Indonesia Morning News For April 24

Indonesia Morning News For April 24

Indonesia morning newsTeaming up with Ciptadana Asset, PTPP Offers Private Equity Fund of IDR250 Bln
PT PP (Persero) Tbk (IDX:PTPP) will offer Perpetual Securities (SBP) financial product through a Private Equity Fund (RDPT) of IDR250 billion.
— Netral News

Indonesian President Jokowi to Ban Child Marriage
When celebrating R.A. Kartini, a Javanese feminist (1879-1904) who wrote about women’s rights in the early 20th century, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo invited a number of women rights’ defenders in Jakarta to talk about women’s empowerment.
— Human Rights Watch

Adaro Targets 35% Growth in Coking Coal Output
Indonesian coal miner Adaro Energy is targeting coking coal output of 1 million tons this year, up from 740,000 tons in 2017, a company director said on Monday (23/04).
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers protest low online tariffs
Hundreds of Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers working for start-ups Grab and Go-Jek called on Monday for an end to low online fares and demanded tighter regulation of ride-hailing companies.
— Reuters (video)

Bootleg booze battle: Indonesian police in very public clampdown as death toll tops 100
The Indonesian police have embarked on a high profile clampdown on the bootleg liquor crisis that has plagued various parts of the country from the start of April and has so far claimed the lives of more than 100 people.
— Food Navigator Asia

Financial System Remains Stable, says Bank Indonesia
The financial system remains stable and the bank intermediation function continues to improve, Bank Indonesia (BI) Executive Director for Communications Agusman stated.
— Tempo.co

Indonesian police bust fake Rohingya people-smuggling network with AFP help
Indonesian police say they have worked with the Australian Federal Police to unravel a people-smuggling network that was aimed at bringing in fake Rohingya refugees to Australia.
— ABC News

To stop cheap Indian buffalo meat, Indonesia company plans online sale of Australian beef
Indonesia’s online marketing company called Sikumis.com which mostly sale product from farmer, hotels, restaurants and catering businesses is planning to tap into a direct sale of Australian beef.
— Catch News

A Peek at Southeast Asia’s Strongest Military
Indonesia has maintained its position as the largest military power in Southeast Asia, according to Global Firepower’s latest rankings, released this month.
— Jakarta Globe

A First: Indonesia-Singapore Naval Exercise Features Maritime Counterterrorism Component
The incorporation of a maritime counterterrorism serial is testament to the growing emphasis on the area both bilaterally and regionally.
— The Diplomat (paywall)

Indonesia bites back as campuses spew out radicals
Minister vows to sanction lecturers, students involved with extremist groups as social media helps breed ‘terrorist’ networks.
— UCA News (media release)

Non-cash Transactions Rise 400% since e-Toll Mandate: BI
Bank Indonesia [BI] has recorded a significant increase in non-cash transactions value since December 2017.
— Tempo.co

BNI Records IDR3.66 Trillion Income in Quarter I 2018
PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk or BNI announced that in Q1/2018, the company recorded a net profit of IDR3.66 trillion or an increase of 13.3 percent year on year (yoy).
— Netral News

Indonesia facing a serious crisis in educational sector
Education and Cultural Minister Muhadjir Effendi said a lack of teachers in several parts of Indonesia posed a serious problem to the national education.
— Devdiscourse

Government issues revised regulation on tax holidays
The Indonesian government has issued a revision of the tax holiday regulation to simplify the process for granting the fiscal incentive, Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) head Thomas Lembong said in Jakarta on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

S. Korea, Indonesia discuss ways to strengthen marine cooperation
Marine sector officials and experts from South Korea and Indonesia gathered in Seoul on Tuesday to discuss ways to beef up cooperation in the marine and fisheries sectors, as well as joint efforts to deal with the oceans waste problems.
— Yonhap News Agency

 

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

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