Indonesia urges APEC to continue prioritizing MSMEs

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesia has urged the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to continue prioritizing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that play an important role in creating jobs and boosting economic growth. “We need to improve the capacity of our MSMEs to compete globally,” Indonesian Trade Ministrys APEC Director Deny Wahyudi Kurnia had stated during the APEC senior officials meeting, committee and sub-forum sessions in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Aug 19-30. According to a written statement received by Antara on Saturday, Kurnia noted that one of the significant…

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Indonesia to discuss sustainable palm oil management at UN forum

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (GAPKI) will attend a summit on the development of oil palm sector in an official forum at the United Nations headquarters in New York, United States. The associations chairman, Joko Supriyono, is scheduled to speak on Sept 6 on the action and position of the business people related to sustainability issues of the countrys largest commodity for foreign exchange. “In addition to a formal discussion at the UN, we will also conduct a number of informal meetings with related stakeholders during…

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Five dead in minibus collision on Cipali toll road

Cirebon, W Java (ANTARA News) – One died on the spot while four others in the hospital following a Kijang-Xenia minibus collision at the 132,600-kilometer mark on the Cipali toll road in Indramayu, West Java, Friday, at 10:30 p.m. local time. “The Kijang minibus driver exceeded the speed limit, thereby resulting in a flat tire that led to the accident,” Adjunct Commissioner Asep Nugraha, head of the traffic unit of the Indramayu Police, stated here, Saturday. The five deceased were identified as 40-year-old Sabar, three-year-old Fauza, 43-year-old Siti Juhriah, 13-year-old…

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Withdraw Nobel Prize from Suu Kyi: Jakarta protestors

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – About 200 protestors, grouped in “Professional Community for Rohingya Humanitary,” have urged the Nobel Prize Committee to withdraw the Nobel Peace Prize from Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi for allowing violence against Rohingya ethnic minority to continue in Myanmars Rakhine State. ” Suu Kyi does not deserve the Nobel Prize. Therefore, we urge the Nobel Prize Committee to take back the award,” Andi Sinulingga, coordinator of the rally organized in front of the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, said on Saturday. Suu Kyi should…

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Jakarta protestors fail to meet Myanmar`s ambassador

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Some 100 to 200 protestors demonstrated in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta, Saturday, demanding to meet the ambassador to express concern over the ongoing atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, but their request was declined. Grouped in “Professional Community for Rohingya Humanitary,” they called on the Myanmar government to put an end to the genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority living in Rakhine State, Myanmar. They intended to put up posters on the front wall of the embassy depicting the killings and violence that Rohingyas have…

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PDIP condemns Rohingya oppression

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesia Democratic Party Struggle (PDIP) has condemned the recent oppression of the ethnic Rohingya community in Myanmar and has called to put an immediate end to it. “The PDIP has urged the Indonesian government to immediately extend humanitarian aid and take diplomatic steps,” Hasto Kristiyanto, the partys secretary general, stated here on Saturday. He said crimes against humanity could not be allowed to occur and must be stopped, adding that the PDIP will extend full support to the government through its foreign ministry to immediately…

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