Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Attended the 2012 State Budget Submission

Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court (MK) Moh Mahfud MD and Deputy Chief Justice Achmad Sodiki to attend the speech of Financial Memorandum and the Draft Budget of the State in 2012 by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told the plenary meeting of Parliament who attended jointly by members of the DPR and DPD, At 14.00 pm, in Building MPR / DPR / DPD, Jakarta, Tuesday (16 / 8). Besides attended by Members of Parliament and the Council, the event was also attended by Vice President Boediono, heads of state agencies, and the ambassadors of friendly countries.

On that occasion, the President delivered a message to state and local budgets can be managed properly so that transparency and accountability can be realized. "I ask all levels of government, both at central and local, state and local budgets in order to manage more closely, transparent, and accountable, both budget and expenditure budget," please the president.

Furthermore, the President explained that there were two ministries that receive priority in Budget 2012, the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs Ministry. The President said that in addition to priority access and equity of education services, the government is also prioritizing the provision of School Operational Assistance (BOS) for the 31.3 million students at the primary, and 13.4 million junior high students, as well as providing scholarships to more than 8 million poor students at all levels of education.

While in higher education, according to the president, the government will provide scholarships Improved Academic Achievement, Student Learning Assistance, and Scholarships Mission Shot of assistance for education expenses and living expenses to students who have adequate academic potential, but are economically disadvantaged.

Apart from issues of education, the state budget this time, the government also prioritizes the defense budget through the Ministry of Defense. "We give priority to support the implementation of modernization and improvement of main weaponry system," explained the President. (Shohibul Umam / mh/

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