20
February
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has inaugurated and took the swearing-in of 17 new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia (LBBP) at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday(20/2). President Joko Widodo led the oath after the reading of Presidential Decree No. 31 of 2018 dated 19 February on Appointment of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. The following 17 Ambassadors are Ade Padmo Sarwoni as Indonesia Ambassador to ASEAN in Jakarta, Sudirman Haseng as Indonesia Ambassador to Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Djauhari Oratmangun as Indonesia Ambassador to China and Mongolia in Beijing, Sudjatmiko as Indonesia Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam in Bandar Sri Begawan, Todung Mulya Lubis as Indonesia Ambassador to Norway and Iceland in Oslo, Arif Havas Oegroseno as Indonesia Ambassador to Germany in Berlin, Hermono as Indonesia Ambassador to Spain and serve concurrently to UNWTO (The World Tourism Organization) in Madrid, RP Pratito Soeharyo as Indonesia Ambassador to Laos in Vientiane, Hersindaru Arwityo Ibnu Wiwoho Wahyutomo as Indonesia Ambassador to Portugal in Lisbon, M. Amhar Azeth as Indonesia Ambassador to Romania and Moldova in Bucharest, Muliaman Darmansyah Hadad as Indonesia Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein based in Bern, Raden Mohammad Benjamin Scott Carnadi as Indonesia Ambassador to the Republic of Fiji, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Nauru and Tuvalu in Suva, Sinyo Harry Sarundajang as Indonesia Ambassador to the Philippines and the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau in Manila and Rossalis Rusman Adenan as Indonesia Ambassador to Sudan and Eritrea in Khartoum. (Tempo)
20
February
 
The National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas) optimizes the spread of nationality values through education program for leaders in the state and ministerial institutions. Lemhannas continues to enhance its role to give understanding the value of nationalism for 100 participants of the program consisting of 93 participants from Indonesia and 7 participants from other countries. This was said by the Governor of the National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas) Agus Widjojo on the sidelines of the Opening of the 57th Regular Education Program (PPRA) in 2018 at Lemhannas Building Jakarta on Tuesday (20/02).
 
"We need to look at the function and authority which is given constitutionally to Lemhannas, to carry out education for national level leaders. Then conducting the development and dissemination of national values, consolidation of nationality values and carry out strategic level assessments for the government. We do the socialization, disseminating nationality values and consolidating national values, through the participants who participate in the Lemhannas program," Agus Widjojo said. 
 
In addition, Lemhanas Governor Agus Widjojo said that the Indonesian participants who attended the 57th Regular Education Program (PPRA) will get the national leadership of strategic level with the statesmanship concept. Agus moreover hoped they can actualize the national values within the existing policies//(Voi/AF)
20
February
 
In a Coordination Meeting of Asian Games preparation, at the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee Inasgoc office Jakarta on Monday (19/2) the Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla evaluated the implementation of invitation tournament. The Vice President evaluated some facilities such as the tranportation from Wisma Athlete to Bung Karno Sports Stadium, set up data network connection, and readiness of Asian Games Main Operation Center. Improvement of facilities and infrastructure is confirmed to be completed 2 months before the Asian Games. In the meeting, the Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that the Jakarta provincial government is still designing traffic engineering in coordination with Police, Transportation Department and Jakarta Education Department to pursue the target of 35 minutes from Wisma Atlet to Bung Karno Sports Stadium.
 
"There will be an engineering of traffic both the tol or non-tol routes.  Secondly the arrangement of the traffic number passing the area related to study and work activities, however we are still finalizing to get a complete scenario before we announce it," Vice President said.
 
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadi Muljono also ensured the preparation of infrastructure of the support mobility, venue or the location of the games, up to the preparation of Jaka Baring Sports Complex. All facilities are targetted to complete for two months before the organizing of Asian Games in August. Bung Karno Sports Stadium is currently being repaired after being used for the President Soccer Cup final match on Saturday (17/2). Also attending the meeting, Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture who is also Vice Chairman of Asian Games Steering Board Puan Maharani, Minister of Sports Imam Nahrawi, Chairman of Inasgoc Erik Thohir and South Sumatra Governor Alex Nurdin// (Rizki/Trs.N)
 
20
February

The Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee or INASGOC will establish three security zones during the upcoming Asian Games in order to prevent vandalism, which had previously happened to the Main Stadium of the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Senayan, Jakarta.

"We will intensify our security measures, as we have carried out before during the test event, which is by only opening up two doors, one for accredited individuals and one for ticket holders. at the same time, there would be three security zones," said Chairman of INASGOC Erick Thohir in Jakarta, Monday.

The first security check point, he continued, is the area where people will be searched one by one before entering any of the sports venues, including the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Senayan, Jakarta or Jakabaring in Palembang, South Sumatra.

"Everyone will be searched before entering the areas. They would not be allowed to carry bags or anything, they could only bring their tickets," he said. 

Then in the second zone, INASGOC officers will check the spectators` tickets. "There would be no ticket sales in the arena because all tickets will be sold online," he said.

Finally, the third security zone is at the entrance to the arena. "The ticket will be checked again to ensure the seat number," he said.

Security of the Asian Games 2018 will be increased during the opening and closing ceremonies on August 18 and September 2.

"Cars would not be allowed to enter the Gelora Bung Karno area during the opening and closing ceremonies except for the President and President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), even OCA ministers and guests would have to use the bus to enter the area, including myself," he reiterated.

In addition to the GBK and Jakabaring sports areas, a number of other Asian Games sports venues such as football stadiums will also use the same security measures, except with only two security zones.

"Considering that the environment is different, we will implement two zones, Deputy IV of INASGOC will have more on the details about the security of the arena," he said.

Tohir further stated that the Asian Games 2018 also serves as an opportunity to improve the spectator culture of sporting events, including the use of public transportation, the queuing habit and maintaining public facilities. (ANTARA)