Indonesia Morning News For July 14

Indonesia Morning News For July 14

Indonesia morning news

Govt Considers Three Provinces for Next State Capital: Jokowi
President Jokowi says that he is currently waiting for results of the assessment of three provinces which will replace Jakarta as the capital of Indonesia.
— Tempo.co

70,752 newcomers flock to Jakarta in post-Idul Fitri influx
The Jakarta Population and Civil Registration Agency recorded 70,752 newcomers during the post-Idul Fitri influx who accompanied relatives or friends who lived in the city.
— The Jakarta Post

To grow fast, Indonesia needs 15% tax-to-GDP ratio: IMF
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Indonesia and other Asian countries need to increase their tax-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio to 15 percent so they can accelerate economic growth.
— The Jakarta Post

As Indonesia cuts forests, fake nature thrives
Indonesia’s capital is lush with fake greenery, even as the country is cutting down its precious tropical forests at a record rate.
— Business Mirror

Gov’t Issues Perppu to Expedite Disbanding of Anti-Pancasila Organizations, Including HTI
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed a government regulation in lieu of law, or Perppu, on Monday (10/07) that will expand the power of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights to disband groups that espouse ideologies contradictory to values enshrined in the state ideology, Pancasila.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia to swap firms’ lands in peatland territory with productive land
Indonesia will swap companies’ lands in peatland territory with other productive areas, a move aiming at protecting and restoring the country’s peatland and its ecosystem, an official said here on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Indonesia’s key parliamentary body approves 2017 GDP growth target at 5.2 percent
The Indonesian parliament’s budgetary committee on Thursday approved a government request to raise its 2017 economic growth target to 5.2 percent from 5.1 percent, the head of the committee Azis Syamsuddin said.
— Reuters UK

Shares of Newly Listed Companies Soar on Strong Investor Appetite
Shares of newly listed companies are soaring in the Indonesia Stock Exchange or the IDX, signalling a strong appetite from investors for local stocks and confidence in the companies’s performance as economic conditions in the country continue to stabilize.
— Jakarta Globe

Jokowi forges a tool of repression
On 10 July, Jokowi signed a Regulation in Lieu of Law (Peraturan Pemerintah Pengganti Undang Undang/Perppu) amending the 2013 Law on Societal Organisations (UU Ormas). In doing so, the president has mounted a serious attack on legal protections of freedom of association in Indonesia.
— New Mandala

DNeX appointed accounting software reseller in Malaysia, Indonesia
Dagang NeXchange Bhd (DNeX) said its wholly-owned subsidiary Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd has been appointed as the reseller of Financio, a cloud-based accounting software, in Malaysia and Indonesia.
— The Edge Markets

Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia Transformational Health Insights, 2017 – 2022
Southeast Asia (SEA) is emerging as the gold mine for both local and international healthcare vendors. Within SEA, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia still have unexplored and under-served markets providing boundless opportunities for healthcare vendors with innovative products and services.
— Cision PR Newswire

Indonesia extradites alleged people smuggler for prosecution in Australia
A man accused of smuggling more than 200 asylum seekers on boats from Indonesia will face an Australian court.
— ABC Online

Govt Seeks to Boost Non – oil Exports to South Korea
Directorate General for Export Development at the Trade Ministry seeks to boost non-oil and gas exports to South Korea. Along with the Korean Importers Association (KOIMA), the ministry held a business forum at the Sheraton Hotel Gandaria City in Jakarta today.
— Tempo.co

Bali to host breast cancer awareness campaign
Indonesia Goes Pink, a breast cancer awareness event, is slated to be held on Oct. 7-8 in Nusa Dua, Bali.
— The Jakarta Post

SHIPPING COMPANIES FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES AFTER DAMAGING AN INDONESIAN REEF
Indonesian authorities have indicted five local shipping companies on charges of gross negligence after their coal barges damaged coral reefs in a Javan marine park, according to a local official.
— Pacific Standard

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy: What It Is and What It Means for Indonesia
John Chen, a representative of the Taipei Economic and Trade Office, or TETO, said on Tuesday (11/07) that Indonesia is on the top list of priority countries within Taiwan’s new Southbound Policy, which aims to deepen relations with regional partners through mutually beneficial collaborations.
— Jakarta Globe

 

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005. Between November 2004 and February 2011 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. Since 2010 she has worked as a freelance screen writer for 'Nollywood', Nigeria.
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