Ministry of National Development Planning along with United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pasifik (UCLG ASPAC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Germany held a discussion with the theme “Localizing SDGs and Multi Stakeholder Partnership for SDGs in Indonesia”, in Surabaya, East Java on Tuesday (15/5). Director of Foreign Politics and International Cooperation Development, Dewo Broto Joko, conveyed that the purpose of the event is to socialize sustainable development in regencies and cities, and also to encourage stakeholders of regencies and cities to arrange Regional Planning Action in implementing the purpose of sustainable development. According to Dewo Broto Joko, the reason why Surabaya is chosen because the city is viewed as city which is able to implement the purpose of sustainable development well and more improvement than other regions. Meanwhile, Surabaya mayor, Tri Rismaharini, in her speech explained that there are various kinds ofsustainable development which are conducted by Surabaya administration, such as building the city or bringing prosperity to its citizens among others, to provide free health servicefor 24 hours. According to mayor Risma, the sustainable development can be carried out in Surabaya, because all stakeholders participated to provide assistance.
Regional Office of Religion’s ministry of Aceh Province along with Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysic Agency on Tuesday (15/5) conducted hilal observation at Hilal Observatorium office of Tengku Chik Kuta Karang, Lhoknga, Aceh Besar regency, Aceh. Hilal observation is meant to ensure the right time for the first Ramadhan 1439 Hijriah or 2018. Based on the observasion of Radio Republik Indonesia, there were 7 binoculars to observe hilalwhich were installed on the second floor of Observatorium building. Those binoculars were directed to sun, precisely at the West of Lhoknga. Head of the office, Daud Pakeh, conveyed that from the result of the observation, hilal was not seen. It means muslim will start fasting on Thursday (17/5), while on Wednesday evening to conduct tarawih.
As an effort on early detection on terrorism threat which many occured recently, regional government of Situbondo, East Java, invited all elements of society to voice again that guest must report within 1x24 hours. This was stated by Situbondo regent, Dadang Wigiarto, after an event to promote“Guest must report within 1x24 hours” in Situbondo regency on Tuesday (15/5). According to Dadang Wigiarto, the “must report rule” will be very helpfull especially for the government the Indonesian police and military apparatus to prevent the entering of radicalism and terrorism view which are expected to become a trigger for explosion of suicide bomb such as in Surabaya. Meanwhile, Police Chief of Situbondo Resort, Commissioner Awan Hariono, said that the rule“guest must report in 1x24 hours” is mentioned in criminal law. Awan further said that there is criminal sanction to people who do not report, but the rule is still in process of revision.