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June

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Indonesian Trade Ministry is committed to boosting potential market in African regions. Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita led directly a series of trade mission to Tunisia and Morocco starting on June 24-28, 2018. The implementation of trade mission to Morocco synergizes with Fes Meknes Economic Forum event in Fez. Minister Enggar said that Tunisia and Morocco are expected to become hub for Indonesian products in African regions, especially in the North of Africa and European Union. Tunisia has signed free trade agreement with European Union since 2008 so that import duty tariff from Tunisia to Europe became 0%. It can be utilized by Indonesia to export Indonesian products to Europe through Tunisia. The Indonesian trade mission to Tunisia is followed by 21 entrepreneurs of 11 companies and organizations from various business sectors. Meanwhile, the trade mission to Morocco is followed by 35 entrepreneurs of 18 companies and regional government of West Sumatra. The export products are coconut, cocoa, coffee, food and beverages, spices (nutmeg, pepper, clove), medical equipment, jewelry, furniture, building materials, military products, tires and rubber. In the trade mission to Tunisia, Minister Enggartiasto is scheduled to be received by Tunisian Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed on June 25. Thus, the Minister is scheduled to meet with some ministers of Tunisia. In Tunisia, the Minister also will conduct bilateral negotiation related to Preferential Tariff Agreement.

Uruguay will open its embassy in Indonesia. It  views Indonesia as strategic partner in Southeast Asian region. It is time for Uruguay to have embassy in Jakarta. This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs minister of Republic of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa when handing over a copy of credentials of Indonesian Ambassador to Uruguay, Niniek Kun Naryatie in Montevideo on June 11, 2018. According to Uruguay Minister, Indonesia is a gate to ASEAN. With the opening of the embassy in Jakarta, Uruguay can be close to Southeast Asian region.

Five typical archipelagic dances -Kipah dance from Aceh, Belibis from Bali, Muda Mudi from Papua, Nagekeo Bangkit from Flores, East Nusa Tenggara and Mirah dance from Betawi will be performed in Wales, England starting from July 3-8, 2018. Head of Public Communication Bureau at Ministry of Tourism, Guntur Sakti said in Jakarta on Sunday that the cultural mission team of Al-Izhar Pondok Labu Jakarta, which is supported by Ministry of Tourism, will perform the 5 dances in cultural festival among nations of Llgollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales. The event will be participated in by more than  5,000 singers, dancers and music players from around 50 countries.

18
June

Mosaic of Indonesia

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On Lebaran holiday 2018, Management of PT Sari Ater Hotel and Resort Hot Spring Camping Park targets to reach tourist visit, either domestic and foreign tourists, more than 20 thousands tourists. In regard to this, Director of Sales and Marketing, Dian Rahadian said that his office is optimistic to be able to achieve the target of the tourist visit. If every single day can bring in average 4 thousand tourists, during the next week, his side  can reach 24 thousand tourists who will visit Sari Ater hot spring in Subang regency, West Java. This was stated by Dian Rahadian to Radio Republik Indonesia in Subang on last Saturday (16/6). Dian also remarked that to reach the target, his office tries to conduct several steps, beginning from giving free-charge entrance ticket to North Coastal people, carrying out advertisement in various mass medias, attaching billboard, until giving pamphlets and brochures, even giving special discount.

A day after conducting Idul Fitri 1439 Hijriah prayer as gratitude, Commander of Military Resort 162/Wira Bhakti, Col. Czi Ahmad Rizal Ramdhani held “Open House” in his residence in Mataram on last Saturday (16/6). The Open House was held starting from morning until evening to all personnel of Military Resort Command 162/WB along with staffs and the general public. Rizal Ramdhani hoped that such an event could be established well so that in the future, communication between leader and personnel or the public does not only limited about duty, but also more than that, namely as a family.  Commander Rizal also hoped that in this holy day, everything returns to the identity as servants of  Allah SWT, who always improve worship in a bid  to bring about good quality of work at their workplace.

Acting Regent of Subang, Ating Rusnatim viewed that people’s security and order during fasting month or Ramadlan until Idul Fitri was quite save, smooth and conducive in general. Her perceived that such a condition was established due to good coordination of state officials, good communication and synergy among Indonesian Military -TNI, National Police -Polri, regional government and all elements of Subang people. In addition, the prices of staple food have been controlled well. Take for example, during Ramadan, there was no price hike which might disturb the public.  Lebaran 2018 homecoming during H-7 until H-1, either at Cipali toll, or artery road was running smoothly, including Takbiran night implementation until Idul Fitri. This was stated by Acting Regent of Subang, Ating Rusnatim to Radio Republik Indonesia in Subang on last Saturday (16/6). However, there are still heavy duties to guarantee the security of Lebaran holiday at Ciater tourism object, and backflow of Idul Fitri 2018, and the implementation of simultaneous regional head 2018 which will be held on June 27, 2018.

18
June

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Head of National Agency for Combating Terrorism, Commissioner General  Police Suhardi Alius met Director of Malaysia Special Branch, Commissioner Police, Dato Abdul Hamid bin Bador in Malaysia Special Branch Office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on last Tuesday (12/6). On the occasion, Suhardi hoped that the cooperation to tackle terrorism, which has been established well so far, can be improved. Meanwhile, Dato Hamid said that the cooperation to tackle terrorism has run smoothly so far. Thus, his side hoped that in the future, it will be better and easier to conduct coordination between Indonesia and Malaysia.

For the first time, an Indonesian citizen was elected as member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the United Nations. This was stated byIndonesian permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani on last Tuesday (12/06). Risnawati is an activist and founder of OHANA, non-governmental organization which engages in the rights of persons with disabilities. She competed with 30 other candidates. Ambassador Triansyah Djani said that the election of Risnawati as the committee was a result of the Indonesian government’s efforts in the field of Human Rights enforcement, especially the rights of disabilities, and form of trust of international community on ability and experience of Risnawati. Besides, the election of Risnawati is as realization of President Joko Widodo’s commitment in Human Rights, especially to honor, to protect and to fulfill the rights of disabilities which finally can improve the disabilities’ welfare.

Positive role of sport in peace building has no doubt anymore. This was stated by Benny YP Siahaan as acting SOM Leader ASEAN-Indonesia when leading discussion of Heart-to-Heart Partners agenda  on the 33th ASEAN–Japan Forum meeting in Tokyo, Japan on last Wednesday (13/6). In regard to this, Japan conveyed briefing on Free and Open Indo Pacific concept as Japanese initiative in cooperation efforts among countries in Indian and Pacific Ocean’s region.  Japan viewed that the concept supports principle of  'ASEAN Centrality' and perceived ASEAN member countries as 'hub' of Indian and Pacific Ocean. So, ASEAN has a major role to implement it. Indonesia in responding it conveyed that the fast changing on geo-political and geo-economic order in the region demanded the existence of cooperation in Asia Indo–Pacific region which puts forward the principles of openness, transparency, inclusiveness and compliance with international law and encourage cooperation and friendship.

12
June

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Headlines of several national newspapers published today, June 12 2018

We begin with Kompas entitled, “Homecoming Spike Anticipated.”

Different from the previous years, the peak of homecoming flow that usually happened on D-3 or D-2 of Eid Holiday, now happened earlier. Besides, the number of homecomers during the peak is not so different from other days. Transportation Ministry predicted, the homecoming peak had happened last Saturday and Sunday or D-5 and D-6 of Eid. The change happened because of the relatively long national holiday, on time holiday allowances, and better supporting infrastructures such as toll road. Nevertheless, the Transportation Ministry still anticipates any spike of the homecoming during the D-2 and D-3 of Eid, which are Tuesday evening and Wednesday (13/6).

Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi at Merak Seaport, Banten, on Monday said, the homecoming peaks on land and sea are different. On land, mainly the toll and non-toll road had happened on D-6 and D-5. The flow on D-8 until D-4 was relatively smooth without total traffic jam at the toll roads and artery roads. The short traffic density only happened on several toll gates, exits, and rest areas.

Moving on to Media Indonesia, “90 Percent of Homecoming Route is Good.”

More than 90 percent of the national road which reached 48 thousand kilometers is in good condition for the homecoming. Public Works and People Housing Minister, Basuki Hadimuljono in Jakarta, Monday said that especially in the Java Northern Coast (Pantura), from 789 kilometers, 525 kilometers had fully operated, complete with supporting facilities. According to Minister Basuki, the Pantura toll road is only one of four routes that can be used by the homecomers in Java. Three other roads include Pantura, middle route, and the southern coasts. The Java Southern Coasts had been ready to Pacitan. From Pacitan to Banyuwangi had been begun recently. Minister Basuki reminded, the homecoming happens also outside Java, although the highest flow is on that island.

We end the Headlines with Republika which wrote, “Anticipation of Homecoming Peak Differences.”

The government predicted, there will be differences in the land and sea homecoming peak, especially in Merak-Bakauheni route. If the land peak happened on Saturday (9/6) and Tuesday (12/6), while on the sea it is predicted to be on Tuesday (12/6) until Thursday (14/6) or D-1 of Eid. Nevertheless, Human Development and Culture Coordinating Minister, Puan Maharani when monitoring Merak Seaport in Banten on Monday ensured that the government was ready to provide optimal service to face the differences. She hoped the homecoming can be safe, smooth, and comfortable.

 

12
June

MOSAIC OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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Mosaic of Archipelago, a segment presents information about the rise of tourist visits to Kelimutu National Park; Heritage Objects of Kudus proposed to be re-filed, and the last information of Mosaic of Archipelago is that Regional Secretary Bengkalis opened Plug Lamp Festival 2018.

The number of tourist visit the Kelimutu National Park began to increase. Head of Kelimutu National Park Office, Agus Sitepu said that the number of visitors on Monday (11/6) increased from 250 visitors to 489 visitors per day. They consisted of 383 domestic tourists, 60 foreign tourists and 46 students. On Tuesday (12/6), the increase is not too significant in number. This was conveyed related to the development of the number of tourist visit to the three-color lake in Ende Regency which becomes a tourist destination for foreign tourists. The number will certainly increase in the next few days because the peak of tourist arrivals will occur on June 14 to June 18 and it is estimated to reach 3,000 visitors per day. To anticipate the surge of the visitors, his side is currently creating a joint post and during the peak, duty 55 officers on June 14-18, 2018 will be on duty. The personnel consist of the state apparatus of Balai Kelimutu, TNI members, Police and the surrounding community. They are to maintain security, order, cleanliness and safety of visitors.

Next information is that Heritage Objects of Kudus are proposed to be Re-Filed.

National Culture Guard and Rescue Board of Kudus Regency, Central Java proposed to the local government to re-file cultural heritage objects in the area. Head of the National Culture Guard and Rescue Board of Kudus Regency, Supani said in Kudus, Monday (11/6) that through the re-filing, at least, the certainty of historic buildings listed as the cultural object is still intact. The reason is that there is a building that is not intact, and some are already broken down to be replaced with different new buildings. Take for example, the traditional house of Kudus which previously reached 38 units, is now starting to decrease a lot because some of them have been sold by their heirs and purchased by buyers from outside the region, such as from Bali and Bandung. In fact, there is one of traditional houses of Kudus which is currently moved to Malaysia. The re-filing is also meant to know not only the Heritage Objects that have not existed or moved to other areas, but also the Heritage Objects of Kudus moved outside the region and registered in the local area so there is a history of their origins.

The last information of Mosaic of Archipelago is that Regional Secretary Bengkalis opened ‘Plug Lamp Festival 2018’ or Lampu Colok Festival.

The Plug Lamp Festival 2018 held by the Government of Bengkalis Regency through Tourism, Culture, Youth, and Sport Office was officially opened by the Regional Secretary Bengkalis, Bustami H.Y. on Tuesday (11/6) night. The inauguration of the plug lamp festival was marked by the first installation by the Regional Secretary of Bengkalis Bustami. This year, the opening of the festival was held at football field in Meskom Village, Bengkalis Sub-district. Bengkalis residents spilled into the street and the location of the inauguration to witness the beauty of plug lamps. They could not only witness the opening of the festival, but also took pictures and upload them in their personal social media accounts. Plug Lamps are simple lighting devices made from used tins that are given the axis of the stove and kerosene for fuel. In ancient times, plug lamps were used as street lights from house to house and to Musholla at night. Now, the young men of Bengkalis make various miniature images of the plug lamps. From the information obtained, 15 points became the place of the establishment of the plug lamps, while the total building plug lamps in Bengkalis Regency that followed the festival reached approximately 70 units.

12
June

DIPLOMATIC CORNER

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

The first information is from New York, the United States.

Indonesia is elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2019-2020. In the election which was conducted by the UN General Assembly in New York, on Friday (8/6), Indonesia obtained 144 votes of the total 190 members of the United Nations who attended. Indonesia represented Asia and Pacific region replacing Kazakhstan whose membership will end in December 2018. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi said after announcing the election, this is international community’s trust to Indonesia and the result of hard work all of national components, especially Indonesian diplomats. Supports for Indonesia to become member of the UN Security Council cannot also be separated from the maturation of democracy in Indonesia, and the UN member states view that Indonesia is an example of a tolerant country. Islam and democracy run side by side. From various meetings in the UN, it is clear that International people do appreciate track record of Indonesia and view the democracy and tolerance in Indonesia as asset for Indonesia to be able to play an active role in the UN Security Council.

The second information is from Geneva, Switzerland.

Indonesia firmly supported the ratification of the amendment of Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), which regulates the guarantee of financial rights for seafarers who are victims of pirate hostage or robbery at sea. This was stated by Minister of Manpower, Hanif Dhakiri when shortly after the voting process of ratification of the MLC amendment which took place on the sidelines of the 106th International Labor Conference session in Geneva on last Tuesday (5/6). Through the MLC amendment, the employment agreement between seafarers and ship-owners do not stop or cannot be stopped when the seafarers are hostage-taking by pirates. Thus, wages and other seafarers' financial rights which have been set in the work agreement will be paid.  The Minister added that in the MLC amendment, the governments of the countries which have ratified the MLC are provided administrative burden of relief to be able to flexibly implement the amendments according to their respective national regulations. He also pointed out that the MLC amendment contains of repatriation guarantees for seafarers who are victims of pirate hostage or robbery at sea.However,the rights of repatriation will be lost if the seafarers do not propose claim in certain time which is regulated further in the national regulation or Collective Labor Agreement.

We end Diplomatic Corner with the information from Geneva, Switzerland.

Indonesia emphasized International Labor Organization (ILO) to seriously collect support development partners to handle unemployment problem in Palestine.  This was asserted by Indonesia before Director General of ILO, Guy Ryder, and also participants of Manpower Summit of Non Blok movement in Geneva on last Tuesday (5/6). Minister of Manpower, Hanif Dhakiri on the sidelines of the 107th International Labor Conference, said in Geneva that the unemployment rate in Palestine is currently highest in the world. It happens because Israel continues to limit the activities of workers and employers in Israel territory in Palestine to conduct economic activity. Minister Hanif Dhakiri emphasized that the Indonesian government will keep supporting the independence of Palestine to gain economic growth and decent work in the country.

12
June

TODAY IN HISTORY

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Today in history start with June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment.

The leader of the South African anti-apartheid movement Nelson Mandela, was sentenced to life in prison by a court judge in the city of Pretoria. Mandela was found guilty of sabotaging the government at the time. Besides Mandela, seven anti-apartheid fighters were also sentenced to life imprisonment. Mandela was sent to Robben Island prison off the coast of South Africa. The condition of this prison is very bad. He was only allowed to receive one visitor every six months. Every day, he was forced to break the stone in the prison yard for hours.

During that time, Mandela became the most famous political prisoner in the world. World leaders were demanding freedom for Mandela. They wanted the apartheid regime in South Africa to be over. In 1982, the government moved Mandela to the mainland. This displacement was in line with the protests of many people against the apartheid regime in the country. After nearly 27 years as a prison inmate at Robben Island, in 1990 Mandela was finally released.

Turning to June 12, 1990 First free elections take place in Algeria.

First free elections took place in Algeria on 12 June 1990 and the results of this counting, the Islamic Salvation Front Party or Le Front Islamique du Salut - FIS won considerable votes. FIS managed to control more than 54 percent of the total number of incoming votes. While the ruling party, the National Liberation Front (FLN) only got not less than 28 percent. With this victory, the FIS party had the right to control and gain privilege in most of the authorities in some cities as well as on power. But the victory was canceled by the ruling party supported by the military. As a result of the cancellation Algeria was hit by riots and violence that resulted in the many lives.

Today in History ends with June 12, 1991, Boris Yeltsin is elected President of Russia.

After the Soviet Union collapsed, Boris Yeltsin was elected president of Russia through direct elections on 12 June 1991 with 57 percent of the vote. He became the first president directly elected in Russian history. Yeltsin ascended the presidency along with a wave of high hopes for political reform and disillusionment with communist rule. In his time, he cut the government budget on a large scale with the aim of balancing state revenues and expenditures and borrowed funds from Western countries. But this resulted in Russia falling in a great economic crisis in 1998. He resigned as president on December 31, 1999 as someone who was hated. Its popularity when stepped down only 2 percent. Yeltsin was also criticized for his disappointing results in the First Chechen War, as Russia was militarily defeated and Chechnya got more autonomy. He was replaced by Vladimir Putin.

09
June

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Today in History over RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia. We start from an event on June 9, 1959 when Georgefish, the world's first nuclear ballistic missile submarine, was launched.

USS George Washington SSBN-598 is the first nuclear power sub-marine with ballistic missile weapon. In the era of cold war, the United States of America and Soviet Union had competed to develop various kinds of the main tools of nuclear weapons systems. The United States of America was successful to operate various modern nuclear weapons systems at that time; one of them was The Georgefish sub-marine. “The Georgefish” has begun to be designed since December 1957, and its frame has been finished a year later by manufacture of General Dynamics Electric Boat. But, USS George Washington SSBN-598 was just launched on June 9, 1959.

The next event was in 1967 when Israel conquered Golan high land.

Golan high land is a highland at border area of Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. Earlier, this territory belonged to Syria, but Israel seized Golan from Syria on June 9, 1967 in six-day war or Arab-Israel 1967 war. The war was between Israel and the affiliation of three Arab countries, namely Egypt, Jordan and Syria. The three countries also received active assistance from Iraq, Kuwait, Arab Saudi, Sudan, and Algeria. At early Yom Kippur 1973 war, Syria succeeded to seize again, but counter-attack Israel succeeded to repel Syria from most of Golan high land. On Golan high land, there are hills where Arab-Israel war was seized, such as Hermon and Booster hills. The two hills were observation center of Israel which was known with ‘eye of Israel'. 

And the last event was in 2004,  Husein Mutahar passed away.

H. Mutahar is Indonesian composer, especially for national and kid songs. His song which is popular, is hym Syukur which was provided to welcome the independence of Indonesia that was expected by him almost to be reached. The song was sung for the first time in January 1945 at Gedung Agung Yogyakarta Palace. His last work, Dirgahayu Indonesiaku, became official song of anniversary of the 50th Indonesia’s independence. Kid songs of his works were like Gembira, Tepuk Tangan Mari Tepuk, and Pramuka. H. Mutahar is founder of Indonesian Scout Movement, and a designer of National Flag Forces; the team cosisted of students across Indonesia.He has the sign of the Bintang Maha Putera for saving the heirloom flag from the hands of the Dutch occupation of Yogyakarta. 

07
June

MOSAIC OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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Mosaic of Archipelago for today, Thursday, June 07, 2018 presents first information: Regency Government of Kalten is on alert with Mt. Merapi on Lebaran Day; second one, Ngurah Rai Airport Prepares Lebaran Transportation Post 2018. Lastly, Mosaic of Archipelago will end with Gathering and Iftar with Regency Government of Belu and Moslems keep the tolerance. Regency Government of Klatenasked all staff to remain alert with the current condition of Mt. Merapi. If eruption during Idul Fitri continues, the local government is ready to rescue the residents who enter in disaster prone areas. This was stated by Regent of Klaten, Sri Mulyani after leading a gathering of standby disaster at the Police Headquarters of Klaten on Wednesday (6/6). She said that the gathering is intended to check the readiness of personnel and fleets in the evacuation process in case of eruption. She added that everything is ready if any time, there is an eruption because the government is always present amid the people in any condition. To support the smoothness and the surge of passengers, the management of I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport has establishedLebaran Transportation Post 2018. The post is for public area of domestic arrival from June 7 to 24, 2018. General Manager of PT. Angkasa Pura I of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Yanus Suprayogi told the reporters, Wednesday (6/6) that the post operates 24 hours and is divided into 3 shifts. He hopes that all personnel are ready to serve the increasing passengers who will enjoy Lebaran 2018. He added that he had released extra flight as many as 724, consisting of 8 airlines and there are 12 routes. 111 thousand seats have been prepared by airlines. Yanus also pointed out that the extra flight rises 96 percent compared to extra flights in 2017. In addition, he said that this year’s long vacation also brings about impact on increasing domestic tourist visits to Bali.

We end Mosaic of Archipelago with Gathering and Iftar with Regency Government of Belu and Moslems keep the tolerance.

Deputy Regent of Belu, JT. Ose Luan when Gathering and Iftar with Moslems of Balu Regency on Wednesday (6/6) expressed the feeling of pride to be Indonesian. He said that the diversity of tribes, races, religions, and classes, with the tolerant life of the community has actually shown a nation's wealth. People can live together with mutual respect. This is a very valuable beauty. So, it is worth being maintained.

Meanwhile, Head of Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) of Belu Regency, Kaliman Lamarobak thanked for the government of Belu Regency who has given space to the Muslims in iftar in a bid to strengthen the bonds. He said that harmony occurs if all parties mutually respect, understand and always get together. The iftar was attended by leaders of the Regional Leadership Communication Forum and whole Muslim community and the Catholic Pesparani choir group, located at the Bete Lalenok Atambua Women's Building.

07
June

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Here are the Headlines of several national newspapers published today, June 7 2018.

We begin with Kompas entitled, "National Economy is Prone to Fluctuation."

The domestic economy, at least in the short and mid-term, will still be prone to external fluctuation. This was the consequence of the national economy structure which still depends on foreign funding. Therefore, encouraging export-oriented industry becomes an effective solution. Kompas held a panel discussion on economy in Jakarta, Wednesday (6/6) themed "Anticipating and Facing Turbulent Economy". The discussion was moderated by University of Indonesia lecturer, Faisal Basri.

The guests attending the discussion were Bank Indonesia Senior Deputy Governor Mirza Adityaswara, Indonesian F&B Producers Association (Gapmmi) Chairman Adhi S. Lukman, PT Kalbe Farma President Director Vidjongtius, Indonesian Hotel & Restaurant Association (PHRI) Chairman Hariyadi B Sukamdani, as well as Citi Indonesia Economist Helmi Arman. Based on Bank Indonesia's data, Indonesian foreign debt in the end of January 2018 was $357.5 billion dollars or grew 10.3 percent in a year. This debt consisted of the government and bank central' debt amounting to $183.4 billion dollars as well as private debt $174.2 billion dollars. Around 40 percent of government debt papers (SBN) are owned by foreign investors.

Moving on to Media Indonesia entitled, "Humiliate Corruptor."

The action of Purbalingga Regent M. Tasdi, who showed metal hand sign right after named as suspect by Corruption Eradication Commission KPK in a bribery case, was odd and worrying. That was the conclusion from many people. Regent M. Tasdi himself is suspected to receive Rp 100 million from tender winner of the 2nd Stage Purbalingga Islamic Center project amounting to Rp 22 billion.

Indonesia Corruption Watch - ICW Deputy Coordinator, Agus Sunaryanto said that regent M. Tasdi's action was unusual. According to him, the corruption case suspect showed no shame. Instead, corruptor suspects must be ashamed in public. With similar opinion, Padang Andalas University's Legal and Constitution Study Center Director, Feri Amsari said that some corruptors have been resistant and lacking of shame. Therefore, criminal sentences must be exacerbated and social-political sanction must be given. Feri also agreed that corruption suspect must be handcuffed.

We end the Headline with Republika entitled, "Beware of Kertasari Toll Road and Kalikuto Bridge".

Minister of Public Works and People Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono after the Ketupat Operation 2018 briefing at Monas, Jakarta, Wednesday (6/6) said that there are two spots prone to congestion along the toll road in Java during this year's homecoming flow. Therefore, the people are asked to pay more attention to the two spots in order to avoid long traffic congestion. Minister Basuki also explained, the first spot is at the Kertasari toll gate, Tegal Regency, Central Java. The gate, according to Minister Basuki, will move the congestion from East Brebes Exit which is still free of charge until Eid Holiday. However, if previously people paid in the East Brebes Exit, they will pay the toll in Kertasari, so that congestion can be prevented. The second spot is Kalikuto Bridge in Kendal. He added that the bridge is still under construction. However, he hoped it can be finished and used on the D-2 of Eid Holiday. This toll road will be opened on June 8, 6 am local time. All that, according to Minister Basuki, had been agreed.

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