Turkish Government to Deport 12 Indonesians

JAKARTA ~ The Turkish government will deport 12 of the 16 Indonesian nationals who were detained in the city of Gaziantep, Turkey, according to the police. “The Turkish government will deport 12 of the 16 Indonesian nationals,” Deputy Chief of the National Police of Indonesia, Commissioner General Badrodin Haiti, said here on Monday. The police […]

Government Urged To Monitor Travel Agents to Anticipate ISIS

JAKARTA ~ A legislator has urged the government to monitor travel agents organizing minor hajj pilgrimage to anticipate the possibility of participants using their programs only to join ISIS. “The case of people using the pilgrimage program only as a way to reach Syria to join the ISIS must never happen again. Although travel agents […]

Indonesia Should Raise Number of Engineers

JAKARTA ~ Indonesia needs to increase the number of engineers in the country as the ratio of this figure to the total population is still lower than that of neighboring countries. “Indonesia is a great country, but has a poor number of engineers. The total number of engineers in the country is the lowest among […]

Indonesia Sends Team to Turkey to Look for Missing Citizens

JAKARTA ~ The Indonesian government has sent a team to Turkey to look for 16 Indonesian nationals who are “missing” in the Mediterranean country. “There is already a team from Indonesia there to help the Turkish security authorities (find the 16 people),” Arrmanatha Nasir, a spokesman of the Indonesian foreign affairs ministry, said here, Monday. […]

Government Should Be Wary Of New Mode of ISIS Recruitment

JAKARTA ~ The Government of Indonesia should be vigilant regarding the new mode of recruitment of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) members through tour activities, according to the security minister. “There is a new mode of ISIS members’ recruitment through certain tour activities, and thus, the government should be wary of it,” Coordinating […]

Minister Ready to Follow VP’s Suggestions to Fight Mugging

BANDUNG ~ Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan said he was ready to follow Vice-President Jusuf Kalla’s instruction to study the phenomenon of rampant mugging among youths. “I will look into the matter from an educational aspect. The education of a youth happens in three places: school, house, and surroundings. We have […]

Bali Governor Remind CSR as an Obligation

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika warned companies in the Island to set aside funds for corporate social responsibility (CSR) which is an obligation in accordance with the laws and command. “I say that CSR is a company’s commitment to share its profits for social purposes, in this case related to the environment, education, […]

Indonesia Perceives Brazil as Friendly Country Despite Rousseff’s Statement

JAKARTA ~ Indonesia will always consider Brazil as a friendly country despite President Rousseff’s statement that the trade relations with Indonesia are not too important, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir. “I cannot comment on what Brazil (President Rousseff) has said, but the important thing is that we refer to a country […]