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  • 17 September 2017
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Indonesia Never Stand Idle to Problems Faced by Other Muslims, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi poses for a photo with the participants of National Amicable Gathering for the 3rd Quran Tafsir (Exegesis) Assembly at the Manahan Stadium, Solo, on Sunday (17/9)

President Jokowi poses for a photo with the participants of National Amicable Gathering for the 3rd Quran Tafsir (Exegesis) Assembly at the Manahan Stadium, Solo, on Sunday (17/9)

As a country with the world’s largest Muslim population, Indonesia never stand idle to problems faced by other Muslim in the world and in Muslim countries.

The statement was made by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo before 100,000 participants of the National Amicable Gathering for the 3rd Quran Tafsir (Exegesis) Assembly adopting a theme “Bridge the Diversity, Strengthen the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia” at the Manahan Stadium, Solo, on Sunday (17/9).

  • 14 September 2017
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President Jokowi Inaugurates ‘Tallest’ National Library Building in the World

President Jokowi tries a facility in the National Library during the inauguration of National Library Service Facility Building in Jakarta, on Thursday (12/9)

President Jokowi tries a facility in the National Library during the inauguration of National Library Service Facility Building in Jakarta, on Thursday (12/9)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (14/9) inaugurated the National Library Service Facility Building located on Jalan Merdeka Selatan in Central Jakarta.

The library compound, which is built on a 11,975 square meters plot of land and 50,917 square meters of surface area with a height of 126.3 meters, 24 floors, and three basements, is said to be the tallest national library building in the world. “This is a manifestation to prepare for the future. In fact, the construction of the building was initiated by (first president) President Soekarno 65 years ago, but it just has been finished. The construction took 2.5 years to be finished and it was finished with a very good condition,” President Jokowi said in his remarks.

  • 14 September 2017
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Gov’t Will Continue to Work Harder: President Jokowi

President Jokowi, accompanied by a number of ministers, meets with the people at the building of the National Library in Jakarta, Thursday (14/9) (Photo by: Rahmat/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi, accompanied by a number of ministers, meets with the people at the building of the National Library in Jakarta, Thursday (14/9) (Photo by: Rahmat/Public Relations Division)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that he leaves it to the public to assess his performance as President and the cabinet that he leads.

Nevertheless, however the public assessment, President Jokowi pledged that he and his cabinet will continue to work hard. “Our task is to work hard. I and my cabinet will continue to work hard because our task is indeed to work,” said the President in response to reporters’ questions about the result of a survey done by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) after inaugurating the Service Building of the Indonesian National Library on Jalan Merdeka Selatan, Central Jakarta, Thursday (14/9).

  • 14 September 2017
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President Jokowi Dispatches Aids for Rohingya Refugees

President Jokowi onThursday(13/9) dispatched four Hercules planes from Halim PerdanakusumaAirport in East Jakarta that carried humanitarian aids for Rohingya refugees (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Jay)

President Jokowi onThursday(13/9) dispatched four Hercules planes from Halim PerdanakusumaAirport in East Jakarta that carried humanitarian aids for Rohingya refugees (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Jay)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (13/9) dispatched four Hercules planes from Halim PerdanakusumaAirport in East Jakarta, that carried humanitarian aids for Rohingya people affected by the conflict in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and who are now taking refuge in Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

In his remarks, the President stressed that this was the first round of aids dispatched and the IndonesianGovernment will dispatch more aids.

  • 13 September 2017
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Criticism, Harsh Statements Cannot Solve Rohingya Conflict, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi meets a number of ulama (Muslim scholars) of Central Java, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Wednesday (13/9)

President Jokowi meets a number of ulama (Muslim scholars) of Central Java, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Wednesday (13/9)

The Government of Indonesia has urged the Government of Myanmar to provide explanation regarding the ongoing conflict in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The Government has also sent 10 containers of humanitarian aids consisting of medicines and foods on January and February 2017.

Previously, President Jokowi has also instructed Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister to push the Government of Myanmar.

  • 12 September 2017
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President Jokowi Encourages Farmers to Focus on Agribusiness Process

President Jokowi discusses with Minister of State Secretary Pratikno and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung on a the sidelines of a limited meeting on Tuesday (12/9), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

President Jokowi discusses with Minister of State Secretary Pratikno and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung on a the sidelines of a limited meeting on Tuesday (12/9), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

Over the years, efforts to improve farmers’ prosperities or Farmer’s Exchange Point (NTP) have always been focused on on-farm and farming sectors, rather than the business process; in fact, huge added values are in the agribusiness processes, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“We should change the paradigm. We cannot be too focused only on farming sector and other sectors related to fertilizers, seeds, and insecticides,” President Jokowi said in his introductory remarks during a Limited Meeting on “Coorporating the Farmers” at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday (12/9).

  • 12 September 2017
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Participants of First Level Functional Translator Education and Training Meets Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Participants of First Level Functional Translator Education and Trainingreceived by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairsat the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta, Tuesday (12/9) afternoon. (Photo: PR/Rahmat)

Participants of First Level Functional Translator Education and Trainingreceived by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairsat the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta, Tuesday (12/9) afternoon. (Photo: PR/Rahmat)

Cabinet Secretariat held the 6th Class of First Level Functional Translator Education and Training starting from 28 August to 13 October 2017. The main committee that organises this training is the Assistant to the Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents and Translation of the Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support.

As part of the training, the participants had a chance to visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get lecture from the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, A. M. Fachir, as well as Director General of Protocol and Consular Affairs, Andri Hadi.

  • 12 September 2017
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President Jokowi Tells Ministers to Take Immediate Measures to Tackle Drought

President Jokowi talks with a number of ministers and a presidential spokesperson on the sidelines of a limited cabinet meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (12/9) (Photo by: JAY/Public Relation Division)

President Jokowi talks with a number of ministers and a presidential spokesperson on the sidelines of a limited cabinet meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (12/9) (Photo by: JAY/Public Relation Division)

Although the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the drought this year is not as severe as that in 2015 when El Nino hit, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that several regions have not seen rains for 60 consecutive days (or 2 months) and several areas in Java Island have even experienced the peak of the dry season. BMKG also reported that rainy season in several regions are expected to begin at the end of November or October this year.

In response to this, President Jokowi instructed all related ministries and institutions as well as regional governments to seriously monitor condition on the ground and to immediately take measures to tackle the drought.

  • 11 September 2017
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President Jokowi Hands Over 7,125 Land Certificates in Cimahi

President Jokowi symbolically hands over land certificates at the Brigif Field, Cimahi, West Java, on Monday (11/9)

President Jokowi symbolically hands over land certificates at the Brigif Field, Cimahi, West Java, on Monday (11/9)

In his working visit to West Java Province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday (11/9) handed over 7,125 land certificates to the locals at the Brigif Field, Cimahi, West Java.

President Jokowi told the people attending the event that they are lucky to be part of an agenda of distributing 19 million land certificates in West Java.

On that occasion, the President explained that certificate holders must mind several things, including to keep the certificate in proper and safe place. “Keep it properly after being photocopied. Thus, if the certificate lost, there is a copy of it. Bring the copy to the National Land Agency (BPN) so it can be reissued,” the President added.

  • 11 September 2017
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President Jokowi Hands Over 1,191 KIP

President Jokowi when handing over KIP at Rajawali Field, Cimahi City, Monday (11/9) afternoon (Photo: BPMI)

President Jokowi when handing over KIP at Rajawali Field, Cimahi City, Monday (11/9) afternoon (Photo: BPMI)

After distributing land certificates at Brigif 15 Kujang Field, Cimahi City, West Java Province, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and his entourage continued their trip to Rajawali Field, Cimahi City, Monday (11/9) afternoon.

On this occasion, the President handed over 1,191 Smart Indonesia Card (KIP) to elementary school, junior high school, senior high school, and vocational school students in Cimahi. Each student, as quoted from the press release of Deputy of Protocol, Press, and Media, Secretariat of the President, Bey Machmudin, shall get different amount of aid fund in accordance with the students’ level of education. Elementary school students will get Rp450,000, junior high school students will get Rp750,000, and senior high/vocational school students will get Rp1,000,000.

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