Member of Regional Representative Council, Emma Yohanna said that there are many ways which can be conducted to invite children to learn as well as to memorize reading of the Qur’an, one of them by applying “coercion” value in positive meaning such as holding competition. Emma Yohanna recognized that children’s awareness to learn reading of the Qur’an tends to decrease every time if it is not addressed wisely by the people around them, either school or elder at home. As quoted by Radio National News Agency, Emma Yohanna said in Padang, West Sumatra on Monday that through tilawatil (recital) Qur-an competition, children will force themselves to learn maximally with the hope they will be a winner. Emma Yohanna gave example the recitation of Asmaul Husna or reciting the names of Allah as a real picture of daily life, could be heard in the past. Asmaul Husna became part or positive habit of students which cannot be heard now, because lack of competition. The experts have created learning methode of reading of the Qur’an which is more sophiscated and independent. Through this method, children must not go to the mosque, they can learn reading Qur’an anytime at home.
When preparing to cook food for sahur (dawn meal) in Ramadhan, most people who live on the slope of Mt. Merapi, either in Sleman regency, Yogyakarta Province or Klaten regency, Central Java province on Tuesday (22/5) must be evacuate to a safe place, due to phreatic eruption of Mt. Merapi at 01.47 of West Indonesian Time. Head of Planning affairs of Balerante village, Kemalang Klaten district, Jainu, said there were around 500 residents who evacuated at Balerante village’s hall, office of Mamnisrenggo Military Regional Command, or to their relatives. The residents just knew it around 02.30 of local time, and they now have been returning to do their daily activities. Furthermore, Jainu explained that there were around 2 thousand Balerante villagers and from the number there are around 750 people who who live at three disaster prone areas, included 5 hamlets namely Sambungrejo, Ngipiksari, Gondang, Sukorejo and Banjirsari, which are around 4 until 5 Km from the peak of Mt. Merapi. Although most of villagers have returned to their home, there are still residents who still stay at the shelter. Meanwhile, head of Kemalang district, Kusdiyono, appealed the people to stay calm but still alert, especially those who live at disaster prone areas.
Indonesia-Malaysia Command of land border security control in West region of West Kalimantan is now carried by Border Security Task Force of Yonif 511/Dibyatara Yodha. The Infantry Battalion from Blitar, East Jawa replaced Yonif 642/Kapuas which has finished their task since May 18. Commander of Yonif 511/Dibyatara Yodha said that security system in the Western sector of West Kalimantan border with Malaysia is still similar with previous task. The command of Yonif 511/Dibyatara Yodha in Entikong, on Tuesday (22/5) said the existence of the border post which is held along the border will be strengthened by increasing the number of Indonesian soldiers. The strengthening of the personnel is to anticipate illegal event in the region.