Citizens Raise Indonesian Flag Near Timor Leste Border

An Indonesian border community called Komunitas Perbatasan 17 held a flag raising ceremony at the Indonesian – Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (RDTL) border post No 29, located in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. The flag-raising ceremony was conducted with the Oepoli Navy Post, Indonesian-RDTL border security task force, police, students, and public figures that live in the vicinity of the Oepoli […]

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Govt to celebrate Independence Day with fish cooking competition

To commemorate Indonesia’s 72nd Independence Day, a fish cooking competition will be held by three ministries in collaboration with primarasa.co.id. The event, titled Archipelago Fish Cooking Competition, is part of the Fish and Eating Fish Festival held from Aug. 1 to 17. Prior to the event, contests will be held across 11 cities, namely in Biak, Papua, on July 11, Batam in Riau Islands on July […]

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NZ not worried about absences from PACER Plus

New Zealand’s trade minister says the signing of a regional free trade agreement today, after nearly a decade of negotiations, is cause for great celebration. Nine countries from around the region, as well as Australia and New Zealand, are in Tonga to sign the PACER Plus agreement, wrapping up nearly a decade of negotiations. The deal has been polarising with […]

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Indonesia committed to Pacific, says ambassador

Indonesia’s new ambassador to New Zealand says issues of importance to Pacific Island countries are his country’s concerns too. According to Tantowi Yahya, Indonesia, with its significant Melanesian population, considers itself part of the Pacific region. He said that like Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia was interested in helping prosperity, democracy and human development in the Pacific. Pacific Islands states, […]

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MSG and Commonwealth to observe PNG election

A former Solomon Islands prime minister, Sir Francis Billy Hilly, is to lead a team of observers from the Melanesian Spearhead Group to the Papua New Guinea elections next month. The MSG team will also include a former Fiji president, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, and election officials from Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands along with a member of the political bureau […]

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