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KPU Improves Election Information Services

2 July 2013 The General Elections Commission (KPU) is improving their information services for the 2014 general elections so that people’s participation in all elections process may increase. KPU chairman Husni Kamil Manik said that KPU opened access to information as wide as possible to the public about process of elections. “One of our breakthroughs is providing information about biographies …

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Kontras: Public Information Access in Five Commissions Unsatisfactory

29 November 2013 JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has said that public access to information of commissions, which are the National Commission on Human Rights, the Attorney Commission, the National Police Commission, the Ombudsman Commission and the Judicial Commission, is unsatisfactory. “The implementation is still poor even though they play strategic roles …

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Supreme Court: 81 Courts Have Not Published Verdicts

31 January 2014 JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Supreme Court secretary said there are still 81 courts that have not actively published their verdicts through the Supreme Court’s website. “Most of them are from big cities, such as Jakarta,” he said on Saturday (25/1/2014). He further said around 89 percent of 819 courts have published their verdicts on the website. According to …

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KPU to Assists Political Parties Draft Campaign Fund Report

3 December 2013 The General Elections Commission (KPU) is ready to assist 2014 elections participants in drafting reports for opening campaign fund account and bookkeeping of campaign fund expenditure. For that purpose, KPU has established help desk in every level from cities to provinces. “Political parties that want to consult can come to local KPU office. The officers there will …

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Kemenpora: PSSI Must be Transparent

20 November 2014 Jakarta, KebebasanInformasi.org – The Youth and Sport Ministry (Kemenpora) has called for the Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) to be transparent in their financial reports as stipulated in the Public Information Openness Law (UU KIP). “According to Law No. 14/2008 about public information openness, public bodies are institutions or groups that receive funds from the state budget,” said …

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SOS Opens Information Request Post to Request Information to PSSI

24 January 2011 TEMPO Interaktif, Jakarta – The Save Our Soccer (SOS) Coalition has opened a public complaint post to as for information from the Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI). The requests then will be collected to obtain report on AFF Cup ticket management and PSSI’s financial audit report in the last six years since 2005. “SOS will facilitate people by …

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PSSI Could be Criminalized

24 January 2011 JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) could be criminalized if they refuse to reveal information on 2010 AFF Cup to the public. The Save Our Soccer (SOS) coalition that consists of Freedom of Information Network, public figures and supporters network have issued a letter to PSSI to demand transparency in 2010 AFF Cup tickets. SOS …

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Fired for No Reason, Ari Widodo Sues Tax Directorate

9 October 2013 Former civil servant Ari Widodo has filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Finance’s Tax Directorate General for firing him without any clear season to the Central Information Commission (KI). The trial held on Monday (7/10) at Central KI Room was led by Commissioner Panel chairman John Fresly along with two members Dyah Aryani and Rumadi and …

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Central Kalimantan KI Works with PWI to Promote Public Information Openness

In order to improve public information openness, the Central Kalimantan Information Commission has begun working with the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI). The cooperation started with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Batu Suli Internasional Hotel on Wednesday (9/10). The event was attended by students, government agencies, PWI and NGOs. As a new institution, Central Kalimantan CV faces various …

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KPU Urged to Draft Election Information Openness Regulation

7 February 2014 The General Elections Commission (KPU) must issue a regulation about information openness to speed up the spread of information about elections as voters need it. “Requesting information, starting from submission of request to public bodies to information dispute resolution in the Information Commission, can take around 161 days while time span of appealing for election dispute is …

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BOS Funds Transparency Low

11 December 2013 Transparency and accountability in the use of School Operational Assistance (BOS) funds is very low even though the program has been implemented for five years. The use of the funds should involve parents of students from planning to reporting. According to World Bank’s research, most parents have heard of the program, but only a few parents know …

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Central KI: Information Openness to Prevent Corruption

13 June 2014 Jakarta – Central Information Commission (KI) chairman Abdulhaid Dipopramono spoke about preventing corruption through information openness in public budget management in Indonesia during the 4th Anti-Corruption at Double Tree Hotel, Jakarta, on Thursday (12/6/2014). The forum was held by UNODC, Bappenas, KPK, ICW and Transparency International (TI) and has been held since 2010 annually as an effort …

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