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Indonesia`s local languages need preservation

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“…..Indonesia has more than 746 ethnic languages across the country….” Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesia joined with the world to observe International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2014 to promote the preservation of local languages in the country. Sugiyono, the Head of the Center for Language Development and Protection at the Ministry of Education […]

February 24th, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News,Social Culture | Read More »

Mount Kelud evacuees allowed to return home

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (left) accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono (second left) with Kelud refugees pray in District Wates, Kediri, East Java, on Monday (Feb. 17, 2014).(ANTARA/M. Risyal Hidayat)

Kediri (ANTARA News) – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has allowed evacuees to return to their homes on the slope of Mount Kelud after the volcanos status has been lowered from the top to the third alert. According to data of volcanic activities from February 14 to 20, the volcano showed no signs of […]

February 21st, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

Yogyakarta, Solo Airports to Open Tomorrow

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Chief of the Communications Division of The Ministry of Transportation, Bambang S. Ervan, said that the Directorate General of Air Transport stated after closing of Adi Soemarmo Airport Solo and Adi Sutjipto Airport Yogyakarta since the eruption of Mount Kelud on Friday, the two airports are due to operate tomorrow morning. “They […]

February 18th, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

Mt. Kelud’s Volcanic Activity No Longer Dangerous

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Condition of Mount Kelud after eruption at Kediri, East Java on Monday (17/2). Tempo/Aris Novia Hidayat TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Chief of Kediri Disaster Management, Masykuri, ensured that the volcanic activity in Mount Kelud is no longer dangerous. If the condition remains stable, the status can improve in four-day time. Masykuri explained that the Center for […]

February 18th, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia closes 3 airports

Transport Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said Jogyakarta, Solo and Surabaya airports were closed due to reduced visibility and the dangers posed to aircraft engines by ash.

Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country’s most densely populated island on Friday and closed three international airports. Local media reported two people were killed when parts of their homes collapsed after Mount Kelud’s explosive eruption overnight. The initial blasts sent millions of cubic meters (feet) of […]

February 14th, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts

strongVolcanic ash: /strongA pedicab makes its way on a street covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud, in Solo, Central Java, Friday. Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most densely populated island on Friday and closed three nearby international airports. (AP)

Volcanic ash: A pedicab makes its way on a street covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud, in Solo, Central Java, Friday. Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country’s most densely populated island on Friday and closed three nearby international airports. (AP) A spectacular […]

February 14th, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

BNPB: Only Aceh Tsunami Seen as National Disaster

A resident left a field when Mount Sinabung erupted in Bekerah village, Namantran, Karo, North Sumatera, Saturday (1/4). Reuters/S Aditya

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Chief, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, stated that the Mount Sinabung eruption was not a national disaster. This is because, according to him, the regional government is still functional. “The president had only announced a national disaster once, which was the Aceh tsunami in 2004,” he said at the […]

February 3rd, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

Indonesia Is Prepared to Commit to WTO’s Bali Package on Global Trade

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By Tito Summa Siahaan (Jakarta Globe) The Indonesian government says it is ready to commit to the new rules of the international trade regime. The Bali Package comprises 10 different texts on three major issues, namely trade facilitation, agriculture, and least-developed countries (LDCs). Trade facilitation is arguably the most important as it sets out guidelines […]

December 11th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

Indonesia marks International Anti-Corruption Day

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesia marked International Anti-Corruption Day as well as Human Rights Day at a function held in the Presidential Palace, here on Monday. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his speech on the occasion, specially called for serious supervision and management in the procurement of goods and services as it still remains one […]

December 10th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

President Yudhoyono says he appreciates Bali Package

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(ANTARA/Ismar Patrizki) Surabaya, East Java (ANTARA News) – President Soesilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed his appreciation for the agreement on the “Bali Package” made at the 9th World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Bali. “Thank God the Bali Package was finally agreed to this afternoon, following tough negotiations yesterday,” he said at the Naval Academy, before […]

December 9th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »