidential Regulation on gas-grid (jargas) in the country, the planning director, Alimuddin Baso stated here on Wednesday.
Date: 26 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Judicial Commission asks Supreme Court to punish 33 Judges

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Judicial Commission (KY) has recommended sanctions on 33 judges allegedly offending ethical codes on Guidelines for Judges behaviors (KEPPH).
Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Ministers told to think over before issuing Ministerial Regulations

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo told his minister to be careful in issuing ministerial regulation so as not to hamper business and investment development.
Date: 24 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government Ready to face Judicial Review of Election Law

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H Laoly said the government is ready to face judicial review of the new election law.
Date: 21 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

President to honor Decision on General Elections Bill

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will honor the decision-making process on the General Elections Bill by the plenary session of the House of Representatives (DPR) that lasted until late at night on Thursday.
Date: 21 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

DPR passes General Election Bill into Law

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) passed the General Election Bill into law late on Thursday night with four political party factions walked out of the plenary meeting. The four political party factions from Gerindra, Democrats, PKS and PAN walked out ahead of the vote to choose between Package A or B concer ...
Date: 21 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

President discusses Draft of Regulation on Character Building

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo held a meeting with several ministers to discuss a draft of a presidential regulation on character building at the Presidential Palace Complex in Jakarta, Tuesday.
Date: 18 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government urged to be concerned about Dual Citizenship Issue

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government of Indonesia has been urged to be concerned about the dual citizenship issue, a member of Commission I of the House of Representatives, Bobby Rizaldi, stated.
Date: 01 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

President calls for Consistency with regard to Election Law

Ungaran, C Java (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo said here on Saturday that he hoped for consistency with regard to the simplification of development of political system.
Date: 18 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia commits to Paris Agreement: Kalla

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has firmly emphasized its commitment to Paris Agreement and will implement the resolution to contribute to the world climate improvement.
Date: 16 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Minister warns Importers selling Commodities higher than Government's Price

Bandung, W Java (ANTARA News) - The government will take stern measures against importers selling garlic above its maximum price set by the government, Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman stated.
Date: 16 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Wiranto: Government to ask Court to ban HTI

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Coordinating Minister for Law, Security and Political Affairs Wiranto said the government will ask the Supreme Court to ban Islamic fundamentalist Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI).
Date: 06 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government to evaluate 23 Ministerial Regulations

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government will continue to evaluate regulations considered to have hampered investment, the Capital Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has said.
Date: 28 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

President respects Constitutional Court's Verdict

Semarang, C Java (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated on Saturday that he respected the Constitutional Courts verdict cancelling the home affairs ministrys authority to annul problematic bylaws.
Date: 09 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government must discuss Draft Law on Tobacco: Ministry

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government should deliberate the bill on tobacco proposed under the initiative of the House of Representatives, a senior official of the Ministry of Industry stated.
Date: 06 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesian Embassy provides Five Lawyers for Siti Aisyah

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur provides five lawyers from Gooi and Azura legal firm to defend Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian woman who is charged with the murder of North Korean man, Kim Jong-nam.
Date: 02 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

17 Health Organizations reject Draft Bill on Tobacco

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Seventeen health organizations in Indonesia have issued a joint declaration urging President Joko Widodo to reject the draft bill on tobacco.
Date: 21 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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Indonesia, Croatia agree to strengthen Economic Cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Croatia have agreed to enhance economic cooperation, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a press statement released on Tuesday.

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Indonesia, Namibia agree to enhance Bilateral Trade Cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesias Foreign Affairs Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi has held a bilateral meeting with her Namibian counterpart Netumbo Nandi-Ndiatwah, and the two ministers agreed to intensify cooperation to boost bilateral trade.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Conclusion of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA)

The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEANHKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines.

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ASEAN Meet explores Issues related to Tariff Commitments, Rules under ATIGA

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - The discussions on Association of South-East Asian Nations' (ASEAN) internal economic-related affairs, which were held in the Philippines at the 31th ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Council, explored issues related to tariff commitments and applicable rules under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).

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Jokowi asks Universities to advance e-Commerce Studies

Bandung, W Java (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has asked universities to advance their e-commerce studies, particularly through the faculty of economy.

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ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Area increases Bilateral Trade by 92.3 per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 (Bernama) - Bilateral trade between ASEAN and South Korea has increased by 92.3 per cent to US$118.84 billion in 2016 from US$61.81 billion in 2006 since the ASEAN-KOREA Free Trade Area (AKFTA) took effect in 2007.

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ASEAN MSMEs need More Financial, Technical Support: Study

MANILA - While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has available programs and pushing for policies that will boost micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the region needs to introduce more financial and technical support to MSMEs, an ASEAN study said.

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