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IHSG rises as consumer confidence data boosts sentiment

Jakarta, Sept. 8 -- The Jakarta Composite Index (IHSG) closed higher on Tuesday tracking an increase in the consumer confidence index (IKK). The index of the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) closed 13... Read More


734 candidate pairs register for regional elections: KPU chief

Jakarta, Sept. 8 -- Chairman of the General Election Commission (KPU), Arif Budiman, has said that 734 nominee pairs have registered as candidate pairs for the 2020 regional head elections (Pilkada), ... Read More


Recent swab tests confirm four legislators in Riau contracted COVID-19

Pekanbaru, Riau, Sept. 8 -- Four members of Riau's legislative body tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as confirmed by the results of their recent swab tests, Head of the leg... Read More


MUI rejects government's Islamic preacher certification program

Jakarta, Sept. 8 -- The Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) voiced its opposition to the government's program to certify Islamic preachers in the country, MUI Deputy Chairman KH Muhyiddin Junaidi stated. ... Read More


Indonesia adds 2,306 recoveries, tally reaches 142,958

Jakarta, Sept. 8 -- Indonesia's Task Force for COVID-19 Response on Tuesday reported that 2,306 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours in the country, bringing the total number of recoveries... Read More


National Police deploy 192,168 personnel to secure regional elections

Jakarta, Sept. 8 -- The National Police deployed 192,168 personnel to secure the 2020 simultaneous regional elections (Pilkada) scheduled in September. "A force of 192,168 personnel are involved in s... Read More


Only 36.6 percent of Rp123.47-trillion stimulus for MSMEs spent: govt

Jakarta, Sept. 8 -- Finance Ministry's Expert Staff for State Expenditure Kunta Wibawa Dasa Nugraha said only 36.6 percent, or Rp52.09 trillion of the Rp123.47-trillion stimulus allocated for Micro, S... Read More


No compromises on health protocols during regional elections: Jokowi

Jakarta, Sept. 8 -- President Joko Widodo lent considerable weightage to no compromises being made in applying COVID-19 prevention health protocols during every stage of the 2020 regional elections, a... Read More


Jokowi supports BPK auditing state finance for COVID-19 handling

Jakarta, Sept. 8 -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is in favor of the audit to be conducted by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) in the management of state finances utilized for handling the coronavirus ... Read More


COVID-19: Employees parade coffin in Cakung densely populated area

Jakarta, Sept. 8 -- Employees of the East Jakarta municipal government, dressed in hazmat suits, paraded a coffin around the Cakung densely populated area on Tuesday to remind residents of the dangers... Read More