Police chief lauds Muhammadiyah’s contribution to health sector

Chief of the Indonesian Police General Listyo Sigit Prabowo has praised Muhammadiyah Islamic organization for its continued contributions to the country’s health sector, including the development of hospitals. “Muhammadiyah is one of the largest mass organizations in Indonesia that pay great attention to activities for the benefit of mankind,” he said in a written statement released on Sunday. Since it was founded in 1923, Muhammadiyah has organized nearly 115 activities in the health sector. The groundbreaking for the construction of South Bandung Muhammadiyah Hospital (RS MBS) in Bandung district, West…

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Mimika police intensify security to counter threat from armed groups

Timika, Papua Mimika District Police Precinct in Papua Province, assisted by the military and security task forces, is boosting security to tackle possible security disruptions and threats from armed separatists. Despite the intensified alertness, Mimika Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner IGG Era Adhinata said that the security situation in Mimika of late has been under control. “The current security situation in Mimika is safe, and residents are also supportive of our actions to ensure security and peace in the region. We will maintain our vigilance to any potential security threats,”…

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MadagoRaya Task Force hunts for remaining MIT Poso fugitives

A joint team of military and police officers from the Madago Raya Task Force has conducted aerial and checkpoint patrols to track down three East Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT) fugitives in Poso, Central Sulawesi. An air patrol was first conducted to monitor the activities of members of the MIT terror group, then the task force carried out a land patrol in Sigi and Poso districts, Central Sulawesi Police chief, Inspector General Rudy Sufahriadi, who is commanding the task force, informed. “We have conducted an air patrol to Manggalapi, Tagara, and Air…

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Police teams to monitor cooking oil policy implementation

The National Police (Polri) have formed special teams for monitoring the implementation of the one-price cooking oil policy in the regions. “Polri has formed monitoring teams in regions to monitor cooking oil production, distribution, and selling activities,” National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ahmad Ramadhan confirmed here on Thursday. According to Ramadhan, the teams have also been tasked with preventing panic buying of cooking oil among the community. The National Police has coordinated with the Ministry of Trade and the trade offices of provinces, cities, and districts to issue a regulation…

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Indonesian Militant Gets 15 Years in Jail Over Bali Attacks

An Islamic militant who eluded capture for 18 years was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after an Indonesian court found him guilty of hiding information about the 2002 Bali bombings from authorities and harboring other suspects. Prosecutors previously demanded a life sentence for Aris Sumarsono, 58, whose real name is Arif Sunarso but is better known as Zulkarnaen, for his role in the October 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists including 88 Australians and seven Americans. However, the panel of three judges in…

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Teen Pilot One Stop From Finishing Round-the-World Solo Flight

A 19-year-old British-Belgian pilot landed her plane on Wednesday at an airstrip near Frankfurt, Germany, one stop away from becoming the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. Zara Rutherford told reporters she wanted to “sleep for a week” after she climbed out of the single-seat Shark ultralight aircraft at Egelsbach airfield a few kilometers from Frankfurt. If all goes as planned, Rutherford will land Thursday in Kortrijk, Belgium, where her journey began August 18. The nearly 51,500-kilometer journey took her across the Atlantic Ocean, over Iceland and Greenland,…

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