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10
September

PHOTO : PLASTIC POLLUTION

 

 

 

Although policies on single-use plastic restrictions have been issued in several regions, some local governments have not fully implemented the regulation. This was said by the Head of Sub-Directorate of Goods and Packaging of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) Ujang Solihin Sidik, during a virtual discussion on a plastic-free area forum held by the Indonesian Plastic Bag Diet Movement, as reported by Antara on Tuesday (Sept8). The single-use plastic restriction policy has been issued in 2 provinces and 35 districts/cities. Related to this matter, Ujang Solihin Sidik encourages non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in the environmental sector to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of implementing the policy and verify data related to plastic waste. The results will show whether the regions have successfully implemented the single-use plastic reduction policy or just simply made regulations without real implementation. This is important because the data is a measure of the successful performance of reducing plastic waste. This waste reduction data will contribute directly to the target of reducing waste in the framework of Regional Policies and Strategies for Household Waste Management and the like in each city. Ujang Solihin Sidik emphasized the importance of this data since it will affect the target of 30 percent reduction of national waste by 2025. According to him, the verified data will also be the basis for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to recommend regions that are eligible to receive regional incentive funds.

10
September

photo : TULI TULI BISNIS

Butonese people in Southeast Sulawesi have a habit of consuming processed cassava and corn as their staple food and also fresh fish. The typical food of Buton are made simply including ingredients, the process and the way to serve it. Most of typical Buton culinary are made from cassava, such as tuli tuli. This food which is formed like 8 number, is a favorite food of the people of Buton Island because it tastes delicious. The main ingredient is cassava, shallots and salt. Tuli-Tuli is usually served with chili sauce. It served separately with the chili sauce, or mixed with the chili sauce, depends on the tastes. To make fried tuli tuli, cassava is firstly shredded. After that the cassava dough is pressed firmly so that the water comes out until it dries. The dried cassava is then split into two parts. The first part is mixed with water, shallot slices, and salt, then heated until it becomes a thick dough. After that, it is mixed with a grated cassava that has dried. The two doughs are then mixed. When the dough is mixed, just take one small circle then it is formed like the 8 number. Then it is fried. Tuli-Tuli tastes savory when being eaten. This culinary will taste more delicious when eaten while dipping it in the chili sauce. People of Buton island prefer to enjoy fried tuli tuli in the afternoon and at night. So, the sellers will only sell it in the late afternoon until evening.  It is not difficult to find tuli tuli In Buton island. This food is also commonly sold with other fried foods such as fried bananas, fried sweet potatoes and fried breadfruit. It is affordable price around Rp. 1,000 to Rp. 2,500 per piece.

10
September

    photo : kpu klaten

 

 

One of the crucial problems during the regional election that will be simultaneously held in 270 regions on December 9 2020 is not only about people’s participation but also keeping the neutrality of the state civil apparatus. The state civil apparatus’ neutrality is regulated in Law no. 5 year 2014. Article 70 verse 1 of the Law says that state civil apparatus involved in candidates’ campaign can be charged 6-month imprisonment. Based on data from the State Civilian Bureaucracy Commission until August 2020, there were 499 reports on suspected neutrality violations. Then after further investigation, 389 state civil apparatus were proven guilty. 

The neutrality violations done by them included giving support for prospective candidates on social media or mass media, introducing prospective candidates through campaign equipment, attending activities that benefit the candidates, declaring themselves as prospective candidates, inviting or intimidating people to support a candidate. State civil apparatus’ neutrality is important to avoid division and conflict of interest, as well as to guarantee the bureaucracy as the keeper of unity in the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. Therefore, neutrality must be kept and monitored so that the regional election can be fair and honest between candidates who have power and those who do not possess power relations in a government bureaucracy environment.

Therefore, to keep the state civil apparatus neutral, Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform along with Ministry of Home Affairs, National Civil Service Agency, State Civilian Bureaucracy Commission, and Election Supervisory Board had readied Joint Decree on Guidance for Monitoring State Civil Apparatus Neutrality in Simultaneous Regional Election 2020. The Joint Decree signing was done on September 10 20202 at the Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry Office in Jakarta. The Joint Decree aims to be the guidance for government institutions in keeping the neutrality of state civil apparatus, especially during the Simultaneous Regional Election 2020.

Besides, there must be synergy, effectiveness, and efficiency to be created in monitoring the state civil apparatus’ neutrality and realizing legal certainty towards neutrality violation. It is certainly expected that the violation of state civil apparatus neutrality will not happen again or at least is kept at minimum level with the synergic monitoring.

08
September

PHOTO : MY INDONESIAN

The Cendrawasih dance is a dance from Bali. Created by Balinese artist, I Gde Manik, this dance was firstly performed in the 1920s in Buleleng Regency. Since then, the Cendrawasih dance has continued to develop with new creations. The latest creation of Cendrawasih dance is arranged by the choreographer N.L.N Swasthi Wijaya Bandem. In accordance with the name, the Cendrawasih dance was inspired by Cendrawasih bird which means Manuk Dewata in Balinese language. This dance tells a story about a pair of Cendrawasih birds. The bird species is indeed known as cheerful birds which like dancing and singing when they fall in love. But explicitly, this dance has a philosophical meaning about the beauty of the matchless island of Bali.

The Cendrawasih dance is usually performed by two or more female dancers in pairs. Some of the dancers acted as male and female birds. This dance is divided into 3 stages, namely the beginning called pepeson, the main part called pengawak and the last part called pengipuk. The initial part of this dance begins with the performance of a dancer who act as a male Cendrawasih bird. All Cendrawasih dancers wear kemben, cloth, crown with crest, and gold necklace. Like Balinese dances in general, Cendrawasih dance is accompanied by Balinese Gamelan.