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  • 25 June 2019
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Gov’t Lowers Income Tax on Sales of Luxury House, Motor Vehicles

Rumah-MewahThe Government has decided to lower Income Tax (PPh) on the sales of homes and apartments worth above Rp30 billion and motor vehicles worth above Rp2 billion to 1 percent and 5 percent respectively.

The decision is stated in Regulation of Minister of Finance Number 92/PMK.03 of 2019 on the Second Amendment to Regulation of Minister of Finance Number 253/ PMK.03 of 2008 on Certain Entity Taxpayers as Collector of Income Tax from the Purchase of Goods Sales classified as Very Luxurious.

  • 25 June 2019
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Indonesian Economy Signifies Positive Trends

Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution attends a working meeting with the Budget Board of the House of Representatives, in Jakarta, Thursday (25/6). (Photo by: Coordinating Ministry for the Economy PR)

Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution attends a working meeting with the Budget Board of the House of Representatives, in Jakarta, Thursday (25/6). (Photo by: Coordinating Ministry for the Economy PR)

Indonesian economy shows increasingly positive trends amid uncertainty in the global economy.

“We are still able to record economic growth which consistently rises from year to year, 4.88% in 2015; 5.03% in 2016; 5.07% in 2017; and 5.17% in 2018,” said Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution at a working meeting with the Budget Board of the House of Representatives, in Jakarta, Thursday (25/6).

  • 25 June 2019
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Cabinet Secretariat, S. Korean Government Legislation Ministry to Follow Up MoU on Legislation Cooperation

South Korean delegates meets with Cabinet Secretariat Team, in Pakarti Building, Jakarta, Monday (24/6). (Photo by: JAY/PR)

South Korean delegates meets with Cabinet Secretariat Team, in Pakarti Building, Jakarta, Monday (24/6). (Photo by: JAY/PR)

Cabinet Secretariat Team on Monday (24/6) had a meeting with delegates of Ministry of Government Legislation of the Government of South Korea to follow-up Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation between both government institutions.

Assistant to the Deputy Cabinet Secretary for International Relations Johar Arifin who spoke on behalf of Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs in that meeting welcomed the South Korean delegates to Jakarta.

  • 24 June 2019
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Legal Translation Increasingly Needed: Cabinet Work Support Deputy

Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support Thanon Aria Dewangga, accompanied by Professor of International Law at Diponegoro University Edy Pratomo and Assistant to the Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents and Translation Eko Harnowo, takes a picture with participants of the 2019 Technical Training on Translation of Government Legal Draft, Bogor, West Java, Monday (24/6). (Photo by: AGUNG/PR)

Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support Thanon Aria Dewangga, accompanied by Professor of International Law at Diponegoro University Edy Pratomo and Assistant to the Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents and Translation Eko Harnowo, takes a picture with participants of the 2019 Technical Training on Translation of Government Legal Draft, Bogor, West Java, Monday (24/6). (Photo by: AGUNG/PR)

Amidst Indonesia’s increasing relations with international partners at bilateral, regional and multilateral forums, translation of legal texts is increasingly needed, according to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support Thanon Aria Dewangga.

“(In my) experiences of accompanying Cabinet Secretary when meeting with foreign guests, many complaints were conveyed by both friendly officials and investors in understanding the country’s laws including laws, presidential regulations, and regional regulations,” said Thanon during his remarks at the Opening of the 2019 Technical Training on Translation of Government Legal Draft, Bogor, West Java, Monday (24/6).

  • 24 June 2019
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BNPB’s PetaBencana.id Wins UN Public Service Award

Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Syafruddin representing National Disaster Mitigation Agency receives an award from the United Nations, at the Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan, Monday (24/6). (Photo by: Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform PR)

Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Syafruddin representing National Disaster Mitigation Agency receives an award from the United Nations, at the Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan, Monday (24/6). (Photo by: Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform PR)

PetaBencana.id, a free web-based platform for emergency response and disaster management, initiated by the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), won the United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) 2019 on category Ensuring Integrated Approaches in the Public-Sector Institution.

“Congratulations (the BNPB) on receiving the award, may this innovation continue to be developed and helpful for all Indonesians,” said Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform (PANRB) Syafruddin who represented the BNPB receiving the award, at the Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan, Monday (24/6).

  • 24 June 2019
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Gov’t to Operate Patimban Port by Mid-2020: Transportation Minister

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi meets reporters after an inspection on the progress of Patimban Port construction, Subang Regency, West Java, Sunday (23/6). (Photo by: IST)

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi meets reporters after an inspection on the progress of Patimban Port construction, Subang Regency, West Java, Sunday (23/6). (Photo by: IST)

Patimban port in Subang, West Java is projected to be operational by mid-2020, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi has said.

“By April of next year, we hope we can use its car terminal. Therefore, I will continue to coordinate with (all related parties), so (the whole construction) can be completed by the end of next year,” the Minister said at the Patimban port project site in Subang regency, West Java, Sunday (23/6).

  • 24 June 2019
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Gov’t Explores O-Bahn as Alternative Mass Transportation

O-Bahn in a country

O-Bahn in a country

Ministry of Transportation is currently reviewing an alternative choice of urban mass transportation called O-Bahn, which is a combination of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Light Rapid Transit (LRT).

“Road infrastructure is getting better. Thus, we need to minimize the use of private vehicles, through the optimization of mass transportation,” Director General of Land Transportation Budi Setiyadi said in a discussion, in Jakarta, Sunday (23/6).

  • 24 June 2019
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Gov’t Launches Policy Package to Boost Property Sector

PerumahanIn a bid to boost investment in property sector, the Government has issued a five-point policy package, Head of Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Agency Suahasil Nazara announced on Friday (21/6).

The five-point policy package comprises limit adjustment of Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption of simple houses based on areas, VAT exemption for houses/buildings affected by natural disasters, increased limits on the value of luxury occupancy subject to Income Tax (PPh) and Sales Tax on Luxury Goods (PPnBM) from Rp5-10 billion to Rp30 billion, reduction in Income Tax in Article 22 on luxury houses from 5% to 1%; and simplification of PPh validation procedures for land/building sales from fifteen days to three working days.

  • 24 June 2019
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ADB Applauds Indonesian on Higher Economic Growth

President Jokowi receives ADB President Takehiko Nakao at Hotel Athenee, Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6). (Photo by: Dinda M/PR)

President Jokowi receives ADB President Takehiko Nakao at Hotel Athenee, Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6). (Photo by: Dinda M/PR)

President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Takehiko Nakao has expressed his appreciation to President Jokowi on Indonesia’s higher economic growth, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi has said.

“Nakao congratulated Indonesia’s solid fiscal position in foreign exchange, Indonesia’s macroeconomic management as shown by a strong Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 5.2 percent, inflation rate that stood at 3.2 percent, as well as prudent fiscal management and healthy foreign exchange reserves,” the Minister told reporters after accompanying the President during the meeting at Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6).

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