Minister of Education and Culture Anies Baswedan said that child abuse happens to a number of children at school. A school becomes a place where violence usually takes place because it is where every day more than 50 million children gather. When there are problems at their houses or environment, the school becomes the place where the problems occur.
The envoy of the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al Jubier meets President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (20/10) afternoon, in order to follow up of the two heads of state meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last September.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi explained that the meeting between President Jokowi with the King of Saudi Arabia’s envoy mainly discusses cooperation in four areas that will be prioritized and will soon be implemented, namely the construction of refineries, the supply of crude oil, petrochemical, and construction of storage.
Exactly one year to lead this country, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), accompanied by Chief of Staff of President Teten Masduki, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (20/10) morning, received a special guest, the 50 children who had been elected in the selection little reporter Kids Media Indonesia and participated in journalism training for elementary school students.
The children submitted diverse tickle question. One reporter, Kalika of SDN Tangerang asked whether the president is his goal, and how impressions become president. Joko Widodo said that being president is not his goal. Then he also recounted his experience to be president so far.
Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung suggested, although not yet declared as national disaster, the disaster management of smog affecting some areas, has reached the national level category.
“As per today has 24,000 soldiers/police members/volunteers BNPB are relegated to the field. Efforts are being made already a national act.” Pramono Anung said, answered the questions of Commission II members, the House of Representatives (DPR) in the event of a working meeting, in Jakarta, Monday (19/10) night.
President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said that he has already ordered the Directorate General of Customs and Excise to investigate illegal imports.
This order, the President added, has been executed properly and activities from those who performed illegal import has been restricted.
“My instruction to Directorate General of Customs and Excise to investigate illegal imports has already been implemented. The practice must be eradicated,” the President said in his Twitter account @jokowi on Friday (16/10) evening.
Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki said that in the first year of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla administration is more focused on building a strong foundation of the economic sectors and other sectors.
“Internal issues and global economic condition faced by Indonesia today is a moment for the Government to perform several management and to build a strong foundation,” Teten said answering the reporters’ questions at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Tuesday (20/10) in response to the assesment of several sides about the first year performance of Jokowi-JK administration.
The Government recruited 10 thousand non-gov. agricultural extension officers, to escort the productivity of seven main agricultural commodities in 2016. The non-gov. agricultural Extension Worker, will complete the task of 27 thousand of agricultural extension that civil servant status and 20,300 casual laborers of agricultural extension workers.
“The non-gov. agricultural extension officers, we recruit from the agriculture semi subsistence such as from the KTNA (the Contact of Farmers and Fishermen Mainstay),” said Head of the Agency for the Extention and Human Resource Development of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Pending Dadih Permana in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Saturday (17 / 10).
As many as 300 young people from 34 Asia-Pacific countries to discuss the future of urban areas in the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF) 2015, held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Sunday (18/10).
In his speech the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadilmuljono, explained that young people have a strategic role in building the future of the city, and young people took part in the realizing the sustainable and inclusive city.
Government is Optimistic to Reach 12 Million Foreign Tourists Relying on 10 Priority Destination Spots
The Government is optimistic to boost foreign tourist visit up to 10 million peoples in 2015. Therefore, besides providing some facilities to boost the visit, the Government is still relying on the 10 priority tourism destination spots in Indonesia.
Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya said that until last August, the number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia was 6.3 million peoples or 103% of the target which is 6,150,000 peoples.
President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said that amidst global economic slowdown, including what’s currently happening to the Indonesian economy, tourism is the fastest sector that is able to boost the economy.
In his remarks on the limited meeting discussing program improvement for tourism development and infrastructure acceleration on transportation at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Thursday (15/10) afternoon, President Jokowi said that according to the report that he has received, tourist arrival in August 2015 reached 850,000 tourists or increased by 2.87% as compared to the number in August 2014.