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Foreign Tourists to RI Increasing After Jakarta Bombings

The Central Board of Statistics (BPS) said the number of foreign tourist arrivals in July 2009 reached 593.4 thousand people, an increase of 4.59 percent as compared with that in July 2008 which stood only at 567.4 thousand. Read More »

Government to Arrange Legal Umbrella to Protect Local Cultures

Indonesia does not have a legal basis to protect its local cultures. Therefore, Indonesia cannot impose sanctions on other countries claiming Indonesian cultures. Andi Noormasan Sommeng, the Director General for Intellectual Property Rights Protection (HaKI), said that the drafting of the regulation to protect traditional knowledge and cultural expression has not been completed. The draft has been discussed since 2002. Read More »

President: Make Islam Way Of Peace And Harmony

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on all parties to make Islamic religious teaching a way of peace and harmony among all people around the world. Read More »

RI Migrant Workers` Remittances Rp100 T Per Year

Some six million Indonesian migrant workers abroad are sending a total of about Rp100 trillion home a year, making them the country`s second largest foreign exchange earner after oil and gas, a manpower official said. Read More »

Indosat Ready to Launch Palapa-D Satellite from China

President Director and Chief Executive Officer of PT Indosat, Tbk, Harry Sasongko, has said that the telecommunication and multimedia company with more than 30 million customers is ready to operate satellite Palapa-D that is scheduled to be launched this afternoon. Read More »


Darmasiswa is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music and crafts. Participants can choose one of 44 different universities located in different cities in Indonesia. Read More »

MoU on Cooperation in Auditing in Public Sectors

With the view to provide a legal framework for enhancing the collaboration in the area of public sector auditing, the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in Auditing in Public Sector. Read More »