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September

Mosaic of Indonesia

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Bangka Belitung Province is well known as "muntok white pepper” producer. Evidently, the plantation commodity of the region was inheritedby the Dutch government, to support the operational cost of tin ore mining. Head ofTin Museum of Indonesia, Muhammad Taufik, in Pangkalpinang, Tuesday (18/9) hoped the history of Muntok white pepper can add the visitors’ knowledge. He said that the 19th centurywas full of uncertainty on tin price. At that time, the tin price drooped and caused minings faced difficulty to continue its business. To survive, they looked for supporting finance by opening pepper plantation at surrounding the mining. They employed mine’s labors. The Dutch government sent a botanical expert team led by J,H Teijsmann to promote pepper plants in Bangka, to support the stability of life of tin ore miners.

Ministry of Industry through Directorate of Small and Medium Industry declared their readiness to facilitate entrepreneurship candidadtes on craft and fashion industry in Bandung, West Java to be able to realize their business through Creative Business Incubatorprogram. There were around 120 candidadtes who participated in Creative Incubator 2018Talk Show. This was stated by Director of Small and Medium Industry of Chemistry, Chotling, Diverse, and Craft, Ministry of Industry, E Ratna Utarianingrum, in Bandung, on Monday (17/9). Earlier, a similar event was conducted in Jakarta, and on September 28, in Bali. Creative Incubator Talk Show presented a number of speakers in creative industry sector, such as Head of Design and Product Development Brodo Footwearand Retail Marketing Officer Duanyam. According to Ratna, through the program, the young candidadtes will be given training and accompaniment to develop their business. The candicates will selected to participate in Creative Business Incubator Program from October 13th until December 1st in Jakarta. In addition, the candidates also will be given knowledge on business development strategy, product marketing, and increasing their motivation on entrepreneurship.

Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection, Yohana Susana Yembise plans to develop Maluang village in Berau regency as the first village that free from child’s pornography. This was stated by Minister Yohana in the planning event of village of free from child’s pornography at Maluang village on Tuesday (18/9)The minister hoped Maluang can become role model to other villages in Berau regency and East Kalimantan Province. The minister also hoped, with the success of the program, so someday the village can lead up friendly village to the children and women in Indonesia. The minister affirmed that children must be saved from pornography, violence and dicrimination. She said big support of resident will make Maluang village a child-friendly village. It will be an embrio to bring the village to be child-friendly village. In the mutual declaration, Maluang villagers are ready to make their village free from pornography.

15
September

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Today in History over RRI World Service -Voice of Indonesia.

We start from an event  on 15 September 1916, for the first time, England used tanks at battle of Somme in France at the First World War.

During the battle in  Somme, British troops attacked sporadically Germany. They introduced their tanks firstly in the history. In Flers-Courcelette,around   40 primitive tanks passed 1,5 kilometers in enemy area. Unfortunately, they were too slow in maintaining attacking position and susceptible to engine damage. Therefore, General Douglas Haig,War Commander of allied troops in Somme looked at big potential for future war so that he ordered it to War Department to produce hundreds of tanks.

 

We move on to an event of  Google.com registered as domain name

Google was established by 2 friends: Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They established  Google while they were still at Stanford University. Address of Google.com has been registered since  15th September 1997. According to Wikipedia, Google officially  became a company on 4th September 1998.Besides the two people, another name that brought Google to be a big technology company  is Eric Schmidt. He is well-known as professional businessman. While it has been 6 years as private company, Google chose to be public enterprise by selling its share to public on 19th August 2004 at stock exchange in New York, USA.

 

We end Today in History with information about International Democracy Day. It was determined by the United Nations at a meeting in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting of Inter-Parliamentary Council conducted  universal declaration about democracy on

15 September 1997. Finally, the UN held  46th General Assembly plenary meeting on

8 November 1997 that resulted in resolution of  A/RES/62/7 which stated 15 September as International Democracy Day.

That’s Today in History from RRI World Service Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta.

15
September

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Here is the Headlines of several national newspapers published today, September 15, 2018.

We begin with Kompas which wrote “Reservoir Water Keeps  Decreasing”.

The water of more reservoirs in a number of regions is decreasing. Effective water management is needed immediately so as not to interfere with national food stability. In Central Java, four reservoirs with a capacity of 6 million - 10 million cubic meters have dried up. As a result, 5,000 hectares of agricultural land do not get irrigation water supply. The four reservoirs are Botok Reservoir and Brambang Reservoir in Sragen Regency, and Kedunguling Reservoir and Plumbon Reservoir in Wonogiri Regency. Head of Irrigation and Raw Water Division of the Public Works Office, Water Resources, and Spatial Planning of Central Java, Ketut Arsa Indra Watara said on Friday that in addition to the four reservoirs that are drying up, the water discharge in 13 other reservoirs also decreases by 20-50 percent. However, overall the water supply is still maintained.

Moving on to Media Indonesia with its headline “Reveal Total the Century case”.

Corruption Eradication Commission -KPK was asked to resolve the handling of the Rp. 6.7 trillion bailout funds to Bank Century, including requesting information from the 6th Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.The Century bank case reoccurs after the media reported from Hong Kong, Asia Sentinel, with the title “Indonesian's SBY Government Vast Criminal Conspiracy”. The results of the investigation written by John Berthelsen said that the SBY government had committed a money laundering conspiracy of US $ 12 billion dollars or around Rp177 trillion in the Century bank bailout. One of the initiators of the Century Bank Special Committee in the House of Representatives -DPR, Mukhamad Misbakhun said that it is time for KPK to fully uncover the mega scandal.

We end the Headlines with Republika which wrote “Producers Are Asked for Halal Certification Immediately”.

Deputy Chairperson of the House of Representatives Commission 8, Ace Hasan Syadzily asked all producers to comply with the rules contained in the Halal Product Guarantee Act. He emphasized that there would be sanctions for producers who do not immediately conduct halal certification of their products in accordance with the provisions in the Halal Product Guarantee Act. Even though, currently the Halal Product Guarantee Agency is still awaiting the Draft Government Regulation to be able to act in a bid to fulfill the rights of Muslim consumers. Ace also pointed out that the sanctions that can be imposed to producers are varied. For example, their products cannot be circulated if they do not meet the Halal Product Guarantee Act. However, the House of Representatives also urged the government to immediately ratify the Draft Government Regulation on Halal Product Guarantees because the Draft Government Regulation will be legally binding for related stakeholders.

That’s Headlines.

13
September

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 Indonesian diplomacy in the international world. 

The first information is from Cairo, Egypt.

Spice products from Indonesia, especially nutmeg and clove are in demand by Egyptian market. To fulfill the demand of the market, an Indonesian company has booked contract of shipment of 28 tons of nutmeg to Egypt.  The nominal of the purchase contract reaches more than US$163 thousand dollars. The signing of the contract between Indonesian and  Egyptian company was conducted at Indonesian embassy of Cairo, Egypt on Sunday (9/9). In addition to exporting nutmeg, the contract also booked purchase of 15 tons of nutmeg from Indonesia, worth US$99 thousand dollars. The signing of the contract was witnessed by Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt, Helmy Fauzi and Attaché of Trade of the Indonesian embassy of Cairo, Burman Rahman. After the signing, Ambassador Helmy Fauzi revealed that the demand on spice commodities from Indonesia at Egyptian market is quite high and continues to increase. Moreover, Egypt can play a major role as hub for Indonesian products to enter African market. 

The next information is from New Delhi.

 

The fifth meeting of Indonesia-India Joint Working Group on terrorism contra (JWG) was conducted in New Delhi on Monday (10/9). The meeting was jointly led by Mr. Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary of terrorism contra, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India and Inspector General Hamidin, Deputy of International Cooperation, National Counter Terrorism Agency, Indonesia. The two sides have changed views on development of terrorism and steps that are taken by each government, program of the increasing of capacity and cooperation in the bilateral, regional and multilateral level. The two sides are committed to strengthening cooperation in fighting terrorism. Indonesia and India have established comprehensive strategic partnership which was agreed when Indian Prime Minister visited Indonesia on May 29 – 30, 2018. The cooperation of anti-terrorism has become an important element of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.  

We end Diplomatic Corner with the information from Islamabad.

Various efforts keep being conducted by Indonesian embassy of  Islamabad to defend and to increase Indonesian palm oil market in Pakistan. One of the efforts is to hold international seminar with the title "Palm Oil: Health, Nutrition & Development". The seminar was conducted under cooperation with University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), and Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) at UAF auditorium on Monday (10/9). UAF was selected because it is the oldest university of agriculture in Pakistan and becomes reference of food supervisory agency, Punjab Food Authority -PFA. Last year, the agency planned to ban the circulation of Vanaspati Ghee product, namely 70% mixture of palm oil  in July 2020 because it is dangerous for health in Punjab province which is inhabited by more than 110 million people. Remembering that Pakistan is the third biggest palm oil market after China and India, Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan, Iwan Suyudhie Amri viewed that it is strategic to enhance understanding of Pakistani stakeholders regarding the safety of palm products. The way is by synergizing between academicians and chambers of Commerce and Industry through the seminar. The seminar attended by more than 160 people, including Indonesian consulate general of Karachi, officials related to Pakistan, business community, researchers, lecturers and students took place smoothly and succeeded to give more understanding that  palm oil does not endanger health, it is rich of nutrition, and very potential to increase economy and Gross Domestic Income. Previously, the Indonesian embassy of Islamabad along with the Indonesian consulate general of Karachi also conducted Conference and Exhibition on Indonesian Palm Oil on September 6.

That was Diplomatic Corner.

 

13
September

Mosaic of Archipelago

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Today's Mosaic of the Archipelago presents information: first, Melaspas ritual of Simpang Ngurah Rai Underpass. The second information is that Satu Suro carnival of Surakarta palace is participated in by 7 albino buffalos. We end Mosaic of the Archipelago with the information on Chief of National Police enlivens Asian Para Games 2018 torch parade in Makassar. 

National Road Implementation Center 8 held Melaspas or Macaru ritual or sanctification of Simpang Tugu Ngurah Rai Underpass on Wednesday (12/9), before it is planned to officiated in mid- September.

 

Head of Preservation Sector of the Center, Nusakti Weda said that Melaspas ritual was gratitude to have completing underpass project development. Underpass project development can be completed faster from the previous target on October 20, 2018, completing on July 31, 2018. The Underpass will be operated to support the implementation of IMF and World meeting in October.

 

Director of traffic of regional police of Bali, Commissioner Pol AA Made Sudana said at the location that with the existence of the underpass, traffic jam in Denpasar can be easily overcome, especially when Bali faces international events such as IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings 2018 in October.

 

Made Sudana also said that his side does not want to take a risk if later the state’s delegations and guests are stuck in a traffic jam in Bali. With the existence of the underpass, the police set travel time from  I Gusti Ngurah Rai International airport to the location of the event around 30 minutes. To welcome Javanese New Year, Surakarta Hadiningrat sultanate on Tuesday (11/9) conducted heirloom carnival of Malam Satu Suro, night of change of New Year in Javanese community. The ceremony was participated in by hundreds of relatives and servants of the sultanate. The welcoming event of Javanese New Year was witnessed by thousands of the community along the route which was passed.  Based on RRI’s observation, 7 albino buffalos, descent of Kyai Slamet Kagungan Dalem Sinuhun of the 13th Paku Buwono became ‘Cucuk Lampah’ or road guide. In addition, dozens of the core heirlooms of Islamic Mataram kingdom’s heritage were paraded around the sultanate. Hundreds of the participants of the parade were jointly walking and conducting so-called ‘Topo Bisu’ ritual  or walking without saying any word. Hundreds of tings, small lanterns and bamboo torches became light during the parade. The aroma of incense was smelled along the trip. Relative of Surakarta sultanate, Dipokusumo explained that Malam Satu Suro parade has begun since Paku Buwono X leadership as form of commemoration and welcoming change of Javanese New Year of Sultan Agung Hanyokrokusumo. The calculation combines the date of Hijriyah Islamic calendar and Hindu Saka. Thus, the event is conducted routinely every year as ritual and preservation of the culture. 

Chief of National Police, General Tito Karnavian enlivened Asian Para Games 2018 torch parade in Makassar, South Sulawesi on Wednesday (12/9). He participated in the torch parade from Resort Police of Big City of Makassar to Karebosi field. Asian Para Games torch was directly brought by javelin throw’s athlete, the gold medalist of Vietnam Asian Para Games 2005, Bahar Rahman and he handed over to the Chief of National Police. General Tito was accompanied by Governor of South Sulawesi, Nurdin Abdullah and Mayor of Makassar, Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto. Thus, the torch was handed over to disabled badminton player, Zaldi who was the winner of silver medal in badminton in 2012. Asian Para Games torch was stored at Karebosi Makassar field as part of Asian Para Games 2018 series. Asian Para Games 2018 will start being held on October 6 - 13, 2018.

 

That was Mosaic of the Archipelago.

 

 

13
September

TODAY IN HISTORY

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Today in History over RRI World Service -Voice of Indonesia. We start from an event on September 13, 1993 about Oslo Peace Agreement.

Peace Agreement or officially called "Temporary Declaration of Principles for Facilitating Self-Government" was agreed in Oslo, Norway on August 20, 1993 and officially signed in Washington D.C. on September 13, 1993 by Mahmud Abbas who represented PLO and Shimon Peres represented Israel. This was witnessed by Warren Christopher from the United States of America and Andrei Kozyrev from Russia before US President, Bill Clinton and Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin with Head of PLO, Yasser Arafat. Under the agreement, Palestine began to get authority to reign at West Bank and Gaza Strip. Even, Palestine could form devices of government, police, parliamentary and another governmental institution. For the reply, Palestinian authority had to promote tolerance against Israel and recognized the right of Israel to exist. On September 28, 1995, Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat signed Israel-Palestine Interim agreement. 

The next event is that in 2000, a bomb exploded at parking lot of Jakarta stock Exchange.

 

Jakarta Stock Exchange Building on September 13, 2000 was shocked by explosion of powerful bomb. Because of the explosion, the main lobby was destroyed severely enough and made workers panic to run out of the building. 15 people were killed and 90 injured. The explosion made the trade at the Jakarta Stock Exchange directly stopped. Only in 12 days, the perpetrator of the explosion could be known. 

And the last event is that in 2007, it was about declaration of the United Nations on the Rights of traditional people.

Declaration of the United Nations on the Rights of Original population is a declaration which was legalized by General Assembly of the United Nations in the 61st session in New York, on September 13, 2007. The declaration underlined the rights of individual and collective of natives and their rights on culture, identity, language, job, health, education and other issues. The declaration also emphasized their rights to maintain and strengthen institution, culture and tradition and their rights on development to fulfill their need and aspiration. The declaration also prohibited discrimination on natives and improved their participation fully and effectively in all things which involved their problems, and their rights to be still different and to seek vision of their own economic and social development. Although the declaration is not legally binding, as other declarations of General Assembly, the declaration describes dynamic development of norm of international law and reflects commitment of member countries of the United Nations to move to certain direction; the United Nations describes it as important standard for treatment against natives around the world, which certainly will become important tools in eradicating violation of the Human Rights  against 370 million natives in the world, and help them to fight against discrimination and marginalization.

That was Today in History.

 

17
September

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Mayor of Banda Aceh, H Aminullah Usman said,the most effective way to rouse the creative economy by making Banda Aceh a world tourism destination.This was revealed by Mayor Aminullah Usman when he opened the Indonesian Youth National Committee - KNPI Banda Aceh Week at a cafe in the Lampineung area on Saturday (15/9). According to him, the creative economy sector will absorb a lot of employees. He also said that if more and more tourists come, they will hunt for souvenirs which are one type of creative economy products.In addition to promotion, supporting infrastructure also continues to be built such as the arts and cultural stage at Taman Sari as well as heritage Riverwalk and culinary centers on the banks of Krueng Aceh and Krueng Daroy. He also expressed his appreciation to KNPI for opening up a forum for creativity for youth through activities attended by dozens of participants.

The Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises –UKM, Puspayoga appreciated the participation of cooperatives in collaboration with State-Owned Enterprises -BUMN and the private sector. The government accelerates the availability of electricity in all villages in Indonesia. Minister Puspayoga stated this after launching the Desa Terang 2018 or Bright Village 2018 in Krawang Sari Village, Natar District, Lampung Province on last Saturday (15/9). The Indonesian Farmers Fishermen Service Cooperative -KJG drives the program. Lampung is a pilot Desa Terang program that will be implemented nationally. The Minister requested that the KJG continues to expand electricity lighting in all regions in Indonesia to accelerate the government's target in a bid to achieve energy sovereignty.General Chairperson of the Indonesian Farmers Fishermen Service Cooperative –KJG, Dadang Mishal Yofthie said the Desa Terang is a program to provide electricity-saving solar lights for free to people who have not yet had access to electricity. The program as an effort by the KJG and its partners helps the government achieve the target of achieving access to information at 98.95 percent in 2018 which reaches the villages.

Silat or martial arts fighters competition was held again in the series of Anyer Krakatau Culture Festival -AKCF by the Serang District Government.The activity entitling ‘Kaserangan Silat Moves Festival’ was held at Plorida Beach, Cinangka District, Serang Regency on last Saturday (15/9).The fighters competed to show Kaserangan Silat moves, which was initiated by the Regent of Serang, Ratu Tatu Chasanah. As many as 40 representatives of Paguron martial arts (college) showed the ability to compete for the Serang Regent Cup. Kaserangan Silat moves were created  by 13 elders of warriors from 12 schools of Silat in Serang Regency.Secretary of the Formation Team of the Kaserangan Silat Moves, which is also the Committee of the Kaserangan Silat Moves Festival, Medi Subandi in a press release on Saturday (16/9) stated that the moves were created by martial arts warriors, but initiated by Mrs. Ratu Tatu Chasanah as the Serang Regent. Chairman of the 2018 AKCF Committee, Agus Erwana said in Serang District that there are 129 universities. However, only 40 Pagurons were selected to participated in the Kaserang Silat Kick festival. Those who took part in the competition represented 29 sub-districts in Serang Regency. Regent of Serang, Ratu Tatu Chasanah said that Silat is an Indonesian cultural art so that in the Asian Games event, Indonesia could win the most gold medals. In the future, she hopes, many fighters from Banten, especially Serang regency, can perform in every national and international competition.

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September

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Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan, Iwan Suyudhie Amri held a meeting with based entrepreneurs of Pakistan in Lahore on Wednesday (12/9). They discussed opening of trading house for marketing which is more massive in Indonesian various products in Pakistan. Lahore is the second biggest city in Pakistan with population 14 million people and the most prosperous city in Pakistan with GDP 2017 worth US$127 billion. Ambassador Iwan remarked that when observing the location and the information of businesspeople from Lahore, some products which have a great demand and marketing, are beauty products, perfume, kid clothes, baby clothes, adult clothes, stationeries, kid toys, electronic goods, fragile products, under-wears, cleanliness products and other consumer goods.

Indonesian Director General of Information and Public Diplomacy at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Cecep Herawan led Indonesian delegation of Indonesia-Russia at the 2nd Interfaith and Inter-media Dialogue (IID) which highlighted a theme 'Forging a Resilient State and Civil Society towards Religious Harmony'. The meeting was held at Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia (14/9). Chairman of Russian delegation, Konstantin Viktorovich Shuvalov appreciated Indonesia’s role in spreading out peace message through the event.  Shuvalov said that the forum, which was promoted by Indonesia, is the one for country to learn each other in growing tolerance and realizing harmony of pluralism. On the occasion, Director General Cecep Herawan expressed that the Indonesian government offers 5 scholarships to Russian youths who want to learn about Islam at State Islamic University in Indonesia and also to invite participation of Russia on Future Faith Leaders which is conducted by Indonesian Religious Affairs and Interfaith Youth Camp which is conducted by Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Minister of Indonesian Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi held a bilateral meeting with her counterpart from Germany, Heiko Maas on Friday (14/9). The discussion focused on increasing economic cooperation of the two countries. Minister Retno also said that Germany is the biggest investor from Europe to Indonesia. In the tourism sector, there is the increase of German tourist visit which was very significant to Indonesia in 2017.  Related to the efforts of the two countries to increase economic cooperation, Minister Retno and Minister Maas welcomed the plan of the implementation of Asia Pacific Business Conference to be  held in Indonesia on November 2-3, 2018. The event will be attended by a number of great CEOs and entrepreneurs from Germany. In additional to holding the bilateral meeting, the two ministers opened Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) Chapter Berlin 2018; Europe becomes host of the implementation.  In 2018, BDF Chapter Berlin with the theme ‘Democracy and Migration’ which was viewed by Minister Retno, is very suitable to solve various challenges and to discuss democratic development in Asian and European region. This situation is faced by the two countries.

14
September

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The Indonesian National Team defeated the guest, Mauritius in the International Friendship match which was held at Wibawa Mukti Cikarang Stadium, Bekasi Regency, West Java on Tuesday afternoon (11/9). Indonesia, which has mastered the course of the match since the first round, could only break the deadlock on 89th minute of the second half. Evan Dimas Darmono scored the only goal for the Indonesian National Team. Players who are now strengthening Selangor FA in the Malaysia League, fired a flat kick to the right side of the Mauritius goal. Evan Dimas made use of the rebound kick from Dedik Setiawan, who had previously been blocked by Mauritius goalkeeper, Jean Louis Kevin.

Until referee Tojo Minoru blew the long whistle, the match was over and the score did not change. Indonesia won over Mauritius 1-0. Indonesian National Team Coach Assistant, Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto after Tuesday's match (11/9), appreciated the game of his team in this match. According to him, Garuda's players played quite calmly in the defense of the Mauritius team. He added that all tactics and strategies designed before the match could be carried out by Boas Salossa and his friends quite well. The match between Indonesia and Mauritius took place at Wibawa Mukti Cikarang Stadium, and it was witnessed by 12,621 spectators.

Indonesia U-16 national team was in draw 3-3 with Oman in a test match at Usim Mini Stadium, Bandar Baru, Malaysia on Wednesday (12/9). Three goals from the Indonesia U-16 national team was successfully scored by Bagus Kahfi. The match is the last trial ahead of the U-16 Asian Cup 2018 on 21 September 2018. In the first trial, the Indonesia U-16 national team scored a victory against Darby U-17 with the score of 4-0. Then in the second trial match against Felda FC U-17, Fakhri Husaini's team successfully won a landslide score of 5-0. Then finally against Oman U-16 national team, they had to draw 3-3. This trial was carried out by Coach Fakhri Husaini. So, the team could get to know the play of the Middle East style. This is because Indonesia's under-16 national team will meet the Middle East team namely Iran in Group C of the U-16 Asian Cup 2018. After the match, the U-16 Indonesia national team coach, Fakhri Husaini said that the trial against Oman was quite heavy because both teams showed their best games and did not want to budge in a match that had been rained. Indonesia got tough opponents. Fakhri added, the first round after winning 1-0, players lost a lot of opportunities because they were slow to adapt to the wet field. In addition, Fakhri considered his team should be able to reap the victory in the game. There were several opportunities that failed to be maximized well by the U-16 Indonesia national team players. Fakhri also asked the team to take valuable experience before competing in the U-16 Asian Cup on 20 September to 4 October in Malaysia. Indonesia's U-16 national team is in Group C with Iran, Vietnam and India in the U-16 Asian Cup. They will play their first match against Iran on Friday (21/9) at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at 16:30 local time.

Praveen Jordan / Melati Daeva Oktavianti and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo / Marcus Fernaldi Gideon gained positive results in the second round of the Japan Open 2018. They advanced to the quarterfinals. In the second-round match at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Thursday (13/9), Kevin / Marcus got rid of other Indonesian representatives, Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryyanira / Ade Yusuf Santoso as two direct games. The owner of the Asian Games 2018 men's gold medal won 21-13, 21-17 in the 29th minute. Kevin and Marcus had the potential to meet with fifth-mainstay Danish, who is also a strong rival, Mathias Boe / Carsten Mogensen, in the quarterfinals. Boe / Mogensen will fight for the last eight tickets with non-mainstay Dutch pair Jelle Maas / Robin Tabeling. In another match, positive result was also won by the mixed double Praveen / Melati. They secured a place in the quarterfinals of the Japan Open after beating seventh mainstay from England, Chris Adcock / Gabrielle Adcock 23-21, 21-18. In that match, Melati was interrupted by services that were declared by the service judge several times. Praveen could ease the situation. The victory was Praveen / Melati's first victory over the Adcock duo. The score was 2-1. Apparently, Praveen had studied the double game which was also the couple. Praveen studied videos of opponents' matches, especially from the two defeats he suffered with Melati at the Malaysia Open and Thailand Open 2018. In the quarterfinals, Praveen / Melati will face Malaysia's 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic silver-winning pair Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying. Praveen / Melati had a positive provision by always winning in two matches.

The INAPGOC committee is going to prepare a special surprise at the opening ceremony of the Asian Para Games III ceremony in Jakarta, 6-13 October 2018. Chairman of the Asian Para Games Organizing Committee -INAPGOC, Raja Sapta Oktohari in Makassar, South Sulawesi said Wednesday that there would be differences in concepts that would be offered to the public and participants from a number of countries at the opening ceremony later. He explained that although it is more focused on giving or upholding humanity, but his side admits they will also continue to present several guest stars both nationally and internationally. However, anyone who will be involved in enlivening the opening or closing activities later, he admits that he has not been able to open to the public and can be a force for the audience. Meanwhile, General Chairman of the Indonesian Bike Sport Association -PB ISSI also admitted that the opening festivities would not be inferior to the opening of the previous Asian Games 2018. Meanwhile, regarding the implementation of the Asian Para Games fire torch parade in Makassar on Wednesday (12/9), he claimed to be a momentum for everyone if the event is not only sports but also concern for the disability. Besides Makassar City, the Asian Para Games 2018 torch parade also visited a number of areas in Indonesia, such as starting from Ternate (Maluku), Pontianak, Medan, Pangkal Pinang, Grobogan, Solo, and Jakarta.

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September

 

Surabaya hosted the 7th Congress of the United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific Association - UCLG ASPAC. This biennial congress is an organizational meeting of city and regional governments throughout Asia-Pacific. The congress was held from September 12 to 15, 2018. This inter-regional discussion concerns various policies that are being carried out according to the theme "Innovation Driven Development for Sustainable Cities." Mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini hoped that this congress can cope with the city problems. Around 800 participants attend the Congress from 50 cities in various countries in Asia Pacific and several UCLG member countries outside Asia Pacific.When speaking at the UCLG Asia Pacific congress on Wednesday (12/9), Mayor Tri Rismaharini stated that the temperature of the city dropped to 2 degrees Celsius from the range of 34 to 36 degrees Celsius. The success is a result of the post-construction of many urban parks and forests and the implementation of environmental maintenance programs, such as motor vehicle-free days. She also said that every year, the Surabaya City Government builds 10 to 20 parks, two urban forests, and 10 to 15 sports fields. Her side is also working on the construction of the first Mangrove Botanical Gardens in Indonesia. Surabaya also continues to revitalize the river. So, this makes the temperature drop. Besides the congress agenda and discussion, the participants were also taken around to see a number of historical places such as Tugu Pahlawan Monument and the House of Sampoerna Museum in Surabaya. Then, the delegation continued the tour to the Suroboyo Bridge, Kenjeran. There, they saw various kinds of entertainment and the beauty of the Suroboyo Bridge which is lit by colorful lights and jazz accompaniment.

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