Day: February 27, 2022

Nine Killed, Five Missing As Indonesia’s Strong Quake Causes Massive Damage

Rescuers found nine bodies under the rubbles, and are trying to find five other people, believed to be buried under the debris of houses, after a 6.1-magnitude quake destroyed thousands of buildings in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province on Friday, an official said yesterday. Octavianto, head of the Operation Unit of

Ukraine Anti-Invasion Protests Continue in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Protests against the Russian invasion of Ukraine continued for a second day in the Thai capital Sunday with several hundred demonstrators marching from Bangkok’s Lumpini Park to Benchakitti Park. Ukrainian software engineer Oleklsandr Polieno has lived in Thailand for six years. He flew from the island of Phuket to

Indonesia Reports 46,643 Newly-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 258 More Deaths

Indonesia yesterday confirmed 46,643 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 5,504,418, the Health Ministry said. According to the ministry, the death toll from COVID-19 in the country rose by 258 to 147,844, while 41,805 more people recovered from the disease during the past 24 hours, bringing the

DPD speaker encourages technological innovations in agriculture

The Speaker of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD), A. A. LaNyalla Mahmud Mattalitti, has encouraged the empowerment of farmers through harnessing technological innovations, in a bid to develop agricultural cultivation in the 4.0 era. “In this 4.0 era, agriculture must adapt to technology. Technology must be used in order to

9.8 million Indonesians have received booster dose

The COVID-19 Handling Task Force reported that as of Saturday, 9.8 million Indonesian citizens have received the third booster COVID-19 vaccination. According to the task force data, the number of people receiving the booster dose rose by 267,325 on Saturday, taking the total number of people who have received the

Maluku to turn former VOC governor office into presidential palace

Banda Neira’s Mini Palace, which was former VOC ( Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) governor’s office, will be renovated and turned it into a presidential palace, according to the Maluku tourism office. The Maluku Provincial Government wanted to turn the cultural heritage into a presidential palace in eastern Indonesia, like the Bogor Palace,