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  • 19 July 2017
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President Jokowi Asks for Acceleration of Seaports, Airports, Road Development in West Papua

West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan (leftmost) attends a limited meeting led by President Jokowi, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Wednesday (19/7)

West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan (leftmost) attends a limited meeting led by President Jokowi, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Wednesday (19/7)

After leading a limited meeting on the Evaluation on Implementation of National Strategic Projects and Priority Programs in Papua Province, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, led a limited meeting on the Evaluation on Implementation of National Strategic Projects and Priority Programs in West Papua Province, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Wednesday (19/7).

In his introductory remarks, President Jokowi said that West Papua Province faces several challenges, such as how to improve access to isolated areas, to open more new job opportunities, to eradicate poverty, and to create a more equitable development.

  • 19 July 2017
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Government Disbands HTI After Receiving Input from Ulemas and the People

President Jokowi responds to the journalists’ questions after opening and visiting the exhibition of National Working Meeting X of APKASI and APKASI Autonomy Expo 2017, at JCC, Jakarta, on Wednesday (19/7) (Photo: PR/Rahmat)

President Jokowi responds to the journalists’ questions after opening and visiting the exhibition of National Working Meeting X of APKASI and APKASI Autonomy Expo 2017, at JCC, Jakarta, on Wednesday (19/7) (Photo: PR/Rahmat)

The Government, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said, has long studied and examined as well as asked input from a lot of people, including ulemas, before making a decision to revoke legal entity status of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) and also to disband this organization, “The decision is as has been announced today,” the President said when responding to the journalists’ questions after opening and visiting the exhibition of National Working Meeting X of Association of Indonesian Regency Administrations (APKASI) and APKASI Autonomy Expo 2017, at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, Wednesday (19/7) morning.

As previously reported, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, on Wednesday (19/7), has issued a Decree to revoke legal entity status of HTI. The decision was made after government institutions who are in the domain of politics, law, and security have coordinated.

  • 18 July 2017
  • 446 Views

Foreign Affairs Ministry Promotes Diaspora Diplomacy

Participants of Thematic Forum of the Governmental Public Relations Coordination Board (Bakohumas) which adopts theme ‘Empowering Indonesian Citizen Living Abroad for the National Interest’ pose for a group photo at the Ballroom of Novotel Hotel, Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday (18/7)

Participants of Thematic Forum of the Governmental Public Relations Coordination Board (Bakohumas) which adopts theme ‘Empowering Indonesian Citizen Living Abroad for the National Interest’ pose for a group photo at the Ballroom of Novotel Hotel, Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday (18/7)

Acting Director General for Information and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Niniek Kun Naryatie asserted that there are times when diplomacy is a very exclusive job done only by diplomats.

“Diplomats were once the noble, the descendants of aristocrats, or aristocrats themselves. Diplomacy has elite impression that can only be done in the palaces, luxurious places by people in suit. Now, diplomacy can be done by anyone,” Niniek said in her remarks at a Thematic Forum of the Governmental Public Relations Coordination Board (Bakohumas) adopting a theme ‘Empowering Indonesian Citizen Living Abroad for the National Interest’ in Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday (18/7).

  • 18 July 2017
  • 471 Views

President Jokowi Asks to Manage Online Transportation

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi responds to the journalists’ questions after a Limited Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (18/7) (Photo: PR/Jay)

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi responds to the journalists’ questions after a Limited Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (18/7) (Photo: PR/Jay)

The Government, through the Ministry of Transportation, continues to carry out assimilation process between online transportation services with the conventional ones in order to manage them well.

This statement was conveyed by Minister of Transporation Budi Karya Sumadi when responding to the journalists’ questions after a Limited Meeting on Online Transportation Management, Tuesday (18/7) at the Presidential Office, Jakarta.

Alhamdulillah, a collaboration between Gocar, Bluebird, Grab, Uber, taxis, and angkot (public minivan) has been established and it will be continued,” the Minister said while adding that it is impossible to avoid a change.

  • 18 July 2017
  • 448 Views

Online Transport Must Ensure Public Comfort and Security, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi, accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, presides over a limited meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday (18/7) afternoon. (Photo: JAY/PR)

President Jokowi, accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, presides over a limited meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday (18/7) afternoon. (Photo: JAY/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that online transport is one of the products of the development of information technology that cannot be avoided. According to the President, online transportation has been recognized and accepted by the public in several cities and also considered to have benefits.

However, in transitional situations, in order to facilitate the public, especially in urban areas to access a fast and affordable transport service, the President emphasized that the Government should respond to the dynamics of this rapid change. “So, everyone can enjoy it and transport services are to provide security, safety, and convenience for the public,” President Jokowi said when giving an introductory remarks at a Limited Meeting on the Arrangement of Transport Online, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (18/7 ) afternoon.

  • 18 July 2017
  • 605 Views

Indonesia First in World in People Having Highest Trust in Government: Report

President Jokowi discusses with Vice President, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Finance Minister before a limited cabinet meeting at the Presidential Office, Tuesday (18/7). (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Jay)

President Jokowi discusses with Vice President, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Finance Minister before a limited cabinet meeting at the Presidential Office, Tuesday (18/7). (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Jay)

Indonesia is ranked first in terms of Trust and Confidence in National Government, according to  the data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in its Government at a Glance 2017 publication released on 13 July 2017.

“Indonesia is first on the list of countries that have the highest Trust and Confidence in the National Government based on the data from the Gallup World Poll (used by the OECD),” said Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati after reporting the report to President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo in Jakarta, Tuesday (18/4).

  • 17 July 2017
  • 602 Views

Communication and Informatics Ministry Explains The Blocking of Telegram

Infographic about the blocking of Telegram

Infographic about the blocking of Telegram

Ministry of Communication and Informatics in a press release on Monday (17/7) stated that the Ministry, in cooperation with related ministries and institutions, have detected contents which are contrary to the law, particularly those related to the spreading of  radicalism and terrorism.

Therefore, Ministry of Communication and Informatics sent a request to Telegram to clean up these contents of all channels facilitated by the Telegram. Since 29 March 2016 to 11 June 2017, the Ministry sent six emails to Telegram.

  • 17 July 2017
  • 641 Views

Government is not Anti Religion-Based Mass Organizations: Minister of Home Affairs

Pak-Mendagri-300x200Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo affirmed that the issuance of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2 of 2017 on Mass Organizations. However, the issuance of this Regulation is a refinement of Law Number 17 of 2013 on Mass Organizations.

The Minister criticized the rumours on social media that give impression that the Government is anti religion-based mass organizations, in this regard Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI). The Regulation is actually issued to respond to the presence of mass organizations that want to change Pancasila (the Five Principles, the Indonesian State Philosophy) and the 1945 Constitution.

  • 16 July 2017
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President Jokowi Reminds Public of Threats that could Undermine Our Democracy

President Jokowi attends the opening ceremony of the training of State Defense Academy of the NasDem Party, Sunday in Jakarta, Sunday (16/7).

President Jokowi attends the opening ceremony of the training of State Defense Academy of the NasDem Party, Sunday in Jakarta, Sunday (16/7).

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reminded the public of the number of threats against the nation and the sovereignty of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI). The Preisdent mentioned that such threats can be in the forms of ideology, politics, economy, and social culture.

President Jokowi asserted that the Government will not remain silent if there are efforts that could undermine and destroy our democracy. The Government is aware that the diversity and ideology of Pancasila owned by Indonesia is a gift that must be maintained. “If anyone still wants to reject Pancasila as the basis and ideology of the state and replace it with another ideology, shall we allow it? I confirm ‘no’,” the President firmly said at the opening of the training of State Defense Academy of the National Democrat (NasDem) Party, in Jakarta, Sunday (16/7) afternoon.

  • 16 July 2017
  • 754 Views

Gov’t Blocks Telegram to Prioritize State Security: President Jokowi

President Jokowi answers reporters’ questions giving a public lecture at the State Defense Academy of the National Democratic (Nasdem) Party in Jakarta, Sunday (16/7).

President Jokowi answers reporters’ questions giving a public lecture at the State Defense Academy of the National Democratic (Nasdem) Party in Jakarta, Sunday (16/7).

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo gives clarification regarding the decision made by Ministry of Communication and Informatics to block 11 domain name systems (DNS) owned by the Telegram encrypted messaging application.

According to the President, the decision was made because the Government considers that the app has been widely used by local terrorists to communicate and spread radical ideologies in Indonesia.

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