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Jumat, 12 Mei 2017
BKPM calls for integrated approaches to attract investment
JAKARTA -- Chief of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong has called for integrated approaches which focus on several projects to attract investors. In an effort to attract investors, the government has offered too many projects but it does not focus on main projects, he told a press briefing here on Wednesday. "So far, our approaches are not appropriate. We have not used ... Selengkapnya

Selasa, 09 Mei 2017
PLN sets commercial electric tariff for 900 VA subscribers
KUPANG -- State-owned electric company PT PLN for East Nusa Tenggara has applied commercial tariff for 130,788 subscribers using a voltage of 900 VA or higher in the province.   The government recently abolished subsidy for 900 VA subscribers considered financially no longer deserving subsidy. Most of the 900 VA subscribers are households. Subsidy is maintained for 450 VA subscribers. ... Selengkapnya

Jumat, 13 Januari 2017
"Tree Man" cured of rare disease that gave him branchlike hands and feet
AFTER enduring 16 gruelling surgeries spanning a year, Bangladesh’s “Tree Man” has finally been cured. Adul Bajandar became world famous for his rare disease called epidermodysplasia verruciformis — a condition that caused bark-like warts to grow uncontrollably on his hands and feet. The warts became so bad, the 27-year-old couldn’t use his ... Selengkapnya

Jumat, 02 Desember 2016
HIV/AIDS among MSM jumps 225 percent in Indonesia
YOGYAKARTA -- The number of people living with HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM) is estimated to reach 153,771 in 2016, an increase of 225 percent from 68,175 in 2011. "The HIV/AIDS prevalence among MSM jumped by 225 percent within five years, which is a scary number," Pattrick Wauran, a public policy observer of the University of Indonesia, said on the sidelines of a ... Selengkapnya

Jumat, 02 Desember 2016
BMKG predicts Monas area will be cloudy in Friday morning
JAKARTA -- Head of Information Division of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), Harry Tirto Djatmiko, said the National Monument and the surrounding area has the potential to rain on on Friday (2/12). Rain also potentially occur in the South Jakarta, specifically Semanggi area and MPR/DPR. Harry explained weather conditions in Monas will be cloudy in Friday morning. Several areas ... Selengkapnya

Rabu, 23 November 2016
Indonesia explores Islamic courts from Jordan
JAKARTA -- The Indonesian Supreme Court (MA) establishes cooperation in the field of court with the Judicial Council (MP) of Kingdom of Jordan in order to explore information and share experiences on the implementation of sharia law, particularly in handling sharia economic cases.According a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Amman, Jordan received by Antara here on Tuesday, the cooperation ... Selengkapnya

Rabu, 16 November 2016
Police name Ahok as suspect in religious blasphemy case
JAKARTA - National Police Criminal Investigation department (Bareskrim) have named Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) as suspect in religious blasphemy case. The decision come up as result of open case screening on Tuesday. "For the sake of investigation, the suspect is also barred from leaving the country," Chief of Bareskrim Commissioner General Ari Dono Sukamto said at the Main Meeting ... Selengkapnya

Rabu, 13 Januari 2016
Total evaluation for a Better Pelalawan, Riau
PELALAWAN - The Regional Education Service (known as Dinas Pendidikan or Disdik) of Pelalawan, Riau, seeks to promote education by total evaluation which focused on improving the infrastructure development, human resources (HR) as well as improvement in the management of the education system in 2016."By 2016, we will conduct total evaluation for the advancement of education in Pelalawan. ... Selengkapnya

Jumat, 08 Januari 2016
Mandate Indonesian National Police Chief to Security Guard
RIAU - Mandate of Kapolri (Indonesia National Police Chief) which was read by Kapolres (The chief of district command) of Kampar, Riau, AKBP Ery Apriyono stated that the theme of the 35th anniversary of security guard, better known as satpam, in 2016 is to improve the professional competence of Indonesian security guard through a quality education in the face of the ASEAN economic ... Selengkapnya

Kamis, 07 Januari 2016
Govt urged to issue Perppu to end child marriage
The Indonesian Coalition to End Child Marriage (Koalisi 18+) has urged the government to issue a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to stop child marriage to save the future of millions of Indonesian children.Koalisi 18+ coordinator Supriyadi Widodo Eddyono said child marriage was one of most untouchable methods of operation of sexual violence against children.He said that based on ... Selengkapnya

Selasa, 07 April 2015
Policy Flip-Flops Plague Jokowi
After a string of abrupt and confusing policy reversals six months into his term of office, the credibility of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in producing sound policies has been called into question. The cancellation of a recently signed presidential regulation authorizing a substantial rise in car-purchase allowances, worth Rp 158 billion (US$12.2 million), for top ... Selengkapnya

Rabu, 15 Oktober 2014
Persistent haze grounds flights, shuts schools
Riauaksi.com. Several flights from Batam in the Riau Islands to Jambi and Pekanbaru in Riau were canceled on Tuesday as thick haze was still covering the airports in both cities.“Almost every airline wished to avoid the risk and preferred to delay and cancel their flights. This has had an impact on incoming and outgoing flights in Batam,” Hang Nadim International ... Selengkapnya


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