Author: Radja Latifani

Chinese streamer iQiyi announced a bumper slate for Malaysia and Thailand at Asia TV Forum (ATF), while a profitable year is anticipated for its international business. iQiyi hosted an event, entitled International iJOY conference: 2024 Grand Reveal, on December 6 at ATF in Singapore and kicked it off with a celebration of this year’s milestones including a total of 6,000 hours of entertainment from 500 shows that was brought to the global audiences in 2023. After achieving success in the overseas markets in the last few years, “we’ve verified the popularity and influence of iQiyi original productions outside of China…

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Ponselrakyat.com, Makassar – In an effort to improve the quality of its human resources, Bumi Karsa participated in organizing the Conference of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (CAFEO). Where CAFEO is a regular meeting place between engineering union organizations throughout Southeast Asia. This year, Indonesia hosted CAFEO which was attended by around 1,000 engineers from Southeast Asia and took place at The Westin, Nusa Dua, Bali, from 21 to 23 November 2023. At the 41st year of the CAFEO event, Bumi Karsa again received the ASEAN Engineer Register (AER) certificate. As is known, AER is a registration certificate for professional…

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Coffee brand Zus Coffee in Malaysia is fighting against boycott efforts after allegations that its logo and name were derived from the Greek god Zeus. It has a striking logo with the face of a bearded man in white, over a deep blue circle with the words ZUS COFFEE in a serif font beneath it. Detractors claim that it represents the father of the Greek pantheon, the god Zeus, as the pronunciation of the word Zus is similar to Zeus. Because of this, some Malaysian commentators are saying that Malaysians should boycott Zus, as it depicts the visage and form of a pagan…

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Berlin (06/12 – 7) In the grand chessboard of global geopolitics, the Indian Ocean has emerged as a queen, commanding respect and attention. The post-pandemic era has not only unveiled the resilience of South Asian nations but also spotlighted their potential in shaping the future world order. At the heart of this evolving narrative are India, an emerging superpower, and its neighbours, including the enchanting island nation of Sri Lanka. The dynamic interplay of these nations is not just a regional story but a chapter in the saga of global transformation.The resilience of South Asia during the pandemic cannot be understated. As the world grappled with unprecedented challenges, this region showcased a remarkable spirit of solidarity. Communities, transcending national borders, came together,…

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‘The Asean member countries are very close neighbours of Bangladesh with untapped potential to grow our businesses’ The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) President Mahbubul Alam said connectivity between people-to-people is essential for bilateral trade with the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries. He made the remarks during a meeting with a visiting delegation from the Foreign Service Academy (FSA) at FBCCI Icon in Motijheel on Monday. The FCA delegation visited FBCCI as part of the 29th Diplomatic Training Course for Young Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Special Course for Young…

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The Indonesian military has announced its intent to build squadrons of indigenous drones to bolster its surveillance and air defense capabilities. Speaking at a recent ceremony in Jakarta, the country’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Ali, said the Southeast Asian nation currently possesses several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from domestic and foreign companies. However, he pointed out that the current progress in global drone warfare has made it pivotal to invest more in sophisticated UAVs to support both reconnaissance and attack missions. Ali urged the Indonesian Naval Aviation Center to master the challenges of drone warfare to develop domestic UAVs. The admiral emphasized the…

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia and Azerbaijan are continuing to strengthen their collaboration in the public service sector, said Abdullah Azwar Anas, Indonesian Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister in a statement on Wednesday. During a meeting with Azerbaijan Prime Minister Ali Asadov in Baku on Tuesday, Anas mentioned that the two countries have close historic relations in the trade and public service sectors. “Both Indonesia and Azerbaijan place great emphasis on public service. In Indonesia, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) encourages innovations in public service to streamline bureaucracy,” he remarked. Anas emphasized that bureaucracy should be focused on tangible benefits for the…

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Marriott International has signed a hotel management agreement with Indonesian real estate developer, PT. Pakuwon Jati Tbk., to open three properties in Indonesia’s new capital city, Ibu Kota Negara Nusantara. The future capital is scheduled to be inaugurated in August 2024 and is planned as a smart forest city, in line with Indonesia’s commitment to achieve zero carbon emissions and 100% new and renewable energy by 2060. Triple debut Meaning ‘archipelago’ in ancient Javanese, Nusantara is a symbol of national identity. With the multi-deal agreement, Marriott expects to debut three brands – Four Points by Sheraton, Westin Hotels & Resorts…

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – Head of Kadin Net Zero Hub Dharsono Hartono is optimistic that Indonesia can become a carbon market leader, especially in the ASEAN region, as an effort to minimize the impact of climate change. “The carbon market in Indonesia must have international standards and be traded domestically and internationally,” said Dharsono on the sidelines of the Sustainable Action for Future Economy (SAFE) activities in Jakarta, Tuesday. According to Dharsono, government-private collaboration has the potential to create more projects traded on the domestic carbon market and increase the competitiveness of local companies in the global market.Dharsono added that the…

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After nearly a decade of unsuccessful searches for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, researchers and marine experts are refocusing their efforts thanks to the help of barnacles. Barnacles have been found all over pieces of wreckage that have washed up across Reunion, Madagascar, and Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline, potentially providing some clues towards the final resting place of the Boeing 777. Academic advances Research published in August in the American Geophysical Union’s AGU Advances journal offers some insight. It uses a unique method of comparing the shell chemistry of barnacles found on confirmed pieces of debris to dated sea surface temperatures to retrace its path.…

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