Indonesia morning news for September 10

Indonesia morning news for September 10

Indonesia morning newsPresident Jokowi arrives in Seoul for two day visit
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana arrived in Seoul, Sunday evening, for a two day visit (Sept 10-11) aimed at strengthening economic and investment ties between Indonesia and South Korea.
— Antara

Indonesia detains vessel for smuggling fuel from Singapore
The Indonesian navy held a vessel illegally importing 5,000 tonnes of high-speed diesel – used as automotive fuel – from Singapore last week.
— Straits Times

Indonesia power project threatens Sumatra’s Tapanuli orangutans surviva (video)l
Teetering between life and death as a species, Sumatra’s recently discovered Tapanuli orangutans are facing constant threat of habitat loss, and survival. Comprising just 800, they are the world’s rarest species of great ape.
—AEC New Today (video)

Indonesia Pertamina Profits for First Half of 2018 Seen at Multi-Year Low
Pertamina is expected to post its lowest first-half profit in four years for 2018, an official said, with the state energy company squeezed by government fuel polices, higher oil prices and a 9 percent slide in the rupiah.
Retail News Asia

Luhut Pandjaitan: Rupiah is in Good Condition
In a launching event of 2018 Sail Mayo Tambora in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), on behalf of President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said rupiah is in a good condition.
Tempo

Observer: Rupiah Depreciation Potentially Causes Many SOEs to Default
Observer from the Association of Strategic Socio-Economic Cadres (Access) Suroto worried that the depreciation of the rupiah exchange rate could potentially cause many SOEs to default.
Netral News

Minister Asks Overseas Students to Help Create Industry 4.0
The government invites students who are members of the Indonesian Student Association in South Korea (Perpika) to participate in building the nation`s economy, including efforts to develop the manufacturing industry sector.
Tempo

Energy Ministry Set to Convert 3.6 Mln Barrels of Crude Dead Stock into Useful Products
Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arcandra Tahar said that Indonesia had around 3.6 million barrels of crude with a dead stock status, which until now could not be processed and not utilized.
Netral News

Nunukan inmates wed behind bars
Inmates from Sei Jepun Penitentiary in Nunukan, North Kalimantan, have tied the knot inside the prison after seeing each other during recess.
The Jakarta Post

Activists call for release of Papuan student following arrest of Polish man
Human rights activists have demanded the immediate release of Papuan student Simon Carlos Magal and Polish citizen Jakub Fabian Skrzypski, who have been detained by the Wamena Police over illegal arms deal allegations.
The Jakarta Post

‘Children jailed as adults’ seek justice from Australia
More than 120 Indonesians who say Australia wrongly jailed them as adults – when in fact they were children – have launched a bid for compensation.
BBC News

Jakarta administration at risk of losing more land in disputes
The Jakarta administration continues to face land disputes, with the city battling a lawsuit over land owned by the forestry agency†recently.
The Jakarta Post

How a B.C. idea could help save a ‘storybook’ jungle in Indonesia
A group of Indonesian lawmakers and environmentalists are looking to the B.C. forest as a model for how to protect the Leuser — the last place on Earth where tigers, elephants, rhinoceros and orangutans live side by side.
CBC News

Tour bus accident kills 21 in Sukabumi
Twenty-one people died and nine others were severely injured on Saturday afternoon, when the driver of the bus they were traveling in lost control of the vehicle in Sukabumi, West Java, causing the bus to plunge into 30-meter-deep ravine.
The Jakarta Post

Magdalene editor-in-chief receives SK Trimurti Award
Devi Asmarani, co-founder and chief editor†of web magazine Magdalene.co, received this yearís SK Trimurti Award from the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) for her continuous efforts in raising awareness about gender equality.
The Jakarta Post

Electricity producers upset over postponement of power projects
The Indonesian Private Electricity Producers Association (APLSI) has expressed concern†over the government’s plan to postpone the construction of power plants worth US$23.9 billion.
The Jakarta Post

Botubarani whale shark attraction cleaned up from waste
Various elements from the local government, students, tourism conscious groups, the Environmental Service and Regional Device Organizations (OPD), and the community cleaned up the Botubarani whale sharks tourist attraction in Bone Bolango District, Gorontalo Province, from various types of waste on Sunday.
Antara

Indonesia’s Go-Jek invests in online media startup as part of expansion
Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment company Go-Jek has invested in digital media startup Kumparan as part of its expansion into online content, it said.
Reuters

Police Search for Financiers of Illegal Gold Mine That Collapsed in Jambi, Killing Six
Jambi Police are looking for two people believed to have financed an illegal gold mine that collapsed on Sept. 2, trapping six miners.
The Jakarta Globe

Jakarta Protesters Demand Release of Reuters Journalists Jailed in Myanmar
The jailing of two Reuters journalists who were investigating the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar has not only sparked public outcry in the Southeast Asian nation, but also triggered widespread protests by journalists around the world, including in Indonesia.
The Jakarta Globe

West Lombok Suffers Material Losses of Rp4.1 Trillion: Govt
West Lombok Development Planning Agency has calculated that the recent deadly earthquakes had caused the district to suffer material losses of Rp4.1 trillion.
Tempo

Indonesia Invites ASEAN to Develop Collective Outlook
Indonesia has invited ASEAN member countries to develop a collective outlook on the Asia Indo-Pacific concept, according to a written statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday.
Tempo

Colombian Importers Acknowledge Quality of Indonesian Products
Colombian importers acknowledged the good quality of Indonesian products as they conveyed during a seminar in Medellin recently, the Indonesian Embassy in Bogota said in a written statement received in Jakarta on Saturday.
Tempo

Cross border posts serve as economic embryos: Minister
Minister for Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said cross border posts function as important infrastructures not only in the political and sovereign affairs but also serve as local economic embryos.
Antara

Hurdles in realizing Indonesia`s predicted future
Twelve years from now, Indonesia has been predicted by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) to emerge as a developed country.
Antara

Fishermen urged to use digital economic potential to sell fish
The government has urged fishermen in the country including in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, to make use of digital economic potential to directly market their fish products to consumers without going through middlemen.
Antara

Max Fashions Opens in Indonesia
The Landmark Group, a leading retail and hospitality corporation operating in the Middle East, North Africa and India, celebrated the launch of its fashion brand, Max Fashions, in Jakarta on Friday (07/09).
The Jakarta Globe

Fatwas, niqabs and ‘acceptable standards’: Is conservative Islam on the rise across Indonesia?
In the latest interpretation of sharia law in Indonesia’s Aceh province, it is now “haram” ó or religiously forbidden ó for a woman to sit at the same cafe table as a man she is not married or related to.
ABC News

Indonesian Minister of Finance highlights great role of geothermal for Indonesia
Opening the 6th Indonesia International Geothermal Convention & Expo, Indonesia’s Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, highlighted the important role geothermal energy can play for Indonesia supporting its economic growth by e.g. cutting back on fossil fuel imports for energy generation.
ThinkGeoenergy

Three songbirds removed from new protected list
The Environment and Forestry Ministry has removed three popular songbirds from the newly revised protected species lists following protests from bird owners.
The Jakarta Post

 

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