Maori King refuses to meet Prince William

  • 4 Maret 2014
Maori King, AFP
The king's office said he was not 'a carnival act' for visiting dignitaries.

Belajar Bahasa Inggris melalui berita BBC tentang penolakan Raja suku Maori atas kunjungan Pangeran William dan pemogokan pemulung di Brazil.

Maori King refuses to meet Prince William

New Zealand's Maori king has refused to meet Prince William when he tours the country next month.

King Tuheitia argued that the 90 minutes allotted for the visit by the British prince and his wife, Catherine, was not long enough for proper protocols to be observed.

The king's office said he was not 'a carnival act' for visiting dignitaries, to be rolled out at their beck and call.

King Tuheitia, who worked as a lorry driver before his coronation in 2006, does not have any constitutional status in New Zealand but is an important symbolic figure for some Maoris.

Raja suku Maori tolak bertemu Pangeran William

Raja suku Maori di Selandia Baru menolak bertemu dengan Pangeran William saat melakukan perjalanan ke negara itu bulan depan.

Raja Tuheitia mengatakan bahwa waktu 90 menit yang diberikan untuk kunjungan Pangeran Inggris bersama istrinya, Catherine tidak cukup untuk protokol yang pantas.

Kantor raja mengatakan ia bukan 'aksi karnaval' bagi pejabat yang melakukan kunjungan, hadir dan patuh sesuai permintaan.

Raja Tuheitia, yang bekerja sebagai sopir truk sebelum diangkat, tidak memiliki status konstitusional di Selandia Baru tetapi merupakan figur simbolis penting bagi suku Maori.

Brazilian Rubbish collectors end strike

Carnival rubbish, Reuters
A reveller rests in a nearly empty Sambadrome after the end of the annual Carnival parade in Rio.

Rubbish collectors in Brazil have reached an agreement to end a three-day strike that has disrupted the world famous carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro.

Tonnes of empty beer cans, plastic bottles and other objects have piled up on the streets of Rio since the strike -and the official carnival season- began on Friday.

The street parties and the samba schools parades attract hundreds of thousands of tourists to the city every year.

The mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes, and the union have reached an agreement to raise the salaries of rubbish collectors by 9%.

Pemulung Brazil akhiri mogok

Pengumpul sampah di Brazil telah mencapai kesepakatan untuk mengakhiri pemogokan yang menghambat perayaan karnaval terkenal di dunia di Rio de Janeiro.

Berton-ton kaleng bir kosong, botol-botol plastik, dan berbagai benda lain menumpuk di jalanan kota Rio sejak pemogokan dimulai -dan musim karnaval resmi- hari Jumat.

Pesta-pesta di jalan dan parade sekolah samba menarik ratusan ribu wisatawan untuk datang ke kota itu setiap tahun.

Walikota Rio, Eduardo Paes dan serikat pengumpul sampah sepakat untuk menaikkan gaji pemulung hingga 9%.