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  • 18 June 2019
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President Jokowi Receives MSMEs Associations at Merdeka Palace

President Jokowi receives the representatives of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) associations at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (18/6). (Photo by: JAY/PR)

President Jokowi receives the representatives of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) associations at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (18/6). (Photo by: JAY/PR)

In a bid to formulate good regulations to support small businesses in the country, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed the representatives of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) associations at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (18/6).

The associations participated in the meeting are the Indonesian Micro and Small Businesses Association (Hipmikindo), the Indonesian Small and Medium Enterprises Association (AKUMINDO), the Indonesian Micro, Small and Medium Industries Association (Akumandiri), and the Indonesian Micro and Small Businesses Association (Hipmikimdo).

  • 18 June 2019
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Finance Minister: Foreign Debt Remains at Safe Level

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani attends Working Meeting with Commission XI of the House of Representatives (DPR), in Jakarta, Monday (17/6). (Photo by: Ministry of Finance PR)

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani attends Working Meeting with Commission XI of the House of Representatives (DPR), in Jakarta, Monday (17/6). (Photo by: Ministry of Finance PR)

Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati asserted that the Government continues to manage the debt prudently and accountably so that the country’s foreign debt remains at a safe level.

The Minister made the statement during a Working Meeting with the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Bank Indonesia (BI), and Financial Services Authorithy (OJK), hosted by the Commission XI of the House of Representatives (DPR), in Jakarta, Monday (17/6).

  • 18 June 2019
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BPK Grants Unqualified Opinion for 2018 Cabinet Secretariat Financial Report

Deputy Cabinet Secretary Ratih Nurdiati attends Handover Ceremony of the BPK Opinion for Government Institutions Financial Report at the BPK office, Jakarta, Monday (17/6). Photo by: IST.

Deputy Cabinet Secretary Ratih Nurdiati attends Handover Ceremony of the BPK Opinion for Government Institutions Financial Report at the BPK office, Jakarta, Monday (17/6). Photo by: IST.

Cabinet Secretariat received an Unqualified Opinion (WTP) from the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) for its 2018 financial report. The official statement was handed over by BPK Member Achsanul Qosasi to Deputy Cabinet Secretary Ratih Nurdiati at the BPK office, Jakarta, Monday (17/6).

The Cabinet Secretariat manages to gain Unqualified Opinion for seven consecutive times, since 2013.

  • 18 June 2019
  • 425 Views

Gov’t Considers Building Prisons for Corruption, Terrorism, Narcotics Convicts on Remote Islands

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto responds to reporters’ questions at the Coordinating Ministry’s office, Jakarta, Monday (17/6). (Photo by: Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs PR)

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto responds to reporters’ questions at the Coordinating Ministry’s office, Jakarta, Monday (17/6). (Photo by: Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs PR)

The Government is considering and planning to build correctional facilities on remote islands just for corruption, terrorism, and narcotics convicts.

“Indonesia has approximately 17,000 islands, in which 11,000 of those are inhabited islands, while the remaining 6,000 are uninhabited islands,” Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto said at the Coordinating Ministry’s office, Jakarta, Monday (17/6).

  • 17 June 2019
  • 407 Views

Various Institutions to be Involved in Selection for KPK Commissioners: Selection Committee

Chairperson of the KPK Selection Committee Yenti Ganarsih accompanied by State Secretary Minister and Selection Committee members at a press conference, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/6). (Photo by: JAY/PR)

Chairperson of the KPK Selection Committee Yenti Ganarsih accompanied by State Secretary Minister and Selection Committee members at a press conference, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/6). (Photo by: JAY/PR)

Selection Committee for prospective Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioners for the 2019-2023 period will involve various institutions, Chairperson of Selection Committee Yenti Ganarsih has said.

The National Police, the Attorney General Office, the Corruption Eradication Commission, the National Intelligence Agency, the National Agency for the Eradication of Terrorism (BNPT), the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) are to be involved to obtain a complete profile of the candidates.

  • 17 June 2019
  • 349 Views

Sharp, LG to Relocate Factories to Indonesia

Gerai-ElektronikJapanese electronica giant Sharp and South Korean electronics giant LG have announced plan to relocate a number of their factories from Thailand and Vietnam to Indonesia, Ministry of Industry has reported.

“This will provide a large amount of employment,” the Ministry’s Director of Electronics and Telematics of Janu Suryanto said as quoted in a press release on Sunday (16/6).

  • 17 June 2019
  • 340 Views

MoF, BI: Indonesia’s External Debt Under Control

17_6_2019Report from Ministry of Finance and Bank Indonesia stated that Indonesia’s external debt is manageable with solid structure. The external debt at the end of April 2019 stood at USD389.3 billion, consisted of a USD189.7 billion government and central bank debt and a USD199.6 billion private debt (including state-owned enterprises).

Indonesia’s external debt, according to the report, grew 8.7% (yoy), which was higher than the 7.9% (yoy) growth in March 2019. This was due to the net foreign debt withdrawals and the strengthening rupiah against US dollar which resulted in a more significant amount of rupiah debt in terms of US dollar.

  • 17 June 2019
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President Jokowi Entrusts Selection Committee to Select KPK Commissioners

President Jokowi accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, receives the KPK Selection Committee (Pansel) at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/6). (Photo by: JAY/PR)

President Jokowi accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, receives the KPK Selection Committee (Pansel) at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/6). (Photo by: JAY/PR)

Ahead of the selection process for new commissioners of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for period of 2019-2023, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that he fully trusts the Selection Committee (Pansel) to choose the best candidates.

“The President has called on us (the KPK selection committee) to carry out the mandate in choosing the best commissioners since the KPK has a crucial role to eradicate corruption,” Chairman of the KPK Selection Committee Yenti Garnasih said after meeting with President Jokowi at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/6).

  • 17 June 2019
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SKK Migas, Japan’s INPEX Ink Deal on Masela Block Development

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Hiroshige Seko witness the signing of Head of Agreement (HoA) on Masela Block development, in Karuizawa, Japan, Sunday (16/6). (Photo: PR of Ministry of ESDM)

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Hiroshige Seko witness the signing of Head of Agreement (HoA) on Masela Block development, in Karuizawa, Japan, Sunday (16/6). (Photo: PR of Ministry of ESDM)

The Indonesian Government and Japanese oil and gas giant INPEX have signed Head of Agreement (HoA) for the development of upstream oil and gas field Masela block in the Arafuru Sea, Maluku in eastern Indonesia.

The agreement was signed by Head of the Indonesian Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKK Migas) Dwi Soetjipto and President Director of Inpex Indonesia Shunichiro Sugaya, witnessed by Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko, and President Director of Inpex Corporation Takayuki Ueda in Karuizawa, Japan, Sunday (16/6).

  • 16 June 2019
  • 478 Views

President Jokowi: Togetherness Key to Developing Indonesia

President Jokowi attends a halalbihalal (post-Ramadan gathering), at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, Sunday (16/6). (Photo: BPMI)

President Jokowi attends a halalbihalal (post-Ramadan gathering), at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, Sunday (16/6). (Photo: BPMI)

Togetherness is a key to developing Indonesia and strong cooperation is needed between all parties and elements of the nation, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

“This country needs our togetherness. This big country has big problems,” the President stated during a halalbihalal (post-Ramadan gathering) with 98 activists at Puri Agung Ballroom, Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta, Sunday (16/6).