Hot South China Sea, RI Warns US about War

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –

Indonesia warn United States of America that any open conflict that goes on South China Sea will not benefit any party.

This was said by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi when speaking with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo via telephone on August 3.

In the conversation, Retno discussed two things with Pompeo, namely the development of the peace process in Afghanistan and the situation in the South China Sea.

Regarding the South China Sea, Retno emphasized again to Pompeo regarding Indonesia’s position which wants to continue to keep these waters stable and peaceful.

Retno emphasized to all parties to respect international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on Maritime Law (UNCLOS).

“And I specifically emphasize that open conflict anywhere, including in the South China Sea, will not benefit any party,” said Retno in a virtual press conference on Friday (7/8).

Retno made that statement when the escalation of tensions between the US and China continued to escalate in the South China Sea.

In recent times, China and the US have continued to compete to deploy their military aircraft and ships to the South China Sea both for patrols and for holding exercises.

China’s deployment of a military fleet to the South China Sea is an affirmation of its historical claim to nearly 90 percent of the waters.

China’s unilateral claim overlaps with the maritime areas of a number of Southeast Asian countries to Taiwan and makes the South China Sea a waters prone to open conflict.

Meanwhile, even though it does not have territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the US continues to oppose China’s historical claims in these waters which are considered by Uncle Sam’s country as an international territory that anyone can pass.

A few days before communicating with Pompeo, Retno also held a virtual bilateral meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday (30/7).

During the meeting, Retno emphasized to Wang Yi that Indonesia did not want the disputes in the South China Sea to get sharper, let alone lead to open conflict or war.

Retno also emphasized that all countries in the Southeast Asian region have the same interest in maintaining a peaceful and stable regional situation, including in the South China Sea.

To Wang Yi, Retno also emphasized that Indonesia has no territorial claims with China in the South China Sea.

(RDS / DEA)

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Free rapid test for Citilink customers flying from Jakarta. Check the conditions!

ILLUSTRATION. Citilink airline in collaboration with the Homecare24 clinic network provides a special free Rapid Test COVID-19 service for Citilink customers who purchase tickets through the Citilink website and mobile apps during the period 5-9 August 2020.

Source: Pressrelease.id | Editor: Ignatia Maria Sri Sayekti

KONTAN.CO.ID – Citilink airline in collaboration with the Homecare24 clinic network provides a special free Rapid Test COVID-19 service for Citilink customers who purchase tickets through the Citilink website and mobile apps during the period 5-9 August 2020.

“The free Rapid Test service is Citilink’s effort and commitment in providing convenience for people who will travel during the adaptation period for new habits,” said Citilink President Director Juliandra in Cengkareng, Thursday (6/8).

This free Rapid Test service is provided for the first 300 customers who order tickets via the website or mobile apps during the period (Date of Issued – DOI) from 5 to 9 August 2020 every day and for travel schedules (Date of Travel – DOT) from 6 to 9 August 31, 2020. The first 300 ticket buyers will receive an e-ticket containing a unique number as proof of service claims.

This service applies to customers who book tickets for flights from Jakarta (Cengkareng & Halim Perdanakusuma).

To get this service, customers can go to the Citilink Homecare24 clinic partners which are available at BNI 46 City Station and Manggarai Railink Station (Airport Train Station) by showing a valid ticket and identity card. Passengers are also advised to register in advance at partner clinics before enjoying the Rapid Test service.

The results of the Rapid Test are then carried by the passenger to complete other documents as requirements for flying before checking in at the departure airport.

Further information about the free Rapid Test service can be accessed on the page https://www.citilink.co.id/gratis-rapid-test-homecare24/.

Citilink always implements a “New Normal” policy and health protocols in accordance with the provisions set by the Government in all lines of the Company’s operations, including pre-, in- and post-flight phases for both employees and customers.

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So that the eyes look fresh and clear, do these four things

KONTAN.CO.ID – Dull and slightly red eyes make us look like people are tired, even sick. In fact, tired eyes are the result of staying up late, working long hours in front of a laptop screen, dehydration, smoking, or even serious health problems.

To reduce red eye because of a mild problem some natural ways you can try to do at home so that the eyes look clearer.

1. Eye Training

There are easy ways to relax and brighten the eyes which increase blood circulation and relieve eye strain. The first eye training is to close the eyes and squeeze them tightly.

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Then open it quickly, as wide as possible. Repeat until the eyes start watering. This will help the eyes feel fresh and bright.

You can also move a pen or pencil horizontally and vertically in front of your eyes, keeping your eye focused at the tip of the pen. Do this exercise for 10 to 15 minutes every day.

Another option is to rub your palms together until warm, then place them on the closed eyelid for a few minutes.

2. Eye compresses

Do not throw away used tea bags. We can use it to reduce eye strain and restore its natural glow. The antioxidant properties in tea help reduce swelling around the eyes.

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How to use it:
– Brew 2 tea bags in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes.
– Lift the tea bag, squeeze the excess water and put it in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or more.
– Compress the cold tea bag over the eyes closed and let it sit for 5 minutes.
– Repeat several times until the eyes feel fresh. Illustration See Photo Illustration (Shutterstock)

3. Sliced ​​cucumbers or potatoes

Compressing the eyes with cucumber or potato slices will also work wonders for the eyes. The content in the two vegetables significantly helps to brighten the eyes and reduce swelling and circles under the eyes.

How:
– Cut several thick slices of cucumber or potato and put them in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.
– Place cold slices on the closed eyelid until it gets warm.
– Rinse eyes with water. Repeat this process several times.

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4. Always keep your eyes hydrated

One simple secret to getting clear eyes is to keep your eyes hydrated. Splash your eyes with room temperature water several times a day. This will help eliminate dull and tired eyes.

Avoid staring at the computer screen for too long to prevent your eyes from drying out. If you stare at the screen a lot, do it more often to prevent your eyes from drying out. Also, drink lots of water and eat fruits and vegetables that contain lots of water. (Dian Reinis Kumampung)

This article has been aired on Kompas.com with the title “Do This So The Eyes Look Fresh and Clear

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South China Sea issues with China, Malaysia: ASEAN solidarity must be strong

ILLUSTRATION. The atmosphere at Impact Arena ahead of the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday (31/10/2019).

Source: Channelnewsasia.com | Editor: SS Kurniawan

KONTAN.CO.ID – PUTRAJAYA. Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said, to solve the South China Sea issue with China, the solidarity of ASEAN countries must be strong.

In addition, he said, Malaysia must ensure that it is not dragged and caught in the geopolitical upheaval between superpowers in an effort to resolve the South China Sea dispute.

Hishammuddin speaks at the Malaysian Parliament on Wednesday (5/8), answering questions from Members of Parliament about the status of China’s demands for territories in the South China Sea and how this impacts Malaysia’s security as well as sovereignty.

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He underlined that the Foreign Ministry wants to resolve disputes in the South China Sea constructively through “proper diplomatic negotiations”, and highlighted two main problems Malaysia faces.

“First of all, I don’t want Malaysia to be dragged into and caught in the geopolitical upheaval between the superpowers (in the South China Sea),” Hishammuddin was quoted as saying Channelnewsasia.com.

“We must prevent unwanted incidents from happening in our territorial waters. We must also prevent military clashes in the waters (South China Sea) between the parties concerned, “he added.

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Second, Hishammuddin stated that the South China Sea dispute could not be used as a problem that would cause division between ASEAN member countries.



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Salip Indonesia, the Philippines’ most cases of corona virus are in Southeast and East Asia

ILLUSTRATION. A cyclist observes traffic piling up at checkpoints on the first day of re-imposing tighter locks to curb infection with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Aug 4, 20

Source: Reuters | Editor: SS Kurniawan

KONTAN.CO.ID – MANILA. The Philippine Health Ministry on Thursday (6/8) reported 3,561 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total infections in the Southeast Asian country to 119,460.

Quoting Reuters, The Philippines also surpassed Indonesia for the most infections in Southeast Asia and East Asia. On Thursday, Indonesia only recorded an additional 1,882 new cases, bringing the total to 118,753.

Manila, the capital of the Philippines and nearby provinces on Tuesday returned under a two-week tight lockdown to clamp down on cases that have surged since restrictions were eased in June.

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The Philippine government announced late Sunday that it would place Metro Manila and nearby provinces, such as Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan under what it called “Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine” until August 18.

Under the policy, public transportation was prohibited, working from home would be instituted where possible, and only one person in each household would be allowed to leave the house to purchase essential items.

The Philippine Government’s announcement comes after 80 local groups representing 80,000 doctors and 1 million nurses called for tighter controls, saying the country is losing its fight against the coronavirus.

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“I have heard you. Don’t lose hope. We know you are tired,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said in a televised address Sunday evening. Reuters.



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Wander Luiz is not thorough, Persib Bandung must be patient

KOMPAS.comStriker house gol Persib Bandung, Wander Luiz, had to postpone his scheduled arrival to Indonesia.

Persib Coach, Robert Rene Alberts, previously had summoned his players who were abroad.

They include Wander Luiz, Geoffrey Castillion, and Omid Nazari.

Robert confirmed that Nazari would arrive in the country on Thursday (6/8/2020).

“Nazari I make sure he will arrive in Bandung today (Thursday), Castillion has already done swab test and he has already ordered tickets to return to Indonesia, “said Robert.

Also read: Wander Luiz condition is fit and ready to do more activities with Persib

“So, (Castillion) will also arrive in Bandung in the near future,” explained the former coach of Arema FC and PSM Makassar as quoted by Persib’s official website.

As for Wander Luiz, who will actually arrive earlier than the other two players, must be patient in arriving in Indonesia.

Because, he made a small mistake but resulted in delays in his flight schedule.

Wander Luiz has actually uploaded a photo of himself going back to work wearing a club uniform nicknamed Maung Bandung.

Also read: Persib is threatened with losing Wander Luiz, Castillion, and Omid Nazari

“A few days ago Wander was ready to go to Indonesia,” said Robert.

“However, there was a mistake in doing the test. He should have done it swab test, no rapid test,“explained the coach Persib Bandung that.

“So, now we have to wait for the results first and I have not received further confirmation about Wander’s new flight schedule to Indonesia,” said Robert.

As for Wander Luiz’s personal Instagram account, he uploaded a photo of himself preparing with his belongings to fly to Indonesia.

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“Time to work again,” he wrote on his personal Instagram account.

However, his carelessness prevented him from coming according to the previous schedule.

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This is the price of the new LCGC car in August, Wagon R, Brio Satya, Calya, Agya with millions of discounts

ILLUSTRATION. The price of the new LCGC Wagong R car is discounted up to IDR 15 million

Source: Kompas.com | Editor: Adi Wikanto

KONTAN.CO.ID – Jakarta. The price of a new type of car low cost green car (LCGC) in August 2020 cheap. Vehicle dealers are still aggressively providing discounts in the form of discounts on new cars.

Even though it had weakened, new cars were still in demand amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This condition is evidenced by the increase in sales since the transitional PSBB period began.

One of the reasons is none other than that some people are worried about using public transportation. Therefore, many people finally choose to buy a car to accompany their activities.

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However, among the new cars that are in demand, the low-cost environmentally friendly car, aka LCGC, remains the most popular. The factor, of course, is the relatively affordable price.

This Month For those of you who are looking for LCGC, this month there are many attractive offers offered by some of the dealers for LCGC products. Starting with a discount, until low installments that are claimed to be very profitable.

The following is a list of discounted LCGC car prices

Suzuki Karimun Wagon R GA

Suzuki Karimun Wagon R is currently in effect with a discount of IDR 15 million for this month. Even if serious, they can get even higher discounts from the sales force. “The discount for Wagon R averages Rp. 15 million for each variant, but if you want to take the old model with the 2019 NIK, you can get up to Rp. 20 million more, especially the manual model,” said a Suzuki salesperson in the Dewi Sartika area, East Jakarta.

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Viral: [VER VIDEO VIRAL] Young man did nothing for more than 2 hours and his video is

A young man of became an instant hit in when recording for more than 2 hours without doing absolutely anything. He of the act became the most reproduced for reasons known only to its own creator.

As reported , the protagonist of this unique clip is called Muhammad Didit. He, 21, is a youtuber who usually shares various types of content on his channel ‘‘; However, the one that he broadcast on July 10 of this year made him jump to fame on the Internet.

And it is that he published a video in YouTube which lasts exactly 2 hours 20 minutes 52 seconds. What is striking is that during all that time, the young man appears sitting in his room, while staring at the camera without doing anything else.

In the description of this publication, he explained that the idea of ​​doing something like this came to mind after the “Pressure from some elements of Indonesian society”, who asked him to create content that educates young people.

What Muhammad Didit never imagined is that the clip would cause a sensation in YouTube, to the point of accumulating more than a million reproductions and more than 18 thousand comments by users from different parts of the world, such as U.S, Mexico and Spain.

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Semen Baturaja (SMBR) distributes dividends of 20% of net income

ILLUSTRATION. The total cash dividend value that will be distributed by Semen Baturaja (SMBR) is Rp 6.16 billion.

Reporter: Dityasa H. Forddanta | Editor: Wahyu T. Rahmawati

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGMS) of PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) agreed to use 20.48% of SMBR’s net profit for the 2019 financial year as dividends. The 2019 net profit for this state-owned company is IDR 30.07 billion.

Thus, the total cash dividend value to be distributed is Rp 6.16 billion. Meanwhile, the remaining Rp 23.91 billion is designated as other reserves.

Jobi Tiriananda Hasjim, President Director of SMBR, explained that SMBR recorded a sales volume of 2.12 million tons, almost the same as in 2018 amidst the conditions of the cement industry which were still oversupply and slowing growth in cement demand in southern Sumatra (Sumbagsel). “The sales performance of SMBR is still better than the total cement consumption in South Sumatra which, based on data from the Indonesian Cement Association, fell by 9.3%,” said Jobi in a press release, Wednesday (5/8).

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Although it hasn’t recorded an increase, however SMBR able to improve market share in the South Sumatra region by 2% to 35% from the previous year. The largest market share contribution in South Sumatra reached 63% and Lampung 21%, followed by Jambi 15%, Bengkulu 10% and Bangka Belitung 4%.

SMBR recorded revenues of IDR 2 trillion, up 1% compared to revenues in 2018 of IDR 1.99 trillion. With various efficiency programs implemented, SMBR succeeded in reducing COGS by 12% so that SMBR’s gross profit also rose 24% to Rp. 875 billion.

However, the net profit fell to Rp 30 billion due to an increase in financial costs due to the interest expense on the investment credit at the Baturaja Factory
II amounting to Rp100 billion and MTN loan interest of Rp.25 billion.

Current ratio and debt to equity ratio (DER) SMBR is currently at the level of 229% and 60%, respectively. “This is still within safe limits,” said Jobi.

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In the South China Sea, Malaysia does not want to be dragged into the upheaval of a superpower

Source: Channelnewsasia.com | Editor: SS Kurniawan

KONTAN.CO.ID – PUTRAJAYA. Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysia should ensure that it is not dragged and caught in the geopolitical unrest between superpowers in its efforts to resolve the South China Sea dispute.

Hishammuddin speaks at the Malaysian Parliament on Wednesday (5/8), answering questions from Members of Parliament about the status of China’s demands for territories in the South China Sea and how this impacts Malaysia’s security as well as sovereignty.

He underlined that the Foreign Ministry wants to resolve disputes in the South China Sea constructively through “proper diplomatic negotiations”, and highlighted two main problems Malaysia faces.

Also Read: Holds military bio activity in many countries, China: What the US is doing is dangerous!

“First of all, I don’t want Malaysia to be dragged into and caught in the geopolitical upheaval between the superpowers (in the South China Sea),” Hishammuddin was quoted as saying Channelnewsasia.com.

“We must prevent unwanted incidents from happening in our territorial waters. We must also prevent military clashes in the waters (South China Sea) between the parties concerned, “he added.

Second, Hishammuddin stated that the South China Sea dispute could not be used as a problem that would cause division between ASEAN member countries.

Also Read: China is deploying long-range fighter planes over the South China Sea

“If we follow the narrative and succumb to superpower pressure, the potential for ASEAN countries to bend over and take sides with certain countries will be high,” he said.



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