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 West Java. “I, Ridwan Kamil, the Governor of West Java, representing West Java’s provincial government, would like to say Happy New Year 2022,” he stated. The governor also expressed his wish for West Java in…

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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 Chief Adjunct Sen. Coms. Ferry Suwandi stated here on Saturday. Prior to their dismissal, the officers were given opportunities to change themselves. However, instead of improving their ethical behavior, police misconduct and criminal offence continued,…

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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 statement, released here on Friday evening. The Pesantren graduates were recruited through the National Police’s proactive recruitment program, Prabowo said. Police also recruited 410 members of indigenous tribes and 3,400 native Papuans last year, he…

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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 6 stood at 729, comprising 348 men and 381 women, compared to 655 the previous day. “There was an addition of 74 inpatients,” he added. From March 23, 2020, till 8 a.m. local time on…

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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 has increased Indonesia’s biodiversity. It also provides information for further research on sustainable use of the biodiversity,” Sukma Surya Kusumah said in a written statement issued here on Saturday. The research center will continue to…

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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 for deposit interest rates to be at a low level, so that loan interest rates can continue the current downward trend. These efforts should be made while taking into account the development of financial system…

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