Day: October 18, 2021

West Jakarta expedite information dissemination on illegal loans

The West Jakarta city government has said it is coordinating with bona fide savings and loan companies to expedite information dissemination to the public to prevent people from falling victim to illegal online lenders. “We are coordinating to disseminate information on how to apply for loans in the right way,”

Ombudsman presses for evaluating Highest Retail Price policy for rice

The Highest Retail Price (HET) policy for the rice commodity should be evaluated to adjust it to the current conditions in order to ensure fairness, according to Indonesia’s Ombudsman. According to Ombudsman member Yeka Hendra Fatika, the existing HET policy for rice is currently more beneficial to consumers and fails

Ministries collaborate to tighten control on fish, salt imports

The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and the Ministry of Trade inked a cooperation agreement to tighten control on the imports of fish and salt to protect domestic food commodities. “We shared a mutual goal to enhance control on the imports of fish and salt in an effort to

Bali quake highlights importance of anticipatory measures: minister

Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini (Risma), on Monday emphasized the importance of anticipatory measures in mitigating disasters that can cause casualties. “Not only to see the condition but also to map how to anticipate so that there would be no victims,” she said while meeting victims of the 4.8-magnitude

MPR Speaker calls attention to COVID uptick in 5 provinces

People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo on Monday drew attention to a report indicating a sharp spike in coronavirus cases in five provinces — Jakarta, Central Java, West Java, East Java, and South Sulawesi. Soesatyo urged the Ministry of Health to request the assistance of regional governments and the

Anticipatory steps key to tackle La Nina events: BMKG

All stakeholders need to make efforts to anticipate the impact of hydrometeorological disasters stemming from La Nina weather phenomenon and the rainy season, Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) head, Dwikorita Karnawati, has said. “Do not destroy the environment such as carelessly cutting down trees and reducing land slopes because