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  • 21 March 2017
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President Jokowi: Improve Consumer Protection

President Jokowi leads a limited meeting on Consumer Protection on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

President Jokowi leads a limited meeting on Consumer Protection on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

Indonesia’s consumer confidence index (IKK) which was at 30.86 percent last year is still considered low or only reached the level of ‘understand’, compared to that of the European which was at 51.31 percent.

The statement was made by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo in his introductory remarks at a limited meeting on Consumer Protection on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta.

President Jokowi also asserted that Indonesia’s consumer complaint behavior is still low. “There were only 4.1 consumer complaints for every 1 million Indonesians in general. While in Korea, there were 64 consumer complaints for every 1 million Koreans,” President Jokowi added.

  • 21 March 2017
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North Kalimantan Will Catch Up with Other Provinces: President Jokowi

Governor of North Kalimantan Irianto Lambrie attends a limited meeting led by President Jokowi on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

Governor of North Kalimantan Irianto Lambrie attends a limited meeting led by President Jokowi on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

Although North Kalimantan is the youngest province of Indonesia, the Province which is part of Indonesia’s veranda that directly borders with neighboring Malaysia, is expected to catch up with the economy in other provinces in Kalimantan Islands.

“North Kalimantan Province has quite abundant potentials that must be used for the greatest benefit of all people,” President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said in his introductory remarks at a Limited Meeting on the Evaluation on Implementation of National Strategic Projects and Priority Programs in North Kalimantan Province on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta.

  • 20 March 2017
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Gov’t Issues New Procedures for Passport Applicants

20 maretDirectorate General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, on Monday (20/3) released an explanation on new procedures of passport issuance for Indonesian Citizens who will travel abroad.

The statement do not mention a requirement for new passport applicants to have Rp25 million saving deposit, who are indicated to be non-procedural Indonesian migrant workers, as it was previously reported in mass media.

  • 18 March 2017
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President Jokowi Inaugurates PLTG MPP Parit Baru in West Kalimantan

PLTG MPP Parit Baru 4x25MW Jungkat, Siantan Subdistrict, Mempawah Regency, to be inaugurated by President Jokowi on Saturday (18/3). (Photo by: Public Relations Division /Fitri)

PLTG MPP Parit Baru 4x25MW Jungkat, Siantan Subdistrict, Mempawah Regency, to be inaugurated by President Jokowi on Saturday (18/3). (Photo by: Public Relations Division /Fitri)

To conclude his working visit to West Kalimantan Province, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo are scheduled to symbolically distribute Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), Supplemental Nutrition Program (PMT), Aspiring Family Program (PKH), and Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS) in Sungai Kunyit Village, Mempawah Hilir Subistrict, Mempawah Regency. The President is also slated to inaugurate Gas-fueled Mobile Power Plant (PLTG MPP) Parit Baru with the capacity of 4 x 25 MW in Mempawah Regency, West Kalimantan.

On Saturday (18/3) morning, the President and his entourage are slated to depart to Mempawah Regency from Singkawang.

  • 18 March 2017
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13 Arrested in a Sting Operation in East Kalimantan

President Jokowi responds to the journalists’ questions at PLBN (Integrated Cross-Border Post) Aruk, West Kalimantan (17/3) (Photo: PR/Deni)

President Jokowi responds to the journalists’ questions at PLBN (Integrated Cross-Border Post) Aruk, West Kalimantan (17/3) (Photo: PR/Deni)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo was a little surprised when he was asked to give a comment on a sting operation to the offenders of illegal levy in Samudra Sejahtera Loading and Unloading Workers Cooperative (Komura) in Samarinda, that worth Rp6.1 billion.

“I remind all to be careful, give good and fast services, because the Illegal Levy Eradication Task Force (Saber Pungli) has continued to work,” the President said to the journalists when visiting Hongkong Market, in Singkawang, West Kalimantan, on Friday (17/3) evening.

  • 18 March 2017
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President Jokowi Allows 34 Halted Power Plant Projects to be Resumed

President Jokowi when inaugurating Parit Baru Gas-fired Mobile Power Plants (PLTG MPP) with capacity 4 X 25MW, on Saturday (18/3) afternoon, at Mempawah Regency, West Kalimantan

President Jokowi when inaugurating Parit Baru Gas-fired Mobile Power Plant (PLTG MPP) with capacity of 4 X 25MW, on Saturday (18/3) afternoon, at Mempawah Regency, West Kalimantan

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has given a green light for the construction of 34 power plants, which have been halted, to be resumed on condition that the legal process should have been settled and the projects must be conducted in accordance with what the Government has decided.

“Regarding the construction of 34 power plants which have been halted, I want them to be resumed. However, the legal process should have been settled first and, it should be based on the quality that we want,” President Jokowi said in a remarks at the Inauguration of Parit Baru Gas-fired Mobile Power Plant (PLTG MPP) with capacity of 4 X 25MW, on Saturday (18/3) afternoon, at Mempawah Regency, West Kalimantan.

  • 17 March 2017
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President Jokowi Distributes KIP, KIS, PKH, PMT in Sambas

President Jokowi distributes KIP, KIS, PMT, and PKH, in Sajingan Besar Subdistrict, Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan, on Friday (17/3). (Photo: PR/Deni)

President Jokowi distributes KIP, KIS, PMT, and PKH, in Sajingan Besar Subdistrict, Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan, on Friday (17/3). (Photo: PR/Deni)

Having inaugurated the Aruk Integrated Cross-Border Post (PLBN), President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi, distributed Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), Supplemental Nutrition Program (PMT), and Aspiring Family Program (PKH), in Sajingan Besar Subdistrict, Sambas, West Kalimantan, Friday (17/3) afternoon.

In his speech, President Jokowi reminded all that the money should be used for school purposes, such as buying books, shoes, bags, and school uniforms. “The money is not for buying credit. If caught, the card will be immediately revoked,” the President said while adding that the KIP is only used for things related to education and school affairs.

  • 17 March 2017
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President Jokowi Inaugurates Aruk Border Post in West Kalimantan

President Jokowi delivers a remarks during the inauguration ceremony of Aruk border post in Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan, Friday (17/3). (Public Relations Division/Anggun)

President Jokowi delivers a remarks during the inauguration ceremony of Aruk Border Post in Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan, Friday (17/3). (Public Relations Division/Anggun)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo hopes that the newly-inaugurated Aruk Border Post in Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan, can be a new economic growth center in a bid to develop of the people there.

“We do hope that these border posts can be used as access to export Indonesia’s products to its neighboring countries. We must not only receive import products but we  also have to export our products, such as fish or Crude Palm Oil (CPO). I think it will accelerate economy in the region,” President Jokowi told reporters after inaugurating the Border Post in Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan, Friday (17/3).

  • 16 March 2017
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President Jokowi to Inaugurate PLBN Badau and Aruk

DI-PesawatPresident Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo, on Thursday morning, took off from Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta, to Pangsuma Airport, Putussibau, Kapuas Hulu, to start the series of his working visit to a number of places in West Kalimantan.

  • 16 March 2017
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Elia Massa Manik Named President Director of Pertamina

Deputy Minister of SOEs, Gatot Trihargo, hands over a copy of decree of the Minister of SOEs to the New President Director of PT Pertamina, Elia Massa Manik, at the Ministry of SOEs, Jakarta, Thursday (16/3) afternoon.

Deputy Minister of SOEs, Gatot Trihargo, hands over a copy of decree of the Minister of SOEs to the New President Director of PT Pertamina, Elia Massa Manik, at the Ministry of SOEs, Jakarta, Thursday (16/3) afternoon.

Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Rini Soemarno as the authorized government shareholder in State-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina officially named President Director of state-owned plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) III Elia Massa Manik as President Director of PT Pertamina.

The appointment of Elia Massa Manik as President Director of PT Pertamina was stated in a copy of Decree of the Minister of SOEs as a General Meeting of Shareholders of PT Pertamina number: SK-52/MBU/03/2017, on the Appointment of President Director of PT Pertamina submitted to Elia, on the 7th floor of the Ministry of SOEs, Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 13 Central Jakarta, Thursday (16/3) afternoon. “The appoinment of Elia Massa Manik as President Director of PT Pertamina is based on the track record of his performance, leadership, experience, and capabilities,” a press release of the Ministry of SOEs stated.