Indonesia Morning News For April 2

Indonesia Morning News For April 2

Indonesia morning news$378 minimum wage set to retain Indonesian maids in UAE
The Indonesian Embassy in Abu Dhabi will not attest the job contract of Indonesian housemaids working in the UAE if the contract does not meet the new criteria laid down by the embassy, a top diplomat told Gulf News on Saturday.
— Gulf News Asia

These are Sanctions For Taxpayers Who Fail to Report Annual Tax Return
Taxpayers must report the Annual Tax Return (SPT) before the deadline of March 31, aka three months after the tax year has passed.
— Netral News

Indonesia is hungry for a better food policy
Despite years of reasonable economic growth, 19.4 million Indonesians are still unable to meet their daily dietary needs.
— East Asia Forum

Indonesia’s manufacturing PMI signals softer expansion in March
The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, slipped to 50.7 in March from 51.4 in February.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Public Funds at Commercial Banks Up 0.38 Percent
Total public funds or deposits at commercial banks as of February 2018 rose 0.38 percent from IDR5,314 trillion in January 2018 to IDR5,334 trillion in February 2018.
— Netral News

Criminal Code bill will leave Indonesian children in Malaysia in legal limbo
There are thousands of stateless children in Sabah, Malaysia. The estimates vary between 30,000 and 52,000 as there has been no census or statistics collected on them.
— The Jakarta Post

Worms in Mackerel Cans, APIKI: Merchants Loss Billions
The finding of anisakis worms in canned mackerel fish has caused considerable economic losses.

Refugees in Indonesia may be put to work
Refugees in Indonesia may be put to work as the UN Refugee Agency battles a growing global humanitarian crisis, fewer resettlement options and stretched aid budgets.

Financing Indonesia’s infrastructure ambitions
Similar to its Southeast Asian counterparts, Indonesia is carrying out ambitious infrastructure projects to transform and modernise the nation.
— The Asean Post

Indonesia’s Go-Jek lures ex-Uber drivers with job perks
Go-Jek, a ride-hailing firm in Indonesia, is stealing a march on its Singapore-based rival Grab by hiring former Uber drivers.
— The Straits Times

Indonesia to Offer Investors a Simplified Tax-Holiday Program
Indonesia will unveil a simplified scheme for tax holidays next week and state oil firm Pertamina should be among the first to benefit, government officials said.
— Jakarta Globe

Lamudi Launches New Feature to Buy & Rent Cemetery Plots
The global property site has just launched a feature that can help people to buy and rent cemetery plots.
— Netral News

Over 10 million individual tax returns submitted as of deadline day
Over 10 million individual taxpayers had submitted their annual tax returns as of Saturday morning, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said.
— The Jakarta Post

Yusril Ihza M: Impossible for Ahok to be Presidential Candidate
Constitutional Law Expert, Yusril Ihza Mahendra said Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok is impossible to be nominated as a presidential candidate of Indonesia.

Energy firm Terregra strikes gold in 2017
Publicly listed energy firm PT Terregra Asia Energy saw its net profit skyrocket by 452.2 percent to Rp 857.9 million (US$62,458) throughout last year following its efforts to penetrate deeper into the country’s power generation business.
— The Jakarta Post


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

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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