Indonesian envoy receives award from China’s JD.com

Beijing (ANTARA) – Indonesian Ambassador to China and Mongolia, Djauhari Oratmangun, received an award from e-commerce platform JD.com in Beijing on Friday in recognition of his efforts to support Indonesia-China transnational trade. At the conferment ceremony, which coincided with the e-commerce platform’s 18th anniversary, JD.com’s vice president for global corporate affairs, Larry Lee, said Ambassador Djauhari has consistently supported transnational trade between the two countries, particularly in promoting Indonesian products in China. According to the company, the promotion and direct sales Djauhari conducted during a visit to its office some…

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ASEAN should act swiftly against Myanmar military junta: Indonesian MP

Jakarta (ANTARA) – An Indonesian lawmaker sought prompt action from ASEAN leaders against the Myanmar military junta for its ongoing and rampant acts of violence and human rights violations. “The Myanmar military junta, led by General Min Aung Hlaing, is not committed to stopping violence and building constructive dialog in accordance with the agreement he has reached along with ASEAN leaders,” member of the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission I Sukamta remarked here on Friday. Sukamta made the statement in response to the Myanmar military torching hundreds of houses in…

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COVID-19: Nearly seven thousand senior citizens in Aceh vaccinated

Banda Aceh, Aceh (ANTARA) – Aceh’s some 6,957 people from the elderly bracket were inoculated to shield them from contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection, as Indonesia is witnessing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases over these past few weeks. As many as 2,255 of the 6,957 vaccine recipients received their second shots, Aceh Provincial Government’s COVID-19 Task Force spokesperson, Saifullah Abdulgani, remarked. However, the number of elderly people inoculated remains low as compared to the provincial government’s targeted figure, Abdulgani noted in a statement that ANTARA quoted here on Saturday.…

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Some 36 countries partake in 10th Maritime Security Desktop Exercise

Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA) – Nearly 36 countries participated in the 10th Maritime Security Desktop Exercise (MSDE) organized by the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla), Australian Border Force (ABF), and Maritime Border Command (MBC). The four-day event is being held with the objective of honing the capability of regional maritime security personnel in handling various incidents in line with the international law, a spokesman of the Bakamla Col Wisno Pramandita noted in a statement here on Saturday. Bakamla Head Vice Admiral Aan Kurnia noted in a speech delivered by the…

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Jakarta amasses fines of Rp6.9 billion from health protocol violators

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta administration has accrued Rp6.9 billion in fines from firms, cafes, and restaurants that failed to comply with health protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan stated. “We have slapped fines to the tune of Rp6.9 billion (in the wake of) the violation,” Baswedan noted during a crackdown on businesses, cafes, and restaurants violating health protocols in Kemang, South Jakarta, on Friday night. In accordance with Jakarta Governor Regulation No. 3 of 2021, any restaurant, food stall, or cafe found to have repeatedly violated…

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Minister to issue circular letter of 2021 public holiday revision

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah will shortly be issuing a circular letter directed at firms regarding revision of the 2021 Public Holiday and Collective Leave. “We will follow up by issuing a letter addressed to the companies through governors, district heads, or mayors,” Fauziyah stated in a press release received here on Saturday. The government concurred on revising the 2021 Public Holiday and Collective Leave in a bid to flatten the COVID-19 transmission rate in Indonesia. The agreement was stipulated in the joint decree (SKB) of Religious Affairs…

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