Today's Top 3 News: 10 Strongest Militaries in Asia 2023, Jokowi Invites Stanford University Students to Visit IKN
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Three popular news compiled by Tempo English on Thursday, November 16, are 10 Strongest Militaries in Asia 2023, Indonesia Ranks Above Israel; Jokowi Invites Standford University Students to Visit IKN; and 10 Countries with the Lowest Salaries in Asia, Including Indonesia.
The following is the list of the top 3 news on Tempo English today:
1. 10 Strongest Militaries in Asia 2023, Indonesia Ranks Above Israel
The portal for ranking a country's military strength, Global Firepower (GFP), compiled a list of 45 countries on the Asian continent that have the best defense systems. The ranking is determined based on more than 60 factors to determine the final strength index score (PowerIndex).
Some of the components of the assessment in question are the amount of ownership of the main weapons system (alutsista), national financial conditions, as well as logistical capabilities, and geographical conditions.
2. Jokowi Invites Stanford University Students to Visit IKN
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo extended his invitation to the students of Stanford University, San Francisco, United States, to visit Indonesia’s new capital of Nusantara or IKN in East Kalimantan. During his public lecture at the campus on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, he expected the students to do some quick research and take a closer look at IKN's green development programs and processes.
“I think it could be a good idea, an exciting idea, for Stanford University students to go on a study tour to Nusantara,” Jokowi said in his public lecture at the campus on Wednesday, November 15. “I am a forestry graduate. So if needed, I can be the guide,” he said, followed by loud applause.
3. 10 Countries with the Lowest Salaries in Asia, Including Indonesia
It cannot be denied that salary is one of the main considerations when looking for work. Based on Michael Page Indonesia's report in Talent Trends 2022: The Great X, as many as 25 percent of respondents said that salary, bonuses, and awards are important factors in choosing a workplace.
However, based on the February 2021 National Labor Force Survey (Sakernas), there are 49.7 percent of workers who are still paid below the minimum wage. In addition, out of a total of 34 provinces in Indonesia, there are 11 provinces where the average net wage is still below the minimum wage standard.