Indonesia morning news for June 13

Indonesia morning news for June 13

Indonesia morning newsIs Indonesia ready for halal certification obligation?
Almost five years have passed since the issuance of Indonesia’s Halal Product Assurance (HPA) Law in October 2014. Recently, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed the Government Regulation for the implementation of HPA Law. Article 4 in HPA Law states that all products that enter, are circulated, and are traded Indonesia must be halal-certified.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Expanding its Submarine-Building Capacity
In April this year, Indonesia launched its third Nagapasa-class submarine (type 209/1400), which was also the first to be locally manufactured.
— Future Directions International

Indonesia’s eco-friendly supply chain
Asia-Pacific has 422 million farmers, where most are smallholder farmers with less than 2 hectares (5 acres) of land each.
— The Asean Post

Bank Indonesia May Ease Monetary Policy, Finance Minister Says
Bank Indonesia will likely join other central banks in easing monetary policy to counter a global economic slowdown, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said.
— Bloomberg

Indonesia plans permanent moratorium on new forest clearance: minister
Indonesia’s moratorium on new forest clearing for palm plantations or logging operations, which has been regularly extended since 2011, will become permanent, the environment minister said on Wednesday.
— Reuters

Is REDD ready for its closeup? Reports vary
As the world’s governments look to curb global warming, protecting what’s left of Earth’s tropical forests is crucial. That means REDD+ could have a huge role to play — but debate is currently raging as to whether or not REDD-based projects can actually deliver the level of emissions reductions necessary to avert runaway global climate change.
— Mongabay

Prabowo’s campaign promises to provide legal aid to retired general accused of assassination plot
Indonesia’s National Police held a news conference in which they offered a plethora of new information regarding the alleged plot to assassinate several senior government officials around the time of the post-election riots in Jakarta on May 21-22, including video testimony from several suspects naming retired major general Kivlan Zen, a vocal supporter of failed presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, the mastermind behind the plot.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Indonesian waters facing possible six-meter high waves
Waves as high as six-meters might be seen in Indonesian waters during the next four days, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).
— Antara News

Prabowo Repeats Call on Supporters to Exercise Restraint
Prabowo Subianto, the losing candidate in the April 17 presidential election, has repeated a call on his supporters to stand down and practice the utmost restraint ahead of a Constitutional Court hearing on his dispute of the result.
— Jakarta Globe

Ministry to offer oil/gas blocks to foreign investors
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources will offer foreigners the opportunity to invest in a number of oil and gas blocks.
— Antara News

LEFT TO ROT World’s most disgusting zoo sees depressed monkeys and crocodiles rotting in rubbish-strewn cages at Indonesia army base
A zoo in Indonesia has sparked outrage after images emerged showing monkeys and crocodiles rotting in rubbish-strewn cages.
— The Sun

Sri Mulyani: Government to Limit Foreign Worker Numbers in Indonesia
Indonesia’s Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani has stated that the government will limit the number of foreign workers allowed into Indonesia.
— Indonesia Expat

Police Arrest Alleged Funder of Plot to Assassinate Four Top Officials
Police believe they have arrested the prime suspects in the alleged plot to assassinate four senior government officials and the head of a polling agency, officials said during a press conference at the offices of the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs in Jakarta on Tuesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Soekarno-Hatta LCCT to get more self-check-in machines, bag-drop stations
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II is set to develop its international low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to accommodate significant growth in passenger numbers.
— The Jakarta Post

LRT public trial fully booked all week
Thousands of passengers have registered to be among the first to try the new LRT Jakarta, with the public trial run kicking off on Tuesday.
— The Jakarta Post

RI pins hope on RCEP as global trade flounders
The government is hoping a free trade agreement involving 16 Asian countries will be concluded by the end of this year so Indonesia can boost its exports amid a rise in protectionism globally.
— The Jakarta Post

KontraS: Police Should Prioritize Revealing May 22 Riot Victims
Commission for Missing Person and Victims of Violence (KontraS) reviewed the National Police’s release regarding Jakarta riot on May 21-22 concluded bias information and increased polarization. It opined police did not deliver many important issues.
— Tempo.co

Government continues to prioritize settlement of agrarian conflicts
The Indonesian government will always prioritize the settlement of hundreds of agrarian conflicts through the agrarian reform program, which is President Joko Widodo’s priority in 2019, and continuing into his second term in office.
— Antara News

Dutch investors to review W Sumatra’s renewable energy potential
Several Dutch investors are to visit West Sumatra in August 2019 to obtain first hand information about the province’s renewable energy potentials.
— Antara News

Sail Nias 2019 in July-September to promote island, boost economy
This year’s Sail Indonesia series – Sail Nias 2019 – will be organized on Nias Island, North Sumatra Province, from July to September, to promote the island as a world tourist destination.
— Antara News

Indonesia, UK ink MoU to strengthen regulation reform
The governments of Indonesia and the United Kingdom have agreed to strengthen regulation reform to maintain the momentum of the country’s economic growth that has, so far, been sound.
— Antara News

Areal extent of flooding in Samarinda increases
Flooding in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, extended to a broader area and affected 9,358 families constituting 30,580 people, rising from 20 thousand people the day before, in North Samarinda, Sungai Pinang, and Samarinda Ulu sub-districts.
— Antara News

Should Indonesia adopt digital services tax?
Technological advances have brought more cross-border transactions than ever. With digital technology, it is easier and cheaper for sellers to reach the global market.
— The Jakarta Post

Finnish start-ups eye Indonesia as market for green products
Finnish start-ups have been turning their eyes to Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia, to market ecological products and sound out investment opportunities, amid Finland’s ambitious vision to become the world’s leading green economy by 2030.
— The Jakarta Post

Defense Minister has not received letter from Kivlan Zein
Indonesia’s Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has not received a letter regarding accusations of treason by Kivlan Zein.
— Antara News

Bareskrim rejects Chairawan’s report on Tempo Magazine
The report of the former commander of the special elite force (Kopassus) Rose Team, Maj. Gen. (ret) Chairawan Nusyirwan, in the June 10, 2019 edition of Tempo Magazine, was rejected by the Police Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim), while waiting for recommendations from the Press Council.
— Antara News

All countries experience a slowdown in exports: trade minister
Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita has said that all countries experience a slowdown in exports following the increase in tensions caused by the United States and China trade war.
— Antara News

Australian trade minister urges opposition to support FTA with Indonesia
Australian trade minister urges opposition to support FTA with Indonesia Australia’s trade minister has urged the Opposition Australian Labour Party (ALP) to support a free trade agreement (FTA) with Indonesia as a matter of “national interest”.
— Intellasia

Recently Published Study Finds Indonesian Shrimp Contaminated with Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella
As part of the First International Conference of Fisheries and Marine Science held by Universitas Airlangga, the second oldest university in Indonesia, researchers at the University published the results of a study evaluating the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant salmonella in seafood and seafood products in Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia.
— Perishablenews.com

Consumer Price Index Update: Higher-Than-Expected Inflation in May
Based on the latest data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS), Indonesia’s headline inflation rose 0.68 percent month-on-month (m/m) in May 2019, or 3.32 percent year-on-year (y/y), well within the inflation targets of the central government (3.5 percent y/y) and the central bank (2.5 – 4.5 percent y/y range).
— Indonesia Investments

Indonesia pounces on EM demand after upgrade
The Republic of Indonesia took advantage of a recent S&P upgrade and demand for emerging-market assets to raise US$750m from 10-year and €750m (US$844m) from seven-year bonds.
— Nasdaq

Manufacturing Activity in Indonesia at Highest Level since August 2018
Manufacturing activity in Indonesia improved in May 2019 due to an increase in output and new orders.
— Indonesia Investments

Second Hand Car Sales in Indonesia is Expected to Reach Over 4.2 Million by 2023: Ken Research
A new trend witnessed in the used car industry in Indonesia is the increased number of listings by dealers and customers on online platforms.
— Yahoo News

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines to hold joint
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have agreed on holding a planned joint land patrol exercise next month aimed at tackling security challenges in the waters between Borneo and the southern Philippines, an Indonesian Cabinet minister said Wednesday.
— ABS-CBN News

Sabah, Indonesia to fine tune MoU on Sumatran rhino conservation next month
A Sabah delegation will head to Indonesia next month to begin talks on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Sumatran Rhinoceros conservation.
— www.nst.com.my

Indonesian singer Ifan Seventeen and female friend reported to police for adultery by her former husband
Indonesian singer Riefian Fajarsyah, better known as Ifan Seventeen, has been reported to the police for adultery by his old friend’s former husband.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Viral photo shows red light at Tangerang intersection lasting over 700 (!) seconds
If you’ve spent much time driving around Greater Jakarta, you’ve no doubt not only gotten stuck in terrible traffic, you’ve probably also found yourself stuck at an intersection where the red light lasts for what feels like an eternity.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Tens of thousands hit by floods in central Indonesia
Heavy rainfall in parts of central Indonesia this month has led to severe flooding and landslides, affecting tens of thousands of people, the authorities said yesterday.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sharia-certified: Tangerang hospital wages war against promiscuity in its wards
When Tangerang resident Sambas, 38, took his mother, who has diabetes, to the city’s public hospital a week ago, he was told that his mother would be treated by female nurses only and that an adzan (call to prayer) would be broadcast in the patient room.
— The Jakarta Post

World Bank grants $49.6 million loan for Indonesia’s urban planning program
Indonesia has just received a US$49.6 million loan from the World Bank to finance the government’s plan to integrate city planning across the nation.
— The Jakarta Post

Fishing boats used for commercial transportation to Thousand Islands
The Jakarta Transportation Agency has discovered illegal ticket sales for trips to the Thousand Islands on fishing boats in Tangerang, Banten.
— The Jakarta Post

Insight: Turning the tide: Empowering women to protect our oceans, future
Billions of people around the world depend on the fresh food and livelihoods provided by healthy oceans. In fisheries, one in two seafood workers is a woman. Yet, women are largely concentrated in low-skilled, low-paid, seasonal jobs without health, safety and workers’ rights protections.
— The Jakarta Post

What TNI reform?
If the definition of civilian supremacy is a democratic system in which the military is under the control of an elected civilian authority, then Indonesia could fit the description well.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi has narrow window to reform economy: former minister
Indonesian President Joko “Widodo” Widodo has only a narrow window to lock in reforms needed to insulate the economy from escalating trade ructions and slowing global demand, according to former Finance Minister Chatib Basri.
— The Jakarta Post

IFC to disburse $300 million to finance Indonesian tourism
The International Finance Cooperation (IFC) of the World Bank Group has committed to further supporting the Indonesian government’s efforts to accelerate tourism development in key destinations beyond Java and Bali.
— The Jakarta Post

Police to Dispatch 32,000 Personnel during Election Dispute Trial
National Police will dispatch 32,000 joint personnel during the trial process or the 2019 presidential election dispute in Constitutional Court (MK) filed by presidential-vice presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto – Sandiaga Uno.
— Tempo.co

Not a must for Gibran, Kaesang to engage in politics: Jokowi
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) claimed he did not forbid his two sons Gibran Rakabuming Raka and Kaesang Pangarep to engage themselves in politics, and did not let them to succeed him in 2024.
— Antara News

Samsudin’s modest life and surviving on sweet potatoes, bananas
A married couple, along with their five children, live below the poverty line in a dilapidated house in Pantoloan Village, Palu City, Central Sulawesi.
— Antara News

DKP follows up on Papuan fishermen’s demand to sell special fish
The Papua Province’s Office of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DKP) has followed up on demand from local fishermen regarding the sale of special fish for the indigenous people of Cenderawasih.
— Antara News

Embassy repatriates Indonesian workers, children via Jordanian amnesty
On the last day of the Jordanian government amnesty, 11 June 2019, the Indonesian government, through the Indonesian Embassy in Amman, has repatriated Indonesian migrant workers and 14 children who were born to Indonesians having illegal relations with male foreigners from other countries.
— Antara News

NTT to prioritize development of seven new tourist destinations
East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province will direct efforts to develop seven new tourist destinations in a bid to drive its tourism industry in 2019.
— Antara News

 

Feature photo Albino Indonesia

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

 

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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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