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Cast as Roekiah, the Indonesian diva

Collaborating with Louise Monique, Galeri Indonesia Kaya presented a profound production for art enthusiasts on the weekend: “Kenang-kenangan Roekiah” captures the works of the Indonesian Diva, Roekiah, a big name in the 1930s. 

Animal welfare is crucial

Karin Franken has always been an animal lover. At first, she had a personal interest in animal welfare and was against cruelty to animals. Shen then established Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) Domestic. “We are a non-governmental organization (NGO) aiming to make our voices heard,” said Karin to Independent Observer at a discussion on animal welfare with the animal lover community Natha Satwa Nusantara (NSN) and Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) Domestic at DPP Gerindra office in South Jakarta on Saturday (Jan 27). 

Her concern about COVID-19 handling brings her to Harvard

A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at Airlangga University, Dr. Maria Cellina Wijaya, who is currently pursuing her studies at Harvard University, has shared an interesting story about the world of medical students. 

The loss of a Sufi writer

A poem written by Prof. Dr. Abdul Hadi Widji Muthari, a Sufi writer and professor at Paramadina University. Abdul Hadi was the first professor appointed from Paramadina University’s Society of Academicians, the university he co-established with the founder, Prof. Dr. Nurcholish Madjid; hence, the university has a faculty of philosophy and civilization.

To raise the Indonesian flag on Aconcagua

Young Indonesian mountaineer Khansa Syahlaa is to climb Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, South America, from Jan 20 to Feb 13, 2024, where she will hoist Indonesia’s red-and-white flag atop the summit. This will be Khansa’s next conquest in the Seven Summits of the World program.

Three Olympic medals – devotion to her country

Indonesia is mourning the loss of the great Olympic medalist Raema Lisa Rumbewas, who passed away on Sunday, Jan 14, 2024, at 43 years of age. She was born in Jayapura, on Sept. 10, 1980. 

Losing weight for the role

Movie actress Laura Basuki went all-out for her role as Renata in the movie “Sehidup Semati” shown in cinemas starting Jan 11. 

Collaborate with Aspire Academy for Indonesian football

Defense Minister Prabowo ­Subianto is known as a figure who is dedicated to the advancement of ­Indonesian sports. His accomplishment as General Chairman of the Indonesian Pencak Silat Association is well-recognized, as is his devotion to football, Indonesia’s most popular sport. He is also recognized for having founded the Garudayaksa Football Academy.

Kalya Mahiya’s “Story of Kalya” book review at Muhammadiyah 1 JHS Jakarta

The New Year 2024 is a special moment for Kalya Mahiya Pravina, a ninth grader at Al Izhar JHS Pondok Labu, Jakarta, as she celebrates with a review of her book, “Story of Kalya,” at Muhammadiyah 1 JHS Jakarta.

The upfront former activist and minister passes away

Rizal Ramli, former Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Resources, passed away on Tuesday, Jan 2, 2024, at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta. He died after living with pancreatic cancer, and was buried at the Jeruk Purut Cemetery in South Jakarta on Thursday, Jan 4. 

Tying the knot with an old friend

Budisatrio Djiwandono, Deputy Chairman of the Gerindra Party, tied the knot with his old friend, Ludmila “Mila” Gunawan, on Friday, Dec 29, 2023. 

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