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The Malaysian Government has hinted at the release of 4,800 undocumented Indonesian migrant workers, from the country's immigration detention houses to then be repatriated to Indonesia starting June 6. The Malaysian Immigration and Foreign Ministry officials, had discussed this repatriation-related plan with their counterparts from the Indonesian Embassy on May 28, Malaysian Defence Minister Sabri Yaakob stated in Putrajaya on Saturday as quoted by Antara. Prior to their repatriation, all Indonesians currently housed at several detention houses, would be examined using the Rapid Test Kit Antigen (RTK Antigen) method, to check for the presence of coronavirus. Officials at the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur were invited to observe the RTK Antigen-related events, Yaakob remarked. The Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will provide the requisite documents for repatriation to Indonesians, who had yet to possess legal travel documents//ANT

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May

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A 100-year-old woman in Surabaya, East Java, has recovered from COVID-19 after spending a month in the hospital. The woman, identified as Kamtin, is the country’s oldest COVID-19 patient. She came down with a fever and cough on April 13, before being admitted to the Porth Health Centre (PHC) Hospital in Surabaya on April 20, and undergoing a swab test a day later. On April 28, doctors told her she had tested positive for COVID-19. She was allowed to return home on May 17 after doctors declared her free of the disease. East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa said on Friday, that she recovered because she was disciplined in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Kamtin’s family members have self-isolated after having had direct contact with her. The Health Ministry had recorded a total of 25.773 COVID-19 confirmed cases nationwide as of Saturday, with 1,573 deaths and 7,015 recoveries. East Java has been one of the hardest-hit regions across the archipelago, with 4,613 confirmed cases//JP

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May

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Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo highlighted his intent to expand the agricultural area in Maluku's Seram Island, particularly to transform abandoned land into productive areas. Limpo remarked here on Saturday, that we need to expand the agricultural area in Seram Island owing to several vacant land areas existing in the island. The islands of Buru and Seram in Maluku Province have been developed as agricultural areas to cater to the food demand in the regions. However, Minister Limpo emphasized the need to expand agricultural areas in Seram Island and involve greater number of people to serve as farmers. Limpo, cited the example of corn farming, wherein each hectare of land can produce five to six tons of the commodity. With selling price at Rp3,000 per kg, farmers can earn Rp15 million during each harvest period after less than 100 days of planting. The minister has called on Maluku governor, to formulate the design for large-scale agricultural development in Seram Island, by utilizing the Agriculture Ministry’s funding//ANT

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May

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The transportation ministry prepares to enter the new normal, with flights to and from Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. Director General of Civil Aviation from the Ministry of Transportation, Novie Riyanto, noted in a statement received in Jakarta, Saturday, that Bali had been making preparation to enter the new normal era, by following the provisions and health protocols being enacted. As quoted by Antara, in this time passengers looking to enter Bali through the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, should hold a document that shows negative results for COVID-19, from a swab test based on the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Before conducting inspections at the airport, the director general held a meeting with Bali Governor I Wayan Koster in Denpasar. During the meeting, the Ministry of Transportation expressed support to fulfil the aspirations of the Bali provincial government, in a bid to boost the island’s tourism and economic potential by continuing to prioritize health protocols, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in all transportation services on land, at sea, and in air//ANT

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