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Moderate Islam practiced in Indonesia strengthens democracy

Sun, 28 May 2017 03:45:22 +0700

(image) As leaders of the worlds most populous Muslim country, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla were recently invited to speak at separate international meetings on Islam. The head of state attended ...



Ramadan serves momentum to build nationhood

Sat, 27 May 2017 04:48:11 +0700

(image) Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin urged Muslims to maintain the sacredness of the fasting month of Ramadan as the basis for building their personality and the nationhood. "Take this Ramadan a moment to ...



Grass roots need financial inclusion

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:15:24 +0700

Indonesia is now developing a financial inclusiveness program to provide its population with wide access to financial resources as part of its efforts to facilitate the peoples economic activities at the grass root level. ...



Government to organize free `mudik`program 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:35:47 +0700

Millions of people conduct home-bound trip (mudik) to have family reunions in their hometowns during the post-fasting Eid ul-Fitr or Lebaran festivities every year. During the exodus of mudik travelers, the number of ...



Bogor Botanical Gardens celebrate 200th anniversary

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:14:57 +0700

(image) Located in downtown Bogor, West Java, the Bogor Botanical Gardens, Indonesias oldest and largest botanical garden, celebrated its 200th anniversary on May 18 this year. The celebration was marked by a series of activities, ...



Widi Islands being developed as future of North Maluku tourism

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:02:41 +0700

The South Halmahera district government in North Maluku Province continues to develop Widi Islands as a global marine tourism destination in the province. Situated in the south of Halmahera, Widi Islands, with white sandy ...



Government successfully lowers garlic prices

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:57:34 +0700

(image) In the run-up to the fasting month of Ramadan that begins at the end of next week, the prices of commodities are now showing an upward trend, particularly outside Java. Among the commodities, the price of garlic has been ...



Govt`s efforts to reduce logistics costs

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:38:33 +0700

The Indonesian government is trying to reduce inefficiency at seaports, among others, by reducing the length of loading and unloading period, or dwelling time. Though it has successfully reduced the waiting time ...



Malaria remains endemic in Indonesia

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:42:02 +0700

Thousands of people in the Indonesian provinces of Papua, West Papua, East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, and North Maluku are still at risk for malaria infection. Malaria is a major public health problem in most tropical ...



Smoking problem must be resolved by reaching out to children

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:54:55 +0700

(image) Health Minister Nila Djuwita Moeloek said at the opening of the Fourth Indonesia Conference for Tobacco or Health (ICTOH), Monday, that the steady rise in the number of child smokers should not be left unresolved. The ...



Tobacco consumption epidemic reaches alarming level

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:05:19 +0700

(image) The epidemic of tobacco consumption has reached an alarming level in Indonesia, where more than one-third of the countrys population are smokers. Tobacco is one of the four main risk factors behind non-communicable ...



Muarojambi shrine site fighting for UNESCO recognition

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:56:30 +0700

The seventh-century Muarojambi Temple site, Indonesias largest Buddhist shrine complex of the ancient Malay Kingdom (7th-14th century AD), is now fighting to get recognition from UNESCO, as one of the worlds cultural ...



Indonesian govt taking steps to prevent hoarding of basic necessities

Sun, 07 May 2017 06:05:36 +0700

(image) The Indonesian government is making necessary efforts to prevent the hoarding of basic necessities and to control and maintain stable prices of commodities in the face of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan later this May. ...



Jakarta Declaration highlights challenges posed to press freedom globally

Sat, 06 May 2017 02:00:28 +0700

(image) Some 1,500 participants from 90 countries attended the World Press Freedom Day International Conference organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Jakarta from May 1 to 4, where ...



Inquiry on anti-graft agency triggers controversy

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:34:48 +0700

A motion initiated by several lawmakers, particularly from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), Golkar, and the National Democrats (Nasdem) parties, to exercise inquiry rights on the Corruption Eradication ...



Government extends use of trawls for fishermen

Thu, 04 May 2017 17:08:58 +0700

After imposing a ban on the use of trawls, the government announced on Wednesday that it will allow fishermen in Central Java to again use them to catch fish until the end of this year. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries ...



A.S. Roma player Nainggolan wishes to promote Indonesian soccer

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:11:42 +0700

(image) It seems the inner calling of Radja Nainggolan, a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Italian club A.S. Roma, has led him to visit the Indonesian Embassy in Italy to express his intention to help promote Indonesian ...



Indonesia needs to revive interest in reading books

Mon, 01 May 2017 22:38:32 +0700

(image) Study about "Most Literate Nations In the World" by Central Connecticut State University in 2016 placed Indonesia second only to Bostwana as the least interested in reading books among 61 countries surveyed. Among ...



Election commission confirms Jakartans elect new governor

Mon, 01 May 2017 22:36:34 +0700

(image) Just few hours after counting of ballot papers and the closing of 13,034 polling stations across Jakarta during the second round gubernatorial election held on April 19, quick counts conducted by several pollsters showed that ...



Ro-Ro ferry service to bring Indonesia, Philippines closer

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:43:22 +0700

A Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) ferry service to be officially launch by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao, the southern Philippines, on April 30, is to improve connectivity between the two ...