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November

Diplomatic Corner

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Six Indonesian young designers from Islamic Fashion Institute -IFI Bandung amazed fashion lovers at Adelaide Fashion Festival (AFF) in Adelaide, Australia (19/10). The festival collaborated with TAFE South Australia. The 6 students are Anita Yuni Kholillah, Annisa Nur Afrisari, Irma Intan, Aninda Nazmi, Runi Siliwati Legan and Reyna Hanifa. Every designer presented 2 designs of modest wear. They were welcomed by audiences. Deputy of Indonesia Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) Sydney, Siti Aisyah, Manager of Islamic Fashion Institute Bandung, Hanni Haerani and Board of Supervisors of the Institute, Euis Saedah also attended the event. International Engagement TAFESA, Aaron Rigano expressed his appreciation on the participation of Islamic Fashion Institute Bandung and hoped to collaborate again with Adelaide Fashion Festival as an annual event.

Memorandum of Understanding of tsunami film project was signed by CEO Shinework Pictures (China), Jonathan Shen and CEO Goshen Media (Indonesia), Allen Jordan. The signing was also witnessed by Head of Creative Economic Agency, Triawan Munaf on last Monday (27/11). The tsunami film is the first project of film production between Indonesia and China, which involves bilateral cooperation of the two countries. Jonathan revealed that he is inspired by Chinese President’s speech, Xi Jinping in 2013 related to humanitarian action of Chinese savior team on natural disaster tragedy of tsunami in Aceh. Some big names have been targeted to be involved in the film. Head of the agency, Triawan Munaf ensured that the cooperation can increase Indonesian film industry which is growing. He also hoped that the tsunami film project can strengthen cooperation of the two countries commercially; viewing that there is large potential of Indonesian and Chinese audiences.

Foreign Affairs Ministry through Indonesian embassy in Brussels, Belgium has visited Banyuwangi to discuss efforts of tourism market. Trade attaché of the Indonesian embassy in Brussels, Meri Astrid Indriasari after meeting with Regent of Banyuwangi, Abdullah Azwar Anas said in Banyuwangi on Friday (2/11) that her side viewed that many festivals in Banyuwangi have potential to be offered to Europe, especially to Belgium. Tourists from Europe love art-culture and beautiful nature. Banyuwangi presents all of them, including agro-tourism. This was stated by Agriculture Attaché of the Indonesian embassy in Brussels, Wahidah Maghriby. At least, there are two things which are targeted by the Indonesian embassy in Brussels: Gandrung dance and Ijen crater to be marketed in Europe. Wahidah also said the Indonesian embassy in Brussels established strong synergy with Pairi Daiza management, a superior destination in Belgium, which is visited by at least one million people every year. Besides, d'Indonesia Festival is held routinely in Belgium. Banyuwangi is promoted over there. 

05
November

Mosaic of Indonesia

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The Yogyakarta City Cultural Office continues to assess and study a number of cultural heritage buildings. So, it is estimated that the number of buildings included in the list of cultural heritage in Yogyakarta will increase. Previously, 33 buildings were enlisted on the heritage list and this year, the number has been set to 44 buildings. Head of the Yogyakarta City Culture Service, Eko Suryo Maharso said in Yogyakarta on Saturday (3/11) that it is possible until the end of 2019 to be increased to around 200 buildings. Determination of 44 buildings is included in the list of cultural heritage through Decree of the Yogyakarta Mayor No. 435/2018. Some of them are Ndalem Notonegaran, Yogyakarta Education Office building, SD Negeri Sosrowijayan building, Rumah Kalang in Kotagede, and a number of houses standing up to the building that are now being used as hotels. According to Eko, there are still many people who are afraid if their homes or residences are specified in the list of regional cultural heritage. Therefore, Eko said, the Yogyakarta City Cultural Service will intensify socialization related to various rules for the preservation of buildings that are included in the cultural heritage list. He also said that one of the things that we want to do is to form a community or at least a group through a conversation application in a bid to accommodate people who are currently occupying or taking care of heritage buildings. They can communicate with each other and obtain information more easily.

A total of 30 local creators in Bali had the opportunity to showcase and present their unique ideas to the public through the "Maker Fest 2018" event at Renon Square, Denpasar City, Bali for two days until Sunday (4/11). Chairman of the "Maker Fest 2018", William Tanuwijaya said in Denpasar on Saturday that the activity was aimed at encouraging micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), as local creators grow and move up to higher class. Maker Fest is present as an online and offline stage for Indonesian creators to realize and develop their creative business ideas. He hopes that this event can contribute to the creation of a more conducive business ecosystem so that more small businesses can grow into industry.

Ministry of Tourism claims that Indonesia's westernmost outermost island is very suitable to host the free diving or Sabang Free-diving International Championship (SFIC 2018) event from November 3-8. Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism's Maritime Tourism Acceleration Team, Ratna Suranti said in Sabang on Saturday (2/11) that the location of Sabang Free-diving International Championship (SFIC) is centered in Teluk Balohan, Sabang and its depth is more than 140 meters above sea level. She said that with the depth, it does not flow as seen above sea level. She also pointed out that the international free-diving competed three types of attractions: constant weight / CWT (November 3-4), free immersion / FIM (November 5-6) and constant weight no fins / CNF (November 7-8). Registration for SIFC 2018 was opened online for 22 minutes and in a very short period; the number of participants registering was 40 people from 22 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. There were also participants of "SIFC 2018" from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Macau and South Korea. In addition, there were also from the Netherlands, the Philippines, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Hungary, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and America and South Africa. He hopes that the participants of Free-diving will promote Sabang marine tourism potential to their respective countries. Marine tourism is a superior object in the National Tourism Strategic Area (KSPN) and domestic and international tourists can easily see a variety of types of coral reefs or rare ornamental fish in the most western sea of Indonesia.

01
November

HEADLINES

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Here are the headlines of several newspapers published today, Thursday November the 1st 2018.

I’ll begin from Kompas which wrote “Search of the Plane finds its Bright Spot”

The Baruna Jaya I, a research vessel owned by the Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) along with the joint search and rescue teams on Wednesday (31/10) found a signal that was believed to befrom the Lion Air’s black box with the registration number PK-LQP which crashed in TanjungKarawang Sea, West Java, on Monday (29/10). Deputy Chairman for Natural Resource Technology Development of the Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, HammamRiza, said that the signal from the black box was detected by a transponder device named USBL KR Baruna Jaya I owned by BPPT at 12.25. The location of the plane’s debris and black box is 15 kilometers from the Karawangsea, Karawang Regency. The black box is an important device because it stores the flight data and the communication between the pilot and the air traffic controller officer before the plane crashed. After the black box has been found, the black box’s data will be downloaded, verified, and analyzed. The result can reveal the mystery regarding the cause of the plane’s crash. Head of the National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT), SoerjantoTjahjono said the analytical process can take 3-5 months depending on the data’s complexity.

Moving on to Media Indonesia which wrote “Investigate Lion Air’s Management”

The dismissal of Lion Air’s Technical Director, Muhammad Asif is not enough to investigate Lion Air JT610 PK-IQP route Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang in Tanjung Pakis, Karawang, West Java on Monday (29/10). Member of Commission V at the Indonesian House of Representatives from National Democratic Faction, SahatSilaban said the government should not only stop the investigation by dismissing Muhammad Asif. He affirmed that all parties in Lion Air must be investigated thoroughly because similar problem has occurred previously. He said that the government must take part and analyze the human error in the tragedy of Boeing 737 Max8 carrying 189 passengers.

We end the Headlines from Republika which wrote “NU and Muhammadiyah Maintain Unity”

A number of executive leaders of PBNU (Executive Management of the NahdlatulUlama) visited the Muhamadiyah Executive Leaders at the Muhamadiyah Central Dakwah Office in Menteng, Central Jakarta on Wednesday (31/10). The meeting produced several agreements regarding cooperation and the importance of maintaining peace in this political year. A number of PBNU officers arrived at Central Management Muhamadiyah in Menteng around 19.10 pm. The entourage was led by Chairman of the PBNU, KH. Said AgilSirajand was accompanied by Secretary General of PBNU, HelmyFaishal. In addition, Deputy Chairman of PBNU KH. MaksumMachfoedz , Chairman of PBNU Robikin , and Deputy Chairman of GP AnsorYaqutCholilQoumas attended the event.

That was the Headlines

01
November

DIPLOMATIC CORNER

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This is RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia with Diplomatic Corner, a segment which presents information about activities and progress of Indonesian diplomacy in the international world.

The first information is from Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. One of businesspeople of the Mercosur, a South American trade bloc, Rodolfo Kramer said that 26 businesspeople and prospective buyers are fascinated by the implementation of the biggest trade expo in Indonesia -the 2018 TEI. Indonesian Ambassador to Argentine, Niniek Kun Naryatie remarked during the implementation of the 2018 TEI in BSD Tangerang, Banten on Saturday (27/10) that the Indonesian Embassy in Buenos Aires is able to convince not only the Argentinian Businesspeople but also members of the Mercosur namely Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil in a bid to attend the expo. According to Ambassador Niniek Kun Nuryatie, Mercosur’s businesspeople have great interest to expand their market in Indonesia. There were various delegates attending the expo, such as those who looked for Indonesian furniture, canned-fishery products, and palm oils. Even an Argentinian football club also visited the expo. A businesswoman from San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentine involving in PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and glass material production for industry, Maria Sonia said that Indonesia has good-quality furniture products with affordable prices. Her side plans to import furniture products which can be utilized in a number of projects in the future.

The second information is from Nusa Dua, Bali. The harmful impact of plastic waste pollution that causes concern and threatens environmental conservation for future generations is the main reason to strengthen regional and global cooperation in a bid to solve sea and plastic waste pollutions. The call was remarked by Director of Cooperation of the ASEAN, Jose Tavares during the Our Ocean Conference 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali. The meeting was an additional event held during the Our Ocean Conference that was participated in by 140 countries and leaders of the countries, ministries, senior officials, from 29th -30th of October 2018. Jose Tavares affirmed in the meeting that awareness must be intensified so that people can start realizing the importance of solving plastic waste pollution issue, particularly the one caused by plastics. He warned that there should be concrete actions to immediately alleviate sea pollution. Jose Tavares also said that as the biggest archipelagic state in the world located between two oceans, Indonesia is the meeting point of ocean’s wave carrying sea pollutants from various countries.

The last information is from Lima, Peru. The Indonesian Ambassador in Lima held a talk-show event by inviting the author of The Naked Traveler book, Trinity as the speaker on Monday (29/10). The event was held in a bid to introduce Indonesia and the Indonesian talented author to Peruvian society as well as provide them opportunity to learn from the Indonesian author. During the talk-show, Trinity gave tips and suggestions on how to become an author. In addition, participants from Peru who were university students and employees asked about the tips to have solo-travelling, the way to overcome language barriers, and the worst experiences faced by the author. In the talk-show, there was also a plan of visit Indonesia in 2019. Trinity is currently joining an Author Residency Program conducted by the National Book Committee of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia in Peru. The event was also participated in by Indonesian and Peruvian people, as well as participants of the Indonesian language course.

That was Diplomatic Corner

01
November

MOZAIC OF ARCHIPELAGO

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This is RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia with Mosaic of the Archipelago. Today, I’ll present you some information. First, OSIS (Official School Organization) of Kartini Batam 1 School develops students’ mental. Second, a number of the 2018 Youth Leadership Summit’s participants take part in coral reef planting. Lastly, West Java Government will provide an anti-corruption bus.

Principal of the Kartika Batam I Junior High School’s Students Organization, Syafruddin said that the presence of Official Students Organization (OSIS) not only develops students’ mental in managing the organization, but also fosters their mental to be leaders. It was stated by Principal Syafruddin after the inauguration of the board of OSIS in the period of 2018/2019 in Batam. He further said that in an organization, deliberation in a bid to achieve concession is the main key to be able to implement programs successfully. Deliberation among members of OSIS is required before making decision. He views that during election of the OSIS’ leader held some time ago, his side has taught students to utilize the momentum democratically. In the debate session, candidates conveyed their vision and mission in English and the election process took place similarly like the regional elections. Moreover, the inauguration was held sacredly. Before the inauguration, members of OSIS firstly demonstrated their skill in drill commands. Syafruddin hopes the new board of OSIS can work well and achieve the vision and mission which they have campaigned for in the election.  

Program Manager for Coastal Ecosystem and Small Islands at the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation, Basuki Rahmat said that a number of youths from various countries joining the 2018 Youth Leadership Summit took part in planting coral reefs at Samuh Beach, Nusa Dua, Badung Regency, Bali. The Youth Leadership Summit was one of the events held during ‘2018 Our Ocean Conference’ in Nusa Dua, Bali on Wednesday (31/10). Basuki Rahmat said in Bali that there are 65 countries sending their delegates in the meeting. On the occasion, The Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation through their partner, Divers Clean Action, participated in the event by calling for delegates of the youth summit to plant coral reefs. He also explained that previously, his side has collaborated with youth organization to participate in the coastal and small islands’ preservation program, such as the coral reefs planting held in the Thousands Islands. In the event, coral reefs were planted by using Mars Accelerated Coral Reefs Rehabilitation System. The method uses an iron structure called spider-web as the place to plant the reefs. The iron structure is used to fill the space between the natural reefs and provide substrate for the recovery of habitat as well as the increasing of natural reefs biodiversity. By using the method, fish can return to the rehabilitated area. In addition, it also gives other benefits, such as restoring ecosystem balance, controlling algae, building sustainability of fish for the future, and establishing well-preserved eco-tourism.

The West Java Government is going to provide an anti-corruption bus just like the one belongs to the Corruption Eradication Commission -KPK of the Republic of Indonesia. The bus will be used for educational purpose and prevention of Corruption, Collusion, and Nepotism in West Java. It was remarked by Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil after attending the Roadshow of KPK’s Anti-corruption buses in Bandung on Tuesday (30/10). According to Governor Ridwan Kamil, the anti-corruption bus is innovative and rich in interesting contents. Next year, his side will provide the similar bus for educational purpose and prevention of corruption for the residents of West Java. West Java has 50 million people, 27 regions, and more than 600 sub-districts. Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of KPKL, Saut Situmorang welcomed Ridwan Kamil’s plan positively. He views the bus as a mini KPK that will move to various regions in Indonesia in providing education and preventing corruption. Various applications, books regarding building integrity and making reports, anti-corruption games, and information on detecting and avoiding gratification are provided in the bus. Bandung will be the last destination from 11 regencies/cities in West and Central Javas to be visited by the anti-corruption bus.

That was Mosaic of the Archipelago

01
November

InMed Application

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This is RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia with Miscellany. In today's edition, we will present you information about InMed Application.

The latest innovation in medical world is created by one of Indonesian young generations from Malang, East Java. He is dr. Gamal Albinsaid who invents an android-based medical application called ‘InMed’ or Indonesian Medika. The application is invented in a bid to facilitate people to get healthcare services as well as change the conventional medical procedure. The InMed application offers five features, such as Med Visit (Service on medical visit), Med Fund (Service on funding), Med Blood (Service on Blood transfusion), Med Talk (Service on medical consultation), and Med Food (Service on nutrition for health).

Among the 5 features provided in the application, two of them have been ready to use namely the "MedVisit" and the "MedTalk" features. The MedTalk feature helps patients contact their doctors and psychologists whom they would like to consult their health problems with. Patients can consult with medical experts in real time. Meanwhile, the MedVisit feature enables patients to contact medical experts, such as doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, nutritionists, and psychologists to come to the patients' locations so that the patients do not need to come to the hospitals as it will be inefficient. However, the MedVisit feature cannot be used in emergency state. In emergency state, the patients must be taken to the emergency department.

The InMed Application can be downloaded for free on Google Play Store. However, the application can still only be used in Malang. The application is intended not only for middle to high class society but also for patients from lower economic class. Through the application, a funding resource called ‘Crowdfunding’ is provided to help disadvantaged patients. The funding resource helps them pay for the healthcare services. Meanwhile, Head of the Malang Health Office, Asih Tri Rahmi Nuswantari told that the application could be a solution for people who need immediate healthcare services.

That was today's Miscellany about the InMed Application. See you on our next edition with more interesting topics.

30
October

MOZAIC OF ARCHIPELAGO

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This is RRI World -Service Voice of Indonesia with Mosaic of the Archipelago. Today, I’ll bring some information. First, “Merah Putih Sastra” Event Decorates Youth Pledge in Bali. Second,Pradi Opens 2018 Indonesian Machete Art Tournament. Thirdly, two ministers lead the beach cleaning in Kuta.

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The “Merah Putih Sastra” or “Red and White Literature” event decorated the 90th Youth Pledge Day celebration in Bali.This activity was held on the open stage of Ardha Candra, Taman Budaya Art Center, Denpasar, Bali on Sunday night (28/10).Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster said that the Youth Pledge was a historic moment, a milestone in the struggle of the Indonesian youth movement to gain independence from the hands of the invaders.On that historic day, Indonesian youths vowed in the importance of unity. This is the spirit of the Indonesian struggle for independence. Governor Koster also said that the future generation of the nation's struggle should remember and practice the noble values mandated in the Youth Pledge to participate in the development. The younger generation needs to place unity in every step. “Merah Putih Sastra” presents collaboration among artists across generations. More than 800 artists performed dance, song, motion, poetry, fashion, music and theater. He also urged the young generation of Bali to become environmental reformers and to be positive.

 

Deputy Mayor of Depok, West Java, Pradi Supriatna opened the 2018 Indonesian Machete Art Tournament (SGI) which was attended by various martial arts universities in Indonesia which took place in Depok on Sunday (28/10).He said that this tournament is quite interesting and rare, a combination of martial arts, arts and culture.He hoped the tournament can continue so that it can also preserve and empower machetes known to foreign countries.SGI Chairperson, Aunur Rofiq Lil Firdaus explained that the tournament was held in a bid to preserve national culture, the Machete Art. The tournament participants came from various regions in Indonesia by emphasizing the peculiarities of their respective regions.He also said that the tournament is expected to become a periodic agenda every year to compete with four numbers: Team Machete, Single Machete, Single Bare Hand, and Team Bare Hand. He will also fight for UNESCO so that machetes can become world cultural heritage.

 

Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno LP Marsudi led the beach cleaning activity in Kuta Beach, Bali on last Saturday in the sidelines of ‘Our Ocean Conference’ -OOC. Before starting the action, Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said that the sea is protected from the Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) Fishing side. She also asserted that Indonesia should not be inferior to the small countries in Africa that have not used plastic.So from now on, there are no more plastic bottles in the office, use gallons, and each brings a tumbler.

Meanwhile, Minister Retno LP Marsudi said that the clean beach activity is only a small contribution but could inspire people to clean the beach from plastic rubbish. Sea is not a garbage can. She said the spirit of Youth Pledge Day whose warning means unity and cooperation will be brought to the 5th OOC which will be held on 29-30 October 2018 in Bali.Previously, the two ministers along with several ambassadors of friendly countries also led the release 1,000 hatchlings activity at Kuta Beach.

That was Mosaic of the Archipelago.

30
October

DIPLOMATIC CORNER

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This is RRI World Service -Voice of Indonesia with Diplomatic Corner, a program which presents information about activities and progress of Indonesia’s diplomacy in the international world.

 

I begin from Florence, Italy. The fifth Indonesian Film Festival was held in the city of Florence on 26 to 28 October. Located in Cinema La Compagna which is the center of the Italian cultural city, the festival presented a variety of the latest films, including short films and animation, which are assisted by Italian translations through sub-titles. The Association of Indonesia Meets Italy was led by Jacopo Capuccio and his wife, Malina Andriyani who are organizers of festival that is specifically dedicated to promoting culture and life in Indonesia through films. A number of films that have appeared in various international festivals, such as Da'wah, Night Bus, and Marlina the Killer of the Four Chapters, are in great demand. The Indonesian Ambassador to Italy, Esti Andayani at the opening ceremony on Friday (26/10) expressed her appreciation for the extraordinary efforts of Indonesia Meets Italywhich has consistently held the festival. She hopes that the Indonesian film festival in Florence can bring the people of the two countries closer together and increase the number of Italian tourists to visit Indonesia as well as business activities between the two countries.

 

Next information is from New York, the United States of America. Indonesian Batik became the Best New Product winner at the largest trade and craft exhibition in North America “NY NOW”. This indigo colored batik product was named Kembang Kopi Sekar Jagat and was designed by Galeri Batik Jawa, an Indonesian company led by the couple of Thessan and Nita Kenzo from Yogyakarta. The participation of the Galeri Batik Jawa is part of Indonesia's participation in one entity "Indonesian Pavilion". The participation from Indonesia this year was supported by the Indonesian Consulate General in New York, the Creative Economy Agency, Bank Indonesia -BI and Bank Rakyat Indonesia -BRI. It was also supported by a United States independent consultant, Jennifer Isaacson, from By Hand Consultant, who has provided training, product curation, product quality improvement consultations, and prepared artisans at this international exhibition since last February. Indonesian Consul General in New York, Abdulkadir Jailani said that the target to be achieved through this exhibition was branding and selling of Indonesian products in the US handicraft market which is the largest craft market in the world. NY NOW presents more than 25,000 professional buyers and displays more than 2,500 exhibitors from various parts of the world.

 

I end from Dusseldorf, Germany. After being shaken by a number of earthquakes last July, Indonesia again sought to promote the natural and cultural charm of Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara -NTB to German citizens. The Indonesian Consul General of Frankfurt, Toferry P. Soetikno, said that despite several earthquakes occurred, the earthquakes affected not all regions in Lombok. He gave an example, the South Lombok region can still be visited by tourists. In addition, the rebuilding process is also being carried out in the northern part of Lombok on which in the near future, it is expected for the foreign tourists to come. Soetikno in the Indonesian tourism promotion event in the Dusseldorf City on last Thursday (10/25) stated that Lombok has risen again and is safe to visit post-earthquake. In the promotional event themed "Indonesia: 17,000 (seventeen thousand) Islands of Natural and Cultural Beauty" there were around 50 people from various travel agents and tourism bureaus from the Dusseldorf City and surrounding areas.

That was Diplomatic Corner.

30
October

TODAY IN HISTORY

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RRI VOI with Today in History. A regular segment which brings back people and events from this date in the Past as recorded in history.

I’ll begin with October 30, 1910 Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross from Switzerland, dies.

Jean Henri Dunant, better known as Henry Dunant, is a Swiss businessman and social activist. While traveling on business in 1859, he witnessed the consequences of the Battle of Solferino, a location which today is part of Italy. He wrote his memories and experiences in a book entitled “A Memory of Solferino”, which inspired the formation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863. In 1901, Dunant received the first Nobel Peace Prize ever awarded, over his role in establishing the International Red Cross Movement and initiating the process of forming the Geneva Convention. A Norwegian military doctor, Hans Daae, who once received a copy of the book, advocated the Dunant case to the Nobel Committee. The Nobel prize was awarded to Dunant and Frédéric Passy, ​​a French peace activist who founded the Peace League and who was active with Dunant in the Alliance for Order and Civilization. On October 30, 1910 Henri Dunant died.

 

Turning to October 30, 1945 Brigadier General Mallaby of the Allied Forces leadership was killed in Surabaya and triggered the November 10th battle. Aubertin Walter Sothern (A.W.S.) Mallaby or also known as Brigadier General Mallaby from England was killed during the shootout on October 30 in Surabaya. The incident triggered a British ultimatum and the Battle of November 10th erupted. Brigadier General Mallby was the commander of the 49th Brigade Indian Division with a force of around 6,000 troops which was part of the Allied Forces Netherlands East Indies (AFNEI), Allied forces were sent to Indonesia after the completion of World War II. They were tasked with disarming the Japanese army, freeing Japanese prisoners of war and returning Indonesia to the Dutch East Indies under the administration of the Netherlands Indies Civil Administration. Mallaby's death caused Major General E.C. Mansergh, who replaced Mallaby issued an ultimatum to Indonesian forces in Surabaya on November 9, 1945 to surrender weapons without conditions. Finally the Battle of November 10th broke out because the Indonesian side ignored this ultimatum.

 

I’ll conclude with October 30, 1946, the Republic of Indonesia currency begins to circulate.

Oeang Republic of Indonesia or ORI is the first currency owned by the Republic of Indonesia after independence. The government considers it necessary to issue its own money which does not only function as a legitimate payment instrument but also as the main symbol of an independent state. ORI appeared in the form of one-cent banknotes with the drawings of an unsheathed kris on one side and the text of the 1945 Constitution on the other side. ORI was signed by the Minister of Finance at the time A.A. Maramis. On that day it was also stated that Japanese money and Javasche Bank money were no longer valid. Although the ORI distribution period is quite short, the ORI has been accepted throughout the Republic of Indonesia and has helped fuel the spirit of resistance against the invaders.

That was Today in history of RRI's World Voice Service of Indonesia in Jakarta.

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October

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RRI VOI with Today in History. A regular segment which brings back people and events from this date in the Past as recorded in history.

I’ll begin with October 30, 1910 Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross from Switzerland, dies.

Jean Henri Dunant, better known as Henry Dunant, is a Swiss businessman and social activist. While traveling on business in 1859, he witnessed the consequences of the Battle of Solferino, a location which today is part of Italy. He wrote his memories and experiences in a book entitled “A Memory of Solferino”, which inspired the formation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863. In 1901, Dunant received the first Nobel Peace Prize ever awarded, over his role in establishing the International Red Cross Movement and initiating the process of forming the Geneva Convention. A Norwegian military doctor, Hans Daae, who once received a copy of the book, advocated the Dunant case to the Nobel Committee. The Nobel prize was awarded to Dunant and Frédéric Passy, ​​a French peace activist who founded the Peace League and who was active with Dunant in the Alliance for Order and Civilization. On October 30, 1910 Henri Dunant died.

 

Turning to October 30, 1945 Brigadier General Mallaby of the Allied Forces leadership was killed in Surabaya and triggered the November 10th battle. Aubertin Walter Sothern (A.W.S.) Mallaby or also known as Brigadier General Mallaby from England was killed during the shootout on October 30 in Surabaya. The incident triggered a British ultimatum and the Battle of November 10th erupted. Brigadier General Mallby was the commander of the 49th Brigade Indian Division with a force of around 6,000 troops which was part of the Allied Forces Netherlands East Indies (AFNEI), Allied forces were sent to Indonesia after the completion of World War II. They were tasked with disarming the Japanese army, freeing Japanese prisoners of war and returning Indonesia to the Dutch East Indies under the administration of the Netherlands Indies Civil Administration. Mallaby's death caused Major General E.C. Mansergh, who replaced Mallaby issued an ultimatum to Indonesian forces in Surabaya on November 9, 1945 to surrender weapons without conditions. Finally the Battle of November 10th broke out because the Indonesian side ignored this ultimatum.

 

I’ll conclude with October 30, 1946, the Republic of Indonesia currency begins to circulate.

Oeang Republic of Indonesia or ORI is the first currency owned by the Republic of Indonesia after independence. The government considers it necessary to issue its own money which does not only function as a legitimate payment instrument but also as the main symbol of an independent state. ORI appeared in the form of one-cent banknotes with the drawings of an unsheathed kris on one side and the text of the 1945 Constitution on the other side. ORI was signed by the Minister of Finance at the time A.A. Maramis. On that day it was also stated that Japanese money and Javasche Bank money were no longer valid. Although the ORI distribution period is quite short, the ORI has been accepted throughout the Republic of Indonesia and has helped fuel the spirit of resistance against the invaders.

That was Today in history of RRI's World Voice Service of Indonesia in Jakarta.

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