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Indonesian boxer Daud to fight against S. African Moekoena

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Indonesian boxer, Daud Cino Yordan, the holder of WBO Intercontinental light weight title of 61.2 kg, will fight against Michael Moekoena from South Africa next month in Indonesia.

The bout, with a theme of IBA Super Lightweight World Title and WBO Oriental, is slated to be held on Nov. 17 in Malang of Indonesia’s East Java province, said Urgyen Richen Sim, Managing Director of Mahkota Promotion, the promoter of the forthcoming bout.

The 32-year-old Indonesian said in Bali resort Island that he prepared for the upcoming bout well, which will give him the opportunity to rise his rank, media reported on Wednesday.

“I have been practising in Bali and now the practice has moved to a special programme,’’ Daud said.

He said the special programme comprises a practice to boost endurance in the morning and another exercise to boost skills in the afternoon.

Daud had faced South African boxers twice before, including a victory over Sipho Taliwe in December 2013 and a defeat to Simpiwe Vetyeke in April 2013.

Daud has a record of 39 wins (27 of which are with knockout) and four loses as his last fight was on Aug. 4 in Thailand, during the time he beat Thai opponent Aekkawee Kaewmanee with a knock-out blow.

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Indonesian military conducts drill near border with Malaysia

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The Indonesian Navy and Air Force have carried out a military exercise near the country’s border with Malaysia, local media reported on Sunday.

Three warships and a Boeing 737 aircraft were deployed during the two-day military exercise.

The exercise focused on a strategy to forge sound tactical cooperation between the Navy and the Air Force while undertaking a joint military mission to safeguard Indonesia’s border, particularly in the Ambalat Block waters.

The activity was monitored by the Sea Combat Group Commander of the Fleet Command II, First Admiral Rahmat Eko Rahardjo, from KRI Diponegoro-365 warship in the Ambalat waters on Saturday.

Piracy staged by Abu Sayyaf terrorist group, transnational crimes and crossing of militants in the sea waters are among the main challenges for the Indonesian security forces and other nations in the region.

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Indonesian capital bans single-use plastic bags

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Jakarta started to ban the use of plastic shopping bags on Wednesday in markets, convenience stores, supermarkets and other retail outlets in efforts to reduce plastic waste and combat marine pollution.

“The Jakarta administration bans the single-use plastic shopping bags in those places,” head of the city’s environment agency Andono Warih said in a statement.

The ban, which is stipulated in the 2019 Gubernatorial Regulation No. 142, carries punishments for shopping centers found violating the regulation, ranging from written warnings and fines to permit suspension and termination.

Jakarta-owned market operator PD Pasar Jaya’s President Director Arief Nasrudin has said the campaign against single-use plastic bags among vendors and customers has been carried out since the policy’s establishment.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Nasrudin called on his subordinates to supervise the implementation of the policy in all markets across the city.

The ban, he said, is necessary to be imposed as the waste from traditional markets in the capital is one of the major contributors of waste in Jakarta, home to some 10 million people.

According to him, all markets in the city produce 600 tons of waste per day.

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Indonesian students attend elementary school graduation amid COVID-19 outbreak

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A sixth-grade student wearing a face mask displays his certificate and medal on a car after participating in a drive-thru elementary school graduation amid the COVID-19 outbreak at Annajah School in South Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B)p>

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Indonesian president has COVID-19 protocols strictly imposed in worst-hit city, India reports biggest single day spike in new infections

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The COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread in some Asia-Pacific countries on Thursday as India reported the biggest single day spike with 16,922 new cases.

India’s federal health ministry Thursday morning said 418 new deaths and additional 16,922 positive cases were reported during the past 24 hours across the country.

It took the number of deaths to 14,894 and total cases to 473,105.

This is the biggest single day spike in terms of new infections in the country so far.

Bangladesh reported nearly 4,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total in the country to over 126,000.

Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing on Thursday afternoon that “3,946 new COVID-19 positive cases and 39 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.”

“The total number of positive cases is now 126,606 and death toll stands currently at 1,621,” she said.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday had health protocols stringently applied in and around East Java province’s capital of Surabaya which has been hardest dashed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

So far, the province contributed 20 percent or 10,298 cases to the national COVID-19 infection figure which has passed 50,000, the government’s spokesman for the COVID-19 Related Matters Achmad Yurianto announced on Thursday.

Indonesia also recorded 2,620 casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines soared to 33,069 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 778 more infections.

The DOH said in its bulletin that the number of recoveries further rose to 8,910 after 255 more patients have survived the disease.

The death toll also increased to 1,212 after eight more patients have succumbed to the viral disease, the DOH added.

Afghanistan reported 460 new infections within the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally in the country to 30,175 cases, the country’s Ministry of Public Health confirmed.

Thirty-six patients succumbed to the virus, taking the number of people who lost their lives due to the virus to 675 since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in February.

More than a dozen health workers and nearly a dozen security personnel in Nepal have been infected with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Population said.

According to the data made available by the Ministry of Health and Population to Xinhua, as many as 14 health workers, including doctors and nurses, have been infected with the virus while another 10 security personnel representing Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police have also become victims of the virus.

As of Wednesday, the Nepali government confirmed 10,728 COVID-19 cases with 24 deaths. With over 10,000 cases, Nepal has entered into the worst case scenario as defined by the country’s health ministry.

South Korea reported 28 more cases compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. Thursday local time, raising the total number of infections to 12,563.

The daily caseload fell below 30 in three days. Of the new cases, five were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 1,496.

One more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 282. The total fatality rate stood at 2.24 percent.

New Zealand reported three new cases on Thursday, bringing the total active cases in the country to 13, according to the Ministry of Health.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 1,169, and the death toll was 22, according to the ministry.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has funded the construction and equipment of a new molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory at the Colombo East Base Hospital to support Sri Lanka in its response against the COVID-19 pandemic, a statement from the ADB said Thursday.

This new facility is Sri Lanka’s largest PCR laboratory, and will increase the country’s testing capacity by 30 percent.

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Former Indonesian senior minister’s assailants jailed under anti-terror law

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An Indonesian court here on Thursday found three people linked to the Islamic State (IS) group, who attempted to assassinate the country’s former chief security minister Wiranto last year in Banten province, guilty of an offence under the country’s anti-terror law.

Syahrial Alamsyah, also known as Abu Rara, who attacked the former senior minister during his visit to Pandeglang, Banten province on October 10, 2019 with a knife, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Alamsyah also stabbed Wiranto’s aide Ahmad Fuad Syauqi who was trying to protect the former minister in the left-side chest and right-side shoulder.

Meanwhile, Alamsyah’s wife Fitria Diana, who attacked a police officer accompanying Wiranto also with a knife, has to serve a nine-year jail term.

Alamsyah was a member of the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an IS-linked homegrown militant group in Indonesia, a country with the world‘s largest Muslim population.

The group was responsible for suicide bombings at churches in East Java province’s capital of Surabaya in 2018, where a dozen people died in the attack.

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Indonesian president has COVID-19 protocols strictly imposed in worst-hit city

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday had health protocols stringently applied in and around East Java province’s capital of Surabaya which has been hardest dashed by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.

Although more Indonesian areas have nearly obliterated the rate of infection, still the country’s second biggest city of Surabaya has recently rotated out the Indonesian capital of Jakarta in terms of the largest transmission of the disease, according to the Health Ministry and the COVID-19 Task Force.

The implementation of the health protocols, such as wearing face masks, remains low in the province, the president noted during his visit to the city.

“It was reported by the task force that about 70 percent of the residents have not worn face masks. This is a very big figure,” he told a press conference broadcast live by local television stations.

To make the residents obey the restrictions, the president asked authorities to invite religious figures and community leaders to help tell residents about the essence of washing hands, wearing face masks and exercising the physical distancing protocols.

“I will monitor and watch the data in East Java province, and we hope within two weeks there will be a steep drop in the transmission rate and all, so that we can head to a new normal scenario and the residents can get back to their routines,” he said.

Despite logging the highest transmission rate, East Java province has recorded the highest recovery rate, according to the president.

The province logged the highest additional cases in the country at 241 cases, the Health Ministry reported on Thursday, leaping from the ministry’s data on Wednesday of 183 cases.

So far, the province contributed 20 percent or 10,298 cases to the national COVID-19 infection figure which has passed 50,000, the government’s spokesman for the COVID-19 Related Matters Achmad Yurianto announced on Thursday.

Indonesia also recorded 2,620 casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta posed the second place in terms of the highest new daily cases, followed by South Sulawesi province, according to the ministry.

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Indonesian court jails 7 Papuan activists in treason case

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An Indonesian court on Wednesday sentenced seven activists to between 10 and 11 months in prison for organizing 2019 anti-government protests in Papua province.
The court found Buchtar Tabuni, Stevanus Itlay and Agus Kogawa guilty of treason and sentenced them to 11 months in prison.
The four other activists, Fery Kombo, Irwanus Uropmabin, Alexander Gobay and Hengky Hilapok, were sentenced to 10 months in prison.
The sentencing session at the Balikpapan District court in East Kalimantan province was held by teleconference and broadcast live on the internet, in keeping with social distancing rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
About 40 people were killed between August and September after anti-government protests turned violent in Papua and West Papua provinces, which make up the Indonesian half of New Guinea Island.
The unrest was sparked by the perceived heavy-handed and racist treatment of Papuan students by security personnel on Java Island.
Prosecutors had sought between five and 17 years imprisonment for the seven activists.
According to a human rights lawyer who advocates for Papuan activists, Veronica Koman, unprecedented solidarity from Indonesians contributes a lot for the leniency.
“Our work is not done. There are 36 other West Papuan political prisoners detained on treason charges in the wake of the uprising in 2019,” she said.
Earlier, the Jakarta State Administrative Court said that the government’s decision to shut down mobile data during 2019 unrest in Papua was unlawful.
President Joko Widodo and his Information Minister, were co-defendants in the lawsuit.
Papua has been the scene of a low-level separatist insurgency since 1960s.
 

Edited By: Yahaya Isah/Maureen Atuonwu (NAN)

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Indonesian firefighters spray disinfectant at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Indonesian firefighters spray disinfectant at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 17, 2020. Ragunan Zoo will reopen this weekend after weeks of closure due to the restrictions imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain)

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Indonesian government preparing for new normal scheme

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Customers visit a shopping centre in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 15, 2020. The Indonesian government is preparing for the new normal scheme under which the public will be allowed to resume their routines. (Xinhua/Du Yu)

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