Indonesia morning news for January 2

Indonesia morning news for January 2

Indonesia morning newsNew Year’s landslide in Indonesia, 15 dead
A landslide has buried 30 homes in village in Java, killing at least 15 people as rain and the terrain hampered rescue operations.
— SBS News

Pertamina opens 123 one-price fuel stations in remote regions
State-owned oil and gas holding company PT Pertamina would by the end of this year have established 123 one-price fuel stations – a government program to provide fuel to remote regions at prices similar to what are charged in Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Hoax on Tsunami Affects Number of Visitor in Ancol
The number of tourists visiting Ancol Beach experienced a decrease during this year’s Christmas and New Year holidays, compared to the previous year.

Team confirms 34 victims still buried by landslide in Sukabumi
At least 34 victims are allegedly still buried by a landslide that hit Sirnaresmi Village in Sukabumi District of West Java, according to the joint search and rescue (SAR) team.
— Antara News

Government to improve social forestry program in 2019
The government will continue to improve the implementation of the social forestry program in 2019 and prepare some 13 million hectares of land to be distributed under the program.
— Antara News

Indonesia`s Law Fails Victims of Sexual Harassment in Workplace
Sexual harassment is ‘absolutely rampant’ in Indonesian workplaces, and current laws often persecute victims rather than support them, experts say.

Bank Indonesia to Issue One Card for All Transportation Mode
The Greater Jakarta Transportation (BPTJ) head Bambang Prihartono said all non-cash payments for public transportation would be integrated.

Rescue operations in Sukabumi landslide hampered by rain
The search and rescue team has found difficulties to deploy heavy equipment to evacuate victims of the landslide in Sukabumi district in West Java due to rain and the hard access to the location, a spokesman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.
— Antara News

Bridge connecting four villages collapses after Cisata river overflows
A bridge connecting four villages in Menes Sub-district of Pandeglang District in Banten collapsed after the Cisata River overflew following incessant rains on late Monday.
— Antara News

Millennial voters are the face of Asia in 2019
In the first half of 2019, a billion Asians will elect the next leaders of the region’s two largest democracies.
— The Asean Post

Tourists prohibited from hiking as Indonesia’s Bali volcano erupts
Intellasia East Asia News Indonesian authorities have prohibited tourists from hiking in the radius of 4 kilometres from the crater of Mount Agung volcano, which erupted today.
— Intellasia

Some 2,050 election campaign violations recorded in 2018: Bawaslu
The General Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) has recorded a total of 2,050 violations during the election process in 2018.
— Antara News

Personalized pay among HR trends to look out for in Indonesia
Management consulting firm Korn Ferry has released its Emerging Talent Trends 2019 report, which identifies trends in human resources.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia wants to be halal goods hub as demand soars
Indonesia, for long the world’s largest halal products consumer, now wants the mantle of the top producer of Shariah-compliant goods.
— Gulf Times

Several dead and dozens missing in Indonesia landslide
Rescuers are searching for survivors after a landslide triggered by heavy rain left at least nine people dead and dozens missing in western Indonesia, an official said on Tuesday.
— Al Jazeera

What are the National Public Holidays in Indonesia in 2019?
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago. Due to the country’s huge size it contains a high degree of diversity in terms of religion and traditional belief systems.
— Indonesia Investments

Police officers shot at while moving headless corpse
Two police officers were shot at while attempting to move the body of a beheaded person at the village of Salubanga in Sausu, Parigi Moutong, Central Sulawesi on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia interfaith figures call for fight against ‘religious exclusivism’
Intellasia East Asia News A number of Indonesian religious, cultural and interfaith figures have formulated a document called the Jakarta Treatise in response to the rising tide of religious conservatism sweeping the country.
— Intellasia

Indonesia’s Go-Jek extends Singapore service to cover entire city
Having recently rolled out its beta app for a limited service area operation in Singapore, Indonesian unicorn Go-Jek will be extending its ride-hailing services to the whole of city-state from January 2, 2019.
— Deal Street Asia (paywall)

Yogyakarta Police grill alleged rape victim for 12 hours
Yogyakarta Police have opened an investigation into a sexual assault case after an official at Gadjah Mada University (UGM), the school of both alleged victim and perpetrator, reported the case to the police against the victim’s wishes.
— The Jakarta Post

Prabowo spends New Year`s Eve with orphans, children with disabilities
Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto spent time with several orphans at his residence in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, during New Year`s eve, Monday evening.
— Antara News

Muslims in this Indonesia province advised not to celebrate New Year
Officials and religious leaders in Aceh have called on Muslims in the province not to celebrate the New Year for religious reasons.
— The Jakarta Post/


Feature photo International Federation of Red Cross

This week’s morning news photo focuses on the death, pain, and loss that typically occurs at this time of year on Asean roads due to drunk driving, speeding, and a failure to wear protective helmets when travelling on motorbikes.


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).

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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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