Selamat Sukses, Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth (Inc.)
Balai Bahasa Indonesia has been officially recognised by the Indonesian Government. During his two day visit to Australia, Indonesian President, Bapak Joko Widodo signed an agreement to support the Balai Bahasa that are already established in Perth, Melbourne and Canberra and to assist in opening Balai Bahasa in other states and territories.
Balai Bahasa started in Perth, conceived and brought to life by Ibu Karen Bailey, with the assistance and support of the Indonesian Consulate in Perth and in collaboration with Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers Association (WILTA). Ibu Karen was invited to join Pak Jokowi on stage at the Sydney Convention Centre on 26 Feb 2017 for the signing of the agreement.
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It is a simple document but its impact will be far-reaching in promoting the mission of Balai Bahasa.
Dengan rahmat Tuhan yang Maha Kuasa Presiden Republik Indonesia meresmikan wilayah Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia dan Northern Territory. Joko Widodo, Sydney, 26 Pebruari 2017.
Watch Ibu Karen's part in the event at 2:00:15 of the video Pres. Jokowi Meets the Indonesian Community in Sydney.
In the Indonesian press:Jokowi akan Perbanyak Pusat Bahasa Indonesia di Australia
Kunjungi Australia, Jokowi bakal resmikan balai bahasa Indonesia