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President Joko Widodo asks Police to whop anti-Pancasila organizations

VOI NEWS 18.5.2017 Local Time  11:00 GMT+7

President Joko Widodo has pledged that he will crackdown on groups and organizations that oppose Indonesia’s state ideology -Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution according to the law. The President affirmed at the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday that he told Chief of the national police -Polri, General Tito Karnavian not to be influenced by other calculations. If there is evidence, Polri must take action. The President also commands that any organizations that are clearly against Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution and the existing laws must be prosecuted. He added that he had urged Gen. Tito Karnavian to act strictly in accordance with the existing law, if some parties are found disrupting the people, threatening the state with the ideology which is contrary to the law, the state ideology, including that of the banned communist party (PKI) movement. (Antara)


President Joko Widodo invites hundreds of students to celebrate National Book Day

President Joko Widodo invited hundreds of students from various schools in Jakarta to celebrate National Book Day at the State Palace on Wednesday. The Love Reading event was held at the central courtyard of the State Palace where students celebrated the National Book Day with the President Joko Widodo. On the occasion, he interacted with some of the students and told them stories. During the event, some children also got a chance to interact with the President at close quarters while he told them stories. (Ant)


LIPI Increases Development Research of Measurement System related to National Transportation Quality

Transportation becomes a very important need and is a must for Indonesian people. The transportation must be supported by good quality built by Indonesian National Standard –SNI. This was affirmed by Chairman of Indonesian Institute of Sciences –LIPI, Iskandar Zulkarnain at Seminar of Commemorating the World Metrology Day 2017 in Jakarta on Wednesday. He said that there are 37 Indonesian transportation SNIs in which their performance needs to be supported by accurate, reliable, traceable and trustable measure system. He further said that LIPI through Center for Metrology Research plays an important role in researching and developing the measure system.

“The capability and scope of metrology must be managed effectively and efficiently and it is always demanded to look forward in order to meet the demands of the standard value and accuracy. Moreover, the development of scientific progress at this time demands competent measurement which is competent in various fields such as energy, materials, telecommunications and Information, health, transportation and other application fields. So, it must be supported by research and development as well as measurement progress in order to be suitable with measurement methods and measurement standards required. Some metrology roles in supporting national transportation are   providing traceability of measuring instruments used such as PT Garuda Indonesia to ensure flight safety,” Iskandar said.

Meanwhile, Head of LIPI Center for Metrology Research, Mego Pinandito said that LIPI is so active to join the Inter-laboratory Comparison-Asia Pacific Metrology Program. So, the result of measurement is reliable and approved in international level. Even, he explained that 82 national measurements of Center for Metrology Research have been registered at International Bureau of Weights and Measures Database. (AF-VOI)



European Union –EU and Indonesia inaugurated the launching of EU-Indonesia Blue Book 2017 on Wednesday (May 16, 2017) which is an annual report of development cooperation between European Union and Indonesia. The launching was attended by Deputy Minister of PPN / Head of Bappenas for Development Funding Bappenas, Kennedy Simanjuntak, Expert Staff to Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, Sri Danti, and the EU Ambassador to Indonesia, Vincent Guérend. The main theme of EU-Indonesia Blue Book this year is “Breaking the Barriers: Together for Women Economic Empowerment” which describes European Union support for women's empowerment either in economy and politic, and to fight against violence based on gender and iimplementation of gender-oriented policy.“Equality between women and men is, as you know, one of the EU's founding values. The EU and Indonesia share the belief that gender equality should be at the heart of our societies, and that women empowerment enhances social justice, sustainable development, but also economic growth and peace,” Guerend said.He further said that because of that, European Union has been very committed to supporting Indonesia to develop a society’s environment which is worth for the fulfillment of the rights of women of all ages, while achieving an economic and social growth that upholds the values of gender equality. (Wima/Trans by Yati)


Indonesia appeals for nuclear disarmament at international forums

The government of Indonesia continues to call for discussions on nuclear and chemical weapons disarmament at international forums. This was affirmed by Indonesian Permanent Representative in Vienna Ambassador Rachmat Budiman. He said in Jakarta on Wednesday that there is an imbalance in the implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. So, Indonesia continues to push for discussions on nuclear disarmament at international forums. The statement was delivered during the Foreign Policy Review Forum 2017 in Jakarta entitling "Nuclear: Threats and Benefits." Ambassador Budiman also pointed out that Indonesia has always played an active role in supporting efforts to abolish and ban nuclear weapons at the regional and global levels. (Ant)

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