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  • 26 May 2017
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President Jokowi Encourages to Increase the Sense of Fraternity and Unity

After the announcement of the result of Isbat Session held by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, on Friday (26/5), President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, wished Happy Fasting. The President also expected that the momentum of this holy month could be used to increase good deeds and worship, as well as the sense of fraternity and unity. “Hopefully, in this holy month we can increase our good deeds and worship, as well as our sense of fraternity and unity as a nation,” the President said. Previously, the Government, has announced that the first day of Ramadan 1438 H shall fall on Saturday (27/5). This announcement was delivered by Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin after leading an Isbat Session at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 6 Jakarta, Friday (26/5) evening. Director of Islamic Affairs M. Tambrin reported that the observers in four points, who have been sworn-in by the Judge of Religious Court, have spotted the presence of the new moon. The observers are: Researcher Assistants of Boscha ITB Bandung in East Nusa Tenggara: Muhammad Irfan (47) and Yusuf (35); Drs. H. Mukhtar Monde (56) Sharia Adviser in Ministry of Religious Affairs’ Regional Office of North Sulawesi; M. Zulkifli (25) and Listiya
  • 26 May 2017
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Gov’t To Conduct Teacher Certification To Support Revitalization of Vocational Schools

Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, and Minister of Education and Culture pose for a group photo with the representatives of bussines sectors in the launching of Revitalization of Vocational Schools at Manahan Stadium, Surakarta, on Friday (26/5)

Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, and Minister of Education and Culture pose for a group photo with the representatives of bussines sectors in the launching of Revitalization of Vocational Schools at Manahan Stadium, Surakarta, on Friday (26/5)

Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani appreciated Minister of Education and Culture and its officials for the launching of revitalization of Vocational Schools program.

With this program, Puan believes that there will be link and match or synergy between schools and industry as well as business world.

  • 26 May 2017
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President Jokowi Asks to Immediately Complete Revised Anti-Terrorism Law

President Jokowi was accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla to review the site of a bomb blast, in Kampung Melayu, Jakarta, on Thursday (25/5) evening. (Photo: BPMI Setpres).

President Jokowi was accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla to review the site of a bomb blast, in Kampung Melayu, Jakarta, on Thursday (25/5) evening. (Photo: BPMI Setpres).

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said that terrorism has become a global issue. Other countries have laws that make it easier for law enforcers to take preventive action.

To that end, President Jokowi hopes that the Government and the House of Representatives (DPR RI) are to immediately complete the revision of the Anti-Terrorism Law so that law enforcers have a strong foundation in action and are able to make prevention efforts before the incident occurred. “This is the most important,” President Jokowi said after, together with Vice President Jusuf Kalla, reviewing the site of the bomb blast in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta on Thursday (25/5) evening.

President Jokowi reviewed the site of the bomb blast after visiting the wounded victims, who were being treated at the Kramat Jati Hospital, Jakarta.

  • 26 May 2017
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Gov’t Launches Pancasila Week Campaign

the logo of the Pancasila Week campaign

the logo of the Pancasila Week campaign

To commemorate the birth of Pancasila, in which 1 June has been declared by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo as a public holiday through Presidential Decree Number 24 of 2016, the Government will hold various activities during the Pancasila Week between 29 May 2017 until 4 June 2017.

This year’s Pancasila Birth Day Commemoration adopts the theme ‘Saya Indonesia, Saya Pancasila (I’ am Indonesia, I am Pancasila)”

  • 24 May 2017
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President Jokowi to Attend MUI Chairman Inauguration As Honorary Doctor in Malang

President Jokowi accompanied by several members of the Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres) and ministers in the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta, on Wednesday (24/5)

President Jokowi accompanied by several members of the Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres) and ministers in the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta, on Wednesday (24/5)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Wednesday (24/5) headed from Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base on a presidential aircraft Indonesia-1 to Malang, East Java for a working visit.

In Malang, the President is slated to witness the distribution of Smart Indonesia Card (KIP) to 1,000 students in Malang Education Board Office and to attend the Inaugural Ceremony and Granting of Professor and Honoris Causa Degree to the Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) for 2015 to 2020 KH. Ma’ruf Amin at the Campus I of the Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University (UIN), Malang.

  • 23 May 2017
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Stop Blaming Each Other, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi with inter-faith figures who are the members of Indonesia Inter-Religious Harmony Forum Association, at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Tuesday (23/5) (Photo: PR/Agung)

President Jokowi with inter-faith figures who are the members of Indonesia Inter-Religious Harmony Forum Association, at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Tuesday (23/5) (Photo: PR/Agung)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo reminded that Indonesia is a big country. For example, in 1977, when Jagorawi toll road to Bogor was constructed, there are not many countries had this kind of road. There are a lot of countries learned from Indonesia, like Malaysia.

“But now, after 40 years, Indonesia’s toll road is only 780 kilometers. Other countries, that previously learned from us, for example China has built 280,000 kilometers,” President Jokowi said when meeting the inter-faith figures from Indonesia Inter-Religious Harmony Forum Association, at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Tuesday (23/5) afternoon. According to the President, it happens because Indonesian people waste their energy to unnecessary and unimportant things.

  • 23 May 2017
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President Jokowi Receives South Korean Special Envoy

President Jokowi receive Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon as a Special Envoy of President of South Korea at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Tuesday (23/5) sore. (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Agung)

President Jokowi receives Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon as a Special Envoy of President of South Korea at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Tuesday (23/5) sore. (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Agung)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo on Tuesday (23/5) at Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java received Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon as a Special Envoy of the new President of South Korea Moon Jae-in.

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, who accompanied the President on that occasion, told reporter that during the meeting, a number of bilateral cooperation were discussed.

  • 17 May 2017
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President Jokowi: the Issuance of Perppu No. 1/2017 is a Global Commitment

President Jokowi answers the reporters' questions after attending the National Book Day, in the central courtyard of the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (17/5). (Photo: PR/Jay)

President Jokowi answers the reporters’ questions after attending the National Book Day, in the central courtyard of the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (17/5). (Photo: PR/Jay)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo asserted that the issuance of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 1 of 2017 on Access to Financial Information for Tax Purposes is consistent with the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) that will take into effect from 2018. “I have delivered it on many occasions. This Perppu is a follow-up, regarding our commitment on our participation in the AEoI,” President Jokowi told reporters after attending the National Book Day, in the central courtyard of the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (17/5) afternoon. The President emphasized that the Government has raised the issues many times during the dissemination of tax amnesty program, that in 2018, all countries will open themselves to banking information.

So, the President further explained, the Perppu is in the frameworks of the domestic and global interests. “So I do not think we should get surprised. Indeed the whole world will open up to it. And that I have to say many times, be careful that in 2018 everything will be open,” President said.

  • 16 May 2017
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President Jokowi: We are all Committed to Defend Pancasila and NKRI

President Jokowi meets with interfaith leaders at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday (16/5). (Photo: PR/Jay).

President Jokowi meets with interfaith leaders at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday (16/5). (Photo: PR/Jay).

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo accompanied by the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) Chief Gen Tito Karnavian met with interfaith leaders at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday (16/5) afternoon.

The interfaith leaders in attendace among others were Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) KH. Ma’ruf Amin, the Nahdlatul Ulama’s Central Board (PBNU) Secretary General Hilmi Faishal Zaini, Chairman of the Indonesian Buddhists Association (Walubi) Hartati Murdaya, Chairman of the Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) Dr. Henriette T.H. Lebang, Chairman of the Indonesian Catholics Bishops Conference (KWI) Ignatius Suharo, Chairman of the Confucian Supreme Council of Indonesia (Matakin) Uung Sendana, and Chairman of the Assembly of Law and Human Rights of the youth wing of Muhammadiyah (PP Muhamaddiyah).

  • 15 May 2017
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President Jokowi Discusses Infrastructure Projects with President Xi Jinping

President Jokowi and President Xi Jinping witness the signing of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in Beijing, China, Sunday (14/5). (Photo: BPMI)

President Jokowi and President Xi Jinping witness the signing of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in Beijing, China, Sunday (14/5). (Photo: BPMI)

On the margins of the meeting at the Belt and Road Forum International Summit in Beijing, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo held a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the Great Hall of the People Building, Beijing, Sunday (14/5) afternoon.

On that occasion, President Jokowi reiterated his desire to seize the Belt and Road Forum International Summit to create fresh momentum, especially for China – Indonesia cooperation under the One Belt One Road (OBOR). “I believe that the Belt and Road initiatives will further strengthen economic relations between the two countries, especially as Indonesia focuses on infrastructure development, connectivity and maritime fulcrum,” the President said.

In this regard, President Jokowi specifically invited the Chinese Government to work with the Indonesian Government in three megaprojects.

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