Indonesia pushes ASEAN consensus on Myanmar – ANTARA News

Jakarta Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has emphasized the importance of implementing ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus on Myanmar during a conversation with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Jokowi received a call from the Cambodian Prime Minister on January 21, 2022, regarding the prime minister’s visit to Myanmar. According to a written statement released by the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry here on Saturday, during the call, the President stressed that ASEAN’s approach to Myanmar must be based on mutually agreed principles, especially the consensus. He also said that Indonesia regrets that the Myanmar…

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Repatriated migrant workers asked to follow quarantine rules

Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands The head of the special task force for Indonesian migrant workers’ repatriation has urged workers arriving through Riau Islands to follow the quarantine procedures laid down by the government. “Indonesian migrant workers who are arriving in Indonesia are expected to follow the quarantine procedures. Do not fret in observing the regulation because the government has properly prepared and arranged more facilities for quarantine,” Brigadier General Jimmy Ramoz Manalu said in Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands. As of Friday (January 21, 2022), a total of 1,071 repatriated migrant workers have…

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Long wait for indigenous vaccine expected to end mid-year

A recent announcement that the Red and White vaccine is expected to be ready for production by mid-2022 offers hope to Indonesians who have been waiting for a domestically-developed vaccine against COVID-19. In late December 2021, head of the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM), Penny Lukito, told the press that production of the Red and White vaccine would begin in the second half of 2022. One vaccine candidate, which is being developed by a team of Surabaya-based Airlangga University in collaboration with PT Biotis, is currently in…

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SMEs Ministry to support village project for Mt. Semeru victims

It is a very good concept. Lumajang, E Java The Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministry has said it will be involved in the development of a new residential area for Mount Semeru victims as a modern village. “We will support the business development of the disaster-affected residents with a new cooperative-based business model,” Cooperatives and SMEs Minister Teten Masduki said during a visit to the construction site of the new residential area in Sumbermujur Village, Candipuro Sub-district, Lumajang District, East Java Province, on Saturday. Residential housing and various community…

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Beautification of Bali’s infrastructure to be completed by February

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono targets to complete the beautification of several infrastructures in Bali by the end of February 2022. “I urge that the planting be completed by the end of February 2022. The planting should cover median strip in roads and toll roads, but also RoW (right-of-way) and slum areas. It should also be artsy and not just technical,” Hadimuljono noted in a written statement in Jakarta, Thursday. The minister also urged related officials to plant full-grown plants and not just seedlings. “Please plant…

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Teen Pilot Youngest Woman to Solo Circumnavigate Globe

Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford landed in Kortrijk, Belgium, Thursday to officially become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. The Belgian British 19-year-old landed her single-seat Shark ultralight aircraft to cheers and honking horns from a crowd that had gathered to welcome her home. Rutherford originally embarked from Kortrijk on August 18, 2021 — 155 days ago. As she stepped from the cockpit, she shared a hug with her parents and brother and was presented with framed copies of a certificate from the Guiness Book of World Records…

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