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President Joko Widodo reminds the role of the Indonesia’s Constitutional Court amid the challenges of era advancement

VOI NEWS  10.8.2017  11:00 Local Time  GMT+7

President Joko Widodo reminds the role of Constitutional Court to face frequently existing challenges as the impact of era advancement. This was stated by President Joko Widodo during the opening ceremony of Asia Pacific International Symposium of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia in Surakarta, Central Java on Wednesday.  In his speech, President Joko Widodo remarked that the frequently existing challenges are comprised of radicalism, terrorism, globalization, drug trafficking, human trafficking, arms smuggling, and cyber-crime. In addition, the President also stated that the era advancement which brings about the thoughts of modern thinking created by youth generations poses challenges on efforts to create the values and constitution spirit on youth generation. Thus, President Joko Widodo reminded the Indonesian Constitutional Court to be able to enlighten the comprehension of a state.“Amid the exposure of new challenges, the role and position of the Constitutional Court in every democratic country become more important since the Constitutional Court is the light to enlighten the comprehension of a state, and is the anchor on comprehending the initial ideas of the national founders of constitution compiler to feel the passion and genuine intention of national founders," said the President. "Then, the Constitutional Court can interpret the constitution, so it can continue to be the guide and the nation’s and state’s inspiring estuary on responding the new challenges," added President Joko Widodo. "Therefore, I welcome the implementation of the international symposium this time with the theme ‘the Constitutional Court Ideology and Democracy in a Plural Society’ I hope we all can learn from the experience of other countries and the result from this symposium can strengthen the quality of our respective constitutional courts, and our democratic practices,” said Joko Widodo ferner.  The International Symposium Association of Asian Constitutional Court and Equivalent Institutions (AACC) is held for two days on August 9th and 10th, 2017 in Surakarta, Central Java. This conference is attended by the delegations from 14 countries, including Afghanistan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. (Ndy/trans by Irna)


President Joko Widodo reminds scientists through rapid social changes

President Joko Widodo again reminded the rapid changes of the times that have brought about implications on all aspects of life, including social structure. In his speech at the opening of the International Conference on Business Economics and Social Sciences in Sukoharjo, Central Java, the President said that social scientists should be able to anticipate the social changes along with the government by preparing a policy framework in both the economic, political and social fields. President Joko Widodo urges social scientists to expand their research on policies that can be taken in a bid to anticipate the social changes. He also said that the anticipation is also included through the method of learning in schools and colleges.

"And once again, the college subjects, that have been already taught, should not be monotonous, linear, we need to adjust to the developments that occur. The method of learning in the classroom must also change. Because alternative sources of information today are abundant. It’s very abundant and we can find them. By preparing since the beginning of anticipation of the change, I am sure the social science will make a huge contribution to the progress of our nation, Indonesia,” said the President.

The 4th International Conference for Business Economics and Social Sciences by Sebelas Maret University was held in collaboration among Sebelas Maret University, the Association of Doctoral Programs Management of Indonesia (APDMI) and the Indonesian Society for the Development of Social Affairs (HIPIIS). Rector of Sebelas Maret University, Ravik Karsidi confirmed that the conference is a means to disseminate research results in the field of business, economics and other social studies and to improve the quality of scientific research and publications. (Ndy/Trans by Nadia)


Indonesia issues e-commerce road map

President Joko Widodo has signed the long-awaited e-commerce road map that will provide guidelines for Indonesia's digital economy sector. This was stated by Minister of Communication and Informatics, Rudiantara on Wednesday. He explained that the roadmap is expected to be issued at the end of this year and it will regulate not only technology, but also issues such as logistics, cyber securities, taxation, human resource development and consumer protection. Minister Rudiantara also said, after attending the coordination meeting on e-commerce at the Economic Coordinating Ministry office in Jakarta that one of the issues in the road map also relates to the payment system by implementing the National Payment Gateway (NPG), which will be under the supervision of Bank Indonesia. (JP)


VP Jusuf Kalla: Gov. improves nutrition to avoid stunted growth in children

Vice President Jusuf Kalla states that the government will continue to improve the nutrition of infants and toddlers, with the hope that there will no longer be stunted growth in children. He made the remarks after presiding over a plenary meeting for handling the problem of stunting in children, which took place at the vice presidential office in Jakarta. According to the Health Affairs Ministry, around 37 percent, or approximately 9 million children under five years old in Indonesia have stunted growth and such cases are spread across Indonesia. In the meantime, Coordinating Minister for Culture and Human Development, Puan Maharani remarked that the government is trying to promote a balanced nutrition program involving 12 ministries and agencies. (Ant)


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Minister Susi: Natuna is Vital for Indonesia Sovereignty

Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti asserted that the Natuna Sea is important for the development of the maritime and fishery sector in Indonesia. She said in Jakarta on Wednesday that Natuna is vital for Indonesia’s sea sovereignty. Indonesian victory in Natuna is important for the unity and sovereignty of Indonesia. The Minister also explained that the development of the Integrated Maritime and Fishery Center (SKPT) in Natuna is almost complete. She expects that the SKPT will be inaugurated in October or November. She views that the next challenge is to attract national fish catching vessels to go to Natuna. Thus, Minister Susi Pudjiastuti suggests the government to build facilities and infrastructures that can accommodate vessels from other regions, including cold storages and fish markets. (Antara)

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