The Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail Project is progressing stagnantly due to land acquisition issue, spurring criticism from President Joko Widodo in a recent closed meeting at the State Palace on Tuesday (25/7)
The House of Representatives Commission IX criticizes the government for not responding fast enough to Indonesian migrant workers in need of the government’s support.
President Joko Widodo wants the village fund and ministries’ program to make people prosperous, especially in rural areas.
The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) has returned three migrant workers to Indonesia who died of accidents.
Indonesian Health Ministry warns this year’s hajj pilgrims about the spread of cholera disease that lately struck Yemen, the neighboring country of Saudi Arabia.
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has released a report titled "Leuser Watch" that shows a surprising field investigation result from dirty oil palm companies – suppliers that are notorious for supplying palm oil produced from illegal activities to big global companies – that are found clearing Leuser Ecosystem Zone (KEL) rainforest that’s very important for the world for the second time.
The House of Representatives has rejected the Rp7 billion (US$525,407.4) fund proposed by the government to find regions suitable to replace Jakarta as Indonesia’s capital city.
The House of Representatives criticizes the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fishery’s policy to ban cantrang fishing nets (a type of seine net) as the policy has led to mass unemployment. The House’s Commission IV had recently visited a fishing hub in Semarang, (21/7).
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, said she has called US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to discuss the situation at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources denies accusations that the Government Regulation No.1/2017 on Mineral and Coal Mining Business
he Minister of Research and Technology and Higher Education, M Nasir, has vowed to introduce more stern sanctions against lecturers who decide to continue to be members of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI). The minister said he will soon gather rectors across Indonesia.
House of Regional Representatives will bring more money home, following President Joko Widodo’s signing of Government Regulation No.18/2017 on Financial and Administrative Rights of House of Regional Representatives Executives and Members. The new regulation raise the Honor Benefit that the politicians would receive.