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Indonesia, Malaysia hold bilateral meeting to discuss drugs

VOI NEWS 10.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 08-11-2017

Indonesia held a bilateral meeting with Malaysia in West Nusa Tenggara to discuss the issue of drug circulation. Police Crime Department Chief General inspector Ari Dono Sukmanto stated in Mataram on Tuesday (7/11) that this improvement in cooperation between Indonesia and Malaysia covers the exchange of information and new data, including those on new types of drugs that have not yet entered Indonesia. At the meeting, the Malaysian Police Department, was represented by Commissioner Mohmad Salleh of the Drugs Department. The meeting will be held until this Thursday (9/11). Ari Dono Sukmanto stated that the 11th meeting held significance for the Indonesian government, especially in the efforts to fight drugs, which are viewed as a transnational threat. He emphasized that Indonesia is hoping that the cooperation with Malaysia would continue, especially with regard to the major issue of drugs. During the meeting, Inspector Sukmanto said his side also discussed the impact of the Philippines government’s drug-fighting efforts. He stated that with extreme pressure in Philippines, there is a high likelihood of the syndicate entering Malaysia and Indonesia. (antara)

Railway operator adds 40 trips for Christmas and New Year 

State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) plans to add 40 trips to anticipate the surge of passengers ahead of Christmas and New Year. PT KAI president director Edi Sukmoro when visiting Gambir Station in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (7/11)stated that Christmas and New Year trains will operate from December 21, 2017 to January, 2018. The number of seats during the period will increase by about 5 to 6 percent. The additional journeys would bring the total number of trips to 375 during the 17-day period, Edi said, adding that nearly 21 thousand seats were available in the additional trains. Besides the additional trains, Edi added that the company still had 153 train cars as reserves that could be operated whenever demand increased. He said as reported bytribunnews.com that customers can buy tickets for the additional trains through all official channels of PT KAI starting on November 1. (Jakarta Post)



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