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Hindu community solemnly observes Day of Seclusion

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:50:52 +0700

(image) Followers of Hinduism in Indonesia abandoned their routine activities and solemnly observed the Hindu Day of Seclusion on Tuesday to welcome the Saka New Year 1939. For instance, in Jakarta, members of the Hindu community ...



Indonesia to sue PTTEP eight years after Montara oil spill

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:32:07 +0700

(image) Indonesia has decided to file a civil lawsuit against PTT Exploration and Production Company (PTTEP) Australasia in April 2017 over an oil spill in Timor Sea in East Nusa Tenggara that occurred eight years ago. The ...



EARTH WIRE -- Environmental NGOs write to UNESCO highlighting threat to Leuser Ecosystem

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:36:22 +0700

(image) An environmental NGO consortium has sent a letter to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage over a plan to build a geothermal power plant that could threaten the Leuser ...



Government shutting down illegal investment firms

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:45:07 +0700

The government, through its Investment-alert Task Force, has, since early this year, shut down the operations of 19 investment companies for not holding permits. Comprising seven ministries/state institutions, the task ...



Indonesia inches towards digitization to boost tourism sector

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:48:59 +0700

(image) In the era of information technology, digitization is a fundamental driver of economic growth, as it helps to create jobs, boost innovation, ensure diversification of products, and improve services. Digitization of the ...



Drugs abuse poses real threat to Indonesia

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:48:44 +0700

(image) Indonesia considers drug abuse to pose a real threat to the nation, as the country has about four million drug users. According to the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), drug abuse is responsible for the deaths of 33 ...



Indonesia cautioned of being targeted by pedophiles

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:17:00 +0700

(image) Child sexual abuse is one of the problems often faced by Indonesia, and the government is committed to tackling the menace by imposing severe punishment, such as castration, on pedophiles involved in such crimes. Despite ...



Rice production surplus and logistic agency support in C Sulawesi

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:56:45 +0700

The Central Sulawesi provincial administration and local farmers are pleased over the success of the governments program to boost the production of paddy, maize, and soybean in the province. With the support of military ...



Government pushes on its electricification program

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:59:01 +0700

The government continues to accelerate the development of its power plants as part of its efforts to increase the countrys electrification ratio of about 99 percent by 2019. President Joko Widodo on Saturday inaugurated ...



Promoting tourism attractions of Biak

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:18:01 +0700

Biak Numfor District was a popular tourist destination in Papua in 1990s, before Raja Ampat was "discovered." The district offers several types of tourist attractions from the beauty of nature, historical wreckage of World ...



New president director expected to optimize Pertamina`s teamwork

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:26:05 +0700

(image) The newly appointed President Director of PT Pertamina, Elia Massa Manik, is expected to optimize teamwork at the state-owned oil and gas company. Pertamina needs a leader, who is able to achieve teamwork, and not ...



EARTH WIRE -- Coral reef destruction during recent shipwreck hurting Raja Ampat tourism

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:15:53 +0700

(image) Roughly 1,600 square meters of coral reefs in Raja Ampat District, West Papua Province, are said to have been damaged beyond repair in a recent shipwreck and this could hurt the tourism sector in the district. The coral ...



Expanding red fruit crops in Papua

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:31:27 +0700

The Papua provincial government has made every effort to expand the crops of red fruit tree, found very effective for curing various diseases. Papua and West Papua provinces are known to have abundant biodiversity which ...



Mental health issues should be prioritized

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:30:26 +0700

(image) The World Health Organization (WHO) at the end of February declared depression as the single leading cause of disability worldwide. An estimated 322 million people suffered from depressive disorders in 2015, indicating an ...



Caledonian Sky shipwreck brings huge loss to Raja Ampat

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:45:51 +0700

The British-owned cruise ship MV Caledonian Sky, which ran aground onto a coral reef off Raja Ampat District in West Papua on March 4, 2017, has brought a huge loss to the district. Raja Ampat District Government stated ...



ASEAN Unity key to promote peace, stability in Southeast Asia

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:04:43 +0700

(image) Maritime security has remained a critical issue in the cooperation between Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Joint Statement of the Japan-ASEAN Commemorative Summit in December 2013 had ...



EARTH WIRE -- Kendari promoting mangrove ecosystem tourism

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:05:50 +0700

(image) The Kendari city administration in the Indonesian province of Southeast Sulawesi, in coordination with the local communities, is intensively promoting mangrove ecosystem tourism on Bungkutoko Island. This small island, ...



Tax amnesty program improves tax compliance

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:34:10 +0700

(image) Most observers were skeptical about the government program of tax amnesty especially as many countries have failed in launching such program. Indonesia also failed twice in launching tax amnesty program earlier. ...



Historic and memorable visit of King Salman Al-saud to Indonesia

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:39:13 +0700

The just ended visit of King Salman bin Abdulazis al-Saud to Indonesia is historic as this is for the first time a sitting Saudi King has visited Indonesia in 47 years. ...



International Women`s Day promotes women`s roles, reminds of challenges

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:04:53 +0700

March 8 is internationally recognized as the day that women all over the world are being celebrated. Women are lauded not only for their nurturing and gentle nature but also because of the important roles they play in ...