Indonesia morning news for November 5

Indonesia morning news for November 5

Indonesia morning newsBody bags totaling 104 submitted to Police Hospital
To this day, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) at 9 p.m. (Western Indonesian Time) submitted 31 body bags, totaling 104, including eight body bags on Nov 2, nine on Nov 1, eight on Oct 31, twenty-four on Oct 30, and twenty-four on Oct 29.
— Netral English

Diver dies in search for Lion Air jet crash victims
An Indonesian diver died while recovering body parts from the ill-fated Lion Air plane which crashed into the sea killing 189 people, an official said Saturday.
— The Star Online

Lion Air Cockpit Voice Recorder Signal Lost
Divers searching for the wreckage of Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610 can no longer hear a signal from the aircraft’s missing cockpit voice recorder, the head of Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency said Sunday.
— Indonesia Expat

Families of Crashed Lion Air Victims to Receive over Rp1.3bn
Beneficiaries of crashed Lion Air JT 610 victims will receive compensation of more than Rp1.3 billion, which includes compensation or insurance and baggage claims from the company.

Indonesia extends search for jet crash victims, second black box
Indonesian authorities on Sunday extended by three days the search for victims and a black box from the wreckage of a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed near Jakarta last week, killing all 189 people on board.
— Reuters

Alibaba launches Indonesian Pavilion on Tmall Global
Alibaba Group Holding Limited officially launched the Indonesian Pavilion on Tmall Global today in an effort to raise the brand awareness of the best of Indonesian products among hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers in the run-up to Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, the world’s largest one-day-sale extravaganza held annually on 11 November.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Health Ministry study shows smoking among Indonesian youth rising
Indonesia’s Health Ministry today released its latest Basic Health Survey (Riskesdas) and among its many worrying statistics about the the wellbeing of Indonesia’s population, one that is especially worrying pertains to the country’s youth.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Indonesia makes Lonely Planet’s 2019 top-10 countries to visit
Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago, has been placed seventh in Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries to visit in 2019, highlighting the island-nation as a diverse destination.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia finds ‘minor’ faults in two other 737-MAX jets after crash
AKARTA: Indonesia’s transport ministry said Friday (Nov 2) it had found “minor” faults in two other Boeing 737-MAX 8 jets, including a cockpit indicator display problem which an analyst said may be similar to one reported in the crashed Lion Air Jet.
— Channel News Asia

Lion Air plane’s landing gear found as video of alive passengers’ final moments captured
Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency said it found the crashed Lion Air plane’s landing gear, the wheels and a large part of the body of the aircraft during Thursday’s search

Indonesia Seeks to Increase Its Share of Singapore’s Premium Coffee Market
Indonesian Ambassador I Gede Ngurah Swajaya inaugurated the Supresso Coffee Gallery in Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping district, last week as part of efforts by the world’s fourth-largest coffee producer to boost its exports of the commodity to the city-state.
— Jakarta Globe

Government Urges to Boost Energy Mix to Support Economic Growth
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said inorder to achieve an economic growth of 5.3 percent, electricity consumption must increase.
— Netral English

53 Tourism Companies Participate in London Travel Market
As many as 53 Indonesian tourism industries consisting of hotels, tour operators, travel agents, and Destination Management Company (DMC) from seven provinces, namely, Jakarta, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, West Papua, West Java and Central Java, are participating in the 39th World Travel Market (WTM) in London.

Semarang is sinking – ‘all has become sea’ for its tiny neighbour
Mr Agus Salim, 34, recalls when as a child the villages on the outskirts of Semarang made a living from rice paddy and fish farms. For years, villagers throughout this regency of Demak sucked up groundwater for their thirsty enterprises, depleting aquifers and prompting the ground to sink.
— The Straits Times

KPK Arrests House Deputy Speaker Taufik Kurniawan for Bribery
The national antigraft agency arrested House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Taufik Kurniawan in Jakarta on Friday for alleged bribery involving the transfer of special funds from the state budget to a district government in Central Java.
— Jakarta Globe

East Asia Summit to Make Stronger Commitment to Combating Marine Plastic Pollution
Indonesia, along with the other members of the East Asia Summit, will declare a stronger commitment to combating marine plastic pollution during the 13th annual meeting of the regional forum in Singapore later this month.
— Jakarta Globe

Danone-Aqua Reveals Indonesia’s First 100% Recycled Plastic Bottle
Danone-Aqua, Indonesia’s oldest and largest brand of bottled water, unveiled the country’s first 100 percent recycled plastic bottle during the 2018 Our Ocean Conference in Bali last week, as part of its commitment to helping reduce plastic pollution in the archipelago.
— Jakarta Globe

Alibaba Group Puts Spotlight on Indonesian Brands
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba launched a special section for Indonesian products on its platform on Friday to promote the country’s best products to more than a billion Chinese consumers.
— Jakarta Globe

European Free Trade Association, Indonesia Clinch Deal in Principle: Swiss
Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein have agreed on a free-trade deal in principle with Indonesia, with a formal signing due by year’s end, lead negotiator Switzerland said on Thursday.
— Jakarta Globe

Gas smell causes panic at East Jakarta train station
Passengers of a commuter train rushed to disembark after smelling a strong odor of gas upon arriving at Buaran Station in East Jakarta on Saturday.
— The Jakarta Post


Feature photo Syachrul Anto,

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges Syachrul Anto, a 48-year-old volunteer diver from Surabaya who died recovering debris and human remains from Lion Air Flight JT610


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Indonesia morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Indonesia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities and is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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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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