Photography Book "Guardians of Tradition" by P. J. Leo Launched
Visual Note About China Castle
to Celebrate The 35th Anniversary of The Jakarta Post
Jakarta, April 27, 2018 - Journalist photos of The Jakarta Post, Pujianto Johan Leo or better known as P. J. Leo, launched a photography book about ethnic Chinese Benteng entitled "Guardians of Tradition". The launch of this photography book is one of a series of anniversary celebrations of the 35 daily language that began publishing since 25 April 1983.
The photographs in this book are a collection of Leo's journalism on Chinese Benteng created within the time span between 2009 and 2018 and have been featured as photo essays in several editions of The Jakarta Post.
Leo has a deep interest in the history and development of the Benteng Chinese community which began when he hunting photos to the Bio Boen Tek Pagoda, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Jabodetabek located right in the center of Chinatown, Tangerang Old Market.
The name of the Citadel attached to the Chinese community in Tangerang refers to the location where they live near the Dutch fort which functioned as a security post to guard the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) territory from the attack of the Sultanate of Banten. Currently, the people of China Benteng many inhabit some areas in Tangerang such as Pasar Old Market, Karawaci, Pabuaran, Sewan, Curug, Legok, Panongan and some other areas. Generally, the areas inhabited by the Chinese Citadel are still in the vicinity of the Cisadane river basin.
Through the photographs and notes he made, Leo tries to showcase the side of humanism that is approached and immersed throughout his journalistic duties in the Chinese Benteng settlement areas in various areas of Tangerang. Melancholian Chinese citizens' lives The fortress, who persistently defended and cared for their ancestral traditions, tried to capture Leo and made a visual record that is expected to be a literary contribution for anyone who wants to get to know the life of Chinese Citadel communities better. Simply because he wanted his photographs and notes about China The castle scattered in various editions of The Jakarta Post can be collected and be a small record that can be opened and reread whenever anyone wants to know the sundries of Tionghoa Chinese citizens in Tangerang. Through this book, Leo tries to immortalize the story of Benteng Chinese citizens and the life-force that they are constantly trying to connect to maintain their ancestral traditions.
Chief Executive Officer of The Jakarta Post, Judistira Wanandi or more familiarly called Yudi Wanandi admitted happy, The Jakarta Post can publish Leo's book "Guardians of Tradition" on the 35th anniversary of the English-language daily. "The publication of this book has an important meaning in re-unifying the spirit of Indonesian unity that is now felt to be faded, by instilling an understanding to its readers about the diversity of the Indonesian nation," Yudi said.
This book, according to Yudi, is a means to know the lebik near the ethnic Chinese Benteng community in Tangerang. "We hope that the beautiful pictures in this book can be a means for anyone to know and understand more about the history and life of the Benteng Chinese community. Through the artifacts left by the ancestors and speeches of Oey Thin Eng, who for 15 years dedicated his life to the Bio Boen Tek Pagoda and is very eloquent to tell the history of this community, "Yudi pointed out. In addition, Yudi also hopes the book "Guardians of Tradition" is getting a positive response from the community and give a significant influence in the process of growing and nurturing diversity that is the wealth of our nation.
Astragraphia Maintaining Dividend Distribution of 60%
Jakarta 18 April 2013 - PT Astra Graphia Tbk (ASGR) distributes dividend 60% from net income. The dividend value increase 23% compare to the previous year from Rp 62.- to Rp.76.- per share. This is possible attained due to the increase of net income to Rp 171 Billion. The dividend value of Rp 76,- per share includes the interim dividend amounting Rp 15.- which has been paid in November last year. The remaining Rp 61.- will be paid on 28 May 2013.
"Astragraphia has accomplished 20% net income target growth with the value of Rp 2,1 Trillion and 23% net profit growth with the value of Rp 171 Billion," stated by Lukito Dewandaya, President Director of Astragraphia at the Public Expose event which was held immediately after the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. In his speech, he explained that this accomplishment achieved through strengthening of the organization, improving of the internal productivity, and optimizing of net income by emphasizing on the portfolio with a significant margin.
Beside approving the regular agenda of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, the Meeting have also approved the change alterations of member of the Board of Commisioners and Directors of Astragraphia, due to the resignation of Angky Tisnadisastra as President Commisioner and Jusuf Darwin Salim as Director of Astragraphia, so that the composition of the member of the Board of Commisioners and Directors of Astragraphia will be as follows:
- President Commisioner : Paulus Bambang Widjanarko E.S.
- Commisioner : Gunawan Geniusahardja
- Independent Comisioner : Inget Sembiring
- President Director : Lukito Dewandaya
- Vice President Director : Herrijadi Halim
- Director : Michael Alexander Roring
- Director : Lim Eng Poh (Calvin Lim)
- Director : Arifin Pranoto
PT Astra Graphia Tbk (ASGR) is a public company established in 1976 and listed its shares in the Indonesia Stock Exchange since 1989. ASGR is focusing on providing Business Solutions based on DICT (document, information and communication technology), through two business units, namely Document Solution with Fuji Xerox as main partner, and ICT Solution business unit through its subsidiary, PT Astra Graphia Information Technology (AGIT). ASGR has network of 81 service points spreading across 29 branch offices throughout Indonesia.
For further information:
Susy H. Widjaja
Corporate Secretary PT Astra Graphia Tbk
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