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Indonesia and Finland Signed MoU on Cooperation in the Education Sector

image ministers of education Indonesia - Finland signed MoUIndonesian Minister of Education and Culture, Anies Baswedan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnish Education and Communication Minister, Krista Kuru, at the Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture office on Thursday, March 19, 2015. The aim of the agreement was to strengthen the cooperation in the education sector, particularly in the elementary and secondary education system.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) focused on six areas: (1) Information and scientific publication exchanges; (2) Curriculum development; (3) Analysis and discussion on education; (4) Teaching and learning professionalism; (5) School management; and (6) Other education issues agreed between Indonesia and Finland.
“From this cooperation, there are many things we can do in our education sector, ” said Anies after signing the MoU.
“This is a main key that we have people who are capable of making new breakthroughs,” added the Finnish Education and Communication Minister, Krista Kuru.

Indonesia to Host Asia-Europe Meeting Forum 2015

image asem logoIndonesia is ready to host Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Forum on Lifelong Learning 2015. The forum themed Renewing the Agenda for Lifelong Learning will take place on 9 – 12 March, 2015 in Bali.

The forum aims to develop innovative visions and effective models for lifelong learning under contemporary conditions. Researchers, policymakers and practitioners from various ASEM countries will gather in Bali to discuss lifelong learning practices and policies in Asia and Europe. The event is also expected t0 build up wider and stronger relationship among Asia – Europe countries on lifelong learning.

The ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning 2015 will be organised by the ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub) in partnership with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education of Denmark, and the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture as the ASEM Education Secretariat (AES).

Opening Speeches by Soekarno and Ali Sastroamidjojo at the Asian-African Conference

Asia Africa Coference_ Bandung 1955The following two great speeches were delivered by Soekarno and Ali Sastroamidjojo at the Opening of Asian-African Conference, Bandung, Indonesia, April 18, 1955. Source of the files: Vital Speeches of the Day, EBSCO Publishing.

Speech 1: by Soekarno, the President of the Republic of Indonesia.

Here is the excerpt:

It is my great honor and privilege on this historic day to bid you welcome to Indonesia. On behalf of the people and Government of Indonesia –your hosts– I beg your understanding and forbearance if some circumstances in our country do not meet your expectations. We have done our best to make your stay amongst us a memorable one for both our guests and your hosts. …

Speech 2: by Ali Sastroamidjojo, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, and the President of the Asian-African Conference.

Here is the excerpt:

May I first of all express my gratitude for your confidence in entrusting me with the task of the president of this conference. I consider this not merely as a great honor to myself, but also, and in the first place, to Indonesia and its people. We are indeed much honored that this conference; this event of such great historical significance, is taking place in our country. It is my privilege to welcome you also on behalf of the other sponsoring countries –Burma, Ceylon, India and Pakistan– who, together with Indonesia, have convened this conference. …

To download the complete speeches (Speech 1 and 2), click here»…

Urgently Required: Translators from Indonesia!

Urgently required_ translators from Indonesia_ image(Reblogged from craynews.com) Right now there is a high demand for translators from Indonesia. Can you speak English? Then you can start earning money today by doing online translation jobs.

It’s easy to make money online as a translator. Many companies in the USA need translators from Indonesia now to translate simple documents online to English, such as emails, website content, movie subtitles and more.

Companies like Real Translator Jobs are in need of translators from Indonesia to fill demand. There are more translation jobs than people to complete them. This leaves a big opportunity for anyone to start doing this and earn extra money.

Do you have to speak perfect English? No. Even basic knowledge of English is ok. This is really a job for anyone from Indonesia who wants to do it.

We spoke to one student, pictured on the right, who has been doing this for 2 years now and is earning between $180 and $300 USD every day. He completes about 4 jobs per day which takes him about 2 hours and earns almost $10,000 USD every month. It’s an incredible amount of money to earn on your spare time!

It is great that we now live in the “Information Age” and opportunities like this are available to people in Indonesia to earn extra money working from home over the Internet. It’s something that our parent’s generation could have never imagined. This type of work is surely to do great things for people in Indonesia.

If you would also like to do this, it’s easy to get started. Just follow these steps:

1. Sign up at Real Translator Jobs (where translators from Indonesia are needed now), or a similar service.
2. Review the job posting and complete the ones you choose
3. Get paid once per month by cheque, PayPal, Western Union or bank wire transfer.

I hope you enjoyed this information and good luck earning extra money online translating documents. (source of the news: http://craynews.com/earn-money-translating-documents-online/?voluumdata=vid)

An English Speech given by Ir. Soekarno: “The People’s Command”

Image_ Soekarno's speech_ trikoraDownload: English Speech Scripts. Topic: Soekarno’s Speech on the Liberation of West Irian (Papua); Tri-Command (TRIKORA). By: Ir. Soekarno, the first President of the Republic of Indonesia. Place and date of the speech: Jogyakarta, 19th December, 1961. File: Pdf. Source of the speech texts: Department of Information, Republic of Indonesia; Special Issue, no.82.





As was said by the Sultan just now, today, it is exactly 15 years since the day on which the city of Jogjakarta – or to be more exact,the Republic of Indonesia was attacked by the Dutch. Thirteen years ago there began what we call the second military action taken by the Dutch against the Republic of Indonesia.

As all of you know, the military action which was begun here13 years ago was the second, which means that we also underwent a first military action. And that first military action started on 21stJuly, 1947. But if it is viewed as a whole, seen as one historical event,then in fact we did not suffer, merely two military actions from the Dutch, the first on 21st July 1947, the second on 19th December 1948,No. In reality the Dutch, Dutch imperialism, on hundreds of occasions has taken military action against the Indonesian People.

You know that the Dutch began to come here to Indonesia in1596, when Admiral Cornelis De Houtman dropped anchor in Banten Bay. Since that time, Friends, Dutch efforts to occupy the whole of Indonesia were always accompanied by force of arms. That is why I say that in fact the Dutch have taken military action against the Indonesian people hundreds of times. And as something for the people of Jogjakarta to be proud of – I say from this rostrum, that it was from the region of Jogjakarta that the first opposition came, fierce opposition against Dutch Imperialism. This was at the time Sultan Agung Hanjokrokusumo mobilised his army from the Jogjakarta region to attack what then was called the city of Batavia. Therefore,Dr. Mohammad Yamin’s proposal in the first meeting of the National Defense Council was most appropriate : that the Command I shall give … God willing – should not be given anywhere else other than in Jogjakarta, the centre of resistance against Dutch imperialism.


Yes, on 17th August 1945 we proclaimed Indonesia’s Independence, we set up the Republic of Indonesia, which now stands firmly established, although several times struck by the Dutch, stands firmly established and today with a resolute mind even wants to bring the region of West Irian also into the territory under our authority.

But, you know the Proclamation of 17th August 1945 was only one of the peaks of the Indonesian Nation’s efforts to set up their own state. You know that decades earlier the Indonesian people had arisen, arisen to become a free Nation, although they had been colonized for hundreds of years, although they had been trampled upon for hundreds of years, although they had been starved for hundreds of years, although they had been humiliated for hundreds of years, although for hundreds of years they had been made into a people of miseries, although efforts had been made to extinguish the National spirit entirely, yet – as I have said repeatedly – we arose again.

I once said, even a worm will wriggle and turn when we tread on it, let alone men, let alone nations. The Indonesian Nation turned, set up organisations called the National Movement, which movement spread out, went deeper, spread out, went deeper, spread out, went deeper, eventually covering the whole of Indonesia. Spread out, went deeper, spread out, went deeper, ultimately on 17th August 1945 exploding as the first Indonesian Revolution.

And it was at that moment, Friends, that the Republic of Indonesia was set up, that the Republic of Indonesia unfurled the Indonesian flag.

And that Indonesian flag is not only known by the people of Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke, but the Indonesian flag is now respected by the greater part of mankind. People see the Indonesian flag flying in our Embassy in Washington, people see the Honoured Red and White flying in London, people see the Honoured Red and White flying in Moscow, flying in Cairo, flying in Paris, flying in Mexico-City, flying in Ottawa – in short, the Honoured Red and White Flag is already known by all the people in this world, and as I have said, the greater part of mankind respects the Honoured Red and White Flag. Only the imperialists and the stooges of the imperialists do not respect the Red and White Flag. And as I say, God willing, the time will come when all the people in this world will respect the Red and While Flag wherever it may fly. » Click here to download this speech completely»»…


Announcement: The Result of CPNS Tests

image_ hasil tes cpns 2013The result of the recruitment test for the civil servant candidates (CPNS) 2013:

  • Hasil tes seleksi formasi umum CPNS 2013, Kab. Bantaeng, Sulawesi Selatan, click here»…
  • Hasil tes seleksi formasi umum CPNS 2013, Kab. Luwu Timur, Sulawesi Selatan, click here»…
  • Hasil tes seleksi formasi umum CPNS 2013, Pemprov Jawa Timur, click here»…
  • Hasil tes seleksi formasi umum CPNS 2013, Kab. Cilacap, click here»…

To check the result of the 2013 CPNS tests completely, go to the following links: http://sscn.bkn.go.id  or http://cpns.liputan6.com.


Transforming Indonesia: The Challenges of Good Governance and Development

image gegTransforming Indonesia: The Challenges of Good Governance and Development, a speech (abridged version) by Dr. Budiono, Vice President of Indonesia, at the Blavatnik School of Government and Global Economic Governance Program, University of Oxford on October 30, 2013. In his lecture, he discussed the challenges facing Indonesia’s development as the country seeks to ensure strong economic growth and accountable, democratic governance.


Transforming Indonesia: The Challenges of Good Governance and Development

Learning from Indonesia’s varied and at times checked historical experience it has become increasingly clear to me that the problems of politics, economics and governance cannot be completely separated or pursued independently of each other.

This is especially true in a fledgling democracy and a developing country like Indonesia as we have to simultaneously strive to consolidate our participatory system of government, sustain economic growth and widely distribute its fruits if we wish to take the country into the realm of the virtuous circle of development.

This world view changed dramatically with the onset of the Asian financial crisis in 1997 which affected Indonesia the most, as the authoritarian system of government was seen to be part of the problem.  Henceforth Indonesia has been engaged in transforming its political system at all levels of government to become much more democratic, decentralized and publicly accountable. The key word in Indonesia’s transition was Reformasi or reform, rather than revolution. Although dissatisfactory to some who wished for more radical changes and a complete break with the past regime, the majority of Indonesians opted for an orderly and constitutional process of political transition towards democracy through a more inclusive negotiated process.

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