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first_img“Indonesia urges all OIC members to remain united and committed in full solidarity for Palestine,” Deputy Foreign Minister Mahendra Siregar said in a statement received by The Jakarta Post on Monday.He led the Indonesian delegation at the meeting, which was held at the request of the Palestinians in response to Trump’s “deal of the century” announced last week. The peace proposal required a future Palestinian state to be “demilitarized”, while formalizing Israeli sovereignty over settlements built in occupied territories.In order for the OIC to achieve a joint position, Mahendra argued that the Muslim world should consistently be united in resolving the issue of Palestine and Jerusalem while retaining the principles of a “two-state solution” that respected international law and “internationally agreed parameters”.Mahendra added that the Muslim world should reaffirm the importance of dialogue between parties concerned to achieve lasting peace and stability for Palestine and the region.  Indonesia’s suggestion was offered after Saudi Arabia, as host of the meeting, had barred its regional rival from participating by not issuing visas for Iranian participants, Reuters reported. “The government of Saudi Arabia has prevented the participation of the Iranian delegation in the meeting to examine the ‘deal of the century’ plan at the headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said as reported by Fars news agency.Mousavi said Iran had filed a complaint with the OIC and accused Saudi Arabia of misusing its position as host for the organization’s headquarters. There was no immediate comment from Saudi officials.Iranian officials have condemned Trump’s plan for resolving the conflict between Israel and Palestine as a non-starter after it was officially announced last week. The Palestinian leadership has rejected the plan, saying it heavily favored Israel and would deny them a viable independent state.Saudi Arabia and Iran are locked in a proxy war as they vie for influence across the Middle East. They support opposite sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.Topics : The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has agreed on a resolution to reject United States President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East, saying it “does not meet the minimum aspirations and legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and contradicts the terms of reference of the peace process”.They also called on all 57 member states not to deal with the plan or help implement it.The resolution was made after the Open-Ended Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Monday.last_img read more

first_imgTopics : Judges with the Bale Bandung District Court in West Java found PT Kamarga Kurnia Textile Industry (KKTI) guilty of polluting a section of the Citarum River, the longest and dirtiest river in the province.The bench ruled in favor of the Environment and Forestry Ministry, which filed the lawsuit against the company for its lack of commitment in processing the hazardous and toxic waste (B3) produced by its factory on Jl. Cibaligo in Cimahi, West Java.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the ministry reported the panel of judges, presided over by Firza Andriyansyah, ordered KKTI to pay compensation of Rp 4.25 billion (US$301,000) for polluting the river. The amount, however, was less than the Rp 18.2 billion demanded by the ministry. The ministry’s law enforcement director general, Rasio Ridho Sani, said he appreciated the judges’ decision and thanked the expert witnesses and prosecutors who assisted his team in handling the case.“Law enforcement against companies polluting the Citarum River Basin is our commitment to realize Citarum Harum,” Rasio said in the statement, referring to the government’s program to revitalize the 270-kilometer-long river that has become polluted by household garbage and waste from textile factories.Read also: World Bank to provide Rp 1.4 trillion for Citarum River clean-upHe added that he hoped the punishment for KKTI would be a lesson for other companies, adding that the ministry would not stop going after polluters through either criminal charges or noncriminal lawsuits.center_img “Even if they polluted [the river] years ago, we will still prosecute them. We can track down and find evidence with the support of experts and technology,” said Rasio.The ministry’s environmental dispute settlement director, Jasmin Ragil Utomo, said the ministry had also sued three other textile factories for polluting the Citarum River basin.The three companies are PT Kawi Mekar, the case of which was settled in the Bale Bandung District Court, PT United Color Indonesia, the trial of which is still ongoing at the same court, and PT How Are You Indonesia, which is waiting for a ruling from the North Jakarta District Court.The Citarum River supplies water to Greater Jakarta and irrigates rice farms in Karawang, West Java that produce 5 percent of Indonesia’s rice supply. It is also the source of power for three hydroelectric plants that can generate a total of 1,400 megawatts of electricity.Yet, domestic and industrial waste has been dumped into it for a long time, prompting international observers to list the Citarum as one of the world’s 10 most polluted places in 2013 for its alarming levels of toxic chemicals.The government has set up a restoration and clean-up program for the river. However, the program has been hindered by a lack of funding and law enforcement. (syk)last_img read more

first_imgWith time dwindling in the third period, Abbey Miller was caught off balance when a Lindenwood forward fired off what looked to be a sure score. That is, until the goalie threw her left arm up, snagging the puck.Through four games, the Orange had yet to dig out a victory, but the junior allowed zero goals on 22 shots Friday. Syracuse (1-4-2, 1-0-0 College Hockey America) won its first game of the season, game against Lindenwood (0-5-0, 0-1-0), 4-0. Supported by a strong attack, Miller was able to flash her poised style of play from start to finish.“Miller had to be good. And she was,” said Coach Paul Flanagan. “She made some really good saves, particularly late, to preserve the shutout.”Early on in the contest, the Lions failed to test her. SU dominated time of possession from the onset, playing much of the game on the attack. The Orange upped its physicality, forward Heather Schwarz said, which allowed SU to control the puck.In spite of the slow culmination of the offense, Miller has started strong this season since claiming the starting job. She averages 1.63 goals against, saves 93 percent of the shots she faces, and has only allowed ten goals in six contests. Miller said her recent performance has helped up her comfortability in nets.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShe showed no trepidation in hauling in shot after Lindenwood shot with her glove. She recently won the College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week and followed that up with another strong performance Friday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 28, 2016 at 10:06 pm Contact Evan: [email protected]last_img read more