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 Jokowi denies to legalize same-sex marriage https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/poen9y366/jokowi-denies-to-legalize-samesex-marriage https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/poen9y366/jokowi-denies-to-legalize-samesex-marriage Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:15:34 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/poen9y366/jokowi-denies-to-legalize-samesex-marriage REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) denies issues which spreaded during campaign period. Some of the issues are to ban azan (prayer call), abolish religious education, and even legalize same-sex marriage.

He stressed the issues are impossible because Indonesia is the country with the largest Muslim population in the world. Indonesia has a lot of norms, such as religious, morality, and manners.

Therefore, Jokowi asserted whoever elected president, he believed, those issues will not be real. He said there is no leader who dares to legalize that kind of actions.

“Indonesia as a country with the largest Muslim population in the world, also have religious norms, moral norms, and manners, so whoever becomes a president is impossible to legalize it,” Jokowi said on Friday.

Jokowi asked people not to make issues that will disturb others. People should also to think rationally when they hear an issue.

According to Jokowi, many issues and slanders will often to circulate during this political year. Therefore, he remind people to be careful over the circulate issues and should not easily to believe.

“Let’s use our rational think because hoax (fake news) and slanderous news are spreaded in social medias,” Jokowi added.

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) denies issues which spreaded during campaign period. Some of the issues are to ban azan (prayer call), abolish religious education, and even legalize same-sex marriage.

He stressed the issues are impossible because Indonesia is the country with the largest Muslim population in the world. Indonesia has a lot of norms, such as religious, morality, and manners.

Therefore, Jokowi asserted whoever elected president, he believed, those issues will not be real. He said there is no leader who dares to legalize that kind of actions.

“Indonesia as a country with the largest Muslim population in the world, also have religious norms, moral norms, and manners, so whoever becomes a president is impossible to legalize it,” Jokowi said on Friday.

Jokowi asked people not to make issues that will disturb others. People should also to think rationally when they hear an issue.

According to Jokowi, many issues and slanders will often to circulate during this political year. Therefore, he remind people to be careful over the circulate issues and should not easily to believe.

“Let’s use our rational think because hoax (fake news) and slanderous news are spreaded in social medias,” Jokowi added.

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    • ]]> Puti Almas/Dessy Suciati Saputri Ani Nursalikah jokowi, same sex marriage, indonesia election Jakarta launch Jakarta Aman app https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/poam7x366/jakarta-launch-jakarta-aman-app https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/poam7x366/jakarta-launch-jakarta-aman-app Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:02:21 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/poam7x366/jakarta-launch-jakarta-aman-app REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- DKI Jakarta Provincial Government launched mobile application Jakarta Aman (Safe Jakarta) on Tuesday. People were urged to download and use the application.

      “I also recommend to heads of community units (RT and RW) in Jakarta to download this application. There is also an application for community, so Siskamling (community patrols) can be done,” said Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on Tuesday.

      Anies explained Jakarta Aman application was designed by PT Indonesia Lebih Aman and will be managed by DKI Jakarta Provincial Government through DKI Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). He also asked employees of the provincial government to use the application in order to monitor situation in their areas.

      In addition, Anies also expected that all problems which reported through the application can immediately be followed up. Thus, he urged people who saw any kind of incidents to report directly through Jakarta Aman application.

      In Jakarta Aman application, there are a number of features. One of those is the emergency button or panic button. The buttoon is integrated with the emergency number 112.

      According to PT Indonesia Lebih Aman Director Muhammad Fardhan, the emergency button feature not only connects users to 112. He said Jakarta Aman application is also integrated with other agencies in DKI Jakarta Provincial Government.

      "All users will be notified. People who get an indication within that radius can press the help button. It is the fastest sequence that is in need of help," said Fardhan.

      Furthermore, Fardhan said users who experienced incident or saw the incidents could report various things. It is started from criminal incidents, public service needs, emergency ambulances, police, and others.

      Not only the panic button and report feature, the Jakarta Aman application also has an e-Siskamling feature or digital scanning. A community can create groups in their neighborhood to tell each other if there are guests visiting within 24 hours.

      There is also a feature that contains important numbers around application users. Then, there is a safe family feature. By pressing the walk with me option, family members can observe the position of other family members while traveling.

      In fact, Fardhan said, even though this application was issued by the DKI Provincial Government, but users of Jakarta Aman application can be anyone. It also can be used anywhere.

      “We already have datas from Sabang to Merauke, so important numbers can be used in all regions in Indonesia. However, security buttons can only be used in Jakarta,” Farhan explained.

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      REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- DKI Jakarta Provincial Government launched mobile application Jakarta Aman (Safe Jakarta) on Tuesday. People were urged to download and use the application.

      “I also recommend to heads of community units (RT and RW) in Jakarta to download this application. There is also an application for community, so Siskamling (community patrols) can be done,” said Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on Tuesday.

      Anies explained Jakarta Aman application was designed by PT Indonesia Lebih Aman and will be managed by DKI Jakarta Provincial Government through DKI Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). He also asked employees of the provincial government to use the application in order to monitor situation in their areas.

      In addition, Anies also expected that all problems which reported through the application can immediately be followed up. Thus, he urged people who saw any kind of incidents to report directly through Jakarta Aman application.

      In Jakarta Aman application, there are a number of features. One of those is the emergency button or panic button. The buttoon is integrated with the emergency number 112.

      According to PT Indonesia Lebih Aman Director Muhammad Fardhan, the emergency button feature not only connects users to 112. He said Jakarta Aman application is also integrated with other agencies in DKI Jakarta Provincial Government.

      "All users will be notified. People who get an indication within that radius can press the help button. It is the fastest sequence that is in need of help," said Fardhan.

      Furthermore, Fardhan said users who experienced incident or saw the incidents could report various things. It is started from criminal incidents, public service needs, emergency ambulances, police, and others.

      Not only the panic button and report feature, the Jakarta Aman application also has an e-Siskamling feature or digital scanning. A community can create groups in their neighborhood to tell each other if there are guests visiting within 24 hours.

      There is also a feature that contains important numbers around application users. Then, there is a safe family feature. By pressing the walk with me option, family members can observe the position of other family members while traveling.

      In fact, Fardhan said, even though this application was issued by the DKI Provincial Government, but users of Jakarta Aman application can be anyone. It also can be used anywhere.

      “We already have datas from Sabang to Merauke, so important numbers can be used in all regions in Indonesia. However, security buttons can only be used in Jakarta,” Farhan explained.

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        • ]]> Puti Almas/Mimi Kartika Ani Nursalikah jakarta aman application, dki jakarta, anies baswedan Erick Thohir invites rival team to compete on programs https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/poalls366/erick-thohir-invites-rival-team-to-compete-on-programs https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/poalls366/erick-thohir-invites-rival-team-to-compete-on-programs Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:49:04 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/poalls366/erick-thohir-invites-rival-team-to-compete-on-programs REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- National Campaign Team (TKN) Chairman of Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma’ruf Amin, Erick Thohir, invited the rival team to compete on programs. He said both candidates' teams were better focusing on promoting their own programs rather than using slanderous issues during their campaign.

          “I think the programs, such as Oke Oce is better, don’t use slander issues or disparaging government and Jokowi,” said Erick on Wednesday.

          Erick also asked all parties not creating opinions, as if the General Election Commission (KPU) is not ready to hold a general election. He stressed that election will be held only in the next 35 days.

          In addition, Erick optimistic that Jokowi-Ma’ruf pair will get best results in 2019 presidential election. He said his confidence came based on the results from a number of surveys, which places Jokowi with the highest electability.

          "We are not over-optimistic, but I’m sure the people know what is right and wrong," Eric added.

          Earlier, National Mandate Party (PAN) Honorary Council chairman Amien Rais said Jokowi is a source of many miseries. He stated it happened because may kind of hoax (fake news) were intended to Jokowi.

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          REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- National Campaign Team (TKN) Chairman of Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma’ruf Amin, Erick Thohir, invited the rival team to compete on programs. He said both candidates' teams were better focusing on promoting their own programs rather than using slanderous issues during their campaign.

          “I think the programs, such as Oke Oce is better, don’t use slander issues or disparaging government and Jokowi,” said Erick on Wednesday.

          Erick also asked all parties not creating opinions, as if the General Election Commission (KPU) is not ready to hold a general election. He stressed that election will be held only in the next 35 days.

          In addition, Erick optimistic that Jokowi-Ma’ruf pair will get best results in 2019 presidential election. He said his confidence came based on the results from a number of surveys, which places Jokowi with the highest electability.

          "We are not over-optimistic, but I’m sure the people know what is right and wrong," Eric added.

          Earlier, National Mandate Party (PAN) Honorary Council chairman Amien Rais said Jokowi is a source of many miseries. He stated it happened because may kind of hoax (fake news) were intended to Jokowi.

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            • ]]> Puti Almas/Rizkyan Adiyudha Ani Nursalikah erick thohir, indonesia election, presidential election, jokowi, tkn, maruf amin, prabowo BI forecasts March inflation to reach 0.07 percent https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1x3z414/bi-forecasts-march-inflation-to-reach-007-percent https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1x3z414/bi-forecasts-march-inflation-to-reach-007-percent Sat, 09 Mar 2019 03:00:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1x3z414/bi-forecasts-march-inflation-to-reach-007-percent REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Bank Indonesia (BI) has forecast the country's inflation in March 2019 to reach 0.07 percent month-to-month. It happened due to a rise in the prices of several commodities, including onion and garlic, as well as air tickets.

              The inflation forecast is based on the results of a price survey conducted until the first week of March, BI Governor Perry Warjiyo stated here on Friday. If the inflation forecast comes true, the annual inflation in March will stand at only 2.44 percent year-on-year (yoy), or will stay in the range of the central bank's inflation target of 2.5-4.5 percent yoy.

              In general, food prices in March remain stable and the prices of commodities, including of purebred chicken meat, red chilies, chicken eggs, and various vegetables, tend to decline, he noted.

              "Only the prices of onion, garlic, and air tickets increase slightly," he remarked.

              The expectation of controllable inflation in March confirms that the prices of commodities are still safe. The annual inflation forecast of 2.44 percent suggests that the prices in March are more stable than in the previous month.

              "Insya Allah (God willing), this year's inflation will be below 3.5 percent (yoy)," he stated.

              The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) had announced earlier that the country witnessed a deflation of 0.08 percent month-to-month, bringing the annual inflation to 2.57 percent in February.

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              REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Bank Indonesia (BI) has forecast the country's inflation in March 2019 to reach 0.07 percent month-to-month. It happened due to a rise in the prices of several commodities, including onion and garlic, as well as air tickets.

              The inflation forecast is based on the results of a price survey conducted until the first week of March, BI Governor Perry Warjiyo stated here on Friday. If the inflation forecast comes true, the annual inflation in March will stand at only 2.44 percent year-on-year (yoy), or will stay in the range of the central bank's inflation target of 2.5-4.5 percent yoy.

              In general, food prices in March remain stable and the prices of commodities, including of purebred chicken meat, red chilies, chicken eggs, and various vegetables, tend to decline, he noted.

              "Only the prices of onion, garlic, and air tickets increase slightly," he remarked.

              The expectation of controllable inflation in March confirms that the prices of commodities are still safe. The annual inflation forecast of 2.44 percent suggests that the prices in March are more stable than in the previous month.

              "Insya Allah (God willing), this year's inflation will be below 3.5 percent (yoy)," he stated.

              The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) had announced earlier that the country witnessed a deflation of 0.08 percent month-to-month, bringing the annual inflation to 2.57 percent in February.

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                • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda inflation, bank indonesia, perry warjiyo BNN needs to be empowered by revising Law on Narcotics https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1xch414/bnn-needs-to-be-empowered-by-revising-law-on-narcotics https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1xch414/bnn-needs-to-be-empowered-by-revising-law-on-narcotics Sat, 09 Mar 2019 02:30:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1xch414/bnn-needs-to-be-empowered-by-revising-law-on-narcotics REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- A member of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle faction, Henry Yosodiningrat, said the revision of Law Number 35 of 2009 with regard to narcotics is needed. He expected it will strengthen the role of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) in combating drug-related crimes.

                  "The Narcotics Law consists of 155 articles, and only 37 articles that give authority to the BNN. The rest regulates the authority of the POM and the Ministry of Health," Yosodiningrat said in a discussion of four pillars of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) titled "Narcotics and Destruction of NKRI (Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia) Sovereignty" at the Parliament Complex, Jakarta, on Friday.

                  He said that in the future, the role of the BNN must be emphasized whether it is in the efforts to prevent or to eradicate narcotics. According to him, prevention is not only restricted to the points of entry of drug trafficking, as there are thousands of tricks used while trafficking.

                  "Our entrances are thousands, our beaches span across almost one hundred thousand kilometers, we have many conventional ports, and the moral commitment from our law enforcers is lacking. Prevention from the entry point will not be possible due to many forms of drug trafficking," he said.

                  If you want to prevent it, it must be from the country of origin or a special field in the BNN to deal with the problem, he said. According to him, at the BNN, there is a National Police, but what must be highlighted is an institution that is "scary" and does not compromise on narcotics.

                  "We should have the head of the BNN who is 'crazy' because we have done it; one has yet to imitate the style of the government of Philippines in combating narcotics," he said.

                  He said the Narcotics Law is currently not included in the National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) as a priority even though such a step is needed to speed up the revision process. Yosodiningrat said that he was trying to revise the Narcotics Law into Priority Prolegnas, but it always failed, and he even wrote a letter to the President to issue a Government Regulation in lieu of the Law (Perppu).

                  "I once wrote a letter to the President asking that the issuance of the Perppu be sufficiently justified. Currently, there is an emergency with regard to narcotics, and the existing legislation is not sufficient to deal with the urgent situation," he said.

                  In the discussion, former BNN Head of Public Relations Sr. Comr. Sulistiandriatmoko said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had stressed that Indonesia was facing a drug emergency and concrete steps must be taken.

                  He considered that if it is already in a state of emergency, a budget, task force, methods, and how to work specifically to resolve the urgent situation are needed.

                  "Based on the 2017 survey, there were 3.3 million drug users in Indonesia, and it emerged as a big market for dealers, as there were 1,001 ways they brought drugs into Indonesia," he said.

                  According to him, Indonesia has already become a big market for drug traffickers so extra action is needed, not just ordinary steps.

                  "The process of rehabilitation of drug users that can be done in a year is only 14,000 people; with the number of users reaching 3.3 million, it will take many years to solve the problem," he said.

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                  REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- A member of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle faction, Henry Yosodiningrat, said the revision of Law Number 35 of 2009 with regard to narcotics is needed. He expected it will strengthen the role of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) in combating drug-related crimes.

                  "The Narcotics Law consists of 155 articles, and only 37 articles that give authority to the BNN. The rest regulates the authority of the POM and the Ministry of Health," Yosodiningrat said in a discussion of four pillars of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) titled "Narcotics and Destruction of NKRI (Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia) Sovereignty" at the Parliament Complex, Jakarta, on Friday.

                  He said that in the future, the role of the BNN must be emphasized whether it is in the efforts to prevent or to eradicate narcotics. According to him, prevention is not only restricted to the points of entry of drug trafficking, as there are thousands of tricks used while trafficking.

                  "Our entrances are thousands, our beaches span across almost one hundred thousand kilometers, we have many conventional ports, and the moral commitment from our law enforcers is lacking. Prevention from the entry point will not be possible due to many forms of drug trafficking," he said.

                  If you want to prevent it, it must be from the country of origin or a special field in the BNN to deal with the problem, he said. According to him, at the BNN, there is a National Police, but what must be highlighted is an institution that is "scary" and does not compromise on narcotics.

                  "We should have the head of the BNN who is 'crazy' because we have done it; one has yet to imitate the style of the government of Philippines in combating narcotics," he said.

                  He said the Narcotics Law is currently not included in the National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) as a priority even though such a step is needed to speed up the revision process. Yosodiningrat said that he was trying to revise the Narcotics Law into Priority Prolegnas, but it always failed, and he even wrote a letter to the President to issue a Government Regulation in lieu of the Law (Perppu).

                  "I once wrote a letter to the President asking that the issuance of the Perppu be sufficiently justified. Currently, there is an emergency with regard to narcotics, and the existing legislation is not sufficient to deal with the urgent situation," he said.

                  In the discussion, former BNN Head of Public Relations Sr. Comr. Sulistiandriatmoko said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had stressed that Indonesia was facing a drug emergency and concrete steps must be taken.

                  He considered that if it is already in a state of emergency, a budget, task force, methods, and how to work specifically to resolve the urgent situation are needed.

                  "Based on the 2017 survey, there were 3.3 million drug users in Indonesia, and it emerged as a big market for dealers, as there were 1,001 ways they brought drugs into Indonesia," he said.

                  According to him, Indonesia has already become a big market for drug traffickers so extra action is needed, not just ordinary steps.

                  "The process of rehabilitation of drug users that can be done in a year is only 14,000 people; with the number of users reaching 3.3 million, it will take many years to solve the problem," he said.

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                    • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda drugs, illicit drugs, drugs smuggling, bnn, law on narcotics President orders handling of KKB issue in Papua https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1wul414/president-orders-handling-of-kkb-issue-in-papua https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1wul414/president-orders-handling-of-kkb-issue-in-papua Fri, 08 Mar 2019 21:13:33 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1wul414/president-orders-handling-of-kkb-issue-in-papua REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SOUTH LAMPUNG -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered security authorities to deal with the issue concerning the armed criminal group in Papua Province. His order came following the murders of three military officers by the group on Thursday (Mar 7).

                      "Yes, I have instructed since the first incident sometime ago to catch them. Finish it," Jokowi told the press here, Friday.

                      Difficult terrain and the thick jungles of Papua have hampered efforts by the Indonesian military and police to deal with the group, he added.

                      Meanwhile, remains of three military officers killed in shootout with armed criminal groups in Mugi, Nduga, Papua, (Mar 7), were flown from Timika, Mimika, to their hometowns in West Nusa Tenggara, Central Java, and South Sulawesi. In the shootout, 10 members of the criminal group, led by Egianus Kogoya, were killed and five firearms were seized by the Indonesian military.

                      The 10 bodies of the criminals were taken away by their colleagues. Chief of the Papua Provincial Police, Inspector General Martuani Sormin, had earlier stated that there was no military operation in conflict-plagued Nduga District, Papua Province.

                      Only law enforcement operation code-named "operasi Nemangkawi" was currently being conducted in the district, he revealed. The "operasi Nemangkawi" was launched after an armed criminal group shot dead civilians in Nduga, he stated.

                      Hence, he has urged local residents to not take refuge and believe in hoaxes. The security agencies will continue to conduct law enforcement operations in the district, as the armed criminal group attacked not only civilians but also security personnel. As a result, construction projects in the district were disrupted, he remarked.

                      On December 2, 2018, in Nduga District, the criminal group killed 31 road construction workers from PT Istaka Karya, who were engaged in construction and building the Trans-Papua project in Kali Yigi and Kali Aurak in Yigi Sub-District.


                       

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                      REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SOUTH LAMPUNG -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered security authorities to deal with the issue concerning the armed criminal group in Papua Province. His order came following the murders of three military officers by the group on Thursday (Mar 7).

                      "Yes, I have instructed since the first incident sometime ago to catch them. Finish it," Jokowi told the press here, Friday.

                      Difficult terrain and the thick jungles of Papua have hampered efforts by the Indonesian military and police to deal with the group, he added.

                      Meanwhile, remains of three military officers killed in shootout with armed criminal groups in Mugi, Nduga, Papua, (Mar 7), were flown from Timika, Mimika, to their hometowns in West Nusa Tenggara, Central Java, and South Sulawesi. In the shootout, 10 members of the criminal group, led by Egianus Kogoya, were killed and five firearms were seized by the Indonesian military.

                      The 10 bodies of the criminals were taken away by their colleagues. Chief of the Papua Provincial Police, Inspector General Martuani Sormin, had earlier stated that there was no military operation in conflict-plagued Nduga District, Papua Province.

                      Only law enforcement operation code-named "operasi Nemangkawi" was currently being conducted in the district, he revealed. The "operasi Nemangkawi" was launched after an armed criminal group shot dead civilians in Nduga, he stated.

                      Hence, he has urged local residents to not take refuge and believe in hoaxes. The security agencies will continue to conduct law enforcement operations in the district, as the armed criminal group attacked not only civilians but also security personnel. As a result, construction projects in the district were disrupted, he remarked.

                      On December 2, 2018, in Nduga District, the criminal group killed 31 road construction workers from PT Istaka Karya, who were engaged in construction and building the Trans-Papua project in Kali Yigi and Kali Aurak in Yigi Sub-District.


                       

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                        • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda armed criminal group in papua, papua, armed criminal group, kkb papua, opm, kelompok bersenjata papua, kksb, jokowi Jokowi inaugurates longest toll road in Lampung https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1fe0414/jokowi-inaugurates-longest-toll-road-in-lampung https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1fe0414/jokowi-inaugurates-longest-toll-road-in-lampung Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:56:24 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/po1fe0414/jokowi-inaugurates-longest-toll-road-in-lampung REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LAMPUNG -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated the 140.9-kilometer-long Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar toll road on Friday. It was the longest toll road that he has officiated so far.

                          "Yes, this is the longest toll road that we have ever inaugurated, as this is very long, up to Terbanggi Besar," Jokowi stated after officiating the toll road.

                          In June 2019, the new toll road is expected to be connected up to Palembang, South Sumatra, reaching a total length of 350 kilometers. He expressed hope that the new toll road would attract investment in Lampung Province and create job opportunities.

                          With the new toll road becoming operational, it would take 90 minutes to cover the Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar route, as compared to four to five hours by regular road. The president also inaugurated a new terminal of the Radin Intan 2 Airport and an executive pier of the Merak and Bakauheni seaport in Lampung.

                          Minister of State Enterprises (BUMN) Rini Soemarno, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, Agrarian and Spatial Minister/Head of the National Agrarian Agency (BPN) Sofyan Djalil, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Governor of Lampung Ridho Ficardo were present at the inauguration ceremony.

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                          REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LAMPUNG -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated the 140.9-kilometer-long Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar toll road on Friday. It was the longest toll road that he has officiated so far.

                          "Yes, this is the longest toll road that we have ever inaugurated, as this is very long, up to Terbanggi Besar," Jokowi stated after officiating the toll road.

                          In June 2019, the new toll road is expected to be connected up to Palembang, South Sumatra, reaching a total length of 350 kilometers. He expressed hope that the new toll road would attract investment in Lampung Province and create job opportunities.

                          With the new toll road becoming operational, it would take 90 minutes to cover the Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar route, as compared to four to five hours by regular road. The president also inaugurated a new terminal of the Radin Intan 2 Airport and an executive pier of the Merak and Bakauheni seaport in Lampung.

                          Minister of State Enterprises (BUMN) Rini Soemarno, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, Agrarian and Spatial Minister/Head of the National Agrarian Agency (BPN) Sofyan Djalil, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Governor of Lampung Ridho Ficardo were present at the inauguration ceremony.

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                            • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda toll road, new toll roads, jokowi, infrastructure project, lampung toll road Madiun declares emergency status due to flooding https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnznno414/madiun-declares-emergency-status-due-to-flooding https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnznno414/madiun-declares-emergency-status-due-to-flooding Thu, 07 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnznno414/madiun-declares-emergency-status-due-to-flooding REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MADIUN -- Madiun District Head Ahmad Dawami has declared an emergency status for the period from March 6 to March 19, 2019, following flooding since Tuesday evening (Mar 5). The letter declaring the emergency status was signed by the Madiun district head on Wednesday (Mar 6).

                              "Everyone concentrates on flood victims. The district administration has established disaster command posts in every flood-affected sub-district. Community health centers are also on standby," Dawami stated here, Thursday.

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                              Flood hit Purworejo village, Pilangkenceng, Madiun, East Java, Wednesday (March 6).

                              A total of 35 villages in eight sub-districts in Madiun had been flooded, as Bengawan Solo River's tributaries spilled over their banks since Tuesday (Mar 5). The affected sub-districts were Saradan, Pilangkenceng, Balerejo, Wungu, Sawahan, Mejayan, and Wonoasri

                              The floodwaters have subsided significantly on Thursday morning.

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                              REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MADIUN -- Madiun District Head Ahmad Dawami has declared an emergency status for the period from March 6 to March 19, 2019, following flooding since Tuesday evening (Mar 5). The letter declaring the emergency status was signed by the Madiun district head on Wednesday (Mar 6).

                              "Everyone concentrates on flood victims. The district administration has established disaster command posts in every flood-affected sub-district. Community health centers are also on standby," Dawami stated here, Thursday.

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                              Flood hit Purworejo village, Pilangkenceng, Madiun, East Java, Wednesday (March 6).

                              A total of 35 villages in eight sub-districts in Madiun had been flooded, as Bengawan Solo River's tributaries spilled over their banks since Tuesday (Mar 5). The affected sub-districts were Saradan, Pilangkenceng, Balerejo, Wungu, Sawahan, Mejayan, and Wonoasri

                              The floodwaters have subsided significantly on Thursday morning.

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                                • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda madiun, floods, hydrometeorological disaster, emergency status KPU deletes names of 101 foreigners from voters' list https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnzov3414/kpu-deletes-names-of-101-foreigners-from-voters-list https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnzov3414/kpu-deletes-names-of-101-foreigners-from-voters-list Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:25:51 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnzov3414/kpu-deletes-names-of-101-foreigners-from-voters-list REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The General Elections Commission (KPU) has removed the names of 101 foreigners holding Indonesia's electronic identity (e-ID) cards from the final voters' list (DPT) for the 2019 simultaneous legislative and presidential elections. Initially, the Home Affairs Ministry had informed about the finding of 103 names of foreigners in the DPT, the Commission noted in a statement on Wednesday evening.

                                  After rechecking, the KPU found only 102 names of foreigners in the list, and a foreigner, identified by his name as Guillaume, was listed twice. After comparing with the Home Affairs Ministry's findings, the KPU confirmed that there were 101 foreigners on the list.

                                  The Home Affairs Ministry had earlier revealed that out of 1,680 foreigners holding Indonesia's e-ID cards, 103 names were mistakenly included in the DPT.

                                  Meanwhile, the Ministry's Director General of Public Administration Zudan Arif Fakrulloh shared here on Wednesday the list of the 103 foreigners and their origin countries.

                                  According to the data, the foreigners comprised one each from South Africa, India, Mauritius, Pakistan, Poland, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, Vietnam, Greece, and Portugal; two each from Italy, Canada, and Thailand; three each from Bangladesh, France, Singapore, and Taiwan; four each from China, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and South Korea; five from Australia; six from Germany; seven each from the United States, Switzerland, and Malaysia; eight from the Netherlands; and 18 from Japan.

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                                  REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The General Elections Commission (KPU) has removed the names of 101 foreigners holding Indonesia's electronic identity (e-ID) cards from the final voters' list (DPT) for the 2019 simultaneous legislative and presidential elections. Initially, the Home Affairs Ministry had informed about the finding of 103 names of foreigners in the DPT, the Commission noted in a statement on Wednesday evening.

                                  After rechecking, the KPU found only 102 names of foreigners in the list, and a foreigner, identified by his name as Guillaume, was listed twice. After comparing with the Home Affairs Ministry's findings, the KPU confirmed that there were 101 foreigners on the list.

                                  The Home Affairs Ministry had earlier revealed that out of 1,680 foreigners holding Indonesia's e-ID cards, 103 names were mistakenly included in the DPT.

                                  Meanwhile, the Ministry's Director General of Public Administration Zudan Arif Fakrulloh shared here on Wednesday the list of the 103 foreigners and their origin countries.

                                  According to the data, the foreigners comprised one each from South Africa, India, Mauritius, Pakistan, Poland, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, Vietnam, Greece, and Portugal; two each from Italy, Canada, and Thailand; three each from Bangladesh, France, Singapore, and Taiwan; four each from China, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and South Korea; five from Australia; six from Germany; seven each from the United States, Switzerland, and Malaysia; eight from the Netherlands; and 18 from Japan.

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                                    • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda general election 2019, presidential election, permanent voters list, dpt, general election, final voters list, kpu, foreigner Marsudi visits Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnzddw414/marsudi-visits-palestinian-refugee-camp-in-jordan https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnzddw414/marsudi-visits-palestinian-refugee-camp-in-jordan Thu, 07 Mar 2019 12:26:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnzddw414/marsudi-visits-palestinian-refugee-camp-in-jordan REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi visited a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan, to show support toward Palestinian people. Accompanied by Pierre Krähenbühl, commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), Marsudi conversed with students of the New Amman Camp School, one of the 171 schools existing in the camps to accommodate 121 thousand Palestinian students.

                                      "Never give up, keep your spirit, and Insha Allah, everything will be better in future," the minister told the Palestinian students.

                                      The New Amman Camp is one of the 10 camps existing across Jordan, where at least 370 thousand Palestinians take refuge, as Palestine has been being occupied by Israel illegally. With the support of several countries, including Indonesia, the UNRWA has set up 25 health centers, 10 community-based rehabilitation centers, and 14 women's program centers to accommodate the basic needs of refugees.

                                      Jordan has, in total, received more than two million Palestinians, including 700 thousand Palestinians expelled or those who had fled during Nakba, "Catastrophe," as Israel was forcefully founded on Palestinian land in 1948.

                                      Marsudi wrapped up here visit to the camp by visiting a shelter of Palestinian refugees, who were staying in the camp for years. She reiterated the commitment of the Indonesian Government and people to strive for the rights of Palestinian people, including the rights for independence.

                                      Meanwhile, Indonesia has agreed to provide US$1 million in humanitarian aid to help Palestinian refugees in Jerash Camp in Jordan to meet their food and healthcare requirements. Marsudi and Krähenbühl signed an agreement to that effect at the Jerash Camp on Tuesday (Mar 5), the Indonesian Foreign Ministry noted in a written statement released on Wednesday.

                                      During the meeting with the UNWRA commissioner general, Marsudi noted that the Indonesian government's contribution reflects Indonesia's commitment to always help the Palestinian people.

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                                      REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi visited a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan, to show support toward Palestinian people. Accompanied by Pierre Krähenbühl, commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), Marsudi conversed with students of the New Amman Camp School, one of the 171 schools existing in the camps to accommodate 121 thousand Palestinian students.

                                      "Never give up, keep your spirit, and Insha Allah, everything will be better in future," the minister told the Palestinian students.

                                      The New Amman Camp is one of the 10 camps existing across Jordan, where at least 370 thousand Palestinians take refuge, as Palestine has been being occupied by Israel illegally. With the support of several countries, including Indonesia, the UNRWA has set up 25 health centers, 10 community-based rehabilitation centers, and 14 women's program centers to accommodate the basic needs of refugees.

                                      Jordan has, in total, received more than two million Palestinians, including 700 thousand Palestinians expelled or those who had fled during Nakba, "Catastrophe," as Israel was forcefully founded on Palestinian land in 1948.

                                      Marsudi wrapped up here visit to the camp by visiting a shelter of Palestinian refugees, who were staying in the camp for years. She reiterated the commitment of the Indonesian Government and people to strive for the rights of Palestinian people, including the rights for independence.

                                      Meanwhile, Indonesia has agreed to provide US$1 million in humanitarian aid to help Palestinian refugees in Jerash Camp in Jordan to meet their food and healthcare requirements. Marsudi and Krähenbühl signed an agreement to that effect at the Jerash Camp on Tuesday (Mar 5), the Indonesian Foreign Ministry noted in a written statement released on Wednesday.

                                      During the meeting with the UNWRA commissioner general, Marsudi noted that the Indonesian government's contribution reflects Indonesia's commitment to always help the Palestinian people.

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                                        • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda palestinian independence, palestine, palestinian refugee, retno marsudi, refugee camp jordan International community lauds Indonesian imams https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/islam-in-archipelago/pnwmwx414/international-community-lauds-indonesian-imams https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/islam-in-archipelago/pnwmwx414/international-community-lauds-indonesian-imams Wed, 06 Mar 2019 02:30:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/islam-in-archipelago/pnwmwx414/international-community-lauds-indonesian-imams REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) H. Syafruddin said that the international community had recognized Indonesian imams for their good qualities. "Evidently, there are many requests from the international community, thus prompting Indonesia to send priests," HSyafruddin remarked in his official statement in Jakarta on Tuesday.

                                          He gave an example of the Emir of Qatar who, through the DMI, requested Indonesian priests to teach and become leaders in their mosques. "Even when I visited the United Arab Emirates, our ambassador (Indonesia) said that the demand for priests from Indonesia was very high," Syafruddin stated.

                                          According to him, this is a good opportunity for Indonesia to show the world that Islam is peaceful.

                                          Earlier, Syafruddin inaugurated the Ittihad Center Management Mosque Priesthood Brotherhood (IPIM) during the 2019-2024 ceremony at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. Syafruddin, who is also the IPIM Protective Board, explained the strategic functions possessed by an imam.

                                          The imam of a mosque is the driving force for creating human beings who are faithful, devoted, and noble.

                                          "Building a mosque is important, but building a human who wants to prostrate is far more important and requires more time than building a mosque," Syafruddin, who is also the minister of administrative and bureaucratic reform, revealed.

                                          He gave an example from history of the Nabawi Mosque, which had an important role in the development of Islam, because it had a priest with a strong character, namely the Prophet Muhammad. The inauguration of the Central Executive Board of IPIM was attended by the Chairperson of IPIM, who was also the High Priest of the Istiqlal Mosque, Nasaruddin Umar; Acting Secretary of the DMI, who was also the administrator of IPIM, Arief Rosyid; and all of the 75 new IPIM administrators.

                                          On that occasion, Syafruddin also explained the work program carried out by DMI so far, namely for the progress and prosperity of the mosque. In addition, the DMI succeeded in uniting all youth and youth mosques in Indonesia today.

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                                          REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) H. Syafruddin said that the international community had recognized Indonesian imams for their good qualities. "Evidently, there are many requests from the international community, thus prompting Indonesia to send priests," HSyafruddin remarked in his official statement in Jakarta on Tuesday.

                                          He gave an example of the Emir of Qatar who, through the DMI, requested Indonesian priests to teach and become leaders in their mosques. "Even when I visited the United Arab Emirates, our ambassador (Indonesia) said that the demand for priests from Indonesia was very high," Syafruddin stated.

                                          According to him, this is a good opportunity for Indonesia to show the world that Islam is peaceful.

                                          Earlier, Syafruddin inaugurated the Ittihad Center Management Mosque Priesthood Brotherhood (IPIM) during the 2019-2024 ceremony at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. Syafruddin, who is also the IPIM Protective Board, explained the strategic functions possessed by an imam.

                                          The imam of a mosque is the driving force for creating human beings who are faithful, devoted, and noble.

                                          "Building a mosque is important, but building a human who wants to prostrate is far more important and requires more time than building a mosque," Syafruddin, who is also the minister of administrative and bureaucratic reform, revealed.

                                          He gave an example from history of the Nabawi Mosque, which had an important role in the development of Islam, because it had a priest with a strong character, namely the Prophet Muhammad. The inauguration of the Central Executive Board of IPIM was attended by the Chairperson of IPIM, who was also the High Priest of the Istiqlal Mosque, Nasaruddin Umar; Acting Secretary of the DMI, who was also the administrator of IPIM, Arief Rosyid; and all of the 75 new IPIM administrators.

                                          On that occasion, Syafruddin also explained the work program carried out by DMI so far, namely for the progress and prosperity of the mosque. In addition, the DMI succeeded in uniting all youth and youth mosques in Indonesia today.

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                                            • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda imam masjid, imam masjid indonesia, dewan masjid indonesia, syafruddin, indonesian mosque council IA-CEPA to increase Indonesia's exports to Australia https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnwn5b414/iacepa-to-increase-indonesias-exports-to-australia https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnwn5b414/iacepa-to-increase-indonesias-exports-to-australia Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:55:59 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnwn5b414/iacepa-to-increase-indonesias-exports-to-australia REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian manufacturing industry will have a greater chance to increase exports to Australia. It was possible since the signing of Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

                                              "We highly welcome this comprehensive economic cooperation, because it serves as a momentum to spur mutually beneficial economic growth for the two countries," he noted in a written statement released on Tuesday.

                                              Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and Australian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham signed the IA-CEPA in the presence of Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

                                              Indonesia's exports to Australia will increase as Australia has committed itself to eliminate import duties to 0 percent for all postal tariffs.

                                              Among the Indonesian commodities whose exports could be increased are automotive products (particularly electric and hybrid cars); wood and its derivatives, including furniture; textiles and textile products; tires; communication instruments; medicines; and electronics.

                                              IA CEPA provides easier local content qualifications for Indonesia's electric and hybrid cars, so that the Indonesian automotive industry can export electric and hybrid cars without having to build all production technology and facilities from zero.

                                              "The manufactured goods that we are trying to spur their exports are textiles, clothing and footwear. Today, Indonesia's key exports to Australia include furniture, rubber products, processed chemicals, foods and beverages, textiles, and electronics," he pointed out.

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                                              REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian manufacturing industry will have a greater chance to increase exports to Australia. It was possible since the signing of Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

                                              "We highly welcome this comprehensive economic cooperation, because it serves as a momentum to spur mutually beneficial economic growth for the two countries," he noted in a written statement released on Tuesday.

                                              Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and Australian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham signed the IA-CEPA in the presence of Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

                                              Indonesia's exports to Australia will increase as Australia has committed itself to eliminate import duties to 0 percent for all postal tariffs.

                                              Among the Indonesian commodities whose exports could be increased are automotive products (particularly electric and hybrid cars); wood and its derivatives, including furniture; textiles and textile products; tires; communication instruments; medicines; and electronics.

                                              IA CEPA provides easier local content qualifications for Indonesia's electric and hybrid cars, so that the Indonesian automotive industry can export electric and hybrid cars without having to build all production technology and facilities from zero.

                                              "The manufactured goods that we are trying to spur their exports are textiles, clothing and footwear. Today, Indonesia's key exports to Australia include furniture, rubber products, processed chemicals, foods and beverages, textiles, and electronics," he pointed out.

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                                                • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda cepa, indonesia-australia cooperation, ia-cepa, airlangga hartarto IA-CEPA to not only cover trade sector: Kalla https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnul41414/iacepa-to-not-only-cover-trade-sector-kalla https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnul41414/iacepa-to-not-only-cover-trade-sector-kalla Tue, 05 Mar 2019 03:30:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnul41414/iacepa-to-not-only-cover-trade-sector-kalla REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will also cover the investment and service sectors. Vice President Jusuf Kalla stated that health and education will be included in addition to the trade sector.

                                                  "The two countries will build partnership that combines service and partnership in sectors attractive for Indonesia, such as the health and education sector, as well as training," Kalla noted at the signing of IA-CEPA in JS Luwansa Hotel here on Monday.

                                                  In the service sector, the two countries will explore cooperation in the sectors of mining, energy, iron and steel, finance, vocational and higher education, tourism, health, and agribusiness. Kalla said investment in the vocational and higher education sector has become one focus of cooperation to improve the quality of human resources.

                                                  "The next major agenda for Indonesia is to improve the quality of human resources to make us more competitive. I am waiting for investment in university and training and vocational education in Indonesia," he elaborated.

                                                  The vice president has expressed hope that the agreement would enhance bilateral ties and open wider business opportunities for people in both countries.

                                                  "IA-CEPA is a different agreement from those we have with other countries. IA-CEPA is based on strategic aims to grow together as neighboring countries," he remarked.

                                                  IA-CEPA was signed by Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and Australian Trade, Tourism, and Investment Minister Simon Birmingham. Lukita said the agreement will strengthen economic cooperation between Indonesia and Australia, including in trade, investment, and vocational training.

                                                  "It is a precious moment, as after nine years of negotiations, finally the Indonesia-Australia CEPA can be signed," he remarked.

                                                  The partnership was first launched in 2010, but it was stalled in 2013 and reactivated in March 2016. The agreement will eliminate 100 percent of tariff on goods from Indonesia to Australia, and 94 percent of tariff on goods from Australia to Indonesia.

                                                  In investment and services, both countries will have greater access, including in the training program.

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                                                  REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will also cover the investment and service sectors. Vice President Jusuf Kalla stated that health and education will be included in addition to the trade sector.

                                                  "The two countries will build partnership that combines service and partnership in sectors attractive for Indonesia, such as the health and education sector, as well as training," Kalla noted at the signing of IA-CEPA in JS Luwansa Hotel here on Monday.

                                                  In the service sector, the two countries will explore cooperation in the sectors of mining, energy, iron and steel, finance, vocational and higher education, tourism, health, and agribusiness. Kalla said investment in the vocational and higher education sector has become one focus of cooperation to improve the quality of human resources.

                                                  "The next major agenda for Indonesia is to improve the quality of human resources to make us more competitive. I am waiting for investment in university and training and vocational education in Indonesia," he elaborated.

                                                  The vice president has expressed hope that the agreement would enhance bilateral ties and open wider business opportunities for people in both countries.

                                                  "IA-CEPA is a different agreement from those we have with other countries. IA-CEPA is based on strategic aims to grow together as neighboring countries," he remarked.

                                                  IA-CEPA was signed by Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and Australian Trade, Tourism, and Investment Minister Simon Birmingham. Lukita said the agreement will strengthen economic cooperation between Indonesia and Australia, including in trade, investment, and vocational training.

                                                  "It is a precious moment, as after nine years of negotiations, finally the Indonesia-Australia CEPA can be signed," he remarked.

                                                  The partnership was first launched in 2010, but it was stalled in 2013 and reactivated in March 2016. The agreement will eliminate 100 percent of tariff on goods from Indonesia to Australia, and 94 percent of tariff on goods from Australia to Indonesia.

                                                  In investment and services, both countries will have greater access, including in the training program.

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                                                    • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda cepa, indonesia-australia cooperation, ia-cepa, jusuf kalla Rupiah continues correction to Rp14,130 on Monday https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnuktu414/rupiah-continues-correction-to-rp14130-on-monday https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnuktu414/rupiah-continues-correction-to-rp14130-on-monday Tue, 05 Mar 2019 02:15:00 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnuktu414/rupiah-continues-correction-to-rp14130-on-monday REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The rupiah continued the correction towards the US dollar in the past four days, falling 10 points to Rp14,130 per dollar at the Jakarta inter-bank market on Monday evening. Bank Mandiri market analyst Rully Arya Wisnubroto said that the US dollar's appreciation and global sentiment have put pressure on the Indonesian currency.

                                                      "The market is still awaiting certainty about the US-China trade deals. On a domestic side, the demand for dollars is still high, reflected by capital outflow from the stock market in the past few days," he stated.

                                                      The high-trade deficit also posed a negative sentiment to the rupiah's exchange rate, he added. He predicted that the country's trade deficit will still see a deficit in February 2019. "We predict that the trade deficit will continue to happen and the rupiah will tend to weaken," he remarked.

                                                      The rupiah weakened at Rp14,138 per dollar in the morning trade, moving within the range of Rp14,115 to Rp14,155 per dollar.

                                                      According to the Bank Indonesia (BI) mid rate on Monday, the rupiah fell to Rp14,149 per dollar from the previous close of Rp14,111 per dollar.

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                                                      REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The rupiah continued the correction towards the US dollar in the past four days, falling 10 points to Rp14,130 per dollar at the Jakarta inter-bank market on Monday evening. Bank Mandiri market analyst Rully Arya Wisnubroto said that the US dollar's appreciation and global sentiment have put pressure on the Indonesian currency.

                                                      "The market is still awaiting certainty about the US-China trade deals. On a domestic side, the demand for dollars is still high, reflected by capital outflow from the stock market in the past few days," he stated.

                                                      The high-trade deficit also posed a negative sentiment to the rupiah's exchange rate, he added. He predicted that the country's trade deficit will still see a deficit in February 2019. "We predict that the trade deficit will continue to happen and the rupiah will tend to weaken," he remarked.

                                                      The rupiah weakened at Rp14,138 per dollar in the morning trade, moving within the range of Rp14,115 to Rp14,155 per dollar.

                                                      According to the Bank Indonesia (BI) mid rate on Monday, the rupiah fell to Rp14,149 per dollar from the previous close of Rp14,111 per dollar.

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                                                        • ]]> Reiny Dwinanda rupiah, exchange rate, rupiah exchange rate, rupiah weakening, trade war PT NSHE claims its project not disturb orangutan habitat https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnukbh414/pt-nshe-claims-its-project-not-disturb-orangutan-habitat https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnukbh414/pt-nshe-claims-its-project-not-disturb-orangutan-habitat Mon, 04 Mar 2019 21:59:41 +0700 Reiny Dwinanda https://en.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/pnukbh414/pt-nshe-claims-its-project-not-disturb-orangutan-habitat REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy (NSHE) claimed that construction of the Batangtoru hydroelectric power plant project would not disturb the habitat of Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis). As the company responsible for the project, NSHE only occupied 122 hectares of 163 thousand hectares total area permitted by the government.

                                                          Furthermore, the environmental advisor of PT NSHE, Agus Joko Ismanto, explained that Tapanuli orangutan usually inhabit areas located 700 below sea level (asl). "While location of our project is above 400 asl," he told reporters recently.

                                                          However, Agus did not dismiss concern that the Chinese-funded hydroelectric power plant project worth 1.6 billion dollars could damage the environment. According to him, various scientific studies have been carried out by involving a number of universities.

                                                          "We also prepare a long-term research and research area on 32 hectares of land for conservation of ecosystem in Batangtoru," he said.

                                                          Meanwhile, according to Senior Executive for External Relations PT NSHE, Firman Taufik, the Batangtoru hydropower project was not spacious. He said the project that could produce 510 megawatts electricity estimated to cut the use of diesel power plants. So, he said, this project would help to reduce carbon emissions set by the government by 29 percent in 2030.

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                                                          Members of Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi) North Sumatra stage a rally to protest funding of Batangtoru hydroelectric power plant in front of Chinese Consulate in Medan, North Sumatra, Friday (March 1).

                                                          "This project contributes to reduction of 1.6 mega tons per year or around 4 percent of the national target and will save foreign exchange around 400 million dollar AS per year," he said.

                                                          Construction of Batangtoru hydroelectric power plant project has gained critics since last year. On Friday (March 1), a rally was held in front of Chinese Consulate and several days later similar action carried out by Walhi (Indonesian Environmental Forum) North Sumatra in front of the Bank of China office. The environmentalists said the project would bring negative impacts to the environment, especially to population of the last 800 Tapanuli orangutan.

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                                                          REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy (NSHE) claimed that construction of the Batangtoru hydroelectric power plant project would not disturb the habitat of Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis). As the company responsible for the project, NSHE only occupied 122 hectares of 163 thousand hectares total area permitted by the government.

                                                          Furthermore, the environmental advisor of PT NSHE, Agus Joko Ismanto, explained that Tapanuli orangutan usually inhabit areas located 700 below sea level (asl). "While location of our project is above 400 asl," he told reporters recently.

                                                          However, Agus did not dismiss concern that the Chinese-funded hydroelectric power plant project worth 1.6 billion dollars could damage the environment. According to him, various scientific studies have been carried out by involving a number of universities.

                                                          "We also prepare a long-term research and research area on 32 hectares of land for conservation of ecosystem in Batangtoru," he said.

                                                          Meanwhile, according to Senior Executive for External Relations PT NSHE, Firman Taufik, the Batangtoru hydropower project was not spacious. He said the project that could produce 510 megawatts electricity estimated to cut the use of diesel power plants. So, he said, this project would help to reduce carbon emissions set by the government by 29 percent in 2030.

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                                                          Members of Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi) North Sumatra stage a rally to protest funding of Batangtoru hydroelectric power plant in front of Chinese Consulate in Medan, North Sumatra, Friday (March 1).

                                                          "This project contributes to reduction of 1.6 mega tons per year or around 4 percent of the national target and will save foreign exchange around 400 million dollar AS per year," he said.

                                                          Construction of Batangtoru hydroelectric power plant project has gained critics since last year. On Friday (March 1), a rally was held in front of Chinese Consulate and several days later similar action carried out by Walhi (Indonesian Environmental Forum) North Sumatra in front of the Bank of China office. The environmentalists said the project would bring negative impacts to the environment, especially to population of the last 800 Tapanuli orangutan.

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