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  • 26 August 2015

Regarding the Weakening of Rupiah, President Jokowi: People Should Understand, the External Condition is Different

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President Jokowi explained about weakening of rupiah, while arriving at the Shelter Pool of Mud Sidoarjo, Tuesday (25/8) afternoon.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asserts, the whole range of government has made efforts to overcome the weakening of the rupiah, which has already exceeded above Rp 14,000 per US dollar. Nevertheless, the President asked the public to understand that indeed the external condition is different at this time.

“I think Bank of Indonesia with the entire instrument has been moved as well, the Financial Services Authority (OJK), also the regulation, Coordinating Ministers, all Ministers, all of them have been issued the regulation,” said President Jokowi told reporters after meeting with the communities affected by mudflow, in Porong , Sidoarjo regency, East Java, on Tuesday (25/8) afternoon.

  • 25 August 2015

Overcome the Weakening of Rupiah, President Jokowi Invites the Public to Buy the Local Products

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Overcome the Weakening of Rupiah, President Jokowi Invites the Public to Buy the Local Products

The weakening of the rupiah exchange rate that has exceeded USD 14,000 per US dollar since Monday (24/8) assessed by the President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is out of the ordinary. For this reason, President Jokowi invites businessmen to the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Monday (24/8), to make a breakthrough.

“The weakening of the rupiah has been out of the ordinary. Yesterday I invited the businessmen and the government to do a breakthrough,” President Jokowi said through his twitter account @Jokowi uploaded on Tuesday (25/8).

Related with the weakening of the rupiah, President Joko Widodo invite all all levels of society to work together to overcome it.

  • 25 August 2015

President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana Working Visit to East Java


President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo on Tuesday (25/8) scheduled held a working visit to East Java.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by First Lady, Iriana Widodo, Tuesday (25/8) leave for Surabaya to attend the IX National Congress of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).

President is scheduled to open the IX National Conference of MUI, at the State House Grahadi, Surabaya. In addition to attending the National Conference of MUI, President Jokowi is scheduled to meet with people affected by the Sidoarjo mud, in Porong, Sidoarjo.

The President will also distribute Indonesia Healthy Card (KIS), Indonesia Smart Card (KIP), and Family Welfare Card (PSC) to the poor, as well as reviewing the construction of port and dam located in the border district of Trenggalek and Ponorogo.

  • 24 August 2015

President Jokowi Signed President Regulation on Dispatch of the Peacekeeping Mission

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President Jokowi Signed President Regulation on Dispatch of the Peacekeeping Mission

In consideration for the establishment of world order based on freedom, lasting peace and social justice, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia deems it necessary to participate in a peacekeeping mission that is part of politics.

To increase the participation of the government in maintaining peace mission, President Joko Widodo on July 3, 2015 ago, has signed Presidential Regulation No. 86 Year 2015 on Dispatch of the Peacekeeping Mission.

In Presidential Regulation is confirmed the dispatch of the peacekeeping missions undertaken by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on request: a. United Nations (UN) through the UN Security Council Resolution; b. International organizations; and/or c. Regional organizations.

  • 24 August 2015

The Weakening of Rupiah, CMEA: Do not Follow the Rhythm, Take Position the Opponents

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Coordinating Minister for Economy Darmin Nasution and Coordinating Minister for Politics Law, and Security Luhut B. Pandjaitan, in Bogor, West Java, on Monday (24/8)

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs (CMEA), Darmin Nasution give accurate advice in dealing with weakening of rupiah turmoil, which has been exceeded Rp 14,000.00 per US dollar at now.

“Actually, the only answer that accurate is not to follow the rhythm but take the position of the opponent,” said Nasution told reporters after accompanying President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) led the coordination meeting with the governors, and after receiving a number of the main leaders of major companies in Indonesia, at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Monday (24/8).

According to the Coordinating Minister for Economy, the first, which must be done, is to increase government spending, especially capital expenditure, because capital spending is still approximately 20 percent to this day.

  • 18 August 2015

Solemn, the Ceremony of the Moment of 70th Proclamation Independence of RI at the Palace

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President Jokowi handed the red and white flag to a member Paskibraka, in the ceremony of Commemoration the 70th Proclamation of Independence of RI, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/8)

The ceremony commemorating the 70th Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia led by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Monday (17/8), takes place solemnly.

Besides attended by First Lady Iriana, Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Mrs. Mufidah Jusuf Kalla, the ceremony was also attended by former President Megawati Sukarnoputri, Shinta Abdurrahman Wahid (wife of former President KH. Abdurrahman Wahid); a former Vice President, namely: Try Sutrisno, Hamzah Has, Boediono; Chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly Zulkifli Hasan; Work Cabinet Ministers; and also the ambassadors of friendly countries. There were also people who live around the Presidential Palace.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Setya Novanto on that occasion reads Proclamation Script, while the Minister of Religion Lukman Hakim Saifuddin as reader’s prayer.

  • 18 August 2015

Mensesneg: Commemoration the 70 Years Independence of RI Becomes a Momentum to Perform the Change


Mensesneg Pratikno as Inspector of the Ceremony of 70th Anniversary of Independence of RI, in Ministry of State Secretariat, Jakarta, Monday (17/8) morning

The staffs in the Ministry of the State Secretariat and the Cabinet Secretariat perform the ceremony of Anniversary of 70th Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia, on yard of the State Secretariat office, Jakarta, Monday (17/8) at 6:45 pm.

Minister of State Secretary (Mensesneg), Pratikno, acting as Inspector Ceremony, on the occasion expressed his gratitude to the heroes who have struggled for freedom.

In order Indonesia’s progress equal with other countries, Mensesneg invited all staffs in the Ministry of State Secretariat and Cabinet Secretariat to use the momentum Anniversary of Proclamation of Independence to make changes in accordance with Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, and Nawa Cita development plan, which has been prepared President Jokowi.

  • 18 August 2015

Trigana Air Lost Contact, President Jokowi Asks MoT and Airlines Give Clear Information

Trigana Air

Trigana Air Plane

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) invites all people of Indonesia who were commemorating 70th Anniversary (HUT) Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia to pray and a moment of silence for calamity of the Trigana Air plane lost contact on the way from Jayapura to Oksibil, Papua, on Sunday (16 / 8).

“I implore all people of Indonesia, ahead of the Independence Day, a moment of silence and prayer for the whole crew and passengers,” wrote President Jokowi in a press statement on Saturday (16/8) night.

President claimed to have obtained a report from the Minister of Transportation, Ignatius Jonan related to the lost contact of Trigana ATR 42 aircraft.

  • 13 August 2015

President Jokowi: Cabinet Reshuffle as Bridge to Fulfill Promises to People


President Jokowi inaugurated the new ministers and Cabinet Secretary, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/8).

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asserts, the cabinet reshuffle did on Wednesday (12/8), is a bridge to fulfill his promise to the people.

“The reshuffle is as a bridge to fulfill my promise to the people. Let’s work!” He said through his twitter account @jokowi that uploaded on Wednesday (12/8) evening.

There are six (6) positions Ministers and the officials’ par with ministers, which he changed, including four (4) new name and two (2) names assigned in the new position.

  • 12 August 2015

Already ‘Overshot’, Governor of BI Promises to Strive for Stabilization of Rupiah


Governor of BI Promises to Strive for Stabilization of Rupiah

The rupiah exchange rate based on the exchange rate of Bank Indonesia (BI) on Wednesday (12/8) was recorded at Rp 13758.00, assessed Governor of Bank Indonesia Agus Martowardojo already weakened overshoot, so be well below of the fundamental value (undervalued).

In response to these developments, according to Agus Marto, Bank Indonesia has been and will continue to be in the market to make efforts to stabilize the exchange rate.

“Bank Indonesia will optimize the policy mix and continue to coordinate with the Government and other authorities,” Agus said in a press release that sends Wednesday (12/8) afternoon.