The impact of recognising a Palestinian state

Reuters A Palestinian girl carries cans to collect water in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on 22 May
Many countries say they will only recognise a Palestinian state as part of a long-term political solution

As fighting and suffering continues in Gaza, and violence grows in the West Bank, prospects of the Palestinian people gaining their own state might seem further away than ever.

The decision by several European countries to formally recognise the existence of a Palestinian state will not overcome the reality that such ambition still faces huge obstacles.

But the declarations by Ireland, Spain and Norway will put pressure on other countries in Europe – including the UK, France and Germany – to follow them in supporting Palestinian self-determination.

“This is extremely significant,” one Arab diplomat said. “It reflects European frustration with the Israeli government’s refusal to listen.

“And it puts pressure on the EU to follow suit.”

But Israeli ministers insist this will encourage Hamas and reward terrorism, further reducing the chances of a negotiated settlement.

Most countries – about 139 in all – formally recognise a Palestinian state.

On May 10, 143 out of 193 members of the United Nations’ general assembly voted in favour of a Palestinian bid for full UN membership, something that is only open to states.

Palestine currently has a kind of enhanced observer status at the UN, which gives them a seat but not a vote in the assembly.

It is also recognised by various international organisations including the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

A minority of European countries already recognise a Palestinian state. They comprise Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Bulgaria which adopted the position 1988; and others including Sweden, Cyprus and Malta.

But many European nations – and the United States – say they will recognise a Palestinian state only as part of a long-term political solution to the conflict in the Middle East.

This is often referred to as the ‘two-state solution’ where both Israelis and Palestinians agree to have their own states with their own borders.

European countries and the US differ over when they should recognise a Palestinian state.

Ireland, Spain and Norway say they are doing so now to kick-start a political process. They argue there will be a sustained solution to the current crisis only if both sides can aim at some kind of political horizon.

These countries are also responding to domestic political pressures to show more support for Palestinians.

In the past, the position of many Western countries was that Palestinian statehood should be a prize for a final peace agreement.

But Lord Cameron, the UK Foreign Secretary, and some other European countries have in recent months shifted their positions, saying the recognition of Palestinian statehood could come earlier, to help drive momentum towards a political settlement.

In February, President Macron of France said: “The recognition of a Palestinian state is not a taboo for France.”

And earlier this month, France supported Palestinian membership of the UN in the general assembly vote.

The US has privately discussed this issue with European allies but is more cautious and wants a clearer sense of what the policy would mean in practice.

So the key debate behind the scenes is about when these holdout countries should recognise a Palestinian state: when formal peace talks begin between Israelis and Palestinians, when Israel and Saudi Arabia normalise diplomatic relations, when Israel fails to undertake certain actions, or when the Palestinians take certain actions.

In other words, they want recognition of the state of Palestine to be a big moment designed to achieve a diplomatic outcome.

“It is a big card that Western countries have to play,” one Western official said. “We don’t want to throw it away.”

The problem is that recognising a Palestinian state is largely a symbolic gesture if it does not also address the vital concomitant questions.

What should the borders be? Where should the capital be located? What should both sides do first to make it happen?

These are difficult questions that have not been agreed – or even answered – satisfactorily for decades.

As of today, a few more countries in Europe now believe there should be a Palestinian state.

Supporters will cheer the move, opponents will decry it.

The grim reality for Palestinians on the ground is unlikely to change.

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Domestic tourism soars in China but foreigners stay away

BBC/KATHERINA TSE A popular thing to do in Wuzhen is to pose for photos dressed in traditional hanfu clothing
A popular thing to do in Wuzhen is pose for photos dressed in traditional hanfu clothing

With the Chinese economy facing massive challenges, there have been concerns over its growth potential, at least in the immediate future.

Yet a key exception is emerging in the form of domestic tourism.

Last week’s five-day public holiday to mark labour day saw 295 million trips made within China, according to figures from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. This was 28% higher than pre-pandemic figures recorded in 2019.

The Transport Ministry’s figures are also staggering: 92 million rail trips; almost 10 million air trips and 1.25 billion highway journeys.

However, this comes as international arrivals continue to lag, with foreigners currently entering China at barely 30% of 2019 levels. Why the disparity?

The beautiful historical river town of Wuzhen, a short drive from Shanghai, is considered one of China’s top visitor sites for travellers of all types. When we arrive the little pathways and old bridges which cross narrow waterways are filled with visitors.

A popular thing to do in Wuzhen is to pose for photos dressed in traditional hanfu clothing – as if you have really been transported back hundreds of years.

Two women in their 20s, friends since high school, are visiting from Jilin Province in the north east. After arriving, they spend an hour getting their hair done in an elaborate imperial-era style – and they are full of praise for Wuzhen’s classical beauty.

We ask if, following the post-Covid opening up, many of their family and other friends have been travelling much? “Of course, after the pandemic, we’re all visiting other places.”

Nearby a local man who is selling ice-creams also says tourist numbers are “not that bad lately”.

As good as before Covid? “Almost the same,” he replies.

Shopkeeper Wang Ying, who sells traditional snacks, echoes this sentiment with a big smile on her face. “Business is going well, and it’ll only get better.”

BBC/KATHERINA TSE Wuzhen is considered one of China's top visitor sites
Wuzhen is considered one of China’s top visitor sites

All this will be seen as good news for the Chinese government. It’s been saying that a push on domestic consumption can counter the significant faltering portions of the economy.

Major players in the once-mighty property sector are struggling to stay afloat, local government debt continues to rise, and persistent youth unemployment has left highly qualified university graduates uncertain of their future.

Amid all these challenges, the Communist Party has set a target of “around 5%” GDP growth for this year. Apart from the fact that analysts have long questioned the veracity of the country’s official growth figures, economists are also asking how such a target can be reached, in any genuine sense, in 2024 without significant extra stimulus.

One lifeline could be a more buoyant travel scene which could bring broader business opportunities and greater service industry employment.

Schubert Lou, chief operating officer at travel agency Trip.com, told the BBC: “We’ve seen very strong domestic travel demand with search volumes in hotels up 67% compared to last year, and flight volumes up 80%.”

Tourism industry consultant Peng Han from Travel Daily is following the investment trail to see how the business community really views the possibilities in the sector.

“With famous international hotel brands – like Intercontinental, Marriott and Hilton – you just have to look at their growth in China in 2023,” he says. “Then check the performance goals for these large hotel groups in 2024 which have also been set relatively high. This shows that they are very optimistic about the growth potential of the Chinese market.”

But, while the volume of local travellers might be up, Mr Peng does point to the problem of per capita consumption which remains persistently low.

He says general uncertainty about the Chinese economy is putting more emphasis on saving, so people are looking for good value options. They are going on holidays and paying for things but doing so much more frugally.

This is where an increase in big-spending foreigners could help. But they are simply not travelling to China in the numbers they used to.

In 2019, nearly 98 million international visitors came to the country. Last year it was only 35 million – including business trips, students and the like. Mr Lou describes the domestic versus international market as “uneven”.

For many in the tourism industry here specialising in services for foreign travellers, “uneven” would be an understatement. Three years of harsh Covid prevention measures drove down arrivals from other countries, but that alone can’t account for the current situation.

Huang Songshan, the head of the Centre for Tourism Research in the School of Business and Law at Australia’s Edith Cowan University, blames this weakness in part to “the shifting geopolitical landscape globally”.

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China’s culture and heritage has traditionally been a big draw for tourists

In the peer-reviewed East Asia Forum, he pointed to a 2023 survey carried out by the Pew Research Centre, writing that, “Most individuals in Western nations hold unfavourable views towards China. The Chinese government’s tightening grip on societal regulations could potentially cause discomfort for foreign travellers in China.”

Official travel advice from some governments echo this sentiment, at times quite harshly.

Washington warns potential travellers to “reconsider travel to Mainland China due to the arbitrary enforcement of local laws, including in relation to exit bans, and the risk of wrongful detentions”.

Australia advises “a high degree of caution” warning that “Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention or harsh enforcement of local laws, including broadly defined National Security Laws”.

The political environment has also taken a toll on flight availability and price. This is especially the case with connections to and from North America. Last month’s 332 scheduled round trips between China and the US contrasts with 1,506 in April 2019.

As a result, finding a seat on a direct flight can be extremely difficult and those that are available are very expensive.

President Xi Jinping made a speech at a dinner on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in San Francisco last November addressing this point. “Today, President Biden and I reached important consensus,” he told the crowd.

“Our two countries will roll out more measures to facilitate travels and promote people-to-people exchanges, including increasing direct passenger flights, holding a high-level dialogue on tourism, and streamlining visa application procedures. We hope that our two peoples will make more visits, contacts and exchanges and write new stories of friendship in the new era.”

Washington has since increased the number of Chinese airline flights permitted to land – but only from 35 per week to 50. It is still well short of the 150 weekly trips pre-Covid.

The Biden administration is coming under pressure from unions and US airlines to not increase this any further because, they argue, Chinese airlines have an unfair advantage over them as they have state support; don’t face the same onerous Chinese regulations; and, crucially, can fly over Russian airspace, making trips shorter and cheaper.

A letter to the US government from the Chair of the House Committee on China, Mike Gallagher, and the committee’s top Democrat representative, Raja Krishnamoorthi, reads: “Should the US-China passenger carrier market expand without the US government addressing these significant issues, US aviation workers, travellers and airlines will pay a hefty price tag.”

Mr Lou says the frequency of international flight connections is definitely having an impact.

“What we are seeing right now, based on civil aviation data, is that inbound flight capacity won’t get back to even 80% of 2019 [levels] by the end of 2024.”

Then there are other potential turnoffs for those considering travelling in China, like the country’s state-of-the-art phone app payment and booking systems which work very smoothly for Chinese citizens and residents, but which can be an enormous headache if you have just arrived.

There are certain sites, transport options, and purchases which can only be accessed via Chinese electronic apps which are, at times, only available in Chinese.

Professor Chen Yong at Switzerland’s EHL Hospitality Business School is an authority on the economics of tourism in China. He thinks that hurdles relating to payment and booking apps can pose a real problem.

“Technologies such as social network websites, online maps, payment apps, among others, which foreigners have long been accustomed to using, are either unavailable or inaccessible when they travel to China,” he says.

“On the other hand, there are Chinese alternatives to these technologies that remain inaccessible to foreigners due to language barriers and differences in user habits. We need to bridge this divide because it affects the tourist industry badly.”

Back in Wuzhen, the presence of international travellers is much smaller than in years gone by, but there are still a few foreign faces in the crowd.

An Italian couple says the process of linking up to and using China’s payment apps was a challenge but that it was not insurmountable, though they add, with a laugh, that it is “much, much, much easier” if you have a Chinese friend to help you.

BBC/KATHERINA TSE Woman and child pose for selfies
Chinese officials have acknowledged that the foreign traveller numbers have been low but they are trying to turn this around

Eliseo, from California, says he has had problems making payments to small vendors who don’t accept credit cards and really no longer deal with cash. Another hurdle for him has been his bank at home which has blocked some payments, flagging them as potentially fraudulent coming from China.

Chinese officials have acknowledged that the foreign traveller numbers have been low but they are now trying to turn this around.

One way they’re attempting to attract more foreign visitors is by increasing the number of countries whose citizens don’t need a visa to enter. Trip.com says this resulted in an almost immediate increase in passenger arrivals from Southeast Asia.

In 23 Chinese cities, transit passengers from more than 50 countries are also able to stay for a few days visa free if they have an onward ticket. In Shanghai, hotels above a three-star level have been told that they should prepare to deal with international credit cards and an initial batch of 50 taxis have also started accepting them.

However, Professor Chen says “it would be too optimistic to envision a long-term growth in China’s inbound tourism”.

“The key is to establish a culture that puts service providers in the shoes of foreign tourists. They should imagine themselves being a foreigner who can’t speak or read Chinese and who doesn’t have a Chinese mobile number, payments apps and so on.”

He says that the culture around this can’t be changed overnight.

Yet, in places like Wuzhen – where the local travellers have already returned – the tourism companies are hoping that incredible sites like theirs will eventually be too much for foreigners to resist as well.

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Lok Sabha 2024: The influencers driving India’s big election

BBC InfluencersBBCInfluencers like Ranting Gola (left) and Sham Sharma are using their social media presence to promote political parties

Just weeks before the first ballot was cast in this year’s Indian election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at an event in Delhi rubbing shoulders with people known by names like BeerBiceps and Curly Tales.

The event – an awards show, congratulating some of the country’s top social media stars on their work – was an acknowledgement of the power of the influencer which a few years ago may have seemed unimaginable.

And as politicians prepared to battle it out for India’s billion votes, these influencers were being lined up to play a crucial role in reaching the young, the disinterested and the disillusioned.

But even as some celebrate social media’s democratisation of the media – a place where any one can share their views freely – others paint a darker picture, one where threats are rife, and the truth can be set aside for the right pay cheque.

A decade ago, you would have struggled to find anyone calling themselves an “influencer”.

But now, says Vinay Deshpande, co-founder of Rajneethi, a political management consultant firm, “it’s become a profession”.

“I know teenagers who are doing this part-time to earn pocket money.”

Pocket money underplays the earning potential somewhat, however. At the lower end, people can charge around 2,000 rupees ($24; £19) a day, but top influencers can pull in about 500,000 rupees for a post – equivalent to the monthly salary of someone in top-level management.

The creator of the Ranting Gola channel revealed to the BBC that political parties and election management firms have offered as much as “100,000 to 500,000 rupees for a single campaign”.

It is no small amount – but then, it could turn the tide in a candidate’s favour.

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Presentational grey line

Mr Deshpande says they have helped an opposition candidate win an assembly election by pushing out content through a curated list of local influencers with a small but active following.

“Social media content is powerful and can influence the way a person feels about an issue,” Mr Deshpande says. “It gives social currency to a belief or opinion – but this can lead to a lack of critical thinking about an issue,” he adds.

Preethi Aggarwal, 25, is one of those who turns to apps like Instagram, YouTube and Twitter to help her understand the news.

Like thousands of others, Ms Aggarwal follows a bunch of “political influencers”, or people who talk about politics on social media to “really understand what’s going on”.

“News can get boring and complicated sometimes. I think these people [influencers] make it fun and easier to understand,” she says, adding the context and their own perspective help her form her opinions.

But the problem is, whose perspective is she getting?

PMO India / YouTube InfluencersPMO India / YouTubePM Modi congratulated Ranveer Allahbadia (left, known as BeerBiceps) and other influencers at a recent event

YouTuber Samdish Bhatia reveals numerous politicians have reached out to him, especially in the months before this election, offering him millions of rupees to interview them.

“But they wanted me to share questions in advance or get the video approved before it’s published,” he says, adding that he declined the offers because he “likes to maintain editorial control”.

The particular trend for longer form, slightly chummy interviews – where politicians get to show off their human side – is particularly vulnerable to management, says Joyojeet Pal, an associate professor at the University of Michigan.

“Many of these interviews are carefully managed by politicians,” Mr Pal says.

But even if they aren’t, a gentler style of questioning can also blur the line between interview and promotion, says Mr Pal.

“If your questions aren’t holding power to account, then the interview just becomes a platform for easy publicity.”

But for Mr Pal, this is just one of the problems he sees with politics on social media.

In a recent research paper, he examined some of India’s top influencers and who they interviewed, finding BJP leaders were featured more often than opposition leaders.

His research also found an overall drop in the number of accounts posting content critical of the incumbent government in recent years, while the amount of pro-BJP content had increased.

“This hints at a growing hesitancy among people to be openly critical of the government whereas there seems to be more confidence in putting up polarising content or content that supports the government’s ideologies,” Mr Pal says.

“And this is dangerous for democracy,” he adds.

Getty Images InfluencersGetty ImagesEven in the most remote areas, Indians have access to a mobile phone and internet

Influencers supporting the opposition certainly suggested they were working in a hostile environment.

A number who post content that’s critical of the government declined to speak to the BBC for this piece citing fear of repercussions by the government. They also run their channels under pseudonyms to keep their identities secret.

The Ranting Gola told the BBC that she has often received comments that are abusive or threatening because of the videos she posts and that her Instagram account has been disabled numerous times, even though the platform hasn’t given her a clear reason for doing so.

She also only spoke to the BBC on the condition that her name not be revealed.

The BJP government has denied allegations that it has clamped down on dissent and free speech.

But even pro-BJP YouTuber Sham Sharma told the BBC that freedom of speech could be a problem in India:

0:52YouTuber Sham Sharma talks about the positives and perils of sharing his views online.

But even given these concerns, opposition parties are using the same influencer system to reach voters in what they say is a difficult environment.

“The mainstream media has been taken over by the BJP,” alleges Supriya Srinate, who heads social media for the Congress party.

“Our funds have been frozen; we have no money to advertise,” she adds, referring to action taken by India’s tax department weeks before the elections. Congress leaders have accused the government of political vendetta, but the government has denied the allegation and said that the federal department was doing its job independently.

Influencers, Ms Srinate argues, are a good way to reach voters as a result of these alleged hurdles, explaining the Congress has been working with “volunteers” who believe in the party’s ideology and want to share its work on social media.

Ankit Lal, former political advisor of the opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), agrees that influencers have helped democratise the publicity landscape.

Akash Banerjee, a former journalist who runs the YouTube channel, The DeshBhakt, argues that influencers are also able to push boundaries more than the traditional media can.

He cites the video ‘Is India becoming a dictatorship?’ – made by popular content creator Dhruv Rathee, who is based in Germany – which takes on the government directly, and has been viewed about 24 million times on YouTube so far. The government hasn’t reacted to the video yet.

“After the video, the term ‘dictatorship’ has popped up more in conversations, and this is something that has never happened before,” Mr Banerjee says.

“Our job as influencers may not be to open the window and check if it’s really raining, but we owe it to the nation to take a look outside the window and let people know if dark clouds are approaching and that they can do something about it by voting.”

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Baltimore sues owner and manager of ‘unseaworthy’ Dali over bridge collapse

Getty Images An aerial view the morning after the bridge collapseGetty ImagesThe Dali was a ‘clearly unseaworthy’ ship with ‘an incompetent crew’, the city of Baltimore argued in a lawsuit filed Monday

Baltimore has sued the operators of the container ship that hit and destroyed one of the US city’s main bridges last month, killing six people.

The city says the Dali was “clearly unseaworthy” and accuses its owners and manager of negligence.

The ship’s Singapore-based owner and manager have already asked a court to limit their liability.

The region is reeling from the closure of its busiest maritime transit port after the span collapsed on 26 March.

“None of this should have happened,” attorneys representing the Baltimore mayor and city council argued in a federal lawsuit.

The city is asking the US District Court of Maryland for a jury trial to hold the defendants fully liable.

Naming the Dali’s owner, Grace Ocean Private Limited, and its manager, Synergy Marine Private Limited, the suit alleges the Francis Scott Key Bridge’s collapse was a direct result of their “gross negligence, and recklessness, and as a result of the unseaworthiness of the Vessel”.

On 1 April, Grace Ocean and Synergy Marine petitioned the same federal court in Maryland to cap its responsibility for the incident.

Citing a pre-Civil War maritime law, the pair of companies estimated their liability for the vessel and the cargo’s value at $43.6m (£35m).

Monday’s court filing from the city of Baltimore rebuts that number as “substantially less than the amount that will be claimed for losses and damages arising out of the Dali’s allision with the Key Bridge”.

The path taken by the cargo ship – which was exiting the Port of Baltimore under the Key Bridge – is “no stranger to large freighters”, the city’s representatives wrote.

They said the vessel “had been experiencing an inconsistent power supply” that was either not investigated or not fixed.

“The Dali left port anyway, despite its clearly unseaworthy condition,” said the lawsuit.

The filing also says the Dali was manned by “an incompetent crew that was inattentive to its duties” and “lacked proper training”.

Contains upsetting scenes.Tracking data shows the path of the Dali container towards the bridge

On Friday, port officials opened a third temporary channel for boats to enter and exit the corridor, but these channels can only sustain about 15% of pre-collapse commercial activity.

A fourth channel, that will allow most traffic back into the port, is expected to open by the end of the month.

Darrell Wilson, an attorney who represents Synergy Marine and is also handling media inquiries on behalf of Grace Ocean, told the BBC it would be inappropriate to comment on the litigation while federal investigations into the collapse were ongoing.

New drone video shows close-up view of debris from the Baltimore bridge collapse

Six construction workers who were fixing potholes died when the bridge collapsed. Two of the bodies have yet to be recovered.

Workers are still extracting thousands of tonnes of debris from the water and from atop the stationary Dali, whose original schedule would have seen it arrive at a Sri Lankan port on Monday.

Apart from two of the ship’s pilots, 21 crew members – almost all of whom are of Indian origin – remain on the ship. There is no timeline yet for when the crew will disembark or head back to sea.

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Di Acara PP Awards 2023, Andi Gani Tekankan Intergritas Dalam Pembangunan Proyek

Andi Gani (kedua kiri) menyerahkan penghargaan kepada pemenang di PP Award 2023, yang digelar di Jakarta, Rabu (23/8). (Foto: Dok. PTPP)
Andi Gani (kedua kiri) menyerahkan penghargaan kepada pemenang di PP Award 2023, yang digelar di Jakarta, Rabu (23/8). (Foto: Dok. PTPP)

RM.id  Rakyat Merdeka – Perusahaan BUMN konstruksi PT Pembangunan Perumahan (PTPP) kembali menggelar PP Awards 2023 di kantornya, Jakarta, Rabu (23/8).

Hadir dalam acara PP Awards 2023 Presiden Komisaris PTPP Andi Gani Nena Wea, Direktur Utama PTPP Novel Arsjad, beserta seluruh jajaran komisaris dan direksi PTPP lainnya.

Dalam kesempatan itu, Andi Gani meminta seluruh jajaran untuk selalu menjaga integritas serta disiplin dalam menjalankan tugas.

Apalagi, kata Andi Gani, PTPP saat ini banyak mengerjakan Proyek Strategis Nasional (PSN) termasuk Proyek Pembangunan Istana Negara dan Kantor Presiden di Ibu Kota Negara (IKN).

“Disiplin dan menjaga integritas mutlak harus dijalankan bagi para insan PP dimanapun bekerja,” tegas Andi Gani saat memberikan arahan ke seluruh jajaran PTPP dalam PP Awards 2023.

Andi Gani mengatakan, PTPP selalu siap sedia berkomitmen secara profesionalisme dan menjujung integritas dalam mengerjakan proyek-proyek infrastruktur nasional demi meningkatkan kualitas hidup masyarakat Indonesia.

“Kami berkomitmen untuk secara berkelanjutan berkontribusi dalam memajukan infrastruktur Indonesia, sejalan dengan visi misi kami untuk menciptakan solusi konstruksi yang inovatif dan berkelanjutan,” katanya.

Untuk diketahui, Andi Gani telah menjabat selama 9 tahun di BUMN PTPP dan merupakan Komisaris Utama terlama di BUMN.

Dalam PP Awards 2023, Andi Gani juga menyerahkan secara langsung penghargaan kepada pemenang yang merupakan salah satu ajang kompetisi internal perusahaan.

Ajang ini, kata Andi Gani, mampu meningkatkan semangat baru insan PP. PP Awards tahun ini mengambil tema ‘Enhancement for Sustainability’. Beberapa yang terpilih menerima penghargaan diantaranya, dalam kategori Best Performance Project diraih PTPP Infra 1 dalam Proyek Jalur Lintas Selatan (JLS) Lot 6 Prigi Trenggalek-BTS Jawa Timur.

Lalu, kategori Best Performance Business Investment : Development Project diraih oleh PT Celebes Railway dalam Proyek Celebes Railway Indonesia.

Kemudian, dalam kategori Best Performance Business Operation PP Sinergi Banjaratma, dan kategori Best Performance Business Investment : Operation : Affiliation diraih oleh Citra Waspphutowa.https://cingengkali.com/wp-admin

Tindaklanjuti Pertemuan dengan BPK

Kemendagri Hadiri Rapat Diskusi Bagan Akun Standar Pemeriksaan LKPD

Rapat Diskusi Bagan Akun Standar Pemerintah Daerah Kemendagri dengan BPK. (Foto: Istimewa)
Rapat Diskusi Bagan Akun Standar Pemerintah Daerah Kemendagri dengan BPK. (Foto: Istimewa)

RM.id  Rakyat Merdeka – Kementerian Dalam Negeri (Kemendagri) menghadiri Rapat Diskusi Bagan Akun Standar Pemerintah Daerah (Pemda) dalam rangka pemeriksaan Laporan Keuangan Pemerintah Daerah (LKPD) Tahun Anggaran (TA) 2023 di Kantor Pusat Badan Pemeriksa Keuangan (BPK), di Ruang Rapat Kupang, Gedung Tower Pusat BPK, Jakarta, Kamis (25/1). Acara ini sekaligus untuk menindaklanjuti pertemuan-pertemuan yang telah dilaksanakan oleh Kemendagri dan BPK.

Direktur Perencanaan Anggaran Daerah Direktorat Jenderal (Ditjen) Bina Keuangan Daerah (Keuda) Kemendagri Bahri mengatakan, agenda ini penting untuk menyamakan dan mempersatukan persepsi, serta pandangan terhadap pengelolaan keuangan daerah dengan mengaplikasikan Sistem Informasi Pemerintahan Daerah (SIPD).

“Direncanakan akan dibuat interkoneksi antara aplikasi BPK dengan SIPD seperti yang telah dilakukan antara aplikasi BPK dengan OM SPAN (dari Kementerian Keuangan). Namun tidak semua data diambil, hanya data utama yang diperlukan oleh BPK RI,” kata Bahri, seperti keterangan yang diterima redaksi, Kamis (1/2).

Dia menyampaikan, Kemendagri akan memfasilitasi koordinasi dengan Pemda dan penyedia sistem informasi lainnya, di luar Financial Management Information System (FMIS) dan SIPD. Upaya ini dilakukan untuk mendukung BPK dalam melakukan pemeriksaan LKPD tahun 2023.

Bahri menekankan, terkait penyediaan data untuk penyusunan LKPD tahun 2023 unaudited pada Pemda pengguna, penyusunannya paling lambat 1 minggu setelah permintaan data disampaikan oleh BPK kepada Pemda dan Kemendagri.

“Untuk koreksi atau Subsequent Event LKPD tahun 2023 yang mempengaruhi saldo LKPD tahun 2023 dicatat oleh Pemda pada sistem informasi lainnya. Selanjutnya, menyediakan data sistem lainnya untuk penyusunan LKPD tahun 2023 audited pada 252 Pemda, paling lambat 1 minggu setelah permintaan data disampaikan oleh Pemda kepada BPK dan Kemendagri,” terangnya.

Dia juga mengingatkan ke Pemda pentingnya menggunakan SIPD dalam penatausahaan serta akuntansi pelaporan untuk menyusun LKPD tahun 2024. “BPK dan Kemendagri memastikan bahwa seluruh Pemda yang telah menggunakan aplikasi di luar SIPD-RI untuk tahapan penatausahaan serta akuntansi pelaporan untuk menyusun LKPD tahun 2024,” ujar Bahri.

Auditor Utama Keuangan Negara VI BPK Laode Nusriadi menambahkan, rapat ini penting dilaksanakan guna menyamakan persepsi, pemahaman, dan sebagai tindak lanjut dari pertemuan-pertemuan yang telah dilakukan sebelumnya antara BPK dan Kemendagri. “Dalam hal ini rapat dimaksud membahas permintaan BPK RI terkait backup database SIPD guna pemeriksaan BPK RI atas LKPD tahun 2023,” ungkap Laode.https://cingengkali.com/wp-admin

Bukan Jakarta dan Solo, ReJO Milenial Dorong Kaesang Maju Pillkada Kota Bekasi

Kaesang dan istri foto bersama pengurus DPP ReJo. (Foto: Istimewa)
Kaesang dan istri foto bersama pengurus DPP ReJo. (Foto: Istimewa)

RM.id  Rakyat Merdeka – Dorongan agar putra bungsu Presiden Jokowi, Kaesang Pangarep maju di Pilkada Kota Bekasi, terus disuarakan. Kali ini datang dari Relawan Jokowi (ReJO) Milineal. Kaesang dianggap figur muda yang bisa membawa kemajuan bagi Kota Bekasi.

Ketua DPP ReJO Milenial Ade Efendi Zarkasih menegaskan, pihaknya serius mendorong Kaesang sebagai Calon Wali Kota Bekasi pada November mendatang.

Alasannya, Kaesang figur muda yang mewakili kalangan milenial dengan segudang terobosan untuk memajukan Kota Bekasi.

“Kami menilai kehadiran Mas Kaesang Pangarep bisa membawa perubahan dan semangat baru untuk masyarakat Kota Bekasi. Saat ini Kota Bekasi butuh sentuhan anak muda agar lebih maju,” kata Ade dalam keterangan tertulisnya, Senin (1/4/2024).

Demi mewujudkan keinginannya itu, Ade yang juga Ketua Aliansi Pengusaha Muda Bekasi ini bakal mencari dukungan.

Pihaknya dalam waktu dekat akan berkoordinasi dengan perkumpulan pengusaha seperti HIPMI, KADIN, GAPENSI dan lainya untuk mendeklarasikan dukungan agar Kaesang mau maju dalam Pilkada di Bekasi.

“Para pengusaha muda akan meminta mas Kaesang untuk maju di Pilkada Kota Bekasi. Kami butuh Bekasi yang lebih maju,” tegasnya.

Ia menjelaskan, selama ini Kaesang dikenal sebagai pengusaha muda yang bergelut dengan industri kreatif dan aktif di media sosial.

“Ini menjadi role model buat anak-anak generasi millenial atau Gen Z bahwa pemimpin tidak harus selalu yang tua,” ungkapnya.

Dengan maju sebagai Calon Wali Kota, lanjut dia, tak perlu ada aturan yang dilanggar oleh Kaesang. Menurutnya, Kaesang memenuhi persyaratan usia sesuai syarat yang diatur dalam Undang-Undang Nomor 10 Tahun 2016.

Dalam UU tersebut, calon wali kota atau calon wakil wali kota berusia minimal 25 tahun. Berbeda dengan syarat menjadi calon gubernur atau calon wakil gubernur yang harus berusia minimal 30 tahun.

“Jadi kami kira tidak ada hambatan usia bagi mas Kaesang Pangarep untuk maju dalam Pilkada Kota Bekasi,” jelasnya.

Untuk menyampaikan keinginan para pengusaha muda itu, Ade akan bertemu dengan Kaesang.

“Habis Lebaran Idul Fitri kami akan bertemu Mas Kaesang. Termasuk membahas siapa yang cocok untuk mendampingi mas Kaesang di Pilkada Kota Bekasi,” ungkapnya.

Seperti diketahui, nama Kaesang memang mulai didorong-dorong sejumlah kalangan untuk ikut berkompetisi di Pilkada serentak, November 2024.

Ketua Umum PSI itu dijagokan untuk maju di Pilkada Kota Depok, Kota Solo, hingga di Pilgub DKI Jakarta. Terbaru, Kaesang dianggap cocok maju di Pilkada Kota Bekasi.

ReJo sendiri adalah relawan yang dua kali ikut memenangkan Presiden Jokowi di Pilpres 2014 dan 2019.

Sedangkan di Pilpres 2024, relawan yang dipimpin Darmizal ini menjadi pendukung dari Paslon 02 Prabowo Subianto-Gibran Rakabuming.https://cingengkali.com/wp-admin

Putin Sukses Sapu Suara Di Pilpres

Dubes Tavares Berharap RI-Moskow Makin Mesra

Dubes Indonesia untuk Rusia Jose Antonio Morato Tavares. (Foto: Kartika Sari/RM)
Dubes Indonesia untuk Rusia Jose Antonio Morato Tavares. (Foto: Kartika Sari/RM)

RM.id  Rakyat Merdeka – Seperti yang sudah diproyeksi sebelumnya, hasil Pemilu Presiden (Pilpres) tidak mengejutkan dunia. Calon presiden (Capres) incumbent Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, menang besar. Yang mengejutkan, Pilpres di Rusia berlangsung aman, damai, fair, transparan dan menghibur. Pesta demokrasi yang fun, dan asyik. Mungkin cuma di Rusia yang rakyatnya langsung pergi ke pesta atau festival setelah mencoblos.

Berdasarkan hasil penghitungan sementara Central Commission Election (CEC) atau Komisi Pemilihan Umum (KPU) Rusia, Selasa, 19 Maret 2024, semua suara sudah berhasil dihitung. Hasilnya: Capres incumbent Vladimir Putin sukses menyapu suara dengan perolehan 87,3 persen atau 76,1 juta suara.

Putin menang besar dan jauh meninggalkan ketiga lawannya. Yaitu, Nikolay Kharitonov dari Partai Komunis atau Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) yang juga Ketua Komite di Duma (Parlemen Rusia), berada di peringkat kedua dengan meraup 4,31 persen atau 3,76 juta suara.

Sementara itu, Vladislav Davankov dari New People’s Party yang juga Wakil Ketua Parlemen Rusia, nangkring di peringkat ketiga dengan perolehan suara 3,85 persen atau 3,3 juta. Sedangkan Leonid Slutsky dari Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), berada di posisi buncit alias menjadi juru kunci dengan meraih 3,2 persen atau 2,79 juta suara.

Masih menurut data CEC, total jumlah pemilih dalam Pilpres kali ini sebanyak 77,44 persen atau 87,1 juta orang dari 114 juta warga Rusia yang punya hak pilih. Dengan demikian, dapat dipastikan Presiden Putin menang besar walaupun CEC baru akan mengumumkan hasil final pada 21 Maret 2024.

Hasil Pilpres ini pun membuat Pemerintahan Putin makin kuat dan kokoh. Karena dalam Pilpres 2018 lalu, Putin menang dengan meraih suara 77,5 persen dengan jumlah pemilih 67,5 persen.

Pemenang Pilpres yang berlangsung selama tiga hari (15-17 Maret), dijadwalkan akan dilantik pada 7 Mei 2024. Beberapa kepala negara seperti Perdana Menteri (PM) India Narendra Modi dan Pangeran Salman dari Saudi Arabia, bahkan sudah mengucapkan selamat kepada Putin.

Kepada Wartawan Rakyat Merdeka/RM.id Kartika Sari yang diundang Pemerintah Rusia sebagai salah satu oberserver Pilpres, Duta Besar (Dubes) Indonesia untuk Rusia merangkap Belarus Jose Antonio Morato Tavares, berbagi cerita mengenai Pilpres di Rusia dan kerja sama kedua negara. Menurut Dubes Tavares yang ikut mengamati langsung proses demokrasi ini, Pemilu berjalan baik dan lancar.

“Menurut saya, Pilpres kemarin sangat transparan dan demokratis. Semua orang memberikan suaranya. Saya melihat ini sebagai sebuah momen demokrasi bagi rakyat Rusia untuk menyampaikan dukungan atau pilihannya terhadap satu kandidat Presiden. Saya sih melihat ini sesuatu yang sangat baik,” kata Tavares di Wisma Duta Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia (KBRI) Moskow, Senin (19/3/2024) malam.

Malam itu, Dubes Tavares mengundang Rakyat Merdeka untuk ikut berbuka puasa bersama para delegasi Indonesia dari Kementerian Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif, Pemprov Jawa Barat, Bupati Lampung, Belitung dan lainnya. Mereka datang ke Moskow untuk mengikuti event Moscow International Tour & Travel (MITI).

Dubes Tavares yang pernah menjabat sebagai Direktur Jenderal Kerja Sama ASEAN itu berpendapat, dukungan rakyat Rusia terhadap pemerintahan Presiden Putin sangat tinggi.

“Saya melihat, sepertinya rakyat Rusia berada di belakang pemimpinnya (Presiden Putin-red) untuk kembali memimpin negara mereka ke depan,” ujar diplomat yang sebelumnya pernah bertugas di Markas Uni Eropa di Brussels, Belgia dan KBRI di Prancis dan KBRI di Selandia Baru.

Bagaimana sikap rakyat Rusia setelah negaranya menyerang Ukraina? Tavares menjawab, dukungan rakyat Rusia terhadap Pemerintahan Putin malah semakin tinggi. “Dan hal itu tergambar dari hasil Pemilu,” katanya.

Lalu, dengan kemenangan Putin dalam Pilpres ini, bagaimana arah kebijakan luar negeri Rusia, terutama terhadap Indonesia? Tavares optimistis, Presiden Putin akan tetap menjaga hubungan baik dengan Indonesia. Dia juga berharap, hubungan kerja sama kedua negara baik di bidang politik, ekonomi, pertahanan, pendidikan maupun kebudayaan dan lainnya, akan semakin mesra.

“Saya sih menyarankan kepada Pemerintah Indonesia untuk meningkatkan hubungan baik dengan Rusia dalam berbagai bidang yang saling menguntungkan,” ujarnya.

“Kita tidak mengambil posisi ikut-ikutan untuk memusuhi dan mengisolasi Rusia karena Indonesia menganut kebijakan politik luar negeri yang bebas aktif. Kita berhubungan baik dengan semua negara untuk berdialog, berdiplomasi, bernegosiasi, menjadi bagian dari solusi dari setiap permasalahan yang ada. Bukan mengambil jalan isolasi. We are for engagement, not isolation. Kita tidak harus jadi musuh, dari musuh orang lain,” imbuhnya.

Lalu, bagaimana sikap Indonesia atas invasi Rusia terhadap Ukraina? Menurut Tavares, pada prinsipnya Indonesia sudah menyampaikan pandangan melalui Menlu Retno Marsudi, termasuk menyampaikan “Tentu saja kita tidak setuju kalau satu negara yang berdaulat diserang oleh negara lain. Jadi posisi kita sudah jelas. Dalam Resolusi PBB, kita voteagainst (voting menentang) aksi militer Rusia ke Ukraina. Tetapi tidak berarti bahwa kita harus ikut mengucilkan Rusia,” ungkapnya.

Pemilu Damai & Riang

Berdasarkan pengamatan Rakyat Merdeka langsung di lapangan, Pilpres Rusia berjalan lancar, aman, damai, transparan dan fair. Stigma bahwa Rusia Bukan negara demokratis dan Pilpres bakal diwarnai kecurangan, sejauh pengamatan Rakyat Merdeka di berbagai Tempat Pemungutan Suara (TPS), tidak terbukti.

Rakyat Merdeka bersama delegasi dari Austria, Bulgaria, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Moldova Serbia dan Guatemala, mendapat kesempatan mengikuti proses pesta demokrasi ini di Kota Ufa, Ibu Kota Republik Bashkortostan dan Kota Ishimbay selama tiga hari (15-17 Maret 2024). Rakyat Merdeka satu-satunya jurnalis di group delegasi ini. Yang lainnya adalah anggota parlemen, konsultan, LSM, lembaga think-tank, pakar politik dan scientist.

Salju tebal dan dinginnya udara di kedua kota itu minus 10 derajat celcius, tak menghilangi minat warga untuk datang ke TPS. Aneka hiburan seperti musik, tarian, aneka camilan dan hadiah kecil lainnya, disajikan di beberapa TPS kepada warga yang datang mencoblos. Dibalut jaket tebal, topi dan sarung tangan, warga di Kota Ufa dan Ishimbay tampak riang dan santai saat mencoblos.

Saat berkunjung kantor Kantor Badan Pengawas Pemilu (Bawaslu) di Kota Ufa, delegasi juga melihat langsung dari layar besar yang menampilkan suasana di sejumlah TPS secara online dan update yang terekam CCTV. Pihak Komisi Pemilihan Umum Daerah (KPUD) bersama Bawaslu setempat, bekerja sama memasang CCTV di ribuan TPS. Mereka langsung memonitor jika ada masalah, ketidaktransparanan, kecurangan atau kekacauan di semua TPS, sehingga bisa langsung melakukan tindakan.

Untuk pertama kalinya, pemilih Rusia yang tidak bisa hadir secara fisik ke TPS, juga bisa mencoblos secara online. Dan bagi warga yang sedang dirawat di rumah sakit, juga bisa ikut mencoblos karena petugas Pemilu mendatangi mereka. Bahkan para tahanan atau narapidana pun, tetap punya hak suara. Mereka didatangi petugas Pemilu, sehingga bisa mencoblos dari bilik jeruji besi.

Selain itu, masyarakat juga bisa ikut mengecek proses hasil penghitungan suara secara online di berbagai platform yang dibuat penyelenggara Pemilu.

Pada malam terakhir pencoblosan, tepat pukul 8 malam waktu Kota Ufa, Rakyat Merdeka dan Tim Observer hadir menyaksikan penutupan TPS berikut hasil penghitungan suara di sebuah gedung sekolah. Panitia di TPS tersebut, tampak sibuk mengumpulkan berkas hasil rekapitulasi. Selanjutnya, berkas hasil penghitungan suara dimasukkan ke dalam mesin yang secara secara otomatis mengirimkan hasil rekapitulasi setiap TPS ke data base pusat penghitungan suara KPU.

Suasana malam itu berlangsung seru. Wajah panitia di TPS yang mayoritas perempuan, tampak lega dan happy setelah bekerja keras nonstop selama proses pencoblosan berlangsung. Mereka pun menggelar pesta kecil-kecilan bersama delegasi observer dengan meminum champaign dan makan cokelat. Tak lupa, mereka menyanyikan lagu kebangsaan Rusia yang berjudul Gosudarstvennyy Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii berdansa. Acara diakhiri dengan melakukan “Tos” yg dalam bahasa Rusia: “Salut” sambil memegang gelas champaign. Ya, beginilah menyaksikan keseruan pesta demokrasi di Rusia, yang kini jadi musuhnya Amerika Serikat dan negara-negara Barat.https://cingengkali.com/wp-admin

CIMB Niaga Aktif Kembangkan 50 Pelaku UMKM Di Indonesia Timur

CIMB Niaga mengembangkan 50 pelaku UMKM di Indonesia Timur. (Foto: Dok. CIMB Niaga)
CIMB Niaga mengembangkan 50 pelaku UMKM di Indonesia Timur. (Foto: Dok. CIMB Niaga)

RM.id  Rakyat Merdeka – PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk (CIMB Niaga) mendukung pengembangan usaha 50 pelaku Usaha Mikro, Kecil, dan Menengah (UMKM) di Indonesia Timur, melalui Program Community Link #JadiBerkelanjutan.

Mereka merupakan UMKM terpilih dari 200 peserta yang telah mengikuti pelatihan dan pemberdayaan ekonomi dalam program tersebut.

Dukungan diberikan dalam bentuk pinjaman tanpa bunga untuk tambahan modal usaha, pelatihan lanjutan, serta mentoring dan pendampingan usaha.

Komisaris Independen CIMB Niaga Jeffrey Kairupan menjelaskan, Community Link #JadiBerkelanjutan merupakan bagian dari implementasi Sustainability CIMB Niaga, khususnya pilar CSR bidang pemberdayaan ekonomi.

Program difokuskan untuk pelaku UMKM wanita dan teman disabilitas di Indonesia Timur (Makassar, Toraja, Manado, Balikpapan, dan Samarinda) yang selama ini belum banyak terjangkau pembiayaan perbankan.

Berkolaborasi dengan Yayasan Berdaya Bareng, program yang diluncurkan sejak 21 Oktober 2022 ini, memberikan berbagai pelatihan kepada peserta mulai dari kewirausahaan, literasi keuangan, akses digital, hingga social media marketing.

“Selamat kepada 50 UMKM yang terpilih mendapatkan dukungan usaha dari CIMB Niaga. Dengan tambahan modal usaha ini, UMKM diharapkan dapat meningkatkan kualitas produk, memperluas pasar, dan menambah kapasitas produksi sehingga usahanya tumbuh secara berkelanjutan,” ucap Jeffrey di Jakarta, Jumat (21/7).

Ia melanjutkan, kunjungan CIMB Niaga ke lokasi usaha UMKM peserta Program Community Link #JadiBerkelanjutan pada pekan lalu, dilakukan untuk mengukur dampak dan keberhasilan program pelatihan kewirausahaan yang telah diberikan sebelumnya serta memonitor perkembangan usaha peserta.

Adapun UKM yang dikunjungi yaitu Azzakhra Food (UMKM yang memproduksi berbagai jenis olahan berbahan daging), La Unti (UMKM kuliner pisang ijo khas Makassar), dan AT Craft (UMKM produk rajutan berbahan kain).

Jeffrey berharap, kontribusi nyata Program Community Link #JadiBerkelanjutan terhadap pemberdayaan ekonomi di Indonesia Timur, dapat mendorong UMKM untuk terus berinovasi, meningkatkan kualitas produk dan layanan, serta memperluas akses ke pasar yang lebih luas.

“Di samping juga berkontribusi dalam mendukung program Kementerian Koperasi dan UKM (Kemenkop UKM) yaitu meningkatkan target rasio kewirausahaan menjadi 3,95 persen di tahun 2024,” pungkas Jeffrey.https://cingengkali.com/wp-admin

Tinjau Operasi Katarak Gratis, Puan Dorong Percepatan Penanggulangan Kebutaan

Ketua DPR Puan Maharani meninjau kegiatan Operasi Katarak Gratis di RSUD Depati Hamzah, Pangkalpinang, Kepulauan Bangka Belitung, Senin (20/6)/IG
Ketua DPR Puan Maharani meninjau kegiatan Operasi Katarak Gratis di RSUD Depati Hamzah, Pangkalpinang, Kepulauan Bangka Belitung, Senin (20/6)/IG

RM.id  Rakyat Merdeka – Dalam kunjungan kerjanya di Pangkalpinang, Ketua DPR Puan Maharani meninjau kegiatan operasi katarak gratis. Dia mendorong percepatan program Penanggulangan Gangguan Pengelihatan dan Kebutaan.

Acara Operasi Katarak Gratis diselenggarakan oleh DPD PDI Perjuangan (PDIP) Kepulauan Bangka Belitung di RSUD Depati Hamzah, Pangkalpinang, Senin (20/6). Ada sekitar 1.000 warga Babel yang mengikuti kegiatan operasi Katarak gratis ini.

Pada kesempatan tersebut, Puan turut melihat pelaksanaan operasi katarak di ruang operasi. Dia juga berbincang dengan sejumlah warga yang tengah menunggu keluarganya dioperasi.

Tak hanya itu, Puan pun mengecek kondisi pasien sebelum dan sesudah dioperasi. Dia berdialog dengan salah satu pasien yang sedang menunggu giliran dioperasi bernama Ibu Anisa.

“Tahu dari mana ada acara operasi gratis ini ibu?” tanya Puan.

Anisa yang akan dioperasi mata kirinya mengaku selalu mengikuti informasi, karena operasi Katarak gratis merupakan program rutin tahunan yang diselenggarakan oleh DPD PDIP Babel. 

Anisa sebelumnya juga mengikuti program yang sama untuk mata sebelah kanannya.

“Saya senang, dan mau ikut operasi lagi karena tidak dipungut biaya. Tetangga-tetangga saya juga tahu ada aksi PDIP ini. Mereka mau datang dan ikut juga, tapi sebagian masih pada takut operasi, Bu,” jawab Anisa.

Puan lalu mengimbau kepada masyarakat yang mengalami gangguan pengelihatan akibat katarak tidak ragu memanfaatkan fasilitas dari PDIP. Apalagi partai pimpinan Ketum Megawati Soekarnoputri itu mendatangkan dokter-dokter spesialis mata terbaik untuk memaksimalkan kegiatan Operasi Katarak Gratis.

“Dokter spesialis matanya langsung didatangkan dari Bandung Jawa Barat, dan turut bergotong-royong dengan berbagai pihak, termasuk Kementerian Kesehatan,” kata Puan.

Ketua DPP PDIP itu juga mengimbau masyarakat yang memiliki keluarga dengan penyakit katarak, terutama lansia, agar mengajak mereka segera menjalani pengobatan. 

Salah satu upaya yang dapat dilakukan, kata Puan, dengan mengikuti kegiatan-kegiatan sosial seperti yang dilakukan PDIP.

“Anugerah untuk melihat melalui mata luar biasa dari Yang Maha Kuasa. Dengan mata, kita dapat melihat indahnya dunia,” ucap perempuan pertama yang menjabat sebagai Ketua DPR itu.

“Di sini saya diberi tahu banyak peserta operasi Katarak gratis adalah lansia. Dengan mata, kita dapat melihat anak-cucu kita. Dengan mata kita juga bisa membaca kitab suci, memenuhi kebutuhan rohani dalam hati melalui membaca ayat-ayat suci dengan mata kita,” imbuh Puan.

Mantan Menko PMK itu pun menyoroti tingkat kebutaan di Babel yang mencapai 3 persen, di mana 85 persen di antaranya disebabkan karena Katarak. 

Oleh karenanya, Puan menyebut, PDIP ikut berpartisipasi membantu pemerintah dalam rangka percepatan program Penanggulangan Gangguan Pengelihatan dan Kebutaan.

“Tentu berat bagi kita jika pengelihatan kita terganggu dengan penyakit seperti katarak di mata. Dan memang biaya operasi bisa tidak terjangkau oleh banyak orang,” ungkapnya.

Karena itu, PDI Perjuangan sebagai partai pembela wong cilik, partai yang membantu rakyat, mengadakan operasi Katarak gratis hari ini di Bangka Belitung.

Cucu Proklamator Bung Karno tersebut berharap, operasi katarak gratis yang diselenggarakan oleh PDIP dapat bermanfaat bagi warga. PDIP akan terus bekerja untuk kebaikan dan kesejahteraan rakyat.

“Mari bersama-sama kita melihat indahnya dunia dan wajah orang-orang yang kita sayangi,” ajak Puan.https://cingengkali.com/wp-admin