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  • 13 December 2017
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President Jokowi Attends OIC Extraordinary Summit

President Joko Widodo poses for a group photo at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday (13/12)

President Joko Widodo poses for a group photo at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday (13/12)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Wednesday (13/12) attended the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Extraordinary Summit which is held at the Rumeli Hall, Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC), in Istanbul, Turkey.

The President arrived at the venue at 10.52 am local time or 02.52 pm Western Indonesian Time. Before entering a meeting room, President Jokowi and all heads of states and heads of governments, as well as the delegates had a group photo session.

  • 13 December 2017
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Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung Receives Bintang Bhayangkara Utama

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, accompanied by his spouse, and other recipients of Bintang Bhayangkara Utama pose for a group photo with the Chief of Polri Tito Karnavian, at the Auditorium of PTIK, Jakarta, Wednesday (13/12) morning (Photo: JAY/ PR)

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, accompanied by his spouse, and other recipients of Bintang Bhayangkara Utama pose for a group photo with the Chief of Polri Tito Karnavian, at the Auditorium of PTIK, Jakarta, Wednesday (13/12) morning (Photo: JAY/ PR)

The Indonesian National Police (Polri) awarded the Bintang Bhayangkara Utama to Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and 6 (six) ministers of the Working Cabinet, such as Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Health Nila F. Moeloek, and Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform (PANRB) Asman Abnur. The ceremony is held at the Auditorium of Police Higher Education College (PTIK), South Jakarta, on Wednesday (13/12) morning.

The Bintang Bhayangkara Utama is granted under the Decree of the President of the Republic of Indonesia Number: 99/PK on the Granting of Bintang Bhayangkara Utama stipulated on 29 September 2017. This service star is pinned personally by the Chief of Polri Gen. Tito Karnavian.<

  • 13 December 2017
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President Jokowi Issues Statement with Six Proposals at OIC Extraordinary Summit

President Jokowi attends a joint photo session at the OIC Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday (13/12). (Photo: BPMI)

President Jokowi attends a joint photo session at the OIC Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday (13/12). (Photo: BPMI)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo firmly rejected U.S. President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital during a speech at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Turkey (13/12). “This is unacceptable. Once again, President Trump’s move is unacceptable and must be strongly criticized,” President Jokowi firmly said.

To that end, the President invited all OIC member countries to unite and put aside all the differences to defend Palestine. “The issue of Palestine should bring us back together. We round the voice and unity to defend Palestine,” the President said.

  • 12 December 2017
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President Jokowi Asks Business World to Leave ‘Wait and See’ Stance

President Joko Widodo delivers his keynote speech at the Public Forum (Sarasehan) of 100 Indonesian Economists on Tuesday (12/12), at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Central Jakarta

President Joko Widodo delivers his keynote speech at the Public Forum (Sarasehan) of 100 Indonesian Economists on Tuesday (12/12), at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Central Jakarta

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo criticized business world for staying at ‘wait and see’ stance to invest because Indonesia to enter the upcoming political year of 2018.

“Until when you will stay at ‘wait and see’ stance? In 2014, you took ‘wait and see’ stance because of the Presidential Election. In 2015, once again at ‘wait and see’ stance because of more than 150 Regional Elections. The same stance was also took during 101 Regional Elections in 2016. Will you also take this stance again in 2018 when 171 regional elections will take place, and in 2019 when Presidential Election will be held?,” President Jokowi said in his keynote speech at the Public Forum (Sarasehan) of 100 Indonesian Economists on Tuesday (12/12), at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Central Jakarta.

  • 12 December 2017
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Indonesia Makes a Lot of Progress Over the Last Three Years

President Jokowi has a discussion with Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Cabinet Secretary in an event at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday (12/12) (Photo: PR/Rahmat)

President Jokowi has a discussion with Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Cabinet Secretary in an event at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday (12/12) (Photo: PR/Rahmat)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo states that there are a lot of progress that have been made over the last three years.

Therefore, the President added, international rating agencies, such as Moody’s, Fitch Ratings, as well as Standard and Poor’s grant investment grade status to Indonesia. He also adds that the rank of Indonesia’s global competitiveness also increases from 41 to 36 out of 137 countries.

“We want to increase this Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) rank. In 2014, Indonesia was at rank 120. Then, it jumps to rank 72 this year. It is a big achievement. However, the target is more than this. I have told Coordinating Minister for the Economy that the target is rank 40 by 2019,” President Jokowi says at the Second Symposium of 100 Indonesian economists, held at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Grand Sahid Jaya, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (12/12) morning.<

  • 12 December 2017
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Infrastructure Development Aims to Create Higher Economic Growth, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi receives a book titled the 2018 Indef Economy Projection by Indef Director, Enny Sri Hartarti, at the Second Meeting of 100 Indonesian Economists, held at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (12/12) morning. (Photo/Rahmat/PR)

President Jokowi receives a book titled the 2018 Indef Economy Projection by Indef Director, Enny Sri Hartarti, at the Second Meeting of 100 Indonesian Economists, held at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (12/12) morning. (Photo/Rahmat/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo revealed the reasons why the Government focuses on accelerated infrastructure development. “Yes, this aims to create higher economic growth, both in the medium and long terms,” President Jokowi said when delivering his keynote speech at the Second Meeting of 100 Indonesian Economist held at the Puri Agung Convention Hall, Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (12/12) morning.

Regarding the urgency of development, the President explained that, first, the condition of infrastructure is still far from ideal conditions, and even tend to deteriorate.

  • 12 December 2017
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Retno Marsudi Meets Palestinian Minister to Reinforce Indonesia’s Support for Palestine’s Independence

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi meets with Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Malki in Amman, Jordan, Monday (11/12) (Photo by: Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi meets with Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Malki in Amman, Jordan, Monday (11/12) (Photo by: Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi on Monday evening (11/12) at 9.15 pm local time me with Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riad Malki in Amman, Jordan, Monday (11/12).

The two ministers discussed several matters related to Jerusalem issues and moves to fight for rights and independence of Palestine.

Official Twitter account of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (@Portal_Kemlu_RI) reported that both ministers also discussed the result of the meeting of foreign affairs ministers of the Arab League  and the preparation of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Extraordinary Summit to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday (13/12).

  • 11 December 2017
  • 305 Views

Finance Minister to Cut DAU and/or DBH of Region in Arrears on Health Insurance Premiums

BPJS-Kesehatan-300x168With consideration under the Law on the State Budget (APBN), the distribution of Transfer to Regions and Village Funds may be delayed and/or withholding in the event the region is in arrears on the payment of premiums required in the provisions of the laws and regulations, on 4 December 2017, the Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati has signed a Regulation of the Minister of Finance No. 183/PMK.07/2017 on the Procedures for the Settlement of Arrears on Local Government Health Insurance Premiums through the Withholding of General Allocation Fund (DAU) and/or Revenue-Sharing Funds (DBH).

Under this Regulation, the deduction of DAU and/or DBH shall be imposed on the Regional Government in arrears (Provinces, Regencies/Cities), which have exceeded the period of 1 (one) year, which the Social Security Provider Body (BPJS) for Health has made an optimal billing effort. “The deduction of DAU and/or DBH is calculated as the settlement of Arrears,” reads Article 2 paragraph (3) of this Regulation.

  • 11 December 2017
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Legal Enforcement is Important to Combat Corruption: President Jokowi

President Jokowi symbolically receives a password for e-LHKPN from Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Agus Rahardj at the Opening of the 12th Corruption Eradication National Conference as well as the Launching of e-LHKPN App at Bidakara Hotel, Pancoran, Tebet, South Jakarta, Monday (11/12). (Photo by: Ozi/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi symbolically receives a password for e-LHKPN from Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Agus Rahardj at the Opening of the 12th Corruption Eradication National Conference as well as the Launching of e-LHKPN App at Bidakara Hotel, Pancoran, Tebet, South Jakarta, Monday (11/12). (Photo by: Ozi/Public Relations Division)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said that legal enforcement in corruption cases is an important move in the fight against corruption. According to the President, based on the Government’s data, between 2016-2017 law enforcement has been able to save Rp3.55 trillion of state money from corruption.

President Jokowi even believes that Indonesia is one of the countries that have been active in enforcing the law in corruption cases which can be proven that since 2004 until now, at least 12 governors and as well as 64 mayors and regents have been arrested for committing corruption.

  • 11 December 2017
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Jordan Appreciates Concrete Measures of Indonesian Diplomacy

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi meets Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Jordan, Amman, on Monday (11/12) (Photo: Kemlu)

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi meets Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Jordan, Amman, on Monday (11/12) (Photo: Kemlu)

The Government of Jordan expresses its appreciation for firm measures of Indonesian diplomacy to address the decision of the President of the United States Donald Trump, who recognizes Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan appreciates concrete and firm measures of Indonesian diplomacy to help the struggle of the Palestinian people,” says Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi after meeting the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan Ayman Safadi, on Monday (11/12). This meeting is held to discuss the preparation of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Summit to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, next Wednesday (13/12).<