Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>Indonesia>>Politics>> Jakarta grants Rp 576 billion for gubernatorial election preparation
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs  18  May  2016  

Jakarta grants Rp 576 billion for gubernatorial election preparation

The Jakarta administration has granted Rp 576 billion ( US$43.36 million ) to the Jakarta General Elections Commission ( KPUD ) and Elections Supervisory Agency ( Bawaslu ) to carry out preparations ahead of the capital's gubernatorial election scheduled for February.

The city administration granted Rp 478 billion to the KPUD, double 2012's funding of Rp 258 billion, and Rp 98 billion to Bawaslu as stated in a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) signed by the city administration, Jakarta KPUD and Bawaslu during an event at City Hall on Monday.

The figure aimed to help the two bodies carry out preparations, implementation, promotion and supervision for the elections slated for Feb. 15, 2017.

The increased budget aimed to pay 144,000 field officers and to manage rising voter numbers for next year as predicted by the KPUD, chairman Sumarno said on Monday. Field officers individually verify documents from supporters of independent candidates. The number of officers would increase if needed.

Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said he expected the money to be used transparently by the KPUD and Bawaslu.

“The most important thing is that everything must be transparent, especially the supervision after the voting. We also invited Bawaslu to use our Jakarta Smart City program for help,” Ahok told journalists after the MoU signing.

As the capital city's election is expected to be in the spotlight, Ahok believed the KPUD would carry out its duties professionally. It would be hard for any party to cheat, he said.

The KPUD will start the process by accepting support for independent candidates from Aug. 3 to 7. The verification process will continue for two weeks afterwards.

Moreover, Sumarno explained that on Sept. 19, the KPUD would open registration for candidates from political parties.

The campaign will kick off on Oct. 4 and will run until three days before the election date, Sumarno said.

Only Ahok and his running mate, civil servant Heru Budi Hartono, have declared their candidacy as independent candidates so far. Political parties have begun to promote potential candidates but no names have been declared yet.

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories                           May 18, 2016 Subsribe Now !
• ASEAN, Canada reaffirm commitment to strengthen partnership Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• US eases sanctions on Myanmar in bid to promote growth
• Jakarta grants Rp 576 billion for gubernatorial election preparation
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

• Textiles and Garments Industry
• Coffee industry
• Leather and footwear industry
• Shrimp industry

• Singapore, China exchange views on social governance in a diverse society
Banks cut lending interest rates on gov’t advice
Asean Analysis                  May 13, 2016
• Asean Analysis May 13, 2016
Fully Lifting the U.S. Lethal Arms Ban Will Add Momentum to U.S.-Vietnam Relations
Advertise Your Brand

Asean Stock Watch  May 17, 2016
• Asean Stock Watch-May 17, 2016
The Biweekly Update
• The Biweekly Update  May 13, 2016

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand