Maryati

Maryati

17
September

Maluku is a province in Indonesia which covers Southern part of Maluku islands. Because the province consists of many islands, so the province has a lot of marine tourism potentials, such as beaches. One of them is Pombo Island, an unoccupied island that presents beautiful scenery of nature and under-sea view. Pombo Island is located at Salahhutu district, Central Maluku regency between Ambon and Haruku Island. Pombo Island is small one which is very beautiful. The island has around 4 kilometers wide. During trip to the island, you will see as if the island were floating alone at the sea. And white sand and clear sea water will make anybody who comes to the island amazed on its beauty. Pombo Island is mentioned as a new snorkeling and diving spot which attracts many divers, either domestic or abroad. When diving to the bottom of the sea, you will see wealth of marine biota, starting from fish, shell, sea weed, until coral reef in various kinds of unique forms. The under-sea view of Pombo Island is very amazing, and the land of the island is also enchanting. You can go around the island for 1 hour. During going around the island, you can find endemic animals of the island, namely Pombo bird and some other birds. The beauty of the island is quite amazing when low tide. The new land, which was previously shallow, begins to be seen and it changed to be sand which forms land. The island only has a distance around 5 kilometers from the capital city of Maluku, Ambon. To get accessed to the island, you can use public transportation from Ambon city for 1 hour to Tulehu. Thus, from the seaport, you can use speed boat for 10 minutes to Pombo Island. In the island, there is no lodging. Usually, the island is also used as camping ground because its atmosphere is very suitable to set tent. 

17
September

Mayor of Banda Aceh, H Aminullah Usman said,the most effective way to rouse the creative economy by making Banda Aceh a world tourism destination.This was revealed by Mayor Aminullah Usman when he opened the Indonesian Youth National Committee - KNPI Banda Aceh Week at a cafe in the Lampineung area on Saturday (15/9). According to him, the creative economy sector will absorb a lot of employees. He also said that if more and more tourists come, they will hunt for souvenirs which are one type of creative economy products.In addition to promotion, supporting infrastructure also continues to be built such as the arts and cultural stage at Taman Sari as well as heritage Riverwalk and culinary centers on the banks of Krueng Aceh and Krueng Daroy. He also expressed his appreciation to KNPI for opening up a forum for creativity for youth through activities attended by dozens of participants.

The Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises –UKM, Puspayoga appreciated the participation of cooperatives in collaboration with State-Owned Enterprises -BUMN and the private sector. The government accelerates the availability of electricity in all villages in Indonesia. Minister Puspayoga stated this after launching the Desa Terang 2018 or Bright Village 2018 in Krawang Sari Village, Natar District, Lampung Province on last Saturday (15/9). The Indonesian Farmers Fishermen Service Cooperative -KJG drives the program. Lampung is a pilot Desa Terang program that will be implemented nationally. The Minister requested that the KJG continues to expand electricity lighting in all regions in Indonesia to accelerate the government's target in a bid to achieve energy sovereignty.General Chairperson of the Indonesian Farmers Fishermen Service Cooperative –KJG, Dadang Mishal Yofthie said the Desa Terang is a program to provide electricity-saving solar lights for free to people who have not yet had access to electricity. The program as an effort by the KJG and its partners helps the government achieve the target of achieving access to information at 98.95 percent in 2018 which reaches the villages.

Silat or martial arts fighters competition was held again in the series of Anyer Krakatau Culture Festival -AKCF by the Serang District Government.The activity entitling ‘Kaserangan Silat Moves Festival’ was held at Plorida Beach, Cinangka District, Serang Regency on last Saturday (15/9).The fighters competed to show Kaserangan Silat moves, which was initiated by the Regent of Serang, Ratu Tatu Chasanah. As many as 40 representatives of Paguron martial arts (college) showed the ability to compete for the Serang Regent Cup. Kaserangan Silat moves were created  by 13 elders of warriors from 12 schools of Silat in Serang Regency.Secretary of the Formation Team of the Kaserangan Silat Moves, which is also the Committee of the Kaserangan Silat Moves Festival, Medi Subandi in a press release on Saturday (16/9) stated that the moves were created by martial arts warriors, but initiated by Mrs. Ratu Tatu Chasanah as the Serang Regent. Chairman of the 2018 AKCF Committee, Agus Erwana said in Serang District that there are 129 universities. However, only 40 Pagurons were selected to participated in the Kaserang Silat Kick festival. Those who took part in the competition represented 29 sub-districts in Serang Regency. Regent of Serang, Ratu Tatu Chasanah said that Silat is an Indonesian cultural art so that in the Asian Games event, Indonesia could win the most gold medals. In the future, she hopes, many fighters from Banten, especially Serang regency, can perform in every national and international competition.

17
September

Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan, Iwan Suyudhie Amri held a meeting with based entrepreneurs of Pakistan in Lahore on Wednesday (12/9). They discussed opening of trading house for marketing which is more massive in Indonesian various products in Pakistan. Lahore is the second biggest city in Pakistan with population 14 million people and the most prosperous city in Pakistan with GDP 2017 worth US$127 billion. Ambassador Iwan remarked that when observing the location and the information of businesspeople from Lahore, some products which have a great demand and marketing, are beauty products, perfume, kid clothes, baby clothes, adult clothes, stationeries, kid toys, electronic goods, fragile products, under-wears, cleanliness products and other consumer goods.

Indonesian Director General of Information and Public Diplomacy at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Cecep Herawan led Indonesian delegation of Indonesia-Russia at the 2nd Interfaith and Inter-media Dialogue (IID) which highlighted a theme 'Forging a Resilient State and Civil Society towards Religious Harmony'. The meeting was held at Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia (14/9). Chairman of Russian delegation, Konstantin Viktorovich Shuvalov appreciated Indonesia’s role in spreading out peace message through the event.  Shuvalov said that the forum, which was promoted by Indonesia, is the one for country to learn each other in growing tolerance and realizing harmony of pluralism. On the occasion, Director General Cecep Herawan expressed that the Indonesian government offers 5 scholarships to Russian youths who want to learn about Islam at State Islamic University in Indonesia and also to invite participation of Russia on Future Faith Leaders which is conducted by Indonesian Religious Affairs and Interfaith Youth Camp which is conducted by Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Minister of Indonesian Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi held a bilateral meeting with her counterpart from Germany, Heiko Maas on Friday (14/9). The discussion focused on increasing economic cooperation of the two countries. Minister Retno also said that Germany is the biggest investor from Europe to Indonesia. In the tourism sector, there is the increase of German tourist visit which was very significant to Indonesia in 2017.  Related to the efforts of the two countries to increase economic cooperation, Minister Retno and Minister Maas welcomed the plan of the implementation of Asia Pacific Business Conference to be  held in Indonesia on November 2-3, 2018. The event will be attended by a number of great CEOs and entrepreneurs from Germany. In additional to holding the bilateral meeting, the two ministers opened Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) Chapter Berlin 2018; Europe becomes host of the implementation.  In 2018, BDF Chapter Berlin with the theme ‘Democracy and Migration’ which was viewed by Minister Retno, is very suitable to solve various challenges and to discuss democratic development in Asian and European region. This situation is faced by the two countries.

17
September

The democratic activity of the 2019 General Election is in sight. In total, there are 16 national political parties, plus 4 local political parties in Aceh, that are the participants in the 2019 Election. This number increases from 2014 Legislative Elections of 12 national political parties and 3 local political parties. As for the pair of presidential candidates and vice presidential candidate, it will be stipulated on September 20, 2018, concurrently with the determination of legislative candidates of the House of Representatives -DPR, Regional Representatives Council (DPRD), and Regional Representative Council -DPD. The 2019 elections will take place simultaneously, namely the Legislative Election and the Election of the President and Vice President is held on the same date, 17 April 2019. General Election Commission -KPU as organizer of the elections in Indonesia has prepared the stages that must be passed by both candidates’ legislative members, presidential and vice presidential candidates. These stages include registration of political parties, legislative candidates, pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates up to the stage of the campaign and election. Of all the stages, one of the most anticipated by the participants of the elections and voters is the stages of the campaign that will start on 23rd of September 2018. At this stage, the election participants, both legislative candidates and pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates are to compete to promote its programs to be selected in the 2019 Election. In the campaign, both election participants and supporters are not uncommon use unhealthy methods such as carrying out campaigns black which aims to bring down its political opponents. That matter carried out in various ways, either through direct campaigns or through communication media such as mass media and social media. To avoid this, various stakeholders held the declaration of peaceful elections in various cities in Indonesia. One of them was held at the Proclamation Monument, Menteng, Central Jakarta on Sunday 16 September 2018. The declaration initiated by the Community Alliance Indonesia for this peaceful election is expected to inspire other regions to hold activities that sound peaceful elections. This declaration encourages election participants both legislative candidates and presidential and vice presidential candidates to avoid unethical ways to win the elections. Supporters and voters of the presidential candidate should not attack each other and expose black campaign, because it will only split the nation's unity. Indeed, the elections are held to choose a better future leader who can bring Indonesia to brighter future.