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December

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Indonesia Muhammad Abdullah AI Gaffli said the relationship between the UAE and Indonesia is in the principle of cooperation and mutual respect. Muhammad Abdullah AI Gaffli in his remarks during the 47th UAE Anniversary celebration in Jakarta on Monday, appreciated the bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia that hs gone well. He said the relationship between the two countries has developed into a strategic partnership with a growing volume of trade, economy and culture. Trade between the UAE and Indonesia reached more than 3.7 billion US dollars at the end of 2017 compared with 2.9 billion US dollars in 2016. Meanwhile, UAE investment in Indonesia reached 3 billion US dollars and is expected to increase from 5 to 6 billion US dollars until 2020. On the same occasion, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning Sofyan Djalil hoped that bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates could be improved. On behalf of the Indonesian government Minister Sofyan congratulates on the 47th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates. (ANTARA)

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December

Radio Republik Indonesia collaborates with organizing committee of Lomba Cipta Lagu Pop Daerah Nusantara 2018 (Nusantara Regional Pop Song Writing Competition 2018) in organizing Nusantara Regional Pop Song Writing Competition 2018. The Selection has been held from August to November 2018. This competition has been held for the sixth time since 2012. After a press conference at RRI’s Tri Prasetya Gallery, Monday (3/12), Chairman of the Nusantara Regional Pop Song Writing Competition 2018, Sapta Nirwandar, said that this activity was also organized to explore the creative potential of regional musicians and to increase people's love for folk songs.

 

"Our idealistic target is not only to preserve it, but also we develop the values ​​of the regional language. As we have seen earlier, there are also some regional languages that have already become extinct, so we are trying to revive our love," said Sapta Nirwandar.

Sapta Nirwandar further said that efforts are needed to revive the community, especially among teenagers to love and be proud of regional songs through promotion and various regional song competitions. Sapta added, to make regional songs to be easily enjoyed by the millennial generation, requires good packaging and arrangements so that folk songs become interesting to listen to and to look at and can have a positive impact on the public to love the folk songs. The Nusantara Regional Pop Song Writing Competition 2018 was participated in by 108 songs. Of the 108 songs, 33 regional pop songs were selected in the preliminary round and 10 songs are advancing to the final round. The Final Round of Nusantara Regional Pop Song Writing Competition 2018 will be held at the RRI Abdurrahman Saleh Auditorium and broadcast on RRI on December 6, 2018. (VOI / AHM )

04
December

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) responded to the shooting case which killed 31 civilians in the district of Nduga, Papua province. After opening the World Anti-Corruption Day commemoration on Tuesday in Jakarta, Jokowi admitted that Nduga district was indeed one of the regions that had a high level of vulnerability to security disturbances. He said he had ordered the Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander and National Police Chief to find deeper information regarding the shooting case. Difficulty in the field and communication in Nduga district are also among the reasons to look for a more in-depth process of extracting information.

 

"The incident happened in Nduga district. This was a red zone. I used to go there. I ordered the commander and the National Police Chief this morning to investigate it first because this is still confusing. Because it was suspected, because there was no signal there. Whether the incident is really like that. But we realize that Papua is indeed a very difficult terrain. And also there are still security disturbances there," said Jokowi.

Previously there were shootings which led to deaths, allegedly carried out by the Armed Criminal Group (KKB) in the Nduga region of Papua, against 31 workers on road construction in Yigi-Kali Aurak River, Yigi District, Nduga District, on Sunday (2/12). As many as 31 people working for the state-owned company PT Istaka Karya, were reportedly working to open isolation in the central mountainous region. Regarding this, President Joko Widodo said that this would not stop the process of opening regional isolation. He asserted that the development process in Papua would continue with escort from the Indonesian Military (TNI). (VOI/Ndy/AHM)

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December

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) appreciated the high Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in Indonesia with a score of 37. After opening the World Anti-Corruption Day commemoration on Tuesday in Jakarta, the President said that the data will become the basis of Indonesia's achievements in efforts to deal with corruption in the country. Therefore, according to him, there should be no one saying that corruption violations in Indonesia are at an alarming stage. This is due to the high number of Corruption Perception Indexes which show a significant increase since 1998.

 

"Since 1998 to 2018 I feel it has been significantly increasing. From the worst of all ASEAN countries, now Indonesia is now rising to the Corruption Perception Index to number 37. We should be grateful. Do not let anyone say that we are at the stage 4 level in corruption. No. We hope that the increase like that should be very good. Indeed, we need to improve a lot and fix it. But that there is such an increase, we cannot close our eyes. As the Head of the Corruption Eradication Commission said, our leap in the Corruption Perception Index is the highest in the world," said Jokowi.

Previously, the Head of the Corruption Eradication Commission Agus Rahardjo reported that the Corruption Perception Index in Indonesia had reached a score of 37. Even though the figure was stagnant over the past two years, Indonesia was still better compared to other countries in the region. When compared with the same index in 1998, Agus said that Indonesia was a country that had the highest CPI increase in the world with a value of 17. This figure was far above Vietnam, Argentina, Nigeria, China and the Philippines. (VOI/Ndy/AHM)

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