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  • 18 July 2018
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Gov’t to Reallocate Goods Expenditure to Human Resource Development for 2019 State Budget

Minister of National Development Planning (PPN)/Head of National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro responds to reporters’ questions after a Plenary Cabinet Meeting, at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Wednesday (18/7) (Photo: PR/Agung)

Minister of National Development Planning (PPN)/Head of National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro responds to reporters’ questions after a Plenary Cabinet Meeting, at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Wednesday (18/7) (Photo: PR/Agung)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo gives directives on efficiency of goods expenditure in the discussion of Bill on the State Budget (RAPBN) for the 2019 Fiscal Year. Based on his directives, the budget will be reallocated to priority programs.

Minister of National Development Planning (PPN)/Head of National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro asserted that today’s Plenary Cabinet Meeting will discuss priority programs which will be a major concern in the reallocation.

  • 18 July 2018
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President Jokowi Welcomes President of Federated States of Micronesia at Bogor Presidential Palace

President Jokowi welcomes President of the Federated States of Micronesia Peter M. Christian, at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Wednesday (Photo: PR/Jay)

President Jokowi welcomes President of the Federated States of Micronesia Peter M. Christian, at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Wednesday (Photo: PR/Jay)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo received President of the Federated States of Micronesia Peter M. Christian at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Wednesday. President Christian and his entourage who were visiting Indonesia in a state visit arrived at the Bogor Presidential Palace at 10.00 a.m. Western Indonesian Time, and are welcomed by the sounds of gondang (drums) originated from South Tapanuli.

Upon the arrival, marching band, cavalry, as well as personnel of Presidential Security Details (Paspampres) wearing traditional clothes escorted the cars of President of the Federated States of Micronesia and his entourage. Not to  mention, schoolchildren dressing in traditional clothes also lined up and waved flags of the two countries.

  • 17 July 2018
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Regional Heads Running for 2019 Election Must Gain President’s Permission

17julBMinistry of Home Affairs reminded heads of regions running for a president or vice president to possess permission from the President. It is based on Article 171 paragraph (3) of Law Number 7 of 2017 on General Election.

“Permission from the President means document that must be required by heads of regions deciding or is proposed by political party for presidential or vice presidential candidates,” Head of Information Center of the Ministry of Home Affairs Bahtiar said.

  • 17 July 2018
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President Jokowi Instructs Babinsa to Stay Neutral

President Jokowi attends roll call of Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) village supervisory non-commissioned officers (Babinsa), at Husein Sastranegara Airport, Bandung, on Tuesday (17/7) (Photo: PR/OJI)

President Jokowi attends roll call of Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) village supervisory non-commissioned officers (Babinsa), at Husein Sastranegara Airport, Bandung, on Tuesday (17/7) (Photo: PR/OJI)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called on all Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) village supervisory non-commissioned officers (Babinsa) to maintain their neutrality. The President added that according to the law, politics in TNI is state politics and not practical politics.

“Therefore, the TNI must ensure democratic process in the country runs smoothly, securely, and peacefully,” President Jokowi said when attending roll call of Indonesian Defense Forces’ (TNI) village supervisory non-commissioned officers (Babinsa), at Husein Sastranegara Airport, Bandung, on Tuesday (17/7).

  • 16 July 2018
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Indonesia Must Make Radical Changes to Outrun other Countries, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi walks towards a room where State Defense Academy of NasDem Party takes place, at the ABN building of NasDem Party, Pancoran, Jakarta, Monday (16/7) (Photo: PR/OJI)

President Jokowi walks towards a room where State Defense Academy of NasDem Party takes place, at the ABN building of NasDem Party, Pancoran, Jakarta, Monday (16/7) (Photo: PR/OJI)

The life of nation of Indonesia should change to correspond with prediction of the World Bank, McKinsey,  and National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) that Indonesia will become the world’s top four economies in 2045, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asserted.

The President also welcomed a statement delivered by Nasional Demokrat (NasDem) Party Chairman Surya Paloh concerning the importance of restoration movement in Indonesia, in which old values must be translated in the context of new values, namely rationalized values.

  • 16 July 2018
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Export from January to June Rose by 10.3 Percent, Compared to Last Year’s

Ekspor-Besar-300x200The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported cumulatively, the value of Indonesia’s exports from January to June 2018 reached 88.02 billion USD, an increase of 10.03 percent in the same period in 2017. Meanwhile, non-oil exports reached 79.38 billion USD or an increase of 9.66 percent.

“Non-oil and gas exports of processing industry products from January to June 2018 increased by 5.35 percent compared to the same period in 2017,” Head of the BPS K. Suhariyanto said in a press conference at the BPS office, Jakarta, Monday (16/7).

  • 16 July 2018
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Regarding Freeport, President Jokowi: We Have Made Impressive Progress

President Jokowi answers reporters’ question after attending the Nasdem Party event in Jakarta, Monday (16/7). (Photo by: Oji/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi answers reporters’ question after attending the Nasdem Party event in Jakarta, Monday (16/7). (Photo by: Oji/Public Relations Division)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo responded to the comments made by some parties who considered that the divestment of 51 percent of PT Freeport Indonesia’s shares to the Government of Indonesia through state-owned mining holding company PT Indonesia Asahan Alumunium (Inalum) has not been binding.

The President went on to explain that first process must be the Head of Agreement (HoA), which will be followed up by a second, third agreement, and so on.

  • 15 July 2018
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Gede Market to be Totally Renovated Soon, President Instructs

President Jokowi in an impromptu visit to Gede Traditional Market, Klaten, on Sunday (15/7) (Photo: BPMI)

President Jokowi in an impromptu visit to Gede Traditional Market, Klaten, on Sunday (15/7) (Photo: BPMI)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Sunday (15/7) asserted that Gede Traditional Market, located in Klaten, must undergo a total renovation. In fact, the renovation should be done couple of years ago.

“Together, we have planned it to be renovated. That means Ministry of Trade, works with and uses the Regional Budget (APBD) of Klaten Regency to develop this market,” President Jokowi said during an impromptu visit to Gede Traditional Market, Klaten, on Sunday (15/7).

  • 14 July 2018
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President Jokowi: Indonesia Ready to Host 2018 Asian Games

President Jokowi inaugurates five venues at Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, South Sumatra, Saturday (14/7. (Photo by: Dindha/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi inaugurates five venues at Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, South Sumatra, Saturday (14/7. (Photo by: Dindha/Public Relations Division)

Concluding his visits in Palembang, South Sumatra, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated five sports venues at the Jakabaring Sport City, on Saturday (14/7). The President confirmed that the venues to be used for the 18th Asian Games from 18 August to 2 September 2018 are now complete.

The President came to the Jakabaring Rowing & Canoeing Regatta Course by boarding a dragon boat.

Moreover, the President and his entourage rowed their own boats, while Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono was seen sitting on the front of the boat hitting the drums.

  • 14 July 2018
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President Jokowi Asks Free Tickets for Students in Asian Games

President Jokowi answers the journalists’ questions on the sidelines of inspecting the venue at Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, South Sumatra, Saturday (14/7). (Photo by: Dindha/Public Relatins Division)

President Jokowi answers the journalists’ questions on the sidelines of inspecting the venue at Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, South Sumatra, Saturday (14/7). (Photo by: Dindha/Public Relatins Division)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has set the target to Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi for Indonesian athletes to reach the Top 10 at the 18th Asian Games 2018, which is slated to start in mid-August.

“I target Minister of Youth and Sports to reach at least the Top 10, given in the previous Asian Games Indonesia ranked 17. It is also our hope we can reach the Top 8,” the President told reporters in Jakabaring Rowing & Canoeing Regatta Course, Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, South Sumatra, Saturday (14/7).