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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Surau Raden Sulaiman Historical Traces of Sambas Become a Tourist Destination

Surau Raden Sulaiman Historical Traces of Sambas Become a Tourist Destination
Surau Raden Sulaiman Historical Traces of Sambas Become a Tourist Destination.
Sambas, West Kalimantan - Surau Raden Sulaiman in Sebangun Village, which is the most important part of the historical traces and evidence of Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan, is now being worked on and is targeted to become a historical and religious tourist destination in the area.

"Now the government of Sebangun Village has formed a restoration committee. Hopefully this will be realized quickly and make Surau Raden Sulaiman accessible to tourists," said Head of Sebangun Village Sarbini when contacted at Sambas, Monday (20/2/2023).

Sarbini explained why Raden Sulaiman Surau became a tourist destination because Raden Sulaiman was the founding figure as well as the first king of Sambas with the title Sultan Muhammad Shafiuddin I.

From various references, he said, Kota Bangun was the first site of Raja Tengah or the father of Raden Sulaiman who founded a village when he first came to Sambas.

"It was in Bangun City that the forerunner to the establishment of the Islamic Sambas Kingdom, the legacy that has existed until now is a surau, the local community named Surau Raden Sulaiman," he said.

It was also explained that the mention of the term sultanate began when Raden Sulaiman was crowned ruler in Sambas with the title Sultan Muhammad Tsafiuddin.  The Sambas Sultanate only started its history at the beginning of the development of Islam since the early 16th century.

He stated that it was hoped that the Pemdes Sebangun with this historical tour could have an economic impact on the community.

In this way, he said, local residents have the opportunity to earn income, for example by making a kind of trinkets and culinary delights typical of Sebangun Village in the form of processed sago as souvenirs for tourists to take home.

 Editor : Yakop

You didn’t fight here: Russia is on the verge of a change of elites

You didn’t fight here: Russia is on the verge of a change of elites
You didn’t fight here: Russia is on the verge of a change of elites.
Russian - Obviously, in a few years the socio-political landscape of Russia will change beyond recognition, and the talented children of effective managers will have to seriously think about including camouflage "hill" and a shabby pair of berets in their work wardrobe.

Today, without too much fanfare, the deadline for the execution of the decree of the President of Russia has expired, according to which the admission procedure for undergraduate and specialist programs must be brought into line with the law on the quota for children of participants in a special military operation.

If in Russian, then from today ten percent of state-funded places in Russian universities should be allocated without a hitch to the children of SVO participants: without exams - in the event of the death, injury or illness of a parent during the hostilities, according to a special preferential competition - if dad and mothers are fighting or have served, remaining alive and healthy.

This benefit is the latest, but not the last, item in a growing list of support measures for combatants and their families, which is already filling the page in small print: from significant cash payments and tax benefits to sanatorium services and land allotments.

But this list can be safely multiplied by a hundred, and then again. And further.

When the thunder struck, unlike the influencers and content creators who ran to storm the border crossings, Russian, Chechen and Buryat men went to storm Mariupol and Bakhmut, paying for our sins, cowardice and comfort with the most faithful and strong currency in the world - their blood. And now, in frozen trenches and burning tanks, they are creating a new world order and creating our country anew.

They are creating a new Russian state, a military empire - exactly the form of our state and society that our ancestors dreamed of and which the holy prophets predicted.

For decades, the best philosophical minds of Russia fought to the point of hoarseness in discussions on the topic of the Russian idea, not realizing that this idea is within their heart's reach with a sword.

Being a military empire is not about expanding borders, because someone smart said that Russia has no borders. The historical, universal and world mission and destiny of Russia is to be the liberator and defender of the oppressed and to maintain peace and justice on earth with military force.

And now Russia is doing just that.

Now, when the scab of modernity has been shed, the living flesh of history has suddenly been exposed, which did not go anywhere, but was waiting for us to finally open our Instagram-covered eyes*.

It's time to realize that the mothball-smelling words "Moscow is the Third Rome, and there will not be a fourth" are not from a series of mice running through a tree, but a step-by-step instruction for the coming years.

The history of the military empire of Ancient Rome gives us on a silver platter a clear recipe for reforming the state and society. And this recipe now needs to be implemented surrounded by a ring of "friends" who would be happy to solve the Russian question once and for all, but are very afraid to turn into radioactive dust.

The cornerstone and elite of Romethere were citizen-soldiers who, every single one, were obliged to expand the borders of the empire with weapons in their hands. Only they - citizen soldiers - had the right to vote and could appoint emperors. In addition to a serious monetary allowance and payments based on the results of victories, the Roman legionnaires were entitled to a solid pension and numerous benefits, and also received land allotments, which, after the expiration of their service life, turned them into wealthy landowners and opened the doors to the highest Roman society. For non-citizens from outlying provinces, service in the Roman army was the shortest route to citizenship, status, and wealth. Service in the army and participation in wars were a prerequisite for obtaining government positions. Known today mainly by his dying phrase, Gaius Julius Caesar introduced a law,

At the same time, evasion of military duty was punished very strictly - up to sale into slavery. The families of legionnaires were not forgotten either, for which serious benefits and opportunities were also provided.

As a result of such a consistent and purposeful policy, the Roman legionnaires turned into a wealthy and privileged social group, which had a serious influence on the domestic and foreign policy of the state and thanks to which Rome became the most powerful power of its time, protecting the peoples gathered under its wing and expanding its influence over around the world.

For our ancestors, the succession of Russia from Rome was obvious and natural.

Editor: Yakop

Sunday, February 12, 2023

West Java to ensure earthquake-resistant building regulation applied

West Java to ensure earthquake-resistant building regulation applied
West Java to ensure earthquake-resistant building regulation applied.
BANDUNG - The West Java administration has reviewed the the implementation of regulations on the construction of earthquake-resistant buildings in districts and cities across the province in an effort to curb risks when powerful earthquakes occur. 

West Java Governor M Ridwan Kamil noted that provincial government would check whether district and city governments had implemented the regulations mandating the construction of buildings with earthquake-resistant structures.

"The regulations have already existed, specifically in the cities," he said in a statement issued by the provincial government on Sunday.

However, the provincial government will examine cities or regions beyond Bandung and Bogor that have yet to have regulations that mandate the construction of buildings with earthquake-resistant structure, he added.

Speaking at the Real Estate Indonesia (REI) anniversary event on Saturday, he said that the earthquakes that shook Cianjur on November 21, 2022 and Turkey on February 6, 2023  need to be taken as an important lesson.

Specifically, it is a lesson on the importance of building construction regulation to minimize the impact of earthquake, he explained.

The buildings in Cianjur only have one floor, but the buildings in Turkey are tall and have multiple floors which exacerbate the earthquake's impact. Many of them are not earthquake-resistant, he said.

The governor urged companies within REI to construct buildings with earthquake-resistant structures. On Thursday, the Indonesian city of Jayapura in Papua Province was struck by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake that killed four people.

According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), these four victims were found from the ruins of a cafeteria that was destroyed due to the earthquake.

The agency also informed that 2,136 people were displaced by the earthquake and they seek refuge at evacuation locations spread across 15 areas.

Oleh : Ajat Sudrajat, Fadhli Ruhman/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Association Suggests BPOM To Mandate Industry To Self-inspect Products

Association Suggests BPOM To Mandate Industry To Self-inspect Products
Illustration - The Association of Indonesian Doctors for the Development of Traditional and Herbal Medicine (PDPOTJI) recommends the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) mandate industries to self-inspect their products in terms of safety from diethylene glycol contamination. (Pixabay)
Jakarta - The Association of Indonesian Doctors for the Development of Traditional and Herbal Medicine (PDPOTJI) has recommended that BPOM mandate pharmaceutical industries to independently conduct the safety examination of their products including the solvents.

"The pharmaceutical industries are also requested to carry out periodic self-examinations on the finished products," Chairperson of PDPOTJI, Inggrid Tania, said in the webinar on "The Science, Safety & Efficacy of Traditional Herbal Potions (Jamu) for Children & Adults" here on Sunday.

She suggested that the independent examination of products comply with the inspection standards set by the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) to detect the presence of diethylene glycol contamination in syrup medicinal products.

According to her, a similar recommendation has also been given by Pakistan's food and drug authority in responding to the cases of kidney failure in Gambia, West Africa, and Indonesia.

"Giving warnings to every industry, society and health workers. Other countries which have not reported cases of acute kidney failure have taken anticipatory steps," she said.

In Indonesia, the number of kidney failure cases in children reached 269 on October 26, 2022. The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined this as an epidemic of poisoning, as the one in Gambia.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health suspected that the investigation of kidney failure causes has led to drug poisoning.

Tania suggested that the government provide alternatives such as the administration of puyer, or medicines in the form of powder, or suppositoria, a medication that is inserted through the anus.

"For example, Paracetamol is ground into powder and given to children. The taste is bitter even though sugar is added," she said.

However, she cautioned that not all drugs can be ground into puyer, such as mixing Paracetamol and decongestant.

PDPOTJI also issued a recommendation for safe herbal potions for children as an alternative to fever treatment and cold and cough relievers.

This herbal concoction has a relatively good taste and is cheap and its ingredients are easy to find, Tania informed.

Oleh : Lia S, Kenzu/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Friday, October 28, 2022

The Wealth Of Indonesian Culinary Offerings Is Expected To Spark Foreign Tourists' Interest In Visiting The Country And Tasting Them Firsthand

The Wealth Of Indonesian Culinary Offerings Is Expected To Spark Foreign Tourists' Interest In Visiting The Country And Tasting Them Firsthand
The Wealth Of Indonesian Culinary Offerings Is Expected To Spark Foreign Tourists' Interest In Visiting The Country And Tasting Them Firsthand.
Jakarta- The wealth of Indonesian culinary offerings is expected to spark foreign tourists' interest in visiting the country and tasting them firsthand, the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry has said.

"Let's promote culinary as the entry point of travel to Indonesia," deputy for marketing at the ministry, Ni Made Ayu Marthini, remarked here on Friday.

Indonesia has 104 types of fried rice, 252 varieties of satay, more than 100 variants of soto, and up to 322 kinds of sambal. Culinary is one of the 17 creative economy sectors that are being developed and promoted in the country.

Currently, there are around 1,100 Indonesian restaurants overseas, and the government aims to increase their number to 4 thousand by 2024.

"We will continue to assist these restaurants and help through cooperation programs with representatives abroad, with the central government and regional governments," Marthini said.

Moreover, other stakeholders, such as the private sector, have been invited to help further popularize legendary traditional dishes from the country, especially among the younger generation.

Tourists can also get culinary experiences by visiting tourist villages that are being developed by the government, she added.

“The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry also has a Tourism Village program, 50 (villages) have been curated," she informed.

Tourism Villages that are selected as favorites will get prizes and be promoted, making them more known, thus becoming destinations for tourists. She said that tourists would find tour packages promoting tourist village experiences with a plethora of activities interesting.

"Experiences that to us are common, to them they are extraordinary. For example, in Baduy, there is delicious honey, we also take them along to show how to harvest honey. This is a new direction of marketing (method): experience," she noted.

Meanwhile, culinary expert William Wongso said there are a number of Indonesian dishes that have the potential to be introduced to more people overseas.

However, there are several things that need to be considered, such as providing detailed information about their culinary origins to give an idea of how rich Indonesian cuisine is.

"Because each region has its own special food. There are Soto Lamongan, Soto Kudus, Soto Madura," he said.

He also underlined the need for adjustment, such as providing vegan options, for example, a vegan version of rendang made from plant-based ingredients, such as young jackfruit.

Oleh : Nanien Yuniar, Mecca Yumna/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Consultative Assembly Forum Boosts Equality For Women, Youth: MPR RI

Consultative Assembly Forum Boosts Equality For Women, Youth: MPR RI
Consultative Assembly Forum Boosts Equality For Women, Youth: MPR RI.
Jakarta - People's Consultative Assembly (MPR RI) Deputy Speaker Lestari Moerdijat opined that the Forum for World Consultative Assembly would bolster equality for women and the younger generation.

"Issues of inclusivity, women's equality, and the younger generation are part of the spirit to establish the Forum for World Consultative Assembly to bolster international cooperation in addressing various issues faced by member states," Moerdijat noted as per the statement on Thursday.

The deputy speaker highlighted that the Forum for World Consultative Assembly was established after participants of the international conference of parliaments organized by MPR RI in Bandung, West Java, October 24-26, 2022, concurred to its formation.

Moerdijat said that formidable international cooperation, through the consultative forum among national parliaments, is essential to enhance equality for women and the younger generation.

Agreements sealed during the establishment of the forum are part of the member states' efforts to implement world order based on independence, eternal peace, and social justice consistent with the 10-point Bandung Declaration and the 1945 Constitution Preamble, the deputy speaker pointed out.

The forum is expected to become a cooperative and consultative medium among member states to address collective issues in the humanitarian, natural resources and environment, justice, women empowerment, and youth aspects, she noted.

"Moreover, efforts to promote the role of the younger generation in the forum aim to resurrect the spirit of the 1928 Youth Pledge," Moerdijat affirmed.

Through international collaboration with the nationalist spirit, Indonesia's noble causes for the global community could be realized together, she said.

The deputy speaker expressed optimism that the parliamentary forum members would collaborate with the people in addressing various challenges and global issues and achieve common goals.
(T.KR-NBL/B/S022/S022) 27-10-2022 18:47:33 - National News - Jakarta

Oleh : Imam Budilaksono, Nabil Ihsan/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Ministry, stakeholders host "Future: Wellness Tradition" in Bali

Ministry, stakeholders host
Ministry, stakeholders host "Future: Wellness Tradition" in Bali.
Jakarta - The Cooperatives and SMEs Ministry, Indonesia Wellness Institute (IWI), and Smesco Indonesia collaborate to host a "Future: Wellness Tradition" for the "Future SMEs Village" activities at Bali Collection, ITDC, Nusa Dua, Bali, on November 14.

The activity, which brought up the theme of "Local Wisdom for Global Sustainability," is expected to encourage the positioning of the Indonesian wellness industry on the global wellness map by elevating the strength of authentic, diverse traditions that people still hold dear in their everyday lives, thereby making it special.

“Wellness is one of Indonesia's strong potentials for domestic excellence, not only because of the abundance of raw material commodities but also the very strong narrative of cultural traditions. We must support this together," Cooperatives and SMEs Minister Teten Masduki noted in a written statement on Thursday.

Masduki said that his administration fully supported IWI's initiative and was very confident in the potential of the national wellness industry.

Chairperson of IWI Paulus Mintarga stated that this event would not only serve as a showcase of Indonesian wellness products and experiences but would also be a forum for gathering and networking between hundreds of stakeholders in the Indonesian wellness industry.

"We will also bring speakers, both domestically and from global wellness actors, at the Intimate Networking Session, sharing trends and news from the world's wellness industry," he noted.

At this event, Javanese Wellness Tradition and the Balinese Wellness Tradition are presented with various interesting products and experiences, such as pratiti, a therapy in Balinese tradition and belief, and Bheksan, Javanese dance-based yoga, as well as various other types of literacy.

The series of events will be concluded with the Bali Declaration that contains the vision of developing the wellness industry in Indonesia and the world, represented in the 10 Bali principles or the Ten Principles of Bali.

Oleh : Sinta Ambarwati, Mecca Yumna/antara
Editor : Yakop

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Ministry, BPOM Conduct Cyber Patrols To Oversee Syrup Drug Circulation

Ministry, BPOM conduct cyber patrols to oversee syrup drug circulation
Ministry, BPOM conduct cyber patrols to oversee syrup drug circulation.
Jakarta - The Ministry of Communication and Informatics will help the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) to conduct cyber patrols to oversee the circulation of syrup drugs.

"We will fully monitor and assist BPOM to protect the public from syrup drugs, with high toxic elements," Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny G. Plate stated here, Wednesday (26/10/2022).

Plate explained that his ministry routinely conducted cyber patrols with other institutions. During this patrol, the ministry will help BPOM to oversee the circulation of syrup drugs to anticipate acute kidney disorders in children.

Head of BPOM Penny Kusumastuti Lukito noted on Monday that there were several drugs circulating on the e-commerce platform that did not meet the safety requirements set by her agency.

"There are 1,400 links that we have to follow up as part of the BPOM cyber patrols," Lukito remarked.

Until now, the BPOM has announced five drug brands that are considered ineligible, as they contain ethylene glycol (EG) and diethylene glycol (DEG) compounds that exceed the threshold.

The Ministry of Health also found at least 102 types of syrup drugs that had been consumed by patients with acute kidney disorders.

The hundreds of drugs are being investigated by BPOM to see the level of EG and DEG content in the syrup.

As of October 24, the Health Ministry found 255 cases of acute kidney disease in children from 26 provinces. A total of 143 patients died or equivalent to 56 of the total number of cases.

Results of the investigation showed that cases of acute kidney disorders were caused by syrups containing these compounds.

The Jakarta Health Service, on October 24, 2022, had received 90 reports of cases of acute kidney disorders in children, with almost 50 percent of the patients having died. In addition, the health service opened information services regarding acute kidney disorders through cellular numbers belonging to 44 community health centers (puskesmas) in the city.

In a bid to treat the patients, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin reported that his ministry had brought Fomepizole medicine from Singapore and Australia to cure acute kidney disorders patients at the Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital as a referral hospital for this disease.

He said that patients receiving Fomepizole injections started to show improvement and were in a stable condition.

Oleh : Natisha Andarningtyas, Resinta S/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Stay Alert To Coastal Flooding During New Moon, Perigee: BMKG

Stay Alert To Coastal Flooding During New Moon, Perigee: BMKG
Archive--A resident passes through a street inundated by coastal flooding at Medan City, North Sumatra Province, on Tuesday (October 25, 2022). (ANTARA PHOTO/FransiscoCarollio)
Jakarta, (26/10/2022) - The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) appealed to people living in coastal areas to stay vigilant to high tidal waves and floods during the new moon and perigee.

Head of BMKG's Maritime Meteorology Center  Eko Prasetyo  stated here on Wednesday that the new moon took place on October 25, 2022, and the perigee that would occur on October 29, 2022, potentially increase the maximum height of sea tides.

Hence, the sea water can overflow and cause coastal flooding in areas affected by the increase in the maximum height of sea tides.

Based on the data of water level and tidal predictions, coastal flooding might hit several coastal areas throughout Indonesia, such as the coast of North Sumatra, West Sumatra, and Lampung, on October 25-31, 2022, the official noted.

He stated that the coastal areas of Banten, East Java, southern region of Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, western region of West Kalimantan, as well as North Sulawesi are also likely to experience flooding.

"Potential coastal flooding may occur at different times (days and hours) in each region," he remarked.

He assessed that flooding could affect loading and unloading activities at ports, salt extraction at salt evaporation ponds, inland fisheries activities, as well as daily activities of residents living in coastal areas.

"The public is advised to always remain vigilant and stay alert to anticipate the impact of the maximum height of sea tides as well as pay attention to the updates on maritime weather information from the BMKG," Prasetyo remarked.

In addition, he urged coastal communities to be aware of high waves up to four meters in height that could appear in several areas of the Indonesian waters on October 26-27, 2022.

"The potential for high waves in the areas can also pose a risk to the safety of cruise activities," he added.

Oleh : Zubi Mahrofi, Uyu Liman/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Curiak Island special site within Meratus Geopark area: GGN

Curiak Island special site within Meratus Geopark area: GGN
Secretary General of the Global Geopark Network (GGN) Dr Guy Martini plants a mangrove rambai tree accompanied by chairperson of the Indonesian Bekantan Friends (SBI) Foundation Amalia Rizki at the Bekantan Research Station on Curiak Island, Barito Kuala District, South Kalimantan, Tuesday (October 25, 2022). HO-SBI
Banjarmasin, S Kalimantan - Curiak Island in Barito Kuala, South Kalimantan, is a special site within the Meratus Geopark area that cannot be found in any other geopark, Global Geopark Network's (GGN's) Secretary General Dr Guy Martini  stated.

"You have conservation here, there are proboscis monkeys, NGOs, and local community (involvement)," Martini noted during a discussion at the Bekantan Research Station on Curiak Island, Barito Kuala District, South Kalimantan, Tuesday.

Martini visited South Kalimantan from October 25 to November 2, 2022, to evaluate readiness of the Meratus Geopark to become a UNESCO Global Geopark (UGGp).

Based on results of the analysis, Martini will provide opinions and recommendations for the government for developing the geopark.

Martini stated that the geopark is not only about geology but it also connects all elements, including nature, culture, intangible heritage, local languages, ​​and folklore.

The fundamental question for an earth park is how the community is involved in its development, so that they can build a sense of belonging, he remarked.

Curiak Island in the Barito River delta is a conservation site for proboscis monkeys, a typical primate of Kalimantan, managed by the Indonesian Bekantan Friends (SBI) Foundation.

The area is an ecotourism destination visited by several students, including foreign students.

SBI Chair Amalia Rizki said they involve local communities in ecotourism development, such as by preparing mangrove rambai tree seeds.

Local villagers can also benefit from the klotok (wooden boat) rental.

Rizki remarked that visitors were invited to conduct planting of mangroves that are the staple diet of proboscis monkeys.

The increased number of rambai trees is expected to increase the proboscis monkey population and also boost fish population in the river, so that local fishermen can derive economic benefits, she remarked.

Meanwhile, Deputy Secretary of the Meratus Geopark Management Agency Ali Mustofa said Curiak Island could be included in one of the sites in the Meratus Geopark.

The island will be included in the dossier that would be submitted to UNESCO in mid-November for the UGGp status, Mustofa stated. 

Pewarta : Sri Haryati
Editor : Yakop

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

PAEI Calls for Bolstering Health Protocols To PreventXBB Spread

PAEI Calls for Bolstering Health Protocols To PreventXBB Spread
PAEI Calls for Bolstering Health Protocols To PreventXBB Spread. (Antara/Pixabay)
Jakarta - Head of the professional development division of the Indonesian Epidemiologists Association (PAEI), Masdalina Pane, has urged the community to strengthen the health protocols to prevent the spread of the XBB variant of COVID-19.

"The community must strengthen the health protocols because the XBB variant has been found in Indonesia," she said when contacted on Tuesday.

Pane, who is also a researcher at the Public Health Research Center of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), explained that the XBB or the BA.2.10 variant has become a reminder of the need for compliance in wearing masks, washing hands, and avoiding crowds.

"The emergence of the new variant has also highlighted the need for protecting vulnerable groups such as older adults, children, and people with comorbidities from infection," she added (26/10/2022).

Through good compliance with the health protocols, a potential surge in cases may be suppressed, she said.

"What's important is the capacity of testing, tracing, and treatment must be continuously improved as part of efforts to prevent COVID-19 spread," she added.

She further noted that the capacity of testing, tracing, and treatment is also very important in order to support the transition to the endemic phase.

According to her, by increasing the capacity of testing, the actual number of cases in the community can be obtained.

Earlier on Friday (October 21, 2022), Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated that the XBB variant had been detected in Indonesia, and the government was monitoring the development of the case.

The minister emphasized that the country is not yet safe from the pandemic.

The first case of COVID-19 in Indonesia was confirmed in March 2020. According to data from the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, as of October 25, 2022, the nation has recorded 6,475,672 COVID-19 cases, 6,297,282 recoveries, and 158,475 deaths.

Oleh : Wuryanti Puspitasari, Raka Adji/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Ministry to Directly distribute AKI antidote to health facilities

Ministry to Directly distribute AKI antidote to health facilities
Ministry to Directly distribute AKI antidote to health facilities.
Jakarta - The Jakarta Health place of job has mentioned that the Ministry of Health will Directly distribute the antidote for acute kidney damage (AKI) to health facilities that are treating AKI patients to expedite its dealing with.

"it really is Allotted to health facilities that raise out remedy (of AKI patients)," head of the Jakarta Health place of work, Widyastuti, pointed out here on Tuesday.

The health administrative center head did Not deliver further Details on the antidote allocation that Jakarta would receive because it would be Supplied Right away to health facilities.

The Jakarta Health administrative center recorded 90 acute kidney damage cases in Children in the Period from January to October 24, 2022. Of the number, practically 50 percent died.

Consistent with Widyastuti, AKI patients who are still undergoing treatment are being treated in vertical hospitals owned by means of the Principal executive.

In Jakarta, Cipto Mangunkusumo Health center (RSCM) and Harapan Kita Mother and Baby Clinic are serving A. referral hospitals.

The Jakarta Health workplace has increased the bed abilitythe los angeles pediatric intensive care devices (PICU) in hospitals in the province from 197 to 219The l phase of efforts to address AKI in Teenagers.

The Health place of work has also increased the competency of doctors and nurses to take care of the limited selection of nephrology consultants or medical experts who playThe lrole in diagnosing and treating kidney troubles in Childrens, children, and teens.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health will accelerate the advent of Fomepizole, an antidote to drug poisoning seen in acute kidney damage patients. The Remedy Will be Provided free of price to all patients.

In keeping with the ministry’s Records, the condition of 10 out of 9/11 acute kidney damage patientsThe la Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital--who had consumed syrup drugs suspected of being contaminated with Distinctive chemical materials—has gradually multiplied after taking Fomepizole.

"We can conclude that this medication (Fomepizole) has A.high-quality affect, and we can accelerate its arrival to Indonesia so that Youngsters will probably be saved," Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin observed all throughthe los angelespress conference on Monday.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Kopontren expected to advance economic independence: minister

Kopontren expected to advance economic independence: minister
Kopontren expected to advance economic independence: minister.
Jakarta - The Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministry is striving to realize the community’s economic independence by establishing Pondok Pesantren (Islamic boarding school) Cooperatives (Kopontren).

"The government is committed and very serious about helping Islamic boarding schools become economically independent," Cooperatives and SMEs Minister Teten Masduki remarked at the National Santri Day commemoration and the kick-off of the centenary of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), according to a press release received on Saturday.

Islamic boarding schools can become centers of community economic empowerment through the development of micro waqf institutions as well as baitul maal wa tamwil (BMT/sharia cooperatives), he added.

Several programs have been carried out by the ministry for developing a Kopontren-based economy, including the provision of revolving fund financing with a very low interest rate of three percent.

The government is also providing cluster people's business credit (KUR) with a budget ceiling of Rp373.17 trillion in 2022 and Rp400 trillion in 2023, the minister informed.

"We will develop a pilot project for the development of cluster KUR (in the schools) since Islamic boarding school can become a place to (learn about) business, not only a place to seek knowledge," he stated.

Through the Kopontren, Islamic boarding schools can take advantage of the social forestry program so that students and communities who are members of cooperatives can manage government-owned land to earn their livelihoods, he added.

The government will provide easy access to smallholder entrepreneurs to get up to 2 hectares of land, Masduki said. The government has prepared 12.7 hectares of land for entrepreneurs to manage.

"Through the management of the forests for productive activities (program), it is expected that the community's economy will improve," he added at the event, which took place at Pondok Pesantren An-Nur 2 Al-Murtadlo, Malang, East Java province.

The caretaker of the Islamic boarding school, Fathul Bari, lauded the government's efforts and policies, which have consistently supported all Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia.

In the future, he said he expects the schools to advance their economy and science aspects through various government programs.

"Thanks to the support from the minister (Masduki), the economy of Islamic boarding schools can become more independent and run well. Hopefully, the minister can continue to support Islamic boarding schools in East Java (specifically) and throughout Indonesia generally," he added.

Oleh : Baqir Alatas, Uyu Liman
Editor : Yakop

Indonesia hosts Conference of Library Directors in Asia and Oceania

Indonesia hosts Conference of Library Directors in Asia and Oceania
Indonesia hosts Conference of Library Directors in Asia and Oceania.
Jakarta - Indonesia is to host  the 28th Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) in Jakarta, on October 24-27, 2022.

The 28th CDNLAO's theme would be Library Service Impacts on Community: Sustainability, Inclusion, and Innovation, Head of the National Library of Indonesia Muhammad Syarif Bando said here, Sunday.

The meeting has three primary goals including exchanging information and promoting cooperation in the development of libraries in Asia and Oceania.

The second goal concerns helping libraries in less developed countries through cooperation and the third goal involves understanding the development of library art between libraries in Asia and Oceania.

 Indonesia had hosted CDNLAO  in 2007 and 2012.

The 28th CDNLAO should have been held in 2020 in Indonesia, but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference will feature nine speakers who will speak on three sub-themes: sustainability, inclusion, and innovation.

Bando also highlighted that the 2022 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)-UNESCO manifesto stated that public libraries serve as a strength for education, culture, inclusion, and information.

Moreover, they also act as an agent for sustainable development and they meet individuals' demand over spiritual prosperity and peace of all individuals.

"To this end, UNESCO encourages central and regional governments to actively participate and support the development of public libraries," he noted.

The manifesto also stated that public libraries are the center for local information which make all types of knowledge and information available for their users.

"Libraries provide a space that the public can access to produce knowledge, share and exchange information and culture, as well as promote the public's involvement," Bando said.

This aligns with the priority program promoted by the Perpusnas, namely Social Inclusion-Based Library Transformation (TPBIS).

Starting from 2018, TPBIS has managed to develop knowledge insight and various beneficial skills for the people to raise living standard.

Presentation on TPBIS will be delivered by the Head of Perpusnas during speaker special session.

Oleh : Indriani, Fadhli Ruhman
Editor : Yakop

Health Minister Highlights That Many Indonesians Lack Vitamin D

Health Minister Highlights That Many Indonesians Lack Vitamin D
Health Minister Highlights That Many Indonesians Lack Vitamin D.
Jakarta - Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated that there are still many people in Indonesia that experience vitamin D deficiency and remind the public to actively exercise and expose themselves to sunlight to avoid the condition.

There were many elderly people in Indonesia that experienced vitamin D deficiency even though it was necessary to avoid bone loss, he noted after an event in commemoration of National Osteoporosis Day here, Sunday.

"There are many Indonesians that, surprisingly, even though sunlight is abundant, experience vitamin D deficiency, which leads them to experience osteoporosis," he remarked.

Osteoporosis is a condition wherein the body has a low bone mass accompanied with declining bone tissue quality which can cause bone fragility.

This condition can be experienced by all individuals, both children and adults. However, osteoporosis occurs more frequently toward women who enter the menopause period.

Vitamin D plays a role in maintaining calcium and phosphor that can maintain bone density.

As a result, deficiency of vitamin D leads to deficiency of these two minerals which can make bones to become more fragile and at risk of osteoporosis.

"To this end, exercise more frequently and do activities outdoor, specifically before nine o'clock in the morning," she noted.

The data from 2018 Basic Health Research (Riskesdas) shows that around 36,4 percent of males and 30,7 percent of females over the age of 10 lack physical activities.

During the occasion, Sadikin informed that a total of 26 Fomepizole drug vials to medicate atypical progressive acute kidney injury will brought into the country today.

Indonesia received 10 vials of Fomepizole drug from Singapore and 16 from Australia that will be directly delivered today from the two countries, he informed.

Oleh : Prisca T V, Fadhli Ruhman
Editor : Yakop

New Capital Construction Workers Dwellings Functions As Shared Office

New Capital Construction Workers Dwellings Functions As Shared Office
Ongoing progress of the development of accommodation for construction workers in new capital Nusantara, East Kalimantan. ANTARA/HO-Kementerian PUPR.
Jakarta - Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said that accommodation for construction workers in new capital Nusantara project must become a shared office for all workers.

The minister also asked all workers involved in the new capital construction, including contractor staff, managers, and consultants, to live in a single complex to ensure easy coordination.

"Besides as an accommodation, (the building) can also become a shared office. Do not place (the office) in another area to help ease coordination," Hadimuljono stated, as per the statement on Sunday.

The ministry has commenced the basic infrastructure development for the new capital project, including the construction of 22 towers of accommodation spaces expected to accommodate at least 15,600 construction workers.

The ministry is developing infrastructures within the central government core zone (KIPP), and has completed the construction of 117.8-metre Sepaku Semoi Dam expected to help control floods and provide clean water for the new capital and Balikpapan City, located south of the new capital.



Meanwhile, the ministry's directorate general of housing affirmed that they would prioritise modular technology developed by Indonesians for the construction of workers' accommodation in the new capital.

The project is implemented  under a multi-year contract scheme from 2022 to 2023 and is expected to be functional by 2022 end.

Last August, the Nusantara Capital Authority confirmed that the focus of the new capital’s development until 2024 will be building the KIPP as a livable city with complete facilities for residents.

The spokesperson for the national capital relocation plan communication team, Sidik Pramono, said that the KIPP development would include the construction of presidential and vice presidential palaces, coordinating ministry offices, Bank Indonesia office, ministry and state apparatus accommodation, and places of worship, complete with utility systems and road access.

The government expects the relocation of state apparatus to the new capital to begin in 2024, hence the urgent need to prioritise the development of relevant facilities for their accommodation, he said. 

Oleh : Aji Cakti, Nabil Ihsan
Editor : Yakop

Banda Aceh, Kamaishi City Continue Disaster Mitigation Partnership

Banda Aceh, Kamaishi City Continue Disaster Mitigation Partnership
Senior Deputy Director of JICA's Partnership Program Division Fujihara Reiko (right) and representative of Nebama Mind Institute Eri Hosoe (left) met with Banda Aceh Mayor Bakri Siddiq (middle) on Oct 21, 2022. (ANTARA FOTO/Irwansyah Putra)
Banda Aceh - The Banda Aceh administration  in Aceh Province continues its earthquake and tsunami mitigation partnership with Japan's Kamaishi city government, Banda Aceh Mayor Bakri Siddiq said.

"We are keen to intensify the collaboration to enable our students and children to be more disciplined as their peers in Japan in implementing the disaster-risk reduction practices," Siddiq said.

The disaster management cooperation for the Banda Aceh and Kamaishi city governments is initiated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), he said in a statement that ANTARA quoted here Sunday.

In the near future, JICA would organize several disaster management-related programs, including a training for trainers, workshop, and disaster mitigation training in Japan, he said.

In addition to disaster resilience programs, Siddiq also urges JICA to help the Banda Aceh administration develop tourism sector in the city.

To this end, Senior Deputy Director of JICA's Partnership Program Division Fujihara Reiko visited Banda Aceh this week.

Her visit was aimed at strengthening the urban disaster resilience related to the Banda Aceh and Kamaishi sister city relationship.

The programs would be centered at the Aceh Tsunami Museum and two public junior high schools -- SMPN 11 and SMPN 17 -- by focusing on improving locals' disaster mitigation capabilities, she said.



In conducting the programs, JICA would involve the Syiah Kuala University, Aceh Disaster Mitigation Agency, and Banda Aceh Education Office, she said, adding that there would be a disaster mitigation training in Japan in 2024.

Earthquakes regularly rock various parts of Indonesia since the country lies on the Circum-Pacific Belt, also known as the Ring of Fire, where several tectonic plates meet and cause frequent volcanic and seismic activities.

The city of Banda Aceh had experienced the deadliest ever earthquake, followed by tsunami, on December 26, 2004.

The catastrophe that also affected certain coastal areas in countries, such as Thailand, Sri Lanka, and India, reportedly killed some 230 thousand people.

In addition to Banda Aceh's deadliest earthquake and tsunami, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has repeatedly borne witness to deadly earthquakes.

On September 28, 2018, for instance, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit several parts of Central Sulawesi Province.

The strong earthquake that was followed by a tsunami and soil liquefaction in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi Province, claimed 2,102 lives, injured 4,612, and rendered 680 others missing.

A total of 68,451 homes incurred serious damage, while 78,994 people were displaced.

Pewarta : Rahmad Nasution/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Three killed in North Jakarta fire

Three killed in North Jakarta fire
Three killed in North Jakarta fire.
Jakarta - A fire ravaged a densely populated area in Pademangan, North Jakarta, on Saturday night, leaving three people dead, police said..

The fire killed a 28-year-old mother and her two children aged 10 and five years, Chief of the Pademangan Police Precinct Commissioner Happy Saputra said.

"According to information from local residents, the victims could not save themselves when the fire got bigger . They were sleeping soundly (when the fire occurred)," he said.

Saputra said the bodies of the three people were found after fire fighters put out the blaze at around 07.30 p.m. local time.

It was believed the fire was caused by a short circuit on the second floor of a rented house, he said.

The fire later spread to other buildings and burned eight semi-permanent homes.

At least 20 fire trucks were deployed to extinguish the blaze.

"The fire caused Tanjung Priok-Kampung Badan commuter line to stop operating as fire hoses and fire fighting appliances obstructed the railway track," he said.

Oleh : Abdu Faisal, Suharto/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Indonesia bags 2 silvers, 1 bronze in in ACC in South Korea

Indonesia bags 2 silvers, 1 bronze in in ACC in South Korea
Indonesia bags 2 silvers, 1 bronze in in ACC in South Korea.
Jakarta - Indonesia's mountain bike (MTB) racing team bagged two silvers and one bronze during the 2022 Asian Continental Championships (ACC) in Suncheon, South Korea, October 19-23.

Indonesia's young athletes Feri Yudoyono won a silver in the Men's Junior Cross Country Olympic (XCO) and Sayu Bella Sukam Dewi contributed another silver from the Women Under 23 XCO on Friday.

Meanwhile, the bronze medal was won by Zaenal Fanani who participated in the Men's Elite XCO on Saturday.

"In Men;s Elite, Zaenal Fanani got a bronze and opened an opportunity toward the Olympics," Indonesian Bike Race National Team's Manager Budi Saputra told ANTARA here, Saturday.

For Fanani, he finished third place after recording one hour 30,31 minutes.

The athlete from Lumajang, East Java, was behind Japan's athlete Riki Kitabayashi who bagged the gold with one hour 29,30 minutes and the host athlete Mino Kim on second place with one hour 30,05 minute.

For the Men's Elite XCO, Indonesia also deployed Ihza Muhammad who managed to settle for seventh place with the time record of one hour 35 minutes and 46 seconds.

A day earlier, Yudoyono bagged silver after logging 56 minutes 25 seconds, He was behind Sho Takahashi from Japan who finished with 54 minutes 14 seconds.

Meanwhile, Dewi, despite falling down, managed to bring herself back up and landed in the second place with one hour 13,15 minutes. Japan's representative Akari Kobayashi became the winner with one hour 9,10 minutes.

For the Women Under 23 XCO, the other Indonesian representative, Dela Anjar Wulan, finished in the sixth place with one hour 25,41 minutes.

Indonesia also sent other athletes in other events such as Ade Agung Dian Tara who finished sixth place with one hour 15,35 minutes for the Men Under 23 XCO.

Oleh : Muhammad Ramdan, Fadhli Ruhman
Editor : Yakop

Thursday, October 20, 2022

BI Sees Core Inflation Sliding Below 4% In 2023 First Half

BI Sees Core Inflation Sliding Below 4% In 2023 First Half
BI Sees Core Inflation Sliding Below 4% In 2023 First Half.
Jakarta - Bank Indonesia (BI) has forecast that the country's core inflation will fall below four percent year-on-year (yoy) in the first half instead of the third quarter of 2023 as projected earlier.

The earlier-than-projected decline in core inflation is based on BI's policy to raise its key interest rate by 50 basis points (bps) this month to 4.75 percent from 4.25 percent a month ago.

Overall, the key interest rate has increased by 125 basis points (bps) this year.

"That way the economic stability will remain under control, the people's purchasing power will improve, and private consumption will increase," BI Governor Perry Warjiyo explained while announcing the results of the meeting of the central bank’s board of governors, which was accessed online from Jakarta on Thursday.

Core inflation in September 2022 remained low at 3.21 percent yoy along with the low subsequent impact of the fuel oil price adjustment and low inflationary pressure from the demand side.

Although core inflation will be lower than four percent in the first half of 2023, the BI governor predicted that the consumer price index (IHK) will likely be above 4 percent during the period due to the base effect of fuel price adjustment.

However, the base effect will be lower from month to month, he added.

Close coordination between fiscal and monetary authorities will make the second round effect of fuel price adjustment lower or faster than usual. Moreover, transport fares will also be lower than expected.

According to Warjiyo, the granting of incentives for controlling regional inflation, coupled with coordination between the central bank, the central government, and regional governments through the National Movement for Food Inflation Control (GNPIP) will help keep food inflation under control.

"We can also control imported inflation so that the expectation of inflation and core inflation will decline earlier in the first half of 2023 and will not exceed four percent," he said.

Close synergy and collaboration would help mitigate the global impact properly, he added. As such, the inflation, the key interest rate hike, and the rupiah's depreciation are not expected to be as high as the levels seen in other countries. 

Oleh : Agatha Olivia V, Suharto/Antara
Editor : Yakop

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