Indonesian Ambassador Hits Back at Herald Columnist’s ‘baseless’ Claim

By Tama Salim in Jakarta Indonesian Ambassador Tantowi Yahya has dismissed allegations that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had acted disrespectfully toward Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern by declining to speak in public during last week’s state visit to New Zealand. His statement was a response to a commentary in The New Zealand Herald by political editor Audrey Young, who painted Jokowi’s visit as “shameful” because the President reportedly “failed to present

Cool Way to Prevent Cenderawasih Hunt in Papua

There are people who hunted the cenderawasih in Papua. The reason is, to meet the economic needs of the community. In fact, birds of paradise are protected animals. In a discussion conducted by WWF in collaboration with Forum Peduli Port Numbay Green (FPPNG) it was revealed that what makes birds of cenderawasih object of hunting is weak law enforcement. “There is a term of hand-catching or OTT operation, so arrest

MUI Papua: The Construction of Al-Aqsa Sentani Mosque Appropriate Law

Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Papua Province Ustaz Saiful Islam Payage said Al-Aqsa Sentani Mosque in Jayapura District, has long been built. Construction of the mosque was already in accordance with positive law, customary law and religious law, so it does not need to be disputed. “I think the problem is clear, we wait for the development,” Ustaz Payage told, Monday (26/3). He said that there will