Indonesia morning news for June 3

Indonesia morning news for June 3

Indonesia morning newsAceh independence call triggers fears of renewed conflict in Indonesia’s restive province
For 29 years between 1976 and 2005, Indonesia’sprovince of Aceh waged an armed insurgency against Jakarta rule, a conflict which claimed more than 15,000 lives.
— South China Morning Post

Debt Ranking Improves, Sri Mulyani: Good, But…
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati expressed her optimism regarding the statement made by international ranking firm Standard & Poor (S&P).
— Tempo.co

Shangri-La Dialogue Signals Closer Military Cooperation Between Indonesia and the US
Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu met his United States counterpart, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Michael Shanahan, during a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries at the Defense Ministry headquarters in Jakarta on Thursday.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesian cities empty out as millions leave to mark end of Ramadan
Millions of Indonesians were on the move at the weekend as they returned home to villages and towns across the world’s biggest Muslim nation to mark the end of Ramadan.
— The Nation

Dozens Indonesian Migrant Workers Deported
As many as 81 Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia who are being deported after paying MYR 135 arrived at the Dumai International Port together with the homecomers on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
— Tempo.co

Indonesia excited about 5G, but…
There is little doubt about it, the fifth-generation cellular network frequency (5G) is in our near future.
— The Asean Post

Indonesia’s former first lady Ani Yudhoyono dies at 67
Former first lady Kristiani Herrawati, better known as Ani Yudhoyono, passed away in Singapore at 11:50 a.m. local time on Saturday after battling blood cancer since February.
— The Nation

Buyout offer for Indofood Agri raised to 32.75¢
The maker of Indomie instant noodles, Indofood Sukses Makmur, has raised its buyout offer price for Indofood Agri Resources (IndoAgri) to 32.75 cents per share from 27.75 cents previously, the mainboard-listed company announced in a bourse filing yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Govt owes Pertamina $3.1b for fuel subsidy
The government owes state energy holding company Pertamina US$3.1 billion for selling Premium gasoline, Solar diesel fuel and kerosene below market prices, according to the latter’s 2018 financial report.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia vows to continue structural reforms: Darmin
The government pledges to push forward with its structural reforms after Indonesia showed an improvement in the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Ranking.
— The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta to implement car-free policy at iconic Jl. Malioboro
Yogyakarta is set to implement a car-free policy along its iconic street, Jl. Malioboro, after the Idul Fitri holiday season.
— The Nation

Nearly 115K sign petition to cut airfares to Papua province
Thousands have signed the petition #TurunkanTiketPapua on change.org to urge Indonesia’s Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi to regulate airfares to and from Papua.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Is the fish you eat caught by ‘slaves’?
Enslaved, beaten, malnourished, and so desperate for water he had to collect condensation to drink: Rahmatullah left Indonesia seeking better prospects at sea – instead he endured a living hell.
— The Asean Post

Bali volcano spews ash in new eruption
A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted Friday, spewing a plume of ash and smoke more than 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky.
— Intellasia

Malaysia and Indonesia will work together to save the Sumatran rhino
The governments of Malaysia and Indonesia will both work together to ensure the success of the Sumatran rhino breeding programme in order to save the species in Sabah.
— The Star Online

Jakarta puts end to annual civil registration raids
SharesIn a bid to create a more equal capital for all, the Jakarta administration has decided that it will no longer carry out post-Idul Fitri civil registration raids targeting newcomers to the city.
— The Jakarta Post

Medical treatment costs for most riot victims covered by BPJS: Anies
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said that medical treatment for victims of the Jakarta riots is mostly covered by the National Health Insurance (JKN), with only a small number of victims covered by the city budget.
— The Jakarta Post

Measles on the rise in Indonesia, fears of impact on Australia
Health authorities fear an increase in measles cases in Australia could worsen unless vaccination rates in Southeast Asia improve.
— ABC.net

Ragunan Zoo expects 800,000 visitors over Idul Fitri
The Ragunan Zoo management said on Saturday that it expected 800,000 people to visit the South Jakarta zoo during the long Idul Fitri holiday from June 6 to 16.
— The Jakarta Post

Ministry records surpluses of meat, eggs throughout Ramadan
SharesThe Agriculture Ministry is claiming that the supply of meat and eggs was more than enough to meet the high demand for them during Ramadan.
— The Jakarta Post

Homecoming Traffic: 750 Thousand Vehicles Leave Jakarta
From D-7 until D-4 of the 2019 homecoming period, Toll road operator PT Jasa Marga recorded 749,945 vehicles leaving Jakarta and heading for regions East, West, and South of the capital.
— Tempo.co

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Launches Electric Scooter Service
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has officially launched electric scooter service dubbed GrabWheels at its Terminal 3 during the 2019 Eid homecoming moment.
— Tempo.co

Shopping trends for Eid-ul-Fitr
Southeast Asia is home to over 245 million Muslims who observe the fasting month of Ramadan.
— The Asean Post

S&P boosts Indonesia’s credit rating after Widodo re-election
Ratings agency S&P lifted Indonesia’s credit rating Friday, citing strong prospects for Southeast Asia’s biggest economy after the re-election of president Joko Widodo.
— Intellasia

Indonesia expects Su-35 supplies to start by yearend
Indonesia expects the supplies of Russian Su-35 fighter jets to start by the end of 2019, the republic’s Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu told TASS on Sunday.
— TASS

North Jakarta Satpol PP Confiscate Hundreds of Fireworks
The North Jakarta Public Order Police (Satpol PP) have confiscated 448 packages of firecrackers and fireworks of various types from operation conduction in six districts in North Jakarta.
— Tempo.co

Jokowi to Allow Foreign Airlines, Hotel Association: Good News
The Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), encouraged the government to apply the open sky system, which will allow foreign airlines to conduct business in Indonesian airspace.
— Tempo.co

Indonesia vs China in a fish fight at sea
The catch has expanded dramatically, the fish are bigger and new canneries have sprung up all around Indonesia, all apparent signs of a hale and hearty fisheries industry.
— Asia Times

Oil potentials in Indonesia need more exploration: association
President of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) Tumbur Parlindungan expects oil and gas exploration activities in Indonesia to be encouraged given that there are still many oil reserves in the Southeast Asia region.
— Antara News

Can This Former Oil Giant Become Energy Independent?
Replacing diminishing reserves and guaranteeing domestic energy security are two of Indonesia’s policy priorities.
— OilPrice.com

Here’s why Indonesia remains on edge six weeks after elections were held
It’s been six weeks since Indonesian President Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, appeared to comfortably secure a second term against challenger Prabowo Subianto, a former special forces general.
— The Spokesman Review

First Responders: Indonesia’s bikers who escort ambulances
Motorcyclists in Indonesia are providing a lifesaving service, escorting ambulances through gridlocked cities to make sure they reach patients as quickly as possible.
— Al Jazeera

Borobudur Temple Visitors Increase during Homecoming
The Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java was visited by many of the people travelling on their homecoming trip.
— Tempo.co

Better tourism infrastructure needed to attract more Chinese travelers: Ambassador
“Chinese tourists love to travel to Indonesia,” Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian said on Friday during a breaking-of-the-fast event at the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia parades foreigners arrested for drugs in Bali
Indonesian police in Bali have arrested an American, two Spaniards and two Russians for selling cocaine on the island.
— The Star Online

US, Indonesia agree to resume training for Kopassus
The United States and Indonesia have agreed to improve their defense cooperation, especially in medical rehabilitation and ways to resume ties with the Army’s Special Forces Command (Kopassus).
— The Jakarta Post

Golkar departs 1,580 free travelers to their hometown
The Golongan Karya Party (Golkar) dispatched 1,580 travelers for free through the activity of 2019 Mudik Bareng (mass home returning) using 30 buses departing from the Golkar Party’s head office on Jalan Anggrek Neli, Slipi, …
— Antara News

President Jokowi leads Ani Yudhoyono’s funeral ceremony
President Joko Widodo led the funeral ceremony of the Indonesian First Lady from 2004 to 2014, Hj Kristiana Herrawati Yudhoyono or Ani Yudhoyono, at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, Jakarta, Sunday.
— Antara News

Police Chief Warns Officers of Terror Threat in Homecoming Season
National Police Chief Tito Karnavian instructed all of his personnel to anticipate the possible terror threats during the Eid homecoming and returning flow by coordinating with the officers serving at homecoming routes.
— Tempo.co

Referendum denies history: Indonesia Ulema Council
Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Ulema Council Zainut Tauhid Saadi said the demand for referendums from several regions to separate themselves from the the Republic of Indonesia was a form of historical.
— Antara News

Sunny Side Up Tropical Festival to boast Flume, Grace Carter in first line-up
The long-awaited Sunny Side Up Festival will return to Bali on Aug. 24.
— The Jakarta Post

Flag ceremony, calls for national unity mark Pancasila Day
Citizens across the country celebrated on Saturday the birth of Pancasila, the state ideology.
— The Jakarta Post

Transjakarta gears up for Idul Fitri holiday
For the Idul Fitri holiday Transjakarta plans to serve passengers with additional buses to cater to passengers departing for their home towns from bus terminals and a special schedule for routes to tourist attractions, while crew members wear special Muslim attire during the celebration day.
— The Jakarta Post

Interfaith community in Semarang holds purification ritual to commemorate Pancasila Day
A ruwat (traditional purification ritual) was performed during an interfaith gathering at the Johannes Maria Presbytery of Soegijapranata Catholic University in Semarang, Central Java, on Saturday to express the hope of restoring the country’s unity after the divisive political contest of the recent 2019 general elections.
— The Jakarta Post

New envoy promises stronger Indonesia-Malaysia ties
The Malaysian Embassy hosted an iftar dinner on Wednesday to introduce its new ambassador to Indonesia, Zainal Abidin Bakar, who pledges to build stronger bilateral ties.
— The Jakarta Post

Mental health in Indonesia
Mental health is a major and highly stigmatised problem in Indonesia. Some villages still practise ‘pasung’ where the mentally ill are kept in cages separate from the family home–because of a taboo.
— ABC.net

Indonesian policeman in coma after assault by mob flown to Singapore for medical treatment
An off-duty Indonesian police officer who was assaulted in Central Java by men from a martial arts group has been flown to Singapore for treatment.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Indonesia intensifies efforts to sell its products in Africa
Several Indonesian firms have taken part in exhibitions held in Africa and utilized opportunities for continued expansion into the African market.
— Antara News

Gambir Station expects over 22,000 passengers today
The peak of homebound rail traffic at Gambir Station, Central Jakarta, is expected to occur today, with the departure of over 22,000 passengers.
— Antara News

 

Feature photo InterContinental Bali Resort 

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges Eid al-Fitr, June 4 – 5. 

 

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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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