No Indonesian falls victim to Japan’s powerful quake

Jakarta No Indonesian fell victim to a powerful earthquake centered beneath the sea off Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on Saturday, the Indonesian Embassy in Japan said on Sunday. “The Indonesian Embassy has contacted (the Indonesian) community (in Japan). So far, we have yet to receive a report of Indonesian citizen falling victim (to the earthquake) ,” the embassy said in a written statement. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern region late Saturday. The quake had the same location as a powerful quake on March 11, 2011 which triggered a tsunami…

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Customs authorities foil attempt to smuggle 3 kg of crystal meth

Pontianak, W Kalimantan Customs authorities in Entikong, West Kalimantan, bordering the Malaysian state of Serawak has foiled an attempt to smuggle 3 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine The success to foil the smuggling attempt was thanks to cooperation with the National Narcotic Agency (BNN) Office in West Kalimantan and the Pontianak Customs and Excise Office, Head of Internal Obedience and Counseling oif the Entikong Customs and Excise Office Rio Tri Wibowo said in a written statement released on Sunday “In the case, we arrested three suspects identified by their initials as…

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Ministry checks coral reef damage after ship run aground in Raja Ampat

Jakarta The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has collected evidence on damage to coral reef ecosystem in Raja Ampat after a ship ran aground at the Marine Protected Area (KKPN) of Raja Ampat. The Ministry’s Director General of Marine Landscape Tb Haeru Rahayu said in a statement here on Sunday, the ministry deplored the incident and collected evidence on ecosystem damage. The ship ran aground on February 2, 2021 onto a coral reef in the west off Yefmo Island, Meosmanggara Village of West Waigeo Islands District, Raja Ampat, West Papua. A…

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Tukul Dam to support food, water resilience: Jokowi

Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said Tukul Dam in Pacitan, East Java is expected to support food and water resilience in its neighboring areas. Jokowi at the inauguration of the dam in Pacitan, East Java on Sunday said the dam could supply 300 liters of water per second, with the capacity to reserve 8.7 million cubic meters of water and irrigate 600 hectares of paddy fields. “The dam, once again has a vital role in flood control, irrigation and raw water supply,” the President said. He also called on East…

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A soldier injures in exchange of fire in Papua

Jayapura, Papua An Indonesian soldier suffered a gunshot injury in an exchange of fire with the armed criminal group in Puncak District of Papua. “Yes, there was an exchange of fire on Saturday (Feb 13) evening. Private Maulana was hit by a ricocheted bullet on his nose,” Commander of the 173/PVB Military Command Brig.Gen Iwan Setiawan said in Jayapura on Sunday. The soldier was in a stable condition and after receiving medical treatment in Ilaga Public Health Center (Puskesmas), he returned to his post. Setiawan said, the gunfight  occurred when…

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1,068,747 medical workers get first doses of vaccine as of Sunday

Jakarta Indonesia has administered the first doses of coronavirus vaccine to 1,068,747 healthcare workers across the country as of Sunday (Feb 14, 2021). Of the total, 425,578 healthcare workers have got their second vaccine shots, an increase of 10,092 compared to a day earlier. according to the COVID-19 Handling Task Force. Just on Sunday, 8,421 medical workers across Indonesia got vaccine shots, the task force said. The government has targeted to vaccinate 1,468,764 healthcare workers against COVID-19. Overall, the vaccination campaign will target 181,554,464 people, or 70 percent of the…

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