Indonesia Morning News For July 3

Indonesia Morning News For July 3

Indonesia morning news$2m grant funds new program to fight antimicrobial resistance
Researchers at the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and university partners in Indonesia have been awarded almost $2 million by the Australian government’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security to investigate antimicrobial resistance in Indonesia, under the Stronger Systems for Health Security research grants scheme.
— UNSW Newsroom

Indonesia logs higher foreign tourist arrivals in first 5 months
The cumulative number of foreign holiday makers visiting Indonesia by May ratchet up 11.89 percent to 6.17 million people from a year ago, the national statistics bureau announced here on Monday.
— Xinhua

Manufacturing Activity Indonesia Expands at Slower Rate in June 2018
Indonesia’s manufacturing activity continued to expand in June 2018 albeit at a lower level compared to the preceding month.
— Indonesia Investments (media release)

Consumer Price Index Indonesia: Inflation at 0.59% in June 2018
Indonesian inflation was mild at 0.59 percent month-on-month (m/m) in June 2018, a month in which rising consumption amid the latter half of the Ramadan month and subsequent Eid al-Fitr celebrations gives rise to inflationary pressures in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. On an annual basis, Indonesian inflation eased to 3.12 percent (y/y), down from 3.23 percent (y/y) in the preceding month.
— Indonesia Investments (media release)

Dynastic politics voted down in Indonesia
By far the most surprising outcome of Indonesia’s latest round of local elections was the mayoralty “race” in the South Sulawesi capital of Makassar, where recalcitrant voters ensured that sole candidate Munafri Arifuddin was beaten by what is colloquially known as kotak kosong, an empty box.
— Asia Times

SE Asia’s first high-speed rail ready for construction
The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project, a joint effort between China and Indonesia and the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, is ready for construction, according to China Railway Corp.
— China Economic

Jokowi Inks OSS Decree to Boost Capital Investment
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed the Government’s Decree No. 24 on integrated electronic services for business permits, or Online Single Submission (OSS).

ASEAN, IoT and Market Outlooks
With records of all sorts being broken in the semiconductor industry in 2017, the signs for the end of the decade are promising.
— EET Asia (media release)

Indonesia ‘anti-LGBT abuses’ fuel HIV cases, says rights group
A crackdown on Indonesia’s gay community is fuelling a spike in HIV cases as at-risk people avoid prevention services or seeking treatment, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday
— South China Morning Post

Finastra to introduce IFRS 9 Regtech solution in Indonesia
Financial technology company Finastra is set to introduce IFRS 9 Regtech solution in Indonesia through a local government accredited data centre.
— Verdict

Indonesia expects higher GDP growth from looser mortgage rules, despite rate hikes
The Indonesian central bank’s plan to ease mortgage rules would add marginally to economic growth this year, despite higher interest rates, a senior official said on Monday.
— Reuters

Indonesia market woes seen as opportunity for long-term investors
Indonesia has been among the hardest hit Asian markets after a global sell-off in emerging- market bonds triggered by higher US interest rates and a stronger greenback.
— Asia Asset Management

Indonesian female bureaucrats fall off career ladder
Indonesian female bureaucrats are still facing various hindrances in rising to the highest ranks in ministries, with researchers calling for the need of a set of affirmative actions to address what global discourse has coined “the glass ceiling.”
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia ranks 105th in Save the Children’s global childhood index
Indonesia ranks 105th in the recently released Save the Children’s annual global index, which examined 175 countries on a range of indicators concerning factors that rob children of their childhood.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia – Sumatra coffee exports fall 80% in June 2018
Coffee exports from Indonesia’s key coffee growing area of Sumatra reached only 3,517 tonnes (58,600 60-kg bags) in June 2018, down 80% from 17,777 tonnes in the same month last year, local trade office data show.
— AgraNet

Indonesia’s 1st Wind Turbine Power Plant Inaugurated in South Sulawesi
Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated the country’s first wind turbine power plant in Sidrap (South Sulawesi) on Monday (02/07).
— Indonesia Investments (media release)

Indonesia provides flight scholarship for Palestinian youths
Perkasa Flying School from Indonesia provides a scholarship opportunity for ten Palestinian youths to become pilots, the school`s Founder and CEO Septo Adjie Sudiro said in a statement received by Antara here on Sunday (July 1).
— Antara News

Indonesia’s Papua problem
A pro-independence movement in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua is slowly simmering with recent attacks by armed assailants in the wake of gubernatorial elections in the country last Wednesday.
— The Asean Post

Tens of Dozens of Cicurug Residents Suffer Food Poisoning After Feast
Tens of dozens of residents of Cicurug Village, Ciranjang Village, Ciranjang District, had food poisoning and had to get medical treatment at Ciranjang Public Health Center on Saturday (6/30/2018) after having a meal at a celebration event.
— Netral News

Jakarta Expands Odd-Even Traffic System for Asian Games
Jakarta is expanding its odd-even traffic system from Monday (02/07), preparing residents for its full implementation during the 2018 Asian Games in August.
— Jakarta Globe


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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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