KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) slammed the Jakarta Regional People's Representative Council (DPRD DKI) for requesting a Jakarta Regional Budget of Rp 888.68 billion in 2021.
PSI vocalized their outright disapproval of increasing the capital city’s budget next year given the circumstances with the coronavirus pandemic that has affected Indonesia hard.
As Covid-19 confirmed cases shattered records once more with 5,828 new infections, the Indonesian government is planning to announce their decision for the December holidays.
Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, Muhadjir Effendy shared the news update, adding that there are some options regarding the decision on Indonesia’s public holidays.
Turning to East Java, the region’s governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa stated that Sidoarjo Regency could be the future site of Indonesia’s Halal Industry Zone.
The objective of the plan is to have Indonesia rank in the world’s top-10 ranking for Halal food and fashion industries.
More details on today’s Indonesia news are highlighted below:
1. Jakarta DPR Budget for 2021 Amounts to Rp 888.68 Billion
The Jakarta Regional People's Representative Council wants its budget to be increased to Rp 888,68 billion, according to statements made by PSI.
The Jakarta Regional People's Representative Council cites business visits, socialization of regional laws, meetings on regional laws, recess, and other work-related activities as reasons behind the proposed budget increase.
Furthermore, PSI has asked the Jakarta Provincial Government to reconsider their event budget plans for next year which amounts to Rp 125.8 billion for advertisements whereas Rp 51.3 billion has been allocated for large-scale promotions.
Considering how the coronavirus pandemic may not be over in 2021, PSI reminded the Jakarta Provincial Government that such events would draw crowds which are currently prohibited.
2. Decision on Indonesia’s Public Holidays for December Scheduled for Monday
Matters concerning Indonesia’s public holidays will be decided on Monday by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo.
The Indonesian President has asked to decrease the number of holiday days for the last stretch of 2020.