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  • 13 April 2019
  • 256 Views

Gov’t Launches Anti-Hoaxes Chatbot

13_4_2019Ministry of Communications and Informatics (Kemenkominfo) launched a chatbot service called Chatbot Anti Hoaks (Anti-Hoaxes Chatbot) to tackle hoaxes, fake news, misleading information, and hate speeches.

The Chatbot Anti Hoaks is a software designed to answer public questions about dubious information. The service is to anticipate the increasing hoaxes, fake news, misleading information, and hate speeches towards the simultaneous elections on 17 April 2019 and to assist the public in verifying the information received.

  • 13 April 2019
  • 190 Views

Gov’t Ensures Reliable Electricity Supplies During Elections

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ignasius Jonan monitors the electricity conditions at the PLN Load Control Center (P2B), Gandul, Depok, West Java, Friday (12/4). (Photo: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources)

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ignasius Jonan monitors the electricity conditions at the PLN Load Control Center (P2B), Gandul, Depok, West Java, Friday (12/4). (Photo: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources)

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan on Friday (12/4) at the PLN Load Control Center (P2B) in Gandul, Depok, West Java monitored electricity supply and the readiness of state-owned electricity company PLN ahead of the 2019 Presidential and Legislative General Elections.

The Minister said that electricity supply in general has been safe, so electrical disruptions during the elections can be avoided. Jonan added that he has also instructed related officials to monitor the details of the preparation for securing electricity supplies up to PLN’s district units.

  • 12 April 2019
  • 197 Views

State Apparatus Minister: Integrity Zones Key to Clean Governance

The Workshop for Strengthening Public Service Quality to Develop Integrity Zone within the Supreme Audit Board (BPK RI), at the BPK Office on Thursday (11/4). Photo by: PR of Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms.

The Workshop for Strengthening Public Service Quality to Develop Integrity Zone within the Supreme Audit Board (BPK RI), at the BPK Office on Thursday (11/4). Photo by: PR of Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms.

Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms Syafruddin said that the development of the Integrity Zone in Government working units must be accelerated and every working unit should immediately achieve the status of Corruption-Free Zone (WBK)/Clean and Serving Bureaucratic Zone (WBBM).

“Don’t delay the development of integrity zone. Corruption-Free Zone, and Clean and Serving Bureaucratic Zone are in line with the culture and values ​​of the BPK which is independent, clean, and professional,” the Minister said in his remarks during the Workshop for Strengthening Public Service Quality to Develop Integrity Zone within the Supreme Audit Board (BPK RI), at the BPK Office on Thursday (11/4).

  • 12 April 2019
  • 383 Views

President Encourages Indonesian Youths to Create New Unicorns

President Jokowi attends a gathering with Go-Jek driver partners at Ecovention Ancol, Jakarta, Thursday (11/4) (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Oji)

President Jokowi attends a gathering with Go-Jek driver partners at Ecovention Ancol, Jakarta, Thursday (11/4) (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Oji)

In the past four and a half years, the Government has been focusing on three aspects in developing digital economy, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“The first one is to create digital infrastructure, be it through a broadband connection or by building a Palapa Ring from Sabang until Merauke, from Miangas until Rote Island that we hope will be 100% completed in the middle of this year,” the President said during a gathering with driver partners of ride-hailing app Go-Jek in Ancol, North Jakarta, Thursday (11/4).

  • 12 April 2019
  • 297 Views

President Jokowi Congratulates Go-Jek for Becoming Indonesia’s First Decacorn

President Jokowi attends a gathering with Go-Jek driver partners at Ecovention Ancol, Jakarta, Thursday (11/4) (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Oji)

President Jokowi attends a gathering with Go-Jek driver partners at Ecovention Ancol, Jakarta, Thursday (11/4) (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Oji)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has congratulated ride-hailing app Go-Jek for becoming Indonesia’s first decacorn after its valuation hit US$10 billion according to research institution CB Insights, in its Global Unicorn Club report.

“Undeniably, digital economy gives a big hope for our economic growth in the future. We know that in 2018 the portion of digital economy already reached US$27 billion,” the President said during a gathering with Go-Jek partners in Ancol, North Jakarta, Thursday (11/4).

  • 12 April 2019
  • 287 Views

BKN Finds 990 Violations of Civil Servants Neutrality in Elections

Infographic of State Apparatus Neutrality (Photo by: IndonesiaBaik.id)

Infographic of State Apparatus Neutrality (Photo by: IndonesiaBaik.id)

The National Civil Service Agency (BKN) from January 2018 to March 2019 recorded 900 cases of violation of state apparatus neutrality ahead of the 2019 General Elections.

The data shows that 99.5 percent of the cases are dominated by state apparatus working for regional governments including provinces, regencies, and municipalities.

  • 12 April 2019
  • 283 Views

AWOL Cases Dominate Civil Servant’s Disciplinary Violations

Personnel Advisory Agency (BAPEK) meeting at the central Civil Service Agency (BKN) office, Jakarta, Thursday (11/4). (Photo: BKN Public Relations)

Personnel Advisory Agency (BAPEK) meeting at the central Civil Service Agency (BKN) office, Jakarta, Thursday (11/4). (Photo: BKN Public Relations)

Violations of Government Regulation Number 53 of 2010 on Discipline of Civil Servants (PNS) Article 3 Number 11 on Compliance with Working Hours has once again dominated disciplinary violations involving civil servants.

The Civil Servants’ Personnel Advisory Agency (BAPEK) together with Cabinet Secretariat, Attorney General Office, and Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reforms on Thursday (11/4) held a meeting to discuss violations committed by civil servants at both central government and regional governments at the central Civil Service Agency (BKN) office.

  • 12 April 2019
  • 280 Views

Voted Ballots Issue: Minister Calls Public to ‘Wait for Official Release’ from KPU

Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo (Photo: Ministry of Home Affairs)

Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo (Photo: Ministry of Home Affairs)

In response to an issue of voted ballots for the presidential candidate pair number 01 Jokowi-Ma’ruf found in Malaysia, Ministry of Home Affairs urged the public to wait for the official information from the General Elections Committee (KPU).

“We are still awaiting an explanation from the KPU team who are still investigating the matter,” Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo said.

  • 11 April 2019
  • 473 Views

Indonesia Has Largest Number of Startups in ASEAN

Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir presents awards to the participants of Indonesia Startup Summit (ISS), at the Jakarta International Expo, Wednesday (10/4). (Photo by: Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education PR)

Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir presents awards to the participants of Indonesia Startup Summit (ISS), at the Jakarta International Expo, Wednesday (10/4). (Photo by: Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education PR)

Indonesian startups has grown very rapidly in the last 5 years and currently the country ranks first in ASEAN and fifth globally in number of startups, according to  Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir.

“Indonesia has the largest number of startups in ASEAN and ranks fifth in the world,” Nasir said at the opening of the 2019 Indonesia Startup Summit (ISS) at the Jakarta International Expo on Wednesday (10/4).

  • 11 April 2019
  • 608 Views

Gov’t to Simplify Village Funds Reporting Process

President Jokowi in a dialog with Village Heads at the National Gathering of Village Administrators, at Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/4). (Photo by: PR/Jay)

President Jokowi in a dialog with Village Heads at the National Gathering of Village Administrators, at Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/4). (Photo by: PR/Jay)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that in the past 4.5 years, Village Funds have been used to enhance village development such as constructing 191,000 kilometers of village roads, 24,000 Integrated Health Posts (posyandu), 50,000 Early Childhood Education Program (PAUD) centers, and 8,900 village markets.

“Village Market is important since it is a place where all products from farmers, fishermen and micro-village businesses are bought and sold,” President Jokowi said during the National Gathering of Village Administrators, at Indoor Tennis Stadium, Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/4).