Wearing traditional Sabu clothes, Jokowi Attends MPR Annual Session

Jokowi appears to be wearing traditional Sabu clothing from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

Despite being in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jokowi still attended the annual session of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) which was held at the Nusantara Building, the Parliamentary Complex, Jakarta, Friday, August 14 2020. The president, whose full name is Joko Widodo, arrived at the MPR / DPR Building Complex at around 08.24 WIB. Jokowi appears to be wearing traditional Sabu clothing from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

Jokowi was accompanied by Vice President Ma’ruf Amin and DPR Speaker Puan Maharani. Unlike Jokowi, Ma’ruf wore a suit. In the 2020 MPR annual session, Jokowi will make two speeches. First, a joint session of the DPR RI and DPD RI which will be held at 10.48 WIB.

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Wearing traditional Sabu clothes
Wearing traditional Sabu clothes, Jokowi Attends MPR Annual Session

Jokowi will deliver a speech to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence. In addition, the President will submit a Financial Note and the 2021 State Budget Bill (RAPBN) from 14.00 WIB to 16.00 WIB. The joint session of the DPR and DPD, as well as President Jokowi’s state speech, will be held more modestly than in previous years. This is considering the outbreak of the corona virus in Indonesia.

Deputy Speaker of the DPR Sufmi Dasco Ahmad said the annual session and state speech would be shortened because it was held during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Dasco considers that this does not diminish the meaning of the MPR annual session.

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“Because there is the Covid-19 protocol, there are simplifications of some protocols, but I think that doesn’t detract from the meaning of the event,” said Dasco at the Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday, August 13, 2020. This year’s annual session and state address will be held under strict health protocols. Not all legislators, ministers and national figures can physically attend. Some DPR members until the invitation will attend virtually.

Dasco said there were as many as 300 board members who would be physically present in the courtroom. The requirement for those who attend must be ensured that they have undergone a swab test.

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