The wRap Indonesia: Jokowi's one year in power, goals for Jokowi US trip
JAKARTA, Indonesia – From an assesment of President Joko Widodo's first year in power to his upcoming visit to the United States, here is the top news stories from Indonesia and around the world to start your day.
1. Jokowi's 1st year
Widodo, known by his nickname "Jokowi," swept to power on a wave of popular support for his hands-on approach and his image as a corruption-free, fresh face in a country long dominated by oligarchs from the era of dictator Suharto. Read more.
2. Jokowi's US trip
“They are hoping the visit sends the message that the restrictive and unfriendly regulatory environment is changing in Indonesia,” a source said. “There will be some creative ideas put forward.” Read more.
3. Sharia law interpretation
The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), which was formed in 1962 to advise parliament on the compatibility of laws with Sharia, made the ruling during its meeting on Monday. However the chairman of the council Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani also "advised women to follow ethics and have a careful attitude in society," a spokesman told AFP. Read more.
4. Barcelona on top
Spanish giants Barcelona top the FIFA shortlist for the Ballon d'Or world player of the year award with six players named in a second 23-strong selection.
They include the favorite for the prestigious award, Argentinian Lionel Messi, as well as Javier Mascherano (Argentina), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Neymar (Brazil), Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) and Luis Suarez (Uruguay). They will be up against last year's winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, and his Real Madrid team-mates Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema as well as five players from German giants Bayern Munich.
5. Rappler Indonesia contributor wins award
BNPB award is an appreciation of the work of individuals and institutions who address disasters. In the 4th ever Tough Awards, Rappler Indonesia contributor Ari Susanto won the main award in the Journalistic Piece Category, for his work published on the Rappler website, titled "Alone, Sadiman freed his village from drought." Read more. – Rappler.com