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Indonesia will host the sixth UNESCO Inter Governmental Committee for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011.
The January 31, 2010 edition of Bali Post carried an interview with Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik in which he assessed the success of his work program for the first one-hundred days of his second ministerial term. What follows is balidiscovery.com's free translation of that interview.
The Indonesian Censorship Board (LSF) has banned Balibo, a film about a group of Australians who were murdered during the 1975 Indonesian military invasion of East Timor. Some officials, including the military, cheered the decision taken by the censorship agency saying that the movie would open up an old wound and could jeapordize the bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia.
Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, has revealed 11 key program for his department during the first 100 days of his second term as a cabinet minister.
The Association of Indonesia Tourist Guides (HPI) suggested President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono separate tourism and culture in different ministries in his next five-year cabinet.
Group of Ministers, including Minister for Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik (elected to represent the Demokrat Party for Bali), must decide by September 10, 2009 if they want to be legislators or try their luck at remaining in the Presidential Cabinet.