16
May

A series terrorist attacks in Surabaya and Sidoarjo, East Java some time ago certainly will not disturb the preparation of Asian Games and Asian Paragames 2018 which will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra soon. In relation to security issues, the Indonesia Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee (INASGOC) and the Indonesia Asian Para Games 2018 Organizing Committee (INAPGOC) will continue to coordinate with the government and the security agency so, the four-year grand event can run well.

We, the government of Indonesia, INASGOC, INAPGOC and the people remain confident and optimistic, with the preparations already undertaken by Mr. Erick, Mr. Okto and the entire Asian Games and Asian Paragames organizing committee. Of course, in terms of security and comfort we will continue to coordinate with the relevant parties and we also request the support of all Indonesian people so that Indonesia gets success, and can give confidence to  international community that Indonesia is a country that deserves to be a good host for big multievent such as Asian Games and Asian Paragames. Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrowi to the media in Jakarta, recently.

Meanwhile, Chairman of INASGOC, Erick Thohir stated that security during the Asian Games and Asian Paragames 2018 will be managed in accordance with international standards. In addition, he affirmed that all parties involved in the implementation of the event must have an accredited identification. This will be applied to people who want to watch live in the venue of the match. (VOI/Rezha/DP)

15
May

Countries which are joined in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are currently seeking independence of vaccine supply and production to face various threat of diseases both old and new infection which causes global pandemic risk. Therefore, Indonesia as a member of the OIC which has ability to produce vaccine and biotechnology is hoped to be able to help the independence of those countries.  This was stated by president director of PT Bio Farma, MRahman Roestan who is also OIC Vice Chairman of Vaccine Manufacturers Group  after the launching of the Center of  Vaccines and Biotechnology  on Monday (14/5) in Jakarta.

“It is an independence to produce and to provide vaccine among the OIC member countries. Indonesia is a member of OIC which  is most advanced in vaccine and medicine. So that, we show our ability to the OIC countries. And Alhamdullillah thanks GOD,it is begun step by step starting from 2013 in Jakarta until 2017, Indonesia is believed to help the OIC Center of Excellence to produce vaccine and biotechnology. So, the OIC member countries hoped Indonesia to help the independence of vaccine and biotechnology products  for the Islamic countries,MRahman Roestan  said.

Until nowadays, not all OIC countries have ability to provide vaccine or medicine which are needed for prophylaxis or treatment especially in handling outbreaks of infectious diseasesTherefore, Rahman  Roestan further said that the OIC member countries as group of big countries with many similarity either demography, social, or economy need cooperation and contribute in actualizing the health in the world. (VOI/REZHA/Trans YT/NT)

15
May

Indonesia will be the host of the 30th Session of the International Coordinating Council –ICC of the Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB) UNESCO in Palembang, South Sumatera on July 23 – 28, 2018. It is the program of MAB UNESCO that discusses about biosphere conservation management as the sustainable development. It was said by the Head of National committee of MAB UNESCO, Enny Sudarmonowati at the Launching of the 30th Session of the ICC MAB UNESCO at LIPI Auditorium  in  Jakarta on Monday (14/05).

“ICC MAB UNESCO Meeting 2018 will be held in Palembang Indonesia. We must play the role because Indonesia is included as the richest biodiversity country, Man of the Biosphere and cultural rich country. We must also submit a recommendation namely Palembang Recommendation. So, the result of the meeting will be referred by the world,” Enny Sudarmonowati said.

Enny Sudarmonowati who also serves as Deputy of Biodiversity Sciences of LIPI explained that currently there are 669 biospheres spread in 120 countries. Indonesia has 11 biosphere conservations and propose 3 nominees of biosphere conservation, namely Berbak Sembilang in South Sumatera Selatan, Betung Kerihun Danau Sentarum in West Kalimantan  and Rinjani Lombok in Nusa Tenggara Barat. Enny also hoped those biosphere conservation can be approved and stipulated by UNESCO at the 30th session of ICC MAB UNESCO in Palembang in Juli 2018. (VOI/AF/NT)

15
May

Terrorism is  a mutual enemy which must be countered together. Not only the Indonesian Police and the Military, but the people must play the role to overcome the real threats. It was said by Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu  at the Gathering with Media in Jakarta on Monday  (14/5) in addressing terrorism action and several bombing occurred in Surabaya East Java recently.

So, the first threat is terrorists. It is the real threat that can happen anytime. Beginning in 2017 Indonesia is now facing the 3rd generation of terrorists, the first group namely Al-Qaeda exploded the World Trade Center in the US, then the ISIS in Iraq and Syria. We are now facing the 3rd generation of terrorists who claimed themselves as ISIS  Indonesia, ISIS Malaysia, and ISIS Philippine. Therefore, two years ago I made trilateral cooperation of Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippine to localize the terrorists,” Ryamizard Ryacudu said.

Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu further said that terrorism is the real and serious threat for Indonesia. Therefore, countering terrorism can not use usual step, but it must be overcome seriously and do not be related with human rights issue. (VOI/AF/NT)