Maryati

Maryati

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August


On August 16, 2019, President Joko Widodo officially asked permission from the parliament members to move the central government to Kalimantan. One week later, Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning / Head of the National Land Agency, Sofyan Djalil said that the new location of Indonesia’s capital would certainly in East Kalimantan Province. However, he emphasized that the land acquisition for the new capital is still awaiting official announcement from President Joko Widodo. President Joko Widodo confirmed that his side is doing a series of studies. But not revealed anything that has not been completed about the transfer plan of the capital. To be sure, President Joko Widodo will immediately announce it when he has received the full results of the study. The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (WALHI), which is the largest environmental movement organization in Indonesia, also responded the  statements of the state officials. On one hand, WALHI doubted the government's concern for the environmental impact behind the transfer plan of Indonesia’s new capital. On the other hand, Deputy Chairman of Commission II of the House of Representatives (DPR), Herman Khaeron asked the government to first propose the concept of capital relocation openly to the DPR. Although the transfer plan of the capital has been widely reported and is becoming public consumption, Herman emphasized that his side has not received official written notification regarding the government's plan to move the capital of Jakarta to Kalimantan. He considers that the right process is that the government must first propose the concept of moving the capital to the DPR for comprehensive discussion. He also emphasized that the policy of moving the country's capital must be determined by law. Obviously, there are still important matters that must be resolved to seriously move the nation's capital to the right and safe territory for long term. So, moving the capital does not need to be done in a hurry, let alone to cause confusing statements by the public.

23
August

Sport World

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CEO of ONE Esports, Carlos Alimurung in a press conference in Jakarta, Wednesday (21/8) said that Indonesia would prioritize a number of Electronic Sports (E-Sports) programs because this modern sport is very popular in Indonesia when compared to other Asian regions.ONE Esport will also hold a large-scale tournament with the genre of DoTA 2, a popular PC-based game since the early 2000s. ONE Esport is optimistic that investment in electronic sport will not disappoint, given that the Indonesian people are familiar with electronic games both PC-based, consoles, and smart phones. ONE Championship Group President, Hua Fung Teh insisted that Indonesia continues to prioritize not only E-Sport, but also other new programs. In the near future, it will hold a ONE Championship and highlight a reality show with the theme 'ONE Series' which takes the story of the struggle of local martial talents. 

Indonesian bike racer, Aiman Cahyadi was the fastest on the second stage of the Tour d'Indonesia 2019 on Tuesday (8/20), even though his bicycle had a tire leakage.Aiman who appeared for the PGN Road Cycling Team completed the Madiun-Batu route with a time of 3:53:49, followed by KFC Cycling Team riders, Selamet Juangga and Muhamad Abdurahman, who each arrived at the finish with a time difference of 0.11 and 0 , 36 seconds behind Aiman. According to Aiman, with the problem of tire leakage, he lost at least two minutes which is the amount of time lost for a level 2.1 UCI bicycle race such as Tour d'Indonesia. The hard work of Aiman and the PGN team also brought Aiman into the top 10 in the general category won by Taiyuan Miogee Cycling Team rider, Jaroen Meijers. The Dutch rider won the sprint competition from Cristian Raileanu (Team Sapura Cycling) and Thomas Lebas (Kinan Cycling Team). These three riders recorded the same time as 3:51:12.

Little Wushu athlete, Rainie Elena Liem made Indonesia famous on the second day of the 10th Junior Asian Wushu championship in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on Tuesday (8/20). According to a press release received by ANTARA from the Indonesian Embassy to Brunei Darussalam, Tuesday night, Rainie who is 11-year-old won a gold medal in the 'Chang Quan' as female category. In addition to the gold won by Rainie, PB Wushu Indonesia contingent also won one silver medal and two bronze medals. The silver medal was won by Patricia Geraldine (16 years) for the 'Qiangshu' female category. While bronze won by each by Amadani Bagaskara (12 years) in the male category 'Daoshu' and Jennifer Tjahyadi (15 years) in the 'Gunshu’ as female junior category. The 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championship was officially opened by Brunei Darussalam Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah on Monday (7/8). The opening ceremony was also attended by Minister of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia, Airlangga Hartarto, as the Chairperson of PB Wushu Indonesia, and Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Dr. Sujatmiko. The championship that lasts until Friday (23/8) is followed by 265 athletes from 19 countries and competes for 70 gold medals. 

Indonesian young chess player under the support of the United Tractors (UT) Inspiring Youth program, IM Novendra Priasmoro presented a gift for the 74th Indonesian Independence Day by winning a title at the Malaysia Open 2019 which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For Novendra's success, UT is very proud. Of the nine rounds played, Novendra with a rating of 2474 collected 7 winning points. In the last round, he was defeated by his counterpart, IM Yoseph Taher (2460). Besides Novendra, UT athletes also let Aditya Bagus Arfan play. The UT team is under the guidance of Manager, Kristianus Liem who also serves as the Chairman of PB Percasi's Coaching and Achievement Division. For these results, Novendra managed to collect an elo rating of 9.6 points. He received a first prize worth US$ 4,000 dollars or Rp60 million. With these achievement points, Novendra only needs an elo rating of 16 to break the elo rating of 2500 in order to validate the title 'Grand Master'. This was revealed by Kristianus Liem in Jakarta Wednesday afternoon (8/21/2019). For Novendra, this is his first title in Malaysia. Previously, Novendra had been a champion in Thailand (Bangkok Open 2018), in Mongolia (Asian Junior 2018), and in Hungary (First Saturday February 2019 edition).

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August

Egyptian Ambassador to Indonesia, Ahmed Amr Ahmed Moawad met Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster to discuss tourism cooperation with Sharm el-Sheikh City which becomes center of tourism in Egypt. Ambassador Moawad said in Denpasar, Bali on Thursday (22/8) that Egypt has looked at the rapid progress of Bali recently, especially in the field of tourism. He said that Bali province becomes one of favorite tourism destinations for Egyptians, especially for new bride and bridegroom to have honeymoon. He also explained that the relations between Indonesia and Egypt have been taken place for long time and Egypt becomes the first country that acknowledged the Indonesian independence.

PT Industri Kereta Api received a visit of some delegations of Africa: Zimbabwe and Angola that are interested in railways production in Indonesia. Executive Director of PT Industri Kereta Api, Budi Noviantoro said in Madiun on Thursday (22/8) that the visit of delegations of Zimbabwe and Angola to PT Industri Kereta Api is a follow-up of the Indonesia-Africa Infrastructure Forum Dialogue event in Bali on 20th and 21st of August 2019. He said that Africa is potential market because of its wide territory. But the African countries have not enough infrastructure of transportation. Unfortunately, some countries in Africa such as Zimbabwe and Angola have financial problem.

A total of 20 female and male university students of Language Program from Universities in China won Dharmasiswa. Educational and Cultural Attaché of Indonesian Embassy in Beijing, Yaya Sutarya said to Antara in Guangzhou on Tuesday (20/8) that the number of winners of scholarship is the same as the previous year’s winners.  Dharmasiswa is a scholarship program from Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture  for foreign citizens to learn Indonesian language deeply for 10 until 12 months in Indonesia. The 20 university students will learn Indonesian language at University of  Airlangga,  Surabaya State University, University of Brawijaya Malang, University  Diponegoro  of Semarang, University of Katolik Atma Jaya Jakarta,  Trisakti University Jakarta, and University of  Telkom.

23
August

The Indonesian Export Financing Agency (LPEI) or Indonesia Eximbank will provide the best financing and guarantee schemes for all forms of export activities, especially to African countries. This was revealed by Executive Director of the Indonesian Export Financing Institution, Sinthya Roesli before a number of delegations from African countries and representatives of several State-Owned Enterprises -BUMN at 'Breakfast Business Dialogue' of the Indonesia - Africa Infrastructure Dialogue (IAID) 2019 event in Nusa Dua, Bali on Wednesday (8/21).Sinthya also explained that to support infrastructure development abroad through a number of experienced State-Owned Enterprises -SOEs, LPEI could run a number of financing schemes. One of them is buyer’s credit or financing to buyers of Indonesian products or services abroad. In this case, LPEI can provide facilities to African governments as project owners and business entities in the country concerned. In addition, Sinthya Roesli added that her side also provides overseas investment financing and working capital financing to SOEs working on overseas construction sector projects. She added that Indonesia has also implemented a semi-concessional loan facility, namely the National Interest Account (NIA) or the Special Export Assignment (PKE). Africa is also one of the main destination regions of this program.National Interest Account is a soft loan provided by LPEI specifically in the form of export financing for transactions or projects that are commercially difficult to implement, but are deemed necessary to support national export policies or programs. Through this scheme, LPEI has provided financing facilities to strategic SOEs for a number of projects in Africa. One of them has been given to PT Dirgantara Indonesia for the purchase of CN 235 aircraft by Senegal, worth Rp147 billion. In addition, this facility was given to PT Wijaya Karya for the construction of housing in Algeria, worth Rp187 billion.The Indonesian Export Financing Institution which has assets reaching Rp118.4 trillion as of June 2019 will provide the best financing and guarantee schemes for all forms of export activities, particularly to African countries.