Daily Archives: January 12, 2020

President Jokowi to invite Emperor of Japan to visit Indonesia

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had planned to invite the Japanese Emperor Naruhito to pay official visit to Indonesia, presidential spokesperson M Fadjroel Rachman revealed to the press on Sunday.

Jokowi stated this invitation during an honorary visit by Japan Foreign Affairs Minister Motegi Toshimitsu held at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Friday, January 10, as Rachman explained.

Japanese emperor is such a national symbol for its people unity as well as a symbol to engage in diplomatic relationships.

Since Naruhito was officially crowned on May 1, 2019, Japan entered the new imperial era of Reiwa, which means “beautiful harmony”. The Emperor of Reiwa will also symbolized the country’s relation in international level.

Indonesia has also such of this concept of harmony as Jokowi wants to create the harmonious environment of nation’s components to achieve the vision of Indonesia.

The meeting of the two symbol of harmonious will likely to bring some constructive impacts, as for instance building trust of each other to strengthen cooperation in various strategic fields.

Source: Antara News

Morocco-Indonesia brotherhood has existed since 16th century

Pamekasan, E java (ANTARA) – The Brotherhood between the Moroccan and Indonesian ulemas has been in existence since the 16th century, Moroccan ulema, Sayyid Syarif Adnan Talidy El-Hasany, said.

“This is based on the results of historical research conducted by Moroccan scientist, Ibnu Bathuta,” Syarif Adnan said while addressing the 5th Islamic History Study Week held at Mambaul Ulum Islamic Boarding School (Pesantren), in Bata-bata, Pamekasan District, East Java Province, on Saturday.

He said the Indonesian ulemas who played a remarkable role in propagating Islam in the country were the Wali Songso (the Nine Saints), he said.

In fact, the lineage of the Nine Saints is connected to the Prophet Muhammad based on several propositions examined by the lineage team of the Moroccan Kingdom, he said.

Nobody is opposed to the lineage, he said.

“And the chain of proportions has been explained by the credible sharif,” he said.

On the occasion, Syarif Adnan appealed to the students of the Islamic boarding school to always have the spirit to study by following the Prophet Muhammad and the ulemas.

Moroccan ulema, Sayyid Syarif Adnan Talidy El-Hasany, is an ulema of Morocco who became an informant on Islamic History Studies.

He said he was glad to meet with the Muslims in Madura island and all his brothers were bound by one belief.

Source: Antara News

Morocco-Indonesia brotherhood has existed since 16th century

Pamekasan, E java (ANTARA) – The Brotherhood between the Moroccan and Indonesian ulemas has been in existence since the 16th century, Moroccan ulema, Sayyid Syarif Adnan Talidy El-Hasany, said.

“This is based on the results of historical research conducted by Moroccan scientist, Ibnu Bathuta,” Syarif Adnan said while addressing the 5th Islamic History Study Week held at Mambaul Ulum Islamic Boarding School (Pesantren), in Bata-bata, Pamekasan District, East Java Province, on Saturday.

He said the Indonesian ulemas who played a remarkable role in propagating Islam in the country were the Wali Songso (the Nine Saints), he said.

In fact, the lineage of the Nine Saints is connected to the Prophet Muhammad based on several propositions examined by the lineage team of the Moroccan Kingdom, he said.

Nobody is opposed to the lineage, he said.

“And the chain of proportions has been explained by the credible sharif,” he said.

On the occasion, Syarif Adnan appealed to the students of the Islamic boarding school to always have the spirit to study by following the Prophet Muhammad and the ulemas.

Moroccan ulema, Sayyid Syarif Adnan Talidy El-Hasany, is an ulema of Morocco who became an informant on Islamic History Studies.

He said he was glad to meet with the Muslims in Madura island and all his brothers were bound by one belief.

Source: Antara News

Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels still trespass Indonesian EEZ

Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA) – Three Indonesian naval ships found many Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels remain in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone near Natuna waters on Saturday or four days after President Joko Widodo’s recent visit to Natuna District in Riau Islands Province.

The Indonesian warships drove the Chinese fishing boats out of the Indonesian EEZ when they were attempting to spread their fishing nets, Commander of Joint Defense Regional Commands (Kogabwilhan) I Rear Adm. Yudo Margono revealed.

If the Chinese fishing vessels remain in the Indonesian EEZ, they would be apprehended and tried in court. President Jokowi has ordered the Indonesian authorities to take stern action against those violating the Indonesian EEZ, he said.

“Do not let the Indonesia-China relationship get disrupted by the Chinese fishing vessels’ illegal activities,” Margono said in a press statement after joining an aerial reconnaissance of the Indonesian Air Force’s reconnaissance aircraft on Saturday.

Escorted by six Chinese coast guard vessels and a Chinese ship from its maritime surveillance agency, the Chinese fishing boats were found spreading their fishing nets for poaching.

In responding to this situation, the Indonesian naval ships (KRI) Usman Harun-359, KRI Jhon Lie-358, and KRI Karel Satsuitubun-356 maneuvered in their efforts to expel the Chinese fishing vessels from the Indonesian EEZ.

Margono said he had ordered the commander of the Navy’s First Fleet Command to communicate with those on board of the foreign vessels that violate the Indonesian EEZ rights near the Natuna waters.

For China’s coast guard vessels escorting the Chinese fishing boats for poaching in the Indonesian EEZ, he said the on-duty Indonesian officers try to give them understanding about the principles of international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in 1982.

Both Indonesia and China ratified the 1982 UNCLOS so that Beijing must implement and respect it, he said.

On Wednesday, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), accompanied by several top military and civilian figures, visited Natuna District to observe a fleet and meet fishermen amid China’s ongoing violations in the Indonesian EEZ.

The presidential entourage comprised Military (TNI) Commander Air Chief Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto, Presidential Chief of Staff General (retired) Moeldoko, Deputy Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Surya Tjandra, and Presidential spokesman Fadjroel Rahman.

The Natuna waters have again drawn the attention of national and international media outlets after Chinese coast guard vessels and fishing boats repeatedly violated the Indonesian EEZ rights.

The Chinese vessels were found escorting tens of Chinese fishing boats to poach in Indonesia’s EEZ near the Natuna waters on December 19 and December 24, 2019.

In response to these ongoing violations, President Jokowi was unequivocal in his declaration that Indonesia will not negotiate with any party over its sovereignty, particularly regarding the country’s territory in the Natuna waters in Riau Islands.

“There is no negotiation regarding matters pertaining to sovereignty and our territory,” the president remarked at the opening of a recent cabinet session at the State Palace.

Over these past four years, the Chinese coast guard vessels have repeatedly violated Indonesia’s EEZ rights.

In March 2016, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi had also lodged a protest with the Chinese Charge d’affaires in Jakarta Sun Weide over Chinese coast guard violations in the Indonesian waters.

Source: Antara News

BMKG warns of tropical cyclone Claudia in East Nusa Tenggara

Kupang (ANTARA) – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has issued a warning of category two of tropical cyclone Claudia in the southern part of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) which is forecast to grow stronger.

“Based on the analysis on the dynamics of atmosphere on January 12, 2020 at 10.00 a.m. WITA, we identify tropical cyclone Claudia category two in the southern part of NTT in the Indian Ocean,” head of El Tari BMKG Station Agung Sudiono Abadi said here on Sunday.

The storm has brought rain and strong wind to the archipelagic province since early on Sunday. It caused wind convergence in the region, he elaborated.

The agency has also recorded anomaly of temperature that ranged between -0.5 Celsius to +1.75 Celsius potentially triggering a cloud accumulation and strong wind.

Therefore, the agency has warned of potential medium to high intensity rain with thunder and strong wind of more than 30 km per hour in almost all parts of East Nusa Tenggara within the next few days, especially in the districts of Sabu, Rote Ndao, Kupang, TTS, TTU, Belu, Malaka, Lembata, Nagekeo, Alor, parts of East Flores, East Sumba, and Kupang City.

The agency has called on people to remain vigilant to anticipate possible flood, landslide, flash flood, falling trees, and lightning.

Source: Antara News