Indonesia Morning News For April 9

Indonesia Morning News For April 9

Indonesia morning newsGATF Day 2, Garuda Books Hundreds of Billions Transaction Value
PT Garuda Indonesia again held the Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair (GATF) 2018 at Jakarta Convention Center, Senayan, South Jakarta. As of Saturday April 7, 2018, Garuda Indonesia has recorded transactions valued approximately IDR 200 billion.

Pertamina Oil Spill May Lead to Possible Ecological Disaster
Pertamina crude oil spill off of the Balikpapan Bay has spread across an area measured to be 20,000 hectares from previously 12,000, just three days earlier.

Rendang-gate: Crispy Skin Criticism Steams Asean Netizens, Fuels Mems (video)
Netizens from Malaysian, Indonesia and Brunei reacted with furore on social media during the week after Zaleha Kadir Olpin was eliminated in the quarter- final of the latest episode of the BBCs MasterChef UK programme for presenting a chicken rendang without crispy skin.
— AEC News Today (video)

Indonesia Examining Whether Facebook Breached Laws on Data
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said it has asked Facebook to confirm whether personal data from any Indonesian citizens was shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica and is coordinating with police in case any laws were breached.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia’s salt spat gives industry a shake
Indonesia’s efforts to protect farmers from imports have sometimes gone spectacularly wrong, creating shortages of staples such as rice and beef, and playing havoc with markets.
— Pakistan Observer

Payments and lending dominate Indonesia’s Fintech scene
Payment and lending focused Fintech startup companies dominate the overall Indonesia Fintech landscape in terms of maturity level, according to IDC Financial Insights.

Indonesians on fishing trip for ideas from the Clarence
INDONESIA is looking to boost its fishing and tourism industries and is looking to the Clarence Valley and the NSW North Coast for inspiration.
— The Daily Examiner

Bay almost cleaned after oil spill: Balikpapan official
On the sixth day after a large amount of crude oil was spilled in Balikpapan Bay, East Kalimantan, the cleaning efforts are almost done, the head of the Environmental Agency in Balikpapan, Suryanto, said Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

Police Summon Facebook Next Week
The Police confirmed that they will summon all high-ranking officials from over the top (OTT) service provider Facebook Indonesia in relation to the recent user data leak.

Indonesian Navy captures Interpol’s most-wanted fishing vessel
The Indonesian Navy reportedly has detained one of Interpol’s most-wanted fishing vessels, STS-50, in the southeastern part of Weh Island waters in Aceh on Friday.
— The Jakarta Post

President Jokowi calls on people to consume local food
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the people to consume local foods as the main nutritional intake to prevent stunting or dwarfishness and malnutrition.
— Antara News

Specialty store dominates MAP’s revenue
The specialty store category, or outlets selling specialized products, has contributed to the revenue of multi-brand lifestyle retailer Mitra Adiperkasa (MAP) last year amid sluggish consumer demand.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi Targets Ciawi – Cigombong Toll to Operate in July
President Joko Widodo or Jokowi targetted the Bogor – Ciawi – Sukabumi (Bocimi) toll road project for the Ciawi through the Cigombong lane could be operational this year.

Eleven Dead after Consuming Bootleg Liquor in Cicalengka
A total of 11 out of the 27 people taken to Cikopo Regional Hospital, Cicalengka, Bandung Regency, West Java, have died from alcohol poisoning after they consumed bootleg liquor together in Cicalengka.
— Netral News

Flights from Phnom Penh to Indonesia on horizon
Direct flights between Indonesia and Cambodia are likely in the next three months because Indonesia is a major tourist market in Southeast Asia, according to a senior official on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Mandiri Capital Indonesia looks beyond home ground to fund startups
Leading the venture capital wave among banking institutions in Indonesia, Mandiri Capital Indonesia (MCI), the VC arm of the country’s largest lender by asset Bank Mandiri, says it is now looking to source startups outside Indonesia, with Singapore the most likely target.
— Deal Street Asia

Indonesia struggles to improve education quality
With his flagship Indonesian Smart Card (KIP) program, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has managed to further expand children’s access to basic education, imitating the success of his predecessors since Soeharto.
— The Jakarta Post

Regents unite to boost coconut economy
Regents across Indonesia are uniting under the Coconuts Producing Regional Governments Coalition (Kopek) to boost a coconut-based economy and to aim for more professional plantation management.
— 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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