Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Syafruddin gave a confirmation of the Eid bonus for state apparatus being handed out on May 24.

"A decision has been reached to hand out the Eid bonus on May 24," he noted after a meeting held at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Friday to discuss preparations for Eid al-Fitr 2019 as well as steps to maintain the prices of staple foods, mass transportation and related infrastructure for home-bound travel, as well as security arrangements.

Syafruddin remarked that the finance ministry will hand out the nominal bonus.

President Joko Widodo, officiating the meeting, gave instructions to state-owned oil and gas enterprise PT Pertamina to ensure the supply of petrol along the routes for home-bound travel.

Indonesia, the most populous Muslim nation, has been making the necessary preparations to usher in the holy month of Ramadan that will probably begin on May 5 and then celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the conclusion of the fasting month on June 5.

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Translator: Azizah Fitriyanti
Editor: Gusti Nur Cahya Aryani
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