Indonesia Morning News For August 3

Indonesia Morning News For August 3

Indonesia morning newsChina’s infrastructure diplomacy in Indonesia
As the lack of infrastructure is seen as a bottleneck for growth, nations throughout the world have made this their primary focus. The realization that developing countries face difficulties with this and need very much support has given rise to a new kind of diplomacy — infrastructure diplomacy.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s revenues from cigarette tax rise in first 7 months
Revenues from cigarette tax in Indonesia from January to July increased as the government aims to protect health of the public.
— Xinhua

Indonesia detains rice company official for alleged false labelling
Indonesian police have detained the chief executive of rice company PT Indo Beras Unggul (IBU), over allegations of false product labelling, police said on Wednesday, as the government moves to rein in prices of the staple.
— Reuters

Ministry`s regulation hurts sugarcane farmers
The Executive Board of the Indonesian Sugarcane Farmers Association (APTRI) said that the trade ministers regulation on sugar ceiling price (HET) has hurt sugarcane farmers, calling on the Ministry of Trade to improve the sugar trade regulations in Indonesia.
— Antara News

KSEI: Funds of Securities Investors Reach IDR8.4 Tln
The Indonesian Central Securities Depository (Kustodian Sentral Efek Indonesia/KSEI) has reported that total funds of stock investors in the Customer Fund Account (RDN) has reached IDR8.4 trillion as of the end of the first semester of 2017.
— Netral News

Indef: Govt May Imitate Singapore in Slashing Housing Backlog
Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) assessed the need for a real breakthrough so that the backlog (difference in demand and supply) of housing can be suppressed.
— Netral News

Indonesia jails man who grew marijuana for cancer-stricken wife
An Indonesian man who grew marijuana to ease the pain of his seriously-ill wife was sentenced to eight months in prison on Wednesday, despite an outcry from right groups and activists.
— The Star Online

All eyes on Indonesia’s identity card scam
Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) leader Prabowo Subianto, who has his eye on another bid for the presidency in 2019, knows a losing cause when he sees one – even if many of Indonesia’s tone-death political parties don’t.
— Asia Times

Indonesia seeks Chevron, Conoco proposals amid energy investment drive
Indonesia wants Chevron Corp. and ConocoPhillips to submit proposals to renew their licenses to operate oil and gas fields as the former OPEC member seeks to reverse a decline in energy investments.
— Deal Street Asia

Malaysia to help Indonesia check smog during SEA Games
Malaysia said yesterday it is ready to render assistance to extinguish forest fires in Indonesia to check any cross-border smog in view of the SEA Games Kuala Lumpur is hosting later this month.
— Free Malaysia Today

Several new geothermal working areas assigned in Indonesia
Opening the 5th Indonesia International Geothermal Convention & Exhibition (IIGCE) in Jakarta yesterday, Indonesia’s Vice President made clear that regulations and procedures are crucial to be made easier to encourage investment.
— Think GeoEnergy

Indonesia to promote marine tourism at Australia Dive Expo
The Tourism Ministry is set to promote Indonesian marine destinations at the Australia Dive Expo (AIDE) event in Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 3-7.
— The Jakarta Post

Union to press for Freeport mine worker rights on Indonesia visit
A trade union said on Wednesday that it will press Indonesia’s government to reinstate thousands of striking workers at Freeport-McMoRan Inc’s Grasberg mine when union officials visit the Southeast Asian country next week.
— Reuters

Indonesia | Islamic school seeks to steer sons of militants to new path
The slim boys in Muslim caps and robes at the Al Hidayah Islamic boarding school are grinning bolts of energy who love football, need a little coaxing to do their math and Quran lessons assiduously and aspire to become policemen or respected preachers.
— Macau Daily Times


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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