Ani Hasanah

Ani Hasanah



Vice President, Jusuf Kalla opened “Indo Trans Expo 2019” at the Jakarta Convention Center on Friday (13/09). This year's Indonesian transportation exhibition carries the theme "Synergy between Government and Private Sectors Supporting Transportation Development in Indonesia". He also stated that the development of transportation in Indonesia is growing rapidly, both land, sea and air transportation. Thus, VP Jusuf Kalla requested that the development of transportation must follow the updated technology that makes it efficient and reduce accidents.


"... Technology is also growing everywhere; land transportation such as city buses was replaced by Bus Way, then to MRT, and LRT. Taxi also changes from metered one to online. All move with technology. Our ability is to solve problem if we can master the system and good technology."

In addition, Jusuf Kalla said that Human Resources in the transportation sector must be developed to improve capabilities and prevent negligence in the land, sea and air transportation regulatory systems. Vice President Jusuf Kalla also hopes that Indonesia can again manage Indonesian airspace on the border with Singapore, which is still managed by neighboring countries. Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumardi, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ignatius Johan, as well as transportation industry players and investors also attended the Indo Trans Expo 2019. ((KBRN-Rizki Supermana/Ahm)


The 3rd President of the Republic of Indonesia, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, popularly known as BJ. Habibie passed away at the Gatot Soebroto Army Central Hospital, Jakarta, Wednesday afternoon (11/9). President Joko Widodo said the government and all the people of Indonesia are in deep condolences for the passing of BJ. Habibie. The president arrived at Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital five minutes after BJ Habibie passed away. He also prayed for the families left behind to be endowed with patience and patience. Habibie could continue in his lifetime.

“Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilaihi rooj’iuun. May I on behalf of all the people of Indonesia and the government convey our deep sorrow, condolences, for the death of Prof. B.J. Habibie, at 18.05 West Indonesia time at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital. Hopefully the family left behind is given patience, and can continue what is aspired by Prof. B.J. Habibie during his lifetime,” said Joko Widodo.

Furthermore President Joko Widodo recalls B.J. Habibie as a statesman that should become a role model in the daily life of the nation. Joko Widodo frequently discusses various national problems with B.J. Habibie. For him, other than being the 3rd President of Indonesia, B.J. Habibie is also a scientist and the father of Indonesian technology.

Meanwhile, in a separate place, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno conveyed, the Government asked the people of Indonesia to hoist the Red and White flag at half-mast as a statement of Indonesian grief over the death of BJ Habibie. The appeal was conveyed not only to the public, but also to all government offices and state institutions, both at home and abroad.

“We invite the public to hoist the Red and White flag at half-mast until September 14, 2019. So we will set a three-day national mourning until September 14,” said Pratikno.

Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, born in Parepare, South Sulawesi, June 25, 1936, died after undergoing intensive care since September 1, 2019. (VOI/NDY/AHM)


Indonesia's third president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, passed away. Habibie, who was born in Parepare, South Sulawesi, on June 25, 1936, died of a disease he suffered.

Information about Habibie's death was conveyed by Habibie's son, Thareq Kemal Habibie.

"I must convey this, that my father, the 3rd President of the Republic of Indonesia, BJ Habibie, died at 18.05," Thareq said.

Habibie has been undergoing intensive care at the hospital since September 1, 2019.

"His heart has stopped moving, as I said. Because of age and a lot of activity," said Thareq.

Habibie will be buried in the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, South Jakarta, next to the grave of his wife, Hasri Ainun Besari or Ainun Habibie.

Minister of State Secretary Pratikno said the state has been preparing a funeral to be held on Thursday (12/09).

"A funeral has been prepared next to her wife, Ainun Habibie, in slot 120-121," said Praktikno at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta. (KOMPAS/CNN)



Indonesia has invited ASEAN member nations to promote shared values to be encapsulated in the narrative on ASEAN identity.

The narrative on ASEAN identity was proposed by Indonesia, the chairperson of the 15th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting for Culture and Arts (SOMCA) and Related Meetings, in Yogyakarta on September 9-12, 2019.

"This narrative needs to be raised to increase awareness that the ASEAN is not only a politically constructed organization, but there are also cultural values in Southeast Asia that must be integrated in the ASEAN identity," Director of ASEAN Social and Cultural Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Riaz Saehu noted on the sidelines of the 15th ASEAN SOMCA in Yogyakarta on Tuesday.

The similarity in values, among others, almost all ASEAN member countries, except Thailand, have been colonized by the West. Moreover, Southeast Asian nations have been influenced by Indian and Chinese civilizations.

"The ASEAN community needs to understand that we actually share the values of tolerance and mutual respect, and although they are quite diverse, we are able to adapt and adopt values arising from anywhere to Southeast Asia," Saehu noted.

Based on these similar values, Indonesia then proposed the narrative on ASEAN identity that is expected to be utilized by all member nations to promote the ASEAN.

After discussion at the 15th SOMCA, the narrative on ASEAN identity is targeted to be adopted by the leaders of member nations in the 2020 ASEAN Summit.

"It is expected that leaders can accept this narrative during the 2020 ASEAN Summit. The form is indeed not a communique or a joint document, but a narrative that can encourage a sense of togetherness and increase public awareness in the region about ASEAN," Saehu remarked.

The draft of the ASEAN identity proposed by Indonesia is the result of discussions from several civil society organizations that had consulted with 10 member countries for two months.

If all member countries agree on the narrative on ASEAN identity, it will help the process of promoting the ASEAN, which has, until now, only been understood by limited circles, including the government, students, media, academics, and universities.

Delegations from 10 ASEAN countries -- Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam -- as well as the three partner countries of Japan, South Korea, and China attended the 15th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting for Culture and Arts (SOMCA). (ANTARA)