1.4m hit as severe drought ravages crops in Indonesia
A lingering drought in parts of Java and West Nusa Tenggara province is ravaging rice fields, drying up reservoirs and causing a shortage of clean water, directly affecting 1.4 million people.
— Straits Times
Indonesia to Announce the 16th Economic Policy Package
Indonesian Chief Economics Minister Darmin Nasution said the Indonesian government will announce the 16th economic policy package on Thursday morning (31/08).
— Indonesia Investments
Indonesia to boost potential of newly registered islands
The government is seeking to maximize the benefit from Indonesia’s recently registered islands, which have been verified by the United Nations.
— The Jakarta Post
Indonesia must re-point 15,000 satellite dishes
PT Telkom of Indonesia suffered a satellite malfunction on August 25th on its Telkom-1 satellite.
— Advanced Television
Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia plan meet on international terrorism
The three Southeast Asian countries also agreed to share information, exchange liaison officers, share assets and form joint headquarters.
BrandZ study: Indonesia’s top 10 brands unveiled
Bank Central Asia (BCA), Telkomsel, A Mild, BRI and Mandiri have snagged the top five spots in BrandZ’s Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands 2017.
— Marketing Interactive
Digital health & education untapped in Indonesia: Daren Tan, Golden Equator Capital
Tan believes that as investor awareness and education grows, eventually, the regional investor base will seek to gain exposure to high-growth and disruptive startups, with the presence of platforms like a startup exchange facilitating an increase in IPOs and other exit events.
— Deal Street Asia
Initial spark given to offshore aquaculture in Indonesia
Indonesian Government, through the Fishery and Maritime Ministry, has launched three pilot sites of offshore aquaculture to breed barramundi and sea bass in Aceh and Central Java provinces, on Java Island.
— Fish Information & Services
Indonesia, Poland consider co-production
Poland has offered Indonesia partnership status on programmes to develop and build radar systems and light armoured vehicles, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Jakarta has said.
— Jane’s 360
Indonesia to be consistent in countering N Korea`s violations: Minister
Indonesia, along with a number of other countries, will carry out a discussion with regard to North Korea’s disobedience towards the UNSCs resolutions.
Montara oil spill: 15,500 Indonesian seaweed farmers take fight to Federal Court
The farmers, from the East Nusa Tengara province, say their crops were destroyed as a result of the 2009 Montara oil spill.
Plaza Indonesia grants one-month free space to SMEs
The free spaces on the third and fourth floors, in a section known as “Pasar Kreasi Indonesia,” were granted until Sept. 24 in response to the government’s request for malls to allocate 20 percent of their space at discounted rates for SMEs.
— The Jakarta Post
Lion Air’s special offer for Malaysian student travel in Indonesia
Low-cost airline, Lion Air Group, is offering Malaysian students in Indonesia the opportunity to travel across the country with special air ticket prices.
— Malay Mail
AUT’s cultural diplomacy venture with Indonesia a ‘step into future’
AUT’s Indonesia Centre, dubbed AUTIC, will see people able to learn Bahasa Indonesia and take part in summer schools across various areas, such as culinary art and filmmaking.
— Asia Pacific Report
Indonesia battling the plastic tide
This vast country, of more than 17,000 islands, has the dubious honour of being responsible for much of the plastic in our seas, the world’s second biggest polluter after China.
— Equal Times
Indonesian activist fights of indigenous peoples’ rights
Nabadan, 53, one of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay awardees, will be honored today for “his brave, self-sacrificing advocacy to give voice and face to his country’s IP communities
Lynching in Indonesia Highlights Rise in Vigilante Violence
The lynching this month of Muhammad al-Zahra, 30, in Bekasi, a gritty, industrial suburb of Jakarta, has shocked Indonesia and opened a broader discussion about why vigilante mobs continue to torture and execute petty criminals in the country.
— New York Times
Can Indonesia Become a Global Force in Halal Food Products?
By 2030 the global Muslim population may number 2.2 billion and therefore demand for halal products is expected to rise accordingly. Indonesia should play a key role in the supply of halal products on the global market because Southeast Asia’s largest economy contains the world’s largest Muslim community. Particularly Indonesia’s small and medium-sized companies should take advantage of this opportunity.
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