Day: January 3, 2023

The need for better protection of Malaysia’s forests

Learning from past experience, the government moves to fortify existing legislation to prevent exploitation and destruction of rainforests. Malaysia’s vast forests and their biodiversity serve vital and irreplaceable environmental functions. Long-term protection is particularly relevant to the rainforests which are part of the Sundaland forest cover, one of the largest in the world. Malaysian forests

Indonesia Sees New Trade Regulations In Place Following RCEP Taking Effect Today

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, takes effect for Indonesia today, with the country putting new regulations in place, for its trade with other members of the world’s largest trade bloc, in terms of population and the size of economy and trade. So far, the trade pact has taken

Health Ministry awards Surabaya for success in achieving herd immunity

The Health Ministry gave an award to the city of Surabaya, East Java, as it was considered successful in boosting the immune system of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We thank you for being given this appreciation. We are increasingly convinced that working as a family is much more

No new tax scheme for taxpayers with Rp60-million annual salary

The Finance Ministry’s Directorate General of Taxes (DJP) clarified that the Taxation Regulation Harmonization Law passed in 2021 does not establish new taxation schemes for taxpayers, with an annual salary of Rp60 million. Law No. 7 of 2021 on Taxation Regulation Harmonization, enhanced by Government Regulation No. 55 of 2022

Maluku’s exports for January-November period climbed by 86.55 percent

Statistics Indonesia (BPS) of Maluku revealed that the province’s export value during the January-November 2022 period rose by around 86.55 percent in comparison with the corresponding period in 2021. “Cumulatively, Maluku’s export value during the January-November 2022 period was recorded at US$68.84 million, an increase of around 86.55 percent as

Jakarta entrenching food security by boosting urban agriculture

The Jakarta provincial government is intensifying the urban farming system to encourage food security in the capital city. “Urban farming is not only worth maintaining but must be developed as well,” Jakarta Acting Governor Heru Budi Hartono remarked in Jakarta, Tuesday. Hartono noted that one of the locations currently being