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Virginity test to confirm cadets’ morality, says Indonesian National Police

Virgin territory: Female police officers attend a ceremony near the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle after conducting security duties on Thursday, November 20. National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Ronny F. Sompie claimed that the force’s virginity test for female applicants had no bearing on the success of a candidate’s application. The force has for years practiced the test, which has attracted fierce condemnation in recent days. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)”

Indonesian National Police has confirmed that the virginity test on female cadets is used to measure their physical fitness as well as their morality.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

6.9-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern Indonesian island of Halmahera Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

No tsunami threat in PH after Indonesian quake—Phivolcs


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology assured the public that there was no tsunami threat to the Philippines after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck off an Indonesian island Saturday morning.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters; tsunami possible


A 7.3-magnitude quake hit Indonesian waters Saturday morning and has the potential to generate tsunami waves along nearby coasts, a monitoring agency said.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesia’s Widodo unveils cabinet including female foreign minister

From left, Indonesian Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Indroyono Susilo, National Development Planning Minister Andrinof Chaniago, State Secretary Pratikno, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, his wife Iriana, Vice President Jusuf Kalla's wife Mufidhah, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Security Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo, and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi pose for photographers during the announcement of the new cabinet at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Indonesia's new president unveiled his Cabinet on Sunday, a compromise lineup featuring technocrats in key finance roles who will need to push painful reforms to fix the country's slowing economy, but also including politicians who supported his spectacular rise to power.  AP PHOTO/ACHMAD IBRAHIM

New Indonesian President Joko Widodo Sunday unveiled a cabinet including the country’s first female foreign minister, as well as political allies and technocrats in key economic posts.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »