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Jakarta governor blasted for regional budgetNovember 01, 2019
The Jakarta administration’s draft 2020 budget has caused a stir among the public after it was revealed that it had allocated a ridiculous amount of money for stationary items, such as glue and pens. Responding to a barrage of criticism over the budget allocation, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan ordered officials of the Jakarta administration responsible for drawing up the city’s budget to recheck and revise the budget allocation accordingly.
Doubts cast over police chief candidateOctober 31, 2019
The sole candidate for National Police chief, Comr. Gen. Idham Azis, has vowed to continue investigating the acid attack against senior Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, but doubts linger over his ability to solve the case.
Erick Thohir to evaluate all SOE directorsOctober 30, 2019
The newly appointed State-owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Erick Thohir said on Wednesday that he will evaluate all SOE directors. He has asked them to write up five-year plans that contain business models and strategies for their respective companies. Erick said he would use the plans to evaluate the SOEs. If he finds the plan unsatisfactory, he will not hesitate to change the director.
Economy permeates foreign policy prioritiesOctober 30, 2019
Indonesia’s diplomatic corps will further sharpen its focus on economic activities, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi announced on Tuesday, as she pledged a revamp of human resources management and asserted her leading role in coordinating efforts amid global challenges that have increasingly taken on an economic bent.
Amien Rais gives blessing to Prabowo’s appointmentOctober 29, 2019
National Mandate Party (PAN) patron Amien Rais has officially given his blessing to the appointment of Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto as the new defense minister in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Onward Cabinet. Amien, who joined hands with Prabowo in the opposition camp against Jokowi in the 2019 presidential election, said he would give Prabowo a “fair chance” to prove his competence as a minister.
Jokowi sidesteps human rights, riots on Papua tripOctober 29, 2019
During a three-day trip to Papua and West Papua, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited two markets, took part in a traditional dance, promised to build an airport and inaugurated a bridge. But despite his packed itinerary, largely avoided the elephant in the room: widespread protests and rioting that have occurred throughout the region since August — and their underlying causes.