Ani Hasanah

Ani Hasanah

12
February

The British Deputy Ambassador  to Indonesia Rob Fenn praised efforts of Indonesia to eradicate corruption in the region. At a joint-media conference outside the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta Monday, Rob Fenn announced that the United Kingdom was eager to provide logistical and technological assistance to further enhance the corruption watchdog. This would involve some knowledge sharing, such as providing the organization with the latest forensic accounting skills.

“I think it is the brand of Indonesia as a country which is serious about fighting corruption. This kind of reputation is not gotten easily. The KPK has been a really energetic champion of things like beneficial ownership and also anti-corruption law more broadly. We look to Indonesia with admiration, a country that has tackled this issue face-to-face, increasingly Indonesia can be seen as a flag-bearer for the anti-corruption agenda both in this region and globally in the UN," said Rob Fenn.

On the same occasion, Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission -KPK, Laode M Syarif discussed how the KPK was “the most aggressive anti-corruption network in the world,” adding the agency was eager to provide assistance to agencies in Africa and the Asia-Pacific, such as the fact-finding delegations from Afghanistan and Ethiopia arriving in coming months. Laode M Syarif also said that he was hopeful the assistance from the UK would not only build the capacity of the KPK, but could bolster corruption-busting efforts in other ASEAN countries. (VOI/Stephen/AHM)

11
February

In a National Celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year on Sunday (11/2/2019) organized by the West Kalimantan Chinese Association in Jakarta, Indonesian Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said that Indonesia is one, and West Kalimantan is part of Indonesia. Therefore West Kalimantan must be deveoped. The Indonesian government in collaboration with the private sector will build the first airport in Singkawang, West Kalimantan.

 

"I built Pontianak Airport a few years ago. And now it has been completed, it can be used. I was asked by our President to build other airports there. I will go to West Kalimantan, going to Singkawang, and conduct a groundbreaking of Singkawang Airport. This is the first airport to be jointly built by private companies with the government. So the private sector will participate in building it," said Budi Karya Sumaadi.

Budi Karya Sumadi further hoped that West Kalimantan would develop and become an extraordinary cultural center. Meanwhile, Chairman of the West Kalimantan Chinese Association Presidium, Rudi Halim, appreciated the Indonesian government for recognizing the Chinese ethnic as one of ethnics in Indonesia by giving Chinese ethnic one day holiday. According to Rudi, this proves that all Indonesian citizens, including the Chinese, have the same rights and obligations before the law. (VOI / AHM)

04
February

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has ordered all regional general hospitals (RSUDs) in the capital to treat dengue patients free of cost.

"All RSUDs offer free treatment to dengue patients and our RSUDs have good facilities," he said at RSUD in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, on Sunday.

South Jakarta is among the five municipalities which has the highest number of dengue fever cases, he said.

The Jakarta administration has recorded 876 cases of dengue fever so far this year. However, it has not declared extraordinary situation.

"We will monitor the situation." he said.

As many as 15,132 cases of dengue fever were reported in Indonesia, with 145 deaths, as of February 1, 2019, according to the Health Ministry.

East Java Province witnessed the highest number of dengue cases, at 3,074, with 52 deaths, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, the ministry`s director for vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, stated on Friday.

West Java ranked second, with 2,204 cases, causing 14 deaths; followed by East Nusa Tenggara, with 1,092 cases, resulting in 13 deaths; and North Sumatra, 1,071 cases, leading to 13 deaths.

The ministry recorded 53,075 cases of dengue fever in 2018, 68,407 cases in 2017, and 204,171 cases in 2016. (ANTARA)

04
February

Singapore remained the main market for Bangka Belitung's tin, buying 25.63 percent of the province`s tin exports last year, according to the local office of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS).

"The tin exports to Singapore in 2018 were 21.71 percent lower than those of the previous year," Chief of the BPS Office in Bangka Belitung Province Darwis Sitorus said in Pangkalpinang, on Sunday.

Singapore is among the top five buyers of Bangka Belitung`s tin besides Japan, The Netherlands, South Korea and India. In total, tin exports to the five countries accounted for 75.51 percent of the overall tin exports, he said.

On a monthly basis, the province`s exports in December 2018 tumbled 38.43 percent compared to the same month of 2017, with tin exports declining 32.61 percent in value, he said.

"The export of other commodities than tin also dropped 51.24 percent, bringing the value of exports in December 2018 to US$112.9 million (as compared to US$183.3 million in the same month of 2017)," he said.

However, compared to a month earlier, the exports in December 2018 rose 13.97 percent, with tin exports climbing 81.22 percent after the permit of a tin surveyor was frozen the month before.

Meanwhile, the export of commodities other than tin dropped 46.50 percent in December 2018 to US$27.9 million compared to a month earlier. (ANTARA)