North Borneo, The New Province

Bulungan planned to be the capital of North Borneo to stimulate the economy in border areas

Parliament on Thursday (25/10)

North Borneo was officially endorsed as the new province of Indonesia.

House of Representatives declared the formation of new provinces is needed to build resilience in the border region.

North Borneo or Kaltara itself a fraction of the province of East Kalimantan and plans, Bulungan will serve as the capital of the province to 34.

The province was formed to revive the economy in the region, which have been considered lagging.

It is located directly adjacent to Malaysia, making the most of its citizens dependent on Malaysia.

During this time in the border areas Indonesia and Malaysia, people do buy more products from Malaysia and even in some border areas, currency Ringgit into Euro rather than legitimate means of payment

This is what the politicians in Parliament feared that makes them ultimately supported the establishment of a new province.

According to the Chairman of Commission II, Agun Gunanjar, the formation of new local governments in North Borneo is crucial to improve public services and border security.

“How to protect the border, if the government controls too much, how can prosper if they all affairs can not be served,” said Agun.

According Agun welfare, justice can become an obsession that can be realized by the division.

“Once the government is formed Kaltara, then there will be a new administrative center in the border will be entirely controlled, restrained, whether in education, health, public service, so there will be a pattern of economic policy, development policy, which they all have independent authority . ”

Although officially formed but North Borneo elections will be conducted in two years, and for a while during the next nine months the Ministry of Home Affairs will appoint an official governor.

Less Sucessful

“Increase public services more vibrant, not create new areas that actually adds to the burden and new problems”

Siti Zuhro

As stated the Parliament, the establishment of North Borneo was purely to revive the economy of border residents.

But Siti Zuhro a problem Autonomy LIPI researcher said the establishment of the North Borneo did not directly address the problems at the border.

“Because the expansion of the border problem can be solved instantly, not like that,” said Siti Zuhro.

“Not that easy, because in fact there is disappointment, dissatisfaction with the area itself or the quality of public services and the welfare of the people who did not arrive.”

“So the issue is, improve public services more vibrant, not create new areas that actually adds to the burden and new problems.”

“For the border, split or not split no effect, no effect to them,” said Siti Zuhro.

Besides Siti Zuhro also questioned the consistency of the previous government and the House of Representatives issued a moratorium on the expansion area, whereas the moratorium was put in place because of the expansion areas considered less successful.

In a note Siti Zuhro, 83% of the 205 autonomous regions, only to burden the state budget, which in turn increases the amount of lagging regions.

North Kalimantan is a province to 34 or seven new provinces were created in the aftermath of reforms and autonomy is rolled out in Indonesia.

Indonesia Now Has 1 New Province and 4 New Districts

Gamawan Fauzi (left), Marzuki Alie, Agun Gunanjar and Amir Syamsuddin after the plenary session to decide the Bill on the Establishment of a New Autonomous Region

Indonesia now has five new regions of the province and the four counties. The five new areas are set out in the Bill (the Bill) On the formation of a new autonomous region that has passed the House and the government to become law.

In the new law was passed there were five new autonomous province of the North Borneo, Pangandaran in West Java district, West Coast district in Lampung, South Manokwari in West Papua, and the mountains of Arfak district in West Papua.

“Thus, the number of autonomous regions in Indonesia today to 529 autonomous areas of 34 provinces and 402 districts,” said Minister of Justice and Human Rights (Menkumham) Amir Syamsudin in his speech before members of the House of Representatives in Parliament plenary session at the Parliament Complex Senayan , Jakarta, Thursday (25/10).

On the other hand, Interior Minister Gamawan Fauzi said the discussion of regional expansion has been delayed four years. Now, the Government and the Parliament felt these areas can already be removed. “Then we try to be selective. Of 19 (the area requested expansion) that we can receive five (area to split), “he said when met after the meeting Gamawan Session of Parliament, at the Parliament building, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (25/10).

Government and Parliament, said Gamawan, create a joint team to look at conditions on the ground. Government and Parliament held sessions during the three-week study, the study of administrative and financial studies.

According to Gamawan, with the new expansion areas were expected to support the work of the bureaucracy in the expanded areas to improve the welfare of local communities. “North Borneo, for example, has gas, oil and mining companies,” he said.

The Importance of Communication Knowledge For a Writer

ilmu komunikasi

Based on article by Trimanto on Sabili Magazine February 2nd 2012 : “Pentingnya Ilmu Komunikasi Bagi Seorang Penulis.”
With English translation by me.

People’s daily activities can’t be separated by interaction with other people in the society. People communicate with each other everytime, everywhere, in every situation. We communicate with both verbal or non verbal communication.

Now we’re focusing into the discussion about writing communication. Writing can be booked. Writing can be sent to the mass media or online media. As far as verbal communication, non verbal communication through writing is also making purposes to share idea, concept, opinion, and feeling from a writer to the audiences/public. The difference is in the media. Verbal communication sends a message directly to the audiences. But writing communication sends a message through the media to finally shared to the audiences. There’s a “packaging” words and sentences here.

If we want to send a message to the audiences without some noices and the message can be received well, then we must to be able to communicating the message. The message must be processed well so the audiences can understand what the point of the message.

Wilbur Schramm states in his book : Communication Research in the US, “communication process will succeed if the communicator (source) delivers a message which fits with the frame of reference, or the understanding and the processing by the communicant (receiver).” (Effendy, 1981:32).

Some important points that must be an attention in processing the message :

1. Deciding the target readers / segmentation of the readers.
It’s so important to know which segmentation that we’re headed. Is this writing intended for regular readers or specific classified readers which based on the gender, occupation, religion, or a particular social groups.

2. The media used.
It’s related to whom our writing is intended. If it’s intended to the public society, the writing can be sent to the printed media like newspapers. If it’s intended to the academics or educational practitioners, the journals or newsletters can be used.

3. Desired impact.
A writer not only write and then printed or published the writing, and done. But we must clearly decide what effect that possibly shown by the readers. We can motivate the readers, touch their heart, change their beliefs, change their paradigms, pushed them to do something, change their habbit, etc.

4. Accountable files / sources.
This point applied to non fiction writing. Our writing must have a valid sources, tough argumentation, and clear sources. For the scientifical writing, experiment and research are required.

5. Fresh and interesting.
Our writing must be new, unique, and interesting. Even if the theme is out of date, we can make a new writing from that theme with a new perspective and suittable with the present.

6. Layout.
Writing layout also has a big impact in delivering the message to the readers. Static layout will make readers feel boring. But dinamic and creative layout, also we can add some illustrations and pictures will attract the readers. So they will easily capture the meaning and messages from writer.

In addition to make a writing with well processed messages, a writer must get the hang of communication theories and concepts. Interpersonal communication, public communication, mass communication, including the sociology theories such as social interaction, social classification, social changing, etc. Those will made a weightful writing which insightful, on target, with new paradigm, and also well acceptable by the readers.

This writing is just for sharing. There’s no any specific purposes between me and the real writer.

Bandung, August 25th 2012.
Rezanna Fitri Anjarsari.