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 UN bans Benny Wenda entering UN General Assembly https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pymchy366/un-bans-benny-wenda-entering-un-general-assembly https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pymchy366/un-bans-benny-wenda-entering-un-general-assembly Mon, 30 Sep 2019 07:39:34 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pymchy366/un-bans-benny-wenda-entering-un-general-assembly REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAYAPURA -- Papuan figure Nick Meset ensured that the UN did not allow Benny Wenda and his entourage to enter the UN General Assembly hall and join a delegation from Vanuatu. Wenda was not a citizen of that small country.

"It is not true that Benny Wenda has joined the UN General Assembly as a member of Vanuatu's delegation because the UN only allows state representatives to enter the UN General Assembly in New York," Nick Meset told Antara on Sunday.

The rules applied by the United Nations are very strict. Only citizens can represent their countries and join the official delegations at the UN General Assembly, Meset remarked.

Nick Meset, who participated in as a member of the Indonesian delegation with Maikel Manufandu, asserted that Benny Wenda and his colleagues were not permitted to enter the hearing. Nick Meset, who is currently the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Nauru in Jakarta, cannot represent the country because he is still an Indonesian citizen. As a result, at the United Nations General Assembly, he belonged to the Indonesian delegation.

At the UN General Assembly in New York, the issues of Papua and referendum were not on the agenda, Meset said, adding that what was spread by that group was not true or hoax. Because of that, the community members should not get influenced easily by the issues that Benny Wenda and his group's members proliferated, said Meset.

Meset, who had ever served as the Free Papua Movement (OPM) Foreign Minister, revealed the riots that occurred in several regions in Papua were caused by Benny Wenda's provocation. "What is said that the problem of Papua will be discussed at the UN is out-of-date. He and his colleagues had done it years ago," Meset said.

Therefore, the public should not easily be influenced by Benny Wenda's statement because it is a fake promise. "Let us together create a sense of security so that the development can be continued in Papua until the people of Papua can really get prospered," Messet stated.

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAYAPURA -- Papuan figure Nick Meset ensured that the UN did not allow Benny Wenda and his entourage to enter the UN General Assembly hall and join a delegation from Vanuatu. Wenda was not a citizen of that small country.

"It is not true that Benny Wenda has joined the UN General Assembly as a member of Vanuatu's delegation because the UN only allows state representatives to enter the UN General Assembly in New York," Nick Meset told Antara on Sunday.

The rules applied by the United Nations are very strict. Only citizens can represent their countries and join the official delegations at the UN General Assembly, Meset remarked.

Nick Meset, who participated in as a member of the Indonesian delegation with Maikel Manufandu, asserted that Benny Wenda and his colleagues were not permitted to enter the hearing. Nick Meset, who is currently the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Nauru in Jakarta, cannot represent the country because he is still an Indonesian citizen. As a result, at the United Nations General Assembly, he belonged to the Indonesian delegation.

At the UN General Assembly in New York, the issues of Papua and referendum were not on the agenda, Meset said, adding that what was spread by that group was not true or hoax. Because of that, the community members should not get influenced easily by the issues that Benny Wenda and his group's members proliferated, said Meset.

Meset, who had ever served as the Free Papua Movement (OPM) Foreign Minister, revealed the riots that occurred in several regions in Papua were caused by Benny Wenda's provocation. "What is said that the problem of Papua will be discussed at the UN is out-of-date. He and his colleagues had done it years ago," Meset said.

Therefore, the public should not easily be influenced by Benny Wenda's statement because it is a fake promise. "Let us together create a sense of security so that the development can be continued in Papua until the people of Papua can really get prospered," Messet stated.

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    • ]]> Ani Nursalikah benny wenda, nick messet, papua, wamena riot, wamena Jokowi orders police to investigate the death of students https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pyhikl366/jokowi-orders-police-to-investigate-the-death-of-students https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pyhikl366/jokowi-orders-police-to-investigate-the-death-of-students Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:02:45 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pyhikl366/jokowi-orders-police-to-investigate-the-death-of-students REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) ordered National Police to investigate over allegedly violation against students who died while demonstrating in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi on Friday. He stressed the investigation is necessary considered that security forces were ordered to not carry weapons during the rally.

      “I also ordered National police chief to investigate the entire ranks because as he told me that there was no order to carry weapons. So there would be further investigation,” said Jokowi on Friday.

      Jokowi emphasized he has instructed National Police Chief Tito Karnavian to not take repressive measures while securing demonstration that carried out by students. He said the act was to channel aspirations and what the students did has been guaranteed and protected in the constitution.

      “Once again, I have said no repressive measures in handling demonstrations because the mass was giving opinion and it was guaranteed by constitution,” Jokowi added.

      Based on the report, the two students died after a demonstration in front of the provincial legislative council (DPRD) building descended into violence on Thursday (Sept 26) due to gunshot wounds. Nevertheless, Jokowi asked public to not suspect the cause of the death first.

      “So don’t guess before the investigation is finished,” Jokowi said.

      A student, identified as La Randi died after allegedly being shot. The-21-year-old man was brought to Dr. R. Ismoyo Hospital at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday (Sept 26) in a critical condition with a chest wound.

      Another Halu Oleo University student, Laode Muhammad Yusuf Farwadi, underwent surgery at Bahteramas Hospital after he suffered severe head injuries. He was in a critical condition as of 7:50 p.m. on Thursday and died on Friday (Sept 27) morning.

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      REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) ordered National Police to investigate over allegedly violation against students who died while demonstrating in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi on Friday. He stressed the investigation is necessary considered that security forces were ordered to not carry weapons during the rally.

      “I also ordered National police chief to investigate the entire ranks because as he told me that there was no order to carry weapons. So there would be further investigation,” said Jokowi on Friday.

      Jokowi emphasized he has instructed National Police Chief Tito Karnavian to not take repressive measures while securing demonstration that carried out by students. He said the act was to channel aspirations and what the students did has been guaranteed and protected in the constitution.

      “Once again, I have said no repressive measures in handling demonstrations because the mass was giving opinion and it was guaranteed by constitution,” Jokowi added.

      Based on the report, the two students died after a demonstration in front of the provincial legislative council (DPRD) building descended into violence on Thursday (Sept 26) due to gunshot wounds. Nevertheless, Jokowi asked public to not suspect the cause of the death first.

      “So don’t guess before the investigation is finished,” Jokowi said.

      A student, identified as La Randi died after allegedly being shot. The-21-year-old man was brought to Dr. R. Ismoyo Hospital at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday (Sept 26) in a critical condition with a chest wound.

      Another Halu Oleo University student, Laode Muhammad Yusuf Farwadi, underwent surgery at Bahteramas Hospital after he suffered severe head injuries. He was in a critical condition as of 7:50 p.m. on Thursday and died on Friday (Sept 27) morning.

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        • ]]> Puti Almas/Dessy Suciati Saputri Ani Nursalikah student demonstration, jokowi, demo mahasiswa, controversial bills Students refuse to meet Jokowi at State Palace https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pyheuo366/students-refuse-to-meet-jokowi-at-state-palace https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pyheuo366/students-refuse-to-meet-jokowi-at-state-palace Fri, 27 Sep 2019 15:42:24 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pyheuo366/students-refuse-to-meet-jokowi-at-state-palace REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA-- Indonesian Student Executive Body Alliance (BEM SI) refused the invitation from President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) who asked them for dialogue at State Palace. However, the students will accept the invitation if the discussion is conducted openly.

          “We will only accept to meet Mr President if the discussion held openly and can be witnessed directly by public,” said BEM SI Coordinator, M. Nurdiansyah in his official statement on Friday.

          In addition, Jokowi was asked to address a number of demands from students which listed in the ‘Declaration on Completing Reformation in a strict and thorough manner. Nurdiansyah asserted the meeting or discussion must guarantee that there would be  concrete policies in order to create a better society.

          According to Nurdiansyah, every aspiration of students came from public anxiety due to the incompatibility of state policies for the people. He stated all of these demonstrations will not occur if the state is willing to open up and be able to hear what the public wants.

          “All of our demands have been conveyed clearly in the demonstrations and also through media channels. Therefore, what is necessary needed is not a meeting, but the firm attitude of Mr President to fulfill our aspirations,” Nurdiansyah explained.

          Since Tuesday (Sept 24), thousands of university students from different campuses protested against several controversial bills outside House of Representatives building in Jakarta. The mass demonstrations turned violent. It was believed to be the biggest student protest since 1998.

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          REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA-- Indonesian Student Executive Body Alliance (BEM SI) refused the invitation from President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) who asked them for dialogue at State Palace. However, the students will accept the invitation if the discussion is conducted openly.

          “We will only accept to meet Mr President if the discussion held openly and can be witnessed directly by public,” said BEM SI Coordinator, M. Nurdiansyah in his official statement on Friday.

          In addition, Jokowi was asked to address a number of demands from students which listed in the ‘Declaration on Completing Reformation in a strict and thorough manner. Nurdiansyah asserted the meeting or discussion must guarantee that there would be  concrete policies in order to create a better society.

          According to Nurdiansyah, every aspiration of students came from public anxiety due to the incompatibility of state policies for the people. He stated all of these demonstrations will not occur if the state is willing to open up and be able to hear what the public wants.

          “All of our demands have been conveyed clearly in the demonstrations and also through media channels. Therefore, what is necessary needed is not a meeting, but the firm attitude of Mr President to fulfill our aspirations,” Nurdiansyah explained.

          Since Tuesday (Sept 24), thousands of university students from different campuses protested against several controversial bills outside House of Representatives building in Jakarta. The mass demonstrations turned violent. It was believed to be the biggest student protest since 1998.

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            • ]]> Puti Almas Ani Nursalikah student demonstration, jokowi, demo mahasiswa, controversial bills Minister Marsudi, UN envoy discuss Rohingya repatriation https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pyc84j366/minister-marsudi-un-envoy-discuss-rohingya-repatriation https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pyc84j366/minister-marsudi-un-envoy-discuss-rohingya-repatriation Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:01:00 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pyc84j366/minister-marsudi-un-envoy-discuss-rohingya-repatriation REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi held a meeting with UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner-Burgener to deliberate on the repatriation of Rohingyas.

              At a meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session in New York, the United States, Monday (September 23), both parties held discussions on the current situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar, as well as preparations for repatriating Rohingya residents from refugee camps at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

              "We agree that repatriation must be voluntary, safe, and dignified," Foreign Minister Marsudi stated during a media briefing delivered via video from the Indonesian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

              During her visit in New York, Christine will hold meetings with several parties in connection with the Rohingya issue, including those with Indonesia, that have helped resolve conflict in Rakhine without megaphone diplomacy. One of Indonesia’s concrete efforts in creating peace in Myanmar is the construction of a hospital in Rakhine.

              Minister Marsudi stated that construction of the hospital was almost complete and will be inaugurated on October. "Last night, I met with Myanmar's foreign minister and Vice President (Jusuf Kalla). We will inaugurate the hospital in early October. However, everything will depend on the security situation in Rakhine State," Foreign Minister Marsudi stated.

              In addition to the construction of hospitals, Indonesia offers continued assistance in the form of capacity-building programs for residents in Rakhine. Several programs, one of which is interfaith dialog, initiated by Indonesia, aim to boost mutual trust among citizens in Rakhine that is home to various ethnicities and religions.

              "This assistance is offered in the context of strengthening trust," Marsudi stated.

              The ASEAN Coordination Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Center) also helped repatriate Rohingya refugees, focusing on dissemination of information. "Concerns have been raised by several parties on radicalization (at Cox's Bazaar). Hence, it is important for us to work with the Bangladesh government to disseminate information. The ASEAN, through the AHA Center, also helps to disseminate information on the repatriation process," Minister Marsudi stated.

              The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh are on the same page over repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas from Cox's Bazar. However, most Rohingya residents are yet unwilling to be repatriated for various reasons, particularly concerning citizenship status and security.

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              REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi held a meeting with UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner-Burgener to deliberate on the repatriation of Rohingyas.

              At a meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session in New York, the United States, Monday (September 23), both parties held discussions on the current situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar, as well as preparations for repatriating Rohingya residents from refugee camps at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

              "We agree that repatriation must be voluntary, safe, and dignified," Foreign Minister Marsudi stated during a media briefing delivered via video from the Indonesian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

              During her visit in New York, Christine will hold meetings with several parties in connection with the Rohingya issue, including those with Indonesia, that have helped resolve conflict in Rakhine without megaphone diplomacy. One of Indonesia’s concrete efforts in creating peace in Myanmar is the construction of a hospital in Rakhine.

              Minister Marsudi stated that construction of the hospital was almost complete and will be inaugurated on October. "Last night, I met with Myanmar's foreign minister and Vice President (Jusuf Kalla). We will inaugurate the hospital in early October. However, everything will depend on the security situation in Rakhine State," Foreign Minister Marsudi stated.

              In addition to the construction of hospitals, Indonesia offers continued assistance in the form of capacity-building programs for residents in Rakhine. Several programs, one of which is interfaith dialog, initiated by Indonesia, aim to boost mutual trust among citizens in Rakhine that is home to various ethnicities and religions.

              "This assistance is offered in the context of strengthening trust," Marsudi stated.

              The ASEAN Coordination Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Center) also helped repatriate Rohingya refugees, focusing on dissemination of information. "Concerns have been raised by several parties on radicalization (at Cox's Bazaar). Hence, it is important for us to work with the Bangladesh government to disseminate information. The ASEAN, through the AHA Center, also helps to disseminate information on the repatriation process," Minister Marsudi stated.

              The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh are on the same page over repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas from Cox's Bazar. However, most Rohingya residents are yet unwilling to be repatriated for various reasons, particularly concerning citizenship status and security.

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                • ]]> Ani Nursalikah rohingya repatriation, rohingya tragedy, rohingya muslim Finance Ministry to apply fair tax for fintech industry https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pybmcg366/finance-ministry-to-apply-fair-tax-for-fintech-industry https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pybmcg366/finance-ministry-to-apply-fair-tax-for-fintech-industry Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:38:40 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pybmcg366/finance-ministry-to-apply-fair-tax-for-fintech-industry REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Finance Ministry will create tax-related policies for the financial technology (fintech) industry, taking into account the sector’s development growth.

                  "The Indonesian government, especially the Finance Ministry, is constantly in dialog with the industry over the tax regime that can be seen as fair taxation," Finance Minister Sri Mulyani stated at the 2019 Indonesia Fintech Summit & Expo in Jakarta on Monday.

                  Mulyani highlighted the criticality of applying this measure to ensure fair treatment for conventional and digital companies in Indonesia. Thus, the government has steadily worked on digital taxation policies, particularly for startups and e-commerce businesses.

                  The minister expounded that fair taxation is not only applied to digital business players in Indonesia but also in other countries, as there are no restrictions on digital economic activities. "This is since many transactions are borderless, so we will prepare policies that are more global and borderless but still fair," she emphasized.

                  At the same time, Mulyani remarked that the formulation of policies necessitated better data management in the form of collection, use, and security of customer data. "In my opinion, Indonesia needs rules or laws. We currently have the Electronic Information and Transactions Law, but can the law provide security and data safety properly? I think we must set it again. This is what the government keeps developing," she explained.

                  Furthermore, the government is currently focusing on infrastructure development to improve access to digital technology in Indonesia, as people outside Jakarta and Java yet face difficulties in getting access to technology. "This is an effort to prepare the community and economy to benefit from the development of technology, including fintech," he noted.

                  Infrastructure development is apparent in the form of the construction of three Palapa Ring broadband projects, as well as airports, ports, and roads, in addition to improving the quality of human resources (HR) through the education and vocational budget. "We want to ensure that Indonesia is a country that does not discriminate against the use of fintech or digital technology," Mulyani added.

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                  REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Finance Ministry will create tax-related policies for the financial technology (fintech) industry, taking into account the sector’s development growth.

                  "The Indonesian government, especially the Finance Ministry, is constantly in dialog with the industry over the tax regime that can be seen as fair taxation," Finance Minister Sri Mulyani stated at the 2019 Indonesia Fintech Summit & Expo in Jakarta on Monday.

                  Mulyani highlighted the criticality of applying this measure to ensure fair treatment for conventional and digital companies in Indonesia. Thus, the government has steadily worked on digital taxation policies, particularly for startups and e-commerce businesses.

                  The minister expounded that fair taxation is not only applied to digital business players in Indonesia but also in other countries, as there are no restrictions on digital economic activities. "This is since many transactions are borderless, so we will prepare policies that are more global and borderless but still fair," she emphasized.

                  At the same time, Mulyani remarked that the formulation of policies necessitated better data management in the form of collection, use, and security of customer data. "In my opinion, Indonesia needs rules or laws. We currently have the Electronic Information and Transactions Law, but can the law provide security and data safety properly? I think we must set it again. This is what the government keeps developing," she explained.

                  Furthermore, the government is currently focusing on infrastructure development to improve access to digital technology in Indonesia, as people outside Jakarta and Java yet face difficulties in getting access to technology. "This is an effort to prepare the community and economy to benefit from the development of technology, including fintech," he noted.

                  Infrastructure development is apparent in the form of the construction of three Palapa Ring broadband projects, as well as airports, ports, and roads, in addition to improving the quality of human resources (HR) through the education and vocational budget. "We want to ensure that Indonesia is a country that does not discriminate against the use of fintech or digital technology," Mulyani added.

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                    • ]]> Ani Nursalikah fintech, digital technology, fair tax, financial technology Orangutans to extinct if forest fire still occurs https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pya4qw366/orangutans-to-extinct-if-forest-fire-still-occurs https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pya4qw366/orangutans-to-extinct-if-forest-fire-still-occurs Tue, 24 Sep 2019 00:01:00 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pya4qw366/orangutans-to-extinct-if-forest-fire-still-occurs REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, KETAPANG -- IAR Foundation Chairman Tantyo Bangun said wildfire ia a tragedy which clearly threatens humans. In addition, the habitat of orangutans and other wildlife inside the forest is also threatened.

                      He urges government to take immediate strict efforts to end land and forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. Tantyo said orangutans could extinct if land and forest fires continue to happen.

                      He stressed, this incident not only harms humans, but also contributes to the detriment of nature and destroys biodiversity, including orangutans. “It’s time for us to solve the problem. If we don’t, orangutans will soon become extinct,” said Tantyo on Monday.

                      Since last week, IAR Foundation has rescued three orangutans. There were two among orangutans that rescued in the forest Ketapang, West Kalimantan. Meanwhile, one another was in a resident’s agricultural land in the same province.

                      Tantyo said orangutans were to search for food into residents' farms because their habitat in the forest is getting narrower due to fire. He explained, IAR foundation together with Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) will conduct a massive rescue against orangutans.

                      According to him, in 2015, there was land and forest fire in Indonesia. At that time, IAR Foundation was also evacuated more than 40 individual orangutans from the forest.

                      The habitat of orangutans is also threatened by conflict and poaching by human. They were forced to get close to agricultural land and residential areas. Tantyo said once again, people must act to end land and forest fire.

                      Earlier, orangutans reported fled their habitat and trepasses on residential areas in Easr Kotawaringin District in Central Kalimantan Province. During the past weeks, wildfires has raged in the region and some nearby provinces, including East Kalimantan and West Kalimantan. In Sumatra, wildfires occurred in a number of provinces, among those are South Sumatra, Jambi, and Riau.

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                      REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, KETAPANG -- IAR Foundation Chairman Tantyo Bangun said wildfire ia a tragedy which clearly threatens humans. In addition, the habitat of orangutans and other wildlife inside the forest is also threatened.

                      He urges government to take immediate strict efforts to end land and forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. Tantyo said orangutans could extinct if land and forest fires continue to happen.

                      He stressed, this incident not only harms humans, but also contributes to the detriment of nature and destroys biodiversity, including orangutans. “It’s time for us to solve the problem. If we don’t, orangutans will soon become extinct,” said Tantyo on Monday.

                      Since last week, IAR Foundation has rescued three orangutans. There were two among orangutans that rescued in the forest Ketapang, West Kalimantan. Meanwhile, one another was in a resident’s agricultural land in the same province.

                      Tantyo said orangutans were to search for food into residents' farms because their habitat in the forest is getting narrower due to fire. He explained, IAR foundation together with Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) will conduct a massive rescue against orangutans.

                      According to him, in 2015, there was land and forest fire in Indonesia. At that time, IAR Foundation was also evacuated more than 40 individual orangutans from the forest.

                      The habitat of orangutans is also threatened by conflict and poaching by human. They were forced to get close to agricultural land and residential areas. Tantyo said once again, people must act to end land and forest fire.

                      Earlier, orangutans reported fled their habitat and trepasses on residential areas in Easr Kotawaringin District in Central Kalimantan Province. During the past weeks, wildfires has raged in the region and some nearby provinces, including East Kalimantan and West Kalimantan. In Sumatra, wildfires occurred in a number of provinces, among those are South Sumatra, Jambi, and Riau.

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                        • ]]> Puti Almas Ani Nursalikah smog, hotspots, smoke, haze, land fire, forest fire, wildfire The charm of Instagrammable Museum Fatahillah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py9emr366/the-charm-of-instagrammable-museum-fatahillah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py9emr366/the-charm-of-instagrammable-museum-fatahillah Mon, 23 Sep 2019 07:56:51 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py9emr366/the-charm-of-instagrammable-museum-fatahillah REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- On Jalan Taman Fatahillah No. 1, West Jakarta, in 1620, the Dutch built a government office at the behest of Governor Jan Pieterszoon Coen. The town hall or what was formerly called Stadhius, had undergone several renovations due to the difficult geographic contour. In 1710, the building was officially inaugurated by Governor General Abraham van Riebeeck and functioned as the administrative office of the city of Batavia.

                          The Dutch city hall that resembled the Dam Palace in Amsterdam also featured a square called the Stadhuisplein. In the middle of it was a fountain that was used by residents as the only source of water at that time.

                          This charming building, now called the Jakarta History Museum or Fatahillah Museum, along with the fountain in the middle, had witnessed the cruelty of colonialism when a bunch of prisoners, both Dutch rebels and indigenous people of Indonesia, were tortured and executed before the eyes of the entire community.

                          In 2014, at the behest of Governor Joko Widodo, revitalization of Kota Tua (Old City) area including Fatahillah Museum was launched. It was his initiative to restore the buildings and preserve the history lying inside and around.

                          Over time, the Kota Tua Area Management Unit continued working on fixing the buildings, including the Jakarta History Museum, to attract visitors. They reconstructed the buildings taking to care to keep the historical aspect in mind.

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                          A number of people queued to enter the Fatahillah museum in the Kota Tua area, West Jakarta.

                          The government not only focused on restoring the magnificent ex-Dutch city hall, but they also tried to preserve the building. Hence, the historic aspect would still be present even though the building had stood for around three centuries.

                          As a result of the restoration, Jakarta Museum History still preserved the beauty of the resemblance of Dam Palace. The government’s attempts to woo visitors had gained positive feedback from society as well.

                          At present, there are always local and foreign tourists visiting every day. Some just come in to rest or hang out, while others take pictures of the historical buildings.

                          Kota Tua Area Management was able to attract many visitors thanks to the style of the building that looked ancient yet captivating. In addition to the Jakarta History Museum, there were also several historical buildings with equally beautiful architecture, such as the Bank Indonesia Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, and the Wayang Museum.

                          Many visitors, from teenagers to groups of middle-aged women, clicked photos in front of these iconic buildings. Most of them were millennials and youths, hunting photos to later upload on social media. One of them was Zahra (21), a local tourist from Madiun, East Java.

                          "There are many old buildings here. It was like I was there, stuck in the past,” she said.

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                          She also added that the Kota Tua area had other attractive buildings that were built a long time ago, hence she wanted to take pictures. “These spots are aesthetically pleasing. Instagrammable,” she continued.

                          Another point of view came from Komariah (17), a high school student from Bekasi, West Java. Although she did not take any pictures, she still enjoyed her leisure time with friends.

                          “This is the second time I have visited Kota Tua. I like the atmosphere of the old buildings,” she noted.

                          Its popularity was not just among the millennials, some older local tourists also enjoyed the scenery. Hans (73) from Manado, North Sulawesi, admitted that he loved this place.

                          “I can feel the atmosphere of the old days. I think it would be nice if there are some art performances such as the wayang,” he said.

                          He also added that taking pictures was the second reason for visiting the Fatahillah Museum. “Taking pictures is reason number two, for I can show it off to people that I have been to Kota Tua back then,” he continued.

                          A similar opinion came from Yunita (50), a local tourist from Malang, East Java. She said that the buildings still looked ancient and beautiful.

                          “This is the second time I have been to Kota Tua, yet I love it,” she admitted.

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                          Besides taking pictures of the buildings, people can also gain knowledge by visiting the Fatahillah Museum, which was the new face of the Dutch city hall. Jakarta History Museum became a center of collection for all kinds of historical objects related to the history of Jakarta.

                          Around 23,500 objects were kept safe, some were original and some were replicas, but only 500 hundreds of those were displayed. For instance, there was a replica of Tugu Inscription (Prasasti Tugu) from Tarumanegara.

                          The museum was divided into several rooms: Jakarta Prehistoric Room, Tarumanegara Room, Jayakarta Room, Fatahillah Room, Sultan Agung Room, and M H Thamrin Room.

                          These display room represented each periodical. The dungeons which were once used for prisoners was also displayed. It is such a good place to visit when people want to learn about the history of Jakarta and colonialism.

                          Besides, Kota Tua Tourism Area also had communities such as the community of characters. They dressed up like national heroes, such as R. A. Kartini and General Soedirman. The idea of characters like them roaming in Kota Tua area livened up the historical atmosphere as well.

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                          There was also a community for old bicycles named “Paguyuban Onthel”, which people could rent and go cycling for an hour. Those bikes were similar to the old ones that people in the past used to ride. It only cost around Rp 20,000 (about 1.5 US dollar).

                          Kota Tua Area Management Unit has done a great job in preserving the buildings. Apart from educational purposes, it has also served as a tourist spot where people can enjoy the scenery and gain knowledge of the history of Jakarta and colonialism.

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                          REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- On Jalan Taman Fatahillah No. 1, West Jakarta, in 1620, the Dutch built a government office at the behest of Governor Jan Pieterszoon Coen. The town hall or what was formerly called Stadhius, had undergone several renovations due to the difficult geographic contour. In 1710, the building was officially inaugurated by Governor General Abraham van Riebeeck and functioned as the administrative office of the city of Batavia.

                          The Dutch city hall that resembled the Dam Palace in Amsterdam also featured a square called the Stadhuisplein. In the middle of it was a fountain that was used by residents as the only source of water at that time.

                          This charming building, now called the Jakarta History Museum or Fatahillah Museum, along with the fountain in the middle, had witnessed the cruelty of colonialism when a bunch of prisoners, both Dutch rebels and indigenous people of Indonesia, were tortured and executed before the eyes of the entire community.

                          In 2014, at the behest of Governor Joko Widodo, revitalization of Kota Tua (Old City) area including Fatahillah Museum was launched. It was his initiative to restore the buildings and preserve the history lying inside and around.

                          Over time, the Kota Tua Area Management Unit continued working on fixing the buildings, including the Jakarta History Museum, to attract visitors. They reconstructed the buildings taking to care to keep the historical aspect in mind.

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                          A number of people queued to enter the Fatahillah museum in the Kota Tua area, West Jakarta.

                          The government not only focused on restoring the magnificent ex-Dutch city hall, but they also tried to preserve the building. Hence, the historic aspect would still be present even though the building had stood for around three centuries.

                          As a result of the restoration, Jakarta Museum History still preserved the beauty of the resemblance of Dam Palace. The government’s attempts to woo visitors had gained positive feedback from society as well.

                          At present, there are always local and foreign tourists visiting every day. Some just come in to rest or hang out, while others take pictures of the historical buildings.

                          Kota Tua Area Management was able to attract many visitors thanks to the style of the building that looked ancient yet captivating. In addition to the Jakarta History Museum, there were also several historical buildings with equally beautiful architecture, such as the Bank Indonesia Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, and the Wayang Museum.

                          Many visitors, from teenagers to groups of middle-aged women, clicked photos in front of these iconic buildings. Most of them were millennials and youths, hunting photos to later upload on social media. One of them was Zahra (21), a local tourist from Madiun, East Java.

                          "There are many old buildings here. It was like I was there, stuck in the past,” she said.

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                          She also added that the Kota Tua area had other attractive buildings that were built a long time ago, hence she wanted to take pictures. “These spots are aesthetically pleasing. Instagrammable,” she continued.

                          Another point of view came from Komariah (17), a high school student from Bekasi, West Java. Although she did not take any pictures, she still enjoyed her leisure time with friends.

                          “This is the second time I have visited Kota Tua. I like the atmosphere of the old buildings,” she noted.

                          Its popularity was not just among the millennials, some older local tourists also enjoyed the scenery. Hans (73) from Manado, North Sulawesi, admitted that he loved this place.

                          “I can feel the atmosphere of the old days. I think it would be nice if there are some art performances such as the wayang,” he said.

                          He also added that taking pictures was the second reason for visiting the Fatahillah Museum. “Taking pictures is reason number two, for I can show it off to people that I have been to Kota Tua back then,” he continued.

                          A similar opinion came from Yunita (50), a local tourist from Malang, East Java. She said that the buildings still looked ancient and beautiful.

                          “This is the second time I have been to Kota Tua, yet I love it,” she admitted.

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                          Besides taking pictures of the buildings, people can also gain knowledge by visiting the Fatahillah Museum, which was the new face of the Dutch city hall. Jakarta History Museum became a center of collection for all kinds of historical objects related to the history of Jakarta.

                          Around 23,500 objects were kept safe, some were original and some were replicas, but only 500 hundreds of those were displayed. For instance, there was a replica of Tugu Inscription (Prasasti Tugu) from Tarumanegara.

                          The museum was divided into several rooms: Jakarta Prehistoric Room, Tarumanegara Room, Jayakarta Room, Fatahillah Room, Sultan Agung Room, and M H Thamrin Room.

                          These display room represented each periodical. The dungeons which were once used for prisoners was also displayed. It is such a good place to visit when people want to learn about the history of Jakarta and colonialism.

                          Besides, Kota Tua Tourism Area also had communities such as the community of characters. They dressed up like national heroes, such as R. A. Kartini and General Soedirman. The idea of characters like them roaming in Kota Tua area livened up the historical atmosphere as well.

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                          There was also a community for old bicycles named “Paguyuban Onthel”, which people could rent and go cycling for an hour. Those bikes were similar to the old ones that people in the past used to ride. It only cost around Rp 20,000 (about 1.5 US dollar).

                          Kota Tua Area Management Unit has done a great job in preserving the buildings. Apart from educational purposes, it has also served as a tourist spot where people can enjoy the scenery and gain knowledge of the history of Jakarta and colonialism.

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                            • ]]> Ani Nursalikah kota tua, jakarta tourism spot, history of jakarta, colonialism, fatahillah museum, dutch city hall Pekanbaru runs out of air purifier https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py9do3366/pekanbaru-runs-out-of-air-purifier https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py9do3366/pekanbaru-runs-out-of-air-purifier Mon, 23 Sep 2019 07:36:03 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py9do3366/pekanbaru-runs-out-of-air-purifier REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Most of the electronic stores in Pekanbaru, Riau Province, have been running out of air purifier in the last two weeks, following a massive buying by local households in a bid to filter the air that polluted by land and forest fires smog.

                              "I went to five electronic stores yet did not find any air purifier available," Wati, a resident of Pekanbaru, said on Sunday.

                              When there was any left air purifiers, they were too expensive, Wati continued. Some shopkeepers had asked Wati to leave her phone number for they could notify her later when they restock the air purifier.

                              "But there is no any call from them until now," she said.

                              Kokoh, an electronic store's owner, claimed that normally he only stock two air purifiers in one year because it was not salable goods. But now, amid the unhealthy smog, people tend to look for it.

                              The small size air purifier for a 21-square meter room is used to be priced for about Rp 1.5 million (around 110 US dollar) per unit, but after the smog worsened it could be reached Rp 2.7 to Rp 3.5 million (190 US dollar to 246 US dollar).

                              Due to such high demand, Kokoh said he need to order air purifiers directly from Jakarta and they need to be delivered by airplane to cut the shipping time. But each store could only purchase two units per order.

                              The air pollutant standard index (ISPU) PM10 in Pekanbaru is still 300 that indicates unhealthy air still persisted. Following such air condition, school activities had been stopped for two weeks and pregnant civil servants were allowed to work from home.

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                              REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Most of the electronic stores in Pekanbaru, Riau Province, have been running out of air purifier in the last two weeks, following a massive buying by local households in a bid to filter the air that polluted by land and forest fires smog.

                              "I went to five electronic stores yet did not find any air purifier available," Wati, a resident of Pekanbaru, said on Sunday.

                              When there was any left air purifiers, they were too expensive, Wati continued. Some shopkeepers had asked Wati to leave her phone number for they could notify her later when they restock the air purifier.

                              "But there is no any call from them until now," she said.

                              Kokoh, an electronic store's owner, claimed that normally he only stock two air purifiers in one year because it was not salable goods. But now, amid the unhealthy smog, people tend to look for it.

                              The small size air purifier for a 21-square meter room is used to be priced for about Rp 1.5 million (around 110 US dollar) per unit, but after the smog worsened it could be reached Rp 2.7 to Rp 3.5 million (190 US dollar to 246 US dollar).

                              Due to such high demand, Kokoh said he need to order air purifiers directly from Jakarta and they need to be delivered by airplane to cut the shipping time. But each store could only purchase two units per order.

                              The air pollutant standard index (ISPU) PM10 in Pekanbaru is still 300 that indicates unhealthy air still persisted. Following such air condition, school activities had been stopped for two weeks and pregnant civil servants were allowed to work from home.

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                                • ]]> Ani Nursalikah kabut asap, smog, pekanbaru, smoke, haze, land fires, wildfire Piring Dance performance breaks Indonesian world record https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py9der366/piring-dance-performance-breaks-indonesian-world-record https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py9der366/piring-dance-performance-breaks-indonesian-world-record Mon, 23 Sep 2019 07:30:27 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py9der366/piring-dance-performance-breaks-indonesian-world-record REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SOLOK SELATAN -- A numbers of 2,890 people broke Indonesian World Records for the biggest Tari (Dance) Piring performance, a traditional dance which dancers carrying a couple of plates on their palms, in Padang Aro, South Solok, West Sumatra, on Sunday.

                                  The all-women dancers are students, policewomen, wives of police, and army personnel. They donned themselves with their uniform and traditional Minangkabau hat called 'tikuluak tanduak' which looks like bull's horn.

                                  "The committee claimed that this is a national records, but we are sure that this performance was broken the world records since Tapi Piring is a traditional dance that owned by West Sumatrans only," Senior Manager of the Indonesian World Records Museum (MURI), Triyono stated.

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                                  The record could also be considered as an effort of preserving cultural heritage by mainly the millennial generation. The MURI certificate was handed overby Triyono to Chief of West Sumatera Provincial Police Inspector General Fakhrizal, accompanied by Chief of Solok Selatan Police Imam Yulisdianto.

                                  Fakhrizal remarked that gathering almost 3,000 people was not an easy task, but he said he would like to see such event could be held again. "This performance will not end here as I am ready to support the same event next time," Fakhrizal said.

                                  Mayor of Solok Selatan Muzni Zakaria said he would support the mass Tari Piring performance to be held annually.

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                                  REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SOLOK SELATAN -- A numbers of 2,890 people broke Indonesian World Records for the biggest Tari (Dance) Piring performance, a traditional dance which dancers carrying a couple of plates on their palms, in Padang Aro, South Solok, West Sumatra, on Sunday.

                                  The all-women dancers are students, policewomen, wives of police, and army personnel. They donned themselves with their uniform and traditional Minangkabau hat called 'tikuluak tanduak' which looks like bull's horn.

                                  "The committee claimed that this is a national records, but we are sure that this performance was broken the world records since Tapi Piring is a traditional dance that owned by West Sumatrans only," Senior Manager of the Indonesian World Records Museum (MURI), Triyono stated.

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                                  The record could also be considered as an effort of preserving cultural heritage by mainly the millennial generation. The MURI certificate was handed overby Triyono to Chief of West Sumatera Provincial Police Inspector General Fakhrizal, accompanied by Chief of Solok Selatan Police Imam Yulisdianto.

                                  Fakhrizal remarked that gathering almost 3,000 people was not an easy task, but he said he would like to see such event could be held again. "This performance will not end here as I am ready to support the same event next time," Fakhrizal said.

                                  Mayor of Solok Selatan Muzni Zakaria said he would support the mass Tari Piring performance to be held annually.

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                                    • ]]> Ani Nursalikah tari piring, piring dance, cultural heritage, west sumatra Pontianak in dangerous category of haze https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py4j04382/pontianak-in-dangerous-category-of-haze https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py4j04382/pontianak-in-dangerous-category-of-haze Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:43:16 +0700 Nur Aini https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py4j04382/pontianak-in-dangerous-category-of-haze REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PONTIANAK — Metereology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said there were 1.431 hotspots spreaded in several districts in West Kalimantan on Friday (Sept 20). According to ISPU (air pollution standard index), Pontianak and surrounding areas are classified as dangerous for human health.

                                      The increase in the number of hotspots in West Kalimantan monitored through Lapan satellite image data processing from Sept 19 at 07.00 WIB (Indonesia West Standard Time) until Sept 20 at 07.00 WIB, which are as many as 1.431 hotspots. The highest number of hotspots is located in Ketapang Regency, which was 1.061 hotspots.

                                      In addition, Kayong Utara Regency has 128 hotspots, Melawi 54 hotspots, Kubu Raya 54 hotspots, Sinang 36 hotspots, Kapuas Hulu 25 hotspots, Landak 17 hotspots, Sambas 16 hotspots, Sekadau 11 hotspots, Sanggau eight hotspots, Mempawah six hotspots, Bengakayang four hotspots, then also in Singkawang City with one hotspot.  Meanwhile, in Pontianak City no hotspots were found.

                                      Many people in Pontianak reported that they feel shortness of breath and headaches due to the thick smoke haze, as the impact of land and forest fire (karhutla). One of the residents in the city, Masdar said the haze was stuffy and hot.

                                      “Actually i’m an active smoker, but with this very thick haze, i experience shortness of breath," Masdar said.

                                      According to Masdar, the haze has residual particles from land and forest fire. Therefore, he admitted that the breathed air feel really bitter.

                                      Another resident named Bandi said he also experienced shortness of breath, even though he used mask. He only hopes there would be the rain, so the haze in Pontianak could disappear, then the air quality would return to be normal again.

                                      “Eventhough we use air masks, it feels stuffy, making it hard to breathe. I hope rain to come and the air will be normal again, also all the people can do activities normally,” Bandi explained. 

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                                      REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PONTIANAK — Metereology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said there were 1.431 hotspots spreaded in several districts in West Kalimantan on Friday (Sept 20). According to ISPU (air pollution standard index), Pontianak and surrounding areas are classified as dangerous for human health.

                                      The increase in the number of hotspots in West Kalimantan monitored through Lapan satellite image data processing from Sept 19 at 07.00 WIB (Indonesia West Standard Time) until Sept 20 at 07.00 WIB, which are as many as 1.431 hotspots. The highest number of hotspots is located in Ketapang Regency, which was 1.061 hotspots.

                                      In addition, Kayong Utara Regency has 128 hotspots, Melawi 54 hotspots, Kubu Raya 54 hotspots, Sinang 36 hotspots, Kapuas Hulu 25 hotspots, Landak 17 hotspots, Sambas 16 hotspots, Sekadau 11 hotspots, Sanggau eight hotspots, Mempawah six hotspots, Bengakayang four hotspots, then also in Singkawang City with one hotspot.  Meanwhile, in Pontianak City no hotspots were found.

                                      Many people in Pontianak reported that they feel shortness of breath and headaches due to the thick smoke haze, as the impact of land and forest fire (karhutla). One of the residents in the city, Masdar said the haze was stuffy and hot.

                                      “Actually i’m an active smoker, but with this very thick haze, i experience shortness of breath," Masdar said.

                                      According to Masdar, the haze has residual particles from land and forest fire. Therefore, he admitted that the breathed air feel really bitter.

                                      Another resident named Bandi said he also experienced shortness of breath, even though he used mask. He only hopes there would be the rain, so the haze in Pontianak could disappear, then the air quality would return to be normal again.

                                      “Eventhough we use air masks, it feels stuffy, making it hard to breathe. I hope rain to come and the air will be normal again, also all the people can do activities normally,” Bandi explained. 

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                                        • ]]> Puti Almas Nur Aini haze, forest fire, pontianak Indonesia re-exports hazardous waste to Australia https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py2dyl366/indonesia-reexports-hazardous-waste-to-australia https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py2dyl366/indonesia-reexports-hazardous-waste-to-australia Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:59:09 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py2dyl366/indonesia-reexports-hazardous-waste-to-australia REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian government through the Directorate General of Customs and Excise on Wednesday re-export nine containers of toxic and hazardous waste to Australia.

                                          "Today we will re-export it to its country of origin," Director General of Customs and Excise Heru Pambudi said at a press conference in Jakarta Wednesday.The Tangerang Customs Office in cooperation with the Environment and Forestry Ministry has taken action against three companies suspected of receiving the toxic and hazardous waste. The three companies have been identified by their initials as PT HI, PT NHI and PT ART.

                                          One of the companies even imported the waste without the required documents, Heru said. The first investigation was conducted on PT HI which imported 102 containers of plastic sheets and artificial plastic of various kinds. The investigation was jointly conducted by the customs office and the ministry which found 23 containers contaminated by garbage and toxic and hazardous waste.

                                          As a result, the customs office recommended the re-export of 13 containers of hazardous waste to Australia, seven containers to the United States, two to Spain and one to Belgium. "The remaining 79 containers were declared clean and can be issued usage permits," he said,

                                          The second measure was conducted on PT NH which imported 138 containers of chips.

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                                          REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian government through the Directorate General of Customs and Excise on Wednesday re-export nine containers of toxic and hazardous waste to Australia.

                                          "Today we will re-export it to its country of origin," Director General of Customs and Excise Heru Pambudi said at a press conference in Jakarta Wednesday.The Tangerang Customs Office in cooperation with the Environment and Forestry Ministry has taken action against three companies suspected of receiving the toxic and hazardous waste. The three companies have been identified by their initials as PT HI, PT NHI and PT ART.

                                          One of the companies even imported the waste without the required documents, Heru said. The first investigation was conducted on PT HI which imported 102 containers of plastic sheets and artificial plastic of various kinds. The investigation was jointly conducted by the customs office and the ministry which found 23 containers contaminated by garbage and toxic and hazardous waste.

                                          As a result, the customs office recommended the re-export of 13 containers of hazardous waste to Australia, seven containers to the United States, two to Spain and one to Belgium. "The remaining 79 containers were declared clean and can be issued usage permits," he said,

                                          The second measure was conducted on PT NH which imported 138 containers of chips.

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                                              • ]]> Ani Nursalikah hazardous waste, australia waste, toxic waste, export waste, import waste Kalimantan wildfire forces orang utan trespass residential https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py17kc366/kalimantan-wildfire-forces-orang-utan-trespass-residential https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py17kc366/kalimantan-wildfire-forces-orang-utan-trespass-residential Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:03:00 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/py17kc366/kalimantan-wildfire-forces-orang-utan-trespass-residential REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SAMPIT -- Some orang utans (Pongo pygmaeus) fled their habitat and trespassed on residential areas in East Kotawaringin District, Central Kalimantan Province, owing to wildfires raging here for the past few weeks.

                                                "We had received reports of two orang utans at two different locations. Our team had gone on site to check on the mammals, but no orangutans were spotted at both locations," Sampit Pos Commander of the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Office (BKSDA) Muriansyah stated at Sampit Town on Wednesday.

                                                Muriansyah confirmed that his office had received two reports from the villagers on Sept 12 and Sept 16. Two wild orangutans – one being an adult male while the other a teen -- were spotted roaming in the bushes and palm oil plantations near residential areas.

                                                The rangers were able to identify the gender and age of the orang utans by observing five nests left by the mammals at two different locations in Baamang Sub-district and Kandang Village. "Nearby at two locations, we also discovered some large footprints of animals. We assumed it was that of a sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)," Muriansyah revealed.

                                                He further called on villagers in Central Kalimantan Province to promptly notify the Conservation Office when they spot wild animals around the plantation areas and people's houses. "We will ensure that these protected animals are evacuated properly, so as to cause them no suffering," he stated.

                                                Wildfires had raged in Central Kalimantan and some nearby provinces, including East Kalimantan and West Kalimantan, during the past weeks owing to the slash-and-burn practice and the protracted dry season.

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                                                REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SAMPIT -- Some orang utans (Pongo pygmaeus) fled their habitat and trespassed on residential areas in East Kotawaringin District, Central Kalimantan Province, owing to wildfires raging here for the past few weeks.

                                                "We had received reports of two orang utans at two different locations. Our team had gone on site to check on the mammals, but no orangutans were spotted at both locations," Sampit Pos Commander of the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Office (BKSDA) Muriansyah stated at Sampit Town on Wednesday.

                                                Muriansyah confirmed that his office had received two reports from the villagers on Sept 12 and Sept 16. Two wild orangutans – one being an adult male while the other a teen -- were spotted roaming in the bushes and palm oil plantations near residential areas.

                                                The rangers were able to identify the gender and age of the orang utans by observing five nests left by the mammals at two different locations in Baamang Sub-district and Kandang Village. "Nearby at two locations, we also discovered some large footprints of animals. We assumed it was that of a sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)," Muriansyah revealed.

                                                He further called on villagers in Central Kalimantan Province to promptly notify the Conservation Office when they spot wild animals around the plantation areas and people's houses. "We will ensure that these protected animals are evacuated properly, so as to cause them no suffering," he stated.

                                                Wildfires had raged in Central Kalimantan and some nearby provinces, including East Kalimantan and West Kalimantan, during the past weeks owing to the slash-and-burn practice and the protracted dry season.

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                                                  • ]]> Ani Nursalikah smog, hotspots, smoke, haze, land fire, forest fire, wildfire Minister optimistic of 2019 tax revenue target realization https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pxytjt366/minister-optimistic-of-2019-tax-revenue-target-realization https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pxytjt366/minister-optimistic-of-2019-tax-revenue-target-realization Wed, 18 Sep 2019 02:00:00 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pxytjt366/minister-optimistic-of-2019-tax-revenue-target-realization REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Strong external pressure from the global economic slowdown failed to dampen Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati’s optimism of realization of the tax revenue target set for 2019.

                                                    "The target of tax revenue realization for 2019 is quite tough, but it does not mean that we cannot reach it," Indrawati remarked while installing the ministry's echelon-III officials here on Tuesday.

                                                    The minister noted that the government had set a credible tax revenue target that is in line with the current economic condition. The former managing director of the World Bank admitted that Indonesia had faced significant external pressure from the global economic slowdown.

                                                    The likelihood of economic recession in some nations too added to the pressure that had impacted the country's export, she pointed out. The government, in its state budget 2019, has targeted tax revenue of Rp 1,577 trillion (109.5 billion US dollar). During the first semester of the year, the country clocked tax revenue of Rp 603.34 trillion (41.86 billion US dollar), or some 38.25 percent of the target.

                                                    It recorded a 3.75 percent growth than the tax revenue recorded during the corresponding period of 2018. Income tax remains the main source of tax revenue in the first semester of 2019, with Rp 376.32 trillion of revenue (26.11 billion US dollar), followed by the non-oil and gas sector, with Rp 346.16 trillion of revenue 24 billion US dollar); value added tax and luxury goods tax, Rp 212.32 trillion (14.73 billion US dollar); oil and gas sector, Rp 30.16 trillion (2.09 billion US dollar); and land-building tax and other taxes, Rp 14.70 trillion (1.02 billion US dollar).

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                                                    REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Strong external pressure from the global economic slowdown failed to dampen Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati’s optimism of realization of the tax revenue target set for 2019.

                                                    "The target of tax revenue realization for 2019 is quite tough, but it does not mean that we cannot reach it," Indrawati remarked while installing the ministry's echelon-III officials here on Tuesday.

                                                    The minister noted that the government had set a credible tax revenue target that is in line with the current economic condition. The former managing director of the World Bank admitted that Indonesia had faced significant external pressure from the global economic slowdown.

                                                    The likelihood of economic recession in some nations too added to the pressure that had impacted the country's export, she pointed out. The government, in its state budget 2019, has targeted tax revenue of Rp 1,577 trillion (109.5 billion US dollar). During the first semester of the year, the country clocked tax revenue of Rp 603.34 trillion (41.86 billion US dollar), or some 38.25 percent of the target.

                                                    It recorded a 3.75 percent growth than the tax revenue recorded during the corresponding period of 2018. Income tax remains the main source of tax revenue in the first semester of 2019, with Rp 376.32 trillion of revenue (26.11 billion US dollar), followed by the non-oil and gas sector, with Rp 346.16 trillion of revenue 24 billion US dollar); value added tax and luxury goods tax, Rp 212.32 trillion (14.73 billion US dollar); oil and gas sector, Rp 30.16 trillion (2.09 billion US dollar); and land-building tax and other taxes, Rp 14.70 trillion (1.02 billion US dollar).

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                                                      • ]]> Ani Nursalikah sri mulyani, income tax, tax revenue, indonesia economy New capital city area affected by smoke https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pxz3uj382/new-capital-city-area-affected-by-smoke https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pxz3uj382/new-capital-city-area-affected-by-smoke Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:27:55 +0700 Nur Aini https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pxz3uj382/new-capital-city-area-affected-by-smoke REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PENAJAM — Penajam Paser Utara Regency in East Kalimantan, a new prospective capital city of Indonesia was shrouded thin haze on Tuesday (Sept 17). In the morning, thin haze was covered a number of areas, which caused from widespread forest and land fires in the region around.

                                                        In order to prevent the land fires, local government has formed a joint team, which consisted by Indonesian Miliatry and National Police personnel, also related agencies, as well as community organizations. 

                                                        “The morning air quality in Penajam Paser Utara has decreased due to haze,” said head of Public Health Service in Penajam Paser Utara, Syarifah Asmawati. 

                                                        The local Health Service urged people in Penajam Paser Utara to wear masks when they have activities outside home. In addition, to anticipate acute respiratory infections (ISPA), at least 5.000 masks have been distributed to the community.

                                                        “The mask is necessary to prevent ISPA in this haze condition and we have distributed it through every community health centre (puskesmas) here,” Syarifah explained. 

                                                        Furthermore, local government suggested people to reduce activities outside home temporarily. They are also advised to implement healthy life. 

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                                                        REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PENAJAM — Penajam Paser Utara Regency in East Kalimantan, a new prospective capital city of Indonesia was shrouded thin haze on Tuesday (Sept 17). In the morning, thin haze was covered a number of areas, which caused from widespread forest and land fires in the region around.

                                                        In order to prevent the land fires, local government has formed a joint team, which consisted by Indonesian Miliatry and National Police personnel, also related agencies, as well as community organizations. 

                                                        “The morning air quality in Penajam Paser Utara has decreased due to haze,” said head of Public Health Service in Penajam Paser Utara, Syarifah Asmawati. 

                                                        The local Health Service urged people in Penajam Paser Utara to wear masks when they have activities outside home. In addition, to anticipate acute respiratory infections (ISPA), at least 5.000 masks have been distributed to the community.

                                                        “The mask is necessary to prevent ISPA in this haze condition and we have distributed it through every community health centre (puskesmas) here,” Syarifah explained. 

                                                        Furthermore, local government suggested people to reduce activities outside home temporarily. They are also advised to implement healthy life. 

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                                                          • ]]> Puti Almas Nur Aini land fire, smoke, haze, air quality Dozens of orang utans suffers respiratory infection https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pxyoro366/dozens-of-orang-utans-suffers-respiratory-infection https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pxyoro366/dozens-of-orang-utans-suffers-respiratory-infection Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:02:12 +0700 Ani Nursalikah https://en.republika.co.id/berita/pxyoro366/dozens-of-orang-utans-suffers-respiratory-infection REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALANGKA RAYA -- Dozens of orang utans undergoing rehabilitation in the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation area in Nyaru Menteng, Central Kalimantan Province, are reportedly ailing from acute respiratory tract infection triggered by haze in the past few weeks.

                                                            The disease-stricken orang utans, including those caged and attending forest schooling, are adults and those under the age of five, BOS Foundation veterinarian Viet remarked in Palangka Raya, the capital of Central Kalimantan Province, on Tuesday.

                                                            "The forest schooling location is not too far from the burned forest and likely one of the causative factors to acute respiratory tract infection in dozens of orangutans," Viet stated.

                                                            Speaking in connection with the rehabilitated orangutans released into several forests, Viet noted that the foundation had yet to locate any of them exposed to haze. However, the foundation will constantly monitor the forests to which the orang utans have been released.

                                                            Viet admitted to prioritizing the care and monitoring of orang utans at the rehabilitation center. If any are found to be infected, he will immediately administer herbal medicine, vitamin supplements, and so on.

                                                            "We mix the herbal medicine from onion to be administered to the orang utans suffering from acute respiratory tract infection. Some of them have recovered but then suffered a relapse due to haze," he explained.

                                                            The air pollution standard index issued by the Environment and Forestry Ministry showed that the air quality in Central Kalimantan, especially Palangka Raya, has reached a hazardous level to humans and animals.

                                                            The thick smog, induced by forest and land fires, has also compelled the local government to close schools, ranging from kindergarten to institutes of higher learning. The haze has also led to the cancellation of flights from and to the Tjilik Riwut Airport in Palangka Raya.

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                                                            REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALANGKA RAYA -- Dozens of orang utans undergoing rehabilitation in the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation area in Nyaru Menteng, Central Kalimantan Province, are reportedly ailing from acute respiratory tract infection triggered by haze in the past few weeks.

                                                            The disease-stricken orang utans, including those caged and attending forest schooling, are adults and those under the age of five, BOS Foundation veterinarian Viet remarked in Palangka Raya, the capital of Central Kalimantan Province, on Tuesday.

                                                            "The forest schooling location is not too far from the burned forest and likely one of the causative factors to acute respiratory tract infection in dozens of orangutans," Viet stated.

                                                            Speaking in connection with the rehabilitated orangutans released into several forests, Viet noted that the foundation had yet to locate any of them exposed to haze. However, the foundation will constantly monitor the forests to which the orang utans have been released.

                                                            Viet admitted to prioritizing the care and monitoring of orang utans at the rehabilitation center. If any are found to be infected, he will immediately administer herbal medicine, vitamin supplements, and so on.

                                                            "We mix the herbal medicine from onion to be administered to the orang utans suffering from acute respiratory tract infection. Some of them have recovered but then suffered a relapse due to haze," he explained.

                                                            The air pollution standard index issued by the Environment and Forestry Ministry showed that the air quality in Central Kalimantan, especially Palangka Raya, has reached a hazardous level to humans and animals.

                                                            The thick smog, induced by forest and land fires, has also compelled the local government to close schools, ranging from kindergarten to institutes of higher learning. The haze has also led to the cancellation of flights from and to the Tjilik Riwut Airport in Palangka Raya.

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