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    New Earthquake Activity in Mount Agung Recorded Seismic Tools PVMBG, Here’s the PVMBG Analysis

    Mount Agung was photographed from Sanur Beach, Denpasar, Sunday (29/10). The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) announces Mount Agung’s latest status from Awas to Standby.

    SEMARAPURA – The evaluation of volcanic activity of Gunung Agung period, Sunday (12/11) at 18.00 to 24.00 Wita again showed new seismic data.

    The PVMBG team recorded a low frequency frequency, with a duration of 31 seconds.

    This earthquake was first recorded by seismic devices PVMBG in Post Monitor Mount Api Agung, since Mount Agung has increased volcanic activity.

    Head of Sub-Field Mitigation Monitoring Volcano East Region PVMBG, Devy Kamil Syahbana explained, low frequency earthquake is a seismic that occurred in shallow depths.

    According to the epicenter of this type of typically occurs dikedalaman around hundreds of meters to 2 Km, due to the flow of magmatic fluid.

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    General Secretary of DPW ALFI DKI Urges to Revise and Evaluate All Service Tariff Structure in Tanjung Priok Port

    Tanjung Priok Port

    General Secretary of DPW Jakarta Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI), Adil Karim, urged the improvement and evaluation of the service tariff structure at Tanjung Priok Port.

    Improvement and evaluation of the tariff in the port of Priok, according to him, becomes the authority of the local port authority based on the Minister of Transportation Decree No: 72/2017 on the type, structure, class and mechanism of port service tariff assignment signed by MoT Budi Karya Sumadi on August 11, 2017.

    “There needs to be a refresher and a review because the existing tariff structures and mechanisms do not create cost-efficiency logistics services through Priok port,” said Adil Karim.

    Based on Jakarta ALFI study, he said, the tariffs at Priok port should be evaluated, among others, pilotage tariffs and tariffs, progressive tariffs and penalty accumulation of containers in one port line or import export container terminals in Priok. Continue reading

    Indonesian Cigarettes to Cost More in 2018


    The Indonesian government has announced a 10.04% increase in tobacco tax to be introduced in 2018.

    Beritabali.com reports that the Director-General of Customs and Excise for the Ministry of Finance says the steep increase in tax on tobacco products is intended to curb consumption as well as increase revenues derived from the Nation’s large tobacco industry sector.

    The higher tax levels will take effect from January 1, 2018. The tax imposed on the popular manufactured “kretek” cigarettes containing cloves will increase 10.9% and on manufactured white cigarettes 13.5%.

    The cigarette industry is a major employer in the industrial sector. “Kretek” cigarettes produced by hand will increase only 7.3% in order to have a lessened impact on the section of the industry employing the largest number of workers.

    Reflecting ongoing efforts to reduce cigarette consumption, overall consumption of tobacco products decreased 1.8% in 2016 and is projected to decrease a further 2.8% in 2017. With the introduction of higher taxes, officials predict tobacco production will decline 2.2% in 2018. 

    Special attention is being paid also on reducing the prevalence of smoking by Indonesian children under the age of 15.

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    Bali politician fugitive has 3 wives, all drug users: Police

    Jero Komang Gede Swastika, also known as Mang Jangol, has been removed from Indoneisa’s Gerindra political party. Photo via baliprov.go.id

    A Balinese politician who is currently being hunted by police for alleged drug dealing, has three wives and all are accused of being drug users.

    Bali Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) politician Jero Komang Gede Swastika, alias Mang Jangol has been on the run since Nov. 4, when police raided his Denpasar home, finding quite the assortment of drugs and weapons. Jangol locked himself in his room and escaped out the window, evading arrest.

    He’s be on the run ever since and was subsequently “dismissed” from his party, Gerindra, as Bali DPRD vice chairman. Gerindra announced that they kicked him out on Wednesday following the drug allegations/manhunt.

    It’s now come out that Jangol has three wives, who police allege are all drug users.

    Though not exceedingly common amongst younger generations, polygamy is legal in Indonesia and is practiced by some Balinese. 

    Jangol’s first wife, Ni Luh Ratna Dewi, was arrested at their family home on Nov. 7.

    Since being questioned, Dewi has claims to have used methamphetamine with her husband.

    “She knew of meth from Mang Jangol. She claimed to have used meth with him,” Denpasar Police Chief Hadi Purnomo said on Thursday, as quoted by BeritaSatu.

    “For the second and third wives, both are also users and will be rehabilitated for using meth,” Purnomo said.

    The hunt for Jangol continues, though police believe he has not yet left Bali.

    Sources: https://coconuts.co/bali/news/bali-fugitive-politician-3-wives-drug-users-police/
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