Bandung, W Java (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is currently placed fourth among the world`s biggest coffee producers, with an annual production of 600 thousand tons, constituting 6.6 percent of the global coffee production, West Java Provincial Secretary Iwa Karniwa stated. "This number, however, is still lower than Vietnam, which is placed second in the ranking, with 1.53 million tons a year, making up 16 percent of the entire coffee production in the world," Karniwa remarked while reading out the deputy governor`s address during the opening of Plantation Day in Bandung on Monday. He believed that Indonesia`s ranking indicated a potential that should be explored further, especially considering that in the last few years, West Java`s coffee had received prestigious global awards, one of which was bestowed at the coffee festival held in Atlanta, the United States, two years ago when West Java`s coffee received the highest score. He noted that such an achievement encouraged the Government … [Read more...] about Indonesia ranked fourth as global coffee producer
By Imad Zafar Published: December 10, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Human rights violations aren’t taken seriously and majority of the population remains unaware of the fundamental human rights that the UN and Pakistan have granted them. Every year, December 10th is marked as the Human Rights Day. On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that lists down basic human rights guaranteed to the population of the world. This year marks the 70th anniversary of this resolution. It is important to note that sustainable growth is not achievable until and unless the human rights of the world are protected. Besides commemorating 70 years of the resolution, we should vow to stand for the civil, economic, political and cultural rights of our people; after all, change starts at home. However, the journey towards acknowledging human rights hasn’t been easy. There are still many countries … [Read more...] about Human Rights Day: What will you ‘celebrate’, Pakistan?
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo pointed to indications of political motives behind the scattering of electronic KTPs (e-ID cards or e-KTPs) in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta. "Yes, I see the indications. There are elements there (political interests), although the e-KTPs have expired," Kumolo remarked after attending the National Election Supervisory Body`s National Coordination Meeting in Ancol, Jakarta, on Monday. Although Kumolo harbors doubts over the political motives, he still awaits results of the police investigation. He stressed that from several recent events related to e-KTPs, ranging from blank sales to outdated e-KTPs, only blank sales were a matter of principle. However, he noted that the events had not disrupted the system. "The system is certainly safe," he explained. He noted that since it did not interfere with the system, it was likely that the events of the scattering of e-KTPs were aimed at only creating a stir in the political year. In terms … [Read more...] about Minister hints at political motives behind scattered e-ID cards
Martial artists performs at an international vovinam event. The Arab Vovinam Federation was officially set up in Algeria over the weekend. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng ĐạtViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Arab Vovinam (Vietnamese martial art) Federation was officially launched during a conference held by Arab countries’ Vovinam federations in Algeria over the weekend. Mohamed Djouadj, Chairman of the Algerian Vovinam Federation, Chairman of the African Vovinam Federation and Vice Chairman of the World Vovinam Federation, was elected as head of the newly-established federation. Chairman of the World Vovinam Federation Mai Hữu Tín praised the role of the Algerian Vovinam Federation and its president in promoting the development of the martial art and in uniting Vovinam federations in the Arab region. He said the establishment of the Arab Vovinam Federation would create favourable conditions for members to participate in … [Read more...] about Arab Vovinam Federation established
Lại Lý Huynh. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vnViet Nam News HCM City — Lại Lý Huynh triumphed at the National Chinese Chess Tournament which concluded in HCM City on Sunday. Huynh from Bình Dương won a gold medal in the men’s standard event after winning seven matches and drawing to stand on eight points. Nguyễn Minh Nhật Quang of HCM City and Tôn Thất Nhật Tân of Đà Nẵng were the runners-up. In the blitz event, Huynh continued to prove his powers with eight points after nine rounds. Nguyễn Hoàng Lâm B of HCM City and Chu Tuấn Hải of Huế finished second and third. In the standard event on the women’s side, veteran Nguyễn Hoàng Yến of HCM City gained 4.5 points after seven rounds to win gold, followed by Trần Tuệ Doanh of HCM City and Lê Thị Kim Loan of Hà Nội. Đàm Thị … [Read more...] about Huynh triumphs at national Chinese chess event