Indonesia morning news for June 11

Indonesia morning news for June 11

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia’s annualized inflation drifts up 3.32 pct in May on rising food prices
Indonesian consumer price index edged up in May year-over-year as seasonally rising demand of basic food commodities buoyed prices during Islamic fasting month.
— Xinhuanet

Indonesia warns of volcano eruptions
Indonesian officials warned on Monday against the prospect of further eruptions from an active volcano on the island of Sumatra after it emitted a huge column of ash, causing panic among residents.
— Bangkok Post

Indonesia to re-export illegal plastic waste
Indonesia will re-export illegal plastic waste entering the country, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya said, following news of the illegal import of plastic waste in Gresik, East Java.
— Antara News

Indonesia Telecom Tower Market is expected to grow US$ 3,695.5 Million at a CAGR of 27.1% during 2019-2027
The increasing demand of high capacity network solutions by various network operators is the major factor that is expected to drive the growth of Indonesia telecom tower market.
— Market Mirror

Minister has waste regulation revised to avoid illegal imports
Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya has asked the Minister of Trade to revise Trade Ministerial Regulation No. 31 of 2016 concerning Provisions on the Import of Non-Hazardous and Toxic Waste to prevent the entry of illegal imported plastic waste.
— Antara News

North Konawe flood victims eagerly await assistance
Several thousand flood victims in North Konawe District, Southeast Sulawesi, are in dire need of assistance from various parties, both the government and private sector, to placate their distress.
— Antara News

Indonesia Rate Cut Depends on Timing, deputy Governor Says
Indonesia’s central bank is discussing the possibility of cutting interest rates but is waiting for the right time to do so, deputy Governor Dody Waluyo said.
— Intellasia

Value of North Sulawesi’s non-oil, gas exports drops sharply
The value of non-oil and gas exports of North Sulawesi in April 2019 again recorded a sharp drop than the previous period.
— Antara News

Indonesian ban on clearing new swaths of forest to be made permanent
A temporary moratorium that prohibits the issuance of new permits to clear primary and peat forests is set to be made permanent later this year.
— Mongabay

RI at risk of losing territory from coastal erosion
The government is concerned about the potential threat to its national borders posed by coastal erosion caused by the destruction of mangrove forests on four outermost islands of Riau province near Malaysia and Singapore
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Participates in G20 Data Exchange Initiative
The government expresses supports for the global exchange of data and information.

Lion Air admits payment deferral request to Angkasa Pura I
Lion Air group has said that it had previously requested payment deferral through a letter to state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian civil servants face disciplinary action for missing work after Hari Raya holidays
Indonesia’s civil servants who failed to return to work after the Hari Raya Puasa holidays will face disciplinary action ranging from warnings to demotions, authorities said as they attempt to clamp down on what appears to be a recurring problem
— CNA (very annoying popups)

Behind Boeing’s offer to settle with victims’ families in the 737 Max crash is a hardball legal strategy that could leave them with nothing
Behind Boeing’s offer this week to explore settling out of court with bereaved relatives of the Lion Air 737 Max crash is an implicit threat that could drastically devalue their cases, a lawyer involved in the case told Business Insider.
— Business Insider

Bustling exodus bolsters regional economic growth
The annual mudik (exodus) during the Idul Fitri holidays this year bolstered regional economic growth, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Legal process over May-22 riot to be conducted transparently: Wiranto
Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Wiranto has made assurance that the police will be fair and transparent in conducting legal proceedings in connection with the riots erupting on May 21-22, 2019.
— Antara News

Indonesia sets June coal benchmark price at $81.48 per tonne
The Indonesian government has set its coal benchmark price (HBA) for June at $81.48 per tonne, energy ministry website showed on Monday, down from $81.86 per tonne for May.
— Energyworld

Labor holds off supporting Indonesian free trade agreement
Labor is holding out its support for the Indonesian free trade agreement signed off by the Coalition in the previous parliament, as the trade minister, Simon Birmingham, warns against a retreat into protectionism following a meeting of G20 trade ministers
— The Guardian

Minister confirms Garuda’s review ongoing over decline in passengers
State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Minister Rini Soemarno confirmed that Garuda Indonesia airlines will continue to be reviewed in connection with a drop in the number of aircraft passengers during the Eid al-Fitr 2019 …
— Antara News

Train Passengers Rise almost 10pct during Eid Season: KAI
State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) recorded a positive trend on passenger traffic during 2019 Eid homecoming season.

Constitutional Court: Election Dispute Trial Open to Public
Constitutional Court (MK) Chief Justice Anwar Usman announced the trial on the presidential election dispute slated for June 14 will be open to the public.

82 Suspected Perpetrators of Buton Village Clash Arrested
Southeast Sulawesi Police arrested 82 suspected perpetrators of the clash between villagers of Gunung Jaya and Sampuabalo, Buton, Southeast Sulawesi.

Commentary: Indonesia’s plans to move its capital out of Java may not solve underlying issues
Indonesia has long considered moving its capital Jakarta, a low-lying city on the northwest coast of the island of Java.
— CNA (very annoying popups)

President to open Bali Arts Festival 2019
Indonesia’s president will open the 41st Bali Arts Party Parade before the Bali People’s Struggle Monument, Denpasar, on June 15, 2 p.m., and the biggest annual art party in the evening at Taman Budaya Bali.
— Antara News

Govt Formulates Ban on Wild Online Taxi Discounts
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi is set to essentially ban the fierce discounts in the online taxi industry. It will ensure that there will be no more direct or indirect discounts offered by online ride-hailing application companies.

Gov’t Mulls Over Limiting Vehicles Entering Trans Java Toll
Transportation Ministry prepared a plan to limit the number of vehicles entering Trans Java toll road heading to Jakarta should the traffic congestion hard to ease.

Three Core Areas to Focus on When Building Smart Data Centers in Indonesia
Interest for data centers in Indonesia has been significantly growing over the past several years.
— Jakarta Globe

Govt to Reevaluate Online Ojek Tariff
The Transportation Ministry’s director general of land transportation Budi Setiyadi said the government will re-evaluate the tariff for online motorcycle taxis. The government has recently completed the survey on implementing new rates for the online ride-hailing service known to Indonesians as ojek.

Bollore completes Geothermal power plant logistics operations in Indonesia
Bollore Logistics has handled the logistics operations, including the challenging inland transportation, for the Sumitomo Corporation’s Muara Laboh project from various global ports (Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Europe, USA, etc.) to Indonesia.
— The Stat

Former Pertamina boss Karen Agustiawan sentenced to 8 years
Karen Galaila Agustiawan — a former president director of the state-owned oil and gas company, PT Pertamina — was sentenced to eight years in prison by the Jakarta Corruption Court on Monday after being convicted in a case involving the Basker Manta Gummy (BMG) Block, Australia
— The Jakarta Post

Why infrastructure projects prone to graft
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has cast himself as an infrastructure president, and spent big on infrastructure development since he took office in 2014.
— The Jakarta Post

ActionCOACH launches SCALE UP SERIES to accelerate business growth
Technology and market opportunity has accelerated growth in Indonesia and their leaders can’t keep up.
— AEC News Today/ PRNewswire (media release)

Prudential and OVO forge strategic partnership in Indonesia
PT Prudential Life Assurance (“Prudential”), a business unit of Prudential Corporation Asia, today announced a strategic partnership with PT Visionet International (“OVO”), a leading digital payments, rewards and financial services platform in Indonesia.
— Viet Nam News

Treason allegations against FPI leader Rizieq Shihab being investigated, over 85k sign petition demanding his citizenship be revoked
Rizieq Shihab, the leader of Indonesia’s infamous Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), is currently in self-imposed exile in Saudi Arabia, but that has not stopped the firebrand preacher from being reported on new treason charges back in his homeland, nor stopped tens of thousands from signing a petition demanding that his Indonesian citizen be revoked.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Social media use contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research finds
The research presented in a paper by Sujarwoto Sujarwoto, Gindo Tampubolon and Adi Cilik Pierewan examines the specific effect of social media on mental health in the developing country.
— Medical X press

S&P upgrades rating of eight Indonesian companies
After upgrading Indonesia’s sovereign rating to BBB from BBB- with stable outlook, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has also looked into the long-term debt rating of nine Indonesian companies and their bonds.
— The Jakarta Post

The development of Indonesia as a superyacht destination
Despite Indonesia becoming more popular within the superyacht industry, the country is still considered to be off the beaten track. With a vast archipelago of over 17,000 islands, multiple cruising grounds positioned throughout the region are complemented by a tropical, equatorial year-round climate and endless adventures – there is something to suit everyone.
— SuperyachtNews

Indonesian actress shamed for complaining about crying baby on plane, saying she’d prefers pets on board instead
If you’ve traveled much by plane you’ve probably found yourself aboard a flight with a crying baby.
— Coconuts Jakarta

No Trucks Allowed on Trans-Java Toll Road Until Wednesday
The Ministry of Transportation has extended its restriction on heavy goods vehicles entering the Trans-Java Toll Road from Semarang in Central Java to Jakarta until Wednesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Former Jakarta Police Chief to Be Questioned as Treason Suspect
Former Jakarta Police chief Sofjan Jacoeb was scheduled to be questioned by police investigators on Monday as a suspect in a treason allegation related to rioting in the capital last month, but failed to turn up at the interrogation session, an official said.
— Jakarta Globe

North Sulawesi exported 13 tons nutmeg to US in June-2019
North Sulawesi Province exported some 13 tons of nutmeg valued at US$62,400 to the United States (US) in early June 2019.
— Antara News

Is Indonesia really top global tuna exporter?
The media, both local and foreign, have recently quoted Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti as saying that Indonesia is the world’s largest tuna supplier.
— The Jakarta Post

Coordinating Ministry prepares four policies for next week’s follow-up
The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs is preparing four policies entailing fiscal facilities for development of human resources and finalizing special economic zone regulations to be followed up next week.
— Antara News

Jakarta-bound travellers from eastern Java break toll road traffic record
Jasa Marga, the state-owned toll road operator, counted 167,000 motor vehicles passing through its Cikampek-Jakarta stretch of a key toll road on Sunday, the last day of the weeklong Idul Fitri holiday period.
— The Jakarta Post


Feature photo Albino Indonesia

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Albinism Awareness Day, June 13.


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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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