Indonesia Morning News For August 21

Indonesia Morning News For August 21

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia Was Supposed To Be Embracing Freedom. What Happened?
The toppling of dictator Suharto ushered in an era of enlightenment that put the country on the road to democracy. Two decades later, rights groups fear it is regressing to its dark past
— South China Morning Post

What next after Indonesia’s tax amnesty
The Indonesian government has just completed the largest tax amnesty programme in the country’s history.
— Live Mint

Sea Games Upside-down Flag: Indonesia Sends Diplomatic Note
In response to the upside down Indonesian flag printed on SEA Games booklet, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi stated that she has communicated with Malaysia Foreign Affairs Minister.
— Tempo (EN)

Indonesia flag error unintentional – DPM
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has already issued an apology over the error to his counterpart from Indonesia, Imam Nahrawi and the people of the republic, stressing that it was unintentional.
— Astro Awani

Freeport Indonesia copper mine access to resume after clashes
Trouble erupted at the mine, which is operated by the Indonesian unit of Freeport McMoRan Inc, during a demonstration over employment terms on Saturday afternoon.
— Reuters

Google taps Indonesia with a slimmed-down Search app
The stripped-down version of the Search app is optimized for use in areas with slow or low-quality mobile and internet connections.
— Business Insider

Cepu Block Can Contribute State Revenues of $44 Bln until 2035
ExxonMobil says Cepu Block has the potential to provide US $44 billion in state revenues until the contract expires in 2035.
— Netral News

Indonesian Workers Using Bitcoin for Liquid Wage Transfers
As Bitcoin use cases proliferate, and liquidity increases, the safe haven properties and the currency properties of Bitcoin will continue to mesh.
— The Cointelegraph

Asia PE-VC Summit 2017 Special: Indonesia is the next big consumer battleground but will it deliver for VCs?
Mega deals such as the recent Alibaba-led $1.1 billion round in the archipelago’s e-commerce major PT Tokopedia and a $500-million investment in online travel portal Traveloka underscore the intense investor interest in the country.
— Deal Street Asia

Red Carpet for Start-up Investors
The recently issued presidential regulation No. 74/2017 contains a road map for digital economy, particularly e-commerce. The road map include financing schemes, consumer protection, and infrastructure development, among others.
— Tempo (EN)

Gov’t Set to Launch New Economic Policy Package by End of August
Darmin confirmed if the package of new economic policies that have been compiled and completed, and would be launched soon.
— Netral News

Moratorium in tin mining license in Bangka Belitung
The decision followed report of rampant illegal mining causing extensive damage to the environment.
— Antara

Indonesia International Book Fair to return in September
Initiated by Indonesian Publishers Association (IKAPI), the event is targeting to feature 20 participating countries.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia and Singapore to cooperate on cyber security: Wiranto
Indonesia will work with Singapore to tackle the increasing threats to cyber security, said Mr Wiranto, the country’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs.
— Straits Times

Indonesia Agrees To Concessions on Major Imports From Pakistan
Agreement reached during bilateral negotiation between the two countries under Preferential Trade Agreement
— Radio Pakistan

Indonesia to Reject UN Recommendation to Scrap Death Penalty
The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) commissioner Muhammad Nurkhoiron said that Indonesia is likely to reject 20 out of 75 recommendation from the United Nations Human Rights Council.
— Tempo (EN)

Police Send Team to Saudi Arabia to Find Fugitive Cleric Embroiled in Porn Scandal
The pornography scandal began last year when accusations surfaced that the hardline Muslim cleric allegedly exchanged lewd texts and photographs on the popular messaging service WhatsApp with a woman called Firza Husein.
— Jakarta Globe

Escapes just the tip of Indonesia’s prison woes
Corrupt staff members provide wealthier inmates with drugs, outings and even prostitutes, say analysts who have studied the corrections system.
— Today Online

Fresh Prince Of Jakarta: Indonesia’s Rich Chigga Is Rap’s Newest Teen Prodigy
Imanuel’s foot in the studio door that landed him that coveted role of Bieber understudy, was the viral rap piss take “Dat $tick.
— Forbes

 

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