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Here are the Headlines of several national newspapers published today, July 19 2018.

We begin with Kompas entitled, "Haze Threatens Asian Games."

Land and forest fire haze began appearing and can threaten the Asian Games 2018 to be held in Palembang, South Sumatera on August 18 until September 2, 2018. Until Wednesday (18/7), a total of 300 hectare land in Pedamaran and East Pedamaran districts of Ogan Komering Ilir Regency, South Sumatera was blazing. Land and Forest Fires Task Force of South Sumatera tried to extinguish the fire from land and sky, with aid from private parties. Commander of the Task Force Col. (Inf) Iman Budiman said, the hotspots and thick haze had happened since long. Since early July, there were 74 hotspots, increasing from June with 52 hotspots. Iman Budiman, the haze must not disturb the Asian Games 2018.

Moving on to Republika entitled, "Asian Games 2018 Torch Relay Begins."

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla witnessed the union of Asian Games 2018 fire at Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta on Wednesday (18/7). The torch flame was brought from Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi, India and was united with the eternal flame of Mrapen from Grobogan, Central Java. The torch from India was held by Indonesian badminton legend Susy Susanti. Meanwhile, the Mrapen flame was brought by Indonesian tennis legend Yustijo Tarik. After united, the Asian Games 2018 torch was handed over to Vice President Jusuf Kalla. The handover was witnessed by Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani. With that, Jusuf Kalla said, the Asian Games 2018 torch relay began.

Then, Jusuf Kalla gave the torch to Christina Finarsih, Indonesian badminton athlete from Yogyakarta. In his speech, the VP said, the union of Asian Games 2018 torch flames from India and Indonesia showed the blazing spirit in welcoming the biggest sport multi-event in Asia. Since Thursday (19/7), the torch relay will begin. There are 18 provinces and 54 regencies/cities to be passed by the torch. VP Jusuf Kalla hoped, all Indonesian people fully support the Asian Games 2018, which is held for the second time in the country since 1962.

We end the Headlines with Bisnis Indonesia entitled, "Finance Minister's Power Grows Stronger."

Soon, the Indonesian government will have a new Non-Tax Revenue Law, where the authority of Finance Ministry as the State Budget manager will be greater. The amended Act no. 20, 1997 on non-tax revenue gave authority to finance minister to change tariff. While in current law, tariff change was proposed from technically-related institutions. Besides that, the non-tax revenue tariff change will be more flexible, because it will not be regulated in the Constitution or government regulation anymore. The tariff determination will be regulated in ministerial regulation. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati on Wednesday (18/7) admitted, the non-tax revenue management will keep being improved. Especially, currently, the non-tax revenue construction will be the mainstay to cover state revenue due to shortfall in tax revenue and spiking energy subsidy. Minister Sri Mulyani said, the prospect of non-tax revenue will be supported mainly by the increasing prices of Indonesian Crude Price (ICP) and coal.

That was the Headlines.

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