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Jokowi pledges to protect human rights, environment

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 15 2020   /  01:00 am
Presiden Joko Widodo menyampaikan pidato dalam rangka penyampaian laporan kinerja lembaga-lembaga negara dan pidato dalam rangka HUT ke-75 Kemerdekaan RI pada sidang tahunan MPR dan Sidang Bersama DPR-DPD di Komplek Parlemen, Senayan, Jakarta, Jumat (14/8/2020).(Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has pledged to produce policies that protect human rights and the environment, noting that speed and accuracy should not be exchanged for “carelessness and arbitrariness”. Dressed in traditional Sabu attire from East Nusa Tenggara, the President delivered the speech during an annual state of the nation address before members of the country’s executive, legislative and judicial branches at the House of Representatives compound in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Friday. He said a high degree of flexibility and a streamlined bureaucracy should never be achieved by sacrificing legal certainty, anticorruption efforts and democracy. “All policies must focus on environmental friendliness and promote the protection of human rights,” he said. Jokowi went on to say that the government had always made serious efforts ...