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Jakarta Post

Debate Round 4: Fact Check

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 1, 2019   /  01:35 pm
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Presidential candidates Joko Widodo (left) and Prabowo Subianto (center) greet each other on stage before the fourth presidential debate held in Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, on Saturday, in the presence of General Elections Commission (KPU) chairman Arief Budiman (right).(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Statement: Budget allocated for the Defense Ministry is Rp 107 trillion (US$7.5 billion), the second-largest after the Public Works and Housing Ministry TRUE The Defense Ministry is one of the top beneficiaries in the annual state budget, receiving more than most other ministries and state institutions. In the 2019 budget, the ministry gets an allocation of Rp 108.4 trillion, the second-largest figure among the allocations for the cabinet ministries. The largest amount goes to the Public Works and Housing Ministry, which receives Rp 110.7 trillion this year. The budget will be used for military services and goods procurement, defense equipment production and development by the domestic industry, as well as maintenance for land, sea and air military personnel and equipment. Statement: We do not need many institutions in the government....