Israeli tanks reach central Rafah as strikes continue

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Reuters A man and a young boy walk among ruins in Rafah

Israeli forces have reportedly reached the centre of the southern Gaza city of Rafah and seized a strategically important hill overlooking the nearby border with Egypt.

Witnesses and local journalists said tanks were stationed at al-Awda roundabout, which is considered a key landmark.

They also said tanks were on Zoroub Hill, effectively giving Israel control of the Philadelphi Corridor – a narrow strip of land running along the border to the sea.

The Israeli military said its troops were continuing activities against “terror targets” in Rafah, three weeks after it launched the ground operation there.

Western areas of the city also came under intense bombardment overnight, residents said, despite international condemnation of an Israeli air strike and a resulting fire on Sunday that killed dozens of Palestinians at a tented camp for displaced people.

The Israeli military said it was investigating the possibility that the fire was caused by the explosion of weapons stored by Hamas in the vicinity.

It also denied reports from local health and emergency services officials on Tuesday afternoon that tank shells had hit another camp in al-Mawasi, on the coast west of Rafah, killing at least 21 people.

Reuters news agency cited local health officials as saying the blast occurred after Israeli tank shells hit a cluster of tents in al-Mawasi on Tuesday. An official in the Hamas-run civil defence force also told AFP there had been a deadly Israeli strike on tents.

Videos posted to social media and analysed by BBC Verify showed multiple people with serious injuries, some lying motionless on the ground, near tents and other temporary structures.

There was no clear sign of a blast zone or crater, making it impossible to ascertain the cause of the incident. The location – verified through reference to surrounding buildings – is between Rafah and al-Mawasi, and lies south of the IDF’s designated humanitarian zone.

The IDF said in a statement: “Contrary to the reports from the last few hours, the IDF did not strike in the humanitarian area in al-Mawasi.”

Israel has insisted that victory in its seven-month war with Hamas in Gaza is impossible without taking Rafah and rejected warnings that it could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences.

The UN says around a million people have now fled the fighting in Rafah, but several hundred thousand more could still be sheltering there.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) began what they called “targeted” ground operations against Hamas fighters and infrastructure in the east of Rafah on 6 May.

Since then, tanks and troops have gradually pushed into built-up eastern and central areas while also moving northwards along the 13km (8-mile) border with Egypt.

On Tuesday, they reportedly reached the city centre for the first time.

The al-Awda roundabout, which is only 800m (2,600 ft) from the border, is the location of major banks, government institutions, businesses, and shops.

One witness said they saw soldiers position themselves at the top of a building overlooking the roundabout and then begin to shoot at anyone who was moving.

Video posted online meanwhile showed tank track marks on a road about 3km west of al-Awda roundabout and 300m from the Indonesian field hospital, which was damaged overnight.

Reuters A Palestinian girl sits on top of possessions being transported by a cart in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip (28 May 2024)
The UN says around a million people have fled Rafah since the start of the Israeli ground operation in the city

Earlier, residents told the BBC that tanks seized Zoroub Hill, about 2.5km north-west of al-Awda roundabout, after gun battles with Hamas-led fighters.

The hill is highest point along the Egyptian border and its seizure means the entire Gazan side of the border is now effectively under Israeli control.

Zoroub Hill also overlooks western Rafah, where residents said there had been the heaviest air and artillery strikes overnight since the start of the Israeli operation.

A local journalist said the bombardment forced hundreds of families to seek temporary shelter in the courtyard of a hospital, while ambulances struggled to reach casualties in the affected areas.

At dawn, thousands of people were seen heading north, crammed into cars and lorries and onto carts pulled by donkeys and horses.

“The explosions are rattling our tent, my children are frightened, and my sick father makes it impossible for us to escape the darkness,” resident Khaled Mahmoud told the BBC.

“We are supposed to be in a safe zone according to the Israeli army, yet we have not received evacuation orders like those in the eastern [Rafah] region,” he added. “We fear for our lives if no-one steps in to protect us.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) did not comment on the various reports but put out a statement saying that “overnight troops operated on the Philadelphi Corridor while conducting precise operational activity based on intelligence indicating the presence of terror targets in the area”.

“The activity is being conducted as efforts are continuing to be made in order to prevent harm to uninvolved civilians in the area,” it added.

“The troops are engaging with terrorists in close-quarters combat and locating terror tunnel shafts, weapons, and additional terrorist infrastructure in the area.”

The IDF has told civilians in eastern Rafah to evacuate for their own safety to an “expanded humanitarian area” stretching from al-Mawasi, a coastal area just north of Rafah, to the central town of Deir al-Balah.

EPA A Palestinian woman reacts next to tents destroyed by a fire triggered by an Israeli air strike in western Rafah on Sunday, in the southern Gaza Strip (28 May 2024)
Israel’s prime minister said the killing of civilians in an air strike and resulting fire in Rafah on Sunday was a “tragedy”

On Sunday night, at least 45 people – more than half of them children, women and the elderly – were killed when an Israeli air strike triggered a huge fire in a camp for displaced people near a UN logistics base in the Tal al-Sultan area, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.

Hundreds more were treated for severe burns, fractures and shrapnel wounds.

The IDF said it was targeting two senior Hamas officials in the attack, which happened hours after Hamas fighters in south-eastern Rafah launched rockets towards the Israeli city of Tel Aviv for the first time in months.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a “tragic incident” had occurred “despite our immense efforts to avoid harming non-combatants” and promised a thorough investigation.

IDF chief spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said on Tuesday that the strike had targeted a structure used by the Hamas commanders which was away from any tents, using “two munitions with small warheads”.

“Following this strike, a large fire ignited for reasons that are still being investigated. Our munitions alone could not have ignited a fire of this size,” he said.

Rear Adm Hagari added that investigators were looking into the possibility that the fire was caused by the explosion of weapons or ammunition stored in a nearby structure, and played what he said was an intercepted telephone conversation between two Gazans suggesting that. The audio recording could not immediately be verified.

Sam Rose of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, Unrwa, told the BBC from western Rafah that the killing of so many civilians could not be dismissed as an accident.

“Gaza was already one of the most overcrowded places on the planet. It is absolutely impossible to prosecute a military campaign involving large-scale munitions, strikes from the sky, the sea, the tanks, without exacting large-scale civilian casualties,” he said.

“It seems like we are plumbing new depths of horror, bloodshed and brutality with every single day. And if this isn’t a wake-up call, then it’s hard to see what will be.”

Last week, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to “immediately halt its military offensive, and any other action in the Rafah Governorate, which may inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza conditions of life that could bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part”.

Israel launched a military campaign in Gaza to destroy Hamas in response to the group’s cross-border attack on southern Israel on 7 October, during which about 1,200 people were killed and 252 others were taken hostage.

At least 36,090 people have been killed in Gaza since then, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.

Russian plot to kill Zelensky foiled, Kyiv says

Telegram/SBU Footage shows a man being arrested
Ukraine said it arrested two Ukrainian officials who worked with the Russian security services

The Ukrainian security service (SBU) says it has foiled a Russian plot to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelensky and other high-ranking Ukrainian officials.

Two Ukrainian government protection unit colonels have been arrested.

The SBU said they were part of a network of agents belonging to the Russian state security service (FSB).

They had reportedly been searching for willing “executors” among Mr Zelensky’s bodyguards to kidnap and kill him.

Ever since Russian paratroopers attempted to land in Kyiv and assassinate President Zelensky in the early hours and days of the full-scale invasion, plots to assassinate him have been commonplace.

The Ukrainian leader said at the start of the invasion he was Russia’s “number one target”.

But this alleged plot stands out from the rest. It involves serving colonels, whose job it was to keep officials and institutions safe, allegedly hired as moles.

Other targets included military intelligence head Kyrylo Budanov and SBU chief Vasyl Malyuk, the agency added.

The group had reportedly planned to kill Mr Budanov before Orthodox Easter, which this year fell on 5 May.

According to the SBU, the plotters had aimed to use a mole to get information about his location, which they would then have attacked with rockets, drones and anti-tank grenades.

One of the officers who was later arrested had already bought drones and anti-personnel mines, the SBU said.

Telegram/SBU An anti-tank grenade
The SBU said it found various ordnance, including an anti-tank grenade, on the plotters

SBU head Vasyl Malyuk said the attack was supposed to be “a gift to Putin before the inauguration” – referring to Russia’s Vladimir Putin who was sworn in for a fifth term as president at the Kremlin on Tuesday.

The operation turned into a failure of the Russian special services, Mr Malyuk said.

“But we must not forget – the enemy is strong and experienced, he cannot be underestimated,” he added.

The two Ukrainian officials are being held on suspicion of treason and of preparing a terrorist act.

The SBU said three FSB employees oversaw the organisation and the attack.

One of them, named as Dmytro Perlin, had been recruiting “moles” since before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Another FSB employee, Oleksiy Kornev, reportedly held “conspiratorial” meetings “in neighbouring European states” before the invasion with one of the Ukrainian colonels arrested.

In a released interrogation with one of the suspects, they can be heard describing how they were paid thousands of dollars directly by parcels or indirectly through their relatives. It is not clear whether he was speaking under duress or not.

Investigators insist they monitored the men throughout. We are unlikely to know how close they came to carrying out their alleged plan.

The plot may read like a thriller but it is also a reminder of the risks Ukraine’s wartime leader faces.

Last month, a Polish man was arrested and charged with planning to co-operate with Russian intelligence services to aid a possible assassination of Mr Zelensky.

At the weekend Ukraine’s president appeared on the Russian interior ministry’s wanted list on unspecified charges.

The foreign ministry in Kyiv condemned the move as showing “the desperation of the Russian state machine and propaganda”, and pointed out that the International Criminal Court had issued a warrant for Vladimir Putin’s arrest.

Australian PM calls Elon Musk an ‘arrogant billionaire’ in row over attack footage

Reuters Elon MuskReutersElon Musk (pictured) has accused Anthony Albanese of censorship

Australia’s leader has called Elon Musk an “arrogant billionaire” in an escalating feud over X’s reluctance to remove footage of a church stabbing.

On Monday, an Australian court ordered Mr Musk’s social media firm – formerly called Twitter – to hide videos of last week’s attack in Sydney.

X previously said it would comply “pending a legal challenge”.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s criticism followed Mr Musk using a meme to accuse his government of censorship.

On Tuesday, Mr Albanese told ABC News that Mr Musk “thinks he’s above the law but also above common decency”.

Last week Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, an independent regulator, threatened X and other social media companies with hefty fines if they did not remove videos of the stabbing at the Assyrian Christ the Good Shepherd church, which police have called a terror attack.

X has argued the order is “not within the scope of Australian law”.

The commissioner sought a court injunction after saying it was clear that X was allowing users outside Australia to continue accessing footage.

“I find it extraordinary that X chose not to comply and are trying to argue their case,” Mr Albanese told a press briefing.

In a subsequent series of online posts, Mr Musk wrote: “I’d like to take a moment to thank the PM for informing the public that this platform is the only truthful one.” Another depicted a Wizard of Oz-style path to “freedom” leading to an X logo.

Earlier, he also criticised eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant personally, describing her as the “Australian censorship commissar”.

Mr Albanese defended Ms Inman Grant, saying she was protecting Australians.

“Social media needs to have social responsibility with it. Mr Musk is not showing any,” he said.

The platform will have 24 hours to comply with Monday evening’s injunction, with a further hearing into the matter expected in the coming days.

PHE Targetkan Produksi Minyak Domestik di 2024 Naik ke 420 Ribu Barel


Pompa angguk Wilayah Kerja (WK) Rokan PT Pertamina Hulu Rokan (PHR). (CNBC Indonesia/Pratama Guitarra) Foto: Pompa angguk Wilayah Kerja (WK) Rokan PT Pertamina Hulu Rokan (PHR). (CNBC Indonesia/Pratama Guitarra)

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – PT Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE), Subholding Upstream PT Pertamina (Persero), menargetkan produksi minyak dari domestik pada 2024 ini mencapai 420 ribu barel per hari (bph).

Direktur Utama PHE Chalid Said Salim mengatakan, perusahaan menargetkan produksi minyak dan gas bumi (migas) dari lapangan di dalam negeri pada 2024 ini mencapai 742 ribu barel setara minyak per hari (boepd), naik dari 728 ribu boepd pada 2023 lalu.

Dari sisi minyaknya saja, produksi minyak pada 2024 ini ditargetkan naik menjadi 420 ribu bph dari 415 ribu bph pada 2023 lalu.

“Kita lihat 2022 realisasi (produksi minyak) 415 ribu barrels oil per day. Kalau 2023 realisasi 415 ribu juga, dan 2024 target 420 ribu barrels oil per day,” paparnya dalam Rapat Dengar Pendapat (RDP) dengan Komisi VII DPR RI, Jakarta, Rabu (27/3/2024).

Sementara dari sisi penyaluran (lifting) gas, lifting gas pada 2024 ini ditargetkan naik menjadi 1,86 miliar kaki kubik per hari (bcfd) dari 1,8 bcfd pada 2023 lalu.

Lebih lanjut, untuk mendorong tercapainya target produksi minyak domestik pada 2024 ini, Chalid mengatakan pihaknya akan melalukan pemboran sumur yang lebih agresif bila dibandingkan dengan tahun lalu.

“2024 pemboran di 768 sumur, 739 untuk eksploitasi well development dan 29 sumur eksplorasi. Ini menggambarkan eksplorasi cadangan migas baru cukup agresif,” imbuhnya.

Adapun, dia mengatakan perusahaan juga menargetkan eksplorasi seismik 3D pada tahun 2024 ini mencapai 2.021 Kilo Meter Persegi (km2) dan eksplorasi seismik 2D 1.097 km2.

Kemenkes Lapor DPR, Masih ada Stok Vaksin Covid-19 5,22 Juta Dosis


Infografis, Ketentuan Pelaksanaan Vaksin Booster pada Januari 2022 Foto: Ilustrasi vaksin Covid-19 (Edward Ricardo/CNBC Indonesia).

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Kementerian Kesehatan melaporkan masih terdapat stok vaksin Covid-19 sebanyak lebih dari 5 juta dosis. Hal itu dilaporkan Wakil Menteri Kesehatan Dante Saksono Harbuwono dalam rapat kerja dengan Komisi IX DPR RI di ruang rapat Komisi IX DPR RI, Kompleks Parlemen, Senayan, Jakarta, Senin (25/3/2024).

“Saat ini masih terdapat sisa stok vaksin di pusat dan daerah dengan jumlah 5,22 juta yaitu Inovac dan Indovac,” ujarnya.

Baca: Indonesia Kirim Bantuan 10 Juta Vaksin Polio ke Afghanistan

Menurut Dante, vaksin-vaksin itu akan diberikan secara gratis untuk kelompok berisiko tinggi dan tenaga kesehatan.

“Tetapi berbayar untuk kelompok lain yang tidak masuk pada risiko tinggi,” katanya.

Kebijakan imunisasi Covid-19 2024 mengacu pada Peraturan Menteri Kesehatan Nomor 23/2023 dan SE Dirjen Farmalkes Nomor 2/2023 yang berlaku mulai Januari 2024. Dalam kedua beleid itu disebutkan lokasi pelayanan imunisasi di fasilitas kesehatan dengan sasaran usia lanjut usia dewasa dengan komorbid, penyandang immunocompromise, wanita hamil, dan tenaga kesehatan di garda depan.

“Ini kami lakukan secara gratis. Sedangkan imunisasi berbiaya dilakukan pada kelompok lainnya,” ujar Dante.

Total terdapat 240 faskes yang melayani imunisasi Covid-19 dan tersebar di 27 provinsi.

Game Buatan Jogja Masuk Daftar Game Terpopuler Dunia


Tugu Jogja (Foto: Usman Hadi/detikcom) Foto: Tugu Jogja (Foto: Usman Hadi/detikcom)

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Game asal Yogyakarta bernama Coral Island jadi salah satu game terpopuler dunia. Ini terlihat dalam laporan Top 100 games played on Steam Deck dari Valve.

Game ini merupakan permainan single-player. Pemain bisa menjadi petani yang mirip seperti game Harvest Moon.

Dalam laman Stream, Coral Island dideskripsikan sebagai game yang memberikan konsep ulang game sim pertanian. Pemain bisa melakukan apapun di dalam game, termasuk memelihara hewan, berinteraksi dengan penduduk lain hingga membangun dunia sendiri.

Coral Island dirilis 14 November 2023. Melansir laman Steam, pengembang game adalah Stairway Games dan publisher dituliskan bernama Humble Games.

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Stairway Games sendiri berasal dari Yogyakarta. Dalam laman resminya, pengembang game itu menyebut sebagai tim multinasional yang berisi beragam spesialis dari banyak bidang termasuk artis, engineers, hingga pengembang.

Game ini mendukung beberapa bahasa dalam game. Selain Indonesia juga bisa dimainkan dalam bahasa Inggris, Prancis, Jerman, Spanyol, hingga Korea.

Seluruh game yang masuk dalam daftar terpopuler tersebut banyak dimainkan selama periode Maret 2023 hingga Maret 2024. Daftar yang terungkap dalam laman resmi Steam diurutkan berdasarkan jumlah pemain aktif harian tertinggi.

“Sudah dua tahun sejak kami meluncurkan Steam Deck, dan kami pikir akan melihat sejumlah game paling banyak dimainkan di sana pada tahun kedua! Dari rilis baru hingga lama dan judul AAA hingga indies, berikut 100 game paling banyak dimainkan [diurutkan berdasarkan jumlah pemain aktif harian tertinggi] antara Maret 2023 hingga Maret 2024 terlepas dari status terverifikasi,” tulis pihak perusahaan.

Nama game lain yang masuk dalam daftar seperti Baldur’s Gate 3, Hogwarts Legacy, Cyberpunk 2077, hingga Marvel’s Spider-Man

4 Penyesalan Terbesar dalam Karir Menurut Riset Terbaru


Potret Pekerja Jakarta Usai Putusan Kenaikan UMP 2024. (CNBC Indonesia/Faisal Rahman) Foto: Potret Pekerja Jakarta (CNBC Indonesia/Faisal Rahman)

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Setiap orang pasti melakukan kesalahan di tempat kerja. Meskipun ada kesalahan kecil yang mudah terlupakan keesokan harinya, ada pula kesalahan yang bisa berubah menjadi penyesalan dalam karier.

Mayoritas, tepatnya 66%, pekerja mengatakan mereka memiliki penyesalan terkait pekerjaan, menurut laporan terbaru dari Resume Now. Laporan tersebut mensurvei 1.000 pekerja di AS, Inggris, Prancis, dan Jerman pada Januari 2024.

Berikut adalah 4 penyesalan utama yang paling banyak dirasakan pekerja:

  1. Tidak meminta kenaikan gaji (60%)
  2. Tidak memprioritaskan work-life balance (59%)
  3. Bertahan di satu tempat kerja terlalu lama (58%)
  4. Tidak menegosiasikan gaji untuk pekerjaan baru (58%)
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Secara umum, banyak penyesalan berasal dari kelambanan dan bukan tindakan, catat Resume Now dalam laporannya. Misalnya saja, lebih banyak orang yang mengatakan mereka menyesali bekerja terlalu lama di sebuah perusahaan, dibandingkan dengan mereka yang menyesal berhenti dari pekerjaan (38%).

Sebelum terlambat, Anda sebaiknya menyiapkan diri untuk mengambil tindakan agar tak menyesal di kemudian hari.

Meminta kenaikan gaji memang rumit, namun ada cara untuk bersikap strategis. Mulailah tunjukkan bahwa Anda layak naik gaji, beberapa bulan sebelum mengajukan permintaan resmi, kata pakar keuangan Ramit Sethi, seperti dikutip dari CNBC Make It.

4 Kosmetik Dilarang Beredar di RI, BPOM Ungkap Alasannya


Pengunjung mencoba kosmetik kecantikan di mall kawasan Depok, Jawa Barat, Senin 28/3. Kosmetik merupakan salah yang akan naik tarif PPN menjadi 11% dimulai pada 1 April 2022. (CNBC Indonesia/ Muhammad Sabki) Foto: Ilustrasi Toko Kosmetik (CNBC Indonesia/ Muhammad Sabki)

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan (BPOM) menemukan empat kosmetik yang tidak sesuai ketentuan peredaran. Nantinya sanksi berupa pencabutan izin akan diberikan karena iklan mengandung unsur erotisme.

Dijelaskan, empat produk itu tidak memenuhi ketentuan peraturan yang berlaku karena visual iklan yang ditampilkan.

“Karena visual iklan yang ditampilkan jelas menyimpang dari tujuan dan kegunaan atau kemanfaatan kosmetik,” jelas Deputi Bidang Pengawasan Obat Tradisional, Suplemen Kesehatan, dan Kosmetik BPOM RI, Mohamad Kashuri, dikutip dari detikcom, Sabtu (15/3/2024).

Empat kosmetik itu antara lain :

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1. Potens Special Gel for Man (nomor notifikasi NA18230104521, pemilik nomor notifikasi Botryo Herba Bioteknologi)

2. Hanimun Gentle Gel (nomor notifikasi NA18210112280, pemilik nomor notifikasi Tritunggal Sinarjaya)

3. Cocomaxx Gel Massage Gel (nomor notifikasi NA 18210102363, pemilik nomor notifikasi Tritunggal Sinarjaya)

4. Geltama Gentle Gel (nomor notifikasi NA 18230100410, pemilik nomor notifikasi Tritunggal Sinarjaya).

Produk yang beredar itu banyak ditemukan pada laman e-commerce. BPOM juga sudah meminta Asosiasi E-Commerce Indonesia (idEA) untuk ikut mengawasi peredaran dan promosi produk kosmetik di media online.

Adapun link penjualan kosmetik yang sudah dicabut izin edarnya diharapkan segera di-takedown dari seluruh e-commerce.

Masyarakat diminta berhati-hati dan lebih cerdas dalam memilih kosmetik. BPOM RI mengingatkan agar tidak mudah percaya pada promosi berlebihan, menyesatkan, dan tidak dapat dipertanggungjawabkan.

“Selalu ingat Cek KLIK (Cek Kemasan, Label, Izin edar, dan kadaluarsa. Pastikan memilih produk dengan Kemasan dalam kondisi baik, baca seluruh informasi pada Labelnya dan juga perhatikan jenis produknya, pastikan ada Izin edar dari BPOM, dan pastikan tidak melewati masa,” pesan BPOM RI.

Bikin Heboh! Ini ‘Pantun THR’ dari Menteri PANRB Buat Sri Mulyani


MenpanRB. Abdullah Azwar Anas. (YouTube/Kementerian Keuangan) Foto: MenpanRB. Abdullah Azwar Anas. (YouTube/Kementerian Keuangan)

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Menteri Pemberdayaan Aparatur Sipil Negara dan Reformasi Birokrasi (PANRB) Abdullah Azwar Anas memberikan pernyataan resmi perihal Tunjangan Hari Raya (THR).

Pernyataan ini diberikan dalam jumpa pers bersama Menteri Keuangan Sri Mulyani dan Menteri Dalam Negeri Tito Karnavian, pada Jumat (15/3/2024). Saat gilirannya memberikan paparan, Anas menyempatkan diri untuk menyampaikan pantun. Dia mengaku pantun tersebut dipersembahkan kepada Menteri Keuangan.

“Ada kiriman pantun buat Bu Menteri,” kata Anas, Jumat (15/3/2024).

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Sri Mulyani merespons dengan kaget: “Wah!”. Pernyataan ini disambut tawa oleh pewarta dan segenap PNS dan pejabat yang hadir.

“Pergi ke kebun melihat badak, diberi minum pakai ember. Tidur malam sudah tidak nyenyak lantaran menunggu pengumuman THR,” kata Anas, diiringi tawa hadirin.

Dengan pengumuman dari Menteri Keuangan, Anas berharap teman-teman PNS bisa tidur nyenyak karena ada kepastian ini. Anas pun menegaskan bahwa THR ini akan dibagikan kepada PNS dan calon PNS, PPPK, prajurit TNI, anggota Polri dan pejabat negara, wakil menteri, staf khusus lingkungan K/L, serta dewan pengawas dan ketua lembaga. THR pada tahun ini akan dibagikan secara penuh pada H-10 Lebaran.

Sidak ke Pasar Tanah Abang, Mendag Zulhas Tiba-Tiba Beli 2 Baju ‘PAN’


Mendag Zulhas melakukan sidak ke Pasar Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat. (CNBC Indonesia/ Martyasari Rizky) Foto: (CNBC Indonesia/ Martyasari Rizky)

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Menteri Perdagangan (Mendag) Zulkifli Hasan atau akrab disapa Zulhas hari ini mengunjungi Blok A Pasar Tanah Abang. Adapun maksud dari kunjungannya hari ini, untuk meninjau para pedagang di Pasar Tanah Abang Blok A menjelang hari raya Lebaran Idul Fitri nanti.

Sebagaimana diketahui, Pasar Tanah Abang merupakan pusat grosir tekstil terbesar di Asia Tenggara. Sehingga sudah menjadi tradisi sejak dulu, jika menyambut Lebaran, masyarakat berbondong memadati Pasar Tanah Abang untuk berbelanja pakaian baru.

Baca: Mendag Zulhas Sidak ke Pasar Tanah Abang, Ada Apa?

Zulhas tiba di Blok A Pasar Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat, pada Jumat (14/3/2024), pukul 10.30 WIB. Ia tiba mengenakan baju putih dan turun dari mobil dinasnya yang berplat RI 32. Setibanya di lokasi, ia langsung bergerak menyapa dan melambaikan datang kepada para pengunjung yang datang.

“Halo, selamat pagi. Ibu-ibu belanja apa? Dari mana? Dari Sulawesi, wah jauh sekali. Ibu belanja apa? Gamis. Ayo mari ibu,” kata Zulhas saat menyapa pengunjung.

Mendag Zulhas melakukan sidak ke Pasar Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat. (CNBC Indonesia/ Martyasari Rizky)Foto: (CNBC Indonesia/ Martyasari Rizky)
Mendag Zulhas melakukan sidak ke Pasar Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat. (CNBC Indonesia/ Martyasari Rizky)

Setelah itu, ia pun langsung bergerak mengunjungi kios para pedagang. Ia mendatangi kios pakaian muslim, gamis. Ia juga nampak melihat secara keseluruhan kualitas dari baju gamis

“Wah bagus-bagus ini bahannya,” tuturnya.

Baca: Dicecar DPR Soal Bansos Beras, Begini Respons Mendag Zulhas

Tidak hanya melihat, Zulhas juga memborong 2 baju yang dijual pedagang. Dia berseloroh membeli 2 baju ‘PAN’ alias produk anak negeri. 

“PAN. Produksi Anak Negeri. Bagus-bagus nih. Berapa harganya? Rp150.000? Saya ambil 2 yang putih ini, ukuran L dan M,” imbuh Zulhas.

“Tambah laris, tambah laris,” ucapnya sebelum pergi untuk melihat kios lainnya.