Indonesia morning news for November 2

Indonesia morning news for November 2

Indonesia morning newsBasarnas collects 65 bags of bodies of ill-fated plane passengers
The Chief of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), M Syaugi, said here on Thursday that a total of 65 bags of bodies had been collected following the crash of Lion Air JT 610 plane in Karawang four days ago.
— Antara News

Indonesia slides to 73rd place in 2019 EODB index
Indonesia has moved down one place to 73rd in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index for 2019.
— The Jakarta Post

Black box from crashed Indonesian jet retrieved from debris on sea floor
Indonesian divers on Thursday retrieved a black box from a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed into the shallow sea off the coast of the capital, Jakarta, killing all 189 people onboard.
— Reuters

Indonesia receives 1.35 million foreign tourist arrivals in September
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia totaled 1.35 million or 10.56 percent smaller than in the previous month, the Central Bureau of Statistic (BPS) said here on Thursday.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s manufacturing PMI edges down to 50.5 in October
Manufacturing conditions in Indonesia fell for a second straight month in October and edged closer to the boom-bust breaking point, a survey showed Thursday.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Palu Sees Highest Inflation Post Earthquake and Tsunami
The National Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded Palu city, Central Sulawesi, saw the highest inflation rate at 2.27 percent month-to-month in October 2018. The inflation hike was caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the region on September 28.
— Tempo.co

Education cannot wait delivers US$2.6 million to provide emergency education relief for children impacted by Indonesia tsunami
To re-establish education for 60,000 children, Education Cannot Wait partners with Government of Indonesia, UNICEF and Save the Children, to provide temporary learning spaces, educational supplies, coordinated responses and training for teachers
— ReliefWeb

Indonesia tightens aviation safety standards
The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation will tighten aviation safety standards by conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the regulations for low-cost carriers and full service airlines.
— Antara News

Morrison Turnbull in spat over Indonesia visit
A public rift between former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his successor Scott Morrison appears to be widening.
— ABC News (video)

Red chili price hike triggers October 2018 inflation: bps
A rise in the price of red chili was one of the factors contributing to Indonesia`s inflation rate of 0.28 percent in October 2018, Chief of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Suhariyanto said.
— Antara News

News Focus – Salvaging Indonesia`s tourism industry amid Lion Air tragedy
The incident of the Lion Air JT 610 aircraft, with 189 passengers, crashing into the Java Sea off Tanjung Karawang, West Java Province, on Monday (Oct 29), has saddened the victims` families.
— Antara News

Halal Indonesia: A booming industry
Earlier this week, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s running mate Ma’ruf Amin – who is also the chief of the country’s top Islamic clerical body, the Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) – revealed plans to make halal (permissible or lawful in traditional Islamic law) certification mandatory by next year.
— The Asean Post

Fiji and Indonesia sign $773k agricultural grant agreement
A GRANT agreement on the hand tractors has been signed by Fiji and the Republic of Indonesia in Suva.
— The Fiji Times

Indonesia to consider raising budget airfares after Lion Air crash: Minister
Indonesia may review the lower limit of its airfares and consider increasing the rates set by low-cost carriers, the transport minister said on Thursday (Nov 1).
— The Straits Times

Ministry of Transportation Temporarily Suspends Lion Air Personnel Licenses
Directorate General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation temporarily suspended licenses of airplane personnel involved in flying JT 610 aircraft for a period of 120 calendar days.
— Netral News

US NTSB to help JT 610 plane crash investigation
Indonesia`s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) has worked on coordination with the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate the causes of the Lion Air flight JT 610 plane crash on …
— Antara News

Indonesia c.bank gov pledges to ensure banks have adequate liquidity
Indonesia’s central bank will inject liquidity at any sign of problem in the banking sector as loan growth accelerates, its governor said on Thursday.
— Reuters

Indonesia 5th largest source of foreign students in Taiwan: MOE
Indonesia has become the fifth largest source of international students in Taiwan, with the number more than doubling over the past 10 years, Taiwan’s Ministry of Education (MOE) said Thursday.
— Focus Taiwan

News Focus – Indonesia takes efforts to lure more European tourists
Holidaymakers coming from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Russia have become the top five contributors among the European countries to foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia over the past few years
— Antara News

Stop sending workers to countries weak in human rights protection: Legislator
Charles Honoris, a member of the Commission I of the House of Representatives, has called for strict moratorium on sending workers to countries weak in human rights protection.
— Antara News

Bali Scores Lower Than National Average on Ocean Health
A recently published marine assessment gave Bali a lower score than the national average in terms of ocean health, with the average quality of seawater surrounding the island still below the standard set by the provincial government.
— Jakarta Globe

Government mulls over imposing gas DMO to curb electricity rates
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has proposed the issuance of a regulation to impose a price ceiling for natural gas, particularly for electricity plants, to help state-owned electricity company PLN provide affordable rates to its customers.
— The Jakarta Post

French Manufacturer Wiko Launches Smartphones with Virtual SIM Card, First in Indonesia
French smartphone maker Wiko re-enlivened the Indonesian market after being absent for a year.
— Netral News

Manado declaration to tackle threat of climate change: Minister
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut B Panjaitan, remarked that the Manado declaration was a real action taken by Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) to face the threat of climate change.
— Antara News

Government should cooperate to prevent spread of measles, rubella
The government, through cooperation among various ministries and institutions, should prevent the spread of measles and rubella as the coverage of its immunization program, so far, is yet below the set target.
— Antara News

Lippo Cikarang Sees H1 Profit Skyrocket After Consolidating Gains From Meikarta Developer
Urban developer Lippo Cikarang saw its profit skyrocket in the first half of this year after consolidating gains from Mahkota Sentosa Utama, the developer of its Meikarta megaproject, the company said in a statement last week.
— Jakarta Globe

Two jailed and fined for trafficking 12 Indonesians
Two men involved in the farming of ornamental fish such as Arowana and Kelisa have each been sentenced to five years jail and fined RM60,000 each for 12 counts of human trafficking.
— The Star Online

FCO Minister for the Commonwealth and the UN visits Indonesia
FCO Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon visits Indonesia.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Govt Should Socialize RI-Malaysia Borders to Fishermen: HNSI
The Indonesian Fishermen Association (HNSI) in North Sumatra, asked the government through the Indonesian Consulate General to Return to Penang to question traditional fishermen regarding the borders of Indonesia-Malaysia waters.
— Tempo.co

Ministry encourages local governments to optimize new renewable energy
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) has encouraged regional governments in the country to optimize new renewable energy sources in an effort to provide efficient and environmental-friendly energy
— Antara News

Protection of Marine Resources Must Include an Insurance Mechanism, Minister Says
Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has raised the importance of protecting Indonesia’s coral reefs and called for the establishment of an insurance mechanism for marine resources.
— Jakarta Globe

British Embassy held reception to welcome 24 Indonesian innovators home
The British Embassy in Jakarta hosted a reception to welcome back twenty four Indonesian innovators who have returned after a 2-week intensive training in the United Kingdom.
— Antara News

 

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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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