Indonesia’s Solo Batik Carnival 2018 shines light on batik diversity Reply

THE JAKARTA POST Fri February 16, 2018

A participant in the 10th Solo Batik Carnival 2017 shows off her costume for the crowd. This year, the carnival will feature batik from eight provinces in Indonesia. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Solo Batik Carnival (SBC) will be held in mid-June and aims to shine a light on the archipelago’s batik diversity with the theme “Ika Paramartha“. More…

Czechia Now! Exhibitionat Czech Centre London Reply

Czech Centre London showcases unique local Czech fashion trends from 12 Feb 2018 – 18 Mar 2018.

Developed by fashion designer Kateřina Plamitzerová, fashion photographer Michaela Čejková and garden architect Lucie Králíková, Czechia Now! is a multifaceted fashion and photography exhibition resulting from an unconventional research trip around the Czech Republic. More…

LGBT will Not be Legal in Indonesia: VP Kalla Reply

ANTARA TEMPO.CO, Wednesday January 24, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia Indonesia will not legally recognize the identity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), Vice President Jusuf Kalla commented while speaking on the issue of the parliament`s plan on regulating the LGBT.

“I do not know what kind of process is carried out in the House, but I do not think anyone would dare to legalize it in Indonesia,” Kalla stated on Tuesday. More…

EU hosts Regional Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education in Myanmar Reply

By Mizzima Friday December 1, 2017

“The biggest gifts we can give our children are love and a good education,” said the Ambassador of the European Union (EU), Kristian Schmidt, welcoming Myanmar government officials, education experts and more than 130 rectors and academic staff from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and the European Union to a Regional Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education from 29 – 30 November 2017 in Yangon. The EU is continuously expanding its cooperation with Asia in the fields of education and research, with the aim of promoting people-to-people contacts, stimulating innovation and increasing the responsiveness of education and research systems to the changing needs of the labour markets. More…

Myanmar Minster Calls for Action to Save the Moken Reply

By NAN LWIN HNIN PWIN The Irrawaddy 20 November 2017

The number of Moken has fallen to fewer than 1,000 people as the nomadic group struggles with the erosion of their traditional way of living.

YANGON, Myanmar — Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs U Naing Thet Lwin has called for the creation of a special committee to save the Moken, who now number fewer than 1,000 people. More…