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Here are the Headlines of several national newspapers published today, February 15 2018.

Media Indonesia wrote “Time to Uphold Commitment for Indonesia.”

Indonesian Chinese Association invited all to have the Chinese New Year 2569 as time to renew and uphold the commitment for Indonesia, based on Pancasila ideology, 1945 Constitutions, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. The invitation was stated by the Indonesian Chinese Association as a form of love for the country. In the invitation, they reminded that Chinese New Year is a perfect moment to strengthen loyalty to Indonesia, Pancasila, and 1945 Constitutions as guidance for life in diversity. That was stated by Chairman of Indonesian Chinese Association, Teddy Sugianto in Jakarta on Wednesday (14/2). Teddy Sugianto also invited the people to celebrate the Chinese New Year modestly and solemnly, as well as to use it to get closer to God. The Chinese New Year, Teddy Sugianto said, must also be a moment to enhance empathy for all.


While Republika wrote “Indonesian Police Chief Instructed Regional Police to Guard Ulema”.


Indonesian Police Chief Tito Karnavian at the Vice President Office in Jakarta on Wednesday (14/2) said, the police will carry out preventive efforts after the attacks against religious figures recently. He claimed to have instructed the regional police across the country to increase security around worship houses. On the past attacks, Chief Tito Karnavian said the police will investigate more deeply the case to find if the cases are related.


Kompas wrote “House: KPK Must Be Monitored”.


The House of Representatives’ Inquiry Committee suggested Corruption Eradication Commission -KPK to form independent supervisory institution. The institution consisting members from KPK and integrity figures is needed to create check and balance. The supervisory institution forming is one of ten recommendations from the Inquiry Committee and had been announced during House’s Plenary Session in Jakarta, Wednesday (14/2). However, KPK did not attend the session. Instead, KPK sent a letter to the Speaker of the House and Inquiry Committee. In the letter, KPK stated to be appreciating the works of Inquiry Committee, despite of some disagreements on the report. KPK will only carry out relevant recommendations to be implemented in a bid to strengthen the institution and the corruption eradication efforts.


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