Indonesia morning news for July 23

Indonesia morning news for July 23

Indonesia morning newsWorld Bank to fund Accelerate Agrarian Reform project in Indonesia
The objective of the Program to Accelerate Agrarian Reform (One Map Project) for Indonesia is to establish clarity on actual land rights and land use at the village level in the target areas.
— Devdiscourse

Gov’t Eyes $200m in Additional Revenue Next Year From Excise on Vaping Liquid
The Ministry of Finance estimates that the government may collect up to Rp 3 trillion ($207 million) in additional revenue next year from a new excise on tobacco extract, or vaping liquid, commonly used in electronic cigarettes.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia sends trade team to lobby US
Indonesia was due to send a trade mission to the United States yesterday to lobby the Trump administration into maintaining favourable trade terms amid increasing global trade tensions triggered by the US.
— The Straits Times

Pertamina Seeks to Cut Asset Risks as Rupiah Slides
State energy company Pertamina is seeking government approval to divest assets to help shield it from rising crude oil prices and a rupiah that is at its lowest level in more than two and a half years.
— Jakarta Globe

Solar Power Plant Can Cut Down Expenses in Sigi Regency by IDR15 Bln
The regency government of Sigi can save IDR15 billion worth of funds from Regional Budget allocation if a solar-powered power plant is developed in this region.
— Netral News

Bank Indonesia helps small enterprises go global
Bank Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo has said the central bank is continuing to encourage micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) to produce high quality products so that they can complete in the global market.
— The Jakarta Post

Saudi Arabia to send sacrificial meat to Indonesia
The Saudi Government is to send meat of 17,000 sheep collected during the 2018 hajj season to Muslims in Indonedia, General Supervisor of the Saudi Project for Utilization of Hajj Meat, Rahimi Ahmed Rahimi, has said.
— Antara News

Justice and Human Rights Ministry to ’Clean Up’ Prisons throughout Indonesia Starting Tomorrow
Ministry of Justice and Human Rights has confirmed that starting on Monday, July 23, it will ‘clean up’ prisons that does not fit the standards throughout Indonesia following the Hand-catch Operation conducted by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Sukamiskin Prison.
— Netral News

Indonesian teen raped by her brother is jailed for abortion
A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for having an abortion, police said Sunday.
— New York Post

Indonesia deports French drug smuggler after 18 years
A French national who spent 18 years in Indonesian custody for smuggling drugs into Bali is expected to arrive home on Sunday, thanks in large part to his mother’s efforts.
— Aljazeera

Intensified labor export drives more Filipina diaspora
Three years later, after the bittersweet circus of Mary Jane’s case, she remains in jail in Indonesia, unsure of the final verdict in a crime she insists she didn’t commit.
— Bulatlat

How the World Cup made eggs more expensive in Indonesia
A rally in egg prices in Indonesia to the highest in at least two years on lower supplies and good demand during the FIFA World Cup has prompted the government to intervene in the market.
— Business Report

Activists demand review of rape victim’s punishment for abortion
Activists criticize the six-month imprisonment of a 15-year-old girl in Batanghari, Jambi who aborted her rape-related pregnancy, asking the government to review the case.
— The Jakarta Post

Dozens of Fish Found Dead From Alleged Palm Oil Plant Contamination
Environmental Office of Mukomuko Regency, Bengkulu Province, will investigate the cause of dozens of dead fish in one of the rivers in Pernyah Village, Teramang Jaya Sub-district.
— Netral News

Govt to Expand the Use of Biodiesel 20
The government is implementing a 20 percent biofuel mixed-use (Biodiesel 20/B20) diesel to all diesel-engine vehicles in Indonesia.

BMKG to install automatic weather stations during Asian Games
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) plans to set up automatic weather stations to provide weather information during the 18th Asian Games.
— Antara News

Becoming a Parliament Member, Does Criminal Record Matter?
The National Election Commission (KPU) has appealed to the public to report any would-be lawmaker candidates who are suspected of practicing corruption, child abuse and drug use/ trafficking. The KPU’s move follows existing laws.
— Global Indonesian Voices

Singapore listing on the cards for Crown Group’s Indonesia business
CROWN Group is considering listing its fledging Indonesia business on the Singapore bourse as the privately-held Australian property group bets big on South-east Asia’s largest economy, its co-founder and chief executive officer Iwan Sunito told The Business Times.
— The Business Times

Indonesian jail with ‘special package’ for graft convicts busted
A prison holding inmates guilty of corruption has been busted by Indonesia’s graft agency for offering “special packages” involving renovations to jail cells, and keys to the cells that enabled prisoners to come and go as they pleased.
— The Straits Times

Last 86 families still fighting against Yogyakarta airport development to keep land
From inside her closed house, Wagirah, 40, was reciting prayers in a last-ditch effort to defend her house and land against the development of a new airport in Yogyakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

World Bank official drowns at Bali beach
World Bank senior economist Aakanksha Pande, 37, died after being swept away by strong waves at Double Six Beach in Seminyak, Bali, on Saturday.
— The Jakarta Post


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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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