Indonesia morning news for October 30

Indonesia morning news for October 30

Indonesia morning newsLion Air Flight JT610 crash: bodies, debris found, no hope of survivors (video, gallery)
Indonesian government officials admitted Monday evening that there was no hope of survivors from the crash of Lion Air Flight JT610, which appears to be shaping up to be Asean’s second-worst aviation disaster in history.
— AEC News Today (video)

Turnbull smooths relations with Indonesia for Morrison
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in a move the Federal Government hopes will smooth relations with the nation’s northern neighbour.
— ABC News

BI sees slowdown in manufacturing expansion in Q4
Bank Indonesia (BI) says expansion of the manufacturing sector has started to slow down after obtaining high growth in the third quarter.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia looks to make halal labels compulsory as critical election looms for Joko Widodo
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s running mate Ma’ruf Amin is planning to impose mandatory certification on all halal products next year, a move many see as a campaign tactic to tap into the archipelago’s rising conservative tide.
— ABC News

API sets aside Rp500 billion to expand three airports
State-owned port operator, PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I), said it has set aside Rp500 billion to expand three airports.
— Antara News

Coalition for Public Health Protection (KOPMAS) Asks Producers to Remove Milk Label from SCM Products
Coalition for Public Health Protection (Koalisi Perlindungan Kesehatan Masyarakat – KOPMAS) asks producers to immediately remove the label of milk from sweetened condensed milk (SCM) products.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Latest: Rescuers race to wreckage of Lion Air Flight JT610 (video) — YES THIS STAYS IN
A massive rescue operation is underway off the coast of Indonesia for a Lion Air flight with 188 people on board that lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control about 13 minutes into its 80-minute flight. As of midday, October 29, there had been no reports of survivors.
— AEC News Today (video)

Lion Air crash renews concerns about Indonesia airlines
The deadly crash of a Lion Air jet in the Java Sea has renewed questions about the safety of Indonesian airlines soon after U.S. and European regulators removed prohibitions against them.
— Tampa Bay Times

A lucrative fintech partnership
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Indonesia’s financial services authority, Ororitas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in fintech and to foster innovation in financial services between the two nations.
— The Asean Post

Execs of Golden Agri units nabbed in graft probe
Indonesia’s anti-graft agency has arrested seven people, including a senior executive of palm oil firm Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology, in connection with a bribery case, an official at the agency said on Sunday.
— The Straits Times

Indonesian Women Must Reportedly Pass ‘Two-Finger’ Vir‌g‌i‌n‌it‌‌y‌ Test Before Joining P‌‌o‌li‌c‌‌e
Women in Indonesia hoping to join the police force are reportedly subjected to a “two-finger” vi‌rg‌i‌ni‌t‌y test that supposedly proves they are “good girls.”
— NextShark

WHO: 7 Million People Per Year Die due to Air Pollution
Air pollution is reportedly causing respiratory disease that leads to the death of seven million people worldwide per year, according to the new report of the World Health Organization or WHO.

Youth Pledge celebrations filled with politicians telling ‘youths’ what to do
In commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Youth Pledge, politicians seemed full of ideas about what youths, soon to be the largest part of the electorate, should do.
— The Jakarta Post

Search and Rescue Agency Fears No Survivor in Lion Air Crash
The operations director of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), Bambang Suryo Aji, said the evacuation team had discovered several pieces of human remains together with structural debris from Lion Air JT 610 that crashed into the waters of Teluk Karawang, West Java.

Indonesia achieves target of 20 million hectares marine conservation areas
The Indonesian government, as part of its efforts to preserve the seas, has met the target of establishing 20 million hectares of new marine conservation areas.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s deadliest air crashes
The crash of a brand new Lion Air Boeing-737 MAX into the sea on Monday (Oct 29), just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, is the latest in a series of air accidents to rock the archipelago.
— The Straits Times

Australia restricts officials flying Lion Air after Monday’s crash
Australia has issued an instruction advising Australian officials and other government employees not to fly on any Lion Air flights following the crash of flight JT610 on Monday morning on its way from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang in Bangka Belitung.
— The Jakarta Post

2,438 motorists caught violating traffic laws by ETLE system
The Jakarta Police’s CCTV cameras used in the electronic traffic law enforcement (ETLE) system have caught 2,438 motorists violating traffic rules, after 26 days of the system’s trial run.
— The Jakarta Post

Lion Air JT 610 Pilot Requests Return to Base at 2,000 Feet
The operations director of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), Bambang Suryo Aji, said the evacuation team had discovered several pieces of human remains together with structural debris from Lion Air JT 610 that crashed into the waters of Teluk Karawang, West Java.

Stuck in Traffic, Man Misses Crashed Lion Air JT 610
An employee of the Bangka Belitung Directorate General of Treasury, Soni Setiawan, should have been onboard the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 if he had not been stuck in traffic congestion.

Indonesian budget carrier has spotty safety record
JAKARTA • Lion Air is Indo-nesia’s largest low-cost carrier, dominating more than 40 per cent of the market.
— The Straits Times

Indonesia May Become Asean Manufacturing Hub by Embracing Fourth Industrial Revolution
Indonesia has tremendous potential to become the leading manufacturing hub in Southeast Asia if it fully embraces the fourth industrial revolution to optimize productivity, according to a joint report by the World Economic Forum and global research firm A.T. Kearney, published in September.
— Jakarta Globe

LINE to Acquire 20% Stake in Bank KEB Hana to Expand Fintech Services in Indonesia
LINE Corporation, through its subsidiary LINE Financial Asia, will acquire a 20 percent stake in lender Bank KEB Hana Indonesia to expand digital banking services in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, the Japan-headquartered messaging giant said in a statement on Sunday.
— Jakarta Globe

Aircraft Technicians Become Increasingly Rare, MTC Graduates are in Great Demand
Aside from pilots who play an important role in a flight, there are other professions that are equally important, namely aircraft technicians.
— Netral News

President affirms Indonesia`s resolve to become world`s maritime power
Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expressed Indonesia`s determination to become the world`s maritime power, revealing that the country has decided its maritime policy and plan of action.
— Antara News

Youth Month 2018: Indonesia’s Ministry of Youth and Sports Gathered Tens of Thousands of Youths to Initiate Innovations in Indonesia
Deputy Ministry of Youth Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemenpora) invited thousands of Indonesian young achievers to unite and initiate innovation at the main event of 90th Sumpah Pemuda, entitled “Bangun Pemuda, Satukan Indonesia.”
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)


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This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, November 2.


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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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