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L’ORÉAL – UNESCO for Women in Science 2017 – Award for Indonesian Female Scientists in Advancing the World of Science
On 9th November 2017, L’Oréal Indonesia once again awarded the L’ORÉAL – UNESCO for Women in Science National Fellowship Awards 2017 for the 14th time to four brilliant female scientists capable of partaking in transforming Indonesia’s future medical world. The four female researchers are as follow: Ms. Retno Wahyu Nurhayati Ph.D – Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, and Ms. Yulia Yusrini Djabir Ssi, Msi, MBmSc, Ph.D, Apt – Faculty of Pharmaceutical, University of Hasanuddin (Life Science Category); Dr. Siti Nurul Aisyiyah Jenie – Chemistry Research Center, LIPI (Material Sciences Category); Dr. Yuliati Herbani – Physics Research Center, LIPI (Engineering Sciences Category).
This year’s awarding ceremony was attended by Ir. Ira Nurhayati Djarot, M.Sc, Ph.D, Director of Research and Development System of the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education; Dr. Ir. Bastari, Head of Data and Statistic Center of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture; Marlina Moegijono Putri, SE, Head of Sub Division of Gender Facilities in the Environment of the Indonesian Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection; Shahbaz Khan, Ph.D, Director of UNESCO; Prof. Dr. Arief Rachman, Chairman of National Indonesian Commission for UNESCO (KNIU); and representatives from Indonesian Young Scientists Academy (ALMI).
Through this program, L’Oréal aims to support women in science as we believe that their involvement in science and technology is undeniably important to bring changes to this country. Let's celebrate their roles as an inspiration that has reinforced the significance of science for the future, and to encourage them in pursuing a career in science.
Following a meeting with the Government’s Working Group IV and the Directorate General of Tax on 3 August 2017, EuroCham jointly with ALFI and ASPERINDO submitted proposals on the removal of freight forwarding, logistics and other transportation related services from the Minister of Finance Regulation No. 141/2015. A follow up meeting to present these proposals was held by the DG Tax on 7 November 2017. Based on this meeting the proposal to revise the Minister of Finance Regulation No. 141/2015 will be further assessed by the Fiscal Policy Agency.
To provide clarity to the taxpayers in the logistics industry, EuroCham and ASPERINDO during the meeting also suggested the DG Tax to issue a confirmation letter that clarifies which business partners of freight forwarders that should be deducted by Article 23 Income Tax. Another letter is also required to confirm that postal, courier, and express delivery services are among of type of services that do not need to be imposed Article 23 Income Tax, as regulated by the MoF Regulation No. 141/2015.