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17
September

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo added gold medal collection. This time in the Japan Open 2018, the Indonesians had beaten Chinese Li Junhui and Lui Yeuchen 21-11 and 21-13 in the final.

17
September

Three Indonesian citizens that have been held hostage by an armed group in the Philippines since earky in 2017 have been released, a foreign ministry official confirmed in Jakarta, on Sunday.

"It is true. They have been released. Thank God," Director for Citizen Protection Lalu Muhammad Iqbal said in a text message received by Antara.

According to AP, the three citizens - Hamdan Salim, Subandi Sattuh and Sudarlan Samansung - were released on Friday with the help of Moro National Liberation Front, a rebel group that has signed a peace agreement with the Philippine government.

They were planned to be handed over to the Indonesian embassy in Zamboanga, Iqbal said adding "we would explain the details later."

The three were seized by a militant armed group while sailing near Sabah, Malaysia, on January 2017 and were then taken to their hiding place in a forest in Sulu, South Philippines. (ant)

17
September

The Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC) of the International Council of Women (ICW$ marked its tenth anniversary in a dinner held here on Sunday evening. APRC president Tabucanon Monthip Shriratna said in her speech on the occasion that in the past six years of her leadership the institution had continued improving the quality of its efforts in women empowerment in the Asia Pacific region.

"I pray the next president and board of APRC would also do their best in the women empowerment," she said.

ICW President Jung Sook Kim expreceiation to APRC`s performance in the past 10 years.

"In the past ten years APRC has made a good progress in terms of quality and quantity, We must continue our best efforts to achieve advancement of women`s roles as well as APRC and ICW," she said.

Besides APRC ICW also has European Center of ICW as well as regional councils for America and Africa. Indonesia is currently hosting the 35th General Assembly of ICW in Yogyakarta. Organized by Kowani (Indonesian Congress of Women) and supported by the state enteprises ministry and 35 state-owned companies the meeting since September 13 is scheduled until September 19. (ant)

17
September

As many as 30 helicopters will be prepared to evacuate heads of state who will attend the IMF-World Bank meeting from October 8-14, 2018 in case of a tsunami and earthquake.

"In the event of a disaster, the evacuation of the head of state will use helicopters in the process, one head of state standard evacuation process in 10 minutes," Head of the UPT Center for Disaster Management Operations (Pusdalops PB) of the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency of Bali Province I Gede Made Jaya Serataberana, said in Denpasar on Sunday.

 In the event of a tsunami disaster, he continued, the heads of state and delegations of IMF-WB participants have prepared a vertical evacuation plan by going to the fourth floor of the hotel. According to Jaya, in addition to the BNDCC and BICC Nusa Dua, Badung Regency, which is the venue of the IMF-WB meeting, most hotels in the Nusa Dua ITDC area have been trained for evacuation processes and have been certified for disaster preparedness, equipment completeness, and evacuation tools.

"For the evacuation using a helicopter when the tsunami, the system is half-playing and does not have to look for a helipad. On the golf course it can, taken from the hotel can also be done. Lowered the device, then withdrawn, then shifted, in a higher field just raised then flown to Ngurah Airport Rai, or Mataram, or Belimbing Sari Airport in Banyuwangi, "he said.

In principle, added Jayaserataberana, the military, Police, National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), IMF-WB national committee have prepared a number of vertical and horizontal evacuation steps to anticipate the possibility of disasters during the meeting, all of which are connected to the "Command Center" and PB BPBD Bali Pusdalops.

"For the evacuation of the residents, the hotel has also cooperated with the banjar and the village, where to go to the hotel during the tsunami, and the hotel should not refuse," said Jaya, while mentioning based on the results of the LIPI analysis the tsunami height in Bali could reach 12 meter.

On the other hand, to anticipate possible eruptions of Mount Agung, evacuation scenarios have been prepared using sea and land routes.

"At Benoa Harbor cruise ships will be prepared with a capacity of 3,000 passengers. In addition, the Navy also prepares floating hospital vessels. There are also KRI, submarines, and so on that will be lined up a few days before the IMF-WB meeting, "Jaya said. (ant)