"One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted." -- Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Indonesian Government to give donation to executed woman’s family

A delegation from the Manpower Ministry and the Association of Labor Export Companies (Apjati) will make a visit to the family of Karni binti Medi Tarsim, an Indonesian migrant worker who was executed last Thursday in Saudi Arabia for murdering her employer.

The director general for overseas labor placement and protection affairs at the ministry, Reyna Usman, said she would lead a delegation representing the government and labor supplying companies to visit Karni’s family in Brebes, Central Java, on Saturday.

“The government will provide a donation to express its solidarity to Karni and simultaneously call on locals not to send unqualified workers to work overseas,” she told The Jakarta Post in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Apjati chairman Ayub Basalamah said his side would donate Rp 10 billion to Karni’s family and provide scholarships for elementary and secondary education for her only son.

Source: Jakarta Post, April 22, 2015

Bali aims for 30 million foreign tourists

Bali Governor Made Mangu Pastika is upbeat that Bali can attract 30 million foreign tourists by 2029.

Pastika submitted on Wednesday a tourism roadmap for 2014 and 2029 to Bali councilors, highlighting the resort island's capacity to receive the surge in travelers. Bali welcomes around 3 million foreign tourists annually.

"Singapore, which is way smaller than Bali, can attract 37 million tourists annually. If they can, why can't we?," said Pastika.

He also said that the Bali administration was ready to construct necessary infrastructure and new destinations to achieve the target.

Source: Jakarta Post, April 22, 2015

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