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Having failed to join the government coalition or create a third one, the Democrat Party finally formed an alliance with the Gerindra Party. Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY) has a chance to become Prabowo Subianto’s vice-presidential running mate. He had previously been offered a position in Joko Widodo’s cabinet.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s maneuver to meet with the leaders of a number of political parties has revived the chances for the Democrat Party to have one of their cadres run in the 2019 presidential election.
The BPK has given an unqualified opinion on the Jakarta Government’s financial report for 2017. This highest rating for a financial audit follows a host of problems, especially for asset management, which prevented the city from obtaining this rating in 2013-2016. Tempo found many assets are missing and in danger of getting lost due to shoddy record keeping.
The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) in May gave an unqualified audit opinion (WTP) to the Jakarta administration for the 2017 financial statement.
PAIN before Pleasure
IN less than four years serving as Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly has replaced the Warden of Sukamiskin Prison, Bandung, six times.
A cancer patient is suing President Joko Widodo because the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS) has rejected the medicine needed. This is not the first case.
Child marriage has caused too many Indonesian youngsters to lose their childhoods and the opportunity to finish school. The Central Statistics Agency’s data suggests that, as of 2016, 17 percent of children were already married. Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Yambise is urging the parliament to revise the marriage law, to change legal minimum age of marriage from 16 years to 19 for women, and from 20 to 22 for men. Meanwhile, organizations and individuals working to prevent child marriage have taken to the field. The Karampuang Foundation in West Sulawesi and the Community Empowerment Research Foundation in South Sulawesi, to name a few, have launched a movement against child marriage through a number of initiatives, both by empowering local youths as well as women who were married as children. To welcome International Youth Day on August 12, Tempo English reports.
Once there was a shepherd who found a magic ring.