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AFF Championship team profile: Indonesia

Last updated Timnas Indonesia Albert Christian Perennial bridesmaids Indonesia have been drawn in Group B of this year's AFF Cup, and this time they are hoping that they can finally go all the way.

Perennial AFF Championship bridesmaids Indonesia have been drawn in Group B of this year's competition, and this time they will be hoping that they can do enough to do one better; win the title.


Indonesia desperately want to end their title drought.

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The Indonesian national team have always been a candidate to win every AFF Championship edition. But good fortune has never been on the Garudas' side. Not to mention that Indonesia's best achievements in the competition is only five runners-up finishes in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010 and 2016. This year, with short preparations, Indonesia once again will enter the tournament with high optimism, hoping to break the duck. Ahead of the tournament, Indonesia played only three international matches.

But the main discussion surrounding the team has been the changing of coaches, from former Spain international Luis Milla to the talented young co ach Bima Sakti. Fortunately, this situation has not affected the morale of the players. Bima is a figure who had always accompanied Milla when the latter was managing the Indonesian U-23 team and the senior squad. As a former captain and midfield powerhouse of the Indonesian national team, Bima has a good understanding with the players and knows exactly what the team need. In the last three international matches, Bima was able to prove that he could maintain Indonesia's performance. They won against Mauritius (1-0) and Myanmar (3-0), and drew against Hong Kong (1-1). Final preparations have also been held in Cikarang, and have left for Singapore on Tuesday (6/11) to play their first match; three days later.

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Indonesia. Photo by Albert Christian


Goalkeepers : And ritany Ardhiyasa (Persija), Muhammad Ridho (Borneo FC), Awan Setho (Bhayangkara FC).

Defenders : I Putu Gede (Bhayangkara FC), Gavin Kwan (Barito Putera), Hansamu Yama (Barito Putera), Fachruddin Aryanto (Madura United), Bagas Adi (Arema FC), Ricky Fajrin (Bali United), Alfath Fathier (Madura United), Rizki Pora (Barito Putera).

Midfielders: Zulfiandi (Sriwijaya FC), Muhammad Hargianto (Bhayangkara FC), Bayu Pradana (Mitra Kukar), Stefano Lilipaly (Bali United), Evan Dimas (Selangor FA), Septian David (Mitra Kukar), Irfan Jaya (Persebaya), Andik Vermansah (free agent), Febri Hariyadi (Persib), Riko Simanjuntak (Persija).

Forwards : Dedik Setiawan (Arema FC), Alberto Goncalves (Sriwijaya FC).


When PSSI appointed Bima Sakti as the Indonesian national team head coach, there was a cloud of doubt. Bima is indeed known as a successful player and he has become one of the role models for the younger players. Nevertheless, Bima has zero coaching experience. In fact, he only recently completed his AFC A training license this year. But the 42-year-old coach is unfazed by the obstacles that lie ahead. He accepted the responsibility of replacing Luis Milla, who failed to meet an agreement with the Indonesian FA (PSSI) over a new contract. Bima was Milla's assistant during the Spaniard's stint with the U-23 and senior sides. Hence, Bima is expected to continue the good work of Milla while introducing his own philosophy. This time he was also assisted by two former colleagues at PSSI Primavera as his coaching staff; Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto (assistant coach) and Kurnia Sandy (goalkeeping coach). In addition, Edy Syahputra (assistant coach) and Kartono Pramdhan (physical trainer) complete the the national team's coaching team roster in this year's AFF Championship. Bima is also known as a coach who prioritises discipline and attitude am ong his players. Players who can’t obey his rules will find it difficult to get into the squad.

Bima Sakti - Indonesia U-23

Bima Sakti. Photo from Abi Yazid / Goal


"My philosophy? It’s how to utilise the transition, because that is the most important thing in modern football," said Bima Sakti to the Indonesian edition of Goal. To ensure that this philosophy is embodied by his team, Bima will rely on his speedy wingers. In addition, the formation will not stray far from Luis Milla’s 4-3-3 which can develop into 4-2-3-1. Bima tends to play one striker in front or even with a false-nine, while strong ball possession will also be one of the main strategies. In terms of predictions, Indonesia will face the same opponents as they did in the 2016 edi tion's group phase: Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore. One exception is Timor Leste, who have reached the finals for the first time since 2004. However, all the teams have changed significantly since then. World class coaches have been recruited, such as Miljan Rajevac (Thailand), while the Philippines surprisingly appointed Sven-Goran Eriksson recently. If Indonesia could replicate their performance in the 2018 Asian Games or even better it, reaching their sixth final will not be an impossible task.

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Boeing issues warning on potential instrument malfunction after Indonesia crash

Investigators examine engine parts from the ill-fated Lion Air flight 610 at a port in Jakarta on November 7, 2018, after they were recovered from the bottom of the Java sea. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images) November 7 at 6:26 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia â€" Airplane manufacturer Boeing said Wednesday that it had issued a bulletin to airlines worldwide warning of erroneous readings from flight-control software on its planes, after an almost-new Lion Air jetliner crashed into the sea soon after takeoff killing the 189 people on board.

Boeing, which is assisting in an investigation into what went wrong on the Oct 29 crash of one of its new 737 Max 8 jets, said in a statement that it had issu ed a bulletin on Tuesday as “part of its usual process.” The bulletin warned airline operators on what to do if they receive false readings from flight-control software that measures the angle of the plane, the statement added, and alert flight crews of the procedure they have to follow.

The bulletin from Boeing is the first indication that an error with the aircraft’s system may have caused the Lion Air flight, which took off last Monday from Jakarta. Instead of a smooth take off, the plane’s altitude fluctuated dramatically, and increased in speed before nose-diving into the Java Sea 13 minutes later.

Indonesian investigators have recovered the plane’s flight data recorder, which showed the plane’s airspeed indicator malfunctioned on its last four flights.

“The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee has indicated that Lion Air Flight 610 experienced erroneous input from one of its AOA (Angle of Attack) sensors,” said Boeing in th e statement. A misreading in the sensor can cause the plane to dive suddenly.

Indonesian investigators said Wednesday that an AOA sensor on the jet had been replaced the day before the doomed flight, on Oct 28, when a pilot flying the same aircraft on a different route, from Bali to Jakarta, reported problems with it. The pilot on the crashed Lion Air flight had asked shortly after takeoff to return to the airport in Jakarta, but lost contact with air traffic controllers afterward.

The two Indonesian airlines that fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, national carrier Garuda Airlines and Lion Air, which operates 10 of these planes, both declined to comment on the bulletin. Indonesian officials say that all 11 of such aircraft have been tested for airworthiness and have been declared safe to fly.

On Wednesday, the Indonesian transportation safety committee said it would recreate the flight to see what role the possibly malfunctioning sensor may have played in the c rash. The recreation will be done at Boeing’s facilities in Seattle, and will replicate the flight’s actual path and journey. Boeing also said that it continues to provide support and technical assistance to the Indonesian investigators and other government authorities.

Experts have been puzzled at what could have caused the almost-new jet to go down in clear skies, unlike other major airplane disasters where conditions or older jets played a big factor. The data from the flight recorder and Boeing’s statement have provided the first clues, but rescuers continue to search for the device that records voices in the plane’s cockpit, which will provide a fuller picture to investigators of the Lion Air flight’s final moments.

Search operations continue in the Java Sea off the coast of Jakarta. On Wednesday morning, members of the country’s national search and rescue team used helicopters and boats as they looked for the cockpit voice recorder, more wreckage and bodies. Officials have recovered pieces of the plane, including the left engine and right landing gear, but have yet to locate the main fuselage.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 jets are among the manufacturer’s newest models, and have been snapped up by airliners in booming aviation markets, including Indonesia and India. More than 200 of such planes are in service around the world, billed as the most advanced of the popular 737 jets.

Shibani Mahtani in Singapore and Ainur Rohmah in Jakarta contributed to reporting.

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Congo Basin countries take a page out of Indonesia's book on peatland management

News Congo Basin countries take a page out of Indonesia’s book on peatland management New International Tropical Peatland Center offers training and moreNabiha ShahabWednesday, 7 Nov 2018 A monkey in the peatlands of Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. CIFOR/Kate Evans

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Indonesia - In July, hundreds of fire hotspots were detected in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan, causing haze that disrupted flights in and out of the airport in the provincial capital.

The local forest fire brigade worked day and night to put out the fires, which occurred on the dry peatlands after they were drained for agricultural production during a period of drought.

Recently, a delegation from the Republic of Congo including Arlette Soudan-Nonault , the country’s minister of tourism and environment, were toured around the area, where they observed Indonesia’s system for preventing and fighting forest and peatland fires.

Soudan-Nonault participated in demonstrations, helping to douse fires using the available equipment, which included hoses and a backpack pump fire extinguisher.

The trip was part of a three-day visit to showcase sustainable peatland management ahead of the launch of the International Tropical Peatland Center (ITPC) in Jakarta on Oct. 30.

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The center is jointly coordinated by Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), UN Environment and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.

“I have been able to witness myself some of the things that you have learned going through these challenges,” said Soudan-Nonault adding that she plans to incorporate Indonesia’s experience to ensure the recently discovered peatland area is managed sustainably.

In West Kalimantan, fire engines are maintained and readied, fire fighters and volunteers with state-of-the-art equipment are trained to swiftly put out fires. In drought season, the forest fire brigade is on standby.

The Pontianak area operations unit, located in the suburbs of the city, houses not only fire fighting equipment but is also an integrated environmental education facility. The complex is used for to train fire fighters and as a storage warehouse.

Demonstration plots to demonstrate zero-burning agriculture techniques and liquid smoke production add to the scope of the training. Forest litter is collected to reduce fire danger and transformed into liquid smoke or “wood vinegar” to be used as disinfectants on farms, feed additives and as non-toxic organic pesticide.

Pak Slamet Raharjo is a farmer from Rasau Jaya village in West Kalimantan who received training from the Pontianak area fire fighting operations unit.

“I used to burn before planting, but now after receiving training to produce compost fertilizers, my land is actually much better for planting,” Raharjo said, referring to the traditional practice of swidden, also known as slash and burn agriculture.

When burned, the soil is fertile only once, then it degrades. But by mixing it with manure and compost, we have better crops.”


The Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) share the peatland area in the Congo Basin, which was discovered in 2017, and both countries have agreed to jointly manage the area.

The Cuvette Centrale peatlands potentially store the equivalent of three year’s worth of the world’s total fossil fuel emissions.

Simon Lewis, a professor with Britain’s University of Leeds, who co-led the UK-Congolese research team that discovered the vast peatlands, estimated that the area is the single largest peatland complex in the tropics. He said the situation there is quite different compared to Indonesia,.

The Congo Basin peatlands benefit from their remoteness, which aids their protection â€"making it an expensive enterprise to exploit them for natural resources, Lewis said.

“They’re very, very far from markets so even of you’re producing products from those lands for export, it will be incredibly expensive to extract and take them to market,” he said “They are thousands of miles from the coast, it’s very difficult to get there.”

The peatlands are also a treasure trove of biodiversity, Lewis said, adding that the peatland area has “some of the highest concentration of gorillas and elephants in the world. In a modern world where we see the benefit of the colossal amount of carbon, two to three years worth of all fossil fuel emissions, all land use emissions for the entire globe are locke d up in the peat there.”

Soudan-Nonault said that from her perspective, what immediately needs to be done is a mapping of the area. “Once mapping is done, we need to move toward sustainable peatland management. We will build on the Indonesian experience,” she said.

“We know that it will be a disaster to drain the peatlands, we know that large scale agricultural conversion will dry up the peatland. We know that slash and burn (swidden) cultivation is not good,” she added.

Although the Congo Basin peatlands have recently been making news headlines, the ecosystem is not new to the indigenous people living around the area.

Carine Nzimba Zere lives in the peatlands in Brazzaville, the capital of DRC. She said the “indigenous people have a special relationship with the environment. Protecting the peatlands also protects our lives because we live in the forest and it is very important for us to conserve.”

Nzimba Zere is the President of Associati on Debout Femmes Autochtones Du Congo (ADFAC), a non-governmental organization (NGO) promoting the rights of indigenous people. She joined the Congo delegation to discover how people in Indonesia protect the peatlands. “It will be very useful to us to learn from your experience,” she said.

The role of indigenous people in protecting the forest is essential and is often said to be on the front lines of nature conservation.

Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, who attended the ITPC launch in Jakarta, said: “There are two huge economic opportunities for peatlands: tourism and better agricultural practices, so farmers can get more out of their land and there is less reason to open virgin forests.”

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Passengers on Indonesia flight create stink over pungent planeload of durian

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JAKARTA (AFP) - A cargo of pungent durian fruit led an Indonesian plane to be delayed for an hour after passengers turned their noses up at the funky freight and refused to fly.

Durian is highly popular in Southeast Asia but very divisive.

While some consider it the "king of fruits", likening its creamy texture and intense aroma to blue cheese, detractors consider its odour to be closer to sewage, stale vomit or damp socks.

Passengers booked on a Sriwijaya Air flight from Bengkulu province in Sumatra to Jakarta on Monday (Nov 5) complained to staff after smelling the fruit and refused to get on the plane - repulsed by the pungent payload and concerned about the extra weight on board.

The airline admit ted it was carrying more than two tonnes of the whiffy wares but insisted they posed no danger to the flight, adding the smell would dissipate once the aircraft took off.

"Durian is not classified as a hazardous material to be transported on a plane," Sriwijaya Air official Abdul Rahim told national television station Kompas TV late Tuesday.

He blamed unusually hot weather for the stench.

"We made the necessary precautions, such as putting in pandan leaves and coffee powder to absorb the durian smell," Rahim said.

Staff decided to unload the fruit after passengers who had boarded the flight decided to get off the plane, which took off an hour later and landed safely in Jakarta.

Bengkulu airport staff said they would review procedures regarding transport of durian to avoid passenger discomfort in the future.


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