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Christchurch, March 16, 2019: At 10:10 p.m. (New Zealand time) the Indonesian Government through the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington has received confirmation that the Indonesian citizen is a.n. Mr. Lilik Abdul Hamid (Pak Lilik) who was previously reported missing was declared as one of the dead victims in the event of a mosque terror in Christchurch.

The Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs has conveyed his condolences directly to the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Nina Lilik Abdul Hamid via telephone.

The Indonesian Ambassador along with all Indonesian people in Christchurch also visited the family residence of the late Pak Lilik in Christchurch to provide support for this disaster.

Previously, the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington had also visited Indonesian citizens who were victims of the shooting a.n. Mr. Zulfirman Syah at the Christchurch Public Hospital, who still continues to receive medical treatment from the hospital. The condition of the child of Mr. Zulfirman Syah who was also shot, is now known to be stable.

The Indonesian Embassy in Wellington continues to coordinate with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate the various needs of families of victims affected by the shooting in Christchurch. In addition, a temporary post was opened after the shooting incident which worked for 24 hours since Friday, March 15 2019. The Command Post was tasked with monitoring the progress of the situation and helping Indonesian citizens who needed assistance in connection with the shooting in Christchurch.

The KBRI Wellington hotline which can be contacted for 24 hours is

Mr. Rendy Ramanda (+6421 1950 980)
Ms. Luth's Grace (+6422 3812 065)

The New Zealand Police opened a service for people who were informed about the shooting in Christchurch to help investigate the case on the following website:

If there are Indonesian citizens who cannot contact their family members in Christchurch, the New Zealand Government opens at www.familylinks.icrc.org/new-zealand/en/ (kemlu)


Flash floods that hit 9 Sub-districts in Sentani Regency Jayapura of Papua Province in 16/3/2019 21.30 p.m. Eastern Indonesia time has led to heavy casualties and damage. Floods swept the Villages of Barnabas Marweri.

The heavy rain poured on the area of ​​Jayapura have caused flash flooding in Sentani Regency Jayapura of Papua Province on Saturday 16/3/2019 21.30 p.m. CDT. The heavy rain down from 18.00 Eastern Indonesia Time. 

Until Sunday March 17 2019, at 10:15 a.m. the number of victims 50 people died. Of the 50 people who died, 38 bodies were taken to the Papua Regional Police Bhayangkara Hospital, 7 bodies in Martin Indey Hospital, and 5 bodies at Yowari Hospital. A total of 49 body is still in the process of identification. 59 people were injured who were referred to PKM Sentani, Bhayangkara Hospital and Yowari Hospital. The Jayapura Health Office and the Papua Health Service are coordinated by the handling team for the victims.

The evacuation, search and rescue of victims was intensified in search of victims. The joint SAR team still has rocks and rocks, mud and flood flood material.

The Head of BNPB has the impact of the disaster and the handling of banjir bandang disasters. The head of BNPB together with elements from the Ministries / Institutions today left for Sentani to provide assistance and assistance to the Jayapura and Papua Regional Government. (bnpb)


Indonesia condemns the shooting in Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, 15 March 2019, around 13.40 local time.

The Government and people of Indonesia convey our deepest condolences to all the victims and their families.

The Embassy of Indonesia in Wellington is following every development of this case and has sent a team to Christchurch to coordinate with local security authorities, hospitals, and the Indonesian Student Association.

There is no information on Indonesians among the victims of the shooting.

There are 331 Indonesian citizens living in Christchurch, including 134 students. The distance between Wellington and Christchurch is approximately 440 km.

The Government of Indonesia advises all Indonesian citizens in New Zealand to remain alert and safe.

Families and friends who need further information and consular assistance may contact the Embassy of Indonesia in Wellington at +64211950980 and +64 22 3812 065. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has warned all builders in the country to not just focus on lobbying authorities within regional administrations to get development projects, but instead be professional in seeking for and working on the projects.

"The contractors' expertise is not just related to their ability to lobby district heads, governors, or those from public works offices," Kalla told attendees of the Indonesian Builders Association's (Gapensi's) national congress in Jakarta on Thursday.

The vice president stated that the builders' expertise was also related to their professional efforts. "If you are a professional, you will be sought by the people who need you. It is not you who seek for the projects," Kalla noted.

Lobbying the authorities for gaining construction projects was commonly done by those running construction companies. However, Kalla warned them not to get so busy with the lobby that they neglect the quality of their professional works.

"If you just focus on lobbying, your will run out of money for the lobby. If your profession, as contractors, is merely used as a leap for moving to another direction, the situation will be like today in which big construction companies will be limited and they are dominated by those owned by the state," he remarked.

Hence, Kalla called on the Indonesian builders to handle infrastructure projects in the country professionally and emphasize on the quality of buildings for the sake of the people at large.

As a player in construction sector, Kalla added that he always pays serious attention to the quality, financing, and timing in working on infrastructure projects.

"The quality of works must be good. The timing must be precise, and financing must be efficient. These should be parts of priorities. Without these three elements, it is so hard for us to achieve a sound progress and self-reliance and to bring positive impact on the people at large," he added.

Under the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla administration, infrastructure is perceived as this government's strength. Infrastructure does seem to hold special significance for incumbent President Joko Widodo since the length of toll roads, for instance, has been extended remarkably under his leadership.

As revealed by Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, within four years of the Widodo- Kalla administration, a total of 941 kilometers of toll roads and 3,423 kilometers of national roads had been constructed.

The Trans-Java Highway, connecting the ferry port in Merak, Banten Province, to Surabaya, capital city of East Java Province, had also been completed, thereby cutting short the travel time and reducing the current logistics costs.

As part of the central government's prioritized development projects, the toll roads are not merely constructed in Java, but they are also built outside the island, such as Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi.

In Sumatra Island, the earlier government's idea of constructing the toll roads connecting the ferry port in Bakauheni, Lampung Province, to cities in Aceh Province, has also been realized during the term of the Widodo-Kalla administration.

Currently, as noted by the Public Works and Housing Ministry, work on the Banda Aceh-Sigli toll road section has begun, and this 74-kilometer-long toll road, which is one of the sections of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road, is targeted for completion in 2024.