PPP opposes forging diplomatic ties with Israel in future

Arsul Sani, deputy chairman of the United Development Party (PPP), urged the Indonesian Government to not ever contemplate on establishing diplomatic relations with Israel despite the associated economic benefits. “A firm step must be taken, although diplomatic relations could offer economic benefits for Indonesia,” Sani remarked here on Monday. The stern measure is deemed necessary in response to the ongoing acts of violence committed by Israeli security forces against Palestinians, especially Muslims worshiping at the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex during the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan. Sani, concurrently legislator and deputy…

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Sa’adi echoes Indonesia’s unwavering solidarity with Palestine

  – Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Zainut Tauhid Sa’adi reprised that Indonesia always stands behind Palestinians in gaining their rights to have an independent and sovereign state and nation. “The Indonesian nation has always stood behind the struggle of the Palestinian people. The principle of the Indonesian nation is to oppose all forms of colonialism on earth since it is not in accordance with humanity and justice,” Sa’adi noted in a statement here on Sunday. The minister denounced the violence committed by the Israeli police against Palestinians by firing rubber…

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NU condemns Israeli attacks on al-Aqsa, calls for diplomatic step

  Indonesia’s largest Islamic organization, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), has condemned the Israeli attacks on Palestinian worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque complex, and urged the government to promptly take diplomatic action to address the problem. “The step is important as part of the international responsibility to play a role in creating global peace and security,” Secretary General of the NU Executive Board Helmy Faishal Zaini noted in a written statement released on Monday. The NU denounced the attack on Palestinian worshipers at the mosque. Moreover, the attack took place during the…

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West Java readies 15,000 antigen rapid test kits for tourists

The West Java provincial government is set to provide 15 thousand antigen-detecting rapid test kits for visitors at tourist destinations in the province during the Eid al-Fitr holidays. “The public is expected to visit tourist destinations amid the homecoming travel ban. We expect public mobility at tourist destinations. We have prepared 15 thousand antigen-detecting rapid test kits at tourist destinations,” Head of the West Java Provincial Tourism and Culture Office Dedi Taufik stated here on Monday. The office will conduct impromptu antigen rapid tests on visitors of tourist destinations, according…

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Bakauheni readies 4 harbors, 16 ferries for logistics transportation

  – State-owned ferry operator PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry has operated four harbors and 16 ferries at its Bakauheni branch to transport logistics during the imposition of mudik or the Eid al-Fitr exodus ban on May 6-17. “Of the total seven harbors, we operate four, of which three are regular and one executive harbor,” General Manager of PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry Bakauheni Branch Solikin stated here on Monday. The ferries will only serve logistics trucks to cross the Sunda Straits that connect Sumatra and Java islands. “Usually, we operate 30…

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Pupuk Indonesia readies 803,000 tons fertilizer stock before Eid

  – PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) readied 803 thousand tons fertilizer stock at its district-level warehouses nationwide before the Eid al-Fitr holiday to meet demand during the subsequent six weeks and to prepare for the planting season. The stock is three times higher than the minimum volume set by the government at 290 thousand tons, the state-run fertilizer company noted in a statement here on Monday. The stock comprises 349 thousand tons of urea, 175 thousand tons of NPK, 102 thousand tons of ZA, 83 thousand tons of SP-36, and…

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