The President has ordered scrapping of all bylaws impeding the ease of doing business and investing in Indonesia before July 2016.
President Joko Widodo has been conferred with the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) Award 2016 Award for Asia`s Inspirational Figure in 2016.
In a bid to boost economic ties between Indonesia and South Korea, President Joko `Jokowi` Widodo on Sunday left for Seoul, South Korea
Indonesian President Joko `Jokowi` Widodo on Sunday morning left for Europe for states visits from 17 to 21 April.
Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said that development of TNI bases should start from the outlying areas of Indonesia.
The recent shooting incident that killed three police officers does not discourage President Jokowi to celebrate New Year's eve in Papua.
President Jokowi will inaugurate the new building together with the five newly appointed KPK leaders.
Jokowi said other major cities should also construct underground transportation system.
President Joko Widodo admitted that he is dissatisfied with what the government managed to achieve so far.
President Jokowi cancelled his plan to visit San Fransisco, United States which was scheduled on October 27-29. He will fly back to Indonesia soon.
During a luncheon at the State Palace today, President Joko Widodo told university rectors that Indonesia is still facing tough economic situations.
Children attending the event were excited to answer the president’s question, some of them even tell jokes to Jokowi.
Jokowi discussed issues related to justice, mafia practices and law enforcers, the MUI chairman says.
To meet the revenue target, the government will focus on boosting tax income, foreign loans and the bond issuance.
The authority of President Jokowi will be at stake when the number one person in Indonesia keeps repeatedly revise his own rules.
MPR Speaker Zulkifli Hasan says that the President had agreed to his suggestion to reshuffle the cabinet after Eid al-Fitr.
House factions in yesterday's plenary meeting proposed for an aspiration fund allocation of Rp11.2tn or Rp20bn for each member.
President Joko Widodo has decided to reject plans to revise Law Number 30 of 2002 on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
The law is prepared to protect Indonesia from possible crises in the financial sector.
Gibran and Selvi have exchanged vows before the head of the Banjarsari Religious Affairs Office, Muchtarozi.
Gibran`s wedding is a private event and has nothing to do with the public`s interests, says the Central Java Provincial Broadcasting Commission.
President Joko Widodo will carry out his state duties as usual, despite the upcoming nuptials of his eldest son in Solo, Central Java.
Data from the Industry Ministry revealed that cigarette production in 2014 skyrocketed from 16 billion cigarettes to 362 billion.
The wedding of Jokowi's son Gibran has been under heavy spotlight recently.
President Joko Widodo has expressed his support for the establishment of an international Islamic university in Indonesia.
President Joko Widodo and his family are set to give Parang Batik cloth to journalists as uniform when reporting his son`s wedding.
The president asks his ministers to simplify project planning and procurement while staying wise in using foreign loans and avoid authority overlaps.
Widodo wants farmers and fishermen to be empowered as the government is on the side of the marginalized groups.
President Jokowi`s son, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, is set to marry Selvi Ananda on June 11 in a traditional Solonese reception.
All of them are females.
The president is slated to inspect a number of infrastructure facilities and attend the launch of KIP, KIS and KKS social security cards.
The proposal is turned down because the law has not even been in use yet.
The Lamong Bay Terminal is Pelindo III's answer to the global discourse to lower carbon gas emission.
The president wonders if there are people backing the crime.
President Joko Widodo said that the policy to raise rice price is not to put the people in trouble.
The wedding of Gibran Rakabuming Raka, Jokowi's eldest child, with Selvi Ananda is slated for June 11, 2015.
It is impossible to review ministers' performance only after six months, says the chairman of the Regency Administrations Association (APKASI).
The minimum offer for the 2002 Toyota Camry is Rp158 million.
The president apologizes for what security personnel have done to us for the past 12 years, says a recently-released political prisoner.
The president is accompanied by First Lady Iriana Jokowi and Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno.
According to the House deputy speaker, the president needs to evaluate his cabinet because many government programs are not well-implemented.
Tidore Sultan Husain Sjah says Sofifi, despite its status as the capital of North Maluku, is still underdeveloped.
Some 150,000 workers will take to the capital's streets tomorrow to celebrate Labor Day, according to a workers' union head.
President Jokowi calls on the nations which the executed hail from to respect the country's law sovereignty.
The year will become a milestone for ASEAN member countries to realize a united community in late December, says Malaysian Premier Najib Razak
Jokowi says the country must be optimistic, allowing for its various products with a strong competitive edge.
The president only gives a go-ahead for the construction of a museum and a laboratory inside the House complex, a minister says.
President Joko Widodo had departed for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from Halim Perdana Kusuma, Jakarta, on Sunday to attend the ASEAN Summit.
The wedding's solemnization and reception will take place on the same day.
Palestinian independence is in line with the goal of the Asian-African Conference (AAC) initiators in 1955.
The state leaders walk from Savoy Hotel toward the Merdeka Building.
President Jokowi offers a religious tour to Borobudur Temple for Nepalese Buddhists.
There are other sources of foreign debts, an economist says.
The government seeks to commence the bullet train project this year.
The president also declares war on narcotics and calls for non-violent solutions to conflicts.
Global violence occurs in the absence of a U.N. mandate, Jokowi says.
The president says it is necessary for Asian-African countries to develop a new global economic order open to emerging economic forces.
Jokowi says the U.N. is powerless in dealing with global conflicts and violence.
The president also underscores the significance of sea security to safeguard trade traffic.
President Joko Widodo officially opens the Asian African Leaders Summit this morning at the Jakarta Convention Centre.
President Jokowi says Indonesia will always be with Palestine in fighting for its independence and full U.N. membership.
Cambodia also calls for increased trade between both nations.
Global balance is a message the United Nations (UN) has failed to pay much attention to today, according to the president.
Dozens of police officers and military personnel can be seen guarding the areas near the airport's entrance.
Twenty miners complained about frequent obstacles in running their businesses including land overlaps, licensing problems and tax-related issues.
The president will leave for Bandung on the presidential jet at around 10 a.m.
The military ceremony involves 6,540 soldiers.
President Jokowi says the government is committed to providing export incentives and easing license processing.
Jokowi is slated to leave for Bandung from Halim Perdanakusuma Airbase in Jakarta at 10:30 a.m.
Siti Zainab sentenced to death by hanging in 2001 for killing her employer’s wife in Saudi Arabia in 1999.
Among the invitees are Yunarto Wijaya, Nico Harjanto, Hanta Yudha, M. Qodari, Ikrar Nusa Bakti, Kuskrido Ambardi, Thamrin Amagola and Philip Vermonte.
Indonesia seeks to revise several articles in the host city contract.
Megawati also asks Jokowi to cling to the Trisakti ideology: political independence, economic self-sufficiency and a strong socio-cultural character.
President Jokowi asks Ridwan Kamil to prepare traditional soldiers to welcome heads of states.
The government targets to develop electricity infrastructure up to 42,000 megawatt in the next five years.
Among the topics to be discussed are the nomination of Comr. Gen. Badrodin Haiti as the next top cop and the 2015 revised state budget plan.
There is poor coordination and communication between the president and his staff, the graft watchdog says.
Jokowi had asked why the execution of several death row inmates has not been carried out.
The survey involves officials from the party's branches in all levels.
The consultation meeting is slated for either Thursday, or Monday next week.
The government earmarks Rp13 trillion from the 2015 state budget for the construction, which takes place in eight locations nationwide.
The president says he wants Japan to make Indonesia as a production base for export-oriented goods.
The president says that the Chinese claims to large swathes of the South China Sea have no legal foundation in international law.
The president says religious and cultural values should be instilled in citizens at early age to combat violent ideologies.
The president has given the Energy Ministry one month to provide the final recommendations.
The tax incentives in Jokowi's rupiah rescue policy package are expected to result in a loss of tax revenue.
The program to save natural resources as well as mineral and coals would be included in maritime program.
Indef director is pessimistic Jokowi's eight tactics to stabilize the rupiah rate against the US dollar.
The alarming rate of the rupiah depreciation pushes the president to prepare a policy package to stabilize the exchange rate.
A weak rupiah will increase the operating costs of Pertamina, who has the freedom to raise prices now that the government no longer subsidizes fuel.
President Jokowi has reiterated that Indonesia is facing a drug emergency.
Luhut Binsar Panjaitan says he has a letter from Jokowi for the U.S. president.
The National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) says it has warned the central government of the possibility since 2013.
The construction is part of the North Aceh administration’s effort to address the region’s annual flooding and produce irrigation water and raw water.
The president says he will not accept an Australian offer for a convict swap and the planned execution will proceed.
The Presidential Regulation (Inpres) is aimed at becoming the foundation for the KPK, the National Police and the AGO in battling corruption.
The meeting will possibly center on, among others, the lingering row between the KPK and the National Police.
The president has been blasted by the public for failing to take a robust political stance in other issues, says a sociologist.
Minister says the president has requested for the national car program to be directed at producing rural transportation or plantation cars.
Jokowi reiterates that there shouldn't be any further international intervention in Indonesia's death penalty stance.
The Rp4.83 trillion project is targeted to finish in 2022.
The three are Taufiqurrahman Ruki, Indriyanto Seno Adji and Johan Budi.
Budi Gunawan’s proceedings are not over yet despite the results of his pretrial hearing that drops his status as a graft suspect.
Jokowi is able to be independent and better than Mega, according to a state administrative law expert.
The House's Commission III overseeing law and human rights will ask the president to inaugurate Comr. Gen.Budi Gunawan as the next top cop.
The president says Indonesia can rely on cultural diversity to attract visitors from other countries.
Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan might kiss his police chief bid goodbye.
The president has yet to take any action to stem the lingering dispute between the KPK and the National Police.
Trade minister asserts that Hendropriyono's deal with the Malaysian automaker is purely "private-to-private", not involving the government.
The Denpasar District Court in Bali sentenced Standiford to death in January 2013.
President Jokowi will visit Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and the Philippines.
Party leaders in the Great Indonesia Coalition (KIH) has realized that Jokowi will scrap Budi Gunawan’s inauguration, a source says.
Some problems often encountered by Japanese investors include time-wasting land acquisition process as well as high energy and logistics costs.
The process is still afoot, the president says.
The market is waiting to see how President Joko Widodo will react on the conflict between the KPK and Polri, analyst says.
Jokowi and Gerindra have shared goals to alleviate poverty and preserve the country's wealth, the Gerindra Party chief patron says.
Jokowi was lacking breakthroughs and agendas in the effort to eradicate corruption, the anti-graft watchdog says.
An Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI_P) politician calls on all parties to give the president a chance to get things right.
Newly-appointed head of the Creative Economy Agency aims to increase the sector's contribution to the GDP by 200%.
President Joko Widodo has urged the Investment Coordinating Board to speed up and simplify investment licensing services in Indonesia.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has formed an independent team in order to find solutions from chaotic issues occurring between KPK and Polri.
Lawyer Todung Mulya Lubis is planning to request a review over the plea rejection.
Some macro assumptions that need to be made realistic include economic growth target, crude oil prices, the rupiah exchange rate against the US dollar
The president will visit Temajok Village, Sambas Regency; Entikong, Bangau Regency; and Badau, Kapuas Hulu Regency.
The one-stop integrated service (PTSP) will be officially open in the fourth week of January.
To boost the shipbuilding industry and strengthen the maritime sector, Jokowi asks the shipbuilding PT OAK Indonesia to focus on production.
The Golkar Party will support Jokowi as the people-elected president for the next five years, M.S. Hidayat says.
The commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Asia-Africa Conference (AAC) will take place in Bandung in April.
The president says the media's perception is based on the performance of ministers and high-ranking state officials.
The former chief of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) says he does not know the agenda of the meeting yet.
Fuel subsidy reallocation has created a fiscal space of US$2 billion, President Jokowi says.
George Soros meets with President Joko Widodo to discuss global economy and environment, Coordinating Economic Minister Sofyan Djalil says.
Several ministers have held a coordination meeting with leaders in Papua regarding Jokowi's arrival.
Human Rights Commission member Natalius Pigai requested President Joko Widodo to handle the issue on the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) Yasmin.
Aceh Governor Abdullah Zaini says some 5,000 guests are expected to join the event, including representatives from 35 foreign countries.
President Jokowi is not fully committed in addressing human rights violation cases in Indonesia, says KontraS.
Coming behind 'Jokowi' was 'Prabowo', while 'MH370' and 'Ebola' were also among the top ten most searched keywords in 2014.
From 49 reservoirs planned to be built in 2015-2019, 13 reservoirs will kick off construction next year.
The government pledges to crack cases of severe human rights violation in a good, dignified way.
There are currently 33 posts on Indonesia’s borders with neighboring Malaysia in Kalimantan that secure a total area of 1,035 km.
President Joko Widodo says he will not give clemency to 64 narcotics convicts on death row.
Eastern Indonesia greatly needs the 'sea-toll road' so that logistics can arrive at their destination on time.
Three illegal, foreign fishing boats will be drowned on Saturday, December 6, 2014.
The cash assistance was distributed to women and poor fishermen who make money selling fish, fried foods, and grow livestock.
Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo said that the resolve of human right cases have not become the main focus of the Joko Widodo's administration yet.
Jokowi also discuss soldiers' welfare, particularly about their housing and salaries.
The military commanders are given a chance to have an audience with the president to highlight problems in their territories.
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has gone up to the 7th position.
The president and ministers will discuss the realization of an integrated area, ESDM Minister says.
The budget cut has been adjusted to official and meeting expenditures in the 2014 budget.
Jokowi will also meet with other governors nationwide to hear updates on development programs in regions.
The President of Indonesia Joko Widodo surprises the world by gaining more votes than the President of United States Barack Obama in the TIME's voting
The move seeks to anticipate mobilization of mobs and possible uproar in light of the president’s announcement on fuel price hike on Monday night.
Subsidized gasoline and diesel prices are raised by Rp2,000 per liter, President Joko Widodo announces on Monday night.
The time and place for Ahok's inauguration are to be confirmed.
President Jokowi introduced the concept of 'blusukan' (impromptu visit) in the G-20 Summit.
The trips proceed without a hitch, says the president.
President Joko Widodo had a bilateral talk with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday.
Deputy Chairman of Golkar Party Fadel Muhammad asked President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) not to immediately raise the price of subsidized fuel.
Indef says Jokowi could learn a thing or two from the previous government when it comes to foreign investments.
In order to realize peace in the Pacific region and Indian Ocean, East Asia Summit countries must optimize their maritime potentials.
Jokowi says establishing a concrete economic cooperation geothermal investment will improve Indonesia and New Zealand's relationship.
AmCham official says US investors will invest an additional US$61 billion over the next five years if the government provides a friendly investment climate.
CSIS economist says Jokowi must pay attention to three things before moving forward with the sea toll plan.
Jokowi's promoting investment opportunities to global business leaders gives investors confidence about infrastructure development programs.
Energy Minister says the president plans to make the announcement himself.
President Joko Widodo will bring up infrastructure and connectivity (maritime axis) development in APEC Summit.
Abe says both countries have built mutually-beneficial relations.
Secretary Cabinet Andi Widjajanto says the president wants to see the infrastructure development in China.
President Jokowi has banned civil servants from holding meetings and conventions at hotels and restaurants.
According to the law, state officials are obliged to speak in Bahasa in official speeches at both domestic and international levels.
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said that he is ready to accept the consequences of unpopularity he might face due to his decision on fuel subsidy.
The government already has plans to stop wasteful energy subsidy.
The new government will reduce its reliance on Australian cattle, says an Indonesian professor during a food conference in Darwin.
Indonesia parades its tank collections and reveals many other new weapons.
Some 15,000 delegations and 600 companies from 50 countries will show off their latest defense technology and systems at the event.
According to Jokowi, the current tension in the House of Representatives (DPR) is common political dynamics.
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration must address three issues to maintain its public image.
The case files have been sent to prosecutors at the Attorney General's Office.
In a bid to increase food production, President Joko Widodo has instructed the acceleration of irrigation system development.
Minister Andrinof A. Chaniago says now that Bappenas is put directly under the president's control, the agency will play a bigger role in development.
Proposal for the revised 2015 state budget will still be consulted with the House of Representatives.
Good policy will definitely be continued to avoid interrupted policy, the coordinating minister for the economy says.
Investors sell because they consider Jokowi's economic ministers are not as good as the previous administration's, analyst says.
President Jokowi has instructed newly-installed Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi to oversee the audit.
Despite inheriting stable politics and economy from SBY, Jokowi's economic ministers have tough challenges to tackle.
Analyst says if the first 100 days proved a success, the index will exceed the 5,300-bps mark until the end of the year.
Economists doubt the competence of President Joko Widodo's economic ministers in the cabinet.
Economist says Jokowi has little flexibility in spending the state budget to execute his programs.
President Joko Widodo announces the names of his cabinet members at the State Palace, Jakarta.
President Joko Widodo has finally announced the names of his cabinet members at the State Palace.
Jokowi made the promise when he was campaigning in East Java before the presidential election.
President Joko Widodo on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the State Palace, is set to inaugurate his new ministers.
President Joko Widodo said that he will announce his cabinet members on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the State Palace, says an official.
Anies says his visit to Merdeka Palace was the first after the presidential inauguration on October 20.
Speaking to Time magazine, Jokowi emphasized that Indonesia is under the spirit of unity in diversity.
KPKP and PPATK's recommendations endorse Jokowi to rule out eight minister candidates.
The time and location of the announcement has yet to be made public.
The May Riot and the Wamena Killing are two of the seven human rights violation cases to be set on hearing with Jokowi.
Some foreign media outlet named the challenges and issues that may hinder Jokowi's progress during his office term as the President of Indonesia.
The head of the capital's sanitary agency says she has never seen garbage that much.
The festivity of the People's Party in celebrating the new President Joko Widodo has gained massive global attention.
The swearing in ceremony of Joko Widodo raises the occupancy rate of several hotels in Jakarta.
The weakening of the US dollar in global markets and optimism on the new president allowed the rupiah to gain.
Investors are expecting positive news related to Jokowi’s cabinet and concrete steps during his tenure.
The Indonesian National Police will deploy officers on cavalry horses to escort the Jokowi-JK parade.
Indonesian share market has begun to rally following the inauguration of Joko Widodo as the 7th President of Indonesia.
Several guests from abroad such as head of states or Prime Ministers attended the 2014 Presidential and Vice Presidential inauguration of Jokowi-JK.
Several guests from abroad such as head of states or Prime Ministers attended the 2014 Presidential and Vice Presidential inauguration of Jokowi-JK.
The inauguration of president-elect Joko Widodo today is not expected to affect the rupiah much.
Joko Widodo's swearing-in ceremony as president this morning is expected to be the stock market's main investor.
Jokowi apologized that he could yet address the Capital’s problems during his two-year term.
It will be the first time that the people are allowed to go beyond the palace's gate, the ceremony coordinator says.
Jokowi is out for a sport with Jakarta City officials.
This year, the Jokowi-Kalla administration will concentrate on boosting tax revenues before narrowing the budget deficit by cutting subsidies.
One of the names is Rini Soemarno, who is proposed as Trade Minister.
Elected President Joko Widodo is set to hold public celebration in the National Monument (Monas), in light of his inauguration on October 20.
Jokowi plans to accommodate Mark Zuckerberg's offer on more public participation space in Indonesia.
"It's an honor for me to become witness and see for myself what is currently happening in Indonesia," said Zuckerberg.
Jokowi said the parliament will not challenge his inauguration as the president of the Republic of Indonesia.
Jokowi is the one with the power to appoint candidates for administrative posts, as opposed to the Red and White coalition (KMP).
The Democrat Party still plays a role as a balancer.
The president and the House will come to an agreement, IDX president director Ito Warsito says.
Analyst says the market will wait until Jokowi is sworn into office before making important trading decisions.
Jakarta's Regional Legislative Council, or DPRD, has officially accepted Joko Widodo's resignation as governor.
President-elect Joko Widodo officially tended his resignation as Jakarta governor on Thursday during a plenary session of Jakarta Legislative Council.
President-elect Joko Widodo revealed that he was not worried about any implications related to the appointment of Setya Novanto as the DPR's speaker.
"I congratulate Setya Novanto for being elected as the chairman of the House of Representatives," said Jokowi.
Jokowi's camp remains optimistic they can amend the State Budget even with the House seats dominated by the Red and White Coalition.
Jokowi should not fear the House as he has the right to reject draft bills.
Jokowi says jokingly that there might be a presidential decree on wearing batik.
The meeting will discuss as to when Jokowi will officially step down from the capital's top seat.
"I will submit my resignation to the president through Home Affairs Minister," said Jokowi.
Jokowi says he has yet to decide whether to increase the prices of subsidized fuels.
The Jakarta City Council will conduct a meeting to discuss the resignation of Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo.
The passing of regional elections bill would increase the possibility of Red-and-White coalition parties to occupy governor posts in Indonesia.
The people must note the parties that take away their political right, the president-elect says.
Reforms at Pertamina will be the main target of the next Energy and Mineral Resources minister and Pertamina director, Jokowi says.
The president-elect says the authority to handle issues in the capital was handed to Deputy Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama on September 20.
The cost of the construction of the MRT project is Rp16 trillion. The budget for ministerial and official meetings, meanwhile, is Rp18 trillion.
Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla government must be able to take actions required to solve agrarian conflicts in the first one hundred days.
PKS Secretary General, Fahri Hamzah, views that Jokowi is not confident due to minimum support in the parliamentary.
IT observer doubts that the concept of e-blusukan can save the government travel budgets, suggesting online meetings instead.
The central government has prepared a one-roof service integrated service.
The policy will spark protests from Bogor's surrounding cities, the president-elect says.
Jokowi plans to open a million hectares of rice fields in Sulawesi to replace paddies in Java that have been converted for other uses.
Deputy of the Transition Team for president-elect Joko Widodo says changing the nomenclature of one ministry would cost Rp80 billion to Rp120 billion.