Maryati

Maryati

11
May

Indonesia hoped that Indonesia-China's commitment will strengthen. China is expected to increase imports of Indonesian products. This was conveyed by President Joko Widodo to the media after receiving the visit of Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang at the Presidential Palace of Bogor on Monday (7/5). The imports are mainly palm oil and tropical fruits. President Joko Widodo said that Prime Minister Li Keqiang has undertaken the increasing form of Indonesian trade with an additional minimum of 500,000 tonnes of crude palm oil to China. President Joko Widodo appreciated the visit of Prime Minister Li to Indonesia. It was Prime Minister Li’s first visit after being officially inaugurated in May 2018. For Indonesia, China is a strategic partner especially in the field of economy, trade and investment. The arrival of Prime Minister Li to Indonesia is also an important step in strengthening the relations between the two countries that must be mutually beneficial. According to President Joko Widodo, China with 1.37 billion population, is a huge market for Indonesian products. During the meeting, President Joko Widodo and PM Li Keqiang also discussed the improvement of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. The President asserted that as two major countries, the partnership of Indonesia and PRC should be able to provide benefits for peace, stability, and for the welfare of the world based on international law and norms. Meanwhile, in the event of Indonesia-China Business Summit 2018 in Jakarta on Monday (7/5) Indonesian Vice President Jusuf kalla asked the government and Chinese buisinessmen prioritizing Indonesian domestic workers in every investment conducted in Indonesia. This will add value to the industry, maintain environmental stability, and improve the quality of industrial products. Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian earlier saidthat the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang indicated how important Indonesia is in the eyes of China. Xiao also explained that the relationship between Chinese and Indonesian society was established since 2,000 years ago and Indonesia is one of China's main diplomatic partners.

11
May

Prior to the Cultural Week event of Kediri Regency 2018, businessmen of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises –UMKM continue to increase their products. An effort is believed to add attraction for the visitors in the near future. Khoirul Badiyah, a ribbon embroidered craftsman from Kediri Regency believes, by holding the local Women Farmer Group -KWT, the variety of ribbon embroidered products offered to the community will increasingly diverse. Khoirul Badiyah, during the training of Ribbon embroidery to dozens of KWT Candra Kirana members, in Kediri, Wednesday (9/5) said that from his training with KWT member Candra Kirana Kediri, she finally found many housewives who have natural talent of embroidery. The Organizer of Ribbon Embroidery Training, Yayuk said, in the future, the trainees will be invited as partners, to develop new capability in other products.

Djarum Foundation provides assistance of 1,000 gayam trees and trembesi trees to be planted in Rawa Pening Lake area, Semarang regency, Central Java. Vice President Director of Djarum Foundation FX Supanji in Ambarawa, Semarang regency, Central Java, on Thursday said, Gayam Tree belonging to the `Fabaceae` family, is a type of water conservation plant. Through the program "Djarum Trees for Life" (DFTL), there has been completed the planting of trembesi trees in Yogyakarta, Solo and Semarang (Joglosemar) along 261 km, centered in Ambarawa. According to Supanji, the planting of gayam trees will be done gradually by 35 community environmental activists in Rawa Pening. With the cultivation of gayam tree it is expected to maintain the availability of water in the long term priode. In addition to greening on the edge of the road infrastructure, DFTL also gives attention to the conservation of natural ecosystems in the area. In Ambarawa, the conservation effort takes place around Rawa Pening Lake, which is one of the largest natural lake, reaching over 2,500 hectares. The conservation effort is important, since Rawa Pening Lake is one of 15 lakes that enter into the lakes restoration priority in Indonesia.

Semarang City Government plans to build a Bridge Fountain with colorful fountain attractions, and will be the first Bridge Fountain in Indonesia. The project, which is part of Semarang City tourism improvement program, is estimated to cost of about 17 billion rupiah. The fountain bridge will be done on the West Flood Canal Bridge of Semarang City. The Bridge Fountain in some countries has become a magnet to attract tourists. For example Banpo Bridge Fountain in South Korea with Moonlight Rainbow Fountain performances are always hunted by tourists during they visit to Seoul. Mayor of Semarang, Hendrar Prihadi, said the project will be started in May and is targeted to be completed in November 2018. In 2011, there were only 2.1 million tourists per year coming to Semarang City. The amount was increased to 5.8 million per year in 2017. With the new tourist attraction in 2018 he expected that by 2019 the number of tourists who come to Semarang every year can reach more than 7 million tourists.

11
May

The history of Malaysia is no longer the same. After 60 years in power, Barisan Nasional, which is a 13-party coalition with UMNO as one of the strongest parties in Malaysia, has to relinquish its power to the opposition. In the general election held on Wednesday (May 9, 2018), Barisan Nasional had to compete  against Pakatan Harapan, which consists of 4 parties. As a result,  the people of Malaysia gave their  support to Pakatan Harapan which obtained  113 seats. With the addition of  the coalition of parties in Borneo, the total is 121 seats. While Barisan Nasional could only manage  79 seats. Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Tun Razak who led the Barisan Nasional admitted this defeat. However, in the matter of leadership, the problem is not yet fully completed. If calculated per party, no party controls an absolute majority without a coalition. The opposition parties incorporated in Pakatan Harapan, obviously will not share its power  with  Barisan Nasional. The defeat of Barisan Nasional can not be separated from the Malaysian people  lack of trust  to Najib Tun Razak figure, who is perceived not to run the mandate properly. Like in the case of  an  alleged  major corruption scandal that affects one of Malaysia's state-owned enterprises, 1 MDB. Reportedly Najib Razak received huge amounts of money from it, although this was denied by him. However, Mahathir Mohammad, who was once the Prime Minister of Malaysia and now the  coalition leader, did not automatically  become Prime Minister after the Election. After the vote count, Malaysia is still not fully out of the leadership crisis, since  no party has  absolute majority.  Razak submitted the matter to Yang Ditertuan Agung, Sultan Muhamad V, as the Head of State of Malaysia. Finally, Mahatir Mohammad took the oath as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia, at the State Palace at around 10 pm on Thursday. Although  there were  rumors that  the Palace was less pleased with Mahatir because he often criticized the kingdom. Earlier coalition leaders met Yang Dipertuan Agung to ensure that  Mahatir can  be sworn in to lead Malaysia. The voice of Malaysians who give trust to the Pakatan Hope Coalition to lead the country should be supported. Leadership of Malaysia under the 92-year-old Mahatir Mohammad, in this period, should be able to bring positive hope to Malaysia. Because any political crisis that hit the country, will certainly affect the regional conditions in the ASEAN region and Indonesia.

11
May

Special Economic Tourism Zone of Tanjung Lesung which is part of 10 Priority Tourism Destinations in Indonesia in cooperation with Indonesian Kite Museum will hold Rhino Kites Festival featuring 100 ornamental kites. Decorative kites with various designs to be flown on the coast of Tanjung Lesung mark the official moment of the launch of Rhino Cross Triathlon. This kite festival will be held on 12 - 13 May 2018. Rhino Kites Festival is a series of great event ‘Rhino Cross Triathlon’ (or Rhino X-Tri). This is the first cross triathlon open championship event in Indonesia, which consists of swimming contest, cycling race and running across the beauty and natural challenges of Tanjung Lesung on 29 - 30 September 2018. In this festival event, about 100 ornamental kites will be flown on the coast of Tanjung Lesung, marking the official moment of the launch of Rhino Cross Triathlon. Managing Director of PT. Banten West Java (Special Economic Zone of Tanjung Lesung Tourism Management) & Chief of Organizing Committee, Rully said that all visitors who will attend can watch the kite and follow the workshop of painting kites, flying kites and watching night kites. All these activities can be enjoyed by visitors for free. Meanwhile, the initiator of Indonesian Kite Museum, Endang Ernawati stated that the museum prepares a hundred ornamental kites with a variety of unique and fascinating forms ranging from animals, superheroes, and others. To welcome the Rhino Cross Triathlon which will be held , at Rhino Kite Festival in September, the visitors will also be able to see Genki triathlon kites, Gowes bikes and Rokkaku rhino and the presence of kite players from five countries, such as  Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Myanmar.