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  • 13 December 2018
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BMKG Warns Against Hydro Meteorological Disasters

Information from the BMKG on Disaster Preparedness. Photo by: the BMKG.

Information from the BMKG on Disaster Preparedness. Photo by: the BMKG.

Increased rainfall in the rainy season may cause hydro meteorological disasters in most parts of Indonesia, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in its press release, Thursday (13/12).

“There are 72 floods, 74 landslides, and 77 tornadoes occur in several regions last November,” the release states.

  • 13 December 2018
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President Jokowi: Leaders Can’t Please Everyone

President Jokowi takes a group photo on the book launch of Jokowi Menuju Cahaya by Alberthiene Endah, at Hotel Mulia Ballrom, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (12/13). (Photo by: Oji/Public Relations)

President Jokowi takes a group photo on the book launch of Jokowi Menuju Cahaya by Alberthiene Endah, at Hotel Mulia Ballrom, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (12/13). (Photo by: Oji/Public Relations)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said that he once served the country as a Mayor and as a Governor before taking office as the President, acknowledging that he cannot please every single people.

“This means that some people are unhappy. It can be reproachful, it can berate,” President Jokowi said while attending the book launch of Jokowi Menuju Cahaya by Alberthiene Endah, at Hotel Mulia Ballrom, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (12/13).

  • 13 December 2018
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President Jokowi: PKH Facilitators to Study Abroad

President Jokowi in a group photo with participants of PKH Resource Jamboree, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (13/12). (Photo by: Jay/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi in a group photo with participants of PKH Resource Jamboree, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (13/12). (Photo by: Jay/Public Relations Division)

The Government will focus on the development of human resources starting next year after it focuses on infrastructure development in the past four years.

In this regard, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered Minister of Social Affairs Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita to send facilitators the Hope Family Program (PKH) to study abroad.

  • 13 December 2018
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President Jokowi Attends Biography Book Launch

President Jokowi shakes hand with Alberthiene Endah, the author of Jokowi Menuju Cahaya, at Mulia Hotel Ballroom, Jakarta, Thursday (13/12). (Photo: PR/Oji)

President Jokowi shakes hand with Alberthiene Endah, the author of Jokowi Menuju Cahaya, at Mulia Hotel Ballroom, Jakarta, Thursday (13/12). (Photo: PR/Oji)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (13/12) attended the launch of his biography book entitled Menuju Cahaya (Towards Light) held at Mulia Hotel, Senayan, South Jakarta.

The biography was written by Alberthiene Endah, a biographer, novelist and journalist who has written several biography books of Indonesian public figures.

  • 13 December 2018
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Gov’t to Speed Up Poverty Alleviation

President Jokowi delivers remarks at the Opening of PKH Jamboree, at State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (13/12). (Photo: Jay/PR)

President Jokowi delivers remarks at the Opening of PKH Jamboree, at State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (13/12). (Photo: Jay/PR)

The Indonesian Government continues programs to speed up poverty alleviation, one of which is the Family Hope Program (PKH) aimed at increasing quality of human resources, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said at the Opening of the PKH Jamboree, at State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (12/13)

The government’s data shows that poverty rate has dropped from 11.2 percent in 2014 to 9.8 percent in 2018. However, President Jokowi considered the figure is still high and needs further efforts to reduce it.

  • 13 December 2018
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Gov’t to Increase Aspiring Family Program Fund to Rp134 Trillion Next Year

President Jokowi walks among participants of Aspiring Family Program (PKH)’s Forces Jamboree, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (13/12). (Photo by: Jay/PR Division)

President Jokowi walks among participants of Aspiring Family Program (PKH)’s Forces Jamboree, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (13/12). (Photo by: Jay/PR Division)

The Government will allocate Rp34 trillion from the State Budget for the Aspiring Family Program (PKH) in 2019, or to double it from Rp19 trillion in 2018, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

The number of Beneficiary Families (KPM) will also increase from 6 million households to 10 million households, he said. In addition, the amount will increase twofold next year, from originally Rp1,800,000 per household.

  • 13 December 2018
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Gov’t Appoints Batam Mayor as Batam Authority Chairman

Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution talks to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support Yuli Harsono before the Limited Cabinet Meeting at the President's Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12). Photo by: Jay/PR.

Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution talks to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support Yuli Harsono before the Limited Cabinet Meeting at the President’s Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12). Photo by: Jay/PR.

The Indonesian Government has decided that Mayor of Batam serves ex-officio as chairman of the Batam Authority, according to Public Relations Division of Coordinating Ministry for the Economy in a press release, Thursday (13/12).

The press release also states that the Government made the decision to solve leadership issues in Batam and the Batam Authority.

  • 13 December 2018
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Gov’t to Construct New Bridge to Connect Padang, Bukittinggi in March 2019

The collapsed Batang Kalu Bridge. (Photo: IST)

The collapsed Batang Kalu Bridge. (Photo: IST)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo expressed concern to the collapsed of the Batang Kalu Bridge KM 54, in Kayu Tanam, Padang Pariaman Regency, West Sumatra, because of overflowing water from Batang Ulakan River after heavy rains on Monday (10/12).

Through his Facebook account that was uploaded a few hours ago, President Jokowi said that the bridge which connecting Padang to Bukittinggi was so important because the road was a strategic route and one of veins of West Sumatra economy.

  • 12 December 2018
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President Jokowi: Security Guards Important to Maintain Public Order

President Jokowi in a group photo with security guards of the participants of the 2018 National Security Services Industry Conference, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12). (Photo by: Oji Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi in a group photo with security guards of the participants of the 2018 National Security Services Industry Conference, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12). (Photo by: Oji Public Relations Division)

The presence of security guards (satpam) is needed because the police cannot be in all places and at all times, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

He added that the police also need to partner with and are greatly helped by security guards.

“Being a security guard is a noble profession,” the President said at the Opening of the 2018 National Security Services Industry Conference at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12).

  • 12 December 2018
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President Jokowi: Traditional Markets Need Special Attention

President Jokowi in a group photo with participants of the 2018 Asparindo National Working Meeting, at Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12). (Photo by: Agung/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi in a group photo with participants of the 2018 Asparindo National Working Meeting, at Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12). (Photo by: Agung/Public Relations Division)

Traditional markets deserve special attention in order to survive the competition with modern markets, which can be found in almost all cities in Indonesia, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said.

“Products sold in traditional markets can actually compete (with those sold in modern markets),” the President said in his remarks at the Opening of the 2018 Indonesian Market Operators Association (Asparindo) National Working Meeting at Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12).

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