The effort to provide better service for hajj pilgrims of North Maluku Province is continued by improving Ngade Hajj Dormitory in Ternate. It is done so that from the beginning of this year, the hajj pilgrims from regencies and cities of North Maluku who previously must stay at hotels during their transit in Ternate prior to Makassar embarkation, now they can stay at Ngade Hajj Dormitory, Ternate. Head of Religious Affairs Ministry of North Maluku Representative Office's Hajj Planning and Finance H. Tahmid Abubakar to RRI on Sunday (24/6) said, by increasing the facility at Ngade Hajj Dormitory, prospective pilgrims can use it from this year. H. Tahmid Abubakar added, the improvement of Ngade Hajj Dormitory facility was assisted by the central government, from the 2017 Sharia Sovereign Bonds fund allocation.
Considering the challenges in securing the upcoming 2018 Regional Election, Tanjungpura XII Military Command ensuresthat the national army will be neutral in their political life and will refrain from practical politics. Besides that, the Tanjungpura XII Military Command also keeps trying to realize peace, so that the election committee and participants can feel safe, and the people can use their right to voteaccording to their hearts. In ensuring security and stability during the 2018 Regional Election, preventive actions must be prioritized. All that was said by Tanjungpura XII Military Commander Major General Achmad Supriyadi during Joint Prayer for 2018 Regional Election to Realize Peaceful Regional Election in West Kalimantan, held at local hall on Sunday evening (24/6). More overly, Achmad Supriyadi affirmed, the commitment to protect every core stages of 2018 Regional Election which is supported by intelligent and law enforcement.
After finding two objects in 490 meter depth of Lake Toba, the joint search and rescue agency deployed 13 motor boats to pull the objects which are suspected as the wreckage of Sinar Bangun ferry from the lake bottom. The motor boats will be located 2 km and 2.5 km from Tigaras Port, the location of the two objects. National Search and Rescue Agency Head Air Marshall M Syaugi at Tigaras Port on Monday (25/6) said, the move was done because there was no equipment which was able to pull the wreckage in 490 meters below the lake surface. According to M Syaugi, the team was trying to release the victims who are predictably trapped inside the ferry. Meanwhile, Head of Search and Rescue Agency's of Medan Office Budiawan added, from 13 ships 9 of them belong to the people, 2 belong to the National Search and Rescue Agency, and 2 from the Navy. In the 8th of the search, the team had deployed 100 people to do searching under the waters, 70 in the surface while 34 others on land.