Jokowi concluded that the war situation could not be stopped in the near future Jokowi concluded that the war situation could not be stopped in the near future

Jokowi concluded that the war situation could not be stopped in the near future

Jokowi concluded that the war situation could not be stopped in the near future

Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo concluded that global geopolitical tensions triggered by the Israeli-Palestinian and Russian-Ukrainian war situations are unlikely to be stopped in the near future.

Jokowi, on the agenda for the 2023 Bank Indonesia Annual Meeting in Jakarta, Wednesday evening, asked the financial sector in Indonesia to anticipate the impact of the war situation on national economic growth.

"As stated by the Governor of Bank Indonesia Perry Warjiyo, the world is not doing well. There are many domestic issues in countries that have global impacts," said President Jokowi when delivering his remarks at the event.

He said the global impact triggered by the war had resulted in high interest rate inflation in the United States, an economic slowdown and a property crisis in China due to sudden geopolitical tensions.

"If all countries want to go to war, let us know first so we can get ready, what needs to be prepared," he said.

Regarding this, Jokowi also decided to always be involved in various international conference opportunities in order to observe the impact of global geopolitics on the economy, food prices and energy in Indonesia.

Previously, President Jokowi attended the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) High Level Conference (KTT) on November 11 2023 to discuss the situation in Gaza, Palestine.

After attending the OIC Extraordinary Summit in Riyadh, President Jokowi continued his trip to Washington DC on November 12 2023 to meet with United States President Joe Biden to voice Indonesia's firm position regarding the situation in Gaza.

From Washington DC, President Jokowi headed to San Francisco to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on November 16 2023, bringing two issues, namely sustainable development and inclusive development.

"But, at the end of the summit , I concluded in my heart that it was impossible to stop the war in the near future," he said.

Therefore, said Jokowi, the impact of the war which is currently ongoing must be anticipated by all relevant parties in Indonesia.

"Because if there is something called war, the disruption will spread everywhere. Disruption of global supply chains, spikes in food prices, spikes in energy prices, everything is affected," he said.

On that occasion, Jokowi also touched on the impacts of climate change that are increasingly being felt by Indonesian people, one of which is national food production which has decreased slightly.

"Twenty-two countries are restricting food exports, suddenly this is again. Previously, what was called rice imports, all countries offered, I have stock, I have stock. Now 22 countries are restricting and stopping food exports," he said.

However, in the midst of this situation, Jokowi is grateful that the Indonesian economy is still growing and stable at around 5 percent.

"If we talk with other heads of state, with presidents, prime ministers, we are very proud of our economic growth which is still 5 percent even though if we look at it, sometimes it is below," he said.










President Jokowi inaugurates Maruli Simanjuntak as Army Chief of Staff

Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) appointed TNI Lieutenant General Maruli Simanjuntak as Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army (KSAD) with the rank of TNI General.

The inauguration was held at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday afternoon, in accordance with Presidential Decree Number 103/TNI/2023 concerning the Dismissal and Appointment of the Army Chief of Staff.

Guided by President Jokowi, Maruli took his oath of office to always be loyal to the 1945 Constitution and carry out all laws and regulations strictly for the sake of the dharma of service to the nation and state.

"In carrying out my duties, I will uphold office ethics, work to the best of my ability and with a full sense of responsibility. "That I will uphold the soldier's oath," said Maruli.

With this inauguration, Maruli, who previously served as Commander of the Army Strategic Reserve Command (Pangkostrad), received a promotion one level higher to become TNI General.

During the inauguration, President Jokowi took the oath of office to Maruli Simanjuntak as Kasad. Then proceed with the signing of the official report on the appointment of the oath of office.

Present to witness the agenda for the inauguration of the ranks of Ministers, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto.

Maruli Simanjuntak, born 27 February 1970, has been serving as Chief of Staff of the TNI Army starting from 29 November 2023 today, replacing TNI General Agus Subiyanto, who has been appointed as TNI Commander.

The man who graduated from the Military Academy in 1992 came from the Infantry (Kopassus) branch and the Cakra Combat Detachment.

Maruli is also the daughter-in-law of the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.


Former Information Minister U Ye Thut was sentenced to ten years in prison by the Military Council

People close to Insein prison told RFA that U Ye Thut, who served as the Minister of Information under former President U Thein Sein's government, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the special court of Insein Prison on November 29.

U Ye Thut was sentenced to three years in prison under Section 505-A of the Penal Code for spreading false information. According to the law, preventing military and government employees; A person familiar with the ruling told RFA that he was sentenced to seven years in prison under Section 124-A of the Penal Code for Harassment.

"In U Ye Thut's case, the prosecution's witnesses were examined and the defense's witnesses were not examined, and the order was passed. That's why I ordered it so quickly."

A person close to Insein Prison, who did not want to be named for security reasons, told RFA that U Ye Thut's case was ordered by the Along district judge, and that he did not hire a lawyer in the case, and U Ye Thut defended himself.

Former Minister of Information U Ye Thut, where he lives in Along Township, 2023 in Ward No. 11. On the night of October 28th, the Military Council announced that a case was opened under Section 505-A of the Penal Code for disseminating false information from the Along city police station after the arrest by the Military Council.

As of 3:30 p.m. on November 29th, the Military Council has not released any news regarding the decree.

(correction - instead of "obstructing and harassing military personnel and government employees, Section 124-d of the Penal Code" has been amended to "obstructing and harassing military personnel and government employees, Section 124-a of the Penal Code.")

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