Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Penang, Malaysia explore cooperation in the field of cultural heritage, event tourism, medication and industry. The signing of the cooperation was conducted by Mayor of Banjarmasin, Ibnu Sina and his counterpart from Penang, Mayor Dato’ Ar Yew Tung Seang, on the sidelines of Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) & Mayors’ Forum in Queensland, Australia on July 8-10. On the occasion, both mayors shared information related with planned cooperation.
Singaporean President, Halimah Yacob handed over award to the mainstay caretaker of National Quartir of the Indonesian Scout Movement, Brata Tryana Hardjosubroto. President Halimah Yacob as Chief Scout of Singaporean Scout Association pinned the award "Distinguished Service Award". The innauguration of the award was conducted at the presidential Palace of Singapore on Wednesday (10/7). She handed over the award to 40 persons, including two foreigners namely Brata from Indonesia and Haji Yaacob bin Abdul Karim from Malaysia.
To follow up cooperation in the field of education, research and service to community, Rector of Riau Islamic University, Prof. Syafrinaldi along with four other lecturers became guest lecturers at University of Saint Anthony (USANT) of the Philippines on July 9-12, 2019. The event is a follow-up of Riau Islamic University and University of Saint Anthony in the field of education, research and service to community, knowledge and technology, as well as human resoreces. TheMemorandum of Understanding -MoU of the cooperation was signed by the two rectors in April 2019. In additional to giving a public lecture, President ofUniversity of Saint Anthony, Atty Santiago D. Ortega also asked Rector Syafrinaldi to plant tree at campus’ yard of the university as a symbol of strengthening of academic relations of both universities.