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State-owned electricity firm PT PLN has recovered electric power to Balaraja Extra High Voltage substation in Banten Province, and furthermore it will be channeled to Suralaya steam-fueled power plant (PLTU) to gradually recover its operation to reach its capacity of 2800 MW of electricity.

In addition, power supply from Gandul Extra High Voltage substations in Depok, West Java Province, will be channeled to Muara Karang gas and steam power plant (PLTGU) to supply electricity to the Indonesian capital city, Jakarta.

Acting President Director of PLN Sripeni Inten Cahyani said here on Sunday that the power supply to Jakarta was expected to recover within three hours.

"We apologize for the inconvenience today, and currently all efforts have been made to recover the Java-Bali power system, especially in the area of West Java, Banten, and Jakarta," Cahyani said.

The company has focused on power supply to PLTGU Muara Karang and PLTGU Priok to recover the system in the capital city.

Previously, PLN has recovered the operation of hydro-generated power plant (PLTA) Saguling and PLTA Cirata which are functioned as power stabilizer, and, at the same time, supply the electricity to PLTU Suralaya through Cibinong, Depok, Gandul, Lengkok, Balaraja and Suralaya extra high voltage substations.

PLTU Suralaya is expected to return to its normal operation within six hours to normalize power system in West Java and Banten.

Blackout that affected thousands of homes and public facilities in West Java, Jakarta, and Banten was caused by several troubles in the extra high voltage 500 kV transmission of Ungaran - Pemalang.

"PLN has taken its best efforts and will have evaluation to prevent recurrence of today's incident," Cahyani said.

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The 3rd President of the Republic of Indonesia, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, popularly known as BJ. Habibie passed away at the Gatot Soebroto Army Central Hospital, Jakarta, Wednesday afternoon (11/9). President Joko Widodo said the government and all the people of Indonesia are in deep condolences for the passing of BJ. Habibie. The president arrived at Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital five minutes after BJ Habibie passed away. He also prayed for the families left behind to be endowed with patience and patience. Habibie could continue in his lifetime.

“Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilaihi rooj’iuun. May I on behalf of all the people of Indonesia and the government convey our deep sorrow, condolences, for the death of Prof. B.J. Habibie, at 18.05 West Indonesia time at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital. Hopefully the family left behind is given patience, and can continue what is aspired by Prof. B.J. Habibie during his lifetime,” said Joko Widodo.

Furthermore President Joko Widodo recalls B.J. Habibie as a statesman that should become a role model in the daily life of the nation. Joko Widodo frequently discusses various national problems with B.J. Habibie. For him, other than being the 3rd President of Indonesia, B.J. Habibie is also a scientist and the father of Indonesian technology.

Meanwhile, in a separate place, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno conveyed, the Government asked the people of Indonesia to hoist the Red and White flag at half-mast as a statement of Indonesian grief over the death of BJ Habibie. The appeal was conveyed not only to the public, but also to all government offices and state institutions, both at home and abroad.

“We invite the public to hoist the Red and White flag at half-mast until September 14, 2019. So we will set a three-day national mourning until September 14,” said Pratikno.

Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, born in Parepare, South Sulawesi, June 25, 1936, died after undergoing intensive care since September 1, 2019. (VOI/NDY/AHM)


Indonesia's third president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, passed away. Habibie, who was born in Parepare, South Sulawesi, on June 25, 1936, died of a disease he suffered.

Information about Habibie's death was conveyed by Habibie's son, Thareq Kemal Habibie.

"I must convey this, that my father, the 3rd President of the Republic of Indonesia, BJ Habibie, died at 18.05," Thareq said.

Habibie has been undergoing intensive care at the hospital since September 1, 2019.

"His heart has stopped moving, as I said. Because of age and a lot of activity," said Thareq.

Habibie will be buried in the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, South Jakarta, next to the grave of his wife, Hasri Ainun Besari or Ainun Habibie.

Minister of State Secretary Pratikno said the state has been preparing a funeral to be held on Thursday (12/09).

"A funeral has been prepared next to her wife, Ainun Habibie, in slot 120-121," said Praktikno at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta. (KOMPAS/CNN)


President Joko Widodo received a number of prominent figures from Papua and West Papua on Tuesday afternoon at the Jakarta State Palace. During the meeting, the figures led by Jayapura City Regional House of Representatives Chairman Abisai Rollo submitted a number of requests to the President. One of the requests mentioned by Abisai Rollo to the President was a request that the President build the Presidential Palace in Papua. Abisai Rollo said that the Papuan people were ready to give up 10 hectares of land to the President to be used as the Presidential Palace. Regarding this matter, President Joko Widodo briefly whispered to the Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security, Wiranto who also attended the meeting. After whispering Wiranto, President Joko Widodo also agreed to a request to build the Presidential Palace in Jayapura.

“Regarding the presidential palace. The most difficult one is providing the land. The land has been provided, right? 10 hectares for free? Ten hectares, right? Already available? Ooh it belongs to Abisai Rollo. Today de facto the land has been submitted. I whisper first with the ministers so that I would not take a wrong decision. I'll talk later, we don’t have the money now. So the palace will start to build next year,” said Joko Widodo.

In addition to requesting to build the Presidential Palace in Jayapura, there were a number of other requests proposed by leaders of Papua and West Papua when meeting with the President at the State Palace. The request is the division of the 5 (five) indigenous territories in Papua and West Papua, the establishment of the National Land Affairs Agency for Papua, the placement of echelon 1 and 2 officials in the ministries and institutions as well as the development of the Nusantara Dormitory throughout the region including security guarantees for Papuan students. In addition, the leaders of Papua and West Papua also requested the Revision of the Special Autonomy Law, the issuance of a Presidential Instruction (Inpres) for the honorary appointment of the Papuan Civil Apparatus and the acceleration of the construction of the East Palapa Ring Satellite. (VOI/ANDY/AHM)


Welcoming the 74th Anniversary of Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) on September 11, 2019, RRI Public Service Broadcasting will release the 'Kentongan' Disaster Response Program nationally. This was announced by the President Director of LPP RRI, Mohammad Rohanudin in his remarks at a workshop entitled 'RRI Disaster Response Radio' at Jusuf Ronodipuro RRI Auditorium, Jakarta, Saturday (7/9). Rohanudin said, as a broadcasting institution that represented the presence of the state, RRI was demanded to have its own form of journalism. RRI takes the initiative to become the only Disaster Response radio nationally through the 'Kentongan' Program because it has 100 radio stations throughout Indonesia. Of the 100 stations, 37 of them are on the border areas, so there will be the country’s presence among the people. (kbrn)


The role of the radio will increase, especially if there is already digitalized. Apart from being a means of disseminating information, education and entertainment, radio also functions to unite people from various parts of the world. It was conveyed by Pakistani Ambassador to Indonesia, Abdul Salik Khan, at the Diplomatic Forum talk show themed The Future of Radio held by Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta Wednesday (04/09.2019) The theme was taken in conjunction with the 74th Anniversary of Radio Republik Indonesia. According to Abdul Salik Khan it is possible that radio will change its form and function, but the role of radio will be increasingly important.

“So ​​radio's importance in future is not going to undermine. It is going to increase, of course, it will take different, I would say, it will change its shape, it will change its utility in a different way. But the way radio is bringing the cultures closer, the way the radio is bringing the country's information As the Ambassador of the Seychelles said, that tourism is one of the most important areas in the Seychelles So what is the role of radio there? Similarly Pakistan is also a country which is a friendly country to Indonesia and through RRI millions of people in Indonesia and Pakistan are linked together,” said Ambassador Salik Khan.

Furthermore Ambassador Abdul Salik Khan appreciated the Voice of Indonesia which had organized the Diplomatic Forum talk show on the radio because it hasconnected Indonesia with listeners around the world. (Voi / ahm /)


Despite the digital era, the radio will still exist because radio is the core of communication in the world. It was stated by the Seychelles Ambassador to Indonesia, Nico Barito, at the Diplomatic Forum talk show themed "The Future of Radio" organized by Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta Wednesday (04/09/2019). According to him, there is a trend of back to nature, therefore even in the digital era, the radio will still be listened to.

‘So what I'm trying to say, I mean when many people are thinking like maybe radio is fading out, maybe this all-new digital era things is coming up, that one day radio and newspaper is not there in the market. I don't believe in that ideology, because there is always a trend of coming back to nature. You see today, our consumption is coming back to organic food today. We are talking about come back to Nature, save the paper Save the Planet. So I mean radio is the core value of the first communication in the world. This is one of the tools of communication. Every country is proud of its radio. Indonesia is proud of the radio because your moto say Sekali di Udara tetap Di Udara. Yeah, so you are always there, you know, so I don't think there's any worry about that. It's only about how creative we do and how we interact,” said Nico Barito.

Ambassador Barito added what has to be done is how to attract young listeners to keep listening to the radio by providing programs close to their lives. In addition, according to him, radio can also be used to promote tourism.

In addition to Ambassador of Seychelles, the Diplomatic Forum's talk show also featured Hendrasmo, Expert Staff Secretary-General of the Ministry of Communication and Information; Abdul Salik Khan Pakistani Ambassador to Indonesia; Muhamad Reza, Commissioner of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI); Agus Sunarto, Director of VOA Indonesia and Agung Susatyo, Head of Voice of Indonesia. (VOI / AHM) 


President Joko Widodo at a limited Cabinet meeting Tuesday ordered a breakthrough to encourage the acceleration of the industry 4.0 roadmap.

"During this limited meeting, I want to hear the implementation report on the industry 4.0 roadmap. Our steps to face rapid, particularly the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0 should be measurable and clear. We should dare to make various leaps and breakthroughs," President Widodo said at the President's Office in Jakarta, Tuesday.

The limited meeting was attended by Minister of Research and Higher Education M Natsir, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno, Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukito, and Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BPKM) Thomas Lembong.

"I want to remind you again that the industry 4.0 roadmap was launched in April 2018," the President remarked.

Several breakthroughs are necessary, such as improving regulations, improving the quality of human resources, building a good ecosystem of innovation, increasing incentives for investment in technology, and redesigning industrial zones to improve the flow of material.

"The steps of change should be realized in five priority sectors, namely food and beverages, automotive, textile, electronics, and chemicals," the President said.

If the government concentrates on improving the structure of the national industry, it can be even stronger.

"Then we can increase gross domestic product (GDP) significantly, especially exports and investment," he said.

The implementation of the industry roadmap is expected to create more than 10 million jobs.

The launch of Making Indonesia 4.0 as a roadmap for integrating strategies to enter the industrial 4.0 era was held at the Indonesia Industrial Summit 2018 on April 4, 2018.

Making Indonesia 4.0 provides a clear direction for the movement of the national industry with a focus on developing five manufacturing sectors that will be piloted and undertake 10 national initiatives to strengthen Indonesia's industrial structure.

The successful implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 can then drive the growth of real GDP by one to two percent per year so that per year it will rise from the "baseline" from five to between six and seven percent between 2018 and 2030. The manufacturing industry’s share from this achievement should be between 21 and 26 percent of the GDP in 2030.

In addition to increasing productivity, Making Indonesia 4.0 promises to create 7 to 19 million jobs, both in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors by 2030 as a result of greater export demand.

The five main technologies that support the implementation of Industry 4.0, are the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Human-Machine Interface, robotics and sensor technology, and 3D Printing technology.

For the initial implementation of Industry 4.0, Indonesia will need to focus on five manufacturing sectors, such as the food and beverage industry, the textile and clothing industry, the automotive industry, the chemical industry, and the electronics industry.

Besides, Making Indonesia 4.0 includes 10 cross-sectoral national initiatives to accelerate the development of the domestic manufacturing industry. These are improving the flow of goods and materials, building a comprehensive and cross-industrial zone road map, accommodating sustainability standards, empowering small and medium industries, and building national digital infrastructure.

Thereafter, one must attract foreign investment, improve the quality of human resources, develop the innovation ecosystems, incentivize technological investment, and harmonize rules and policies. (ANTARA)


President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had lunch with the winners of the "Gapura Cinta Negeri" (Country Love Gate) Festival, who came from Nduga and Yapen Islands Districts, Papua Province.

"Just now, there were important guests from Nduga and Yapen, including village chiefs," Jokowi said while holding a limited cabinet meeting at the Presidential Office, here Tuesday. The lunch took place at the Merdeka Palace, before the meeting.

Joining the luncheon with the President were, among others, Otniel Matias Kayani, the village chief from Mantenbu in Yapen, Royland Worembay (29), a resident of Mantenbu, Amos Ayum, a farmer from Mantenbu, and Peter De Haan, a spokesman of the Yapen regional administration.

From Nduga District, those who were present included Tekius Heluka, the village chief from Mbua, Nduga District, Gianus Kurungga, a senior high school graduate also from Mbua, and Agung Rezki, a resident of Wamena and member of the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) chapter of Papua.

On Monday, September 2, Jokowi presented prizes to the winners of the festival. (ANTARA)


President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered the police and military to take stern measures against those spreading anarchy and racism in Papua. "I am following the case and I have received information on the latest situation in Papua, especially in Jayapura," Jokowi said before a shadow puppet theater in Purworejo, Central Java, late Thursday.

The President has also called on the public to stay calm and refrain from committing anarchy.

"It will harm all of us if public facilities are damaged," he said.

The government would remain committed to developing Papua, both in terms of physical and human resource development, Jokowi reiterated.

"Let us keep Papua as a peaceful region, peaceful land. I call on all leaders, customary and religious leaders, as well as Papuan youths to help materialize a peaceful and developed Papua," Jokowi said.

The government has planned to meet Papuan tribal chiefs and is still searching for an appropriate time.

"We have planned it (the meeting) to be conducted this week, but it is not possible. In the near term, we will have the meeting with youth leaders, customary as well as religious leaders," Jokowi said.  (ANTARA)



Indonesia's President Joko Widodo and wife welcomed Malaysian King Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah and spouse Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar.

The Indonesian president and first lady extended a warm welcome to the duo at the Bogor Palace, West Java, Tuesday.

Also greeting the Royal guests were several hundred students dressed in traditional clothing and waving the national flags of Indonesia and Malaysia. 
Widodo and the King held a one-on-one meeting and planted trees in the backyard of the palace. A bilateral meeting was also organized by the two countries' delegations.

While receiving the Malaysian King, President Widodo was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi, Minister/State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Rudi Kirana.

The Malaysian king's entourage comprises Economic Minister Mohamed Azmin bin Ali and officials of the Foreign Ministry, State Palace and Prime Minister's Office.

During their stay in Jakarta, the Malaysian king and queen will also attend a dinner with the Malaysian people in Indonesia and visit the Istiqlal Mosque, the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia.

During the four-day visit (Aug 26-29) to Indonesia, King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah will also travel to Yogyakarta to meet Governor of the Yogyakarta Special Province Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X and visit several historical sites.

The visit symbolizes strong bilateral ties between Malaysia and Indonesia and will contribute to strengthening friendship between the two neighboring nations that has been in existence since 62 years ago, the Foreign Ministry had earlier stated (ANTARA)

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