Densus 88 apprehends six terror suspects in Makassar

The Indonesian Police’s anti-terror squad Densus 88, on Tuesday, arrested six terror suspects allegedly linked to the suicide bombing at the Cathedral Church in Makassar, South Sulawesi, in March. “The Densus 88 anti-terror squad arrested six terror suspects, who are members of the Villa Mutiara group, Makassar,” a spokesman of the Indonesian Police Brig. Gen Pol. Rusdi Hartono stated at the Indonesian Police Headquarters, Jakarta. Hartono noted that the six suspects were identified by their initials as J, D, MS, S alias AL, W, and S. “They are members of…

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Over 10.2 million Indonesians vaccinated: govt

Indonesian Muslims welcomed the fasting month of Ramadhan on Tuesday even as the national vaccination program continued full steam with a target of inoculating 40,349,049 citizens by June this year. According to the Indonesian government’s COVID-19 task force, at least 10,261,791 Indonesian citizens have been inoculated against the coronavirus as of April 12, 2021. Of the total figure, 5,310,739 people have received their second vaccine shots. Speaking on immunizations during Ramadhan, the Health Ministry’s spokesperson for the COVID-19 Vaccination Program, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, disclosed that the fasting month would not…

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Moeldoko reveals plan of action on corruption

Chief of Presidential Staff, Moeldoko, has explained 12 points of action that will be carried out by the National Strategic Team for Corruption Prevention (Stranas PK) in 2021-2022. “The team in the year of 2021 to 2022 will focus on 12 actions within three focus sectors and will be more output-, outcome-oriented compared to the year prior,” he said in Jakarta on Tuesday. Stranas PK is a national policy aim that focuses on corruption prevention, and is referred to by ministries, bodies, and regional governments in preventing corruption in Indonesia,…

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Death toll in Malang quake climbs to eight

The death toll in a powerful earthquake that struck several parts of East Java increased to eight on Sunday, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). Of the total number of people that died, five were from Lumajang District and three from Malang District, Chief of the BNPB Center for Disaster Data, Information, and Communication Raditya Jati noted during an online press conference in Jakarta on Sunday. Most of them died after building material collapsed on them, he remarked. Jati noted that 39 people had sustained injuries owing to…

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Army personnel establish kitchens to help flood victims in Malaka

The Indonesia-Timor Leste border security task force has established two public kitchens to provide ready-to-eat food to flood victims in Malaka District, East Nusa Tenggara. “The kitchens are set up in the compound of the 1605-04/Betun district military command and at a Catholic sisters’ monastery,” the task force commander First Lt Arm Hasli stated. Several members of the Army Women’s Union (Persit) and army personnel from the Company A and D of Raider 744 Infantry Battalion are involved in the public community service. Personnel from the 1605-04/Betun district military command…

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Jokowi, Merkel to jointly open Hannover Messe 2021 Digital Edition

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will jointly open the Hannover Messe 2021 Digital Edition virtually on Monday evening. “God willing, tonight, at around 18:00 WIB (Western Indonesian Standard Time), President Jokowi will deliver a speech at the opening of the Hannover Messe 2021 Digital Edition. At the same time, at around 13:00 German time, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel will also deliver her speech,” Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita noted in a statement here on Monday. The world’s largest industrial technology expo is being held on…

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