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Here is the Headlines of several national newspapers published today, September 15, 2018.

We begin with Kompas which wrote “Reservoir Water Keeps  Decreasing”.

The water of more reservoirs in a number of regions is decreasing. Effective water management is needed immediately so as not to interfere with national food stability. In Central Java, four reservoirs with a capacity of 6 million - 10 million cubic meters have dried up. As a result, 5,000 hectares of agricultural land do not get irrigation water supply. The four reservoirs are Botok Reservoir and Brambang Reservoir in Sragen Regency, and Kedunguling Reservoir and Plumbon Reservoir in Wonogiri Regency. Head of Irrigation and Raw Water Division of the Public Works Office, Water Resources, and Spatial Planning of Central Java, Ketut Arsa Indra Watara said on Friday that in addition to the four reservoirs that are drying up, the water discharge in 13 other reservoirs also decreases by 20-50 percent. However, overall the water supply is still maintained.

Moving on to Media Indonesia with its headline “Reveal Total the Century case”.

Corruption Eradication Commission -KPK was asked to resolve the handling of the Rp. 6.7 trillion bailout funds to Bank Century, including requesting information from the 6th Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.The Century bank case reoccurs after the media reported from Hong Kong, Asia Sentinel, with the title “Indonesian's SBY Government Vast Criminal Conspiracy”. The results of the investigation written by John Berthelsen said that the SBY government had committed a money laundering conspiracy of US $ 12 billion dollars or around Rp177 trillion in the Century bank bailout. One of the initiators of the Century Bank Special Committee in the House of Representatives -DPR, Mukhamad Misbakhun said that it is time for KPK to fully uncover the mega scandal.

We end the Headlines with Republika which wrote “Producers Are Asked for Halal Certification Immediately”.

Deputy Chairperson of the House of Representatives Commission 8, Ace Hasan Syadzily asked all producers to comply with the rules contained in the Halal Product Guarantee Act. He emphasized that there would be sanctions for producers who do not immediately conduct halal certification of their products in accordance with the provisions in the Halal Product Guarantee Act. Even though, currently the Halal Product Guarantee Agency is still awaiting the Draft Government Regulation to be able to act in a bid to fulfill the rights of Muslim consumers. Ace also pointed out that the sanctions that can be imposed to producers are varied. For example, their products cannot be circulated if they do not meet the Halal Product Guarantee Act. However, the House of Representatives also urged the government to immediately ratify the Draft Government Regulation on Halal Product Guarantees because the Draft Government Regulation will be legally binding for related stakeholders.

That’s Headlines.

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