Final warning: death threats and killings of human rights defenders – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor

Human Rights Council Forty-sixth session 22 February–19 March 2021 Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development   Summary   In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, analyses the situation of the killing of human rights defenders. In her report, the Special Rapporteur raises the alarm about the prevalence of killings in many parts of the world, and considers the issue of death threats that often precede…

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First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Myanmar from India

Yangon – India’s gift of 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in Myanmar on Friday.   The vaccination program will start next week with President U Win Myint and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi due to be inoculated.   Health-care workers, including volunteers, who are on the COVID-19 frontline, government staff and members of parliament are the first priority.   Myanmar has more than 110,000 health-care personnel.   In a televised speech on Thursday evening, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said the 1.5 million doses can cover about…

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Bareskrim probes major flooding in S Kalimantan

Based on information received from the harbormaster, the flooding was caused by a 2-2.5 meter sea tide. That is the cause of the flooding in South Kalimantan. Jakarta (ANTARA) – Investigators from National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) are in South Kalimantan province to probe the cause of large-scale flooding in 10 districts and cities in the province.   As part of their probe, the investigators have learned from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) that the flooding was caused by high rainfall coupled with high tides.   “Based…

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IHSG ends lower tracking fall in Asian indices

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta Composite Index (IHSG) ended lower on Friday tracking the weakness in regional stock markets.   The index of the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) fell 106.77 points, or 1.66 percent, to reach 6,307.13, while the index of the 45 most liquid stocks (LQ45) shed 19.63 points, or 1.94 percent, to touch 991.58.   “The IHSG weakened today due to a negative sentiment arising from concern over declining coal prices along with the rising temperature that has begun to affect China, coupled with the planned reallocation of…

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Papua BNN seizes 200 packs of marijuana from two dealers

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) – The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) in Papua Province seized 200 packs of dried marijuana from two drug dealers apprehended during drug raids on Thursday evening and early Friday, the Papua-based agency’s head, Robinson Siregar, stated.   The suspects were identified as Wolfram Wambrau alias Opam, 27, and Yosep Demetau alias Ocep, 25, Siregar told journalists in Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province, on Friday evening.   The agency head noted that the marijuana packages confiscated by police officers from the two suspects weighed 2.5 kilograms in…

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BPDP-KS aims to achieve 2021 palm oil plantation rejuvenation target

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesia Oil Palm Plantations Fund Management Agency (BPDP-KS) remains unswerving in its endeavors to attain the target of small-scale palm oil plantation rejuvenation that will span an area of 180 thousand hectares in 2021.   “The target of small-scale plantation rejuvenation in 2021 would cover 180 thousand hectares of area, with funding allocation of Rp5.567 trillion,” Chief of BPDP-KS’ Steering Committee, Airlangga Hartarto, stated here on Saturday.   The agency will also support the implementation of the B30 biodiesel mandatory policy in 2021, Hartarto who concurrently…

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