Republika Online - English RSS Feed http://www.republika.co.id Thu, 01 Jan 1970 07:00:00 +0700 http://www.republika.co.id/ id hourly 1 http://www.republika.co.id/files/images/1republika.co.id_03.png Republika Online http://www.republika.co.id Lake Limboto Charm Festival sets off to spectacular start https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/travelling-2/18/09/22/pffx8e414-lake-limboto-charm-festival-sets-off-to-spectacular-start https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/travelling-2/18/09/22/pffx8e414-lake-limboto-charm-festival-sets-off-to-spectacular-start Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:54:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/travelling-2/18/09/22/pffx8e414-lake-limboto-charm-festival-sets-off-to-spectacular-start REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, GORONTALO -- The opening of the Limboto Lake Charm Festival (FPDL), which was held on the coast of Limboto Lake, Gorontalo District, Gorontalo Province, on Thursday night was lively, because of the various spectacular performances. Beginning with a colossal dance performance, thousands of visitors were presented with a variety of traditional dances and creations from local sons and daughters.

Besides that, the colorful fireworks illuminated the sky of Lake Limboto after it was officially opened on a stage above the lake and roofed with a makuta or giant crown made from bamboos.

FPDL Committee Chairman Hen Restu said the annual event will be held in a number of locations, namely the lake coastal areas, Taulaa beach, Biluhu District and Dulamayo peak.

"This year, we carry the theme 'Lake Limboto, Mutiara Gorontalo (the Pearl of Gorontalo)', where this activity aims to foster awareness among all parties to save Lake Limboto as a potential tourism destination that will be diverse," he said.

He explained the potential of the lake, in terms of the fish, reptiles and birds that exist in it.

This festival also serves as a place to promote local wisdom, culinary variety, culture and arts, and tourist destinations," he said.

Restu admitted that the festival was a means to promote the lake itself, customs, and art and culture, which was followed by the local government, regional government companies (BUMD), state-owned enterprises (BUMN), and the private sector such as tourism operators, artists, secondary school students, university students and the general public.

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, GORONTALO -- The opening of the Limboto Lake Charm Festival (FPDL), which was held on the coast of Limboto Lake, Gorontalo District, Gorontalo Province, on Thursday night was lively, because of the various spectacular performances. Beginning with a colossal dance performance, thousands of visitors were presented with a variety of traditional dances and creations from local sons and daughters.

Besides that, the colorful fireworks illuminated the sky of Lake Limboto after it was officially opened on a stage above the lake and roofed with a makuta or giant crown made from bamboos.

FPDL Committee Chairman Hen Restu said the annual event will be held in a number of locations, namely the lake coastal areas, Taulaa beach, Biluhu District and Dulamayo peak.

"This year, we carry the theme 'Lake Limboto, Mutiara Gorontalo (the Pearl of Gorontalo)', where this activity aims to foster awareness among all parties to save Lake Limboto as a potential tourism destination that will be diverse," he said.

He explained the potential of the lake, in terms of the fish, reptiles and birds that exist in it.

This festival also serves as a place to promote local wisdom, culinary variety, culture and arts, and tourist destinations," he said.

Restu admitted that the festival was a means to promote the lake itself, customs, and art and culture, which was followed by the local government, regional government companies (BUMD), state-owned enterprises (BUMN), and the private sector such as tourism operators, artists, secondary school students, university students and the general public.

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    • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda lake limboto, danau limboto, lake limboto charm festival, tourism Becomes Prabowo adviser, Kwik Kian Gie not leaving PDIP https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffw35414-becomes-prabowo-adviser-kwik-kian-gie-not-leaving-pdip https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffw35414-becomes-prabowo-adviser-kwik-kian-gie-not-leaving-pdip Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:30:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffw35414-becomes-prabowo-adviser-kwik-kian-gie-not-leaving-pdip REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Senior economist Kwik Kian Gie explained his status as an advisor to Prabowo Subianto - Sandiaga Uno pair in presidential election 2019. He stressed that his position as an adviser to the opposition camp was based on friendship.

      “I know Prabowo since long time ago, so I don't mind to be his adviser,” Kwik who is a member of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) said at the government camp campaign team headquarters, Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Friday (Sept 21).

      Kwik said Prabowo himself asked him to be advisor. It was conveyed during their meeting at Prabowo's house at Kertanegara Street, South Jakarta.

      According to Kwik, Prabowo wanted to continue the discussion of economic issues. However, Kwik would not leave PDIP, despite being Prabowo - Sandiaga advisor.

      He has proved his loyalty to the party since 1980.  “I won’t leave PDIP. I’ve told Prabowo and he really understand it,” the former coordinating economic minister and minister of National Development Planning / chief of National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) added.

      On Friday (Sept 21), Kwik visited incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) - KH Ma’ruf Amin pair national campaign team (TKN) Indonesia Work Coalition (KIK) post team at Cemara 19 street, in Menteng, Central Jakarta. He said his gave the same advise to Prabowo's camp and Jokowi's camp on Indonesia's economic development.

      Earlier, Prabowo said Kwik has agreed to help Indonesia Adil Makmur coalition team to solve the current problems, which considered burden many people, especially small people.  He also claimed Kwik has agreed to join his campaign team and officially became one of economic advisers. Prabowo said the composition of the team also filled with one former finance minister and two former Bank Indonesia governors.

      “I just met Mr Kwik as my and Mr Sandiaga's economic team,” Prabowo said on Monday (Sept 17).

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      REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Senior economist Kwik Kian Gie explained his status as an advisor to Prabowo Subianto - Sandiaga Uno pair in presidential election 2019. He stressed that his position as an adviser to the opposition camp was based on friendship.

      “I know Prabowo since long time ago, so I don't mind to be his adviser,” Kwik who is a member of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) said at the government camp campaign team headquarters, Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Friday (Sept 21).

      Kwik said Prabowo himself asked him to be advisor. It was conveyed during their meeting at Prabowo's house at Kertanegara Street, South Jakarta.

      According to Kwik, Prabowo wanted to continue the discussion of economic issues. However, Kwik would not leave PDIP, despite being Prabowo - Sandiaga advisor.

      He has proved his loyalty to the party since 1980.  “I won’t leave PDIP. I’ve told Prabowo and he really understand it,” the former coordinating economic minister and minister of National Development Planning / chief of National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) added.

      On Friday (Sept 21), Kwik visited incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) - KH Ma’ruf Amin pair national campaign team (TKN) Indonesia Work Coalition (KIK) post team at Cemara 19 street, in Menteng, Central Jakarta. He said his gave the same advise to Prabowo's camp and Jokowi's camp on Indonesia's economic development.

      Earlier, Prabowo said Kwik has agreed to help Indonesia Adil Makmur coalition team to solve the current problems, which considered burden many people, especially small people.  He also claimed Kwik has agreed to join his campaign team and officially became one of economic advisers. Prabowo said the composition of the team also filled with one former finance minister and two former Bank Indonesia governors.

      “I just met Mr Kwik as my and Mr Sandiaga's economic team,” Prabowo said on Monday (Sept 17).

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        • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda general election 2019, presidential election, prabowo subianto, kwik kian gie, pdip cadre, opposition camp, economic issue, senior economist, hasto kristiyanto, sandiaga uno Arabic Bible in Early Egyptian Christianity https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/travelling-2/18/09/22/pffvtt385-arabic-bible-in-early-egyptian-christianity https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/travelling-2/18/09/22/pffvtt385-arabic-bible-in-early-egyptian-christianity Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:15:29 +0700 Muhammad Subarkah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/travelling-2/18/09/22/pffvtt385-arabic-bible-in-early-egyptian-christianity By: Menachem Ali, 
Airlangga University

          In 640 - 641 C.E. Egypt was conquered by the Arabs, in the era of Umar ibn Khattab the Caliph, and very early the process of its Arabization was initiated. In the beginning the Muslim administration was always bilingual, either Greek and Arabic, or Coptic and Arabic. But Arabic soon became the main language of the administration. In 780 C.E. it became the only recognized language.

          From that moment, any Egyptian wanting to make a career in administration had to know Arabic perfectly. By the ninth century most educated Copts spoke and wrote in Arabic. Coptic was progressively disappearing, at least in the cities, see Khalil Samir, SJ. Arabic Sources for Early Egyptian Christianity (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1992), p. 83. But the Copts then developed their religious identity and how they had to survive their faith in the era of domination of Islam in Egypt. In this context, they created the identity of language via using the Arabic Biblical version.

          Nowadays the Copts use the authority of Van Dyck's Arabic Bible. They published the first edition of Arabic New Van Dyck Bible with cross references in 2013 which so-called الكتاب المقدس با لشواهد الكتابيه (the Holy Bible with Cross References), published by the Bible Society of Egypt. But, the Arabic version normally used in the Coptic church during the Middle Ages was the one produced by the Egyptian Jewish exegate Sa'id ibn Yusuf al-Fayyumi, known in Jewish circles as Saadia Gaon (Rasag).

          Known for his works on Hebrew linguistics, Halacha, and Jewish philosophy. He was the first important rabbinic figure to write extensively in Arabic, he was then considered the founder of Judeo-Arabic literature. He was born in Egypt about 892 and died in Iraq in 942 CE. His Arabic translation based on the Masoretic Hebrew text with a slight paraphrase was widely adopted by the Coptic church. This is clear from the numerous manuscripts copied by the Copts, which date back to the thirteenth century and which are spread today around the world, see Khalil Samir, SJ. Arabic Sources for Early Egyptian Christianity (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1993), p. 87

          The Copts, however, knew the existence of both Mecca and Medina belong to Shem, via reading the Arabic Bible as the work of Saadia Gaon on the Pentateuch. The work mentions the names of Macca and Medina as followed here (Genesis, chapter 10, verse 30):
          לשון הקודש: בראשית, י, ל: וַיְהִי מוֹשָׁבָם מִמֵּשָׁא בֹּאֲכָה סְפָרָה הַר הַקֶּדֶם
          265 == תפסיר: ל) וכאן מסכנהם מן מכה. אלי' אן תגי אלי' אלמדינה אלי' אלגבל אלשרקי
          265 == ערבית: 30 وَكَانَ مَسْكَنُهُ مِنْ مَكَّةَ، إِلَى أَنْ تَجِيءَ إِلَى الْمَدِينَةِ إِلَى الجَبَلِ الشَّرْقِي

          Noah has three sons: Shem, Ham and Yafet. Both towns, Macca and Medina, belong to the descendants of Shem only, as below: Noah - Shem - Arpachshad - Shelach - Ebber - Yoktan - 13 childrens. These Yoktan's 13 children have settled in many places including the place Mesha [= Mecca] and Sefara [= Medina]. In other words, Macca and Medina belong to Shem's descendants. Ham is the father of Cush, Mizraim (the grandfather of the Palestinians), Phut and Canaan.

          photo
          Menachem Ali

          The territory of the Palestinians is in North Sinai. The territory of Canaan is in the land of Israel. Mecca and Medina exist 4 generations before the birth of Ishmael, which is a descendant of Shem on his father's side (=Avraham), and is a descendant of Ham on his mother's side (=Hagar of Egypt, Paroah's daughter). Does Ishmael belong to Shem's descendants or to Ham's descendants? Obviously, Ishmael the son of Abraham inherited the land of Shem's descendants in the Hejaz, in Arabian peninsula.

          Rabbi David Kimchi (Radak) also confirmed the existence of Mecca in the Sefer Bereshit (Genesis) 10:30 according to the statement of Rav Saadia Gaon in his Judeo-Arabic Targum. Radak (1160 - 1235 CE.) was a medieval rabbi, famous biblical commentator, philosopher and grammarian. He was the son of Rabbi Joseph Kimchi and the brother of Rabbi Moshe Kimchi, both biblical commentators and grammarians. Rabbi David Kimchi (Radak) however confirmed it and he said:
          ומשא, תרגם רב סעדיה ז"ל מכא שהולכים הישמעאלים לחוג שם
          u-Mesha, Targum Rav Saadia Gaon zichrono livracha Makka sheholachim ha-Yishmaelim le Chog shem.
          ("Rav Saadia Gaon understands the meaning of the word Mesha as what is known nowadays as Mecca, the city to which the Ishmaelites make their pilgrimage, the Hajj"), see Torat Chayim Chamisha Chumshe Torah (Yerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 1986), p. 139.

          The names of מכה (Makkah) and מדנת (Medinta) in the Saadia's Targum are amazing terms in the light of rabbinic chains, intellectual genealogy (silsilah) and networks developed in Jerusalem, Babylonia and Yaman. The majority of rabbinic studies on the Jewish history in the Middle East have highlighted the grand rabbi, Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai (1 - 8 CE.). Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai had one student in the Galilee, Hanina ben Dosa who remained there after Yochanan returned to Jerusalem. Hanina ben Dosa was the most prominent Tannaim of the first century who studied with Yochanan ben Zakkai (1 - 8 CE.), see Jacob Neusner. "A Life of Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai" (Leiden: EJ. Brill, 1962), p. 29. In the "Sefer Ha-Galui" Rav Saadia Gaon writes that he belonged to the noble family of Shelah son of Jehudah the fourth son of Yacov (Genesis 46:12) and counted among his ancestors Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa (the first century CE.), see Rabbi Yomtov Chaim. "Torah The Hebrew Pentateuch: Original Commentary in Arabic by Rabbi Saadia Gaon 889-942 CE. (Jerusalem: Project Saadia Gaon, 2015), pp. iii-iv. Therefore, Rav Saadia Gaon previously knew about the names of מכה (Makkah) and מדנת (Medinta) from his noble forefathers, and he received his intellectual genealogy from Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa, a prominant student of Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai (1-8 CE.).

          Meanwhile, where is Eden? The question of where Eden might have been rests on how we read Sefer Bereshit (Genesis) 2:10-14. Now the text looks like it is describing real geography, which its mention of rives, the land of Havilah and its gold and other stones. But what then the gold of Havilah? There is a known source of gold in Arabia, south of modern Medina, and from near those gold fields a now-dry river once arose, flowing toward the Persian Gulf through modern Kuwait, see C. John Collins. Genesis 1 - 4. A Linguistic, Literary and Theological Commentary (New Jersey: P & R Publishing, 2006), p. 120.

          The name of Mecca was derived from מכא (Makka) or מכה (Makkah), and Yamanite Jews called the town as מכה רבה (Makkah rabah), meaning "Makkah the Great" and this Yamanite Hebrew name was a famous city among the Yamanite Jews, so that why the Sabaeans previously knew the city as Makuraba. Amazingly, the Macoraba of Ptolemy cames from Sabaean term Makuraba, meaning "sanctuary." Obviously, Ptolemy adopted the Sabaean name to refer to the ancient town in Greek as "Macoraba" in his work "Geography", ed. Nobbe, Bk. VI, ch. 7, 32

          Prof. Philip K. Hittti, a professor of Semitic Literature at Princeton University mentioned about the existence of both Mecca and Medina as the ancient towns in Arabian peninsula in his work. Prof. Philip K. Hitti said:

          "The name Makkah, the Macoraba of Ptolemy, comes from Sabaean Makuraba, meaning sanctuary, which indicates that it owes its foundation to some religious association and therefore must have been a religious centre long before Muhammad was born...

          "Yathrib (Y-th-r-b of the Sabaean inscriptions, Jathrippa of Ptolemy)... In the hands of its Jewish inhabitants, the banu Nadir and banu Qurayzah, the town became a leading agricultural centre... It was possibly these Aramaic-speaking Jews who changed the name Yathrib into Aramaic Medinta, the explanation of the name al-Madinah (Medina) as "the town" (of the Prophet) being comparatively late one. The two leading non-Jewish tribes were the Aws and the Khazraj, who came originally from al-Yaman", see Philip K. Hitti. "History of the Arabs: from the Earliest Times to the Present" (New York: the Macmillan Company, 1951), pp. 103-104

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          By: Menachem Ali, 
Airlangga University

          In 640 - 641 C.E. Egypt was conquered by the Arabs, in the era of Umar ibn Khattab the Caliph, and very early the process of its Arabization was initiated. In the beginning the Muslim administration was always bilingual, either Greek and Arabic, or Coptic and Arabic. But Arabic soon became the main language of the administration. In 780 C.E. it became the only recognized language.

          From that moment, any Egyptian wanting to make a career in administration had to know Arabic perfectly. By the ninth century most educated Copts spoke and wrote in Arabic. Coptic was progressively disappearing, at least in the cities, see Khalil Samir, SJ. Arabic Sources for Early Egyptian Christianity (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1992), p. 83. But the Copts then developed their religious identity and how they had to survive their faith in the era of domination of Islam in Egypt. In this context, they created the identity of language via using the Arabic Biblical version.

          Nowadays the Copts use the authority of Van Dyck's Arabic Bible. They published the first edition of Arabic New Van Dyck Bible with cross references in 2013 which so-called الكتاب المقدس با لشواهد الكتابيه (the Holy Bible with Cross References), published by the Bible Society of Egypt. But, the Arabic version normally used in the Coptic church during the Middle Ages was the one produced by the Egyptian Jewish exegate Sa'id ibn Yusuf al-Fayyumi, known in Jewish circles as Saadia Gaon (Rasag).

          Known for his works on Hebrew linguistics, Halacha, and Jewish philosophy. He was the first important rabbinic figure to write extensively in Arabic, he was then considered the founder of Judeo-Arabic literature. He was born in Egypt about 892 and died in Iraq in 942 CE. His Arabic translation based on the Masoretic Hebrew text with a slight paraphrase was widely adopted by the Coptic church. This is clear from the numerous manuscripts copied by the Copts, which date back to the thirteenth century and which are spread today around the world, see Khalil Samir, SJ. Arabic Sources for Early Egyptian Christianity (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1993), p. 87

          The Copts, however, knew the existence of both Mecca and Medina belong to Shem, via reading the Arabic Bible as the work of Saadia Gaon on the Pentateuch. The work mentions the names of Macca and Medina as followed here (Genesis, chapter 10, verse 30):
          לשון הקודש: בראשית, י, ל: וַיְהִי מוֹשָׁבָם מִמֵּשָׁא בֹּאֲכָה סְפָרָה הַר הַקֶּדֶם
          265 == תפסיר: ל) וכאן מסכנהם מן מכה. אלי' אן תגי אלי' אלמדינה אלי' אלגבל אלשרקי
          265 == ערבית: 30 وَكَانَ مَسْكَنُهُ مِنْ مَكَّةَ، إِلَى أَنْ تَجِيءَ إِلَى الْمَدِينَةِ إِلَى الجَبَلِ الشَّرْقِي

          Noah has three sons: Shem, Ham and Yafet. Both towns, Macca and Medina, belong to the descendants of Shem only, as below: Noah - Shem - Arpachshad - Shelach - Ebber - Yoktan - 13 childrens. These Yoktan's 13 children have settled in many places including the place Mesha [= Mecca] and Sefara [= Medina]. In other words, Macca and Medina belong to Shem's descendants. Ham is the father of Cush, Mizraim (the grandfather of the Palestinians), Phut and Canaan.

          photo
          Menachem Ali

          The territory of the Palestinians is in North Sinai. The territory of Canaan is in the land of Israel. Mecca and Medina exist 4 generations before the birth of Ishmael, which is a descendant of Shem on his father's side (=Avraham), and is a descendant of Ham on his mother's side (=Hagar of Egypt, Paroah's daughter). Does Ishmael belong to Shem's descendants or to Ham's descendants? Obviously, Ishmael the son of Abraham inherited the land of Shem's descendants in the Hejaz, in Arabian peninsula.

          Rabbi David Kimchi (Radak) also confirmed the existence of Mecca in the Sefer Bereshit (Genesis) 10:30 according to the statement of Rav Saadia Gaon in his Judeo-Arabic Targum. Radak (1160 - 1235 CE.) was a medieval rabbi, famous biblical commentator, philosopher and grammarian. He was the son of Rabbi Joseph Kimchi and the brother of Rabbi Moshe Kimchi, both biblical commentators and grammarians. Rabbi David Kimchi (Radak) however confirmed it and he said:
          ומשא, תרגם רב סעדיה ז"ל מכא שהולכים הישמעאלים לחוג שם
          u-Mesha, Targum Rav Saadia Gaon zichrono livracha Makka sheholachim ha-Yishmaelim le Chog shem.
          ("Rav Saadia Gaon understands the meaning of the word Mesha as what is known nowadays as Mecca, the city to which the Ishmaelites make their pilgrimage, the Hajj"), see Torat Chayim Chamisha Chumshe Torah (Yerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 1986), p. 139.

          The names of מכה (Makkah) and מדנת (Medinta) in the Saadia's Targum are amazing terms in the light of rabbinic chains, intellectual genealogy (silsilah) and networks developed in Jerusalem, Babylonia and Yaman. The majority of rabbinic studies on the Jewish history in the Middle East have highlighted the grand rabbi, Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai (1 - 8 CE.). Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai had one student in the Galilee, Hanina ben Dosa who remained there after Yochanan returned to Jerusalem. Hanina ben Dosa was the most prominent Tannaim of the first century who studied with Yochanan ben Zakkai (1 - 8 CE.), see Jacob Neusner. "A Life of Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai" (Leiden: EJ. Brill, 1962), p. 29. In the "Sefer Ha-Galui" Rav Saadia Gaon writes that he belonged to the noble family of Shelah son of Jehudah the fourth son of Yacov (Genesis 46:12) and counted among his ancestors Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa (the first century CE.), see Rabbi Yomtov Chaim. "Torah The Hebrew Pentateuch: Original Commentary in Arabic by Rabbi Saadia Gaon 889-942 CE. (Jerusalem: Project Saadia Gaon, 2015), pp. iii-iv. Therefore, Rav Saadia Gaon previously knew about the names of מכה (Makkah) and מדנת (Medinta) from his noble forefathers, and he received his intellectual genealogy from Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa, a prominant student of Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai (1-8 CE.).

          Meanwhile, where is Eden? The question of where Eden might have been rests on how we read Sefer Bereshit (Genesis) 2:10-14. Now the text looks like it is describing real geography, which its mention of rives, the land of Havilah and its gold and other stones. But what then the gold of Havilah? There is a known source of gold in Arabia, south of modern Medina, and from near those gold fields a now-dry river once arose, flowing toward the Persian Gulf through modern Kuwait, see C. John Collins. Genesis 1 - 4. A Linguistic, Literary and Theological Commentary (New Jersey: P & R Publishing, 2006), p. 120.

          The name of Mecca was derived from מכא (Makka) or מכה (Makkah), and Yamanite Jews called the town as מכה רבה (Makkah rabah), meaning "Makkah the Great" and this Yamanite Hebrew name was a famous city among the Yamanite Jews, so that why the Sabaeans previously knew the city as Makuraba. Amazingly, the Macoraba of Ptolemy cames from Sabaean term Makuraba, meaning "sanctuary." Obviously, Ptolemy adopted the Sabaean name to refer to the ancient town in Greek as "Macoraba" in his work "Geography", ed. Nobbe, Bk. VI, ch. 7, 32

          Prof. Philip K. Hittti, a professor of Semitic Literature at Princeton University mentioned about the existence of both Mecca and Medina as the ancient towns in Arabian peninsula in his work. Prof. Philip K. Hitti said:

          "The name Makkah, the Macoraba of Ptolemy, comes from Sabaean Makuraba, meaning sanctuary, which indicates that it owes its foundation to some religious association and therefore must have been a religious centre long before Muhammad was born...

          "Yathrib (Y-th-r-b of the Sabaean inscriptions, Jathrippa of Ptolemy)... In the hands of its Jewish inhabitants, the banu Nadir and banu Qurayzah, the town became a leading agricultural centre... It was possibly these Aramaic-speaking Jews who changed the name Yathrib into Aramaic Medinta, the explanation of the name al-Madinah (Medina) as "the town" (of the Prophet) being comparatively late one. The two leading non-Jewish tribes were the Aws and the Khazraj, who came originally from al-Yaman", see Philip K. Hitti. "History of the Arabs: from the Earliest Times to the Present" (New York: the Macmillan Company, 1951), pp. 103-104

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            • ]]> Muhammad Subarkah islam indonesia, kazanah islam Indonesia, Saudi cooperate on Arabic learning https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/islam-in-archipelago/18/09/22/pffsqf414-indonesia-saudi-cooperate-on-arabic-learning https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/islam-in-archipelago/18/09/22/pffsqf414-indonesia-saudi-cooperate-on-arabic-learning Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/islam-in-archipelago/18/09/22/pffsqf414-indonesia-saudi-cooperate-on-arabic-learning REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Electronic University of Saudi Arabia and 45 Indonesian universities and institutions will build cooperation in the field of Arabic Online Learning. It will be done as part of educational and cultural cooperation programs, as well as civilization relations between the two countries.

              A statement from the Arabic Teachers Association of Indonesia (IMLA) received by Antara here on Friday mentioned that the Chancellor of the Electronic University of Saudi Arabia, Prof. Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Musa, will visit Indonesia to sign a Memorandum of Activity (MoA) on the Arabic Learning Online Program with 45 Indonesian universities and institutions.

              The cooperation document will be signed on September 28, 2018, at the State University of Malang, East Java Province, under the coordination of IMLA.

              This cooperation aims to transfer the Arabic Online Learning system from the Electronic University of Saudi Arabia to Indonesian universities for free. This is expected to develop and support Arabic learning in Indonesian institutions and universities.

              The Arabic Learning Online Program by the Electronic University of Saudi Arabia is one of the modern learning programs for non-Arab people.

              This program is designed by referring to the European system for foreign language learning. This program has content that is not found in traditional and conventional learning programs.

              The program consists of 792 interactive videos, 12,000 audio files, 6,320 images for lessons, and 10,076 exercises. Therefore, the cooperation of the Arabic Online Learning program is expected to make a major contribution to the development of Arabic learning in Indonesia.

              In order that the Arabic Online Learning program can be implemented immediately, after the signing of the document, a technical training will be held on the same day. The learning program is a form of deep educational and cultural cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia based on friendship, brotherhood and sustainable cooperation spirits.

              Earlier, a number of universities in Indonesia had established cooperation in the same field with the Electronic University of Saudi Arabia.

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              REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Electronic University of Saudi Arabia and 45 Indonesian universities and institutions will build cooperation in the field of Arabic Online Learning. It will be done as part of educational and cultural cooperation programs, as well as civilization relations between the two countries.

              A statement from the Arabic Teachers Association of Indonesia (IMLA) received by Antara here on Friday mentioned that the Chancellor of the Electronic University of Saudi Arabia, Prof. Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Musa, will visit Indonesia to sign a Memorandum of Activity (MoA) on the Arabic Learning Online Program with 45 Indonesian universities and institutions.

              The cooperation document will be signed on September 28, 2018, at the State University of Malang, East Java Province, under the coordination of IMLA.

              This cooperation aims to transfer the Arabic Online Learning system from the Electronic University of Saudi Arabia to Indonesian universities for free. This is expected to develop and support Arabic learning in Indonesian institutions and universities.

              The Arabic Learning Online Program by the Electronic University of Saudi Arabia is one of the modern learning programs for non-Arab people.

              This program is designed by referring to the European system for foreign language learning. This program has content that is not found in traditional and conventional learning programs.

              The program consists of 792 interactive videos, 12,000 audio files, 6,320 images for lessons, and 10,076 exercises. Therefore, the cooperation of the Arabic Online Learning program is expected to make a major contribution to the development of Arabic learning in Indonesia.

              In order that the Arabic Online Learning program can be implemented immediately, after the signing of the document, a technical training will be held on the same day. The learning program is a form of deep educational and cultural cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia based on friendship, brotherhood and sustainable cooperation spirits.

              Earlier, a number of universities in Indonesia had established cooperation in the same field with the Electronic University of Saudi Arabia.

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                  • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda arabic, arabic learning online program, indonesia-saudi cooperation Indonesia to experience another deflation in Sept: BI https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffrwj414-indonesia-to-experience-another-deflation-in-sept-bi https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffrwj414-indonesia-to-experience-another-deflation-in-sept-bi Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:10:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffrwj414-indonesia-to-experience-another-deflation-in-sept-bi REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Bank Indonesia (BI) has forecast that the country will record a deflation for the second month in a row in September 2018. Deflation rate would be of -0.04 percent.

                    "Looking at the result of a price survey, we forecast that we will witness a deflation of -0.04 percent month-to-month, (bringing the inflation to) 3.03 percent year-on-year," BI Governor Perry Warjiyo stated here on Friday.

                    Perry has forecast that the prices of food items, including beef, chicken meat, and eggs, will decline this month. Meanwhile, the price of rice will remain stable.

                    "This proves that the government's policies, particularly those related to the supply and distribution of food items, have run properly, so the country's inflation remains low and under control," he noted.

                    Hence, Perry believes that the inflation target of 2.5-4.5 percent for this year will be achieved. According to him, this year's inflation will be lower than the mid-target rate of 3.5 percent.

                    He further expressed gratitude to the government that had continued to ensure the supply and distribution of foodstuffs. The controllable expectation of the inflation rate at the consumer, producer, and money market levels has also encouraged deflation, he stated.

                    "Hence, the expectation of the inflation rate remains under control," he added.

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                    REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Bank Indonesia (BI) has forecast that the country will record a deflation for the second month in a row in September 2018. Deflation rate would be of -0.04 percent.

                    "Looking at the result of a price survey, we forecast that we will witness a deflation of -0.04 percent month-to-month, (bringing the inflation to) 3.03 percent year-on-year," BI Governor Perry Warjiyo stated here on Friday.

                    Perry has forecast that the prices of food items, including beef, chicken meat, and eggs, will decline this month. Meanwhile, the price of rice will remain stable.

                    "This proves that the government's policies, particularly those related to the supply and distribution of food items, have run properly, so the country's inflation remains low and under control," he noted.

                    Hence, Perry believes that the inflation target of 2.5-4.5 percent for this year will be achieved. According to him, this year's inflation will be lower than the mid-target rate of 3.5 percent.

                    He further expressed gratitude to the government that had continued to ensure the supply and distribution of foodstuffs. The controllable expectation of the inflation rate at the consumer, producer, and money market levels has also encouraged deflation, he stated.

                    "Hence, the expectation of the inflation rate remains under control," he added.

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                      • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda deflation, food prices, bank indonesia Presidential candidates challenged to campaign health issues https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffqy1414-presidential-candidates-challenged-to-campaign-health-issues https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffqy1414-presidential-candidates-challenged-to-campaign-health-issues Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:37:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffqy1414-presidential-candidates-challenged-to-campaign-health-issues REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Scientists challenged the Indonesian presidential and vice presidential candidates, Joko Widodo-KH Ma'ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno to campaign over health issues in the country. The campaign should also include the issue of vaccines, which still has pros and cons within the community, said Professor Dr Musdah Mulia, member of the Indonesian Young Scientists Academy (ALMI), during a discussion about vaccines here on Friday.

                        On the occasion, Mulia emphasized that the quality of a nation's health was a reflection of the quality of its human resources.

                        "Will the president and vice presidential hopefuls campaign over health? Because the quality of a nation is represented by the quality of its health," said Mulia, who is also a lecturer at the Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic State University in Jakarta.

                        Meanwhile, ALMI Chairman Prof. Jamaluddin Jompa, during the discussion, stated that if the government could set up a policy on immunization obligations, it would help improve the quality of health in Indonesia. But he then questioned whether the Indonesian government dared to introduce such unpopular policies.

                        In addition, coordinator of the ALMI Science and Education working group Sudirman Nasir added that in almost all countries, the life expectancy of people above 75 years of age was linked to public health policies. One of them is to require immunization in the community as a condition to get incentives or vice versa.

                        According to him, the policy would indeed be unpopular in the beginning but it would impact public health in the future.

                        An ALMI member, who is also a vaccine researcher from PT Bio, Farma Neni Nurainy explained that immunization is an effort to prevent disease at a cost that is much cheaper than medical expenses. Nurainy gave an example of a vaccine for Hepatitis B with a price of Rp150 thousand that could provide protection for a person's body for up to 10 years.

                        "But if you are ill, the treatment charges for a one-time process can reach Rp50 million," Nurainy pointed out.

                        The coverage of rubella (MR) measles immunization carried out in 28 provinces outside Java Island is still at around 50 percent of the 95 percent target. The MR immunization campaign was conducted by the government from August to September 2018.

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                        REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Scientists challenged the Indonesian presidential and vice presidential candidates, Joko Widodo-KH Ma'ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno to campaign over health issues in the country. The campaign should also include the issue of vaccines, which still has pros and cons within the community, said Professor Dr Musdah Mulia, member of the Indonesian Young Scientists Academy (ALMI), during a discussion about vaccines here on Friday.

                        On the occasion, Mulia emphasized that the quality of a nation's health was a reflection of the quality of its human resources.

                        "Will the president and vice presidential hopefuls campaign over health? Because the quality of a nation is represented by the quality of its health," said Mulia, who is also a lecturer at the Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic State University in Jakarta.

                        Meanwhile, ALMI Chairman Prof. Jamaluddin Jompa, during the discussion, stated that if the government could set up a policy on immunization obligations, it would help improve the quality of health in Indonesia. But he then questioned whether the Indonesian government dared to introduce such unpopular policies.

                        In addition, coordinator of the ALMI Science and Education working group Sudirman Nasir added that in almost all countries, the life expectancy of people above 75 years of age was linked to public health policies. One of them is to require immunization in the community as a condition to get incentives or vice versa.

                        According to him, the policy would indeed be unpopular in the beginning but it would impact public health in the future.

                        An ALMI member, who is also a vaccine researcher from PT Bio, Farma Neni Nurainy explained that immunization is an effort to prevent disease at a cost that is much cheaper than medical expenses. Nurainy gave an example of a vaccine for Hepatitis B with a price of Rp150 thousand that could provide protection for a person's body for up to 10 years.

                        "But if you are ill, the treatment charges for a one-time process can reach Rp50 million," Nurainy pointed out.

                        The coverage of rubella (MR) measles immunization carried out in 28 provinces outside Java Island is still at around 50 percent of the 95 percent target. The MR immunization campaign was conducted by the government from August to September 2018.

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                          • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda presidential election, presidential election 2019, pilpres 2019, jokowi-maruf, prabowo-sandiaga, health issues, vaccination, almi, musdah mulia Ministry must have realistic reasons for importing rice https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffnnz414-ministry-must-have-realistic-reasons-for-importing-rice https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffnnz414-ministry-must-have-realistic-reasons-for-importing-rice Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:40:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffnnz414-ministry-must-have-realistic-reasons-for-importing-rice REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PURWOKERTO -- The Trade Ministry must have realistic and rational reasons while deciding to import rice, agriculture expert Totok Agung Dwi Haryanto of Jenderal Sudirman University (Unsoed), Purwokerto, Central Java, said. He reminded that farmers so far have focused all their attention and dedicated time, energy and mind to providing food for all the Indonesian people.

                            Haryanto said that the efforts of the government to improve the welfare of farmers were, however, not yet optimal. This is evidence from the fact that until now farmers still make up the largest portion of Indonesia's poverty rate.

                            "Rice imports during the rice harvest time will reduce the price of farmers' rice production. Therefore, restricting or stopping rice import is part of the effort to work on the side of the farmers," Haryanto said in Purwokerto, Banyumas District, Central Java, on Friday

                            Haryanto said that the policy of President Director of state-logistics Board (Bulog) Budi Waseso to hold back imports was the right step, in addition to other efforts to optimize the role of the National Logistics Agency. Meanwhile, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita must have very realistic and rational reasons when deciding on rice imports, he said.

                            "For example, the decision to import rice is only made and the type of rice that is consumed by the community cannot be produced by our farmers," he said.

                            Nevertheless, Haryanto said what's certainly needed is to continue to consider siding with and giving appreciation to farmers.

                            In the meantime, Waseso said that Indonesia will not need to import rice, as it has an adequate supply of the staple commodity to meet demand until June 2019. He had formed a team involving the Agriculture Ministry, Bulog, and independent experts to analyze the national rice demand and supply.

                            "The team has recommended that we do not need to import until June 2019. Moreover, Bulog might also not have to release its imported rice stock. We have to maintain it. We should not rely on imports," Waseso, popularly known as Buwas, informed the press in Jakarta on Wednesday (September 19).

                            According to Buwas, Bulog's rice stock is currently 2.4 million tons, and with imports in October, the total rice stocks had reached 2.8 million tons. Of the total stock, some 100 thousand tons will be utilized for the distribution of rice for the poor (Rastra) that will bring the staple food supply in Bulog's warehouses to 2.7 million tons by the end of December.

                            The agency has forecast that the rice end-stock could reach three million tons, with an additional four thousand tons of daily unhusked rice production during the dry season.

                            "I do not want to continue the polemic on whether we will import (rice), since according to the analysis, we do not need to import. Supply until June 2019 is safe," Buwas pointed out.

                            He also questioned the authenticity of data on rice consumption in Indonesia that has reached 2.4 to 2.7 million tons per month, which meant rice consumption per capita had reached 130 kilograms per month.

                            Buwas noted that ambiguous data led to assumptions that rice demand had surpassed its actual demand. "It means that infants would need the same quantity of rice. This data did not categorize according to age, so the assumption (of rice demand) has reached 2.7 million tons. In its calculation, our production has never met the demand," Buwas added.

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                            REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PURWOKERTO -- The Trade Ministry must have realistic and rational reasons while deciding to import rice, agriculture expert Totok Agung Dwi Haryanto of Jenderal Sudirman University (Unsoed), Purwokerto, Central Java, said. He reminded that farmers so far have focused all their attention and dedicated time, energy and mind to providing food for all the Indonesian people.

                            Haryanto said that the efforts of the government to improve the welfare of farmers were, however, not yet optimal. This is evidence from the fact that until now farmers still make up the largest portion of Indonesia's poverty rate.

                            "Rice imports during the rice harvest time will reduce the price of farmers' rice production. Therefore, restricting or stopping rice import is part of the effort to work on the side of the farmers," Haryanto said in Purwokerto, Banyumas District, Central Java, on Friday

                            Haryanto said that the policy of President Director of state-logistics Board (Bulog) Budi Waseso to hold back imports was the right step, in addition to other efforts to optimize the role of the National Logistics Agency. Meanwhile, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita must have very realistic and rational reasons when deciding on rice imports, he said.

                            "For example, the decision to import rice is only made and the type of rice that is consumed by the community cannot be produced by our farmers," he said.

                            Nevertheless, Haryanto said what's certainly needed is to continue to consider siding with and giving appreciation to farmers.

                            In the meantime, Waseso said that Indonesia will not need to import rice, as it has an adequate supply of the staple commodity to meet demand until June 2019. He had formed a team involving the Agriculture Ministry, Bulog, and independent experts to analyze the national rice demand and supply.

                            "The team has recommended that we do not need to import until June 2019. Moreover, Bulog might also not have to release its imported rice stock. We have to maintain it. We should not rely on imports," Waseso, popularly known as Buwas, informed the press in Jakarta on Wednesday (September 19).

                            According to Buwas, Bulog's rice stock is currently 2.4 million tons, and with imports in October, the total rice stocks had reached 2.8 million tons. Of the total stock, some 100 thousand tons will be utilized for the distribution of rice for the poor (Rastra) that will bring the staple food supply in Bulog's warehouses to 2.7 million tons by the end of December.

                            The agency has forecast that the rice end-stock could reach three million tons, with an additional four thousand tons of daily unhusked rice production during the dry season.

                            "I do not want to continue the polemic on whether we will import (rice), since according to the analysis, we do not need to import. Supply until June 2019 is safe," Buwas pointed out.

                            He also questioned the authenticity of data on rice consumption in Indonesia that has reached 2.4 to 2.7 million tons per month, which meant rice consumption per capita had reached 130 kilograms per month.

                            Buwas noted that ambiguous data led to assumptions that rice demand had surpassed its actual demand. "It means that infants would need the same quantity of rice. This data did not categorize according to age, so the assumption (of rice demand) has reached 2.7 million tons. In its calculation, our production has never met the demand," Buwas added.

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                              • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda rice import, rice import policy, bulog, budi waseso, trade ministry Friday, Rupiah strengthens 58 points to Rp14,791 per dollar https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffmjr414-friday-rupiah-strengthens-58-points-to-rp14791-per-dollar https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffmjr414-friday-rupiah-strengthens-58-points-to-rp14791-per-dollar Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:20:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffmjr414-friday-rupiah-strengthens-58-points-to-rp14791-per-dollar REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian rupiah rose 58 points to close at Rp14,791 per dollar in the Jakarta inter-bank spot market on Friday evening, as fear over the US-China trade war subsided. The easing fear over the trade war prompted investors to eye risky currencies including the rupiah, money market analyst Faisyal of Monex Investindo Futures said here on Friday.

                                "As a result, risky asset markets in developing nations showed a good performance," he said.

                                However, sentiments towards the Fed Rate hike restricted the appreciation of developing nations' currencies, including the rupiah. "If investors consider a potential increase in the Fed Rate during the FOMC meeting next week, the appreciation of the domestic currency will be retained," he said.

                                The rupiah traded at Rp14.849 per dollar earlier.

                                Also read: Rupiah weakens due to external factors: Jokowi

                                Senior analyst of CSA Research Institute Reza Priyambada said the rupiah's appreciation was also driven by sentiments toward the assessment by the World Bank, which predicted the Indonesian economic growth at 5.2 percent.

                                "The World Bank opined that stronger domestic demand in Indonesia will continue to drive economic growth," he said.

                                According to Bank Indonesia's mid rate, the rupiah strengthened to Rp14,824 per dollar on Friday compared to Rp14,839 per dollar the day before.

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                                REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian rupiah rose 58 points to close at Rp14,791 per dollar in the Jakarta inter-bank spot market on Friday evening, as fear over the US-China trade war subsided. The easing fear over the trade war prompted investors to eye risky currencies including the rupiah, money market analyst Faisyal of Monex Investindo Futures said here on Friday.

                                "As a result, risky asset markets in developing nations showed a good performance," he said.

                                However, sentiments towards the Fed Rate hike restricted the appreciation of developing nations' currencies, including the rupiah. "If investors consider a potential increase in the Fed Rate during the FOMC meeting next week, the appreciation of the domestic currency will be retained," he said.

                                The rupiah traded at Rp14.849 per dollar earlier.

                                Also read: Rupiah weakens due to external factors: Jokowi

                                Senior analyst of CSA Research Institute Reza Priyambada said the rupiah's appreciation was also driven by sentiments toward the assessment by the World Bank, which predicted the Indonesian economic growth at 5.2 percent.

                                "The World Bank opined that stronger domestic demand in Indonesia will continue to drive economic growth," he said.

                                According to Bank Indonesia's mid rate, the rupiah strengthened to Rp14,824 per dollar on Friday compared to Rp14,839 per dollar the day before.

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                                  • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda rupiah, exchange rate, rupiah exchange rate, rupiah weakening, the fed Presidential candidates Jokowi, Prabowo get serial numbers https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffm6v414-presidential-candidates-jokowi-prabowo-get-serial-numbers https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffm6v414-presidential-candidates-jokowi-prabowo-get-serial-numbers Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:47:19 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffm6v414-presidential-candidates-jokowi-prabowo-get-serial-numbers REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The two pairs of the Indonesian presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2019 presidential election, Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-KH Ma'ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, pocketed their serial numbers. At the drawing of the serial numbers carried out by the General Election Commission (KPU), Jokowi and his running mate Kiai Ma'ruf got number 01, while Subianto and his running mate Uno got number 02.

                                    "Yes, alhamdulillah (thank God), this is in accordance with what we expected. We got number one," Jokowi said after the serial number drawing was held at the KPU office in Jakarta on Friday night.

                                    According to the incumbent presidential candidate, serial number 01 (one) would make it easier for his party to communicate with the community.

                                    photoThe two pairs of the Indonesian presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2019 presidential election, incumbent Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-KH Ma'ruf Amin gets number 01 and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno gets number 02 at the drawing of the serial numbers, at the KPU office in Jakarta on Friday night.


                                    "We really want Indonesia to unite," Jokowi stated, but he did not want to disclose preparations being made along with Kiai Ma'ruf in carrying out a campaign of peaceful declaration, which will start on Sunday (September 23).

                                    Meanwhile, the number 02 presidential candidate, Prabowo, called for the democratic process, namely the 2019 Legislative Election and Presidential Election (Pilpres), to be well and calm.

                                    "And I hope all (parties) carry out their duties as well as possible for the benefit of the nation, state, people, and also for the future of our children and grandchildren," Prabowo said during the number-drawing.

                                    On the occasion, Prabowo also agreed with the presidential candidate number 01, Jokowi, who hoped the legislative general election and the 2019 presidential election would run peacefully. "I call on all levels, all the people of Indonesia, let us carry out the elections coolly, peacefully, with a spirit of kinship," he said.

                                    Prabowo explained that the General Election and Presidential Election were the places to find the best candidates for the nation, and not to find the faults and shortcomings of each candidate.

                                    "We must feel that we are a large family of the Republic of Indonesia, and therefore, we must address all national issues as a matter of our extended family. I hope all parties are always calm, not emotional, restraining themselves," Prabowo added.

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                                    REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The two pairs of the Indonesian presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2019 presidential election, Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-KH Ma'ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, pocketed their serial numbers. At the drawing of the serial numbers carried out by the General Election Commission (KPU), Jokowi and his running mate Kiai Ma'ruf got number 01, while Subianto and his running mate Uno got number 02.

                                    "Yes, alhamdulillah (thank God), this is in accordance with what we expected. We got number one," Jokowi said after the serial number drawing was held at the KPU office in Jakarta on Friday night.

                                    According to the incumbent presidential candidate, serial number 01 (one) would make it easier for his party to communicate with the community.

                                    photoThe two pairs of the Indonesian presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2019 presidential election, incumbent Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-KH Ma'ruf Amin gets number 01 and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno gets number 02 at the drawing of the serial numbers, at the KPU office in Jakarta on Friday night.


                                    "We really want Indonesia to unite," Jokowi stated, but he did not want to disclose preparations being made along with Kiai Ma'ruf in carrying out a campaign of peaceful declaration, which will start on Sunday (September 23).

                                    Meanwhile, the number 02 presidential candidate, Prabowo, called for the democratic process, namely the 2019 Legislative Election and Presidential Election (Pilpres), to be well and calm.

                                    "And I hope all (parties) carry out their duties as well as possible for the benefit of the nation, state, people, and also for the future of our children and grandchildren," Prabowo said during the number-drawing.

                                    On the occasion, Prabowo also agreed with the presidential candidate number 01, Jokowi, who hoped the legislative general election and the 2019 presidential election would run peacefully. "I call on all levels, all the people of Indonesia, let us carry out the elections coolly, peacefully, with a spirit of kinship," he said.

                                    Prabowo explained that the General Election and Presidential Election were the places to find the best candidates for the nation, and not to find the faults and shortcomings of each candidate.

                                    "We must feel that we are a large family of the Republic of Indonesia, and therefore, we must address all national issues as a matter of our extended family. I hope all parties are always calm, not emotional, restraining themselves," Prabowo added.

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                                      • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda presidential election, presidential election 2019, pilpres, nomor urut capres, jokowi-ma'ruf, prabowo-sandiaga 'Past human rights violations cases will never be settled' https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffi9k414-past-human-rights-violations-cases-will-never-be-settled https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffi9k414-past-human-rights-violations-cases-will-never-be-settled Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:31:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffi9k414-past-human-rights-violations-cases-will-never-be-settled REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Attorney General HM Prasetyo said the past unsettled cases of serious offense of human rights in Indonesia would never be settled, whoever is in power or attorney general and whoever are Human Rights commissioners. He made the statement referring to past experience.

                                        "We already changed government, changed the attorney general several times. We better be just realistic," Prasetyo said here on Friday.

                                        Therefore, he said since he was named attorney general, he had offered non-judicial settlement to put an end to national debate on human rights violation committed long in the past. According to him, reconciliation would be the most realistic solution.

                                        "If you have a better solution just show it. If you don't agree with non-judicial approach give us the result of complete investigations, not just assumptions, testimonies. What we need in these cases are non debatable evidence and undeniable facts," he said.

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                                        In addition, the cases dated back to time long bygone and the perpetrators might have been dead already, he said without citing any case. Prasetyo said non-judicial settlement is allowed by the law.

                                        "As for compensation it could be discussed as much as the state could provide," he went on to say.

                                        Also read: Jokowi orders Prasetyo to address human rights violations

                                        What is important is the present and future generations must not continue to be burdened with the sins allegedly committed by individuals or institutions in the past, he said.

                                        He said there is no superannuation for cases of serious offense of human rights, therefore, new government, attorney general and human rights commissioners would continue to be called upon for settlement. "Until when?" he asked.

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                                        REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Attorney General HM Prasetyo said the past unsettled cases of serious offense of human rights in Indonesia would never be settled, whoever is in power or attorney general and whoever are Human Rights commissioners. He made the statement referring to past experience.

                                        "We already changed government, changed the attorney general several times. We better be just realistic," Prasetyo said here on Friday.

                                        Therefore, he said since he was named attorney general, he had offered non-judicial settlement to put an end to national debate on human rights violation committed long in the past. According to him, reconciliation would be the most realistic solution.

                                        "If you have a better solution just show it. If you don't agree with non-judicial approach give us the result of complete investigations, not just assumptions, testimonies. What we need in these cases are non debatable evidence and undeniable facts," he said.

                                        Also read: Police says Munir’s case never been closed

                                        In addition, the cases dated back to time long bygone and the perpetrators might have been dead already, he said without citing any case. Prasetyo said non-judicial settlement is allowed by the law.

                                        "As for compensation it could be discussed as much as the state could provide," he went on to say.

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                                        What is important is the present and future generations must not continue to be burdened with the sins allegedly committed by individuals or institutions in the past, he said.

                                        He said there is no superannuation for cases of serious offense of human rights, therefore, new government, attorney general and human rights commissioners would continue to be called upon for settlement. "Until when?" he asked.

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                                          • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda hm prasetyo, human rights violation, non-judicial settlement Chinese tourists dominate visits to Indonesia https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffh2f414-chinese-tourists-dominate-visits-to-indonesia https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffh2f414-chinese-tourists-dominate-visits-to-indonesia Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:01:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/22/pffh2f414-chinese-tourists-dominate-visits-to-indonesia REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Tourism Ministry said Chinese tourists were the largest in number of foreign visitors to Indonesia in the first seven months of the year. Deputy for Marketing II of the Ministry, Nia Niscaya said here on Friday that there were around 9.1 million visits by foreign tourists to Indonesia in the first seven months of the year.

                                            Chinese tourists accounted for the largest in number of 224,538 visits. Other countries with significant in number of tourists included Indians with 52,541 visits, Arab Saudi 37,188 visits, the United Arab Emirates 1,825 visits, Britain 40,881 visits, France 51,594 visits, Russia 7,192 visits, Japan 49,619 visits, South Korea 36,818 visits and the United States 39,540 visits.

                                            The numbers of visits fluctuated but tended to increase in the seven months -- up from 1,100,222 visits in January to 1,201,001 visits in February and to 1,363,339 visits in March. The numbers dropped to 1,300,738 visits in April and to 1,200,815 in May before rising again to 1,318,028 in June and to 1,536,489 visits in July.

                                            Nia Niscaya said the country earned Rp144 trillion from the tourism sector in 2015, up to Rp172 trillion in 2016 and to Rp200 trillion in 2017. In 2018, the contribution of the tourism sector to the country's income is predicted to reach Rp223 trillion.

                                            The number of visits rose from 10 million in 2015 to 12 million in 2016, to 15 million in 2017. The figure estimated to be 17 million in 2018.

                                            The number of domestic travels by Indonesians in the country rose from 255 million in 2015 to 260 million in 2016 and to 265 million travels in 2017. In the 2018, the number is predicted to reach 270 million travels.

                                            The government has sought to develop its tourism industry to become a major foreign exchange earner. More intensive promotional campaigns have been launched by the Tourism Ministry abroad as well as in the country.

                                            Promotion in the country include sport events such as bicycle race Tour de Flores and Tour de Singakarak.

                                            Last month the country hosted Asian largest sport event Asian Games. Next month the country will host the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Bali that is expected to be attended by financial minister, and Central Bank Governors from 198 countries.

                                            Altogether the big meeting will bring in to the country an estimate of 17,000 visitors including the delegates, observers, journalists and other invitees and family members of the delegates.

                                            Meanwhile Riau's Deputy Governor Wan Thamrin Hasyim said the province has so far relied on oil and gas for income. Wan said the province could not always rely on dwindling oil and gas reserves, adding Riau has to start looking for other potential resources such as tourism.

                                            Riau recorded a strong growth for its tourism industry from year to year. In the first seven months of the year the number of visits by foreign tourists to the province shot up 416.5 percent to 27,088 year-on-year.

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                                            REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Tourism Ministry said Chinese tourists were the largest in number of foreign visitors to Indonesia in the first seven months of the year. Deputy for Marketing II of the Ministry, Nia Niscaya said here on Friday that there were around 9.1 million visits by foreign tourists to Indonesia in the first seven months of the year.

                                            Chinese tourists accounted for the largest in number of 224,538 visits. Other countries with significant in number of tourists included Indians with 52,541 visits, Arab Saudi 37,188 visits, the United Arab Emirates 1,825 visits, Britain 40,881 visits, France 51,594 visits, Russia 7,192 visits, Japan 49,619 visits, South Korea 36,818 visits and the United States 39,540 visits.

                                            The numbers of visits fluctuated but tended to increase in the seven months -- up from 1,100,222 visits in January to 1,201,001 visits in February and to 1,363,339 visits in March. The numbers dropped to 1,300,738 visits in April and to 1,200,815 in May before rising again to 1,318,028 in June and to 1,536,489 visits in July.

                                            Nia Niscaya said the country earned Rp144 trillion from the tourism sector in 2015, up to Rp172 trillion in 2016 and to Rp200 trillion in 2017. In 2018, the contribution of the tourism sector to the country's income is predicted to reach Rp223 trillion.

                                            The number of visits rose from 10 million in 2015 to 12 million in 2016, to 15 million in 2017. The figure estimated to be 17 million in 2018.

                                            The number of domestic travels by Indonesians in the country rose from 255 million in 2015 to 260 million in 2016 and to 265 million travels in 2017. In the 2018, the number is predicted to reach 270 million travels.

                                            The government has sought to develop its tourism industry to become a major foreign exchange earner. More intensive promotional campaigns have been launched by the Tourism Ministry abroad as well as in the country.

                                            Promotion in the country include sport events such as bicycle race Tour de Flores and Tour de Singakarak.

                                            Last month the country hosted Asian largest sport event Asian Games. Next month the country will host the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Bali that is expected to be attended by financial minister, and Central Bank Governors from 198 countries.

                                            Altogether the big meeting will bring in to the country an estimate of 17,000 visitors including the delegates, observers, journalists and other invitees and family members of the delegates.

                                            Meanwhile Riau's Deputy Governor Wan Thamrin Hasyim said the province has so far relied on oil and gas for income. Wan said the province could not always rely on dwindling oil and gas reserves, adding Riau has to start looking for other potential resources such as tourism.

                                            Riau recorded a strong growth for its tourism industry from year to year. In the first seven months of the year the number of visits by foreign tourists to the province shot up 416.5 percent to 27,088 year-on-year.

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                                              • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda chinese tourist, tourism, riau province Sports minister, athletes visit Lombok quake-hit victims https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcz6u414-sports-minister-athletes-visit-lombok-quakehit-victims https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcz6u414-sports-minister-athletes-visit-lombok-quakehit-victims Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:49:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcz6u414-sports-minister-athletes-visit-lombok-quakehit-victims REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LOMBOK BARAT -- The Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi visited earthquake victims in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on Thursday. Some of 2018 Asian Games medalist athletes were among his entourage.

                                                Some of the 2018 Asian Games medalists who took part in the minister's entourage include Yolla Primadona, Hanifan Yudani Kusumah, Pipiet Kamelia, Sapwaturahman, Fadhlin, and Berliana Marsheilla. In addition, athletes from NTB, namely I Gusti Bagus Saputra from BMX sports, and sand volleyball athletes Dhita Juliana and Putu Dini Jasita Utami, also joined the minister's entourage.

                                                On the occasion, Nahrawi was also accompanied by the assistant to coach of the Indonesian soccer team, Bima Sakti, who came with football legend Rocky Melkiano Putiray.

                                                As of Aug 23, at least 555 people were killed, and 829 others were injured, as a result of the strong earthquakes, including the 7.0-magnitude quake that shook Lombok Island on Aug 5, 2018, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

                                                Most fatalities were the residents of North Lombok District areas due to their proximity to the strong earthquake`s epicenter. The repeated earthquakes have also damaged 23,098 houses and led to the forced displacement of 134,236 people.

                                                During his visit to Lombok, Nahrawi visited the refugees in Penyangget Hamlet, Senteluk Village, Batulayar District, West Lombok Regency. Meanwhile, in his remarks, the minister hoped that the people of Lombok would remain strong, uplifting, and quickly rise up and thank Allah SWT.

                                                "Allah knows more about how to love His people. Behind the disaster, there must be something special. My house was also once submerged by the Lapindo mud, but now Allah has blessed me," he remarked.

                                                To further entertain the people, the minister also presented band vocalist Seventeen, Riefian Fajarsyah, and artist Tommy Kurniawan.

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                                                REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LOMBOK BARAT -- The Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi visited earthquake victims in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on Thursday. Some of 2018 Asian Games medalist athletes were among his entourage.

                                                Some of the 2018 Asian Games medalists who took part in the minister's entourage include Yolla Primadona, Hanifan Yudani Kusumah, Pipiet Kamelia, Sapwaturahman, Fadhlin, and Berliana Marsheilla. In addition, athletes from NTB, namely I Gusti Bagus Saputra from BMX sports, and sand volleyball athletes Dhita Juliana and Putu Dini Jasita Utami, also joined the minister's entourage.

                                                On the occasion, Nahrawi was also accompanied by the assistant to coach of the Indonesian soccer team, Bima Sakti, who came with football legend Rocky Melkiano Putiray.

                                                As of Aug 23, at least 555 people were killed, and 829 others were injured, as a result of the strong earthquakes, including the 7.0-magnitude quake that shook Lombok Island on Aug 5, 2018, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

                                                Most fatalities were the residents of North Lombok District areas due to their proximity to the strong earthquake`s epicenter. The repeated earthquakes have also damaged 23,098 houses and led to the forced displacement of 134,236 people.

                                                During his visit to Lombok, Nahrawi visited the refugees in Penyangget Hamlet, Senteluk Village, Batulayar District, West Lombok Regency. Meanwhile, in his remarks, the minister hoped that the people of Lombok would remain strong, uplifting, and quickly rise up and thank Allah SWT.

                                                "Allah knows more about how to love His people. Behind the disaster, there must be something special. My house was also once submerged by the Lapindo mud, but now Allah has blessed me," he remarked.

                                                To further entertain the people, the minister also presented band vocalist Seventeen, Riefian Fajarsyah, and artist Tommy Kurniawan.

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                                                  • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda earthquake, earthquake jolts lombok, west nusa tenggara, new main shock, gempa ntb, gempa lombok, earthquake victims assistance, asian games 2018, asian games medalist, imam nahrawi, sports minister Darmin Nasution scrutinizes rice production forecast https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcyq2414-darmin-nasution-scrutinizes-rice-production-forecast https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcyq2414-darmin-nasution-scrutinizes-rice-production-forecast Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:00:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcyq2414-darmin-nasution-scrutinizes-rice-production-forecast REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution has scrutinized the rice production forecast by the Agriculture Ministry as often missing the target. He asserted that the Agriculture Ministry has the authority to issue the rice production data.

                                                    However, the Agriculture missed the target every year. Accurate data related to rice production forecast is important as it affects the government's policy on rice imports, he noted.

                                                    "We have asked for a revision, but it still carries the same data," he stated.

                                                    Darmin explained that the decision to import rice was conducted in the third quarter of 2017. The policy was made as the price of rice began to rise and supplies at Bulog were 978,000 tons, while the national demand per month was 2.3-2.4 million tons.

                                                    Darmin scrutinized the rice production forecast of 13.7 million tons in the first quarter of this year. It consisted of 2.5 million tons in January, 4.7 million tons in February, and 6.8 million tons in March.

                                                    However, when he held a coordination meeting on March 19, 2018, he disclosed that the medium-and premium-class rice stocks stood at only 590 thousand tons, falling short of the stocks of 903 thousand tons as of Jan 15, 2018. The rice stocks are not too large as average monthly rice consumption stands at 2.4 million tons.

                                                    He held another coordination meeting on March 28, 2018 as the harvest time would end soon. At the meeting, the government decided to import one million tons of rice, bringing the total rice imports to 2 million tons for the entire year.

                                                    "The rice production forecast was 6.5 million tons (in March 2018). Although the stocks rose to 649 thousand tons, the increase means nothing. The grand harvest would come to end soon and we hope the stocks will be alright in the future," he asserted.

                                                    Previously, President Director of the State Logistic Agency (Bulog) Budi Waseso "Buwas" assured that the agency has adequate supply of the staple commodity to meet demand until June 2019. He informed the press here on Wednesday that he had formed a team involving the Agriculture Ministry, Bulog, and independent experts to analyze the national rice demand and supply.

                                                    He revealed that he team has recommended that Indonesia does not need to import until June 2019. Furthermore, he said Bulog might also not have to release its imported rice stock.

                                                    "We have to maintain it. We should not rely on imports," Buwas revealed.

                                                    According to Buwas, Bulog's rice stock currently reached 2.4 million tons. With imports in October, the total rice stocks had reached 2.8 million tons.

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                                                    REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution has scrutinized the rice production forecast by the Agriculture Ministry as often missing the target. He asserted that the Agriculture Ministry has the authority to issue the rice production data.

                                                    However, the Agriculture missed the target every year. Accurate data related to rice production forecast is important as it affects the government's policy on rice imports, he noted.

                                                    "We have asked for a revision, but it still carries the same data," he stated.

                                                    Darmin explained that the decision to import rice was conducted in the third quarter of 2017. The policy was made as the price of rice began to rise and supplies at Bulog were 978,000 tons, while the national demand per month was 2.3-2.4 million tons.

                                                    Darmin scrutinized the rice production forecast of 13.7 million tons in the first quarter of this year. It consisted of 2.5 million tons in January, 4.7 million tons in February, and 6.8 million tons in March.

                                                    However, when he held a coordination meeting on March 19, 2018, he disclosed that the medium-and premium-class rice stocks stood at only 590 thousand tons, falling short of the stocks of 903 thousand tons as of Jan 15, 2018. The rice stocks are not too large as average monthly rice consumption stands at 2.4 million tons.

                                                    He held another coordination meeting on March 28, 2018 as the harvest time would end soon. At the meeting, the government decided to import one million tons of rice, bringing the total rice imports to 2 million tons for the entire year.

                                                    "The rice production forecast was 6.5 million tons (in March 2018). Although the stocks rose to 649 thousand tons, the increase means nothing. The grand harvest would come to end soon and we hope the stocks will be alright in the future," he asserted.

                                                    Previously, President Director of the State Logistic Agency (Bulog) Budi Waseso "Buwas" assured that the agency has adequate supply of the staple commodity to meet demand until June 2019. He informed the press here on Wednesday that he had formed a team involving the Agriculture Ministry, Bulog, and independent experts to analyze the national rice demand and supply.

                                                    He revealed that he team has recommended that Indonesia does not need to import until June 2019. Furthermore, he said Bulog might also not have to release its imported rice stock.

                                                    "We have to maintain it. We should not rely on imports," Buwas revealed.

                                                    According to Buwas, Bulog's rice stock currently reached 2.4 million tons. With imports in October, the total rice stocks had reached 2.8 million tons.

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                                                      • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda rice import, rice import policy, bulog, enggartiasto lukita, trade ministry Government does not operate online taxi application https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcxvm414-government-does-not-operate-online-taxi-application https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcxvm414-government-does-not-operate-online-taxi-application Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:30:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcxvm414-government-does-not-operate-online-taxi-application REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Ministry of Transportation clarified that the government does not operate any online taxi application. Director General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Budi Setiyadi stated that there was no longer a problem of re-rectifying the red-plated applicator.

                                                        "In essence, I am not proactive in making the red-plated application, and it is better to build the regulation," Budi said in a press conference at the Ministry of Transportation, Jakarta, on Thursday.

                                                        According to him, it is impossible for the Ministry of Transportation, as a regulator, to also act as an operator. "I do not want to combine the regulator and the operator," he noted.

                                                        Also read: Online transportation operators have become monopolistic

                                                        However, he invited a business entity that sought to cooperate with both private and state-owned enterprise (BUMN) operators. "If there are business entities that want to cooperate, they can see what business prospects are like," he remarked.

                                                        Budi revealed that the discourse on the red-plated taxi application was a proposal of alliances driven by declining income. "They felt that these two applicators had made profit in the past. But later, these applicators were no longer profitable, and they needed a new application prepared by the government," he explained.

                                                        Budi explained that the difference between online taxi application cooperation in Indonesia and South Korea is that there is no 20-percent profit sharing for companies. So, the entire income is given to the driver, and the applicator benefits from advertising and so on.

                                                        Previously, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi revealed that it was possible to operate a red-plated taxi in South Korea. The discourse was also mentioned, involving PT Telkom, for the provision of information technology.

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                                                        REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Ministry of Transportation clarified that the government does not operate any online taxi application. Director General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Budi Setiyadi stated that there was no longer a problem of re-rectifying the red-plated applicator.

                                                        "In essence, I am not proactive in making the red-plated application, and it is better to build the regulation," Budi said in a press conference at the Ministry of Transportation, Jakarta, on Thursday.

                                                        According to him, it is impossible for the Ministry of Transportation, as a regulator, to also act as an operator. "I do not want to combine the regulator and the operator," he noted.

                                                        Also read: Online transportation operators have become monopolistic

                                                        However, he invited a business entity that sought to cooperate with both private and state-owned enterprise (BUMN) operators. "If there are business entities that want to cooperate, they can see what business prospects are like," he remarked.

                                                        Budi revealed that the discourse on the red-plated taxi application was a proposal of alliances driven by declining income. "They felt that these two applicators had made profit in the past. But later, these applicators were no longer profitable, and they needed a new application prepared by the government," he explained.

                                                        Budi explained that the difference between online taxi application cooperation in Indonesia and South Korea is that there is no 20-percent profit sharing for companies. So, the entire income is given to the driver, and the applicator benefits from advertising and so on.

                                                        Previously, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi revealed that it was possible to operate a red-plated taxi in South Korea. The discourse was also mentioned, involving PT Telkom, for the provision of information technology.

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                                                          • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda ojek online, tariff war, app-based transportation, mass transportation regulation Jokowi to finalize regulation on Agrarian Reform next week https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcvt0414-jokowi-to-finalize-regulation-on-agrarian-reform-next-week https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcvt0414-jokowi-to-finalize-regulation-on-agrarian-reform-next-week Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:11:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/18/09/20/pfcvt0414-jokowi-to-finalize-regulation-on-agrarian-reform-next-week REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) revealed that the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) on Agrarian Reform had not yet reached his desk. It was targeted to be accomplished next week.

                                                            "Pak Kyai (Mr Said Aqil Siradj) had asked the Perpres this morning. I checked (the draft) and found that it had been circulated (to the relevant sections) but had not yet arrived at my desk. I gave Pak Menko (Coordinating Minister for economic affairs) one week time to finish the Perpres," the president stated in Jakarta, Thursday.

                                                            He made the statement in his inaugural address at the opening of the National Consultation on the Implementation of Agrarian Reform and Social Forestry for Social Justice and the 2018 Global Land Forum at the State Palace. The Head of State claimed that the Perpres had to be circulated to the relevant sections first before reaching his desk to be signed.

                                                            Jokowi remarked that Indonesia was a great nation, because it had 17 thousand islands, but the distribution of its land was still considered unfair. "Many people have protested against the unfair distribution of land," he revealed.

                                                            "Therefore, this is something we have to rectify, so that the agrarian reform, namely the distribution of land certificates and social forestry, would run well and the distribution of land ownership in the country would be fair," he explained.

                                                            Jokowi admitted that it was okay for the big companies to own a large land, but they had to partner with the smaller ones.

                                                            In his report, Chairman PBNU KH Said Aqil Siradj stated that the National Consultation on the Implementation of Agrarian and Social Forestry Reforms was carried out so that the government, social society, communities, and concession-holding companies could be fair.

                                                            "Thankfully, we can meet a conglomerate who has the right to cultivate millions of hectares of land," Siradj who lead the country's biggest Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama said.

                                                            He also hoped that this National Consultation will be an effort to explain agrarian reform and social forestry regulations and policies.

                                                            "Through this forum, the PBNU proposed to the president that the Perpres on Agrarian Reform be immediately issued and would be followed by a Presidential Instruction (Inpres) regarding technical matters on the entire process of the Perpres implementation," he emphasized.

                                                            Siradj noted that the Perpres was needed so that land disputes would not occur, and many people were arrested because they were accused of trespassing others concession areas.

                                                            "We often hear that there are solikin jumadi (residents) arrested by the police because they were charged with illegally entering the concession areas; for example, the area of state-owned forest firm Perhutani," he pointed out.

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                                                            REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) revealed that the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) on Agrarian Reform had not yet reached his desk. It was targeted to be accomplished next week.

                                                            "Pak Kyai (Mr Said Aqil Siradj) had asked the Perpres this morning. I checked (the draft) and found that it had been circulated (to the relevant sections) but had not yet arrived at my desk. I gave Pak Menko (Coordinating Minister for economic affairs) one week time to finish the Perpres," the president stated in Jakarta, Thursday.

                                                            He made the statement in his inaugural address at the opening of the National Consultation on the Implementation of Agrarian Reform and Social Forestry for Social Justice and the 2018 Global Land Forum at the State Palace. The Head of State claimed that the Perpres had to be circulated to the relevant sections first before reaching his desk to be signed.

                                                            Jokowi remarked that Indonesia was a great nation, because it had 17 thousand islands, but the distribution of its land was still considered unfair. "Many people have protested against the unfair distribution of land," he revealed.

                                                            "Therefore, this is something we have to rectify, so that the agrarian reform, namely the distribution of land certificates and social forestry, would run well and the distribution of land ownership in the country would be fair," he explained.

                                                            Jokowi admitted that it was okay for the big companies to own a large land, but they had to partner with the smaller ones.

                                                            In his report, Chairman PBNU KH Said Aqil Siradj stated that the National Consultation on the Implementation of Agrarian and Social Forestry Reforms was carried out so that the government, social society, communities, and concession-holding companies could be fair.

                                                            "Thankfully, we can meet a conglomerate who has the right to cultivate millions of hectares of land," Siradj who lead the country's biggest Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama said.

                                                            He also hoped that this National Consultation will be an effort to explain agrarian reform and social forestry regulations and policies.

                                                            "Through this forum, the PBNU proposed to the president that the Perpres on Agrarian Reform be immediately issued and would be followed by a Presidential Instruction (Inpres) regarding technical matters on the entire process of the Perpres implementation," he emphasized.

                                                            Siradj noted that the Perpres was needed so that land disputes would not occur, and many people were arrested because they were accused of trespassing others concession areas.

                                                            "We often hear that there are solikin jumadi (residents) arrested by the police because they were charged with illegally entering the concession areas; for example, the area of state-owned forest firm Perhutani," he pointed out.

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