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May 15, 2024

Tempo - May 15, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said rice aid was a concrete step to ease the citizens' burden.

May 8, 2024

Tempo - May 8, 2024

Savero Aristia Wienanto, Jakarta – The National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) announced that the free lunch program will start running in 2025.

April 25, 2024

Jakarta Globe - April 25, 2024

Jakarta – BPJS Ketenagakerjaan is offering occupational accident and death insurance programs to help lift the socio-economic burden on workers and their family members in case somethin

April 2, 2024

Jakarta Globe - April 2, 2024

Wijayanti Putri, Solo – Vice President-elect Gibran Rakabuming Raka and his team are actively seeking the best scheme for implementing the free lunch program, a flagship initiative unde

March 20, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 20, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati revealed on Tuesday that state spending on social assistance has surged by 135.1 percent during the first two month

March 15, 2024

March 13, 2024

Jakarta Post - March 13, 2024

Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – The school operational assistance (BOS) fund has been put forth as a possible financing source for Prabowo Subianto's free school lunch program, the presu

March 7, 2024

Tempo - March 7, 2024

Savero Aristia Wienanto, Jakarta – Dida Gardera, deputy for food and agribusiness coordination at the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, said that the funding for Prabowo Subian

March 4, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 4, 2024

Medikantyo Adhikresna, Jakarta – Ahmed Zaki Iskandar, a consultant to Chief Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, has rebutted allegations that the free school lunch program would utili

March 1, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 1, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – Chief Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto has addressed the recent comments from the World Bank regarding the potential impact of the free lunch program

February 29, 2024

Tempo - February 29, 2024

Rizki Dewi Ayu, Antara, Jakarta – The World Bank warned Indonesia to be careful about the budget deficit threshold if the free lunch program initiated by Prabowo-Gibran is implemented.

Jakarta Globe - February 29, 2024

Alfi Dinilhaq, Tangerang – Students at a state junior high school in Tangerang enjoyed a free lunch on Thursday during the trial of the nationwide free meal program initiated by Prabowo

February 28, 2024

Tempo - February 28, 2024

Joniansyah, Jakarta – As many as 20,000 warteg (Indonesian food stalls that sell rice and ready-to-eat side dishes) merchants, members of the Indonesian Warteg Merchants Association (Hi

Reuters - February 28, 2024

Dewi Kurniawati and Heru Asprihanto, Jakarta – In the afternoon sun, dozens of Indonesians, mostly women, gather in a snaking queue to buy bags of subsidized rice, their arms poking thr

Jakarta Post Editorial - February 28, 2024

Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto and Gibran Rakabuming Raka ran an electoral campaign that focused heavily on a single issue, and so it is only fair that now, as preliminary results point to

February 27, 2024

Kompas.com - February 27, 2024

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – It is believed that the misuse of social aid (bansos) from the government during the 2024 elections can be categorised as corruption.

February 26, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 26, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Chief Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, revealed that the proposed free school lunch budget by presidential candidate, Prabowo Subianto, is set at Rp 15,000 ($1) p

February 25, 2024

Tempo - February 25, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The government has announced a new batch of the pre-employment program to improve people's skills and competitiveness to enter the job market.

February 24, 2024

Tempo - February 24, 2024

Amelia Rahima and Yohanes Maharso, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto confirmed that the free lunch and milk program for school children will be inc

February 23, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 23, 2024

Yustinus Patris Paat, Jakarta – Muhammad Arief Rosyid Hasan, the commander of the young voters campaign team (TKN Fanta) for presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, has revealed that P

February 21, 2024

Reuters - February 21, 2024

Jakarta – A plan by Indonesia's likely new president Prabowo Subianto to provide free school lunches and milk will cost up to Rp 120 trillion ($7.68 billion) in its first year, his team

February 20, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 20, 2024

Jakarta – A senior member of the Prabowo Subianto campaign has said that soon after his inauguration as president, the former general would prioritize the distribution of free lunch and

February 16, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 16, 2024

Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – Presidential frontrunner Prabowo Subianto is set to introduce food coupons to facilitate the implementation of a free meal program targeting expectant mothers a

February 9, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - February 9, 2024

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, in his final months in office, is dealing with one of the most difficult challenges of his tenure.

February 8, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 8, 2024

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – The government has decided to halt rice aid distribution to all parts of the country starting on Thursday after rampant allegations that President Joko "Jokowi"

February 6, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 6, 2024

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo denied allegations he has politicized social assistance (bansos) in a bid to support his eldest son Gibran Rakabuming Raka, who is the running m

Tempo - February 6, 2024

Annisa Febiola, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto revealed that Rp50.14 trillion of the ministry/agency budget has been blocked in order to become

February 2, 2024

February 1, 2024

Kompas.com - February 1, 2024

Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's policy of handing out a flood of various types of social aid (bansos) is seen as being a form of transactional poli

January 30, 2024

January 27, 2024

Tempo - January 27, 2024

Jakarta – Social assistance is prone to being manipulated for electoral interests. Misusing social assistance is political corruption.

January 21, 2024

Tempo - January 21, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The government is currently mulling to expand the use of endowment fund schemes of the Finance Ministry's Education Endowment Fund Management Agency (LPDP) to cover a

December 21, 2023

Jakarta Post - December 21, 2023

Jakarta – Presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo and running mate Mahfud MD have pledged to improve the distribution of social assistance funds to ensure they are more targeted and more

December 15, 2023

Tempo - December 15, 2023

Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi said that he plans to deliver social assistance to Indonesian citizens until June 2024 if the State Budget allows for it.

October 31, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 31, 2023

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The government will roll out a new cash aid program for underprivileged families to help them deal with the impacts of the El Nino weather phenomenon, whic

October 12, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - October 12, 2023

Jakarta – The concerning official revelation last week that 34 out of 48, or 70 percent, of the pension funds managed by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) were mired in unhealthy financial

July 27, 2023

Jakarta Post - July 27, 2023

Phiengphathai (Nyai) Maniphone and Nguyen Thi Kim Cuc, Singapore – Indonesia may not be an aging society yet, but the country is expected to age at a faster pace due to the declining fe

March 27, 2023

Tempo - March 27, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Head of National Food Agency (Bapanas) Arief Prasetyo Adi on Sunday announced that the government's rice food aid is currently being packaged and is set to be distribu

January 31, 2023

Jakarta Post - January 31, 2023

wAnindito Ariwandono, Bandung – "Tarps are really needed here. Not only to be used as roofs [...]" said a man in a video over the loud calls of frogs in the dark.

January 30, 2023

Coconuts Jakarta - January 30, 2023

It's a given (ha) by now, but we're happy to report that Indonesians are once again the most generous people in the world, according to a survey.

January 26, 2023

Jakarta Globe - January 26, 2023

Pudja Lestari, Jakarta – The government plans to spend Rp 476 trillion on social assistance programs as the Covid-19 pandemic is believed to be on course to become endemic, President Jo

October 17, 2022

UCA News - October 17, 2022

The Church in Indonesia is working toward eliminating food waste and hunger in the country by collecting and redirecting surplus food from different sources to those who need it.

August 29, 2022

Jakarta Globe - August 29, 2022

Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The government has agreed on a budget of Rp 22 trillion for a cash assistance program to be distributed immediately among low-income families and workers

August 4, 2022

Jakarta Globe - August 4, 2022

Herman, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police halted the criminal investigation into the finding of more than 3.7 tons of government rice buried by delivery company JNE Express, saying on Thursd

July 21, 2022

Antara News - July 21, 2022

Indra A, Azis Kurmala, Jakarta – Head of the Presidential Staff Office (KSP) Moeldoko has said that the Indonesian government is serious about the welfare and progress of the people in

February 24, 2022

Tempo - February 24, 2022

Bisnis, Jakarta – Head of the Indonesian Pension Fund Association (ADPI) Suheri on Wednesday said Indonesia's pension fund participation rate is still underwhelming and fears 45 million

February 15, 2022

Tempo - February 15, 2022

M Faiz Zaki, Jakarta – The Indonesian Trade Union Association (Aspek Indonesia) on Monday officially sent a letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and the Minister of Manpower request

February 14, 2022

Tempo - February 14, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Member of the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission overseeing manpower, Saleh Partaonan Daulay, opined that the government should review the Manpower Ministerial

July 30, 2021

Jakarta Globe - July 30, 2021

Jakarta – The Justice and Human Rights Ministry is donating 46,614 food packages for pandemic-affected communities across the archipelago.