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Indonesian Diasporas live in two countries. They should be granted dual citizenship

Dual National Children’s Claim to Citizenship Must Be ‘Processed’

Jakarta. Immigration authorities are encouraging parents of children eligible for dual citizenship to quickly register their children's claim as Indonesian nationals, as officials say dual status must first be processed rather than automatically granted.

The 2006 Citizenship Law and a 2012 regulation issued by the Justice and Human Rights Ministry say children of dual-national parents — one of whom is Indonesian — have the right to dual citizenship until age 21.

Immigration officials say many dual-national couples are unaware of how to process their child's status. Many dual-national couples contend, however, that they are well aware of their child's right to dual citizenship, but that Indonesian immigration and consular officials often create unreasonable, arbitrary, or extra-legal barriers in the "processing" required to exercise their children's right to Indonesian citizenship.

"[The regulations] oblige [parents] to register their kids for dual citizenship in the immigration office," Yudi Kurniadi, the head of the South Jakarta Immigration Office, said at an event on Monday geared toward informing parents about the law.

"The children must be registered by their parents or guardians. This can be done inside Indonesia or outside — the latter through heads of Indonesian representative offices [overseas]."

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Liputan Diaspora | Dwi Kewarganegaraan? Visa Bisnis di Indonesia?

Dwi Kewarganegaraan dan Visa Bisnis di Indonesia

Dwi kewarganegaraan atau dual citizen selalu menjadi isu seksi bagi diaspora Indonesia yang tinggal di luar negeri, tak terkecuali diaspora di Amerika Serikat. Aziz Syamsudin, Ketua Komisi 3 DPR, dalam sebuah acara diaspora yang baru-baru ini diselenggarakan di Amerika Serikat mengatakan kepada, secara general atau secara umum prinsip dual citizen ini sangat bagus.

Pasalnya dari tahun 2012, persoalan tentang dwi kewarganegaraan atau dual citizen telah banyak dikaji dan dilakukan berbagai seminar-seminar membahas segi positif dan negatifnya tentang dual citizen. Dan, menurut Aziz, ini sangat bagus secara menyangkut kepentingan bangsa dan negara karena disamping dapat membangun network, juga mengundang para ex-Warga Negara Indonesia ini kembali ke  Indonesia untuk membangun bangsa dan negara, membawa income dan lainnya. "Tetapi kami juga memperhatikan faktor security baik itu dalam hal kejahatan internasional, dan yang lainnya"  kata Aziz.

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Iwet Ramadhan

iProud - Karya Anak Bangsa di Pasar Dunia: Sabbatha

Cultural Exchange NSW

Kick Andy

Selama ini kita mengenal program pertukaran pelajar, yaitu pelajar dari Indonesia bertandang ke luar negeri atau sebaliknya dari manca negara belajar ke Indonesia. Kali ini Kick Andy akan mengupas pertukaran guru. Yaitu sejumlah guru yang ada di beberapa daerah dikirim ke Australia. Di Benua Kanguru itu para guru belajar dan mengajar di sekolah-sekolah setempat dan tinggal di rumah-rumah guru yang tentu saja warga Australia. Tentu saja banyak manfaat yang bisa diambil dan cerita-cerita unik dari para guru yang mengikuti program BRIDGE atau Building Relationship and Growing Engament Australia – Indonesia itu. ...

Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE Project

The BRIDGE (Building Relations through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement) Project is the Australia-Indonesia Institute's flagship project and is supported by the Australian Aid Program. The BRIDGE project has been operating successfully since 2008 and is managed by the AII in conjunction with the Asia Education Foundation.

The BRIDGE Project is an innovative education project which funds visits by Indonesian teachers to Australian schools and supports the development of school e-twinning and an online collaborative curriculum strategy between Australian and Indonesian schools.

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Returning To Original Birth Place (Philopatry)

New Research Supports The Theory That Water Has Memory

New research from the Aerospace Institute of the University of Stuttgart in Germany supports the theory that water has a memory—a claim that could change our whole way of looking at the world. Does water have memory? Can it retain an "imprint" of energies to which it has been exposed? This theory was first proposed by the late French immunologist Dr. Jacques Benveniste, in a controversial article published in 1988 in Nature, as a way of explaining how homeopathy works. Benveniste's theory has continued to be championed by some and disputed by others. The video clip below, from the Oasis HD Channel, shows some fascinating recent experiments with water "memory" from the Aerospace Institute of the University of Stuttgart in Germany. The results with the different types of flowers immersed in water are particularly evocative.

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Indonesia Pupulation

It may surprise some people to learn that Indonesia is in fact the fourth largest country on earth (behind just China, India, and the US). Far from being small, Indonesia is in fact a vast archipelago that comprises over 17,000 Islands, which go to form a land mass equating to 1,919,440 square kilometres (735,355 square miles). This means that Indonesia is the 19th largest country in terms of land mass and it has a high population density, too.
As the 4th most populous country on earth, Indonesia's 2013 population is estimated at 250,585,668.

Tri Mumpuni: (Hydro) Powered to Advance Village Life

Tri Mumpuni: (Hydro) Powered to Advance Village Life

Tri Mumpuni is one of the participants in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum's Women and the Economy Summit, which takes place September 13–16 in San Francisco.


Washington — If it is better, as a Chinese proverb says, to light a candle than to curse the darkness, how much better is it to bring electricity generated by clean, microhydroelectric plants to dozens of remote villages?

That's been the life's work of social activist and entrepreneur Tri Mumpuni, who, with her husband, Iskandar B. Kuntoadji, and their nonprofit IBEKA Foundation, has built five dozen small power plants in Indonesia. Mumpuni had studied the economics of agriculture and journeyed around the world to learn about energy, sustainable development and environment as a Rockefeller Foundation fellow. Her geologist husband had learned about microhydro plants in Switzerland.

Indonesia - Hydroelectric power for villages | Global 3000

How many overseas Indonesians are there?

A recent shift in the Government of Indonesia's foreign policy outlook has witnessed emerging interests towards the untapped potential of Indonesians abroad. However, academic research on the Indonesian Diaspora remains scant, and at its current stage, the literature suffers from a lack of synergy across the many disciplinary fields.

The Indonesia Diaspora Network–Research and Development Discussion Paper Series aim to provide a collection of empirical insights pertinent for any scholarly discussion and future data-driven policy initiatives on the Indonesian Diaspora. We invite authors to contribute to the discussion by submitting their short papers for circulation.

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Tonight Show - Iwet Ramadhan Pencetus TikShirt ( Batik T-shirt )

Hokky Situngkir: Inovasi Fisika Batik

Bangga Indonesia

Tiga Warga Amerika Juara Kompetisi Desain Batik

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Tiga warga Amerika memenangkan kompetisi desain batik yang diselenggarakan KBRI di Washington, DC. Hadiah diberikan kepada pemenang dalam jamuan makan malam yang dihadiri Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X. Selengkapnya ikuti videonya.


Kategori: Bangga Indonesia

Bersama Menuju Masa Depan Indonesia

Pembentukan IDN Australia (IDN-AU) & Forum Diaspora Indonesia di Australia

SYDNEY, 6 Juli 2013

Forum ini diselenggarakan bersama-sama oleh seluruh IDN Chapters di Australia dengan dukungan dari Perwakilan RI di Australia.

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Saya Bertanya, Anda menjawab

Interview dengan ketua PPLN, Bapak Jon Soemarjono

IDN-NSW Brochure

Interview dengan President IDN NSW, Bapak Rudolf Wirawan

IDN-NSW akan mensosialisasikan setiap kegiatan dalam bentuk video yang diberi tajuk: "Saya bertanya, Anda menjawab".
Setiap masyarakat Indonesia ataupun yang berhubungan dengan Indonesia ingin di interview dengan IDN NSW, kami siap kapan saja untuk "ngobrol" dengan anda. Saya bertanya, Anda menjawab.
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Connecting The Dots - Competitive Advantages for Sustainable Economy

Porter's Theory of Competitive Advantage

Competitive advantage occurs when an organization acquires or develops an attribute or combination of attributes that allows it to outperform its competitors. These attributes can include access to natural resources, such as high grade ores or inexpensive power, or access to highly trained and skilled personnel human resources. New technologies such as robotics and information technology can provide competitive advantage, whether as a part of the product itself, as an advantage to the making of the product, or as a competitive aid in the business process (for example, better identification and understanding of customers).

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Competitive Advantage (Indonesia's Islands)

According to a 2002 survey by National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), the Indonesian archipelago has 18,307 islands. According to the CIA factbook there are 17,000 islands. 8,844 islands have been named according to estimates made by the Government of Indonesia, with 922 of those permanently inhabited.

Competitive Adavantage (The Ring of Fire)

The Ring of Fire is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements.It has 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes. It is sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the circum-Pacific seismic belt.

Competitive Advantage (Ethnic Groups In Indonesia)

There are over 300 ethnic groups in Indonesia 95% of those are of Native Indonesian ancestry.
The largest ethnic group in Indonesia is the Javanese who make up nearly 42% of the total population. 

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Film Dokumenter Jaman Perjuangan Kemerdekaan Syaikhuna Badruzzaman

Indonesia Calling

Joris Ivens' historic short film: `Indonesia Calling'

The Brisbane International Film Festival, 2009, featured a new documentary, directed by John Hughes: "Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens in Australia". It is one of his series exploring the history of documentary filmmaking in Australia. It tells a story significant to Indonesia, and to the relationship between Australia and Indonesia.

Joris Ivens was something of a radical, and had travelled the world, making films in which he showed ordinary people caught up in extraordinary situations. He went to Spain in 1937, to make a film in support of the Spanish revolution, entitled, The Spanish Earth. He was well respected in The Netherlands as a fine documentary filmmaker.


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Cowra Remembers


The first Asian boat people

Strange things began to happen when Indonesian refugees came to Australia during World War II

Jan Lingard

Before 1942 much Australian opinion about Asia focussed on preserving a 'White Australia'. Its vast spaces, it was assumed, could be nothing but an irresistible attraction for the 'teeming millions' to Australia's north. To most Australians, Asia was China and Japan. Most seemed unaware that the British, French, Portuguese and Dutch colonies in the region were also part of Asia. These they considered, like Australia, to be outposts of European civilisation, whose 'native' populations attracted little interest.

‘Becak’ driver’s child named best graduate

A poor man's smart daughter: Raeni (center) steps down from her father's becak (pedicab) to participate in her graduation ceremony while Semarang State University (Unnes) rector Fathur Rokhman (left) welcomes her to the Unnes auditorium in Semarang, Central Java, on Tuesday. Raeni, daughter of Mugiyono (right) , a becak driver, emerged as Unnes' best student with distinction. (JP/Suherdjoko)

Mugiyono, a becak (pedicab) driver in the Central Java city of Semarang, burst into tears when his youngest daughter, Raeni, 21, graduated with an undergraduate degree in accounting from the Semarang State University, earning a performance index of 3.96. 

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A Good Australian Philanthropic Example

FORMER British Prime Minister Tony Blair has approved of a deal Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has struck to help Pakistan access energy and eradicate slavery.

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has announced an energy deal for Pakistan that has won the praise of former British PM Tony Blair. Source: Supplied

Mr Forrest is the chairman of Fortescue Metals and the Founder of the Walk Free Foundation, which is dedicated to ending modern slavery.

The partnership will see Mr Forrest help Pakistan undertake a feasibility study to convert its lignite coal to diesel. In return they will commit to work with Mr Forrest's Foundation.

Mr Blair ran into Prime Minister Tony Abbott this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Mr Blair said Mr Forrest was setting "a good Australian philanthropic example". Mr Abbott agreed, declaring him an "absolute human dynamo".

Mr Forrest announced the deal in Davos yesterday.

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Indonesian Diaspora should prevent similar to this happen to Indonesia

Miners owe East Timor millions in unpaid taxes

Updated Tue 2 Oct 2012, 10:14am AEST

Potentially billions of dollars of tax is being withheld from the government of East Timor by some of the world's richest oil and gas companies operating in the Timor Sea, Four Corners has revealed.

The amount owing to East Timor, or Timor Leste as it is known in the country, could be as much as $US 3 billion, once interest and penalties are added to the unpaid taxes.

"As of today if they do not provide us all the justification, there's a potentiality of [it] going up to $3 billion," East Timor Finance Minister Emilia Pires has told Four Corners.

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Diaspora Indonesia

For Dinda Vasile of the Perth suburb of Wilson the sky is literally the limit. The 21-year-old Royal Australian Air Force Flying Officer is an aeronautical engineer, once the domain of men, and works on fighter jets and other military aircraft.

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Iwan Sunito, who founded the company with Paul Sathio, told The Australian that the timing of a listing would depend on market conditions, but more importantly, how fast the company could build up an investment portfolio.

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Indonesia Bisa

The co-founder of Mixi, Japan's largest social networking site with 80% market share and 30 million users, is an Indonesian.  So is the global head of IT network design at Disney.  So is the director of supply chain at Panda Express, the largest Chinese food chain in the US with 1,500 stores and $1.5 billion in revenue.  The South African ambassador to the US is of Indonesian descent – an ancestor, from Sulawesi, was sent as a slave to Cape Town 300 years ago and refused to change her Indonesian name.

The overseas diaspora – Indonesians citizens living and working abroad, those who have become foreign citizens or those people of Indonesian descent – are a talented group of Indonesians who have been an unrecognized and unconnected community.  Until now.

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Diaspora Indonesia Rintis Dwi Kewarganegaraan

VIVAnews - Diaspora Indonesia sepakat untuk membentuk kelompok kerja (pokja) untuk membahas isu imigrasi dan kewarganegaraan. Pokja ini nantinya akan terdiri dari unsur pemerintah, parlemen, diaspora, dan akademisi. 

Pernyataan itu merupakan salah satu hasil kesepakatan gugus kerja usai Kongres II Diaspora selama tiga hari dan disampaikan perwakilan Diaspora Belanda, Daliana Suryawinata, saat penutupan kongres Selasa malam, 20 Agustus 2013, di Jakarta Convention Center (JCC).

Selain membentuk pokja, para diaspora juga sepakat akan menyusun naskah akademik mengenai dwi kewarganegaraan yang hasilnya akan disampaikan kepada pemangku kebijakan.

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Diaspora Indonesia Serempak Untuk Beraksi

Jakarta (Antara) - Perwakilan Jaringan Diaspora Indonesia dari Belanda Daliana Suryawinata mengatakan diaspora Indonesia serempak untuk beraksi di kedua belas bidang yang dibahas dalam Kongres. 

"Ke-12 bidang tersebut antara lain energi, ketenagakerjaan, imigrasi dan kewarganegaraan, pendidikan, iptek, kota yang enak didiami, ekonomi hijau, kesehatan, bisnis dan investasi, kuliner, kedirgantaraan serta kepemudaan," ujarnya saat penutupan Kongres Diaspora Indonesia ke-2 di Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Selasa. 

Menurut dia, di bidang energi, yaitu membentuk Jaringan Profesional Energi Diaspora Indonesia sebagai "platform" kolaborasi bersama seluruh "stakeholder" untuk saling berbagi informasi, solusi dan "best practice" bagi para diaspora yang memiliki kepakaran di bidang energi: minyak, gas, batubara, panas bumi serta energi baru dan terbarukan. 

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Minister for Foreign Affairs

Indonesia to participate in New Colombo Plan pilot

Media release

2 October 2013

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has welcomed Indonesia's agreement to participate in the pilot phase of the New Colombo Plan in 2014.

Prime Minister Abbott extended the invitation to participate in the pilot program during his visit to Indonesia from 30 September to 1 October. Indonesia's President, HE Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, welcomed the initiative, with both leaders agreeing it would encourage the best and brightest young Australians to work and study in Indonesia.

The New Colombo Plan aims to lift knowledge of the Indian Ocean Asia Pacific in Australia and strengthen our people-to-people and institutional relationships, through study and internships undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region.


View Point: The Indonesian diaspora: Itching to pitch in for RI

View Point: The Indonesian  diaspora: Itching to pitch in for RI

Julia Suryakusuma, Jakarta | Opinion | Wed, August 28 2013, 9:07 AM

While still in my mother's womb, I was already a member of the Indonesian diaspora. My parents' diplomatic postings meant a life moving between foreign countries, even while my mother was pregnant. And although I never heard the word "diaspora" when I was a kid, it was the only sort of life I knew until I reached my teens. 

So, when I sat in the assembly hall of the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) on Aug. 19 for the opening ceremony of the second Congress of Indonesian Diaspora (CID), I felt a strong connection to the other delegates. There were almost 4,000 from 55 Indonesian Diaspora Network (IDN) branches in 26 countries, and the energy in the hall was amazing: positive, dynamic, full of enthusiasm, pride and love — especially when the national anthem "Indonesia Raya" was sung.

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