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President Jokowi Signs Rule on 16th Economic Policy Package

VOI NEWS 11.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 11-10-2017

President Joko Widodo known as Jokowi has signed the Presidential Regulation on the 16th economic policy package, which covers the acceleration of business licensing. Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution told reporters at the presidential palace on Tuesday (10/10) that the Presidential Regulation registered as PP No. 91/2017, was signed on Tuesday. The 16th economic policy package was first introduced by President Joko Widodo in August. In addition to expediting licensing process, the policy package was also issued to resolve obstacles in the implementing and utilizing information technology. Minister Darmin said that he had proposed to the president to hold a plenary cabinet session to discuss necessary follow-ups to the policy package. The goal, he said, is to make ministries and state agencies understand how the policies will be implemented and carried out, such as by establishing task forces. (tempo)

President Jokowi receives chairman, members of Supreme Audit Agency

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received the chairman and members of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) at the Merdeka Palace on Tuesday (10/10). Jokowi received summaries of the results of audit of the first semester of 2017. The head of state was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Minister/State Secrtary Pratikno, and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung. Chairman of the Supreme Audit Agency Moermahadi Soerja Djanegara was accompanied by the agency’s members among others, Isma Yatun and Agung Firman Sampurna. Djanegara noted in a statement that the the Supreme Audit Agency had saved state funds amounting to Rp13.70 trillion during the first semester of this year. During the period between 2003 and June 2017, the agency had reported 447 findings indicating embezzlement worth Rp44.74 trillion to the police, attorney generals offices, and the Corruption Eradication Commission.(antara)

Indonesia, Italy agree to intensify bilateral cooperation

and Italy agreed to intensify bilateral relations in various sectors during Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi’s visit to Rome recently. During a bilateral meeting with her Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano in Rome, Minister Marsudi said Italy is one of Indonesia’s important partners in the European Union (EU), while the country is also the third-largest trading partner of Indonesia in the EU, according to a press release received by Antara on Tuesday. Issues related to bilateral trading and investment became the common concern of both countries during the meeting. Minister Marsudi emphasized that Italian entrepreneurs had long been active in Indonesia, especially in the fields of energy and infrastructure. In addition to focusing on issues related to bilateral trade, the two ministers also discussed the progress in negotiations for the Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. The Indonesian foreign minister affirmed that success in the negotiations will open up opportunities to forge economic cooperation for countries in the region, including Italy. Indonesia has also raised the interfaith dialogue cooperation issue with Italy. (antara)

Ministers launch market operation to distribute 75 thousand tons of rice

Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman have launched a market operation to distribute 75 thousand tons of medium-quality rice at the highest retail price of Rp8,100 per kilogram. Minister Enggar explained that the market operation, which is being held from October 2017 to March 2018, will be carried out by government rice reserves from state logistic board (Bulog). Enggar stated in Cipinang Rice Market, East Jakarta, on Tuesday that the market operation for rice is aimed at meeting the needs of the people for medium-quality rice. The officials are now distributing it. Whatever the need, the government will distribute it, because it is the rice from the government reserves. The market operation is also being carried out to overcome the scarcity of medium-quality rice in Jakarta, especially after the implementation of the government’s highest level of retail price. According to Enggar, the supply of medium-quality rice is actually available, but it is stored in merchant warehouses. Therefore, he expressed hope that the stored medium-quality rice would be sold to the market through the operation. (antara)

BNN Works with Transportation Ministry to Prevent Drug Smuggling

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) and the Transportation Ministry agree to work together to prevent drug smuggling and trafficking. The two institutions established the Prevention and Eradication of Narcotics Abuse and Distribution program. The agreement was signed by BNN Budi Waseso and Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi in Jakarta, Tuesday, October 10. Budi Waseso said the cooperation seeks to prevent drug smuggling through the utilization of transportation facilities and prevents drivers from becoming addicted to drugs. He added that it aims to help create drug-free infrastructure facilities for the people. He added that the partnership will also help boost anti-narcotics campaigns at transportation facilities such as airports, bus stations, and airports. The chief remarked that they will increase the campaign in every transportation sector. Meanwhile, Minister Budi Karya specifically said that this cooperation also aims to conduct research on potential drug smuggling in vulnerable areas, such as the ports along the eastern island of Sumatra, the Soekarno-Hatta Airport, and the Kualanamu Airport Medan. (tempo)


Indonesia Beats Mongolia 5-0

Indonesia managed to overcome Mongolia in its second match in the Badminton World Federation -BWF Junior Championships 2017. Indonesia, with a different composition of players in the match that took place at the Amongrogo Sports Arena, Yogyakarta, Tuesday (10/10), won 5 -0 over Mongolia. Indonesian team manager Susi Susanti admitted that her team is on paper better than Mongolia. But she still calls on her athletes to keep focusing and not to underestimate the opponents.

“In today's match between Indonesia against Mongolia, we won 5-0. Indeed, as we have predicted, we are still in a level above Mongolia, so our athletes could easily defeated them. We also always remind our athletes to stay ready and not be careless,” said Susi Susanti.

In mixed doubles, Indonesia strengthened by Rinov Rivaldy and Angelica Wiratama managed to win 21-3, 21-10 against Kerlen Darkhanbaatar and Temuulen Gombodorj. Meanwhile, the Indonesian men's single player, Ikhsan Leonardo, defeated Sumiyasuren Enkhbat with 21-6 21-5. The Indonesian women's singles player, Choirunnisa also won with a score of 21-3 and 21-4 against Gantseseg Baatarsuren. The Indonesian male duet, Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Jeremiah Erich made the victory to 4-0 after defeating Mongolian players Sumiyasuren Enkhbat and Temuulen Gombodorj with21-3 and 21-6. The Indonesian women's doubles, Agatha Imanuela and Siti Fadia, closed the match with a 21-7 and 21-4 against Gantseseg Baatarsuren and Kherlen Darkhanbaatar. With this result, Indonesia is ranked first in the group H1. In the next round, Indonesia meets Spain which is ranked first in the group H2. The event takes place on Wednesday at Amongrogo Sports Center. (paramita/trans r)


Indonesia Expected to Be Maximum against Spain

Indonesia is wary of the Spanish solo player Sara Penalver in a competition for the quarter-finals at the Badminton World Federation -BWF Junior Championships 2017 in Yogyakarta, Wednesday (11/10). As a winner of group H1, Indonesia will meet Spain as champion of group H2. According to manager of Indonesian team, Susi Susanti, Sara Penalver has a game character like a senior Spanish player, Carolina Marin. Although Indonesia is still superior to Spain, Susi Susanti asks her players to stay focused in play and should not be careless. Susi Susanti also said that in addition to women's singles, the women's doubles and men's singles players are the reason to be wary of.

“Indeed we are still superior to Spain. Hopefully they can appear more serious and maximally. They have to show all of their abilities instead of only adaptation. So in the next round they are not surprised anymore,” said Susi Susanti.

Meanwhile, the Spanish coach, Oscar Martinez said Indonesia is a strong team. Therefore, he asked his players not to underestimate Indonesia. Especially as a host, Indonesia has a lot of supporters. Of the five numbers held in a group match, Oscar Martinez hopes to reach a title from his sole female player Sara Penalver. Spain sends eight players in the championship consisting of four male players and four female players. (paramita/edit r)


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