The Indonesian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Husnan Bey Fananie, has affirmed that Indonesia and the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) continue to support Palestinian independence.

"Indonesia continues carrying out creative diplomacy, with special support for the Palestinian issues in Gaza," Ambassador Husnan said at a breaking-fast event held by the Indonesian Embassy in Baku recently, in a statement received by Antara here on Friday.

The Indonesian Embassy in Baku held the event and invited the ambassadors of OIC countries on the 10th day of the holy month of Ramadan, in an atmosphere of friendship.

Some ambassadors of countries attending the event were from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Tajikistan, Palestine and Lebanon.

Ambassador Husnan said the breaking fast meal was an annual event at the Indonesian Embassy in Baku.

According to Husnan, this event is a form of "soft diplomacy", or diplomacy through social and cultural approaches, by Indonesia and OIC member countries.

"Let's continue to maintain friendship among OIC members, unite and build mutual respect, and help each other," Ambassador Husnan said. (ant)


President Joko Widodo has appointed nine members of the Selection Committee (Pansel) for the Head of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for the term of office from 2019-2023. The Pansel was formed to guarantee the quality and transparency in the selection of KPK leadership candidates regarding the end of the current KPK leadership term on December 21, 2019.

The stipulation was stated in the Presidential Decree of the Republic of Indonesia Number 54 / P Year 2019 concerning the Establishment of the Candidate for the Corruption Eradication Commission Leadership Selection Committee for the Year 2019-2023 signed by President Joko Widodo on Friday, May 17, 2019.

The KPK Committee Chancellor 2019-2023 is led by Yenti Ganarsih as chairman. Yenti is an academic lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Trisakti University. Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Indonesia, who is also former Acting. The head of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Indriyanto Senoadji, was appointed as deputy chief of committee.

As a pansel member, the President appointed Harkristuti Harkrisnowo, an academic who is also an expert in criminal law and human rights (HAM); Hamdi Moeloek, academics and psychology expert at the University of Indonesia; and Marcus Priyo, an academic and criminal law expert at Gadjah Mada University.

Then there are also Hendardi, founder of the Setara Institute NGO, and Al Araf, Imparsial Director, sitting as a member. In the pansel also sat two elements of the government, namely Diani Sadia, Expert Staff of Bappenas, and Mualimin Abdi, Director General of Human Rights at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

The KPK Committee Chancellor from 201-2023 will work to select candidates for KPK leadership for the period 2019-2023 since the Presidential Decree was stipulated. They will be tasked with filtering and proposing names of candidates to the President and working until the formation of KPK leaders for the period 2019-2023.

Following is the composition of the Pansel membership as follows:

Chairperson concurrently member:
Dr. Yenti Ganarsih, S.H., M.H.

Deputy chairman concurrently member:
Prof. Dr. Indriyanto Senoadji, S.H., M.H.

1. Prof. Dr. Harkristuti Harkrisnowo
2. Prof. Dr. Marcus Priyo Gunarto, S.H., M.Hum.
3. Prof. Dr. Hamdi Moeloek
4. Dr. Diani Sadia Wati, S.H., LL.M.
5. Dr. Mualimin Abdi, S.H., M.H.
6. Hendardi, S.H.
7. Al Araf, S.H., M.T.

(biro pers media)


This year, Indonesia and India are celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations. As independent countries, 70 years of the relation is a very long period and this is a good time for both countries to see what has been done in the 70 years and what can be done in the next 70 years. In addition, due to many similarities, there are many opportunities that both countries can do in the coming years. 


“In terms of possibilities, because India and Indonesia, we have many similarities like diversity, the plural character of our society, the character of our economy, both countries having very strong agriculture. So since our challenges are very similar, there are no limitations in terms of the area where we can work together,” the Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Pradeep Kumar Rawat on the sidelines of a joint iftar and an Islamic photo exhibition of India-Indonesia organized by the Indian Embassy and Nahdlatul Ulama Islamic organization in Jakarta on Friday (17/05).


Pradeep Kumar Rawat further said in the field of science and technology, the two countries have the same challenge, namely how to meet the requirement of digital economy such as industry 4.0 and cyber technology. (VOI / AHM)


The Indian Embassy in Jakarta with Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia, held a joint iftar initiated with a photo exhibition themed Shared Islamic Heritage of India and Indonesia at Nahdlatul Ulama Head Office, Jakarta, Friday (17/05). This activity was held to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Indonesia. Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Pradeep Kumar Rawat said the exhibition aimed to show the young generation about the Islamic tradition in India.


"We are trying to do the young generation, which mean not know much about it, through this photo exhibition, can learn more about the Islamic tradition in India," said Pradeep Kumar Rawat.


Meanwhile, General Chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulama Prof. Dr. Said Aqil Sirad in his remarks said India and Indonesia had many commonalities in terms of the traditions of Islam. Said Aqil added that India and Indonesia had a long history in terms of the spreading of Islam because, in the past, many Indian Islamic scholars came to Indonesia to spread Islam.


The photo Indian Indonesian Islamic exhibition which displays the rich of Islamic heritage in India was jointly inaugurated by Indian Ambassador Pradeep Kumar Rawat and General Chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulama Prof. Dr. Said Aqil Sirad. This photo exhibition is open to the public until May 24, 2019. Attending the event were several Ambassadors from diplomatic corps based in Jakarta, along with dignitaries from NU and a large number of students from several universities in Jakarta. The iftar was also highlighted with a special musical performance by a Sufi Qawwali Group led by Sarfaraz Chisty from India.(VOI / AHM)



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