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At least, 500 Indonesian citizens flocked Wisma Duta of the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia in Beijing, China to celebrate New Year's Eve. Most of them who are students stayed at the Indonesian Embassy on Tuesday (31/12) at 19.00 local time until Wednesday morning. Before entering 2020, Indonesian Ambassador to China, Djauhari Oratmangun and Trade Attaché of the Indonesian Embassy, Marina Novira read poetry to release 2019. The celebration of New Year's Eve was the second time that was held at the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing. The first celebration was held when welcoming 2019.

Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Wan Azizah Ismail expressed his sorrow over the flood disaster in Jakarta and its surroundings. The Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister's remarks were conveyed through his Twitter account in Kuala Lumpur, Thursday night (2/1). He hopes that everything will recover. On that occasion, Wan Azizah also linked the BBC London Section of Indonesia news under the title Jakarta Flood and surrounding areas: Areas on the riverbanks immediately emptied, floods could come suddenly. So far, Wan Azizah Ismail has always given a speech every time a disaster occurs in Indonesia, including during West Nusa Tenggara disaster some time ago. Floods in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi also received the attention of Malaysian media, such as Astrowani, Sinar Harian, and MalaysiaKini.

The Association of Indonesian Film Company decided to send the films 'Kucumbu
Tubuh Indahku’ dan ‘Ambu’ as Indonesia's representatives in the 59th Asia Pacific Film Festival which will be held in Macau, 7 to 9 January. According to Secretary General of the Indonesian Film Company Association, Zairin Zain through official information received by Antara on Thursday (2/1), the two films have been chosen through careful consideration. Both are considered to closely represent the national film world. He also mentioned that both films, Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku by Garin Nugroho, winner of the 2019 Indonesian Film Festival, and Ambu by Farid Dermawan, have different creative arts approach. Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku is considered to show not only an aesthetic image, but also one sub-culture of the complexity of sexuality with a symbolic approach. While Ambu film is a film that raises the issue of acculturation of Badui tribe, one of the strictest groups interacting with outside cultures. In addition to introducing Indonesian culture, the film is also considered to have an interesting story packed with charming cinematography. Indonesia's participation in the Asia Pacific Film Festival is inseparable from the history of the Indonesian Film Company Association as one of the founders and members of the Federation of Motion Pictures Producers in Asia Pacific, which was founded in 1953. A year later, in 1954, the Federation of Motion Pictures Producers in Asia Pacific started organizing the Asia Pacific Film Festival in Tokyo, Japan and this is held annually in turn by 22 member countries. Indonesia has won several honorable titles in this festival.

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