Wild Sumatran tiger captured in West Sumatra’s Solok District

Arosuka, W Sumatra A Sumatran tiger (Pantera Tigris Sumatrae) got ensnared in a trap recently installed by the West Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in Gantung Ciri Village, Kubung Subdistrict, Solok District’s forest area on Saturday. “It is likely one of three Sumatran tigers often seen by local villagers wandering around the farming area. Two others remain in the wild,” Head of Nagari Gantung Ciri Hendry Yuda said in Kubung on Saturday evening. The Gantung Ciri Village’s authority handed over the captured tiger, whose age was predicted to be…

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President Jokowi extends condolences on Pramono Edhie Wibowo’s passing

Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) conveyed his deep condolences on the passing of Former Army Chief of Staff General (ret) Pramono Edhie Wibowo. “On behalf if the government and the people, I extend my deep condolences on the passing of Indonesian Military General Edhie Wibowo at the age of 65 years old,” President Jokowi said in a statement from the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java, Sunday. Jokowi prayed for the late Wibowo’s spirits and for his deeds to be accepted and granted the best place in the sight of…

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Israeli annexation of West Bank cannot be justified: legislator

Jakarta Aziz Syamsuddin, Deputy Speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), has opined that Israel’s planned annexation of the West Bank cannot be justified at all. “Indonesia supports the Palestinian people in their fight for their rights to establish a sovereign state,” Aziz Syamsuddin said in a statement to ANTARA on Saturday. Israel’s plan to annex a third of the Palestinian territories in the West Bank is illegal, because it is against UN Security Council resolutions and international laws. The unlawful plan also has the potential to increase tensions…

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Jokowi carries out morning exercise with Military Chiefs of Staff

  Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) carried out an exercise with the Indonesian Army Chief of Staff, Air Force Chief of Staff, and Navy Chief of Staff in the Bogor Presidential Palace are in West Java, Sunday morning. “This morning I asked the Army Chief of Staff, Air Force Chief of Staff, and Navy Chief of Staff to go on a morning run, as health is of the utmost important at the moment to boost our immune system and maintain our body’s condition,” President Jokowi said in a statement from…

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NU strongly condemns israel’s plan to annex West Bank, Palestine

  Bekasi< West Java The Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU) has strongly condemned Israel’s planned annexation of the West Bank, the Palestinian territories. “Israel must stop all actions that will directly affect security and worsen world peace,” Helmy Faishal Zaini, Secretary General of the PBNU, said in a statement to ANTARA here on Saturday. He lauded and supported the policy, ideas and decision made by the Government of Indonesia in opposing Israel’s annexation. According to him, Indonesia played an important role in pushing this issue in international forums in order to…

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Floods swamp some 300 homes in Ogan Komering Ulu, South Sumatra

Baturaja, South Sumatra Ogan River spilled over its bank and triggered flooding that swamped some 300 homes in Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) District, South Sumatra Province, on Saturday. Floods affected the villages of Penyarison, Lubuk Leban, Batu Putih, Laya, Tanjung Kemala, Terusan, and Kepayang in Peninjauan Sub-district, Amzar Kristofa, head of the Ogan Komering Ulu Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD) , said here on Sunday “The urban area of Kemalaraja and Gotong Royong street are also affected by the floods,” he said. The flood waters reached a height of up to one…

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