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Taufik Kiemas Becomes New Speaker of MPR

Taufik Kiemas of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle or PDI-P was elected chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) for the 2009-2014 on Saturday. Read More »

Indonesia’s Carbon Emission Target Gets Positive Responses

Indonesia`s target of reducing carbon emissions by 26 percent in 2020 has received a positive response from countries participating in the just-concluded climate change talks in Bangkok, a spokesman said. Read More »

Norway Offers Condolences Over West Sumatra Quake

Norway's Environment and International Development Minister Erik Solheim has offered his country's condolences to the Indonesian people over the magnitude-7.6 earthquake that struck West Sumatra on September 30, 2009. Read More »

Indonesians to Celebrate Batik Day on October 2

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on all Indonesians to wear batik on October 2, 2009 to celebrate UNESCO`s decision to include batik in its list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" items. Read More »

Gas Terminal Company to be Built

An LNG floating receiving terminal which will be built over Jakarta Bay by state-owned oil company Pertamina, state-owned electricity company PLN, and state-owned gas company PGN, is scheduled to be completed next year. Read More »

Semen Gresik Plans To Buy State-Owned Paper Producer

The country's largest cement producer, PT Semen Gresik is exploring the possibility to acquire a local state-owned paper producer PT Kertas Kraft Aceh to strengthen its cement packaging business, says an official. Read More »