Indonesia morning news for July 24

Indonesia morning news for July 24

Indonesia morning newsChildhood stunting: Indonesia sees success from accelerated fight
Salmiah thought she had learned all that she needed to know about raising a healthy child from being a community health worker in Batukliang, Central Lombok, since 2000.
— AEC News Today

Indonesia interested in building reference lab for verifying chemical weapons
Indonesia has expressed its interest in building a reference laboratory for verifying chemical weapons in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, in its efforts to play a greater role in implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention.
— Antara News

Indonesia Reactivates Sale of 9- and 12-Month BI Certificates to Aid Rupiah
Indonesia’s central bank sold nearly Rp 6 trillion ($415 million) of its newly reactivated nine- and 12-month Bank Indonesia certificates, or SBI, in a bid to deepen the country’s money market and stabilize the rupiah.
— Jakarta Globe

Surplus in June reduces deficit in trade balance:
The Trade Ministry said the trade surplus of US$1.74 billion in June, 2018 will improve the country`s trade balance in reducing the deficit of US$2.83 billion in the first 5 months of the year.
— Antara News

China probes stainless steel imports from Indonesia, EU, Japan, South Korea
China on Monday (July 23) launched an anti-dumping probe into stainless steel imports worth US$1.3 billion (US$1.77 billion), including from a privately owned Chinese mill with operations offshore, after complaints that a flood of product has damaged the local industry.
— The Straits Times

Jakarta to revise taxable value of property after protests
The Jakarta administration plans revise its taxable value of property (NJOP) after residents and property businesses protested the 19.54 percent increase in the NJOP earlier this month.
— The Jakarta Post

State-run Banks Will Not Fund Freeport Divestment
State-owned mining holding company INALUM has announced the financial backing to acquire 51 percent of Freeport Indonesia’s shares will be funded by foreign banks so as not to disrupt the rupiah echange rate.

Pertamina edging toward closing US$1.44b deal for Java 1 power plant
State-owned energy company Pertamina has said it is finalizing a US$1.44 billion deal to finance its 1,760-megawatt (MW) steam and gas power plant (PLTGU) project in West Java, the PLTGU Java 1, which is located close to the ONWJ oil and gas block in Cimalaya.
— The Jakarta Post

Can Indonesia be a powerhouse in the digital economy?
Can Indonesia follow in the footsteps of China to become a force to reckon with in the digital economy? If it plays its cards right, it appears so.
— The Business Times

Search on for two dozen inmates after Indonesia prison break
Indonesian authorities are searching for two dozen inmates who escaped from a prison by sawing through the iron bars of a ventilation window, police said Monday (Jul 23).
— Channel NewsAsia

Visa-free travel will help Australia know Indonesians better
It didn’t make the news in Australia, but this month India announced it will allow Indonesian tourists to visit the country without having to apply or pay for a visa.
— The West Australian

Indonesia,Malaysia Cooperate in Countering CPO Negative Campaign
The Government of Indonesia and Malaysia agree to increase cooperation regarding negative campaigns against palm oil products in the European Union.

Malaysia and Indonesia committed to resolve border issue
Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed unanimously to resolve the issue pertaining to the delineation of borders of both countries.
— The Sun Daily

Indonesia escalating violence against West Papuans
Reports and footage of villages burning from Indonesian military strikes in West Papua in the last week indicate a new escalation in violence against West Papuans according to solidarity group, West Papua Action Auckland [WPAA].
— Pacific.scoop

KAN to facilitate halal products export to UAE
The National Accreditation Committee (KAN) and the National Standardization Agency (BSN) have signed a cooperation with the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) to facilitate Indonesia`s halal export to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
— Antara News

BNI Offers Asian Games Promo, Up to 72 Percent Discount
State-owned Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) is currently partnering with appointed 2018 Asian Games ticketing management firm PT Pison Tickettech (KiosTix) in offering discounted ticket prices up to 72 percent to commemorate BNI’s 72nd anniversary on July 5.

Malaysia Pledges to Facilitate Education of TKI Children
Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said today during a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi that Malaysia was committed to providing the children of Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) with worthy education, especially in the region of Sabah, Malaysia.

Surveys show most Indonesian political parties won’t meet parliamentary threshold, PDI-P clear winner in 2019
Indonesians are spoilt for choice when when it comes to the number of political parties they can vote for (not that they’re always good choices, considering almost all of our parties differ very little in terms of policy and ideologies).
— Coconuts Jakarta

Indonesia still has too much corruption, says Suharto’s son
The youngest son of former Indonesian President Suharto, Mr Hutomo “Tommy” Mandala Putra, said on Monday (July 23) he is leading a party into elections next year because two decades of reform have failed to move the country on from corruption, collusion and nepotism.
— TodayOnline

Indonesia condemns Israel`s nation-state law
The Indonesian Foreign Ministry has condemned an Israeli nation-state law, which states that only Jews have the right to self-determination.
— Antara News

Abandoned Toddlers Occupy Highest Rank on Cases of Children with Social Welfare Issues
Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) Rita Pranawati revealed abandoned toddlers occupy the highest position in the case of children with social welfare issues.
— Netral News


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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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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