Indonesia morning news for July 22

Indonesia morning news for July 22

Indonesia morning news

Generous Payouts for Fired Workers in Indonesia May Soon End
When Harijanto needed more workers to make Nike and Adidas sneakers at one of its factories outside the Indonesian capital Jakarta, he couldn’t make the numbers work.
— Bloomberg

Garuda Indonesia’s embarrassing mea culpa over hand-written menu (video)
Last Sunday Indonesian President Joko Widodo laid out a five year vision for the country, announcing an ‘end to an inefficient and intolerant Indonesia’.
— AEC News Today

Bali tourists told to avoid black henna tattoos or risk permanent scarring (video)
Black henna tattoos are a popular holiday ‘souvenir sought after by many visitors to Asean’s holiday resort locations due to their allegedly non-permanent nature and the mistaken belief that they are safe, even for children.
— AEC News Today

Indonesia may be hub for Taiwanese electronics industry
Indonesia may become a hub for the Taiwanese electronics industry after the Taiwanese technology company Pegatron intends to increase its investment in Indonesia by US$40 million.
— Antara News

Indonesia to send waste back to Australia
Environmentalists are concerned about the high level of plastic and household waste in wastepaper imports.
— Intellasia

Condoms, underwear clog sewer in embassy district
Non-biodegradable waste has been found clogging sewer pipes in Mega Kuningan, one of the Jakarta’s most high-end business districts.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s seas to have more plastics than fish by 2030: Minister
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has said Indonesia’s waters will have more plastics than fish by 2030 if the country does not take action to tackle the marine debris problem.
— The Jakarta Post

ADB approves $297mln loan for tsunami-struck Central Sulawesi
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $297.75 million loan to the Indonesian government to aid in reconstruction work in Central Sulawesi, devastated by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake last year.
— AEC News Today

Dumai-Malacca sailing route to be opened in 2020
Indonesia and Malaysia will work towards opening the Dumai-Malacca sailing route in 2020 to enhance bilateral relations, an Indonesian official said at the 11th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Working Group on Transport Infrastructure Friday.
— Antara News

Indonesia struggles to tackle drug-resistant tuberculosis
With the rising threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), Indonesia, a country with third largest number of cases, is finding itself in a tough spot to combat the disease.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia suggests barter to help cover cost of jet project with Korea
Indonesia is offering to pay South Korea its share of the cost of developing a fighter jet in the form of barter, state news agency Antara reported on Friday, as it tries to cut its exposure to the $7.9 billion project.
— Intellasia

Indonesia pays serious attention to forest fires handling
Indonesia is bracing for devastating and more frequent forest fires, following the recurrence of bush and forest fires in many regions of the largest archipelagic country in the world.
— Antara News

Tech giants train Indonesians to tap into latent potential
The technology behemoths of the world are rolling out digital training programs in Indonesia, a country of significant relevance to their businesses, to address literacy and skillset gaps in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
— The Jakarta Post

Minister Soemarno urges Telkom to expand digitalization in education
Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini M Soemarno has encouraged the role of SOEs, one of which is through Telkom Indonesia, to expand digitalization in the world of education (digital learning) in Indonesia.
— Antara News

GOJEK, Astra launch all-in vehicle maintenance service GOFLEET
The initiative is the first result of the joint venture partnership signed in March 2019 Indonesia-based ride-hailing unicorn GOJEK announces that it has launched GOFLEET during the opening ceremony of automotive exhibition Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2019.
— e27

Secure-D releases the first ever mobile malware analytics platform
Secure-D, mobile security platform by leading technology company Upstream, launched a new mobile malware center that reports suspicious Android applications it detects and blocks around the world.
— Antara News

Debating quality of Indonesia’s democracy
A recent commentary by The Jakarta Post senior editor Endy M. Bayuni — “Indonesia’s democracy alive, but needs more kick” — criticized a growing body of international scholarship that claims Indonesian democracy is in decline.
— The Jakarta Post

Shifting roles of airports in Indonesia
Blast from the past: A Garuda Indonesia airplane is parked at the now-closed Kemayoran International Airport in Central Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Trade Ministry consistent in expanding non-traditional export markets
The Trade Ministry is consistently expanding non-traditional markets for Indonesia’s exports through trade missions, export promotions and bilateral agreements.
— Antara News

Indonesia sees first online fish auction market open
Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Panndjaitan inaugurated on Saturday the first online fish auction site (TPI) in Indonesia as a pilot project for the Satu Juta Nelayan Berdaulat (1 Million Sovereign Fishermen) program in Palangpang, Sukabumi, West Java.
— The Jakarta Post

Fisheries Ministry to reduce single-use plastics in fishing ports
The Indonesian Maritime Affairs and and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) is committed to reducing marine plastic debris by limiting singe-use plastics in fishing ports.
— Antara News

Soldier securing Trans-Papua road project dies of shot wound: mily
An Indonesian soldier died of a serious shot wound on his waist after a group of armed Papuan separatists launched a hit-and-run attack on the army personnel securing the construction process of a bridge in Yuguru Subdistrict, Papua Province, on Saturday.
— Antara News

Capital inflows at Rp 192.5 trillion as of July 18
Bank Indonesia recorded that capital inflows stood at Rp 192.5 trillion (US$13.82 billion) as of July 18, indicating the strengthening of investor confidence in the country’s economy.
— The Jakarta Post

Pertamina subsidiary allocates Rp10t for seven property projects
PT Patra Jasa, a diversified subsidiary of state-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina, has allocated Rp 10 trillion (US$718.9 million) to finance seven property projects in various cities.
— The Jakarta Post

West Java allocates Rp 240b to alleviate Depok’s traffic woes
West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has made plans to allocate Rp 240 billion (US$17.24 million) to disentangle Depok city’s infamous traffic congestion.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian and Australian Navy Chiefs Talk Cooperation in Canberra Meeting
Indonesian Navy Chief Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji met his Australian counterpart Vice Admiral Michael Joseph Noonan in the Australian capital Canberra on Friday.
— Jakarta Globe

Vessel with 25 passengers aboard sinks on Ketapang waters
As the search for Mega Tug Boat’s four missing crew members is still under way, the Search and Rescue Office in Pontianak, West Kalimantan Province, was reported that MV Arta Jaya carrying 25 passengers aboard has sunk around the waters of Tanjung Sambar, Ketapang District in the province.
— Antara News

Head of Islamic school for transwomen wins rights award
The leader of the al-Fatah pesantren (Islamic boarding school) for transwomen, 57-year-old Shinta Ratri, has received the Front Line Defenders Award in honor of her work as a human rights activist.
— The Jakarta Post

Mount Bromo in East Java erupts
Mount Bromo in East Java erupted on Friday evening, coupled with cold lava flows owing to rains.
— Antara News

May Riot Suspects Handed Over to State Prosecutors
Jakarta Police handed over more than 300 people suspected of being involved in isolated riots in Jakarta in May to state prosecutors on Friday, after the Jakarta Prosecutors’ Office decided to accept 106 cases against them.
— Jakarta Globe

Law and Human rights minister, Tangerang mayor agree to bury the hatchet
A dispute between Tangerang Mayor Arief Wismansyah and Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly over building management in the satellite city has come to an end after the two parties agreed to withdraw their legal reports following a mediation session initiated by the Home Ministry.
— The Jakarta Post

South Tangerang observation tower cuts off residents’ access road
The construction of a new observation tower near the offices of the South Tangerang administration has apparently irked local residents living nearby.
— The Jakarta Post

Commentary: Indonesia’s aircraft industry wants to take off but face immense challenges
Indonesia’s aircraft industry is ready to take off again after collapsing as a result of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.
— CNA

South Tangerang advances with multi-benefit waste demolisher
Growing satellite city South Tangerang faces similar incessant waste issues as the rest of Jakarta and its surrounding areas, but baby steps have been taken as a new waste processing initiative has emerged to manage solid waste piling up in the city.
— The Jakarta Post

139 Nduga residents reportedly die in shelters amid poor living conditions
Volunteers have recorded the deaths of 139 civilians living in shelters in Wamena of Jayawijaya regency in Papua, who had escaped conflict-ridden Nduga regency between December and July.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia tops ASG 2019 provisional medal table
Host Indonesia topped the provisional medal table of ASEAN School Games (ASG) 2019 after the third day of the competition in the Central Java provincial capital of Semarang on Sunday.
— Antara News

Govt agencies calm public about tsunami threat along Java’s southern coast
The public need not worry about a tsunami threat along Java’s southern coast if they take mitigation measures to minimize the impact of disasters, agencies have said following rising concerns about the phenomenon.
— The Jakarta Post

Sandiaga Uno fights for a reason
What do you fight for in life? Indonesia’s former vice presidential candidate Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno has the answer to this question.
— Antara News

Suspect detained in Indonesia with ivory smuggled in from Sabah ‘still in shock’
Indonesian authorities have been unable to glean more information from a suspect who was detained with a shipment of ivory as he is still in a “state of shock” since his arrest on July 9.
— Star Online

Overweight police officers in East Java go through weight-loss program
Size does matter for the East Java Police as they are requiring that overweight officers go through a weight-loss program at the State Police Academy (SPN) in Mojokerto, East Java.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian found after going missing for 21 years in Saudi
The Indonesian Embassy in Riyadh managed to find and rescue Turini bint Mashari Tarsina, an Indonesian from Cirebon, West Java, who had worked in Saudi Arabia for 21 years and lost contact with her family.
— Antara News

PT EMM gold mine refused mining license
The Aceh provincial administration has refused to issue a mining license to a gold mine located in Beutong Ateuh Benggalang, Nagan Raya District, acquired by PT Emas Mineral Murni (EMM).
— Antara News

How to enter the cloud mining market
A guide to understanding and entering cloud mining If you’re looking to enter the cryptocurrency industry, then there are two ways that you can get this done; you can go to an exchange get your tokens, or you can make them.
— e27

West Java Governor visits UK and Sweden
West Java Governor M Ridwan Kamil on Sunday started his one-week working visit to the United Kingdom and Sweden for an economic, cultural, and environment mission, including an endeavor to finalize an investment of turning plastic waste into low-carbon fuels.
— Antara News

Three people killed in Jakarta’s traffic accident on early Sunday
Three people died in a traffic accident involving a fuel tanker truck belonging to the state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina and a private car on Jakarta’s inner city toll road on early Sunday, a fire and rescue …
— Antara News

Understanding the plastic monster’s message to Indonesians
A civil society coalition of 49 environmental groups, including the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) and Greenpeace, launched a public awareness campaign highlighting the menace of single-use plastic bags by showcasing a plastic monster.
— Antara News

1,048 people to join anti-plastic parade
As many as 1,048 people have registered to join a parade rejecting single-use plastic bags in Jakarta Sunday.
— Antara News

Bekasi plans to build six artificial lakes to tackle drought
The Government of Bekasi District, West Java, plans to build six artificial lakes to tackle drought that hits parts of its area on an annual basis.
— Antara News

How to manage energy and improve your productivity
From the Eisenhower Box to JOMO, here are some strategies to focus better, improve energy and decrease stress Everyone has been there: The day is winding down but there is still some work on the table.
— e27

Taking a glimpse into agritech startups in Thailand
In the latest edition of our agritech startups series, we take a look into what startups are doing in the kingdom After Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines, we are looking at agritech startups in Thailand.
— e27

Minister Enggartiasto visits Beijing main market
The Indonesian Trade Minister, Enggartiasto Lukita, visited the Xinfadi Central Market, Beijing, Friday, to closely observe the buying and selling activities at the biggest wholesale center in the Chinese capital.
— Antara News

Latvia backs Indonesia’s on UN Human Rights Council
Latvia supports Indonesia’s candidacy as a United Nation Human Rights Council member from 2020 to 2022, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkvis confirmed during a bilateral meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in Jakarta Friday.
— Antara News

54,789 earthquake victims lives in 15 shelters
More than 54,789 victims in South Halmahera District, North Maluku, are still living in 15 shelters following a powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter Scale that struck South Halmahera on Sunday, July 14.
— Antara News

Bank Indonesia engages economic actors from Malaysia, Singapore
Bank Indonesia (BI, the central bank) engages economic actors from Johor, Malaysia and Singapore in the Riau Islands Syariah and Halal Festival in Batam on Sunday.
— Antara News

The new world of virtual banks: profitability will define success
The new age of virtual banks and how it can be more future ready Progressive regulation is creating open and collaborative ecosystems with both banks and customers moving up the technology maturity scale.
— e27

3 ways to know if your startup is ready to go international
Can your startup function effectively in a global environment? It is virtually every company’s goal to go global, but doing so entails a multitude of challenges.
— e27

Butet Kartaredjasa deplores Indonesia’s artists using addictive drugs
Veteran actor Butet Kartaredjasa deplored the habit of Indonesia’s artists and actresses to use addictive drugs and said that only stupid people use drugs.
— Antara News

Attempt to smuggle 38kg of crystal meth foiled
North Kalimantan’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN), police, and Customs and Excise Office successfully thwarted an attempt to smuggle 38 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine from Malaysia into Tanjung Selor, Bulungan, Saturday.
— Antara News

Boxing contingents from several countries arrive in Labuan Bajo
Boxing contingents from several countries have begun arriving in the West Manggarai district capital of Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara Province to compete in the 23rd boxing contingent for the Indonesian President Cup.
— Antara News

Visitors throng Istora GBK ahead of 2019 Indonesia Open semifinals
The atmosphere appeared high-strung, as visitors thronged Bung Karno Sport Stadium (GBK) in Jakarta, ahead of the 2019 Indonesia Open semifinals, to be held on Saturday afternoon, disparate to that noticed on earlier days.
— Antara News

Five dead, three injured in Cipali toll road car crash
Five people lost their lives while three others incurred serious injuries after a pickup car rammed into a minivan on the Cikopo-Palimanan (Cipali) toll road in West Java on Friday night.
— Antara News

Students create fake hands driven by brain waves
Three University of Indonesia (UI) students have created a robotic prosthetic hand that is controlled by brain waves using Electroencephalography (EEG) technology which will initiate commands to move the hands as per the user’s wishes.
— Antara News

ACT again dispatches aid to Yemen to address food crisis
ACT team noted in a written statement received here on Friday that the food packages were distributed to residents in Sana’a.
— Antara News

Police need more time to uncover Novel Baswedan case: Moeldoko
Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko reiterated that the Indonesian police needed more time to uncover the Novel Baswedan acid attack case contrary to President Joko Widodo’s three-month period given to Police Chief General Tito Karnavian.
— Antara News

Gerindra to consult on future steps following Prabowo-Jokowi meeting
Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto met with the party’s advisory council members, Friday morning, for talks on future steps following his reconciliatory meeting with President-elect Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on July 13.
— Antara News

PDIP has yet to propose names of ministerial candidates to Jokowi
The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) has yet to propose and submit names of his future cabinet members to President-elect, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), the party’s deputy secretary general, Ahmad Basarah, said.
— Antara News

Waste materials can be transformed into treasure
For years, a steady stream of waste materials has made its way into landscapes, landfills, waterways, and garbage incinerators, but now, creative people have turned garbage into handicraft and art products and begun marketing them.
— Antara News

‘Jojo’ Christie crashes out of Blibli Indonesia Open
Indonesian men’s singles badminton champion Jonatan Christie failed to advance into the semi-finals of the 2019 Blibli Indonesia Open tournament after being defeated by Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan.
— Antara News

 

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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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