Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Weekly Highlights

Illegal Aliens in Jakarta:
The operation to curb illegal foreign workers, which is supposed to be carried out on the 3rd and 4th of December, has been postponed by the Jakarta government without any reason. According to the Head of the Central Jakarta Population Section M. Hatta, the fixed date shall be notified later.

Maia Estiaty, an Icon of Toxic Cosmetic:
The famous singer Maia, who modelled for the banned Cosmetic: Doctor Kayama, said that she has been using the brand for 3 years and she has no complain at all. As a matter of fact Maia and other artists are very happy using said brand because it has made them look and feel beautiful.

Joint Decision of 4 Ministers:
Due to the very strong protests made by labors all over Indonesia, the Minister of Manpower & Transmigration, the Minister of Trade, the Minister of Industry and the Minister of Internal Affairs have revised their decision about the Regional Minimum Wage (UMR) increase.
Initially, the Provincial Governors were advised not to increase the UMR higher than the national economic growth. After the revision, they were advised that the increase of UMR should consider the inflation rate.

During the Attorney General Office's investigation of the misapproppriate usage of money (Rp 400 billion) earned from management of the Online Administration System, the Chief of Workers Cooperative of the Department of Law & Human Right i.e Ali Amran Djanah has stated that he was forced to manage the system. Said Cooperative was formed by the Minister of Law & Human Rights in the year 2000.

Election Campaign Donators:
Those who donate Ro 20.000.000,- and above to candidatre of parliamentary election should mention their Tax Payer Number (NPWP).

The Tax Sunset Policy:
As the deadline for Tax Amnesty provided by the Sunset Policy Program will come to an end on 31 December 2008, the Directorate General of Taxation shall open its Tax Service Offices during holidays: Saturdays of 6, 13 & 20 December from 7.30 am to 5 pm. Beside that on Tuesday 30 December and Wednesday 31 December 2008, they shall be open until 7 pm.


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