Day: November 5, 2022

Commission likens torture-led child death to extreme gender violence

National Commission on Violence against Women member Rainy Hutabarat said the abuse of a woman and her daughter in Depok, West Java, in which the child died, was an extreme form of gender-based violence. “The National Commission on Violence against Women saw the killing of the girl as extreme gender-based

Central Halmahera celebrates national hero status for Talabuddin

The Central Halmahera district government, North Maluku, has expressed pride over President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) designating Salahuddin Bin Talabuddin, who originated from the region, as a national hero. “Of course, the designation of Salahuddin Bin Talabuddin along with four other figures as (national) heroes is a special gift for the

Vocational Matching Fund proposals up 300%: ministry

The number of proposals received under the Vocational Matching Fund program have increased by 300 percent in 2022, according to the Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Ministry. “Compared to last year, the number of proposals for (Vocational Matching Fund) this year has increased quite significantly, reaching 300 percent,” the academic

Aceh Tamiang: Floods force students of 67 schools to stay home

Students of 47 elementary schools and 20 junior high schools in Aceh Tamiang district, Aceh, have been forced to remain home due to floodwaters inundating their schools as well as the road access to schools. “According to data issued by the district education office, the flooding has inundated 67 school

Ministry asks youth to help preserve ‘wayang’

The Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture has urged all young Indonesians to actively take part in preserving wayang (traditional puppetry) as part of the nation’s heritage. “The young generation has a strategic role in the attempts to preserve various cultures in Indonesia, including wayang,” deputy for the coordination of mental revolution,

Hundreds of Buddhists participate in Atthasilani in Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhists from the Indonesian Mahanikaya Buddhist Council (MBMI) participated in Upasika Ratana (Atthasilani) at Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java, on Saturday. “Atthasilani is a Buddhist dhamma-deepening activity to practice the eight precepts. Participants are expected to radiate happiness of love, and full of hope, so that all beings are happy. The