Daily Archives: October 24, 2020

Several non-claimant states reject China’s claim in South China Sea

Jakarta The Indonesian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that a slew of non-claimant ASEAN member states were rejecting China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. ASEAN member states and several big nations have sent notes verbales (diplomatic notes) to the UN rejecting China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea. During this year, Indonesia sent

Survey indicates womankind burdened more during COVID-19 pandemic

Jakarta A survey of the UN Women, in cooperation with the Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI) Jakarta and Indonesia’s telecommunication provider Indosat Ooredoo, found women bore a heavier burden as nations grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey showed that the COVID-19 pandemic had made women more economically vulnerable and had worsened gender inequality in addition

Whirlwind in Bekasi causes destruction to 109 houses

Bekasi, W Java A whirlwind hit at least 109 houses in Kaliabang Tengah in Bekasi City, east of Jakarta, on Friday, according to the Bekasi City Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). “By this night, we are still handling the impact of the whirlwind in North Bekasi Sub-district, Bekasi City,” Chief of the Bekasi City BPBD Task

Freeport security officer faces trial for armed group involvement

Timika, Papua The North Jakarta District Court scheduled the first trial of PT Freeport Indonesia security officer Ivan Sambom, alias Indius Sambom, who is accused of involvement in an armed criminal group in Papua on October 27. According to the Supreme Court’s latest decision, the trial will take place at the North Jakarta District Court,

PT CPI-BRG trains Riau’s 10 villages on zero burning land clearing

Pekanbaru Oil firm PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia and the Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) developed a program of zero burning land clearing (PLTB) in 10 villages in the districts of Siak and Rokan Hilir in Riau Province. Chief of BRG’s Education and Socialization Working Group Suwignya Utama noted in a statement here on Saturday that the