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  • 19 August 2019
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What Matters Most is to Forgive Each Other, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi delivers a press statement related to the riots in Papua, on the veranda of the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (19/8). (Photo by: Agung/PR)

President Jokowi delivers a press statement related to the riots in Papua, on the veranda of the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (19/8). (Photo by: Agung/PR)

In the wake of protests that broke out in Papua over racism abuse, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on the public to remain calm and to forgive each other.

“My fellow citizens, pace (brothers) and mace (sisters), and mama-mama (mothers) in Papua and West Papua, I know there are some grievances. However, as fellow citizens, the most important thing is to forgive one another,” President Jokowi told reporters at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (19/8).

  • 19 August 2019
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Gov’t Guarantees Security Following Papua Protests

Political, Legal and Security Coordinating Minister Wiranto delivers a press statement related to developments in Papua, at the Office of Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Jakarta, Monday (19/8). (Photo by: Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs PR)

Political, Legal and Security Coordinating Minister Wiranto delivers a press statement related to developments in Papua, at the Office of Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Jakarta, Monday (19/8). (Photo by: Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs PR)

The Government regretted the protests that broke out on Monday morning in the Papuan town of Jayapura and the West Papuan cities of Manokwari and Sorong on Monday (19/8).

The protests were sparked by the incident of racial abuse of Papuan students in Surabaya who were accused to have discarded the Indonesian flag near their dorms.

  • 19 August 2019
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Indonesia Reaches Lowest Poverty Rate in History: President Jokowi

President Jokowi delivers the Government Statement on the Bill on the State Budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year and Its Financial Note before the Plenary Session of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta, Friday (16/8). Photo by: Presidential Secretariat.

President Jokowi delivers the Government Statement on the Bill on the State Budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year and Its Financial Note before the Plenary Session of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta, Friday (16/8). Photo by: Presidential Secretariat.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that Indonesia should be grateful that amidst global economic turmoil, its economic development during the past five years has recorded tremendous achievements. Nevertheless, he added, Indonesia should be ready to face the upcoming economic challenges which would be more complicated.

“Indonesian economic growth had a tendency to increase from 4.88 percent in 2015 to 5.17 percent in 2018 and in the first semester of 2019, it reached 5.06 percent,” the President said in his Address on the Presentation of the Government Statement on the Bill on the State Budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year and Its Financial Note Before the Plenary Session of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta, Friday (16/8).

  • 19 August 2019
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Higher Education Minister Gives Response to Manokwari Riot

Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir answers questions from the reporters at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Sunday (19/8). Photo by: Rahmat/PR.

Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir answers questions from the reporters at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Sunday (19/8). Photo by: Rahmat/PR.

Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir has given his response regarding the demonstration and riot happened in Manokwari, Papua, last Sunday (19/8).

“We must safeguard the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI),” the Minister told the reporters in Jakarta.

  • 19 August 2019
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Gov’t Allocates Rp8-10 Trillion to Issue 2 Million Pre-Working Cards

President Jokowi hands over Bill on the State Budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year and Its Financial Note to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Bambang Soesatyo, Jakarta, Friday (16/8). (Photo by: BPMI)

President Jokowi hands over Bill on the State Budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year and Its Financial Note to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Bambang Soesatyo, Jakarta, Friday (16/8). (Photo by: BPMI)

The Government has drawn up the State Expenditure to reach the amount of Rp2,528.8 trillion in the 2020 Bill on the State Budget, or about 14.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The State Expenditure will be utilized for improving human resource quality and continuing social protection programs to meet demographic challenges, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“In order to provide more access to improve skills of youth, job seekers, and those who are changing jobs, the Government will launch Pre-Working cards in 2020,” President Jokowi said in his address on the Presentation of the Government Statement on the Bill on the State Budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year and Its Financial Note Before the Plenary Session of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia, in Jakarta, Friday (16/8).

  • 17 August 2019
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President Jokowi Pays Tribute to Independence Heroes at Kalibata Cemetery

President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla attended a ceremony in respect of independence heroes at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, Jakarta, Saturday (17/8). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat)

President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla attended a ceremony in respect of independence heroes at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, Jakarta, Saturday (17/8). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat)

In observance of the 74th anniversary of the proclamation of Indonesian independence, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on early Saturday (17/8) morning presided over a ceremony to pay tribute to independence heroes at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta.

President Jokowi as the inspector of the ceremony expressed his highest respect and appreciation for 10,026 heroes who served and fought for the triumph of Indonesia.

  • 17 August 2019
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Mutual Respect among Indonesians is Built Through Knowing Each Other, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pramono Anung talk in an amicable gathering with members of a national flag-hoisting team (Paskibraka) and Gita Bahana Nusantara Orchestra, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Saturday (17/8). (Photo by: OJI/PR)

President Jokowi accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pramono Anung talk in an amicable gathering with members of a national flag-hoisting team (Paskibraka) and Gita Bahana Nusantara Orchestra, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Saturday (17/8). (Photo by: OJI/PR)

After leading a flag lowering ceremony at the Merdeka Palace Complex, Jakarta, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pramono Anung held an amicable gathering with members of a national flag-hoisting team (Paskibraka) and Gita Bahana Nusantara Orchestra, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Saturday (17/8).

The President told members of Paskibraka and the orchestra who came from all provinces across the archipelago that the diversity of Indonesia is God’s destiny, God’s rule for Indonesia.

  • 17 August 2019
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Independence Commemoration Has Shaped My Character: Cabinet Secretary

Cabinet Secretary delivers his remarks during the 74th commemoration of the Independence of Indonesia at his office in Jakarta. Photo by: Agung/PR.

Cabinet Secretary delivers his remarks during the 74th commemoration of the Independence of Indonesia at his office in Jakarta. Photo by: Agung/PR.

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has said that he has been commemorating the independence day of the Republic of Indonesia since his childhood.

“Every moment of independence commemoration is very meaningful for me, because that (the independence commemoration) has shaped my character,” the Cabinet Secretary said in his office, Jakarta.

  • 17 August 2019
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President Jokowi Leads Independence Day Ceremony at Merdeka Palace

President Jokowi handed Indonesian flag to a member Paskibraka, in the ceremony of the Commemoration of the 74th Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/8). (Photo by: PR/Anggun)

President Jokowi hands Indonesian flag to a member Paskibraka, in the ceremony of the Commemoration of the 74th Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/8). (Photo by: PR/Anggun)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, on Saturday (17/8), led the ceremony commemorating the 74th Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia at the yard of the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, wearing traditional attire from Klungkung, Bali.

This year’s ceremony was different from that of last year. At 10.00 a.m., President Jokowi – First Lady Ibu Iriana and Vice President Jusuf Kalla – Mufidah Jusuf Kalla entered the yard riding the Indonesia-1 Presidential car.

  • 16 August 2019
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Capital Relocation to Encourage Economic Growth, Equity Outside Java: President Jokowi

President Jokowi accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla and the Speaker of the House of Representatives leaves Nusantara Building of the legislative complex, Senayan, Jakarta, Friday (16/8). (Photo by: Deny S/PR)

President Jokowi accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla and the Speaker of the House of Representatives leaves Nusantara Building of the legislative complex, Senayan, Jakarta, Friday (16/8). (Photo by: Deny S/PR)

The heart of economic activities in general has been focused in Jakarta and Java Island which triggered the Island to become very densely populated and to create inequality with other islands. It will be more rampant without strenuous efforts, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo .

“For that reason, the plan to relocate the capital city to Kalimantan Island is put in this context, so that it will encourage new economic growth, as well as spur economic equality and justice outside Java,” President Jokowi said in his Presentation of the Government Statement on the Bill on the State Budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year and Its Financial Note Before the Plenary Session of the House of Representatives (DPR), in Senayan, Jakarta, Friday (16/8).