Indonesia morning news for November 1

Indonesia morning news for November 1

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia removes Lion Air director after crash, fuselage believed found
Indonesia’s transport minister removed on Wednesday the technical director of the Lion Air airline and several of its technicians after the crash of one of its jets with 189 people on board, the Antara news agency reported on Wednesday.
— Thai PBS World

RCEP negotiation delegates agree on dispute settlement chapter
Delegates involved in the final round of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in New Zealand have agreed on the dispute settlement chapter, said the Trade Ministry’s international trade negotiation director general, Iman Pambagyo, on Tuesday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia imposes mandatory use of B20 biodiesel in drive to cut fuel bill: deputy minister
Indonesia has enforced mandatory use of diesel containing 20 percent locally produced biofuel amid steps to rein in its fuel bill and cushion the impact on its economy of a currency crisis and higher oil prices, a government official told Reuters.
— Reuters

DEC Indonesia earthquake appeal raises more than £22m
The director of fundraising at the Disasters Emergency Committee has said its Indonesian earthquake appeal has now raised over £22m.
— Civil Society

Bogor to ban the use of plastic shopping bags
West Java`s Bogor city administration has decided to ban the use of plastic bags by shopping centers as from December 1.
— Antara News

Lion Air: We’re ready to take responsibility for crash victims
Lion Air operational director Daniel Putut said on Tuesday evening that Lion Air was ready to take responsibility for the victims of Monday’s plane crash.
— The Star Online

Lion Air to Face Sanction Post Investigation Completed
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi pledged to impose sanction to the low-cost carrier Lion Air after completion of entire investigations on flight recording or black box, causes of the crash in Tanjung Karawang waters, and all nine units of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the country.

State-Owned Dahana Exports Explosives worth USD63 Thousand to Australia
State-run PT Dahana (Persero) exports Dayagel Extra to Australia with a sales value of USD63,000. The official export release was witnessed directly by SOE Minister Rini M. Soemarno at the PT Len Industri (Persero) office together with West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil, Wednesday (10/31/2018).
— Netral News

Operators told to check airworthiness of Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft
The Transport Ministry has passed instruction to Indonesian airlines to check and examine the airworthiness of Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft they have.
— Antara News

Indonesia hopes to build own satellite launch station
Indonesia hopes to build its own space airport to launch rockets into outer space to place satellite in orbit in the next 20 years.
— Antara News

Indonesia protests Saudi execution of domestic worker
Indonesia has filed an official protest with Saudi Arabia after the kingdom executed an Indonesian domestic worker without notifying her family or consular staff.
— Aljazeera

Minister strongly protests execution of Tursilawati in Saudi Arabia
Indonesian Minister of Manpower M. Hanif Dhakiri strongly protested the recent execution of Indonesian female migrant worker Tuti Tursilawati in Saudi Arabia last Monday.
— Antara News

Sexual violence, homophobia, deforestation: Indonesian writers and activists on country’s biggest challenges
The 15th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival wrapped up on October 28, after five days of panels featuring more than 150 speakers.
— South China Morning Post

World`s environment ministers attend meeting in Bali
Environment Ministers from various countries will attend the 4th Intergovermental Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (IGR-4) held in Nusa Dua, Bali.
— Antara News

President orders addition of certified construction workers
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered the issuance of more certificates to construction workers in the country to face global competition.
— Antara News

News Focus – Exploiting sustainable fisheries resources
Indonesia`s fisheries sector has a bright prospect as long as it is cultivated in the appropriate way by maintaining the sustainability of its economic potential for future generations.
— Antara News

Financing Indonesia’s resilience building
Indonesia’s location on the Pacific ring of fire, where the Indian-Australian, Eurasian and Philippine tectonic plates meet, makes it a hotspot for earthquakes.
— The Asean Post

Indonesia largest market for budget travel in Southeast Asia: RedDoorz CEO
Thanks to its young population, well-performing economy and high demand for domestic travel, Indonesia offers the biggest opportunity among other Southeast Asian countries for affordable online hotel booking platform RedDoorz.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia has int`l tropical peat center
As a country with very large peat-lands, Indonesia has become a reference for countries around the world on peat-land management, and this has become the foundation for the establishment of the International Tropical Peat-land …
— Antara News

Governor: 128 Bangka Belitung Residents Become Lion Air Victims
Bangka Belitung Governor Erzaldi Rosman Djohan visited Said Soekanto Police Hospital, East Jakarta, to monitor the process of victim identification of the Lion Air JT 610 crash. A total of 128 Bangka Belitung residents became victims.

Tidore to have special port for cruise ship
Tidore Islands City, North Maluku, will have a special cruise ship seaport, which is funded by a private consortium and will be the first in the province.
— Antara News

Families of Lion Air JT 610 crash victims get psychosocial assistance
The Indonesian Psychology Association and the Indonesian Air Force provided psychosocial assistance to the families of the Lion Air JT 610 airplane crash victims.
— Antara News

Bahasa Indonesia Congress generates 22 recommendations
The 11th Indonesian Language Congress held in Jakarta from Oct 28 to 31, 2018, generated 22 recommendations.
— Antara News

Archaeologist finds megalithic statue in Srobu site, Papua
An archaeologist from Papua Archaeological Center, Erlin Novita Idje Djami, together with her team, has found two megalithic statues of Polynesian style on the Mount Srobu site located in Abepantai Village, Abepura District
— Antara News

Air force expels foreign aircraft from Tanjungpinang
Two Sukhoi warplanes of the Indonesian Air Force have expelled a foreign aircraft that intruded into its airspace east of Tanjungpinang city, Riau Islands, on Wednesday.
— Antara News

Migrant Care: 6 Indonesian Workers Sentenced to Death in 10 Years
The death execution of Tuti Tursilawati added the list of Indonesian migrant workers executed by the Saudi Arabia government. In the last 10 years, Migrant Care noted that there were six Indonesian migrant workers who were executed.

In Indonesia’s tin islands, plane crash leaves deep scars
As Indonesia struggles to determine why an airliner crashed this week with the loss of all 189 people on board, there is nowhere the impact of its second-worst air disaster has been felt as deeply as the sleepy, palm-fringed Bangka-Belitung islands.
— Reuters

Pindad Exports Ammunition, Explosive Material Products to Thailand
State-run arm manufacturer PT Pindad (Persero) will again export 7,300 pieces of 7.62×51 mm ammunition and explosives materials in the form of 225 grams, 500 grams and 130 grams of TNT block amounting to 4,030 units to Thailand.
— Netral News

Man who fled to Indonesia for 10 years to evade arrest sentenced to jail, caning
A Singaporean man who fled to Indonesia after committing robbery and using criminal force on a police officer was sentenced to jail and caning on Wednesday (Oct 31).
— Channel NewsAsia

US Property Company Stern Resources Invests in Indonesia
Stern Resources Group, an American real estate developer and healthcare investment company is establishing a joint venture with Indonesian property developer Royal D’Paragon Land, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Finding Expert Traders, Monex Holds Trading Competition with the Largest Prize in Indonesia
Repeating the success from organizing the 2008 and 2009 Monex Online Trading Competition, Monex Investindo Futures, a futures brokerage company, again holds the competition in November 2018 with the theme “Mifx Mobile App – 2018 Trading Competition”.
— Netral News

Indocomtech 2018 Officially opens Today
The prestigious Indocomtech 2018 exhibition is officially open today, Wednesday, Oct 31. Located in the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) Senayan, Jakarta, Indocomtech 2018 was opened by several parties including the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
— Netral News

Muslim, Christian comedians get death threats over video about cooking pork
Comedians Tretan Muslim and Coki Pardede have claimed to have received several death threats after uploading a video on the popular video sharing platform Youtube in which they cooked a pork dish.
— The Jakarta Post

Saudi Execution of Tuti Tursilawati Hurts Bilateral Relations
Amnesty International Indonesia accused Saudi Arabia of hurting the ethics of diplomacy after the country executed Indonesian citizen Tuti Tursilawati without informing the Indonesian government prior to the execution.

Reforming the Faith: Indonesia’s battle for the soul of Islam
Nahdlatul Ulama, with 94 million members the world’s largest Sunni Muslim movement, is bent on reforming Islam.
— Modern Diplomacy

Give, give, give: Indonesians are the most generous people in the world according to study
In Indonesia, there’s a saying that goes, “It’s better to have your hand above than below,” meaning it pays to be charitable. It appears that many Indonesians live by that principle as the country was named the most generous in the world in a new study.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Fire guts thousands of stalls at Surakarta’s biggest traditional market
A fire broke out at Legi Traditional Market in Surakarta, Central Java, on Monday, destroying at least 1,500 stalls. According to one of the vendors, the fire was first detected on top of the roof at 4.45 p.m., and spread quickly throughout the building.
— The Jakarta Post

World needs more cocoa, and chocolatiers want Indonesia’s millennials to help
The maker of chocolate M&M’s and Snickers sees a growing risk on the horizon: sliding cocoa supply from one of the world’s top growers.
— Chicago Tribune


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

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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