People should comply with emergency PPKM: MUI

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has sought the public’s compliance with emergency restrictions on community activities (emergency PPKM) that will be in effect on July 3-20, 2021, since the policy is for the common good. “In general, the MUI supports the policies adopted by the government in order to control the spread of COVID-19 and prevent as many victims as possible,” Chairman of MUI Miftahul Akhyar noted in a written statement here on Saturday. Akhyar pointed to several fatwas on worship activities issued by the MUI amid…

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Jakarta’s malls temporarily shuttered during Emergency PPKM

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Several malls in Jakarta were temporarily shut down for trading during the implementation of emergency community activity restrictions (emergency PPKM) to stem the transmission of COVID-19. “Malls must close, and only essential ones, such as modern supermarkets and pharmacies, should be open,” Grand Indonesia Corporate Communications Annisa Hazarini stated in Jakarta, Saturday. Hazarini noted that only two supermarkets selling basic necessities are open with strict adherence to health protocols. Furthermore, only few food and beverage outlets in the mall are open, though only accepting delivery services and…

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Indonesia, France bolster green and blue economy cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa pressed for deepening cooperation between Indonesia and France to create a low-carbon environment, green and blue economy, as well as cooperation in financing the development of government projects. Monoarfa, concurrently the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) head, made the statement while receiving senior officials from The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and senior officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance (French Treasury) at the Indonesian Embassy in Paris, France. “The Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas has prepared an economic…

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Rachmawati Soekarnoputri passes away

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Gerindra Party’s politician, Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, 70, breathed her last on Saturday following treatment for COVID-19 infection at a hospital. “Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, the deputy chairman of Gerindra Party’s Board of Trustees, passed away this morning at around 6:15 a.m. WIB at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital Jakarta,” the party’s chairman, Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, stated here. Ahmad believes that Rachmawati’s demise was a huge loss for the party. “We called on all Indonesians to pray and forgive her for all her mistakes,” he remarked. Rachmawati, the daughter of first…

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Manpower minister urges firms, workers to adhere to emergency PPKM

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah called on company’s management and workers to conform to the government’s policy on emergency public activities restriction (PPKM) in effect in Java and Bali on July 3-20, 2021. “The government’s policy to implement emergency PPKM is the best effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. All parties must comply with it for our common safety, and this effort is our shared responsibility,” Minister Fauziyah noted in an official statement here on Saturday. The minister stressed that compliance by all parties in following health…

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Jambi Police discloses three illicit drugs cases worth Rp1 billion

Jambi (ANTARA) – The Jambi Police has brought to light three cases of illicit drugs, with the arrest of seven suspects and confiscation of methamphetamine and dried marijuana amounting to Rp1 billion. Jambi Police Chief Senior Commissioner Dover Christian stated here on Saturday that within 48 hours, the narcotics investigation unit had managed to blow the lid off three drug syndicates in Jambi. In the first case, Christian revealed that the police had seized 768.19 grams of methamphetamine from two locations in Solok Sipin Village and Murni Village. The police…

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