Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia After the Inspection to Palmerah Market, Jakarta, June 26, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 26 Juni 2023
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Good morning.

Reporter
How was the food price inspection, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
There has been a slight increase in chicken price. Normally it was Rp 30 thousand – Rp 32 thousand. It is now Rp 50 thousand. I will check. There may be some problem in the supply.

Reporter
As it is approaching Eid al-Adha?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Yes, it could be. But the price hike is too high, from 30 thousand – 32 thousand to 50 thousand. It is very high.

Reporter
Is it possible that the price will drop before Eid al-Adha?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
It is normal that the prices of chickens and egg increase, but they will drop again. I will check it in the market.

Reporter
How is the follow-up for the issue of Al Zaytun Islamic Boarding School?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Please be patient. I have ordered Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs and Minister of Religious Affairs to delve into this issue. I will let you know once the result is out.

Reporter
Where will you be during Eid al-Adha, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
In Jogja.

Reporter
About Al Zaytun, word has it that somebody from the palace backs them up.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
It’s me, then? No, it’s not true.

Reporter
The post for Minister of Communication and Informatics remains vacant. Will it be occupied, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Not yet. When the time comes, we will arrange everything.

Reporter
Have you got the name for it, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
I have, but I’m still waiting.

Reporter
Waiting for what?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Waiting for the day to come.

Reporter
About the venue of U-17 World Cup that will clash with the Coldplay concert?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
This is the trust given by the international community. This is the trust that has been given by FIFA to Indonesia. I have ordered Chairperson of PSSI to prepare everything thoughtfully and seriously. The venues are actually ready. We have renovated some of them, so they can be used. But matters related to the management must be carefully prepared.

Reporter
So it will still be held in GBK, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
We’ll find a solution to this. GBK is not the only stadium we have. We still have many others like JIS, Manahan, Jalak Harupat. In Surabaya, we also have Bung Tomo Stadium. There are a lot of stadiums ready for this event.

Reporter
Will you officially kick off the settlement of past gross human rights violations cases in Aceh tomorrow, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Yes, I will.

Reporter
How will the Government do the historical alignment, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Please ask Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs.

Reporter
What is your opinion on Pak Ganjar calling Pak Heru, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Please ask Pak Heru.

(AY/EP)

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