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The plan to ban the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) emerged after Rizieq Shihab’s return from Saudi Arabia. President Joko Widodo is said to be the one who wanted the organization disbanded. Jokowi received input from businesses to improve the investment climate. FPI’s political power is considered as weakening.
The government is making plenty of efforts to attract investment in battery manufacturing, chasing the ambition to become a major player in the global electric car industry. State-owned energy companies are consolidated to serve as partner of global investors with interests in Indonesia’s nickel reserves.
Investment Coordinating Board Chief Bahlil Lahadalia explains the negotiation process with LG Energy Solution. This South Korean company commits to invest US$9.8 billion to build electric car battery production center.
Besides personally overseeing the distribution activities, Human Development and Culture Affairs Coordinating Minister Muhadjir Effendy is also involved in the preparation of the vaccination scheme. Muhadjir, who also holds the position of 3rd Deputy Chair of the Covid-19 Mitigation and National Economic Recovery Committee (KPCPEN), is one of the ministers who promoted independent or paid vaccination.
Local Batteries Waiting for Investors
The pandemic brought changes to the arts in Indonesia in 2020. Many art events had to be delayed or even cancelled. Slowly, artists have bounced back. They began adapting the pandemic, refusing to be kept down. Despite the limitations imposed by the situation, artists have continued to put forward their best work—in part by utilizing digital technology as their medium. This new phenomena, which has impacted the world of arts, was taken into consideration when selecting and discussing the nominees before making decisions about Tempo’s choice for outstanding artists and artworks for 2020.
Reviving Old Dreams
Home by the Sea
Houses of the Bajo ethnic group are painted the same color after undergoing renovation with village funds in order to be habitable in Soropia subdistrict, Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi, on Saturday, January 9. The Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry has allocated village funds for various designations including home improvement for disadvantaged communities. Antara/Jojon
Search for victims of the Sriwijaya Air SJ182
Officers are spraying disinfectants into sacks with results of the search for victims of the Sriwijaya Air SJ182 crash at JICT Terminal, Jakarta, on Sunday, January 10, 2021. The body parts of victims found are being taken to the National Police Hospital for identification and the wreckage of the plane will be further examined by the National Committee for Transportation Safety (KNKT). TEMPO/Muhammad Hidayat
Patimban Port is designed through the concept of a sustainable, green, smart and integrated international port.
Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment conveys objection to the report of Dragons in Trouble in Tempo English of January 4 edition.
The Bible prohibits the faithful from making pictures of humans and from worshipping idols, as do the other two Abrahamic religions. The history of the Christian world has witnessed a few episodes of ‘iconoclasm’, movements to destroy statues: in the 8th and 9th centuries in Byzantium, and at the beginning of the 16th century in Europe, when the Protestants burnt statues and paintings in churches.