Indonesia morning news for November 12

Indonesia morning news for November 12

Indonesia morning newsIndonesian rescue teams call off search for passengers of Lion Air flight
Indonesian authorities say they’re calling off the search for passengers of the Lion Air flight JT610, almost two weeks after the jetliner plunged into the Java Sea killing the 189 passengers and crew on board.
— The Thaiger

Obesity not necessarily caused by sweetened condensed milk: Nutritionist
There is no scientific evidence to indicate that the consumption of susu kental manis (sweetened condensed milk) is the cause of various health issues, such as obesity and diabetes, a nutritionist has stressed.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Police DVI Team Receives 195 Body Bags
Raden Said Sukanto National Police Hospital’s Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team members received 195 bags containing body parts of victims of Lion Air flight JT 610 that crashed into the Java Sea on Oct 29.
— Tempo.co

Saudi Distributes Hundreds of Tons Basic Necessities to Palu
The Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Indonesia, Osama Mohammed Al Shuaibi, has lauded Indonesia’s handling of the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Palu, Central Sulawesi Province. The Saudi Arabian humanitarian team gets a complete explanation about the situation and conditions at the disaster site, Osama Mohammed Al Shuaibi said on Friday.
— Tempo.co

Shanghai Data Exchange helps Indonesia tourism
Shanghai Data Exchange Corp, the powerhouse of Shanghai’s “smart city” ambitions, has entered the world stage by forming strategic cooperation with Indonesia’s tourism authority.
— Shine

Top Tech Executives Formulate IoT Solutions for Sustainable Business at the Indonesia Digital Economy Summit 2018
The Indonesia Digital Economy Summit 2018 came to successful conclusion, alongside with the Indonesia’s premiere exhibition on digital technologies, NXT Indonesia, Communic Indonesia & Broadcast Indonesia 2018, at JIExpo Kemayoran Jakarta on October 26th, 2018.
— AEC News Today/ PRNewswire (media release)

Organization seeks to rebuild 200 schools in East Nusa Tenggara
The NGO Happy Hearts Indonesia recently held an art charity auction in Jakarta to raise funds for its #IAMCHANGE campaign dedicated to rebuilding schools in underdeveloped regions.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Flores opens to the adventurous
Sick of the interminable traffic chaos in the Indonesian resort island of Bali?
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Start-up companies fail to penetrate neighboring countries: President
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said that the Indonesian start-up companies have opportunity to enter the neighboring countries, but there are obstacles to penetrate the neighboring countries’ markets.
— Antara News

For 51%, It’s Worth Living Dangerously in Indonesia: Shuli Ren
New-age financiers: Looking to do some good while earning a 51 percent yield? Indonesia’s the place.
— The Edge Markets

President asks Indonesian community to abandon hate speech
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has asked the Indonesian nation to switch from hate speech to true speech.
— Antara News

Lombok airport wins Healthy Airport award
Lombok International Airport wins the Healthy Airport award from the Ministry of Health in commemoration of the 54th National Health Day 2018.
— Antara News

CAD expected to go down in q4 0f 2018
The high current account deficit (CAD) of 8.
— Antara News

Wallex Technologies — Officially launches in Indonesia with Money Transfer License from Bank Indonesia and receives Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Remittance License
After securing their Pre-Series A round, Wallex Technologies is announcing their entry into Indonesia.
— AEC News Today/ PRNewswire (media release)

Indonesia: Landslides kill 7 in Sumatra Island
At least seven people were killed in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, according to the country’s disaster management agency.
— Anadolu Agency

Indonesia Crunch | What the blockchain wants
In What Technology Wants Kevin Kelly argues that technology isn’t separate from nature, but an extension of it. He views the collective mass of contraptions, structures, and even social organization humans and animals use to manipulate their surroundings as part of the same force, the technium.
— Deal Street Asia (paywall)

Chinese online shopping festival expected to promote Indonesian products
Indonesian Ambassador to China and Mongolia Djauhari Oratmangun hopes that Indonesian products will be more well-known in China through an online shopping festival called 11-11 network which is celebrated throughout mainland.
— Antara News

Identity politics loom large in Indonesia’s presidential election
The 2019 Indonesian presidential election will be a two-horse race between the current President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and his 2014 contender, former general Prabowo Subianto.
— Khmer Times

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake trembles Halmahera North Maluku
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake trembled the area of Halmahera, North Maluku, at 2:13 p.m. (Western Indonesia Time) Sunday, Nov 11.
— Netral News

Protecting Indonesia’s marine resources
When Susi Pudjiastuti took over the Indonesian maritime affairs and fishery ministry in 2014, she inherited a much-downgraded portfolio rife with issues – from illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing to destructive fishing practices.
— The Asean Post

Aetra temporarily halts clean water supply to East Jakarta
Tap water company PT Aetra Air Jakarta (Aetra) announced through a statement that it would temporarily halt clean water supply to customers living in East Jakarta from 10 p.m. on Sunday to 3 a.m. on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Citizens of Solo Will Have Enjoyed Airport Train by mid 2019
In a working visit to Solo, Saturday (11/10/2018), Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said the progress of the construction of the Solo Airport Railway has reached 30 percent to date. He is optimistic that the construction of the Solo Airport Railway will be completed by mid-2019.
— Netral News

Philanthropy Festival to Showcase Innovations, Role of Millennials
The upcoming Indonesia Philanthropy Festival, or FIFest, is set to showcase innovations in the country’s philanthropic activities and highlight the increasing role of millennials in this sector.
— Jakarta Globe

Citilink QG-936 Returns Back to Soetta Airport After 20 Minutes Airborne
The Citilink QG-936 Jakarta-Pekanbaru plane turned back to Soekarno Hatta Airport (Soetta) after flying 20 minutes. Sahat Martin Philip Sinurat, one of the passengers, said it was due to an Air Conditioner (AC) malfunction.
— Netral News

Bank Indonesia wins Awards in the Contact Center category
Bank Indonesia (BI) has again won an award in the international contact center field. The award was given at the Contact Center World Annual Top Ranking Performers Conference & Awards 2018 held in Prague on November 5-8 2018, after previously selected through the Asia Pacific level.
— Netral News

Jokowi Visits Bandung`s Cihaurgeulis Traditional Market
Presidential candidate number 01 Joko Widodo (Jokowi) conducted a “blusukan” (impromptu visit) at Cihaurgeulis traditional market in Bandung, West Java, on Sunday morning.
— Tempo.co

Retreating Planting Season, Rice Prices Expected to be Higher Early Next Year
The rice price on the market has the potential to increase due to the retreat of the rice planting period in the first planting season of 2018/2019, said Head of the Representative Office of Bank Indonesia of Purwokerto Agus Chusaini.
— Netral News

Government prioritizes people`s welfare: minister
Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (PMK) Puan Maharani said that the government prioritized improving community welfare through various programs such as education and family welfare schemes.
— Antara News

Prevent Infiltration of Radicalism in Universities` Mosques: VP
Vice President Jusuf Kalla urged academic community members of universities across Indonesia to prevent the spread of religious radicalism at mosques in their campuses. He reiterated that it was not in line with Indonesia’s moderate Islam.
— Tempo.co

 

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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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