The number of foreign tourist arrivals decreased by 64.11 percent in March of this year compared to the same period in 2019, the Statistic Indonesia reported today - Photo by Bali Provincial Government

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) Foreign visitor to Indonesia stable at 1.3 million in April 2019, but air arrivals down 9 percent, Statistic Bureau reported on Monday (05/10). This number increased by 0.11 percent compared to April 2018, the agency adds.

Cumulatively (January – April), the number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia reached 5.12 million visits, up 3.22 percent compared to the same period last year. The number of foreign tourist visits in April 2019 reached 1.30 million visits.

Amid the decline foreign visitor numbers, Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Perry Warjiyo have optimism on the prospect of 2019 economic growth, which is predicted to continue to improve, ranging from 5-5.4 percent supported by the increasing private consumption and investment sector.

Today, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati will discuss the 2020 State Budget plan with House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia. Both parties will share the views on the macroeconomic framework and fiscal policy for 2020.

Moreover, Indonesian Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Trade for Chile Rodrigo Yanez Benitez will conduct an exchange of the Indonesia-Chile Instrument of Ratification CEPA today. While, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution lead Indonesian delegation to France to promote and explore the potential for cooperation in the development of plantation commodities from June 12 – 17.

On the political side, Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Anwar Usman said, his party was ready to hold a hearing on the dispute over the results of the 2019 Presidential Election. He stated, the Constitutional Court would register the dispute over the results today.

The Constitutional Court will hold the inaugural session of the dispute over the results of the presidential election after the registration of the case on June 14. The completion time of the evidentiary hearing is 14 working days and scheduled to decide on the dispute over the results of the presidential election on June 28.

Lawyer team of the National Winning Body of Prabowo Subianto – Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno has sent the improvement to the 2019 presidential election dispute. They also carry the necessary documents and other evidence.

Chief of the Legal Team, Bambang Widjojanto said, the rules stated that plaintiff can be fixed, registered and then can be uploaded by the Constitutional Court. He added, one of the corrective arguments entered according to him is very important and could cause Joko Widodo – Ma’ruf Amin pair to be disqualified.

At the meantime, National Police and Military will deliver a press statement on “May 21-22 2019 Riot Development”. As we know several Subianto’s people has named as the treason suspects of the Jakarta riots.

Moreover, Indonesia’ Anti-graft Commission determined Sjamsul Nursalim and his wife as suspects in the alleged BI Liquidity Assistance Certificate corruption case with State losses reaching Rp4.58 trillion (US$320.28 million). This followed Syafruddin Arsjad Temenggung case on the injection fund to PT Bank Dagang Negara Indonesia Tbk, ownd by Nursalim.

Yesterday, Indonesian Rupiah ended at 14,313 against US Dollar, slightly decreased compared to last trading at 14,222. This morning the local currency open at 14,253 over the Greenback.

US$1: Rp14,300

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