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Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto invited the public to maintain security after the elections.

“To date, Indonesia ranks 9th in world’s safest country, out of 142 countries, and that is an international assessment, meaning that our country is considered safe,” Wiranto said to reporters after attending a Plenary Cabinet Meeting, at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Tuesday (23/4).

For this reason, the Coordinating Minister called on all parties to maintain security together with security apparatus, the national police and the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI).

“Do not elections divide us as a nation and cause disruption for our unity since election-related matters were already finished,” he continued.

“It is not worth it [to fight each other over political reason]. Do not let elections ruin our long-standing unity,” Wiranto once again emphasized, adding that the TNI and the Police have prepared for any worst case scenario that may disturb national security.

He also expressed gratitude that the two presidential candidates (Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto) had underlined the importance of maintaining peace and security, particularly to their supporters.

“We just have to wait the official result that will be announced by the General Election Commission (KPU) on 22 May 2019. The KPU is an independent institution,” the Coordinating Minister said.

Regarding negative activities during elections, he reminded that the Government has provided a number of agencies to resolve the issues based on type of violation and government level.

“Do not violate the laws and regulations as our country is a legal state,” he said while reminding those who violate the law or disturb public order will face legal consequences.

Regarding the mobilization of a number of the National Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel to Jakarta, Wiranto asked not to be worried because the decision was taken based on local security analysis in areas that need additional security forces. (setkab)


To restore the former mining activities, the government is targeting to carry out a 7,000 hectare mine reclamation in 2019. This number increased dramatically compared to 2014 which reached 6,597 hectares.

"Mining reclamation activities have increased in the last 5 years. That of an area of ​​6,597 hectares in 2014 increased to an area of ​​6,950 hectares in 2018. In 2019 this is expected to reach more than 7,000 hectares, "said Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ego Syahrial, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Energy and the Environment Life and Forestry (LHK) in the Coordination Meeting on Forest Reclamation and Watershed Rehabilitation in Jakarta, Tuesday (23/4).

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said that the government had issued Government Regulation Number 78 of 2010 concerning Post-Mining Reclamation and Regulation of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Number 26 of 2018 concerning the Implementation of Good Mining Practices and Mineral and Coal Mining Supervision.

Post mining activities, explained Ego, aim to complete environmental and social recovery activities at the time the mine ends with the main focus of the community's socio-economic sustainability.

"Mining activities in addition to providing benefits certainly also have an impact on the environment so that efforts are needed to minimize them, for example by reclaiming mines after mining activities. This should be our focus together, "said Ego.

Besides aiming to prevent erosion or reduce runoff water, according to the Ego, reclamation to keep the land to become more stable and of course to make the land more productive.

He said, the obligation of post-mining reclamation is attached to the holder of a mining business permit (IUP), then the IUP holder is obliged to place collateral by not eliminating the obligation to reclamate and post-mine.

Post-mining activities, continued ESDM Ministry Secretary General Ego Syahrial, aim to complete environmental and social recovery activities at the time the mine ends with the main focus of the community's socio-economic sustainability.

"Reclamation activities are expected to produce added value for the environment and create better conditions than before mining activities," said Ego.


Meanwhile, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (LHK), Bambang Hendroyono revealed, forest reclamation and rehabilitation of watersheds as an effort to rehabilitate forests and land are part of the watershed recovery.

"Forest reclamation must be carried out by holders of Borrowing Use Forest Areas (IPPKH) in disturbed forest areas (on-site). While the obligation of watershed rehabilitation is planting activities on the location of critical land both inside and outside the forest area that is outside the IPPKH (off-site) area, "Bambang said.

According to Bambang, efforts to restore watersheds through the Forest and Land Rehabilitation (RHL) program in 2019 are one of the National Priority programs that require real success at the site level, and it is hoped that the IPPKH Forest Reclamation and Watershed Rehabilitation activities can be carried out on time and according to the provisions . (min ESDM )


The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology opens registration for prospective recipients of 25,000 scholarships for the 2019 Digital Talent Scholarship training program. The scholarship is intended to improve the skills and competitiveness of Indonesia's human resources in the field of information and communication technology.

Program participants will be trained intensively to master skills and soft skills in accordance with specialization in technical intelligence, big data, cloud computing, cyber security, internet of things, and machine learning and several other training themes.

Previously, in 2018, the Ministry of Communication and Information has launched the same program to prepare 1,000 talents who master digital expertise to support Indonesia's vision to become the largest digital economy in 2030. In addition, the Digital Talent Scholarship Program is aimed at providing the talent needed in the Revolution Industry 4.0.

This year, the Digital Talent Scholarship 2019 Program will provide an opportunity for 25,000 participants to take part in training that is packaged in four academies. Each academy has certain criteria for participants, as follows: 

Fresh Graduate Academy (FGA), which is intended for graduates of D3, D4 and S1 in the ICT field (or related), this program is open to persons with disabilities;
Vocational School Graduate Academy (VSGA), an intensive training program for SMK graduates;
Coding Teacher Academy (CTA), which is intended for teachers of SMK, SMA, Aliyah Madrasah and SMALB in the field of ICT (Open to PNS and Non PNS Teachers), and
Online Academy (OA), an online training program for the general public, including ASN, students, and industry players.
This scholarship is managed by the HR Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Communication and Information in collaboration with 31 leading universities in Indonesia, 23 Polytechnics and 4 global technology companies including AWS, Cisco, Google and Microsoft.

The Ministry of Communication and Information also prepares post-training activities for program participants. The target is to bring together the expertise possessed by digital talent with job and business opportunities in various technology companies.

The program registration period starts April 20, 2019 until May 19, 2019. For further information and registration please access Other information can be found on Instagram @ digitalent.kominfo. (pres rel kominfo)


Minister of Foreign Affairs, Madame Retno Marsudi received Ambassador of Sri Lanka, H.E. Dharsana Mahendra Perera, to directly express Indonesia’s deep condolences to Government of Sri Lanka & families of victims of horrific bombing attack on a number of churches, hotels & residential areas yesterday in Srilanka (22/04) (twitter menlu)


To improve the understanding of the protection and promotion of Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the ASEAN Study Center of the University of North Sumatra (USU) held a Public Consultation regarding the issue of PMI in Medan, April 22-23 2019.

"The Public Consultation is aimed at increasing public understanding in realizing the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community which pays attention to the protection and promotion of PMI's rights in the Southeast Asia region," said Riaz Saehu, Director of  ASEAN Socio-Cultural Cooperation.

 Riaz further said that this activity was held as a form of implementation of the ASEAN 2025 vision: "Moving Forward Together" aimed at consolidating the development of the ASEAN Community, especially in improving the quality of life through people-oriented, people-centered cooperation, and initiated by the people, while related to improving PMI services and skills, the Government has planned pre-departure orientation activities and reintegration programs for returned migrant workers.

Based on data from the Directorate of Indonesian Citizen Protection-Indonesian Legal Entity (PWNI-BHI) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, per year Indonesia is one of the largest sending countries of migrant workers in ASEAN, where the number of PMIs in ASEAN is 1,490,768 people, the majority work in the informal / domestic sector. Data from National Agency for Placement and Protection of PMI, BNP2TKI notes that in 2017 there were 17,106 workers from North Sumatra. The total PMI from this province in the period 2011-2017 was 97,556 workers. (kemlu)


Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit.

The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.

International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.

This Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.

International Mother Earth Day provides an opportunity to raise public awareness around the world to the challenges regarding the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports.

Mother Earth: Education and Climate Change

Climate change is one of the largest threats to sustainable development globally and is just one of many imbalances caused by the unsustainable actions of humankind, with direct implications for future generations.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement encourage international cooperation among parties on climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information.

During the commemoration of 10th anniversary of International Mother Earth Day, the Ninth Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature will be held on 22 April 2019 in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. The Interactive Dialogue is to discuss the contributions of Harmony with Nature in ensuring inclusive, equitable and quality education on taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts and to inspire citizens and societies to reconsider how they interact with the natural world in the context of sustainable development, poverty eradication and climate justice, so as to ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in Harmony with Nature.

Climate Action

To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September to meet the climate challenge. (un)


Indonesia condemned the bomb attack hard in some places in Sri Lanka, today. On behalf of all the people of Indonesia, I also convey my deep condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and all the families of the victims. May the victims that were injured could recover soon. ( retweet


 I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali continued its normal operations after Mount Agung in Karangasem District erupted early Sunday.

"Based on the results of a meeting, the Ngurah Rai Airport authorities decided that the airport must continue normal operations by taking into account all supporting data from all relevant stakeholders," chief of the airport's public relations Arie Ahsanurrohim said in Denpasar on Sunday.

Mount Agung again erupted on Sunday at 03.21 a.m. local time, sending a some 2,000-meter high flume of thick ash into the sky from its peak, which is some 5,142 meters above sea level.

Based on the result of a paper test conducted from 06.44 to 08.15 a.m. on Sunday, signs of very thin volcanic ash spread were found around the airport.

Later from 07.00 to 08.22 a.m. the LIDAR scan detected a spread of thin and uneven volcanic ash within a 0-1,500-meter radius of the airport at the altitude of 500 meters above land surface.

Arie said based on the result of aviation meteorological observation (METAR) conducted at 10.30 a.m. no signs of volcanic ash spread were found around the airport.

"The stakeholders will hold another meeting in case of significant change and discuss it comprehensively," he said.

Earlier, executive chief of the Bali Provincial Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) I Made Rentin said a column of thick gray ash from the eruption of Mount Agung moved in the southwesterly direction. The eruption was recorded in the seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 22 mm and a duration of 2 minutes and 55 seconds. Mount Agung has repeatedly erupted in recent years. The volcano also erupted on April 4, 2019 when it sent a nearly two thousand-meter-high flume of thick ash into the air from its peak.

The authorities have maintained the volcano’s alert status at level three and declared a danger zone within a four-kilometer radius of the crater.


World Heritage Day is celebrated every year on April 18. The day is also known as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. The day is celebrated to raise the awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage, monuments, its relevance, how vulnerable it can be and what are the needs and benefits of its conservation. On this day different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences are organised. 

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 announced April 18 as the World Heritage Day. Every year, ICOMOS proposes a theme for the celebrations and activities which are to be organised on the World Heritage Day. In 2019, the theme is Rural Landscapes. This theme is linked to the theme of the 2019 ICOMOS Scientific Symposium on Rural heritage which is to take place in October in Marrakesh, Morocco. 

Principles concerning rural landscapes as heritage adopted by the ICOMOS General Assembly in 2017. Rural landscapes are multifunctional resources. ICOMOS defined rural landscapes as terrestrial and aquatic areas co-produced by human-nature interaction. These areas are used for the production of food and other renewable natural resources, via agriculture, animal husbandry and pastoralism, fishing and aquaculture, forestry, wild food gathering, hunting, and extraction of other resources, such as salt.

Meanwhile, the theme of the World Heritage Day 2018 was “Heritage for Generations” which emphasis on inter-generational transfer of knowledge. As of 2018, India has 36 World Heritage Sites including Western Ghats, Sundarbans National Park, Historic City of Ahmadabad, Taj Mahal in Agra, Nalanda University, Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. (


RRI collaborates with 3 survey institutions in informing quick counts of  2019 General Election. The three survey institutions are Indobarometer, LSI and Charta Politica. The quick count results of the three institutions are:

1. Indobarometer Joko Widodo-Maruf Amen 54.3% - Prabowo-Sandi 45.68%
2. LSI Joko Widodo-Maruf Amen 55.77% - Prabowo-Password 44.23%
3. Joko Widodo-Maruf Charta Politica Amin 54.32% - Prabowo-Sandi 45.68%.
This is a quick count version and is not an official result. The official results are based on manual counts carried out by the KPU until next May. (

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