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Indonesian Constitutional Court Hears Election Challenge Amid Tight Security

Added: 14.06.2019 18:12 | 22 views | 0 comments

Security in Jakarta was high on Friday as lawyers for Indonesia's opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto called on the Constitutional Court to annul the recent election due to “systematic electoral fraud and abuse of power," according to Al Jazeera. Official results from the General Election Commission released last month showed President Joko Widodo beat Prabowo by 11 percent after winning more than 55 percent of the votes during the April election. “We are filing a lawsuit against the General Election Commission (KPU), demanding that the KPU annul its decision on the result of the presidential election,” Bambang Widjojanto, the chief lawyer representing Prabowo, told the court on Friday....

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Chinese Technology Show Includes Smashing Bust Of Donald Trump As Stress-Relief

Added: 12.06.2019 17:51 | 29 views | 0 comments

One of the most popular booths at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia this week has been rather low-tech thanks to its stress-relief options that appeal to many in China, according to The Jakarta Post. One kiosk is allowing visitors to smash a life-sized bobblehead of United States President Donald Trump with a mallet. As many theoretically bash President Trump for the ongoing tariff war between Washington and Beijing, the booth offers a literal outlet for their frustration at the technology fair. “It would be better if I could use my hands and feet. I think the hammer isn’t satisfying enough,” attendee Wang Dongyue, 31, told AFP.“I don’t have a good impression of him to be frank, because...

Former Army General Behind Assassination Plot Of Indonesian President's Security Officers

Added: 11.06.2019 19:45 | 22 views | 0 comments

Indonesian police said former two-star general Kivlan Zen was behind a plot to assassinate President Joko Widodo’s top security officials on Tuesday, according to The South China Morning Post. The plot was linked to a violent bout of unrest which hit Jakarta last month after the most recent election results were announced showing Widodo winning another term. Two men who were detained during the initial arrests after the May riots said Kivlan was behind the plot to murder security minister Wiranto, maritime minister Luhut Pandjaitan, National Intelligence Agency chief Budi Gunawan and presidential intelligence adviser Gories Mere. Kivlan, who is already under arrest for illegal possession of...

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