Indonesia Morning News For March 9

Indonesia Morning News For March 9

Indonesia morning newsE. Kalimantan coal firm fined Rp 2 billion for dumping hazardous waste
An Indonesian subsidiary of a Thai coal mining company operating in East Kalimantan has been fined Rp 2 billion (US$145,000) for dumping nearly 4,000 tons of hazardous coal waste on an open dump, which is considered illegal in Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

PT PP Acquires New Contract Worth IDR5.2 Trillion
PT PP Tbk (PTPP) obtained a new contract valued at ID2.86 trillion in February 2018. The addition of a new contract consists of IDR2.65 trillion from PT PP and IDR215 billion from subsidiaries.
— Netral News

Jokowi mulls options on controversial MD3 Law
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is considering several options in response to the public outcry over controversial articles in the new Legislative Institutions ( MD3 ) Law, as the time draws near for the law to enter into force — with or without his consent.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Issues Rules on Company Ownership to Tackle Money Laundering
Indonesia issued rules this week requiring corporations to reveal details of beneficial ownership to the government, as part of efforts to tackle money laundering and terrorism financing in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia to continue shooting drug traffickers
Indonesia’s new anti-narcotics chief has vowed to emulate his predecessor by endorsing the summary killing of alleged drug traffickers.
— UCA News

Rupiah Depreciates 42 Points to IDR13,787
The exchange rate of rupiah traded interbank in Jakarta on Thursday (3/8/2018) afternoon moved down by 42 points to IDR13,787 compared to the previous position of IDR13,745 per dollar.
— Netral News

Counterterrorism drill in Bali ahead of IMF-World Bank meeting
The Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) and the Bali Police, supported by the British government, held a counterterrorism drill at Benoa seaport in Denpasar, Bali, on Thursday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia is rounding up transgender women and sending them to rehab
Transgender women in Indonesia are being rounded up and forced to go to rehabilitation centres, according to reports.
— Pink News

Price of Coals Rises Driven by China’s Soaring Demand
Benchmark Coal Price (BCP) in March 2018 rose 1.16 percent to USD101.86 per ton compared to February’s BCP which reached USD100.69 per ton, according to data from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources compiled by Antara in Jakarta, Thursday (3/8/2018).
— Netral News

Girls Not Brides Joins Hands With Local NGOs to End Child Marriage in Indonesia
Girls Not Brides will join hands with local civil society groups to develop strategies to end child marriage in Indonesia, which is among the countries with the highest number of child brides.
— Jakarta Globe

Jakarta plans to procure 50 hectares of land for green spaces this year
Jakarta Forest Agency head Djafar Muchlisin has said the agency plans to procure 50 hectares of land for the creation of 15 green spaces this year.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi Sends Protest after EU Rejects Indonesian Palm Oil
Indonesian Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) sent a protest letter to the president and chairman of the European Union (EU) parliament over the refusal of Indonesian palm oil.

Indonesia extends SA exports of horticulture products
Indonesia has granted South Africa an additional three-year period to export horticultural products through Jakarta Port of entry until 11 April 2021.
— Business Report

Violence against women on rise in Indonesia: Report
The national commission on violence against women in Indonesia has recorded an increase in gender-based violence, with 348,446 reported cases in 2017.
— Anadolu Agency

Indonesia‘s Forex Reserves Decrease after Gov’t Pays Foreign Debts
Indonesia’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves have reached US $128.06 billion at the end of February, 2018. The figure is quite significant, albeit lower than the forex reserves of $131.98 billion in the previous month.
— Netral News

Indonesia Snack and Noodle Makers Face Salt Import Muddle
Several of Indonesia’s noodle, biscuit and snack makers are facing shortages of quality salt as they have been unable to import the ingredient and local supplies are insufficient, an industry association said.
— 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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