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  • 22 February 2018
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President Jokowi Urges Fast Evacuation of Landslide in Brebes

22febPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expresses condolences over landslide that hit Pasir Panjang Village, Salem Sub-district, Brebes Regency, Central Java, on Thursday (22/2) that killed at least five people and left more than 11 people missing.

“I am in grief over the landslide that struck Brebes. I had instructed related instructions to take swift action to evacuate the victims. May the families of the victims are strong to face the adversity,” President Jokowi said through his Twitter account @jokowi posted on Thursday (22/2) at 1.37 a.m..

  • 21 February 2018
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President Jokowi Reminds Civil Judge Candidates to Uphold Honesty, Integrity

President Jokowi has a casual talk with judge candidates after he delivered remarks at the Debriefing of Civil Judge Candidates, in Megamendung, Bogor, West Java, on Wednesday (21/2)

President Jokowi has a casual talk with judge candidates after he delivered remarks at the Debriefing of Civil Judge Candidates, in Megamendung, Bogor, West Java, on Wednesday (21/2)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on Civil Judge Candidates to uphold honesty and integrity during their tenure as judge and to be a good example and a role model for other professions.

“The Indonesian people long for just, professional judges with integrity and dignity, and can bring a sense of justice,” President Jokowi said during the Debriefing of Civil Judge Candidates of the Supreme Court, at the Supreme Court’s Center for Education Research and Development and Legal Training in Megamendung, Bogor, West Java, Wednesday (21/2).

  • 21 February 2018
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4 Provinces Declare State of Emergency for Forest and Peat Land Fires

Monitoring of forest from above, Tuesday (20/2). (Photo by: BNPB)

Monitoring of forest from above, Tuesday (20/2). (Photo by: BNPB)

As many as four provinces in Indonesia – South Sumatera, Riau, West Kalimantan, and Central Kalimantan – have declared a state of emergency for peatland and peat land fires since early this year.

Head of Public Affairs and Information Data Center of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the emergency status was declared after several regencies/cities in those provinces declared a state of emergency for peatland and forest fires, the rising number of hotspots detected, reports from regional agencies for disaster management (BPBD), and previous experiences in handling forest and peat land fires.

  • 21 February 2018
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President Jokowi Calls on Ulemas to Remind People about Harmony, Peace

President Jokowi gives his speech at the opening of the Nation’s Zikr and 1st National Working Meeting of the Zikr Assembly of Hubbul Wathon, at Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory, East Jakarta, Wednesday (21/2). (Photo by: Oji/Public Relations Division).

President Jokowi gives his speech at the opening of the Nation’s Zikr and 1st National Working Meeting of the Zikr Assembly of Hubbul Wathon, at Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory, East Jakarta, Wednesday (21/2). (Photo by: Oji/Public Relations Division).

Ahead of simultaneous regional head elections (pilkada) to be held in 171 regions this year, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo invites ulemas to continue to enlighten and remind the people about harmony and peace, particularly in regions that will hold the elections, be it gubernatorial, regent, or mayoral elections.

“This is a fiesta of democracy of our people. Do not let our people mock each other, denounce each other, slander each other, and spread fake news, mainly in social media. Those are prohibited by our religion,” the President said at the opening of the nation’s Zikr and the 1st National Working Meeting of the Zikr Assembly of Hubbul Wathon, at Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory, in East Jakarta, Wednesday (21/2).

  • 20 February 2018
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President Jokowi Inaugurates 17 New Indonesian Ambassadors

President Jokowi inaugurates 17 new Indonesian Ambassadors to friendly countries , at State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (20/2) morning (Photo: BPMI).

President Jokowi inaugurates 17 new Indonesian Ambassadors to friendly countries , at State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (20/2) morning (Photo: BPMI).

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo inaugurated and took oath of 17 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to friendly countries, at the State Palace, on Tuesday (20/2) morning.

The inauguration was held based on Presidential Decree Number 30/P/2018 and 31/P/2018 on the Appointment of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary recited by Deputy to the Minister of State Secretary for Administrative Affairs and Apparatus, Cecep Sutiawan.

  • 20 February 2018
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Infrastructure Projects Supervision Must Be Tightened, President Jokowi Instructs

President Jokowi accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung responds to reporters’ questions after the Inauguration of 17 Indonesian Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, at the State Palace, Jakarta, on Tuesday (20/2).

President Jokowi accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung responds to reporters’ questions after the Inauguration of 17 Indonesian Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, at the State Palace, Jakarta, on Tuesday (20/2).

In response to a string of accidents that happened at infrastructure project construction sites, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has instructed Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono to tighten the supervision of infrastructure projects, particularly those that are under construction process.

“We hope such supervision can monitor negligence and mistakes made during the construction of supporting components of the projects,” President Jokowi told the reporters on Tuesday (20/2).

  • 20 February 2018
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President Jokowi Calls for Incentives to Stimulate Investment

President Jokowi receives a report from Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung before presiding over a Limited Meeting, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday (20/2). (Photo by: Jay/ Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi receives a report from Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung before presiding over a Limited Meeting, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday (20/2). (Photo by: Jay/ Public Relations Division)

To boost investment in the country, improvements and innovations in licensing services for investors have to be made and regulations that hamper investment have to be cut, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said at a Limited Meeting on Investment Incentives at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (20/2).

The President also cited the examples of other countries that have been vying to offer incentives to lure investors to invest in their countries. According to the President, countries in the likes of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, which he has recently visited, are offering various incentives to attract investors.

“(They are) very progressive, very attractive, especially in promoting the ease of doing business in their countries. They offer very lucrative incentive schemes to investors,” the President added.

  • 20 February 2018
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Gov’t Temporarily Stops All Elevated Projects

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing gives a press statement at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (20/2). (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Jay)

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing gives a press statement at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (20/2). (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Jay)

In the wake of a string of construction accidents, with the latest one being the collapse of pier head formwork on the Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu (Becakayu) Toll Road Kebon Nanas, East Jakarta, on Tuesday (20/2), the Indonesian Government has decided to halt road elevated projects.

“So we will temporarily stop road elevated projects for evaluation by a team from the Construction Safety Committee,” said Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono in a press statement after a Limited Cabinet Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (20/2).

  • 20 February 2018
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Cabinet Secretary Hopes ITB Takes Part in Infrastructure Development

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung attends a Gala Dinner Towards the 100th Anniversary of ITB and engineering higher education in Indonesia as well as fundraising, Monday (19/2), at the Auditorium of the Ministry of PUPR. (Photo by: Jay/PR)

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung attends a Gala Dinner Towards the 100th Anniversary of ITB and engineering higher education in Indonesia as well as fundraising, Monday (19/2), at the Auditorium of the Ministry of PUPR. (Photo by: Jay/PR)

Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) is expected to participate in the Government’s infrastructure development programs, says Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung at a Gala Dinner Towards ITB and Engineering Higher Education 100th Anniversary in Indonesia held at the Auditorium of Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, Jakarta. It also serves as a fundraising event.

“Ladies and gentlemen, hopefully this event brings a deep meaning for our engineering high schools,” Pramono said.

  • 19 February 2018
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VP Calls on People to Take Care of Sport Facilities Ahead of Asian Games

Vice President Jusuf Kalla leads a Coordinating Meeting on the Preparation for the 2018 Asian Games Organization, at multipurpose building, Senayan, Jakarta, on Monday (19/2)

Vice President Jusuf Kalla leads a Coordinating Meeting on the Preparation for the 2018 Asian Games Organization, at multipurpose building, Senayan, Jakarta, on Monday (19/2)

Vice President Jusuf Kalla has regretted acts of vandalism that hit Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (GUBK) in Jakarta by soccer supporters during the 2018 President’s Cup Final between Persija Jakarta and Bali United on Saturday (17/2).

The Vice President reminded people that Indonesia will host the 18th Asian Games – a large scale sport event – in August; thus, he called on people to take care of the sport facilities.