Maryati

Maryati

01
July

Cassava is very easy to find in various regions in Indonesia.  The part of this plant commonly used or consumed is the fruit or to be exact the tuber. Cassava peel is usually discarded and become waste,  but actually it can be utilized somehow.A group of students of Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta developed a breakthrough by making fish feed coatings or pellets from cassava peel waste. This innovation can increase the effectiveness of fish feed cultivation. One member of the team, Muhammad Burhanudding Fauzi, said this fish feed (pellets) coating provides benefits because it is not easily crumble. The peel serves as a holder so as not to easily absorb water. According to Fauzi, the edible coating nature on the cassava peel starch makes the fish feed not easy to absorb water and can last longer. In addition, it will not easily crumble in the water so it can reduce contamination of residual feed.The innovation named by the students Eating Paku which is an Indonesian abbreviation of Edible Coating of Cassava Peel Starch came from UGM Student Creativity Program 2018. Fauzi developed it with his colleagues in Agricultural Engineering and Biosystem Faculty of Agricultural Technology, namely Ahadian Ansor and Mochammad Idris Ramadana, with the guidance of Sri Rahayoe. Fauzi added, the test results showed this pellets coating can survive in water for 5 to 7 hours.The use of cassava peel starch as the basis for making the coating is chosen because it is relatively cheap compared to other materials such as protein and lipids. In addition, the raw material of cassava peel is available quite abundantly in the community. In fact, cassava peel usually only becomes a waste that has not been optimally utilized. The preparation of fish feed coating is done by processing cassava peel to become starch first. Then the starch is formulated and mixed with glycerol, carboxymethyl cellulose and water. Finally, the resulting solution is sprayed onto the pellet, so the fish feed is more durable in water.According to Ahadian, the idea of ​​developing this fish feed coating started from fish farmers in Sleman who often complained about the condition of their self-made fish feed which quality is not as good as fish feed on the market but the price is relatively more expensive.

02
July

President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo welcomed the arrival of Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad and First Lady Siti Hasmah at Bogor Palace in West Java on last Friday (June 29, 2018). Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to boost cooperation. One of them is the protection of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia and the construction of a school for the children of Indonesian citizens residing in Malaysia. Both President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad agreed that this cooperation is followed up in the ministerial level forum. President Joko Widodo in a press statement with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, said that Indonesia and Malaysia have the same commitment to enhance cooperation. We also provide protection for Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia, and the construction of schools of Indonesian migrant workers’ children residing in Malaysia. In relation to the International issues, we are also talking about the South China Sea and we share the same commitment that dialogue-based solutions to international law will be put forward, saidMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.The two heads of government also discussed the problem of eradicating corruption, connectivity and border problem. President Joko Widodo also said that it is an honor for Indonesia to receive the visit of Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad. According to the President, Indonesia is the first country in ASEAN visited by Mahatir Mohamad after becoming the prime minister. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the two countries have the same problems, especially the threat of palm oil exports for both countries by Europe. According to PM Mahathir, the two countries must vote against a black campaign by Europe against Indonesia and Malaysia. The trade value of Indonesia and Malaysia last year increased 22 percent from 2016 to $16.89 billion dollars. This value makes Malaysia the seventh largest trading partner of Indonesia globally and the third largest trading partner in ASEAN after Singapore and Thailand.



02
July

Revitalization planning of Grand Inna Bali Beach Sanur has started on Friday (29/6). The planning is to make Grand Inna Bali Beach becoming icon and state’s hotel in Sanur. According to commissioner council of PT Hotel Indonesia Natour (HIN), Michael Umbas, the revitalization is follow-up of President Joko Widodo’s direction on his visit to Grand Inna Bali Holle and stayed overnight on August 3, 2017. On the occasion, the president asked Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel and other state own enterprises’ hotel can be able to compete to promote tourism sector in Indonesia. Michael Umbas said through press release on Saturday (30/6) that the seriousness of the president until asking the detail things on hotel development concept shows a high commitment. That is, for a state-owned hotel can play a maximum role in supporting tourism. It is proved that the president’s commitment can be implemented and conducted on Saturday. With the planning, Grand Inna Bali Beach will be developed to be 'Hotel Indonesia Bali' which consists of convention center which is completed with accommodation facility, art market and enriched with eco-park that becomes own attraction. Executive Director of PT HIN,  Iswandi Said stated that as follow up of the planning, in the near future after the fulfillment of permit aspects, his office will conduct ground breaking. The planning of ground breaking will be conducted on October 2018.  

Acting Governor of South Sulawesi, Soni Sumarsono said that Cheng Ho mosque which has Chinese typical architecture is pluralism miniature in Indonesia. Soni when attending Halal Bi Halal or in English means Gathering to ask for forgiveness of Indonesia-China Islamic Association and  H. M. Cheng Hoo Foundation, said  in Gowa regency, South Sulawesi on Saturday that the mosque is unique; the existence of the mosque is pluralism miniature in Indonesia. Cheng Ho mosque has its own characteristics compared with other mosques in general, because it combines Middle East and Chinese nuance and Bugis-Makassar culture, so that it becomes a nice attraction for Muslim community to pray at the mosque. Cheng Hoo Foundation is also building integrated Islamic educational facility with the budget worth around Rp15 billion rupiah.  In regard to this, Soni asked to Gowa regency along with regional government of South Sulawesi to take part. Meanwhile, chairman of the foundation,  Achmad Fran Sudictar said that Cheng Ho mosque is real evidence that tolerance among religious followers  is well preserved in South Sulawesi. 

Researcher of Bung Hatta University mentioned that turtle population on the waters of West Sumatera province is expected to reach 30 thousands. The active researcher, Harfiandri Damanhuri said in Padang, on Saturday that it is population number of adult turtles which enter into West Sumatera waters and landed and spawned at 124 locations. Harfiandri Damanhuri explained that the protected population landed and spawned at the beach and small islands are dominated by three species, namely green, hawksbill and leatherback turtle.  Harfiandri Damanhuri also said that international party noted that there are 7 species of protected turtle and six, among others in Indonesia. From the six species, four species of the turtle are on West Sumatera Waters.  The researchers have begun to be serious conducting research on the turtle since 1999, especially in south coastal regency, Pariaman city, Agam and West Pasaman. Harfiandri explained in 2004 began to become serious attention from Maritike and Fishery Office of West Sumatera and in 2005 there was nationally determination of turtle’s conservation area in West Sumatera. Thus, the government built infrastructure on Karabak Island, South Coast and also Pariaman city and Mentawai regency. Development of infrastructure of turtle’s conservation has given impact on economy for society and the increasing of population. Another impact of the conservation has also increased tourism branding in Minang. Even, the turtle’s conservation has been visited by tourists from 65 countries in the world.

02
July

July 1, 2018, Police of the Republic of Indonesia -Polri commemorate their 72nd anniversary. Being old enough, the police have passed a long journey and recorded a lot of satisfying achievement. At the beginning of their establishment, the Police were named ‘State Department Police’ and under the Ministry of Home Affairs administratively. As for the operational matters, the Police were under the Attorney General. On July 1, 1946 with the governmental regulation No. 11/1946, the ‘State Department Police’ were directly responsible to the Prime Minister. Thus, July 1st is annually commemorated as the anniversary of the Police or known as Bhayangkara Day. Polri as state institution play a major role in maintaining security and public order. They have direct role in enforcing the law, and providing protection,  and service to the public, especially maintaining domestic security. Currently, the duties of the Police are increasingly tested, especially in the face of extraordinary crimes such as the threat of terrorism, drug trafficking, and corruption. In facing the threat of terrorism, in addition to synergy with the Indonesian National Armed Forces -TNI, the Police also have an elite force –so-called Special Detachment 88. This unit has been specifically trained as anti-terrorism and has the ability to overcome terrorist disturbances ranging from bomb threats to hostage. Drug problems are also part of Police duties. On December 2017, Police Assessment Institute (Lemkapi) released a satisfaction level survey of Police performance during 2017. Lemkapi Executive Director, Edi Hasibuan said that there is an increase in public confidence in security policy. Approximately 68.5 percent of the public expressed their satisfaction. Police are also considered successful in establishing synergy and coordination with TNI. Achievements and service innovations in these areas make people more comfortable. It’s worth being grateful that the performance and image of Polri are increasingly appreciated by the public. Public opinion on police’s performance signifies great optimism despite there are still some shortcomings. Congratulations on the anniversary of Indonesian Police!