Indonesia morning news for August 27

Indonesia morning news for August 27

Indonesia morning newsScott Morrison to travel to Jakarta to announce Australia-Indonesia free trade deal is imminent
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will make his first trip overseas less than a week after being sworn in, flying to Jakarta to announce Australia and Indonesia are on the brink of signing a free trade deal.
ABC News

Indonesia optimistic during best ever Asian Games
It is only the halfway stage of the Asian Games yet hosts Indonesia have already secured their best-ever showing after surpassing the 11 golds they won at their first home Games in 1962.

State assets office to confiscate assets of delinquent companies
The Jakarta III State Assets and Auction Service Office (KPKNL) will confiscate assets of companies that have arrears or have not paid their obligations to the Social Security Administrator (BPJS) for Employment, as part of fulfilling workers` rights.
— Antara

Seeking RI figure for ASEAN rights body
The process of selecting Indonesia’s representative to the regional human rights body is ongoing.
The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Energy Ministry: Electricity Tariffs in Indonesia Most Stable in Southeast Asia
State-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has shown its stability amid ucertain global economic fluctuations.
Netral News

Another mass fish kill hits Indonesia’s largest lake
Millions of fish in floating cages died suddenly this week in Lake Toba, the biggest lake in Indonesia.

Host Indonesia dreams of badminton glory at Asian Games
Top-ranked badminton players like Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo inspire Indonesian young people, from elite academies to street-level players, to become the best in the world.
— Al Jazeera

Millennials like to shop for viral products: E-commerce company
Millennials, which make up a large portion of the country’s e-commerce market, have a tendency to shop for viral products, the brand manager of an e-commerce company has said.
The Jakarta Post

High TV Ratings, Packed Venues as Indonesians Show Enthusiasm for 2018 Asian Games
The 2018 Asian Games captured the attention of many Indonesians, who are currently glued to their television screens to watch matches, or flock to sports venues to catch a glimpse of their heroes.
The Jakarta Globe

Indonesia Wins Gold in Karate at 2018 Asian Games
Rifki Ardiansyah Arrosyiid won an 11th gold medal for Indonesia at the 2018 Asian Games by defeating Amir Mahdi Zadeh of Iran in the men’s under-60 kilogram kumite final at the Jakarta Convention Center on Sunday afternoon (26/08).
The Jakarta Globe

At Asian Games, Battle for Southeast Asia’s Esports Market Begins
Competitive video gaming, dubbed esports, will appear at the Asian Games in Jakarta as an exhibition event sponsored by Alibaba’s sports arm Alisports.
The Jakarta Globe

Indonesia’s plan of economic uptick due to Asian Games is hope against hope
The 18th edition of the Asian Games which is currently ongoing and co-hosted by the cities of Jakarta and Palembang, is arguably the largest multi-sport event in the world.
Business Standard

Ministry distributes circular on speaker guidelines to mosques
The Religious Affairs Ministry has issued a circular instructing regional religious affairs offices to distribute current guidelines on speakers to mosques and musholla (houses of prayer) in their respective areas.
The Jakarta Post

East Lombok Needs Clean Water After Earthquake
Residents of Sanjang Hamlet, East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, were forced to look for clean water to Sembalun Bumbun Hamlet after sources of clean water are covered by landslides.
Netral News

Social affairs minister visits quake-hit Sumbawa
Social Affairs Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita visited Sumbawa district, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), to assess the situation after the area was hit by a series of earthquakes lately.

Lombok earthquake handling focused on recovery: coordinating minister
Acting Deputy for Coordination of Social Insecurity and Disaster Impacts of the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture (Kemenko PMK) , Sonny Harry Harmadi, said that the follow-up to the handling of the Lombok earthquake was focused on disaster recovery.

VP candidates and their contribution
Public scrutiny over vice presidential (VP) candidates Ma’ruf Amin and Sandiaga Uno has intensified following their candidacy announcements earlier this month.
The Jakarta Post (paywall)

#2019ChangePresident events in Pekanbaru and Surabaya lead to clashes
The #2019ChangePresident campaign once again made waves as planned events in Pekanbaru, Riau, and Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday were marked by clashes between protesters, counterprotesters and police.
The Jakarta Post

Police Grapple with Manhole-Cover Thieves of Mampang Underpass
The police were still investigating the theft of manhole-covers along Mampang-Kuningan Underpass, South Jakarta.

Transjakarta bus topples over while avoiding motorcyclist
A Transjakarta bus toppled over on Sunday morning on Jl. Tentara Pelajar in Patal Senayan, Central Jakarta, a location near Asian Games 2018 venues.
The Jakarta Post

Garuda Diverts Flight due to Mount Semeru Volcanic Ash
State-owned carrier Garuda Indonesia diverted Jakarta-Malang flights to Surabaya on Saturday, 25 August. The diversion was carried out due to volcanic ash of Mount Semeru.

BCA: 97 Percent of Clients Use Digital Transactions
Private lender Bank Central Asia (BCA) claimed its branch offices only conducted 3 percent transactions of the total activity while the rest 97 percent was the digital transaction.

Search continues for men who shot two police officers on West Java toll road
Police remain on the trail of three men involved in the shooting of two police officers on the Kanci-Pejagan toll road near Cirebon, West Java.
The Jakarta Post

Ministry of Transportation Issue a Budget of IDR 2.5 T
Reported from, Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation issue a budget of IDR 2.5 Trillion (USD 170.8 Million) for the development of infrastructure in the south region of West Java.
Indonesia Shipping Gazette

Surabaya`s youngsters well trained to compete at global level: Mayor
Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini said youngsters residing in the city should well be trained to enable them to contribute to Indonesia`s demographic bonus, and to compete with those from outside the country at global level in 2020.

Literary legend Hamsad Rangkuti dies at 75
Revered short-story writer Hamsad Rangkuti died at the age of 75 on Sunday, following a three-month-long coma.
The Jakarta Post

Musician Fariz RM Nabbed Again for Drug Possession
A senior musician Fariz Rustam Munaf or Fariz RM was arrested for drug possession on Friday morning, August 24.

Agriculture Ministry Threatens Fake Garlic Seed Breeders
The Ministry of Agriculture, through the Directorate General of Horticulture, asserted that it would take firm action towards fake garlic seeds, that is currently unsettling the public.
Netral News

Agriculture Ministry Serious Attempts in Controlling Fruit Flies from Attacking Export Quality Salak
Salak (snake fruit; Salacca Zalacca) is a native Indonesian commodity and has quite good prospects for both local and foreign markets.
Netral News


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