Indonesia, South Korean firms agree to pursue $6.2 billion worth of deals
Indonesian and South Korean companies agreed to pursue $6.2 billion worth of deals at a bilateral business forum in Seoul attended by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, authorities in Jakarta announced on Tuesday.
Indonesia braces for prolonged drought
Hydro-meteorological disasters have over many years dominated natural disasters in Indonesia, which is often flooded during rainy season and very dry and even extremely dry in certain regions during dry season.
Vietnam, Indonesia Vow to Fight Illegal Fishing, Boost Trade
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says his country and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate more in fighting illegal fishing and hope to boost two-way trade.
— The New York Times
What’s Next for Indonesia-Turkey Defense Relations?
Earlier this week, a high-level representative from the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries in Turkey paid a visit to Indonesia.
— The Diplomat
Indonesia Battles Currency Woes
Policymakers in Indonesia are grappling to deal with a weakened currency, the rupiah, which was valued at just 14,930 per U.S. dollar last week — its lowest point since the 1998 Asian financial crisis.
Is Indonesia the Next Emerging-Market Domino to Fall?
Investors who gorged themselves on Turkish delight and Argentine beef have had a rude awakening in 2018—the two countries are at the heart of a broadening crisis that has sent emerging-market currencies tumbling.
— The Wall Street Journal
Singapore’s Haze Law Faces Challenge in Indonesia
Indonesia’s complex rules on land use and the difficulty in prosecuting foreign businesses mean Singapore has its work cut out bringing companies to book under its new cross-border air pollution law.
— Scientific American
Garuda Still Suffers Losses Despite Changing Directors
There have been reports that Pahala Nugraha Mansury will be fired from his position as president of state airline Garuda Indonesia.
Garuda Business Class Passengers can Directly go on Helicopter Rides
Passengers of the Garuda Indonesia airline business class in the future will be able to take a helicopter ride owned by Whitesky Aviation or Helicity, through a collaboration agreed by the two companies.
— Netral News
Dogs and cats blow-torched alive at Indonesia ‘extreme’ market despite promised ban
Animal rights activists have urged the Indonesian Government to keep its promise to ban the brutal dog and cat meat trades, after shocking new footage emerged of the animals being bludgeoned over the head and blow-torched while still alive.
— ABC News
Pakistan, Indonesia to deepen trade ties
Indonesian Ambassador Iwan Suyudhie Amri has emphasised that Pakistan and Indonesia will further strengthen bilateral ties in trade, research and agriculture.
— The Express Tribune
Keppel, Salim Group to build new datacentre in Indonesia
Singapore’s Keppel Group and Indonesia’s Salim Group are building a new datacentre in Bogor, about 35km distance from Jakarta, in a joint venture, underscoring Indonesia’s growing demand for connectivity and data services.
— Computer Weekly
Indonesia doing its best to attract investors from CIFIT
Indonesia is doing its best to attract investors from the China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT) being held in Xiamen, China, from Sept 8 to 11, 2018.
Dutch-Indonesian collaboration on airborne geothermal survey on Flores Island, Indonesia
Under a collaboration agreement signed at the recently held Indonesia International Geothermal Conference & Expo, Dutch and Indonesian partners are to conduct an airborne survey over areas with geothermal potential on Flores Island, in East Tenggara Province of Indonesia.
— Think GeoThermal
Indonesia’s SBY Government: ‘Vast Criminal Conspiracy’
The Indonesian government that left power in 2014 was a vast criminal conspiracy that stole as much as US$12 billion from taxpayers and laundered it through international banks, with as many as 30 officials in on the scheme, according to a massive 488-page investigation filed with the Mauritian Supreme Court last week.
— Asia Sentinel
President Jokowi delivers lecture at Hankuk University Seoul
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) delivered a general lecture to students of the Indonesia-Malaysia Language Department of Hankuk University in Seoul on Tuesday.
Jokowi: Ciliwung River could be as clean as Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon
The biggest river of Jakarta could and should be as clean as Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said during a visit to South Korea.
— The Jakarta Post
Two Indonesian fishermen kidnapped in Malaysia`s Semporna waters
A group of armed people reportedly abducted two Indonesian fishermen working on a local fishing vessel in Semporna waters in the Malaysian state of Sabah early Tuesday.
Greater Jakarta: Student sentenced to four years
An 18-year-old student has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment over a student brawl that left one person dead in Serpong, South Tangerang, in July.
— The Jakarta Post
Bomb Squad Probes Cause of Explosion at Darmawangsa Apartment
An explosion was heard from Tower 1 of Darmawangsa Essence Apartment at Kebayoran Baru on Tuesday, September 11, at around 14:45.
Forestry Ministry demands execution of court verdict against MPL
The Forestry and Environment Ministry has demanded payment of Rp16.2 trillion in fine ruled by the Supreme Court against PT Merbau Pelalawan Lestari (MPL).
Child-friendly cities in Indonesia gain international recognition
The implementation of child-friendly cities in Indonesia was recognized by the world along with the implementation of the Colombo Plan in Surakarta, Central Java, according to Women`s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Susana Yembise.
Thousands join anti-Jokowi walk in Surakarta
Thousands of people participated in an anti-Jokowi walk on Sunday morning in the Gladag area in the city of Surakarta, Central Java.
— The Jakarta Post
Jokowi welcomed with state ceremony in Vietnam
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo were greeted with a state ceremony at Van Phong Chu Tich Nuoc`s Vietnam Presidential Palace in Hanoi on a visit to the country on Tuesday.
Jakarta Provincial Government Allocates IDR27 Billion Budget to Build 10 Parks
The Provincial Government of Jakarta will soon build as many as 10 Maju Bersama (MB) Parks in all of Jakarta.
— Netral News
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