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Jokowi spends May Day at Bogor Palace

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 1, 2018   /   12:42 pm
Jokowi spends May Day at Bogor Palace Standing up for their rights: Labor union members stage a rally in front of the Gedung Sate heritage building in Bandung, West Java, on April 23, to call for improved wages and working conditions. (Antara/Novrian Arbi)

Workers are set to stage rallies on Tuesday across Greater Jakarta, including at the Bogor Palace, to celebrate International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day.

While thousands of workers will center their May Day protest rally at the State Palace, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to carry out his activities at Bogor Palace.  

As stated on the President’s official schedule released by the Presidential Office, Jokowi welcomed an Iranian delegation led by Masoumeh Ebtekar, the Vice President of Iran for women and family affairs, at around 9:45 a.m.

The President then opened a high level consultation themed “World Moslem Scholars on Wasatiya Al-Islam” at Bogor Palace. Around 100 ulemas and Muslim scholars from across the world are attending the conference, which was initiated by Din Syamsuddin, the presidential special envoy for interfaith and inter-civilization dialogue and cooperation.

Presidential Secretariat deputy head of protocol, press and media Bey Triadi Machmudin said President Jokowi had not yet been scheduled to meet with the workers' representatives.

“The President’s agenda today is still in line with his official schedule. There is not yet any information on whether he will meet with the representatives of the workers,” said Bey as quoted by kompas.com. (ebf)