Not even a month after the Indonesia Onward Cabinet was appointed, a polemic had surfaced over the alleged "fictitious village" that received funding.
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The issue of the coordinating minister’s veto power, granted by the president, has been circulating recently. The right to veto allows any coordinating minister to overturn the decisions made by related ministries or institutions.
The current programs from the Indonesia Onward Cabinet are a continuation of the Working Cabinet. It is focusing on infrastructure development, improving the quality of human resources, and developing industrial estates.
President Joko Widodo planned to restructure and change the names of ministries and the supporting executive organizations.
The upheaval on the passing of the KPK Law potentially weakens President Jokowi's legitimacy in his second term.
Megawati’s refusal to shake hands with Surya Paloh during the inauguration of House of Representatives members signals the change of coalition landscape.
The government plans to revise at least 74 regulations to ease investment. All changes would be summarized in the Omnibus Law.
The government plans to prepare some regulatory incentives for the textile industry, which is currently under pressure due to difficulty competing with imported products.
One of the biggest retail companies in Indonesia, Giant, has been closing dozens of its stores permanently. The store closures started last year and still have not finished yet. Is this the sign of the retail industry’s impending gloom and doom?
The Patrick Sugito Walujo and Jerry Ng duo surfaced last week following the planned acquisition 51 percent stake in PT Bank Artos Tbk, which is classified under the BUKU 1 category.