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  • 26 March 2019
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Information Ministry to Monitor Political Campaign Ads During Silence Period

Director General of Informatics Application of the Communication and Informatics Ministry Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan answers questions from reporters regarding political ads, Jakarta, Monday (25/3). (Photo by: Public Relations of Communication and Informatics Ministry)

Director General of Informatics Application of the Communication and Informatics Ministry Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan answers questions from reporters regarding political ads, Jakarta, Monday (25/3). (Photo by: Public Relations of Communication and Informatics Ministry)

Ministry of Communication and Informatics has announced it will monitor online political campaign ads during the 2019 Simultaneous Elections’s silence period.

“We will filter advertisements, so there should be no political campaign ads carried out by anyone during the silence period because each ad that has been registered and published by the platform will be banned,” said  Director General of Informatics Application of Ministry of Communication and Informatics Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan at a press conference in Jakarta, Monday (25/3).

  • 25 March 2019
  • 151 Views

Progressive Visa Imposed for Second Time Pilgrimage

25_3_2019The Saudi Arabia Government will impose a newly-regulated progressive visa for the prospective Hajj pilgrims and the Regional Hajj Guide Team (TPHD) personnel identified as having been on a hajj before.

In response to the progressive visa requirement, Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs has issued Decree of Minister of Religious Affairs Number 140 of 2019 on the Payment of the Hajj Pilgrimage Cost (BPIH) Year 1440 H/2019 M and Decision of Directorate General for Hajj and Umrah Management (Ditjen PHU) Number 118 of 2019 on Visa Payments for Hajj Pilgrims and TPHD Year 1440 H/ 2019 M.

  • 25 March 2019
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President Jokowi Signs Regulation on Regional Government Implemention Report, Evaluation

25maretIn a bid to implement provisions on Article 74 Law Number 23 of 2014 on Regional Government, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on 13 March 2019 signed Government Regulation Number 13 of 2019 on Regional Government Implemention Report and Evaluation.

In that Government Regulation, Regional Government implementation report and evaluation to cover: a. the Regional Government Implementation Report (LPPD) submitted by Regional Government to the Central Government; b. Accountability Report (LKPJ) submitted by Regional Government to the Regional House of Representatives (DPRD); c. Summary of Regional Government Implementation Report (RLPPD) submitted by Regional Government to the public; d. Regional Government Implementation Evaluation (EPPD) submitted by the Central Government to Regional Government at Provincial and Regency/City Levels.

  • 25 March 2019
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Equinox is Natural Phenomenon

Peta-CuacaResponding to rumors spreading about the equinox phenomenon, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) urged the public to remain calm and do not have to worry about the equinox effects as mentioned in the rumors.

“Equinox is different from heat waves that occur in Europe, Africa and America; when a heat wave occurs, the temperature increases unusually and it lasts for quite a long time,” Deputy for Meteorology of the BMKG Mulyono Rahadi Prabowo said in his press release Monday (25/3).

  • 25 March 2019
  • 131 Views

Indonesia Wins Legal Dispute at ICSID International Arbitration

Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly delivers his remarks during a press release. Photo by: Ministry of Law and Human Rights

Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly delivers his remarks during a press release. Photo by: Ministry of Law and Human Rights

The Indonesian Government on 18 March 2019 won a lawsuit against Churchill Mining Plc and Planet Mining Pty Ltd. in the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitration forum in Washington D.C., the US.

In a final and legally binding rule, ICSID Committee’s panel of judges -Dominique Hascher, Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel and Jean Kalicki- has rejected all annulment of the awards proposed by the plaintiffs and granted the Indonesian Government US$9.4 Million award on costs.

  • 24 March 2019
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President Jokowi Inaugurates Indonesia’s First MRT

President Jokowi inaugurates the operation of MRT at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, Jakarta, Sunday (24/3). (Photo: Public Relations/Jay).

President Jokowi inaugurates the operation of MRT at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, Jakarta, Sunday (24/3). (Photo by: Jay/PR).

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Sunday (24/3) officially inaugurated the country’s first Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line at Hotel Indonesia (HI) traffic circle in Central Jakarta.

In his remarks, the President said that the operation of MRT Jakarta marked the dawn of a new era in Jakarta and also called on the public to adapt to new culture of mass transportation.

  • 23 March 2019
  • 207 Views

Use Voting Right and Tackle Hoaxes, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi delivers his speech when attending Silaturrahim Alim Ulama to commemorate Nahdlatul Ulama's birthday, at API Asri Islamic Boarding School, Tegalrejo, Magelang Regency, Saturday (23/3). (Photo by: Rahmat/PR)

President Jokowi delivers his speech when attending Silaturrahim Alim Ulama to commemorate Nahdlatul Ulama’s birthday, at API Asri Islamic Boarding School, Tegalrejo, Magelang Regency, Saturday (23/3). (Photo by: Rahmat/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo invited Islamic students and all citizens who have the right to vote to use it in the upcoming General Election (GE) on April 17 and to tackle hoaxes surrounding the GE.

“The participation of voters must be as high as possible so that this fiesta of democracy which we spent trillions of money on, really gives benefits for our country. We will get the leaders we wanted, both in legislative and presidential elections,” Jokowi said during his visit on Saturday (23/3) at the API Sports Stadium of Asri Islamic Boarding School, Tegalrejo, Magelang Regency, in an event called Silaturrahim Alim Ulama (Ulema’s Amicable Gathering) to commemorate the Birth of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU).

  • 23 March 2019
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President Jokowi Wishes to Finish Bill on Islamic Boarding Schools

President Jokowi converses with participants of Islamic Clerics and Public Figures of former Kedu Residency Cordial Meeting at Tri Bhakti Building, Magelang City, Central Java, Saturday (23/3). (Photo by: Rahmat/PR)

President Jokowi converses with participants of Islamic Clerics and Public Figures of former Kedu Residency Cordial Meeting at Tri Bhakti Building, Magelang City, Central Java, Saturday (23/3). (Photo by: Rahmat/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expressed hope that the Bill (RUU) on Islamic Boarding Schools can be completed soon.

“We keep following the progress (of the bill),” said the President in his remarks during the Cordial Meeting with Islamic Clerics and Public Figures of former Kedu Residency at Tri Bhakti Building, Magelang City, Central Java, on Saturday (23/3). He added that once the draft is completed, it will become a legal basis to allocate the State Budget for Islamic boarding schools.

  • 23 March 2019
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We Must Dare to Combat Hoaxes, Says President Jokowi

President Jokowi attends cordial meeting with Islamic clerics in Magelang, Central Java, Saturday (23/3). (Photo: Rahmat/PR)

President Jokowi attends cordial meeting with Islamic clerics in Magelang, Central Java, Saturday (23/3). (Photo: Rahmat/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on the nation to fight against hoaxes.

“We must dare to fight it as well as to clarify fake news,” the President said during a gathering with Islamic clerics and public figures at Tri Bhakti Building, Magelang City, Central Java province, Saturday (23/3).

  • 23 March 2019
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President Jokowi: Elections are Not War, but Democratic Fiesta

President Jokowi attends a Dialog and Amicable Gathering with Balinese People and Community Leaders, at the Taman Werdhi Budaya Art Centre, Denpasar, Bali Province, Friday (22/3). (Photo by: Oji/PR)

President Jokowi attends a Dialog and Amicable Gathering with Balinese People and Community Leaders, at the Taman Werdhi Budaya Art Centre, Denpasar, Bali Province, Friday (22/3). (Photo by: Oji/PR)

General Elections are not a war zone, but a democratic fiesta to choose the best leaders, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“Since it is a democratic fiesta, we must heartily welcome it,” President Jokowi said in a remarks during a Dialog and Amicable Gathering with Balinese People and Community Leaders, at the Taman Werdhi Budaya Art Centre, Denpasar, Bali Province, Friday (22/3).

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