South African drug ring member arrested in Jakarta

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta metropolitan police this week arrested a 46-year-old man with alleged links to a South African drug ring and seized one kg of crystal methamphetamine from him. The suspect, identified by his initials as ADM, was apprehended while picking up two bags of crystal meth at a courier service provider’s office in West Jakarta on July 21, 2021, head of the West Jakarta Police’s Narcotics Unit, Adjunct Sen.Coms. Ronaldo Maradona Siregar, said on Friday. The suspect hid the drugs in a modified document bag when cops…

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Widodo congratulates lifter Aisah for winning Indonesia’s first medal

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo has congratulated Indonesian weightlifter Windy Cantika Aisah for winning the first medal for the Red White team at the Tokyo Olympics. “From homeland, I would like to congratulate (Windy Cantika Aisah),” Widodo posted on his Instagram handle @jokowi on Saturday. Aisah, who competed in the 49-kg class, bagged the bronze medal after recording a total lift of 194 kg, with 84 kg in snatch and 110 kg in clean and jerk, according to the official Olympics record. “Good news comes from Tokyo. Today, Indonesian women’s weightlifter,…

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40,000 passengers vaccinated at AP II airports in July

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Forty thousand passengers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 at AP II airport vaccination centers between July 3 and July 22, 2021, state-owned air transport corporation PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has said. “Our (AP II) biggest vaccination site is in Soekarno-Hatta Airport. It has served around 26 thousand people since July 3, 2021,” PT AP II president director Muhammad Awaluddin informed. The high demand for vaccinations has created the need for an information technology application for provision of vaccine services, he said. Currently, AP II is…

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Jokowi: Gotong Royong Oxygen House is much needed to help COVID-19 handling

Jakarta (ANTARA) — The recently announced Gotong Royong Oxygen House health facility initiated by KADIN Indonesia, GoTo, and Samator Group received a visit from President Joko Widodo on Saturday (24/07).   “The additional capacity can help to decrease the hospital’s Bed Occupancy Rate (BOR). Once again, I truly appreciate this effort and hope this facility will not only be built and operated in Jakarta, but also in other places and provinces. We hope the facility will be running soon and can be beneficial to society,” said Jokowi in a press…

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Riau Islands Province supports extension of level 4 restrictions

Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands (ANTARA) – The Riau Islands administration has vowed to support the extension of the level 4 public activity restrictions if the central government decides to do that because it still faces fluctuations in COVID-19 cases. If the government decided to extend the restriction enforcement from July 26 to August 8, 2021, Riau Islands Governor Ansar Ahmad said he would impose it in the cities of Batam and Tanjungpinang. Indeed, the restriction enforcement has helped reduce the number of new coronavirus infections in the province up to 30…

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Mount Merapi belches incandescent lava 15 times on Sunday

Yogyakarta (ANTARA) – Mount Merapi on the border of Yogyakarta and Central Java erupted on Sunday, expelling incandescent lava 15 times. The lava flew to the southeasterly and southwesterly directions. The incandescent lava slid 10 times to the southwesterly direction with a maximum sliding distance of 1,500 meters starting from 00.00 to 06.00 a.m. local time, Head of the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) Hanik Humaida said in Yogyakarta. Meanwhile, the lava also slid five times to the southeasterly direction with a maximum distance of 1,000 meters. “The smoke rising from…

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