Roundup: Indonesia Pushes For Mangrove Forest Conservation

Indonesia has been working for the restoration of mangrove forests in a number of areas in the country, so as to conserve the world’s largest coverage of mangrove forests. “We are replanting mangroves to protect against waves of sea waters, sea water intrusions, and also to protect the habitat of species in and around mangrove forests,” President Joko Widodo said, after a replanting activity, in which 180,000 hectares of mangrove forests will be rehabilitated. From Sept onwards, the Indonesian president has visited some areas in the country, including Cilacap district…

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ASEAN’s decision gives Myanmar momentum to contemplate: expert

ASEAN let Myanmar contemplate after the members had decided not to invite its military junta to the summit held on October 26-28, 2021, according to the international relations expert at Padjadjaran University Teuku Rezasyah. “ASEAN needs to ensure the international community that Myanmar has to be let alone first at this moment. This is a contemplating momentum for the country, but the decision is not aimed to expelled it from the association,” Rezasyah told Antara here on Sunday. The association’s decision was based on some considerations, he said adding that…

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Harness natural wealth for the people: MPR Deputy Speaker

Indonesia’s diverse natural wealth must be used for the benefit of the people and human resources must be nurtured to process the natural wealth, People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR RI) Deputy Speaker Jazilul Fawaid said. “Our natural resources will be meaningless if we are lacking competent human resources to process the resources on our own,” Fawaid stated in a written statement received here on Sunday. He made the remark during socialisation of the four pillars of the nation in Ternate, North Maluku, on Saturday (Oct 23). Indonesia’s natural wealth had been attested…

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Segmented communication necessary to reduce smoking prevalence: expert

The government should implement a segmented communication strategy in the campaign to reduce smoking prevalence by adopting different campaign approach for different social groups, Professor Kholil of Sahid University Jakarta stated. Kholil said in a statement here on Sunday, he has recognised the government’s measures to reduce the number of smokers in Indonesia, currently recorded at 65 million people. One of the measures is mandating graphic health warnings that must be printed on every cigarette package, he said, adding that the method must be improved and complemented with a comprehensive communication…

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Women in politics must support Indonesia Vision 2045: researcher

Women who are currently working in or want to work in politics should support Indonesia Vision 2045, a researcher from the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Siti Zuhro, has said. Women should inculcate an awareness of the crucial problems that the country is facing so that they can map out what the people need, she advised. “It means that politics should be oriented toward the people’s interests, not an individual or a group,” she explained at a seminar, which was broadcast live on KPU Tasikmalaya city’s YouTube channel on…

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South Jakarta government to reopen 15 green open spaces

The South Jakarta city government is ready to reopen 15 green open spaces (RTH) in its area for the general public after the adjustment of the second level of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) in Jakarta. Head of the City Parks and Forest Service, Winarto, stated that visitors at the 15 RTH are required to show a proof of vaccination of at least the first dose. “In South Jakarta, 15 green open space parks are ready to open with health protocol requirements in place, starting from October 23. There is only…

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