Three men’s 400-meter hurdles medalists break PON record

Three athletes winning the men’s 400-meter hurdles in  the Papua National Sports Week (PON) XX managed to break the PON record while competing at the Mimika Sport Complex, Mimika Papua on Sunday. West Java’s runner Halomoan Edwin Binsar Simanjuntak recorded a time of 51.33 seconds to bag the gold medal. Meanwhile, M. Khairuddin Syahputra from […]

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As enforcement tightens, drug cartels’ finance invite scrutiny

Indonesia has continued aggressive law enforcement efforts against drug offenders though it is yet to stamp out drug trafficking entirely. Last year, the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) reported that it had mapped 92 drug syndicates that continue to pose a serious threat to the country. Of the total syndicates, 88 have been uncovered. In a […]

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Flood swamps Sumber Sari, E Kalimantan, and displaces 43 people

A flood swamped Sumber Sari Village, Babulu Sub-district, North Penajam Paser District, East Kalimantan Province, and displaced 43 people. “Yesterday, inhabitants of three RTs (nighborhood units) rushed to the Sumber Sari Village’s hall to take refuge, and now the number of refugees increases as several inhabitants from five RTs take refuge,” Nurlaila, the head of […]

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Men’s doubles pair Ahsan-Hendra bring Indonesia win 4-0 over Algeria

Indonesian men’s doubles badminton players Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan added the winning points for the team 4-0 over Algeria  in  the Group A of the first qualification games of Thomas Cup, on Sunday. Playing at Ceres Arena, Aarhus, Denmark, the Indonesian pair who are fro,m Garuda Squad and the world second-ranked pair drubbed the Algerian pair Koceila Mammeri-Yocef […]

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SME Ministry ready to help expand marketis of bamboo products

The Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is ready to help expand markets of bamboo products, according to the ministry’s.Secretary Arif Rahman Hakim “Bamboo products must be included in the catalogs. The association could communicate with the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs so that they can be linked to the catalogs, including […]

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Sports Minister visits Papuan women’s market to see impacts of PON

Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali visited a Papuan women’s (locally called ‘mama-mama Papua’) traditional market and participated in an auction of Papua original coffee  in Jayapura. The visit was aimed  to see the impact of the Papua National Sports Week (PON) XX on the people’s economic activities. “The traditional market and auction show that the […]

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