Tuesday, November 29, 2016


 Jakarta, Nov 29, 2016 (Antara) - The World Commission on Sustainable Development Report entitled "Our Common Future" has reminded that the quality of life for the future of world's children depends on the decisions taken today.
       "We borrow environmental capital from future generations with no intention or prospect of repaying. We act as we do, because we can get away with it. The future generations do not vote; they have no political or financial power; they cannot challenge our decisions, "the report, issued 35 years ago, said.
       President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has carried out an action toward sustainable development to secure the next generations' needs when he led a tree planting movement in Tasikharjo Village, Jenu sub-district, Tuban District, East Java Province, on Nov 28, 2016.
        "In fact when we plant trees, it means we plant prayers, we plant hopes, (and we) plant our works for survival of the future generations," Jokowi said during the commemoration of Indonesian Tree Planting Day.
         Ignoring the sustainability of the nature would trigger disasters such as floods and landslides in various regions.
        Indonesia has experienced the consequences of not preserving the nature, such as haze resulting from burning of forests and floods resulting from cutting down the trees.
        He cited major flooding in Bandung and Garut in West Java Province as an example of conversion of forest area into farming and residential areas, as well as mining and industrial areas.


Jakarta, Nov 29 (Antara)- Palembang City, the capital of South Sumatra Province, is busy beautifying its tourist attractions.
         The city is gearing up for the 18th Asian Games, a regional sporting event for Asian nations, to be co-hosted by Palembang and Jakarta in 2018.
         Thousands of athletes from 54 countries are expected to participate in the games.
         The South Sumatra provincial administration in general, and the Palembang municipality government in particular, are determined to use the event to promote its tourism attractions in order to attract as many tourists as possible.
         For that purpose, they have been busy improving and renovating several tourist attractions in the city, and developing infrastructure and facilities to support the tourism industry. Among tourist objects being renovated are Kuto Besak Fortress, Ampera Bridge and Kemaro Island.
         An investor has expressed interest in investing in the tourism industry in Palembang.
         The businessman intends to invest Rp70 billion particularly to beautify the Kemaro Isle tourist site, one of the icons of Palembang, Isnaini Madani, head of the Palembang Tourism Office, said. He did not reveal the identity of the investor.
         Kemaro Isle is a small delta, nearly six kilometers from Ampera Bridge, in the middle of the Musi River.
         A Chinese temple was built on the isle in honor of a legendary love story between a Chinese prince, Tan Bun Ann, and a princess of Palembang, Siti Fatimah.

Friday, November 25, 2016


Jakarta, Nov 25, 2016 (Antara) - Indonesia's political situation has been very dynamic and interesting following a plan to reinstate Setya Novanto as House Speaker, a position he had given up in December 2015 over the "Papa asks for share" case.   
    Golkar Secretary General Idrus Marham confirmed that the party has sent a letter to the House of Representatives (DPR) concerning its wish to reinstate Novanto, the current chairman of Golkar, as House Speaker.
         Marham explained that Novanto was expected to cool down the political situation in the country, as he is capable of improving the relations between the government and the Parliament, and make the ties more productive.
         With Novanto at the top, the DPR would perform better in its supervisory, legislative and budgeting functions, he said.
         The Golkar Party Executive Board (DPP) in a meeting on Nov 8 decided to reinstate Novanto as House Speaker, because the party believed Novanto was not proven guilty in "Papa Asks for shares" case, where he had been accused of using the president's name to seek shares of gold and copper mining company PT Freeport Indonesia last year.
          Executive Chairman of the Golkar Executive Board Nurdin Halid said the decision was taken referring to the ruling of the  Constitutional Court (MK) concerning "Papa asks for share" case and also based on the fact that the Parliament¿s Ethics Council (MKD never sanctioned Novanto.
         The ruling by the MK accepted the judicial review submitted by Novanto that said that a recording could not be viewed as an valid evidence.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Jakarta, Nov 23, 2016 (Antara) - The Rohingya ethnic group living in Myanmar's Rakhine State is one of the world's most persecuted minority groups.
        The United Nations (UN) has acknowledged the tragedy and the world was well aware of it, but Rohingya people have continued to suffer more and more.
        Over 1,200 homes have been razed in villages inhabited by Muslim Rohingya minority living in the Buddhist-majority Myanmar in the past six weeks, the BBC said recently, quoting Human Rights Watch.
         The group has released a batch of new satellite images that showed 820 structures destroyed between November 10 and 18.
         The military is conducting security operations in Rakhine but the government denies it is razing homes.
         A BBC correspondent on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border spoke to fleeing Rohingya families who described what was happening in northern Rakhine as "hell on earth."
    A total of 130 people have been killed in the latest surge of violence in the country, according to the Myanmar army.
       Al Jazeera reported on November 17 that the bloodshed was the most serious since hundreds were killed in communal clashes in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine in 2012.
         It has exposed a lack of oversight of the military by the seven-month-old administration of Suu Kyi.
         Deeply concerned about the safety and wellbeing of Rohingya civilians, the United Nations entities on Nov 18 urged the Myanmar authorities to take immediate action to address humanitarian and human rights situation.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


 Jakarta, Nov 22, 2016 (Antara) - Indonesia has been blessed with abundant maritime natural resources that could make other countries envious.
        This prompts several other nations to carry out illegal fishing activities in Indonesian waters.
        The government has claimed that the illegal fishing activities in the country's waters had caused a loss of hundreds of trillions of rupiahs a year to the state.
        The Joko Widodo (Jokowi) administration has declared a war against illegal fishing activities since the inauguration of the president in October 2014.
        As of now, hundreds of foreign fishing boats caught illegally operating in Indonesian waters  have been exploded and sunk in the sea over the past two years of the present government.
        The war against illegal fishing activities has been spearheaded by Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti with the support of other parties, particularly the Indonesian Navy.
        The government has even set up an Illegal Fishing Eradication Task Force (Task Force 115) to combat poaching in Indonesian waters.
         The Task Force 115 has made a synergy with other agencies and institutions in its operation.
        The inter-ministry task force acts as the supervisor and executor for the legal process of tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing cases.
         Pudjiastuti has lauded the Task Force 115 for its successful performance in seeking to stamp out illegal fishing.

Saturday, November 19, 2016


 Jakarta, Nov 19, 2016 (Antara) - Indonesia has around 137 million urban dwellers who make up 53.7 percent of the total population.  By 2025, an estimated 68 percent of Indonesians will be living in cities.  
   Slums claim 23 thousand hectares of land in Indonesia, according to data from the Public Works and Public Housing Works Ministry.
        About 29 million Indonesians live in slums with poor basic services with 11 million lacking access to sanitation and 9 million lacking access to safe water. Indonesia's urban poor pay 10 to 30 times more to buy clean water from private providers, compared to the better off families with access to water utilities.
        The government, in line with the Law No. 17 of 2007 regarding National Long-Term Development Plan 2005-2025, has set a target of achieving a "city without slums" by 2020.
        The current government under the leadership of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), however, has intensified work to improve living conditions in slum areas in order to achieve a "slum free" status by 2019.
        Jokowi, in fact, has made poverty alleviation program one of his administration's key development efforts.
        Nine cities have been chosen for the first stage of the slum free program, according to the Ministry of National Development Planning.
        The cities are Banjarmasin, East Kalimantan; Pekalongan and Semarang in Central Java; Surabaya and Malang, East Java; Tangerang, Banten; Makassar, South Sulawesi; Palembang in South Sumatra; and the city of Yogyakarta.

ayam rica-rica


1 ekor ayam, potong-potong sesuai selera
800 ml air
30 gram daun kemangi
10 lembar daun jeruk
4 daun bawang, iris kecil-kecil
2 lembar daun pandan
1 buah jeruk nipis, ambil airnya
Garam dan gula secukupnya


10 buah cabe merah keriting
8 siung bawang merah
5 buah cabe rawit merah
4 siung bawang putih
4 butir kemiri
2 cm jahe
1 cm kunyit
1 cm lengkuas, memarkan
1 batang serai, memarkan


Jakarta, Nov 19, 2016 (Antara) - The public are expected to calm down and follow the developments of the legal process handled by the Crime Investigation Department (Bareskrim) of Indonesian Police (Polri), regarding the blasphemy case involving Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok).
           As promised by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), the central government will not make any intervention in the law enforcement to uphold justice regarding the case.
         "The legal process is proven, and there is absolutely no need for government intervention affecting the enforcement of justice," Coordinating Minister for Political, Law and Security Affairs Wiranto said in a statement on Nov 16.
        The security minister said the legal process of Ahok, as a suspect, was purely based on investigation of testimonies given in a professional manner.
         Wiranto appealed to the people to respect the legal process at this time and entrusted it entirely to law enforcement authorities, in order to resolve the problem completely.     
        The police has named Ahok a suspect for his alleged blasphemous statement regarding the Holy Quran.
           The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued an edict that the statement was a blasphemy and should be processed legally in line with the country's existing laws. Bareskrim received 11 reports from Muslim organizations against Ahok.
        "The investigation has been upgraded with Ahok as the suspect," Indonesia Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Rikwanto said.

Friday, November 18, 2016


 Jakarta, Nov 18, 2016 (Antara) - Fruit is an integral part of Indonesia's culture, as many local rituals and ceremonies make use of fruits.
         Every region in Indonesia has its respective specific tropical and exotic fruits that have been cultivated in large scales.
         Therefore, fruit plantations are not only good to produce fruits for domestic and international markets but also for agro-tourism.
         Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman said at least 12 varieties of local fruits have been recognized as Indonesia's endemic fruits.
        "They are Balinese 'keprok' pomelos, durians, mangoes, mangosteens, avocados, pineapples, rambutans, salaks, bananas, papayas, melons and watermelons," the minister said.
         Indonesia is believed to have a huge potential to become one of the world's largest fruit exports, because the country has been blessed with fertile land and fruits that are abundant both qualitatively and quantitatively.
          In 2014, Indonesia produced 1,999 tons of oranges, 856,000 tons of durians, 2,464 tons of mangoes, 111,000 tons of mangosteens, 306,000 tons of avocados, 1,874 tons of pineapples, 733,000 tons of rambutans, 1,036 tons of salaks, 1,080 tons of bananas, 830,000 tons of papayas, 184,000 tons of melons and 684,000 tons of watermelons.


Jakarta, Nov 18, 2016 (Antara) - President Joko Widodo of Indonesia and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long of Singapore officiated the opening of the Kendal Industrial Park in Central Java Province, on November 14, 2016.
         The 2,700 hectares industrial park, which is also known as Park by the Bay, is a joint development between Singapore's Sembcorp Development and Indonesia's industrial estate developer PT Jababeka, and has opened a year before the 50th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Singapore.
         "Lee and I agree that the investment cooperation in Kendal Industrial Park marks a new milestone in our bilateral relationship, particularly in the investment sector," Jokowi said in a joint statement in the Central Java provincial capital of Semarang after holding the First Indonesia-Singapore Leaders' Retreat.
         The project is a win-win outcome for both countries, the Singapore prime minister said in his opening remarks. "Our economies are closely intertwined. If Indonesia does well, Singapore will also do well. This is why Singapore wants Indonesia to succeed," he noted.
         Lee considered the large scale project a significant one as it will create up to 4,000 jobs in Kendal. In fact, about 100,000 jobs are expected to be created by 2021, when phase one of the project is complete, according to Sembcorp Development.
         The park's masterplan, which was unveiled at the ceremony, features industrial clusters such as a Fashion City, Food City, Furniture Hub and Building Materials Zone.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Jakarta, Nov 16, 2016 (Antara) - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, who has been stressing the importance of shifting from a Java-centric model of development, had assured that he will be visiting Papua frequently, a move aimed at underlining his approach of equitable development of various regions.
          "I will visit Papua frequently," the president had said when he had come visiting the Waringin Sports Stadium in Jayapura, Papua Province, on December 27, 2014.
         That was around two months after his presidential inauguration. Jokowi,  as the head of state is better known, has kept his promise. In the past two years, he has visited Papua five times.
        This is a decisive move towards a pan-Indonesia vision of development, Jokowi had explained during the  National Heroes Day celebrations in Surabaya, East Java, on November 10 last year.
        Jokowi has been paying special attention to the development programs in eastern Indonesia, particularly in the Papua Island that comprises Papua and West Papua Provinces.   
   The government has allocated enough funds, amounting to Rp85.7 trillion, for development programs in Papua.
        On Nov 8, the President chaired a limited cabinet meeting at the presidential office in Jakarta to review the ongoing development programs in Papua.

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Jakarta, Nov 12 (Antara) - The Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has warned that the overall impact of climate change on rice production is likely to be negative.
         While there is still ongoing scientific exploration into climate change, IRRI recognizes two universal trends predicted by all climate change models, namely the increase in temperatures, resulting in more heat stress and rising sea levels; and frequent and severe climate extremes.
         Furthermore, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report entitled "Climate Change: Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation" forecasts that by 2050, rice prices will increase between 32% and 37% as a result of climate change. They also point out that the loss of yield in rice could be between 10% and 15%.        
    The threat of climate change was also confirmed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which said that food security remained one of the biggest issues related to climate change.
         This is why FAO's global message for World Food Day 2016 is "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too."
    The world's poorest - many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists - are the hardest hit, due to temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters.
         At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, according to FAO official website during the 2016 commemoration of World Food Day on October 16.


   Jakarta, Nov 12, 2016 (Antara) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) postponed his state visit to Australia that was originally scheduled for Nov 5-8, and instead opted to go for a political safari to meet top military and police officers as well as ulemas (Islamic scholars) over a week.
         The president's decision followed the massive rally on Nov 4, held by thousands of people after Friday mass prayers in Jakarta.
         The head of state visited the Indonesian Army (TNI AD) Headquarters to give directives to 2,185 soldiers on Monday (Nov 7).
         In his address to the soldiers in the courtyard of the Army Headquarters, the president appreciated all security agencies for their efforts to secure the peaceful Nov 4 rally, popularly known as 411 rally.
         The head of state said the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police (Polri) must continue to forge national unity and a sense of cohesion.  
    On the evening of Nov 7, Jokowi visited the central executive board of Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) to meet a number of ulemas of the country's largest Muslim organization.
         Flanked by Minister/State Secretary Pratikno, the President was greeted by secretary general of NU executive board, H Helmy Faishal Zaini.
         Shortly after arriving at the office of the NU executive board, the president held a limited meeting with the board members, including NU's general chairman Said Aqil Siradj, secretary general Helmy Faishal and advisory board's chairman, Ma'ruf Amin.

Friday, November 11, 2016


  Jakarta, Nov 11, 2016 (Antara) - Indonesia has once again successfully organized the Indo Defense Expo at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran area, Jakarta, from November 2 to 5, 2016.
        The exhibition is one of Southeast Asia's biggest expo and conference on defense, aerospace and marine industry.
        This year, the military weaponry industry expo was themed 'Bolstering Defence Industry Cooperation: Achieving a Global Maritime Fulcrum and a Secure World,' to support the government's vision to make Indonesia, the world's largest archipelagic country, a global maritime axis.
        Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, in his opening remarks, confirmed that the Seventh Indo Defense Expo was in line with the global maritime axis goal.
         Maritime defense has become vital for maintaining the safety of national and international shipping, according to Ryamizard.
        Ryamizard noted that the international exhibition opened up cooperation opportunities for the participants and visitors from various defense industrial companies and countries across the world.
         "Indo Defense Expo and Forum 2016 is expected to benefit not only the defense field but also the country's economy and tourism, including research and technology development," he stated. 
   He expressed hope that Indonesia would be able to build submarine and military aircraft through technology transfer cooperation with other countries.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


 Jakarta, Nov 10, 2016 (Antara) - In the beginning, Andreas Gunawan and Wiwid Margareta were worried and hesitated whether to continue their plan to wed in Jakarta's Catholic Cathedral on November 4, that coincided with a massive rally staged by Muslims.
       The country's oldest and largest cathedral is located across Istiqlal Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims gathered and performed Friday mass prayers at noon, prior to staging a peaceful rally in front of the Jakarta City Hall and moving to the Presidential Palace. In the evening, the protestors went to the Parliament Building.
        As the couple decided to go ahead with their wedding ceremony in the cathedral, they were surprised and very pleased that police officers, together with protestors in fact, helped them reach the cathedral safely and smoothly, amid large crowds flocking in the heart of the city.
         Net.TV interviewed the happy and grateful couple on that day and reported that despite the presence of crowds in its surrounding areas, the cathedral operated as usual.
         Up to 1 million people turned up for the gathering believed to be the largest rally ever in Indonesia's history, although data on the exact number was not available. 
   The rally was called by the so-called National Movement of Guardians of Indonesian Ulema Council's Fatwa/Edict (GNPF-MUI) to demand justice and legal enforcement.
        Following Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama's alleged blasphemous statement regarding the Holy Quran, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued an edict that the statement was a blasphemy and should be processed legally in line with the country's existing laws.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Jakarta, Nov 9, 2016 (Antara) - Indonesia feels lucky to be the host of the 85th General Assembly of the International Police (Interpol) being held in Nusa Dua, Bali, from November 7 to 10, 2016.
         The country has seen the major gathering as a good forum for sharing counter-terrorism experiences with the group's 190 member countries, besides offering an opportunity to promote Bali tourism.
         Joining Interpol since 1954, Indonesia has in fact reaped many benefits by coordinating with member countries and learning from their counter-terrorism plans and knowledge.
         "We have uncovered many new modes of operation which had never been found in Indonesia before, but we knew this is based on information from other countries," Head of International Relations Division of the Indonesian Police Headquarters, Inspector General Ketut Untung Yoga, said on the sidelines of the Interpol General Assembly on November 8.
        Indonesia could adopt technics, tactics as well as technologies from other members to improve its capability to cope with a new case, including establishment of regulations, which has yet to be stipulated in the current laws.
         Currently, transnational crimes, which are borderless, demand international cooperation with advanced technology.
         Therefore, Indonesia is backing efforts to strengthen cooperation with the Interpol by exchanging information on ISIS and the emergence of new global threats from foreign terrorists returning home.
         Indonesia's Police Chief General Tito Karnavian earlier confirmed that the meeting would discuss the efforts to strengthen cooperation among police institutions throughout the world in the fight against global security threats such as terrorism.


Jakarta, Nov 8, 2016 (Antara)- The International Police (Interpol) is holding its 85th General Assembly in Nusa Dua, Bali, from Nov 7 to 10, 2016, with a main agenda to setting a global roadmap for international policing, and topics varying from terrorism to illegal fishing activities on the table of discussions.
         "Identifying and meeting member countries' security needs in the face of an ever-changing threat landscape is the focus of the INTERPOL General Assembly which opened in Bali, Indonesia today," the Interpol wrote on its official website following the opening of the major gathering by Indonesian Vice President M Jusuf Kalla on Nov 7.
         The meeting is also expected to address the need for enhanced information sharing via Interpol  particularly biometric data, to assist countries identify and interdict these potential threats, detection, investigation, prevention and prosecution of organized crime groups operating across a range of illicit markets.
         Besides, some 830 police chiefs and senior law enforcement officials from 164 countries participating in the assembly also talk about the increasing sophistication and diversification of the modus operandi of cybercriminals will also be addressed during the conference.
         "We are here because the INTERPOL General Assembly is a forum to realise global interests related to our shared responsibility in protecting and securing the global community. Good cooperation between law enforcement will help develop and maintain security and stability and support economic development in an ever-developing and borderless world," Kalla said in his opening remarks.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

soto banjar

Resep Soto Banjar yang Enak dan Gurih, Lazieesss!!

1 ekor Ayam, dipotong menjadi beberapa bagian
2 liter Air
250 cc susu cair
1/4 butir pala cukup
2 butir cengkeh
3 buah kapulaga
Secukupnya garam
10 cm kayu manis

Haluskan bumbu Soto Banjar :
1 sendok teh merica butir
5 siung bawang putih segar
10 siung bawang merah segar

Bahan pelengkap Resep Soto Banjar :

Beberapa buah Perkedel kentang
6 butir telur ayam rebus , dipotong-potong
100 gram Soun, direndam sampai lunak dengan air panas, ditiriskan
2 batang daun bawang, diiris tipis
Secukupnya lontong / Ketupat
Secukupnya daun seledri, dirajang halus
4 sendok makan bawang merah goreng
secukupnya kecap manis
secukupnya jeruk nipis

  Langkah awalnya rebus daging ayam sampai empuk lalu tambahkan garam secukupnya. diangkat, ditiriskan.
~ Lalu sisakan air sisa rebusan tadi 1,5 liter saja, ini untuk dijadikan kuah nantinya.
~ Kemudian potong daging ayam lalu suwir-suwir kecil, sisihkan.
~ Setelah itu sobat tumis bumbu halus diatas api sedang sampai harum, matikan api, angkat.
~ Sekarang sobat masukkan hasil tumis bumbu ini ke kedalam kuah sisa rebusan ayam yang tadi.
~ terus beri kayu manis, pala, kapulaga juga cengkeh, lalu masak lagi sampai mendidih.
~ Langkah terakhirnya sobat tambahkan susu cair sedikit demi sedkit sambail terus diaduk-aduk perlahan jangan sampai pecah. angkat, beres nih Resep Soto Banjar.