SOEs’ market operations help maintain basic food prices: minister

State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir said the market operations carried out by SOEs attempted to maintain the affordability of prices of nine basic commodities in Indonesia. “We will continue to push for market operations to stabilize the prices of staple foods. We want to avoid price increases of these nine basic commodities. I just received data […]

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Bolster role of pesantren to strengthen people’s independence: VP

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has asked all parties to strengthen the implementation of Islamic boarding schools (pesantren) throughout Indonesia to encourage the people’s self-reliance, since pesantren, as educational institutions, can optimize the people’s capability. “Pesantren must also become a center for the empowerment of community’s economy. We build the pesantren, thus people can become independent,” he remarked while attending the […]

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