Indonesia morning news for November 14

Indonesia morning news for November 14

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia says situation facing crew of doomed Lion Air jet not in flight manual
Indonesian investigators said on Monday more training was needed for Boeing 737 MAX pilots after discovering the situation believed to have faced the crew of a doomed Lion Air jet was not contained in the aircraft’s flight manual.
— Reuters

Indonesia claims to secure 20 year-low unemployment rate
Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati claimed that the nation has achieved 20 year-low unemployment rate at 5.13 percent that in line with stable high economic growth rate at 5 percent.
— Xinhua

Indonesia to sign agreement to sell planes, locomotives to Africa
Aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) will sign purchase and sale agreements with Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire for the procurement of two planes with total transaction value around US$ 75 million, the Foreign Ministry has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia uses 9.8 billion plastic bags every year
Indonesia used 9.8 billion plastic bags every year, almost 95 percent of it would end up as waste, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya said at the 14th Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) here on Monday.
— Antara News

IDX gets 190,000 new share investors in 10 months, fastest growth ever
Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) director Hasan Fawzi said the bourse had welcomed 190,000 new share investors from January to October, recording the fastest growth in the history of the bourse.
— The Jakarta Post

POLL-Indonesia seen extending pause in a tightening cycle
Indonesia’s central bank is likely to hold its benchmark interest rate this week, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, though some analysts expect December to bring this year’s sixth rate hike.
— Reuters

93 million plastic straws used in indonesia every day: official
As many as 93 million plastic straws are used by Indonesians per day, a fact concerning the cause of environmental pollution, especially in the waters.
— Antara News

WB encourages Indonesia to spur middle class society to maximize economic potentialities
A World Bank (WB) economist said on Monday that efforts to further boost middle class society was a key factor for Indonesia to expand potentialities in attaining further growth.
— Xinhua

Indonesia to Sell $4b in Bonds to Fund Freeport Purchase
State-owned mining holding company Indonesia Asahan Aluminium, better known as Inalum, sold bonds worth $4 billion in its first-ever US dollar bond deal on Thursday to fund the acquisition of a majority stake in the Grasberg copper mine in Papua.
— RetailNews Asia

Shopee Records More than 11 mn Orders in 24 Hours on Harbolnas
E-commerce Shopee recorded the orders and customer visits to its website had increased on the national online shopping day or Harbolnas on November 11

1,100 people to get benefit of QR2m MEC multi-service centre in Indonesia
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce’s (MEC) team continues its voluntary efforts to finance a multi-service centre project in Indonesia, which will include educational facilities, a mosque and a water well in addition to other services.
— The Peninsula Qatar

Efishery nets $4m new funding to move Indonesian agtech forward (updated)
Indonesian smart fish-feeder startup eFishery has raised US$4 million from investors including Aqua-spark, Wavemaker Partners, 500 Startups, Social Capital, and others, it announced today.
— KrAsia

Unmasked: Topeng monyet may be banned in Jakarta, but dangerous monkey pet trade persists
No matter how cute they may look, monkeys simply aren’t suitable pets for humans and it is always an act of cruelty to keep them
— Coconuts Jakarta (paywall)

Indonesia’s biggest cement maker snaps up LafargeHolcim unit to bolster market lead
Indonesia’s biggest cement maker Semen Indonesia is buying the local unit of Swiss rival LafargeHolcim for around $917 million, as it seeks to extend its dominant position in Southeast Asia’s largest market.
— Nasdaq

ASEAN 2018: Indonesian minister confirms embassy shift behind FTA delay.
The Australian-Indonesia Free Trade Agreement is unlikely to come into effect until well into next year, possibly beyond the federal election, after Indonesia’s Trade Minister confirmed there would be no deal while Australia considered moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem.
— Financial Review

Jokowi Calls Millennials to `Hijrah` from Hatred to Truthfulness
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called for the country’s young generation to start Hijrah (meaning to migrate, based on Islamic prophet’s migration) from bad habits to more positive ones.

Indonesia sells 4.115 trln rupiah of Islamic bonds
Indonesia’s finance ministry sold 4.115 trillion rupiah ($277.95 million) of Islamic bonds at an auction on Tuesday, above the indicative target of 4 trillion rupiah, its financing and risk management office said.
— Salaam Gateway

Sri Mulyani Talks about Indonesia`s Prevalent Economy
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said that extra effort is needed when allocating budgets in managing the country`s economy, especially considering external factors that affect the domestic economy.

Nexans extends Indonesia’s information superhighway with Jayabaya submarine fibre optic cable
Nexans is supplying a total of 915 kilometer of fibre optic cables for a project conducted by Indonesian broadband company Moratelindo.
— Telecompaper

BNPB warns public of flooding and landslides
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has warned the people especially in the regions of the danger of flooding and landslides with the rainy season.
— Antara News

Indonesian woman who lost boyfriend in Lion Air crash goes ahead with their planned wedding
An Indonesian woman who lost her boyfriend in last month’s Lion Air plane crash near Jakarta went ahead with their planned wedding alone, to fulfil his last wish.
— The Straits Times

Opposites attract: Halal ‘lapo’, vegetarian ‘rendang’ hit Jakarta
When most people hear the word lapo (Batak-style restaurants), they probably think of North Sumatran pork dishes.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Police will not Allow Meeting to Promote Caliphate
Police in Bogor, Indonesia, said Tuesday they would not issue a permit for a two-day Muslim gathering billed for this weekend as a discussion on ushering an Islamic caliphate into the country, saying such a meeting was illegal.
— Benar News

Indonesian police deny allegations of ‘virginity testing’ females — but they must be ‘good looking’
Indonesia’s police force has hit back at allegations that female recruits must undergo virginity tests, but confirmed that the women do have to be “not only pretty, but good looking”.
— ABC News

Exclusive: Juul sounds out Indonesia for expansion, other Asian countries in its sights
Juul Labs Inc is exploring selling its compact vaping devices in Asia and has sounded out government officials in Indonesia, one of the world’s most smoker-friendly countries, although gaining approval there could face significant hurdles.
— Reuters

Alert Status in Bandung to Raised Pending on Floods Progress
Bandung Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Ahmad Djohara said disaster alert status in the district would be raised to emergency response pending on the progress of floods that frequently occurred during rainy season along Citarum River.

Flood inundates residential areas in Pangandaran
A flood inundated residential areas and roads in Pangadanran District, West Java, following incessant rain on Monday afternoon.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s royalty a cultural heritage
More than 20 girls, each decked out in a colourful outfit of yellow, green, red and white, danced gracefully on a sunny day on a street in front of the majestic 255-year-old Great Mosque in Sumenep, a laid-back town on the island of Madura in north-eastern Java.
— The Straits Times

Indonesia: Kings, rulers, regular men
Raja Leopold Nicolaas Nisnoni may carry the title King of Kupang, the capital of Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province, but he strongly believes all men are created equal.
— The Straits Times

Most Failed to Pass CPNS in Personal Characteristic Test
The Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry stated that the pass rate of the 2018 civil servant hopefuls (CPNS) test is at a lowly 10 percent. It is even worse in regional instances where the passing rate is below 10 percent.

Chairs, fridges found in Jakarta’s rivers during rainy season
As the rainy season pushes water from higher grounds to the rivers of Jakarta, it is also pushing debris and trash into the city.
— The Jakarta Post

(Sulawesi, Indonesia) ARIGATOU! from Palu
As of November 6, there are still over 200,00 people living at temporary shelters, most of them lost their houses from the earthquake and tsunami on September 28. They did not just lose their houses, all the personal belongings, memories, and many also lost their family members and friends.
— Relief Web


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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.

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