Maryati

Maryati

16
July

 

The government of Indonesia officially controls the majority of PT Freeport Indonesia's shares. The certainty was obtained after the signing of the terms of the PT Freeport Indonesia divestment agreement at the Ministry of Finance in Jakarta on Thursday (12/7). Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani at a press conference after the signing at the Ministry of Finance Office on Thursday, July 12, 2018 said that the agreement is a step forward and strategic to realize the agreement between the government and PT Freeport Indonesia, which was previously announced on August 27, 2017. By signing the agreement, this means that the divestment has been achieved. Hopefully, the partnership between PT Freeport Indonesia and Indonesia Asahan Aluminum -Inalum and the government is able to increase certainty in the corporation and added value of Indonesia's extractive industry, and able to improve the prosperity of Indonesian people in general and Papuan people in specific. Meanwhile, President Joko Widodo at ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten on Thursday (12/7) has received reports that Inalum has reached an initial agreement with PT Freeport Indonesia to increase Indonesia's ownership to 51 percent from 9.36 percent. He also explained that to control 51 percent of Freeport Indonesia's shares, it had to go through a very tough and very intense process for 3.5 years. Moreover, PT Freeport Indonesia has been managing mines in Indonesia for almost 50 years. President Joko Widodo hopes that with this ownership, the state will get more income from taxes, royalties, dividends and retributions so that the added value of mining commodities can be enjoyed by the people of Indonesia. In addition,  President Joko Widodo also stated that currently, the government is possessing 100 percent of Mahakam block oil. Mahakam block is submitted to PT Pertamina, which later can be collaborated with other companies. Meanwhile, CEO of Freeport McMoran Inc., Richard Adkerson claimed that Indonesia's revenue will reach $90 billion dollars or equivalent to Rp1,294.5 trillion, thanks to the PT Freeport Indonesia divestment agreement. He also said that Indonesia will receive revenue through taxes, royalties and dividends of PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminum (Inalum). Adkerson also promised to continue to benefit Indonesia, especially to the Papuan community by running the company's operations with high standards, encouraging the development of local communities, protecting the environment, and providing maximum benefits for Indonesia.

13
July

Sport World

Published in Sports

Indonesia Team added Indonesian Open 2018 championship trophy after Marcus/Kevin won in the men’s doubles final. Pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo became the champion of the men's doubles in Indonesia Open 2018 after defeating Japan representative in final round on Sunday (8/7). Held in Istora Senayan, Jakarta, the duo “Minions” locked the title through a two-set game in 30 minutes after stopping the seventh mainstay resistance, Takuto Inou and Yuki Kaneko (21-13, 21-16). BWF recorded that this was the fourth meeting for them. Previously, Marcus and Kevin were able to win three victories over the world's eighth doubles on the Japan Open 2017, India Open 2017, and Chinese Taipei Open 2015. Meanwhile, mixed doubles was won by the pair of Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir. In final game, Owi/Butet won easily a two-set game over Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, a Malaysian representative in 38 minutes (21-17, 21-18). For Marcus/Kevin, this was their first Indonesia Open trophy. The two titles achievement in Indonesia Open 2018 were in accordance with the targets set by Badminton Association of Indonesia –PBSI. Previously, Head of Coaching and Performance PP PBSI, Susy Susanti said that if based on the ranking, there was only chance of men's doubles and mixed doubles.

Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing Team gained eight points in two races of Formula 2 at Silverstone Circuit, England that ended on last Sunday (8/7). Based on data collected in Jakarta from official Formula 2 page, the eight points were gained by Dutch racer, Nyck De Vries with six points from the feature race and two points from the sprint race. With an additional eight points, a team fully supported by Jagonya Ayam KFC Indonesia is at sixth position standing with 112 points. While the top position was occupied by the ART Grand Prix team with 219 points. For Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing team, the opportunity to grab more was quite open in the sprint race after Nyck De Vries started the race from second position, but the results of the race was different because the Dutch racer only finished at seventh position. Meanwhile, Indonesia racer who strengthens Pertamina Prema's team, Sean Gelael started from 19th position, and finished the race in the 16th place. He also performed well following two racers in front of him. However, he could not do much because it was difficult to start the race from the hind position, especially with policy start of the race initiated with a safety car guide. The sprint race champion title was finally grabbed by BWT Arden team rider, Maximilian Gunther. The German racer was quite comfortable to finish first after starting the race from pole position.

Three from eight Indonesia women tennis players advanced to the second half after defeating their opponents in the women's singles championship series -PP Women's Circuit International Tennis 2018 at Tennis Court Gelora Manahan Solo, Central Java on last Tuesday (10/7). Indonesia three tennis players who qualified for the second round are Aldila Sutjiadi, Joleta Budiman, and Rifanty Kahfiani. While the other five: Arrum Damarsari, Priska Nugroho, Deria Nur Haliza, Fitriana Sabrina, and S Suyaningsih failed in the first round. Tennis player, Joleta Budiman who was qualified for the second round after stopping the mainstay tennis player number 8 from Kazakhstan, Z Kulamba Yeva, played a three-set game with the score 2-6, 6-4, and 6-4. Rifanty Kahfiani defeated Japanese tennis player, Yuka Hosoki with the score 6-2 and 6-1, while Aldila Sutjiadi defeated her compatriot, Priska Nugroho with the score 2-6, 6-2, and 6-4. Deputy Secretary General of the Indonesian Tennis Federation of Lawn Tennis of Indonesian Tennis Association –Pelti, Susan Soebakti as Tournament Director said that in the international tennis championship in Solo, the foreign tennis players have the same quality as the ranking of previous years. She said that the championship in Solo was to improve the ratings of tennis host as well as a warm-up event before the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta and Palembang. The next Formula 2 race will take place in Budapest, Hungary on July 28-29 and continue to the Monza Italy Circuit a week later.

Indonesia athletic men’s athlete, Lalu Muhammad Zohri won the world title of 100- meter run for men's U-20 which was held in Tampere, Finland, Wednesday night (11/7) local time. The athlete from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara in the written statement by General Manager of Indonesian Athletic Association –PB PASI received by Antara in Jakarta, Thursday, managed to cross the finish line with a time of 10.18 seconds. Lalu Muhammad Zohri defeated two American athletes, Anthony Schwartz and Eric Harrison who ranks second and third with a record time of 10.22 seconds respectively. The Lalu’s record simultaneously breaks the junior national record in his own name 10.25 seconds. The time record of 10.18 seconds was also close to a senior national record on behalf of Suryo Agung Wibowo 10.17 seconds. Lalu said that the achievement in U-20 Athletic World Championships or previously called the Junior World Championships is part of preparations for the Asian Games 2018 athletic competition in Jakarta.

13
July

As one of the busiest tourist destinations throughout the year, Jogja provides many tourist options for you. From the mountains to the beaches, there is always a place that you can visit to add your travel experience. The impact of the tourist visits may increase local revenue. But, this also bring about negative impact on garbage, especially plastic waste. Toreduce the quantity of plastic waste that accumulates in the city, the Office of the Environment of Yogyakarta will prepare a movement of 1000 tumbler as one of a series of environmental commemoration activities to be held at Embung Langensari, Yogyakarta on late July 2018 Head of Environmental Office (DLH) of Yogyakarta City, Suyana explained that in theory, the quantity of plastic waste produced by Yogyakarta City will continue to increase. Thus, it takes a lot of effort to make plastic waste being minimized. One of them is the movement from the community. Suyana further said that the average volume of garbage produced by Yogyakarta City and disposed to the Piyungan Disposal Site during June was 257 tons per day, with 20 percent of plastic waste. Some of the plastic waste consists of bottled plastic. Thus,  Yogyakarta government enlivens the movement to reduce the plastic bottles with the use of 'tumbler' or bottle drinking brought from home and can be refilled. Suyana further also disclosed that there are still many people who are not aware with the dangers of plastic waste. They prefer buying bottled beverage because it is considered more practical than having to bring a bottle to drink from home. In addition to reducing bottled water consumption, Yogyakarta City also cleans plastic bottles in three major rivers: Code, Gajahwong, and Winongo. Officials of Ulu-Ulu River are committed to maintaining the cleanliness of the rivers. They remind the residents not to throw garbage into the river, but they also have to clean the rivers.

13
July

SYAFA MEISYA

Published in Music

We will present Indonesia regional song from East Kalimantan. A song "Lembuswana" tells about the symbol of Kutai Karta Negara, namely Lembuswana. Lembuswana is a lion-headed creature, crowned, elephant-headed, and winged eagle. Although only a mythical creature, people still believe in Lembuswana as a symbol of the noble leader's traits. The lyrics of the song "Burung Enggang" tell about a typical rare species  of the East Kalimantan province , the hornbill. The hornbill is beautifully hairy and moving like a dancer. Because of its beauty, many hornbills are hunted by people. When the hornbill is extinct, the people of East Kalimantan will feel miserable. Rendered in a melodious voice, the song "Dendam Kapong" tells the longing for the hometown. Kampungor  is a place of dancing, joking, and singing. The hometown is also a place to spend childhood. Even if you are wandering, your hometown should not be forgotten.