West Java Governor rings in New Year on optimistic note

I, Ridwan Kamil, the Governor of West Java, representing West Java’s provincial government, would like to say Happy New Year 2022. Bandung, West Java West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil, in a short video message released on Saturday, welcomed the New Year on an optimistic note, citing the declining trend in COVID-19 infections in Indonesia, including […]

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Four cops in West Sumatra’s Solok fired for police misconduct

Solok, W Sumatra The Solok city police in West Sumatra dismissed four police officers on grounds of disciplinary violation and involvement in drug trafficking and motorcycle theft in 2021. Three of the officers were fired for police misconduct in mid-2021 while the other one was dismissed in absentia on December 31, 2021, Solok City Police […]

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83 Pesantren graduates recruited as cadets in 2021: police chief

Jakarta Eighty-three graduates of Islamic boarding schools (Pesantren) across Indonesia were recruited as police cadets in 2021, according to National Police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo. Fifty-six of them were categorized as “hafiz”, or Muslims who have memorized the Quran. They will serve as non-commissioned officers in the National Police, he said in his year-end […]

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Jakarta’s Wisma Atlet treating 729 coronavirus patients

Jakarta The number of COVID-19 inpatients at Wisma Atlet COVID-19 Emergency Hospital, Jakarta, rose by 74 to reach 729 on Saturday, an official informed. In a press statement issued here on Saturday, head of information for Joint Regional Defense Command I, Marine Colonel Aris Mudian, said the number of COVID-19 inpatients at Towers 5 and […]

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BRIN identifies seven new plant species by 2021-end

Currently, we have succeeded in conserving more than 100 types of Begonias from various regions in Indonesia. Jakarta Researchers from the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) have identified seven new plant species by the end of 2021, the head of the agency’s Research Center for Plant Conservation and Botanical Gardens has informed. “The discovery […]

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Stimulus still needed to accelerate Indonesia’s economic growth: IDIC

Jakarta E ecutive Director of the Indonesian Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (IDIC’s) Board of Commissioners Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa assessed the national economy, which has started recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, still needs a stimulus to grow even faster. “The steps include maintaining the IDIC guarantee interest rate at a level that still provides room […]

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