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    Ngurah Rai Airport Suggested Add Transhipment Facility

    The aircraft takes off at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport area, Bali

    DENPASAR-Airport Authority Region IV Class 1 Ngurah Rai advises the management of Airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai to build temporary shelter or TPS for cargo goods destinations of other countries that transit.

    Head of Otban Region IV Herson expects opportunities for Ngurah Rai to provide a very large transhipment cargo facility because of its location close to Australia.

    “Now foraman address transit cargo for example from Australia want to Saudi Arabia to bring sheep and cow meat. They are many, but can not directly from Australia to Saudi because the direct plane does not exist, it must transit and that means Bali can be more through here, “he explained on Wednesday (8/11/2017).

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    Ngurah Rai Will Build Check In Hall worth Rp112 Billion

    The international terminal of Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali

    DENPASAR-PT Angkasa Pura I I Gusti Ngurah Airport this year will add as many as 40 check-in counters at the international terminal to anticipate passenger spikes during the upcoming IMF & World Bank Annual Meeting 2018.

    GM AP I Ngurah Rai Yanus Suprayogi said the additional hall counter that is estimated to cost Rp112 billion will be placed on the second floor prominant in the international terminal.

    “Because the IMF and World Bank Annual Meeting is later to serve as many as 17,000 delegates. All will be concentrated in the international terminal “he explained on Wednesday (08/11/2017).

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    No Standing on Ceremony

    Governor Declares Bali Mandara Hospital ‘Open for Business’ Minus Any Formal Ceremonial Launching


    Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has declared Bali’s Mandara Hospital open for business despite the lack of a formal ceremonial celebration or launching.

    Original plans for a VIP Grand Opening on Saturday, October 28, 2017, had to be abandoned when a large group of Sanur Community residents staged a parade demanding at least 10% of the employment positions at the new hospital be reserved for Sanur residents.

    Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, Pastika said: “My thinking is the hospital is ready, the operating permits had been issued, the medications are on hand, the doctors are ready, and everybody has been trained.”

    The Governor said that following the demonstration staged by Sanur residents, he, together with the Director of the Hospital and staff, participated in traditional prayers at the hospital. After the prayers were complete, floral tributes sent to the Hospital were removed to the side and the doors open for patients.

    The Governor expressed his disappointment that the protestors from Sanur chose to stage their demonstration on National Youth Pledge Day (Hari Sumpah Pemuda) when, in fact, provincial authorities met with Sanur representatives one day before than planned opening ceremony. “I requested that no demonstrations take place because this is a hospital and hospitals should not be the object of demonstrations. That is wrong. I don’t know the exact clause in the criminal code, but the demonstrators can be criminally charged. Demonstrating in front of a hospital it is like demonstrating in front of a place of worship. That is a crime. I urge people to be reminded,” said Pastika.

    Continuing, Pastika said: “I thought (prior to the opening) that things were calm. On the night of Friday, October 27, 2017, I heard the demonstrators would gather at Mertasari Beach and that they demanded that the Governor attend. (They threatened) that if they were unsatisfied with the results of the meeting, they would go ahead and demonstrate during the hospital’s opening. (I was certain) that they would not be satisfied if I had come. So, I asked Dr. Bagus (the hospital’s director) to cancel the launching, close the gates  and see what develops.”

    Pastika added that when Bali’s newest international standard hospital opened, a small child suffering from a fever and two foreign tourists came to the Hospital. There was also an ambulance call. Irritated, Pastika asked: “Just try to think, if we didn’t receive these patients, someone could die, who wants to take responsibility?”

    Pastika denied that any promise had been given by the Province to reserve 10% of all employment positions at the Bali Mandara Hospital to Sanur residents.

    Ida Bagus Gede Sidharta Putra, the chairman of the Sanur Development Foundation told the press that his organization is seeking a written pledge guaranteeing more jobs at the new hospital.

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    GIFs no longer accessible on Whatsapp in Indonesia after government blocks Tenor due to ‘pornographic’ content

    Before and after the Indonesian government blocked Tenor, effectively disabling Whatsapps GIF feature.

    After Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kemkominfo) issued dire warnings to Whatsapp Monday, stating they would completely block access to the popular messaging app if its management did not start filtering out “pornographic” GIFs, Indonesian users have now lost the ability to search for or send the small animated image files after the government blocked access to Tenor, the third-party GIF repository used by Whatsapp.

    Confirming media reports that the feature had been disabled,  our attempts to access the Whatsapp’s GIF feature yesterday morning led to a screen asking us to “Check your phone’s internet connection and try again”.

    Kemkominfo’s director general of applications and informatics, Samuel Abrijani Pangerapan, told Kompas last night that the ministry had decided to block all six DNS sites owned by GIF search site Tenor (tenor.com, api.tenor.com, blog.tenor.com, qa.tenor.com, media.tenor.com and media1tenor.com) effectively disabling Whatsapp GIF feature.

    “We’ve already told the (mobile ISPs) to do the blocking,” Samuel said, adding that the they were acting on requests from the members of the public who asked that the feature be removed because WhatsApp can be used by small children.

    It is not yet clear if the unilateral blocking of Tenor by the Indonesian government means Kemkominfo’s threat to block Whatsapp if the app’s administrators did not cooperate by filtering out “pornographic” GIFs is now moot.

    (We keep writing “pornographic” because in all of the examples given by the ministry and from our own searches, we could not find any examples of these so-called pornographic GIFs that actually featured actually explicit pornography or even nudity. But some of them are highly suggestive and due to the extremely broad and ambiguous definition of what legally constitutes pornography in Indonesia, they could be considered to run afoul of the law.)

    Whatsapp has not yet issued a statement regarding Tenor being blocked but had previously stated that they could not monitor its users’ use of GIFs as all communications within the app are end-to-end encrypted.

    Tenor Inc, one of the third parties, said it was attempting to release a “fix.” Giphy, another provider, did not respond to requests to comment.

    A spokesperson for Tenor said in a statement that the company is working “to address the content issues raised by the Indonesian government within the next 48 hours”.

    The inability of Indonesian Whatsapp users to search for and send GIFs may not be the greatest blow to free speech ever (as we learned from a master hacker, you can simply get around it by searching for a GIF on Google, downloading it to your phone and then uploading it on Whatsapp).

    But nonetheless, it is another win for the forces of over-the-top censorship in Indonesia and of course for parents who are too lazy or irresponsible to monitor their own children’s use of the Internet.

    #nomorewhatsapp #joinbicchat

    Sources: https://coconuts.co/bali/news/gifs-no-longer-accessible-whatsapp-indonesia-government-blocks-tenor-due-pornographic-content-2/
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    Ngurah Rai Airport Apron Development Most Slow End of 2017

    The international terminal of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali

    DENPASAR – Physical construction of the expansion of the parking stand and apron area of ​​Ngurah Rai Airport Bali to the west side of 83 ha will be done no later than the end of 2017.

    GM PT Angkasa Pura I I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Yanus Suprayogi stated this week the study study on the development of the sea is estimated to be completed.

    “This week’s study was presented by Udayana University. The Badung Regent [Nyoman Giri Prasta] in principle supported this oral development. But the sky is asked to study the currents of the ocean currents, “he explained on Wednesday (8/11/2017).

    Yanus confirmed once the study has been out, the process of land development over the sea area of ​​83 ha will be directly done. The plan for the initial stage is only about 43 ha built for the purpose can accommodate three units of wide-body aircraft.

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    Ministry of Transportation Continues to Develop Airport in the Outlying Territory of the NKRI

    JAKARTA – The Ministry of Transportation (Kemhub) continues to fix a number of airports that already exist. Kemhub also built a number of new airports, complete with the launch of pioneer flights to remote areas, while maintaining the safety, security and comfort aspects.

    As reported by account @ kemhub151, “The goal is to spur economic growth in the area as well as improve accessibility, especially in potential tourist destinations.”

    More important than the development of infrastructure projects, is to launch the distribution of commodities to reduce price disparity between regions. This step is in line with Nawacita agenda of the third point, which is to build Indonesia from the edge by strengthening the regions and villages with the framework of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.

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