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  • 19 March 2019
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Thousands of Personnel Deployed in Emergency Response in Disaster-Stricken Papua

BNPB Head Doni Monardo inspects evacuation process of flash flood victims in Sentani, Jayapura, Papua province, Tuesday (19/3). (Photo by: BNPB PR)

BNPB Head Doni Monardo inspects evacuation process of flash flood victims in Sentani, Jayapura, Papua province, Tuesday (19/3). (Photo by: BNPB PR)

Following a flash flood in Jayapura regency and landslide in Sentani regency in Papua province Saturday (16/3), a total of 1,613 joint team personnel from 23 agencies and institutions have been deployed to handle the disaster-hit areas.

The number of victims also continues to rise given the vast area affected by the disasters.

  • 18 March 2019
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Gov’t to Transfer Garuda Bhayangkara UNMISS to MINUSCA

President Jokowi takes a group photo with members of the National Police’s Garuda Bhayangkara Personnel at Sentul, Bogor. (Photo by: Cabinet Secretariat Documentation).

President Jokowi takes a group photo with members of the National Police’s Garuda Bhayangkara Personnel at Sentul, Bogor. (Photo by: Cabinet Secretariat Documentation).

The Indonesian Government will transfer the Indonesian Formed Police Unit task force ‘Garuda Bhayangkara’ Contingent for the UN peacekeeping operations from South Sudan to Central Africa.

The move is in response to the need for personnel deployment on peacekeeping missions carried out by the UN Security Council.

  • 18 March 2019
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FKUB Ready to Support Peaceful Election

President Jokowi takes picture with leaders of the FKUB at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Monday (18/3). Photo by: Jay/PR.

President Jokowi takes picture with leaders of the FKUB at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Monday (18/3). Photo by: Jay/PR.

The Interreligious Forum for Harmony (FKUB) is ready to support a safe, peaceful, and harmonious election, according to its chairman Ida Pangelingsir Agung Putra Sukahet.

“We may have different choices or join different political parties, but we are always united in the spirit of brotherhood and the spirit of love as the fellow countrymen from Sabang to Merauke, from Miangas to Rote Island,” Sukahet told the journalists after a meeting between the FKUB leaders and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Monday (18/3).

  • 18 March 2019
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MRT Jakarta to Designate Women-only Passenger Cars

First Lady Ibu Iriana accompanied by and the Vice President’s spouse, Ibu Mufidah Jusuf Kalla is about to experience MRT Jakarta trial run, Monday (18/3) . (Photo by: Ministry of Transportation PR)

First Lady Ibu Iriana accompanied by and the Vice President’s spouse, Ibu Mufidah Jusuf Kalla is about to experience MRT Jakarta trial run, Monday (18/3) . (Photo by: Ministry of Transportation PR)

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi has confirmed that Jakarta’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) which is set to start commercial operations on 1 April 2019 will provide women-only passenger cars during peak hours.

“There will be women-only passenger cars designated only for women and children in the third and fourth sequence of train cars to protect them from severe overcrowding,” Budi said when accompanying First Lady Ibu Iriana, Vice President’s spouse Mufidah Jusuf Kalla and a number of spouses of Ministers of Working Cabinet joining in Organization of Solidarity Action of Working Cabinet Era (OASE-KK) in a trial run of Jakarta’s MRT, on Monday (18/3).

  • 18 March 2019
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President Jokowi Receives FBR at Bogor Palace

President Jokowi receives FBR leaders at Bogor Palace, Bogor, West Java, Monday (18/3) (Photo by: Jay/PR)

President Jokowi receives FBR leaders at Bogor Palace, Bogor, West Java, Monday (18/3) (Photo by: Jay/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday (18/3) welcomed leaders of the Forum Betawi Rempug (FBR), a Jakarta-based ethnic-cultural mass organization, at Bogor Palace, West Java.

After the meeting, Chairman of the FBR Lutfi Hakim told the press that they came to the meeting as representative of the Betawi community to express their gratitude to President Jokowi for his concern over traditional communities in Indonesia.

  • 17 March 2019
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N. Sumatra’s Sambas Port to be Designated as CPO Port

President Jokowi inspects Sambas Port in Sibolga, North Sumatra after the inauguration of the port's revitalization and construction on Sunday (17/3). (Photo by: Oji/PR)

President Jokowi inspects Sambas Port in Sibolga, North Sumatra after the inauguration of the port’s revitalization and construction on Sunday (17/3). (Photo by: Oji/PR)

Following the revitalization and the development of Sambas seaport in Sibolga, North Sumatra province, the Government will build a special terminal and storage facilities for crude palm oil (CPO) exports at the seaport.

“We’re going to build a new terminal and storage facilities at the seaport so we can directly export CPO,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told reporters on Sunday (17/3) after officiating revitalization and development of the seaport on Sunday (17/3).

  • 17 March 2019
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President Jokowi Officiates Sambas Port in N. Sumatra

President Jokowi accompanied by a number of officials presses the siren button to mark the inauguration of Sambas Port, in Sibolga, North Sumatra, Sunday (17/3). (Photo by: Oji/PR)

President Jokowi accompanied by a number of officials presses the siren button to mark the inauguration of Sambas Port, in Sibolga, North Sumatra, Sunday (17/3). (Photo by: Oji/PR)

As part of his working visit in North Sumatra province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Sunday (17/3) paid a one-day working visit to the city Sibolga for the inauguration of the city’s Sambas Port.

Sibolga is a city and a port located in the natural harbor of Sibolga Bay on the west coast of the province. It is located on the western side of North Sumatra, facing the Indian Ocean and is 342.6 kilometers to the south west of the provincial capital Medan.

  • 17 March 2019
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President Jokowi Sends Condolences to Flood Victims in Papua

President Jokowi answers questions from reporters regarding floods in Sentani-Papua, at JITC Tanjung Priok, on Sunday (17/3). (Photo: Presidential Secretariat)

President Jokowi answers questions from reporters regarding floods in Sentani-Papua, at JITC Tanjung Priok, on Sunday (17/3). (Photo: Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has sent his deepest condolences to the victims of flash floods that hit Sentani, eastern Papua Province on Saturday (16/3).

“My deepest condolences to the victims and families affected by the disaster,” President Jokowi said after attending the Traffic Safety Declaration and Dissemination at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Sunday (17/3).

  • 17 March 2019
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President Jokowi Provides Assistance to Sibolga’s Blast-affected Residents

President Jokowi accompanied by a number of high-ranking officials visits the site of Sibolga bomb blast, in North Sumatra, Sunday (17/3). (Photo by: Oji/PR)

President Jokowi accompanied by a number of high-ranking officials visits the site of Sibolga bomb blast, in North Sumatra, Sunday (17/3). (Photo by: Oji/PR)

Rehabilitation of residents’ houses affected by Sibolga suicide bomb blast so they are ready to be occupied again is the most important thing to do now, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“I have instructed Minister of Social Affairs to visit this place today. For now, I will distribute some assistance (to the residents affected by the bomb),” President Jokowi said while instructing Commanders of Military District Command (Dandim), Commanders of Military Region Command (Danrem) and their subordinates to help Sibolga residents, in a working visit to Sibolga blast site, on Sunday (17/3).

  • 16 March 2019
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North Sumatra is Indonesia’s Miniature, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi accompanied First Lady watches Cross Ethnic Cultural Performance, at Telada Stadium, Medan, North Sumatra, Saturday (16/3). (Photo by: Dinda M/PR)

President Jokowi accompanied First Lady watches Cross Ethnic Cultural Performance, at Telada Stadium, Medan, North Sumatra, Saturday (16/3). (Photo by: Dinda M/PR)

North Sumatra is a miniature of Indonesia where the beauty of cultures, customs, and tradition is showcasted,  according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“There are various ethnic groups including Batak Karo, Batak Mandailing, Batak Pakpak, Batak Simalungun, Batak Toba, Malay, Nias, Chinese, and Indian, and also various religious beliefs including Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism,” President Jokowi said when attending the North Sumatra’s Cross Ethnic Cultural Performance, at Telada Stadium, Medan, North Sumatra, Saturday (16/3).