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20
November

Global Forum for Climate Movement at the University of Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta. (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

 

VOINews.id: Delegations from various countries and world organizations called for actions to address the challenges of climate change. This was made at the Global Forum for Climate Movement on Friday-Saturday (17-18/11/2023). In the forum located at the University of Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta, they called for green culture, innovation, and collaboration.

17
November

Governor of Yogyakarta Special Region, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X and British Ambassador to Indonesia, Dominic Jeremy. (Photo: Antara TV screenshot)

 

VOINews.id: British Ambassador to Indonesia, Dominic Jermey handed over a digital copy of 120 Javanese manuscripts to the governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X at Gedhong Wilis, Kepatihan Complex, Yogyakarta on Thursday (16/11/2023).

 

The Javanese manuscripts were digitized and saved on a hard disk drive by the British Library. According to him, the handover of the digital copy could be realized due to a collaboration between the British Library and the National Library of Indonesia under the Bollinger Javanese Manuscript Digitization Project.

 

"We hand over this extraordinary manuscript so that it can be cared for and be made available and accessible to the public to learn about cultural heritage," Jermey said.

 

Jermey said these manuscripts are "very valuable and extraordinary". He added that their handover reflects the British government's commitment to collaborating with Yogyakarta in expanding access to historical texts through digital innovation. Jermey and the Sultan also discussed culture and the role of Yogyakarta in Indonesia and the world.

 

"Java's rich history is now protected forever after being digitized with the latest technology and the dedication of the British Library that persevered through two national lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic to complete this project," Jermey added.

 

Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X lauded the British government's initiative to digitize the Javanese manuscripts. He said that the manuscripts belonged to Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono II, the second king of Yogyakarta Sultanate who was born in 1750 and passed away in 1828. While the digitalized copies were handed over to the government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, the original copies are still kept inside the British Library in London. (Antara)

 

17
November

Indonesian Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto at the 14th ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting in Jakarta on Thursday (16/11/2023). (Photo: Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A)

VOINews, Jakarta: At the 17th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) in Jakarta, defense ministers throughout ASEAN except Myanmar agreed that all forms of violence in the Gaza Strip, Palestine must stop immediately. Even though the joint statement was not included in the Jakarta Joint Declaration, it was, however, stated in the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Chairman's Statement, released in Jakarta on Thursday (16/11/2023) as reported by Antara.

16
November

Media Gathering of the Research, Development, Education and Training Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs in Jakarta on Thursday (16/11/2023). (Photo: Ministry of Religious Affairs)

 

VOInews, Jakarta: The Quran Script Validation Commission (LPMQ) of the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affaira plans to print a complete script of Islamic holy book, Al-Quran in sign language. The script, which is claimed to be the first in the world, was previously published digitally in 2022, and will be printed this year. The script, named the Mushaf Al-Quran Bahasa Isyarat (MQI, "Al-Quran Script in Sign Language), is intended for people with hearing and speaking disabilities.