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Minister Susi provides Natuna fishermen with fishing equipment

VOI NEWS 10.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 08-08-2017

Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti provides fishing equipment worth Rp1.97 billion for numerous fishermen in Natuna. She hopes that it would stop local fishermen from using blast-fishing or dynamite fishing. Minister Susi said on Monday (7/8) that she doesn’t want to hear stories about fishermen blast fishing with dynamites, which would kill the corals even though it has beautiful seas. She also reminds that now fishes have repopulated; the fishermen don’t need to use explosive devices anymore. She also added that authorities do not tolerate blast fishing and fishing by poisoning. She reminded that explosives can ruin six square meters of seabed per gram of ‘pontas’, and local fishermen usually bring one jerry-can worth of the explosive material. During her official visit to Natuna, Minister Susi also observed the development of the Integrated Marine and Fishery Centers (SKPT) project and provided local fishermen with insurances, fishing vessels, and several types of fishing equipment.( Tempo)


Citizens raise Indonesian flag near Timor Leste border

An Indonesian border community called Komunitas Perbatasan 17 recently held a flag raising ceremony at the Indonesian - Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (RDTL) border post No 29, located in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara -NTT.  The flag-raising ceremony was conducted with the Oepoli Navy Post, Indonesian-RDTL border security task force, police, students, and public figures that live in the vicinity of the Oepoli border. The event that was held roughly 200 meters from the actual border is meant to welcome Indonesia’s 72nd Independence Day held on August 17. It is also meant to be aware of the sense of nationalism towards Indonesia’s youth and general society living in the vicinity of the border. Oepoli is a region that directly connects between Indonesia and Timor-Leste which still has several disputed areas by both countries. (Tempo)

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