Thursday, October 7, 2010
"On November 18, angklung will be declared a world heritage article ," Wardiyanto, secretary general of the Tourism and Culture Ministry, said here Thursday.
He said the ministry had made intensive efforts to convince UNESCO of the need to recognize angklung as one of the world’s heritage items like batik, the keris (ceremonal dagger) and wayang (Javanese traditional puppets) which had obtained the world heritage status earlier, he said. The efforts to get the angklung included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, were made for the first time years ago, he said.
"We plan to have more things of Indonesian culture recognized as part of the world’s heritage," he said.
At present a total of 890 objects world wide are on UNESCO’s world heritage list and 689 of them are in the culture category, 176 in the nature category and 25 in both the culture and nature categories.
Of the 890 objects with world heritage status 11 were Indonesian with four of them in the nature, three in the culture and four in the intangible culture categories. The Indonesian natural heritages consist of Ujung Kulon National Park in Banten Province, Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara, Lorentz National Park in West Papua province, and Sumatran tropical forests comprising the Gunung Leuser, Kerinci Sablat and Bukit Barisan national parks.
The three cultural heritages are the Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, and Sangiran Pre-historical site. The intangible world heritages from Indonesia were the wayang and keris which were recognized as masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity in 2003 and 2005, and also batik as a tangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2010.
Tak lama lagi adalah demo di Jakarta membantah permainan angklung di Malaysia. Si Mustar Bona Ventura ketua aktivis Bendera pula akan menuduh "Malingsia" merampok budaya "Indon".
Monday, September 20, 2010
JULAU (Sarawak): The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) is no slacker in taking action against those who abuse the Internet, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said.
"We have taken action, are taking action and will take action against offenders. But we need to be very cautious because the cyberworld is very complicated," he told the media after launching the second "Kampung WiFi" network at Rh Guntol, Nanga Bekiok, in Merurun here.
"What the public does not know is that there are many things which we do confidentially ... that we do not air out. But SKMM has done its job well."
Rais said that for instance 13 cases had been forwarded to the Attorney-General's chambers, of which six had been made known to the public.
These involved belittling the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the sultans of Perak and Johor, despising other religions, instigations, spreading lies, phishing, and making sensitive racial sentiments.
"It is for the Attorney-General's chambers to make the final decision," he said.
He said some 503 websites are being looked at by the SKMM for various offences.
Efforts are being made to improve enforcement units in terms of acquiring more computer forensics experts, training and relevant equipment.
Rais said Sarawak has a bright future in communications development and that in about two years from now, it will have one of the fastest and best systems in place.
"Beginning this year, we are going to build 203 communications towers statewide," he said.
"In addition to that, the rural areas will get special attention from my ministry, specifically in improving TV and radio transmissions with the assistance of Astro, RTM and the local authorities," he said.
He said his ministry has requested for telcos, including Telekom Malaysia, Celcom, U-Mobile and Maxis, to postpone their intention to take back 161 towers that they built statewide.
He said the towers, with the 203 that the Government was building, would help push the state's broadband penetration to 37.9% by the end of the year, from the current 26%.
"Nationwide, we are very confident of achieving the 50% penetration level by the end of this year," he said. - Bernama
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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BEKASI, KOMPAS.com — Tindak kekerasan terhadap kebebasan beragama di Indonesia kembali terjadi. Minggu pagi ini sekitar pukul 09.00, dua pendeta di Gereja Huria Kristen Batak Protestan (HKBP) Ciketing, Bekasi, dipukuli dan ditusuk.
Informasi ini dibenarkan oleh petugas jaga Kepolisian Resor Bekasi Aiptu Daimun yang dihubungi Kompas.com. "Benar, laporannya begitu. Kejadiannya sekitar pukul 09.00, sekarang petugas sedang di TKP semua. Saya belum mendapat informasi lanjutan. Polda juga terus telepon tanya-tanya ke sini," kata Daimun.
Daimun menjelaskan, lokasi kejadian berada di HKBP Ciketing, Jalan Ciketing Asem RT 03/RW 06, Mustika Jaya, Mustika Sari, Bekasi. "Itu tempatnya sama dengan yang ribut-ribut dulu," kata Daimun.
Sementara itu, Pdt Leonard Nababan, gembala sidang di HKBP Bekasi yang dihubungi Kompas.com, memaparkan bahwa korban penusukan bernama Pdt ST Sihombing. Menurut Nababan, Sihombing sedang berjalan kaki menuju gereja, sekitar pukul 08.30. Saat itu penusukan terjadi. Pelaku menggunakan sepeda motor dan langsung melarikan diri setelah menusuk.
Informasi pertama mengenai tindakan kekerasan ini pertama kali beredar luas di jajaring Twitter. Disebutkan, Pdt Luspida Simandjuntak dipukuli dan satu pendeta lain (Pdt ST Sihombing) ditusuk benda tajam menjelang ibadah. Disebutkan juga, salah satu pendeta saat ini dilarikan ke rumah sakit Mitra Keluarga Bekasi karena kritis akibat pendarahan.