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  • 22 March 2019
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Participation of 11 Political Parties in Several Regencies/Cities, Provinces Annulled in Elections

Commissioners of the General Election Commission (KPU) reveal the results of Initial Report of Campaign Funds (LADK), at the KPU Headquarters, Jakarta, Thursday (21/3). (Photo by: General Election Commission (KPU)’s PR)

Commissioners of the General Election Commission (KPU) reveal the results of Initial Report of Campaign Funds (LADK), at the KPU Headquarters, Jakarta, Thursday (21/3). (Photo by: General Election Commission (KPU)’s PR)

The General Elections Commission (KPU) has annulled the participation of 11 political parties in the 2019 General Elections in several provinces, regencies/cities since they failed to submit the Initial Report of Campaign Funds (LADK) as intended.

The obligations for all participants in the elections to submit the LADK and the deadline are regulated in Article 334 paragraph (2) of Law Number 7 of 2017. Meanwhile, sanctions following the provisions are regulated in Article 338 paragraph (1) of Law Number 7 of 2017, and Article 71 paragraph (2) of KPU Regulation Number 24 of 2018.

  • 22 March 2019
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President Jokowi in Lombok to Inspect Post-Quake Reconstruction

President Jokowi inspects the Disbursement of House Stimulant Funds in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Friday (22/3). Photo by: Deni/PR

President Jokowi inspects the Disbursement of House Stimulant Funds in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Friday (22/3). Photo by: Deni/PR.

Quake-resistant houses are very important in a quake-prone Lombok island, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

“We must be aware that Lombok is located in a quake-prone area, so we need to build quake-resistant houses,” President Jokowi said when inspecting the Disbursement of House Stimulant Funds in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Friday (22/3).

  • 21 March 2019
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President Jokowi Distributes 5,000 Land Certificates in Bogor

President Jokowi is accompanied by Cabinet Secretary and Minister of ATR/Head of BPN at the handover of 5,000 certificates, at the Bogor Nirwana Residence, Bogor, West Java, Thursday (3/21). (Photo by: Jay/PR)

President Jokowi is accompanied by Cabinet Secretary and Minister of ATR/Head of BPN at the handover of 5,000 certificates, at the Bogor Nirwana Residence, Bogor, West Java, Thursday (3/21). (Photo by: Jay/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (21/3) distributed 5,000 land certificates to residents of Bogor, West Java.

The distribution ceremony was held at Bogor Nirwana Residence, Bogor, West Java.

For the record, the Government in 2017 issued five million certificates and 9.4 million certificates in 2018, exceeding the target of seven million certificates. The Government has also set a target to issue nine million certificates this year.

  • 21 March 2019
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Two Constitutional Judges Re-elected and New Ambassador to Nigeria Appointed

President Jokowi witnesses the swearing-in ceremony of two constitutional judges and inaugurates the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (21/3). (Photo by: Agung/PR)

President Jokowi witnesses the swearing-in ceremony of two constitutional judges and inaugurates the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (21/3). (Photo by: Agung/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (21/3), accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, witnessed the swearing-in ceremony of two constitutional judges and inaugurated the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (of the Republic of Indonesia to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the State Palace, Jakarta.

Aswanto and Wahiduddin Adams took their oath as Constitutional Judges for the period of 2019-2024 before the President after being re-elected by acclamation in a fit and proper test held by Commission II of the House of Representatives (DPR RI). Meanwhile, Usra Hendra Harahap was appointed as the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria after his last position as Coordinator of Special Staff to the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Force (KSAU).

  • 21 March 2019
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President Jokowi: MRT Ready to Operate

President Jokowi talks to a person with disability in Jakarta MRT, Thursday (21/3). Photo by: Jay/PR

President Jokowi talks to a person with disability in Jakarta MRT, Thursday (21/3). Photo by: Jay/PR

The Jakarta MRT Phase 1 (Hotel Indonesia Station to Lebak Bulus Station) is ready to operate, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

“(The MRT is) ready. The safety aspects have been assessed by the management,” President Jokowi said after riding the MRT for the second time on Thursday (21/3). On that occasion, the President and First Lady Ibu Iriana were accompanied by several editors in chief of mass media and some influencers.

  • 21 March 2019
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Communication Minister: Palapa Ring Section West, Central, East to be Integrated by June

Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara responds to reporters’ questions on the development of Palapa Ring, at the Ministry’s Multipurpose Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (20/3). (Photo by: Ministry of Communication and Informatics’ PR)

Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara responds to reporters’ questions on the development of Palapa Ring, at the Ministry’s Multipurpose Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (20/3). (Photo by: Ministry of Communication and Informatics’ PR)

The Government has set target to finish the construction of East Palapa Ring by mid-year that will complete the whole Palapa Ring project.

“God willing, Insha Allah, the series of this Palapa Ring project can be integrated in the middle of this year considering the progress of East Palapa Ring is 94 percent done. Palapa Ring project comprising three sections – the west, central, and east – will be integrated in June 2019 at the latest,” Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara said in Jakarta, Wednesday (20/3).

  • 21 March 2019
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Gov’t to Re-Assess Relations with Countries Supporting Palm Oil Discrimination

Coordinating Minister for the Economy, accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir, delivers a press briefing on recent palm oil issue at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta, Wednesday (20/3). (Photo by: Dit Infomed Kemlu)

Coordinating Minister for the Economy, accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir, delivers a press briefing on recent palm oil issue at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta, Wednesday (20/3). (Photo by: Dit Infomed Kemlu)

The Indonesian Government has announced it will assess bilateral relations with countries supporting discriminatory actions proposed by the European Commission against Indonesia’s palm oil exports, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution has said.

“If the discrimination against palm oil continues, we are afraid this will affect years of good relations between Indonesia and the EU, especially at this time when we are conducting intensive discussions on Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-CEPA),” Darmin said during a press briefing on Discrimination of the European Union (EU) against Palm Oil at the office of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jakarta, Wednesday (20/3).

  • 20 March 2019
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Economy Remains Steady Ahead of Elections, Sri Mulyani Says

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati attends Fitch Ratings event: Fitch on Indonesia 2019, at Mandarin Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (20/3). (Photo by: Ministry of Finance PR)

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati attends Fitch Ratings event: Fitch on Indonesia 2019, at Mandarin Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (20/3). (Photo by: Ministry of Finance PR)

Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani has ensured business players that country’s economy will remain steady in this political year.

She also urged business players not to worry about rising political temperatures in the country.

  • 20 March 2019
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Gov’t Doesn’t Initiate Village Administrators Gathering

General Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs Hadi Prabowo delivers his remarks in a press conference held in Jakarta, Tuesday (19/3). Photo by: PR of Ministry of Home Affairs.

General Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs Hadi Prabowo delivers his remarks in a press conference held in Jakarta, Tuesday (19/3). Photo by: PR of Ministry of Home Affairs.

The gathering of Indonesian Village Administrators to be held on 30 March at Bung Karno Main Stadium is not initiated by the Government, according to General Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs Hadi Prabowo.

“(The plan) is initiated by the National Coordinating Agency for Community Empowerment and Development as well as several associations of village heads and village administrators,” Hadi said in a press conference held in Jakarta, Tuesday (19/3).

  • 20 March 2019
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Minister Urges Media to Also Cover Legislative Election

Deputy for Communication, Information and Apparatus of Coordinating of Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Rus Nurhadi Sutedjo, reads remarks from the Coordinating Minister at Coordination and Consultation Forum, in Bandung, West Java, Wednesday (20/3). (Photo by: Heni/PR)

Deputy for Communication, Information and Apparatus of Coordinating of Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Rus Nurhadi Sutedjo, reads remarks from the Coordinating Minister at Coordination and Consultation Forum, in Bandung, West Java, Wednesday (20/3). (Photo by: Heni/PR)

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto criticized the media for only focusing on presidential election.

“In fact, leaders are not only President and Vice President, but also members of legislative council such as members of the House of Representatives (DPR), the Regional House of Representatives (DPRD), and the Regional Representative Council (DPD),” Wiranto said in a remarks as quoted by Deputy for Communication, Information and Apparatus of Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Rus Nurhadi Sutedjo, at Coordination and Consultation Forum, in Bandung, West Java, Wednesday (20/3).

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