Maryati

Maryati

16
May

The opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, that caused  dozens of Palestinians dead, has sparked an international reaction. The European Union, for example, has urged all parties to exercise restraint. In the Gaza Strip more than 50 Palestinians in protests were killed, fired by Israeli soldiers, and over 2000  were wounded. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has urged Israel to respect the right to peaceful protests by Palestinians. The decision of US President Donald Trump to open the Embassy in Jerusalem, has certainly caused a new conflict. But Donald Trump wouldn’t change it   because this is one of his campaign promises when running for president. Israel, which feels it gets a real support of the United States, is using  weapons to tackle the demos of Palestinians in Gaza near the border of the Palestinian territory and Israel. The European Union has clearly called on Israel to end the violence  and the shooting of Palestinian protesters. The EU has asked  for immediate diplomatic steps in the wake of talks between Palestinians and Israelis. In a statement when he decided to move US  embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump stated that his policy was to pave the way for new negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. The problem is, Palestine and some other countries have declared not recognizing the United States as mediator of Israel and Palestine. The question then, which country will soon take the initiative to replace the United States? Whatever the attitude and decision of the United States is, it has made Israel feel the upper hand. This can be seen from the brutal action of  shooting  the protesters in the Gaza Strip. Only  world solidarity  towards Palestine that can actually repress Israel to immediately stop its brutal action.

16
May

Indonesian Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto said that the Islamic Boarding School (pesantren) has potential to support the implementation of the 4th industry revolution or Industry 4.0 in Indonesia. In the road map of Making Indonesia 4.0, one of the national priority steps that needs to be done is to empower the micro, small and medium enterprises. Minister Airlangga Hartarto when he accompanied President Joko Widodo in a president’s working visit at Pesantren Bayt Al-Hikmah in Pasuruan, East Java on Saturday (12/5) mentioned that during this time, the Islamic Boarding Scool (pesantren) also contributed to encourage economic growth. There are already many pesantren have built various cooperatives unit both in small scale or medium scale businesses, some even have incubator businesses. Minister Airlangga Hartarto also said that the Ministry of Industry is intensively implementing new industry business and the development of industry unit in the area of pesantren namely Santripreneur. Nearly 70 percent of Indonesian businessmen implementing their business in the sector of Micro, Small and Medium entrepreneurs. These are quite strong capital in facing 4.0 industry revolution. Minister Airlangga Hartarto also added that pesantren has a big potential to create new business and grow the small and medium industry sectors. Based on data from Religious Ministry, during 2014-2015, there are almost 29 thousands pesantren spread in all provinces in Indonesia with more than 4 million pesantren students (santri). From the total of Islamic boarding schools, about 23 thousands pesantren or 80 percent of them are located in 4 provinces namely West Java, East java, Central Java and Banten. With the improvement of digital era nowadays, the Minister is optimistic that the santri are able to be agent of strategic changes in developing the Indonesian nation and economy in the future. Up to 10 years ahead, Indonesia will enjoy demography bonus when the country’s population are dominated by productive ages with 15 to 64 years old to 70 percent. Currently, Indonesian economy is in the 16th rank in the world. In accordance with an aspiration in Making Indonesia 4.0 the Minister hoped, Indonesia becomes the world's top 10 most powerful economy in 2030. Therefore, the Industry Minisry is committed to support the development of the national small and medium industries in the digital economy era, by developing e-commerce platform or e-Smart IKM. Minister Airlangga said that the industry ministry in cooperation with a number of marketplacs to give e-Smart IKM workshop to several regions in Indonesia. The minister also hoped, the santri can utilize the opportunities. Meanwhile, Director General of small, medium industry, Gati Wibawaningsih has stated that her office has targeted 18 Islamic Boarding Schools (pesantren) to be model in implementing the Santipreneur program this year. The pesantren are located in 8 regions in West Java, 5 regions in Central Java, and 5 regions in East Java.

17
May

Today Thursday, May 17, 2018, all Muslims in Indonesia and other parts of the world begin to perform fasting. The first day of fasting takes place shortly after a series of terrorist attacks in Surabaya, and Sidoarjo, East Java Province, which killed a total of 14 people. Regardless of whether or not there is a direct connection between the act of the terrorists and the month of Ramadan, the actions to terrorize the public may be said to "fail". This can be seen from the crowds of people who shop for the needs in the early Ramadan in crowded places, such as shopping malls or traditional markets and entertainment venues. Similar crowds are also seen in mosques or Mushallas filled with people performing the first Tarawih prayers. Ramadan is a glorious month and a blessing for Muslims. During this Ramadan, all Muslims are obliged to fulfill fasting in a broad sense. They must be able to retrain from not only hunger, thirst but also anger and passion not to consume excessive food. Those who are fasting are strictly forbidden to commit sin, let alone killing someone. The Indonesian Ulema Council -MUI appeals for Indonesian Muslims to make the holy month of Ramadan a moment of self-improvement. MUI also asked for the public to do a lot of social activities. Ramadan is an excellent momentum to develop an attitude of tolerance in the practice of religion, not to be trapped in conflict and dispute because of differences in religions, especially after the recent occurrence of a series of terror acts in Surabaya, East Java. Ramadan is the perfect time for Muslims to enlighten other followers of religions about the true meaning of 'Islam'. Islam never teaches to do something evil. At the National Halaqah Hubul Wathon and the Declaration of the National Movement of Muballigh Bela Negara at Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory in East Jakarta, Monday (14/5), President Joko Widodo emphasized that Islam never teaches violence, not to mention teaching terror among people. He views that Islam actually teaches its people to be gentle, polite, and respectful to others. Therefore, it is proper that Ramadan can be used as a momentum to create peace and tranquility in the community.

16
May

Mulan Jameela

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We will present Indonesian popular song by Mulan Jameela. A song entitled Wonder Woman, sung by Mulan Jameela was taken from the name of the superhero comic character contains the outpouring of a woman who has long been hurt by her lover. The song "Wonder Woman" is one of Mulan Jameela's famous songs. Mulan Jameela was born in Garut, on August 23, 1979 with the name Raden Terry Tantri Wulansari. Throughout her music career, Mulan has repeatedly changed her stage name such as "Wulan Ardina" in 1999 when she run a soloist career and later changed to "Mulan Kwok" when she joined with Maia Estianty as Ratu in early 2000s. In 2007, Mulan seperated with Ratu and renamed her stage name as "Mulan Jameela". Mulan Jameela joined the artist management led by Ahmad Dhani, an Indonesian famous musician. Mulan Jameela also launched several works, such as her first solo album entitled "Mulan Jameela" in 2008. After that, Mulan Jameela released her album "99, Vol 1" in 2014 and "99 Volume 2" Patience "in 2018. Mulan Jameela included a singer who has a distinctive and strong voice. So that, Mulan can easily welcomed by Indonesian music lovers. However, Mulan does not only play her career in pop and rock genres. Because at the beginning of March 2018, Indonesia’s netizen were surprised by a video featuring Mulan to sing dangdut songs. It shows that Mulan Jameela always explore her talent in another musical genre.