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  • 16 January 2018
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President Jokowi Meets with Environmentalists to Discuss Revitalization of Citarum River Basin Area

President Jokowi, accompanied by a number of Ministers, meets with environmentalists, in Bandung, West Java, Tuesday (16/1) evening. (Photo: Anggun/PR)

President Jokowi, accompanied by a number of Ministers, meets with environmentalists, in Bandung, West Java, Tuesday (16/1) evening. (Photo: Anggun/PR)

After attending a Limited Meeting, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, and Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, received 20 environmentalists from West Java, at the Graha Wiksa Praniti, Center for Research and Development of Housing and Settlement of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, Bandung, West Java, Tuesday (16/1) evening.

On the occasion, President Jokowi admitted that the Citarum River is of particular importance as it is the source of water for about 27.5 million inhabitants, both in West Java and DKI Jakarta, and provides drinking water for population of Jakarta, which accounts for approximately 80 percent.

  • 15 January 2018
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Indonesia’s Export Value in 2017 Increased by 16.22 Percent

Peti-kemas-1-300x201Central Statistics Agency (BPS) informs that Indonesia’s export value in December 2017 reaches US$14.79 billion or decreased by 3.45 percent compared to the value in November 2017. However, compared to December 2016, the export value increased by 6.93 percent.

“Cumulatively, Indonesia’s export value from Januari to December 2017 reaches US$168.73 billion or increased by 16.22 percent compared to the same period in 2016 whereas non oil and gas export reaches US$152.99 billion or increased by 15.83 percent,” says Head of BPS Dr. Suhariyanto in his press statement at the Main Office of BPS, Jakarta, Monday (15/1) afternoon.<

  • 15 January 2018
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President Jokowi Expects Better Cooperation between Government and the House

Bamsoet-300x169President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomes the appointment of Bambang Soesatyo as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) replacing fellow Golkar politician Setya Novanto who officially resigned as House Speaker in December and is currently standing trial on corruption charges.

“The political dynamics that exist there is like that. As it is democratically elected, of course, the Government strongly supports the election that has been decided in the House. We are very appreciative, respectful of the decision,” President Jokowi told reporters after handing over 5,500 certificates for Tegal residents and its surrounding areas, in the Dukuh Salam Field, Slawi, Tegal, Central Java, Monday (15/1) afternoon.

  • 15 January 2018
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President Jokowi Inaugurates Revamped GBK Main Stadium

President Jokowi at the inauguration of revamped Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK) at Senayan, Jakarta, Sunday (14/1) (Photo: PR/Deni)

President Jokowi at the inauguration of revamped Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK) at Senayan, Jakarta, Sunday (14/1) (Photo: PR/Deni)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, on Sunday (14/1) afternoon, inaugurates the revamped Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium at Senayan, Jakarta. Prior to the inauguration, the President see the scale model of the development of the Stadium. Afterwards, together with Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, as well as Chairman of Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) Edy Rahmayadi head to the location of inauguration.<

  • 13 January 2018
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Bank Indonesia Warns All Parties Not to Sell, Buy, or Trade Virtual Currency

images-1-2-300x160Bank Indonesia, in a release submitted by the Executive Director of the Department of Communication, Agusman, confirmed that virtual currency including bitcoin is not recognized as a valid payment instrument. As a result, it is prohibited to be used as a means of payment in Indonesia.

Furthermore, Agusman said that this is in accordance with the provisions of Law Number 7 of 2011 on the Currency which states that the currency shall be money of which issued by the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.

“Any transaction that has a purpose of payment, or other obligations that must be fulfilled with money, or other financial transactions conducted in the Territory of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia must use the Rupiah,” Agusman explained in the release.

  • 11 January 2018
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569 Pairs of Candidates Register for 2018 Simultaneous Regional Election

Logo-Pilkada-Serentak-1-300x166Until the last day of the registration for governor, regent, and mayor candidates, 569pairs have registered through Regional Election Commission (KPUD) to join the 2018 Simultaneous Regional Election (Pilkada).

Based on the information released by www.kpu.go.id, from 569 pairs of candidates, 57 pairs register for governor/deputy governor election in 17 provinces; 373 pairs register for regent/deputy regent election in 113 regencies; and 139 pairs register for mayor/deputy mayor election in 39 cities.

However, the KPUD has to reject registrations of several candidates. There are three of them, such as: 1. Chairil Syah and Mualimin, who register for the election of Mayor/Deputy Mayor of Palembang; 2. Drs. Siswandi and Drs. Euis Fety Fatayati, who register for the election of Mayor/Deputy Mayor of Cirebon, supported by PAN (the National Mandate Party) and Gerindra Party; and 3. Ones Pahabol and Petrus Yoram Mambai, who register for the election of Governor/ Deputy Governor of Papua, supported by PKPI (the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party).<

  • 11 January 2018
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Gov’t Revises Regulation on Funding for Political Parties

Rupiah-4-300x173In an effort to strengthen political parties institutional system through the increase in funding for political parties as well as to create transparency and accountability of the management of funding for political parties, the Indonesian Government considers that several provisions in Government Regulation Number 5 of 2009 on Financial Assistance for Political Parties as amended by Government Regulation Number 83 of 2012 on the Amendment to Government Regulation Number 5 of 2009 need to be amended.

Based on those considerations, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on 4 January 2018 signed Government Regulation Number 1 of 2018 on Second Amendment to Government Regulation Number 5 of 2009 on Funding for Political Parties.

  • 10 January 2018
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Gov’t Aims to Issue 7 Million of Land Certificates This Year

President Jokowi attends the 2018 National Working Meeting of the Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, on Wednesday (10/1)

President Jokowi attends the 2018 National Working Meeting of the Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, on Wednesday (10/1)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo applauded the performance of Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency (BPN) that could meet the target to issue 5 million land certificates last year.

“I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the whole personnel of Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency from the central level to the district and city levels for meeting the target set for 2017,” President Jokowi said during the Opening of the 2018 National Working Meeting of the Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning /National Land Agency at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, on Wednesday (10/1).

  • 10 January 2018
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Concentrates Also on Fish Processing Industry, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi responds to journalists’ questions after attending National Working Meeting of ATR/BPN at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/1) afternoon. (Photo: PR/Deni)

President Jokowi responds to journalists’ questions after attending National Working Meeting of ATR/BPN at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/1) afternoon. (Photo: PR/Deni)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo believes that the ship-sinking policy conducted by Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiasti is for the good of the country as well as the people. However, the President also reminds the Minister to also concentrate on fish processing industry that will boost fish export.

“The sinking is a form of law enforcement showing Indonesia takes a firm action against illegal fishing,” the President tells the journalists after the Opening of National Working Meeting of Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/ National Land Agency of 2018, at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/1) afternoon.<

  • 10 January 2018
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Agrarian Reform, Land Redistribution Should Receive Our Attention: President Jokowi

President Jokowi delivers his remarks at the 2018 National Working Meeting of the Ministry/BPN at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/1). (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Deni)

President Jokowi delivers his remarks at the 2018 National Working Meeting of the Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/BPN at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/1). (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Deni)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said that Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency (BPN) must have same visions and spirits of providing lands for the people.

“I want agrarian reforms and land redistribution program can receive our concern and attention. I want that in 2018 the Ministry and the BPN can prepare land redistribution that target lands with right-to-cultivate permits (HGU),” the President said in his remarks at the opening ceremony of the 2018 National Working Meeting of the Ministry/BPN at Puri Agung Convention Hall, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/1).

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