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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

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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.

30
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.

29
October

Diplomatic Corner

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The signing of Memorandum of Understanding -MoU on the sister- city cooperation carried out by Mahor of Semarang, Hendrar Prihadi and Mayor of Nanjing, Lan Shaomin was held in Nanjing, China, recently. The interest in establishing the sister-city cooperation has rooted in the great historical relation between Semarang and Nanjing cities. The historical tie is reflected by the presence of historical Chinese remaining in Semarang called Sam Poo Kong built by Admiral Cheng Ho. Mayor Hendrar believes that tourism sector is an eligible and promising sector in this millennial era. Previously, the Semarang and Nanjing Governments have implemented a number of stages to establish the cooperation until the signing of the MoU. It was begun by the visit of Nanjing City Government to Semarang on 15th of July 2016. On the occasion, a signing of Letter of Intent was also carried out by the two parties highlighting their serious commitment to establish a sister-city cooperation which also marks the tourism cooperation. In the national level, tourism sector is the second biggest foreign exchange reserves contributor even higher than the contribution of oil and gas products. With the tourism development, Semarang won the 4th best tourism city in Indonesia at the 2018 Yokatta Wonderful Indonesia Tourism Award.

 

Indonesia successfully records transaction worth Rp 126.77 trillion at the 2018 TEI. It was stated by Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita in the closing ceremony of the 2018 TEI held at the International Convention Exhibition Center, BSD City, Tangerang, Banten on Sunday (28/10). The value achieved rose 5 times bigger than the previous target set by the government. The transaction is still going on and the amount will inevitably rise significantly. Minister Enggartiasto explained that the total transaction value of the 2018 TEI comprises investment transaction namely US$ 5.55 billion dollars, tourism transaction reaching US$170.5 million dollars, and product transaction totaling US$ 2.73 billion dollars. Meanwhile, other countries with the highest transaction achievement include Saudi Arabia, Japan, the UK, Egypt, and the USA. The Indonesia’s achievement at the 2018 TEI proves that the quality of domestic products has been more acknowledged extensively and more favored according to the taste of export market. It is in accordance the theme of the 2018 namely “Creating Products for Global Opportunities.”

Minister of Public Works and Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono received the visit of the European Union –EU delegates led by EU commissioner for the Environmental, Maritime, and Fishery Affairs, Karmenu Vella at the Public Works and Housing Ministry Office in Jakarta on Friday (26/10). The meeting discussed the management of waste, particularly regarding the recycling of garbage that can be processed as reusable products. Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said in the meeting that the representatives of the EU brought two technologies that can be utilized to process garbage. The two technologies comprise plastic waste recycling and the waste of buildings’ wreckages. The offer of the cooperation received positive response by Minister Basuki as Indonesia is attempting to reduce the amount of garbage through the establishment of waste management infrastructures and calling for society’s participation in the 3R (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) program. Meanwhile, EU Commissioner for the Environmental, Maritime, and Fishery Affairs, Karmenu Vella said that a working group between Indonesia and the EU has been formed. The EU will also call for Indonesia to discuss the concrete actions in managing waste.

29
October

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The Bangka Belitung Island Provincial Government will launch a “Berkah Mart” or "Blessing Mart" in 60 villages to optimize the economic development of the people in the area. This Blessing Mart will be launched on November 20 this year. Governor of Bangka Belitung Island, Erzaldi Rosman Djohan said in Pangkalpinang on last Thursday (25/10) that the existence of the Berkah Mart outlet is very important in realizing an independent, good-quality, and competitive village in enhancing agriculture, plantation, livestock, fisheries, and other regional products. He also remarked that the use of technology will guarantee the openness of the market economy. Marketing of processed products and agricultural products as well as farmer plantations is certainly broader which in turn it increases the business of the village community. He added the construction of the Blessing Mart is also an effort to strengthen the role and quality of the Village Commercial Banks -BUMDes in improving the business of the village community.

Investors from Sydney, Australia are interested in investing in corn crops in North Barito Regency, South Kalimantan. This was stated by Regent of North Barito, Nadalsyah in Muara Teweh on last Friday (26/10). He said that with the plan, the market opportunity will become wider so that the entry of investors in this area to develop farming is highly expected. In the future, he hopes that the corn farmers can be more prosperous. The presence of investors in North Barito Regency can be ascertained in real terms by providing employment opportunities and providing increased regional income in this area. The arrival of the group with the Berkah Central Kalimantan Development Acceleration Team (PPKB) and the corn investors who invest in North Barito Regency are positive. One representative of the investor, Jason was accompanied by Chairman of Admiral PPKB (Ret.) Prof. Dr. Marsetio, who is eager to invest in developing the potential of corn crops in the Rimba Sari Village around 53 kilometers in Central Teweh District, while also addressing the problem of marketing these agricultural products, both within and outside the region. Corn crop is one of the leading commodities of North Barito Regency and is one of the biggest corn supply districts for animal feed factories in Bati-Bati District, Tanah Laut Regency, South Kalimantan.

Bantul Regency Government, Yogyakarta Special Region will draft a regent regulation regarding the prohibition of hunting or shooting owls that the government has released in the Sedayu region. Head of Bantul Agriculture, Food, Marine and Fisheries Office, Pulung Haryadi said in Bantul on  last Saturday (27/10) that the regulation has been prepared to keep the bird population and pest control in Sedayu still effective. Since a few years ago, according to him, his institution released Tyto Alba owls in Sedayu District, as a control of rat pests that continued to attack and damage agricultural land in the area. He said, the government along with local farmer groups built rubuha-rubuha (owl house) as a place for owls to live in strategic points around the rice fields so that the population of the species increases. He further said, the control of rat pests with owls is quite effective, because one owl could eat five to 10 rats. He added that in the future, the regional government along with related stakeholders will continue to release owls, especially in Sedayu.

25
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 Indonesian diplomacy in the international world. 

The first information is from Hong Kong. Indonesian consulate general in Hong Kong assists victims of illegal money loaning practice.

To follow up problem of hundreds of Indonesian citizens/Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong who become victims of illegal money loaning, Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong until now has kept carrying out assistance and facilitation to publish immigration document for them. Until the news was published (21/10), more than 500 Indonesian Migrant Workers, victims of moneylenders have reported their problems to the Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong. They asked the assistance of the publishing of new passports because their passports were seized by Hong Kong police as evidence. This was stated by Indonesian Consul General in Hong Kong, Tri Tharyat in the meeting with representatives of the Indonesian Migrant Workers who become victims of illegal money loaning with passport’s pawnshop at the office of Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong on Sunday (21/10). Consul General, Tri Tharyat said that the Indonesian Consulate General is committed to providing assistance needed by the Indonesian Migrant Workers that become moneylenders’ victims in accordance with valid regulations. Until now, Consul General, Tri Tharyat added that the Indonesian Consulate General has verified the Indonesian Migrant Workers’ report and has issued more than 350 new immigration documents or new passports for them. Furthermore, Consul General, Tri Tharyat stated that the handling of the problem is also conducted through cooperation with Consulate General of the Philippines, because many migrant workers from the Philippines also become moneylenders’ victims. The Indonesian Consulate General and  Hong Kong Police also communicate intensively to follow the progress of the on-going law process.  

The next information is from Osaka, Japan.

Indonesian Consulate General in Osaka, Japan received the visit of 31 students of 9th grade of Cikeas Natural School, who are running Project Based Learning (PBL) program to Japan. During the program, they are scheduled to visit some facilities, including garbage burning center, recycle plastic bottle factory, local school and public transportation management. The Indonesian Consulate General hoped that the students apply the lessons which are obtained in Japan and also share the lessons to their friends and families after going back to Indonesia.

We end Diplomatic Corner with the information from Fiji. Honor for the World of Civil Aviation is granted to Anthonius Gunawan Agung.

At the opening of the 55th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation for Asia and Pacific region which was held at Sheraton Fiji Resort, on October 22, 2018, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) gave plaque as honor to Anthonius Gunawan Agung. He was an air traffic controller who had secured hundreds of passengers that were boarding in Batik Air 6321 when taking off from airport at the same time earthquake occurred in Palu on September 28, 2018. Antonius Gunawan Agung prioritized to secure hundred people at Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie airport by guiding Batik Air 6321 which would fly from Palu to Makassar and chose to stay at ATC tower until his work finished. The Batik Air which was guided by Antonius Gunawan flew safely. But, because of the earthquake, ATC tower collapsed. The honorable plaque was handed over by General Secretary of ICAO, Liu Fang to Indonesian representative from planning and controlling of Aviation Navigation Service Division. Anthonius Gunawan Agung has shown his total commitment for flight safety.

That was Diplomatic Corner.

25
October

MOZAIC OF ARCHIPELAGO

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Today's Mosaic of the Archipelago presents information: first, minimum wage of West Java increases becoming Rp 1.6 million. The second information is that Lampung volunteers are placed in Sigi regency. The last information of Mosaic of the Archipelago is that 253 Sinjai fishermen receive assistance of fuel conversion to liquefied petroleum gas.

Ministry of Manpower has decided the increase of the 2019 minimum wage of the province worth 8.03 percent so that the 2019 minimum wage of West Java will increase 8.03 percent from around Rp1.5 million in 2018 to become around Rp 1.6 million. The decision of the increase of the minimum wage will be announced on November 1st, 2018. This was stated by Head of Manpower and Transmigration Office of West Java, Ferry Sofwan Ari in Bandung, West Java on Tuesday. His side will discuss together with wage council related to the increase of the minimum wage. So this week, the wage council of the province will discuss the minimum wage. Ferry Sofwan also said that the increase of the minimum wage worth 8.03 percent is the result of the national calculation in the central level by Statistic Central Agency -BPS. From the calculation, Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration issued circular letter in order the decision can be followed-up by regional governments. Furthermore, Ferry added that the minimum wage of regency and city will be announced on November 21, 2018. Today, his side still waits the proposal of each regency and city related to the minimum wage.

Volunteer team of Taruna Siaga Bencana (Tagana) of Lampung province is placed in Sigi regency, Central Sulawesi to assist earthquake’s victims in the region. The team which consists of 15 personnel arrived in Palu on Tuesday morning by commercial plane. This was stated by Coordinator of the volunteer team of Lampung, Ferius Gunadi in a press release received by Antara News Agency in Bandarlampung on Tuesday (23/10). Ferius Gunadi said that Tagana of Lampung along with Tagana of Bengkulu with 18 personnel and Tagana of Riau Islands with 10 personnel were directly received by Director of Handling Disaster Victims ofIndonesian Social Ministry, Iyan Kusmadiana and Head of Social Office of Central Sulawesi, Ridwan Mumu. The Tagana will be on duty to register the number of refugees’ points, the number of tents which exist in the shelter, number of refugees who place the tents, the implementation of public kitchens, and psycho-socialsupport.

The last information of Mosaic of the Archipelago is that 253 Sinjai fishermen receive assistance of fuel conversion to liquid gas.

As many as 253 fishermen in Sinjai regency, South Sulawesi received fuel assistance to 3-kilogram liquefied petroleum gas -LPG at Fish Auction Center of Lappa, Sinjai regency, on Tuesday. Head of Fishery Office of Sinjai, Sultan H Tare said that the number of fisherman of Sinjai regency reaches 8,544 people supported by 2,014 ships by using catching tools, such as purse seine, bagan, jaring insang, tonda and ulur fishing rod as well as pole and line. The fishermen who receive the LPG are spread out at 4 districts in 11 villages in Sinjai regency. The most recipients are at Pulau Sembilan district and the remains on 3 districts are North Sinjai, East Sinjai and Tellulimpoe. Sinjai regency hopes that the assistance is utilized in accordance with its function so that small fishermen do not depend on fuels because the assistance provided can be more economical if using the liquefied gas. The recipient of the assistance was symbolically represented by Firman, fisherman from Pattongko village, Hasyim from Sanjai village, Umar from Pulau Buhung Pitue village and Mujair from Pulau Harapan village and Muri from Lappa village.

That was Mosaic of the archipelago.

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