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03
June

Unity of Women Agency cooperated with Indonesian embassy in Amman conducted social event of distribution of humanitarian donation through iftar along with Palestinian citizens in Gaza. The iftar was conducted in conjunction with the commemoration of the birth of Pancasila on June 1st, 2019. This was stated in a press release of the Indonesian embassy in Amman which was received in Jakarta on Sunday (2/6). In the holy month of Ramadan, iftar was joined around 700 Palestinian citizens at the refugees’ camp of Deir Balah, Central Gaza. The event, which was attended by orphans and poor families, was coordinated by humanitarian volunteer of the Indonesian embassy in  Amman, Abdullah Onim, cooperated with Nusantara Palestine Center (NPC). Separately, Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan and Palestine, Andy Rachmianto expressed his appreciation and thanked to a number of communities in Indonesia which keep giving attention, support and humanitarian assistance to Palestine.

Indonesian Tourism Ministry relies on 10-priority and also 10 branding tourism destinations to trace Chinese market. By inviting one of the biggest travel agents in China, those destinations are introduced in sales mission at four areas of China. Sales mission of 10 priority and branding destinations was conducted in Xiamen and in Fuzhou recently. The theme was 'Tourism Hub'.  The 10 priority destinations introduced are Toba Lake, Tanjung Kelayang, Tanjung Lesung, one thousand islands, tourism park of Borobudur temple, national park of Bromo Tengger Semeru, Mandalika, Labuan Bajo, Pulau Morotai, and national park of Wakatobi. Meanwhile, 10 Branding destinations consist of Bandung (West Java), Great Bali, Great Jakarta, Great Kepri, Joglosemar (Jogja-Solo-Semarang), Coral Wonders (Wakatobi-Bunaken-Raja Ampat), Medan, Makassar, Lombok, and Banyuwangi.

The success of the UN Peacekeeping mission needs comprehensive approach, including by involving regional organization such as Union of Africa. This was affirmed in panel discussion on the UN Peacekeepers which was conducted by the Indonesian embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over the weekend. The Panel discussion cooperated with the UN office to Union of Africa (UNOAU) and embassies of MIKTA countries (Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia) in Addis Ababa. Indonesian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Union of Africa, Al Busyra Basnur at the opening said that the panel discussion was conducted to commemorate International Day of the UN Peacekeepers.

03
June

Indonesian people were surprised by the news of the death of the First Lady of the Republic of Indonesia for the period 2004-2014, Ani Yudhoyono at the age of 67 years. The wife of the 6th President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono passed away in treatment at Singapore's National University Hospital on Saturday afternoon (02/06) at 11.50 Singapore time after the last four months, she struggled with blood cancer she suffered.Ani Yudhoyono's body on Saturday night was rested at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore and then taken to Jakarta that night to be rested again in Puri Cikeas, Bogor, West Java before being buried at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in East Jakarta on Sunday afternoon (2/6).As a former First Lady, Ani Yudhoyono was polite and modest, sympathetic to the people of Indonesia and the world. President Joko WI dodo expressed deep condolence. Besides, expressions of condolence were also conveyed by several world’s leaders, such as President of Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and also Heads of foreign representatives in Indonesia as well as the Indonesian community at home and abroad. In addition, several state officials, including community leaders and the general public were seen at home and cemetery to express their deep sorrow to the family of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and to give final respect to the late Ani Yodhoyono.Kristiani Herrawati, better known as Ani Yudhoyono, has great attention to education and environment. While accompanying Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in his duties as president, Ani Yudhoyono showed high concern for the education through the Smart Car and Smart House program. That is the education care program initiated by Ani along with the wives of the ministers of United Indonesia Cabinet (KIB). The establishment of Smart Houses and Smart Cars has become a means of education for people outside formal schools. The facility serves as a place of learning and library to foster interest in reading. In addition to the Smart Indonesia program, there have been several programs initiated by Ani Yudhoyono such as Green Indonesia, Indonesia Care, Healthy Indonesia, and Creative Indonesia.Tigers die leaving stripes; elephants die leaving ivory. Humans leave names. Ani Yudhoyono leaves sweet memories that will continue to be remembered for good. During her life, Ani Yudhoyono dedicated her life to humanitarian values; she was active in eradicating illiteracy, developing national crafts, empowering and prospering families, especially women and children. For services and great dedication to the nation and state, in 2011, the Indonesian government awarded the Bintang Mahaputra Adipradana Award to Ani Yudhoyono.

Goodbye Ani Yudhoyono!

31
May

Sport World

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Chairman of the Indonesian Motorbike Association (IMI), Sadikin Aksa confirmed that Palembang will host the 2019 MXGP international motocross championship series which will be participated in by 28 countries with approximately 1.500 officials. This championship will take place on July 6-7.After officially signing the Memorandum of Understanding -MoU at the office of the Governor of South Sumatra on Monday (05/27/2019), Sadikin Aksa confirmed at the third event, and the committee made sure that the facilities are complete enough, such as enough land and strategic location in Jakabaring, Palembang, South Sumatra.Meanwhile, Governor of South Sumatra, Herman Deru ensured that Palembang is ready and would make the MXGP event succeed. He also considered MXGP as a sport for all circles. Thus, the government of South Sumatra Province will fully support it.

Bicycle riders from the BMX discipline and the track have a big chance to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, considering that the present riders are considered to be capable enough in pursuing the four-year multi-event tournament ticket. This was said by Chairman of the Indonesian Sport Bicycle Association (PB ISSI), Raja Sapta Oktohari in Jakarta on Monday night (27/5).The hope of number one in the PB ISSI is not without reason. For BMX, Indonesia has passed athlete to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Toni Syarifudin. While currently, there are several names, including I Gusti Bagus Saputra. From the track, the women's sector is considered to be more possible. The hope is for the two athletes to qualify and one of them is Crismonita Dwi Putri. This young athlete who was born in Lamongan is now able to compete with world-class riders.

The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) will determine the eight stadiums that will host the U-20 World Cup in 2021. Quoted from the PSSI’s official website in Jakarta on Monday (27/5), PSSI will include the stadiums as a condition to submit them to host the 2021 World Cup U-20 to International Football Federation (FIFA).According to Secretary General of PSSI, Ratu Tisha Destria, her side feels confident that Indonesia can hold the U-20 World Cup because PSSI has been experienced in holding Asian level tournaments such as the Asian Games, Asian Cup and AFF Cup. PSSI itself officially nominated to host the 2021 U-20 World Cup to FIFA on Tuesday (21/5).

Indonesian flagship Paralympic athlete, Jendi Pangabean targets to be able to win five gold medals in the swimming sport in the ASEAN Para Games 2020 in Manila, the Philippines on January 18-25, 2020. Jendi Pangabean stated in Jakarta on Tuesday that to meet the target, he is currently participating in swimming national training in Solo until January 2020.He said that the holy month of Ramadan is not an obstacle for him to take part in the training program that has been prepared by the coach team. At the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Jendi won 1 gold in the 100-meter S9 backstroke, 1 Silver 100 meters in the S9 butterfly, 1 bronze in the 100-meter S9 freestyle and 1 bronze in the 4x100 meter medley relay 34 points.

31
May

The proud achievement was successfully created by Indonesian students at Intel ISEF in the United States. I Made Wiratathya Putramas and Carolline Mathilda Nggebu won the 4th ISEF 2019 Intel Grand Award for the Life Sciences category. The students of High School 3 Denpasar, Bali had also previously won the Special Science Physical Award from Sigma Xi, an international scientific organization. Both of them examined the potential of the active substance of rhizophora apiculata mangrove plants found in Serangan Beach, Bali for environmentally friendly paint raw material on ships.The award was also obtained by Michaela Samanta. The student of Christian High School Penabur Gading Serpong received a Special Award from the Patent and Trademark Office Society for her work C-Rice: Computational and Experimental Design Development of Transgenic Rice. Samantha who researched genetic technology to produce animal protein rice for food access for poor families was entitled to receive cash worth US$500 dollars.This year, Intel ISEF was attended by more than 1,800 scientific works of the students representing 423 Intel ISEF affiliates from 88 countries around the world. The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) sent eight Indonesian students from high school and Madrasah Tsanawiyah at the event held in mid-May. They are the winners of the LIPI Youth Scientific Work Competition (LKIR) in 2018. Head of LIPI, Laksana Tri Handoko said that the success of Indonesian students this year proves that the creativity and innovation of our young generations are able to compete globally.