Indonesia morning news for June 6

Indonesia morning news for June 6

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia drafts Personal Data Protection Act
Protecting public strategic data is essential and that is going to be addressed by the drafting of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDP Bill).
— OpenGov

Minister Upbeat Q2 Economic Growth to Hit 5.2 Percent
Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution is optimistic economic growth in the second quarter will surpass the previous quarter’s.

World In Progress: Managing food waste with maggots in Indonesia
Food and green waste make up more than 50 percent of all garbage in low and middle income countries. It is a huge problem — clogging up landfills, contaminating recyclable plastics, and releasing greenhouse gases as it decomposes.
— DW

Papuan activists dispute Indonesia’s poll numbers, claim boycott success
It may be more than a month since Indonesians went to the polls, but the country is still being shaken by violence related to the election, including in the Papua region.
— Asia Pacific Report

Jokowi set to keep focus on economy in second term
There was a rare sense of calm – something not felt for some time in Indonesia – leading up to the day Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan yesterday.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Indonesian Muslims challenge violent Islamic traditions
An Indonesian campaign to change the way Muslims and the rest of the world think about their religion is forging ahead, led by what the campaign refers to as “high-profile interventions” in Europe and the United States by Yahya Cholil Staquf, general secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the country’s largest Muslim organization and one that is committed to promoting a tolerant form of Islam.
— UCA News

Seventeen missing after cargo vessel sinks in Indonesia
Seventeen people were missing after a cargo boat sank off eastern Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday (June 5), the latest
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

The Future of US-Indonesia Military Ties in Focus With Defense Secretary Visit
Last week, Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan paid his first visit to Indonesia since assuming his current position.
— The Diplomat

Indonesia riots: Islamic teachers linked to defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto told teens to take part, human rights chief says
Koran teachers linked to the campaign of defeated Indonesianpresidential challenger Prabowo Subianto instructed teenagers to take part in last month’s deadly riots in Jakarta, according to the country’s National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas Ham).
— South China Morning Post

Sharia expert advocates for Muslim economic independence at Eid sermon
Dr. M. Syafii Antonio, an Islamic economy expert, appealed to Muslims to realize independence in all spheres of life, particularly in the economic field.
— Antara News

Frightened and displaced, Papua children haunted by conflict
Thousands of boys and girls remain in shelters after fleeing battles between Indonesian army and independence fighters.
— Al Jazeera

351 inmates of Bali prison granted Eid pardon
A total of 351 inmates, including foreign convicts, at the Kerobokan correctional facility in Badung District, Bali Province, were granted pardons on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
— Antara News

“Restoration belongs to the community”
Timescales can be tricky in forest restoration. We might have the best arguments in the world for why it makes environmental and economic sense to plant trees and let them grow.
— Forest News

For artisanal fishers, fish fences are an easy, but problematic, option
The widespread use of wooden fences to trap fish by coastal fishermen in tropical countries is causing extensive economic, social, and environmental damage, according to a new study.
— Mongabay

Zero-waste: The women in Asia who gave up plastic
China, Indonesia and Vietnam are amoung the worst ocean plastic polluters in the world, according to a 2015 Ocean Conservancy report.

Indonesia signals progress in deal to procure Su-35s
Deliveries of Sukhoi Su-35 ‘Flanker-E’ multirole combat aircraft from Russia could start before the end of the year, according to Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu.
— Jane’s 360

Prabowo Ordered Supporters to Stand Down: VP Kalla
Residents in the Indonesian capital may be spared a repeat of last month’s post-election violence after losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto called on his supporters to stand down, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said on Tuesday.
— Jakarta Globe

‘He’s a closed book’: Central Java neighbors talk about suspected suicide bomber
Neighbors of a suspected 22-year-old suicide bomber identified only as RA have revealed details about the man, whom they say had a somewhat closed personality.
— The Jakarta Post

Anies marks Idul Fitri with ‘angpao’, ‘takbiran’ traditions
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and his family on Wednesday morning observed the Idul Fitri prayer at City Hall and afterward gave the traditional angpao (gift money) to children.
— The Jakarta Post

Eid al-Fitr offers momentum to bolster Indonesian unity post-elections
Eid al-Fitr is the opportune time to re-fortify Indonesian unity after the elections that resulted in polarization based on people’s political preferences, Muhamad Yamin, preacher at Eid sermon at Al Hikmah Mosque in …
— Antara News

El Niño Conditions to Put Indonesian Government Regulations to the Test This Fire Season
This year’s dry season will determine whether the Indonesian Government can continue its streak of record-low fire counts since MODIS C6 began recording data in 2000.
— FutureDirections International

Bioalpha to strengthen foothold in Indonesia
AFTER achieving its best financial performance last year — driven by higher domestic demand from its original design manufacturing (ODM) segment as well as an increase in sales for its house brand products — ACE market-listed Bioalpha Holdings Bhd is ready to strengthen its foothold in neighbouring Indonesia this year.
— The Edge Markets

People throng to Jokowi’s Idul Fitri open house
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo approached members of the public still waiting in line at the National Monument (Monas) square in Central Jakarta on Wednesday for an Idul Fitri open house event at Merdeka Palace after the event had finished.
— The Jakarta Post

Eid Return Rush Peaks on June 8-9: National Police Chief
National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian has appealed to the public to refrain from returning to Jakarta on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, so as to avert the traffic of the Eid return exodus this year.

Eid al-Fitr and the Nation’s Local Wisdom
Ramadan has nearly come to an end. Millions of Indonesians are returning to their hometowns to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, otherwise known as Lebaran. Seeming untroubled by the annual traffic jams and hullabaloo of the Eid rush, they embarked on their journey home to celebrate Eid with their families, relatives and neighbors.

Creatively inclined find photo opportunity in Jakarta’s empty roads
Empty roads in the quiet capital city of Jakarta during the celebration of Eid al-Fitr presented a unique photo opportunity for some people, with a creative inclination.
— Antara News

Biak’s Muslims release air balloons to celebrate Eid al-Fitr
Some Indonesian Muslims in Sorido Village, Biak Numfor District of Papua, followed the tradition of releasing hot air balloons to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and express gratitude for the blessings bestowed by Allah.
— Antara News

Time to return to the wild
Leo, an orphaned baby Sumatran orang utan, clings to a veterinarian from the Sumatran Orang Utan Conservation Programme (SOCP) at a Reintroduction Centre in the Jantho Pine Forest Nature Reserve in Aceh.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sri Mulyani Hopes Eid Can Give Push to Economy
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani held an open house at her official residence on Jl. Widya Chandra 2 on Eid Day, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. In the event, the minister said she hoped public consumption during Ramadan and Eid would positively affect domestic economy.

Eid al-Fitr 2019: From India to Indonesia, these incredible photos show celebrations all around the world!
The “Meethi” Eid is here! The three-day long festival starts after a sighting of the first crescent of the new moon on the last day of Ramadan. Treat your eyes by taking a look at this gallery!

Church play revives horrors of anti-Suharto riots
The anti-Suharto riots in May 1998 were a dark chapter in Indonesia’s history in which at least 1,200 people lost their lives.
— La Croix World

Masters of puppets: Indonesia’s ‘Ondel-Ondel’ kids
Peeking through a slit in her giant puppet costume, Indonesian teen Juniarti is drenched in sweat as she moves stiffly under the blistering sun.
— star2

Indonesian business delegation to visit Egypt on Sept. 15-16
An Indonesian business delegation will visit Egypt on September 15 and 16 to seek opportunities of cooperation and investments between both countries, said Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt Helmy Fawzy on Monday in a Ramadan Iftar in Cairo.
— egypt today

Idul Fitri in ‘Little Aceh’
Hundreds of Muslims gathered in the town square of Kebumen in Central Java on Wednesday morning for a mass prayer to celebrate Idul Fitri, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
— Jakarta Globe

Tanah Abang vendors enjoy Ramadan sales despite slower year
Vendors at Tanah Abang, Southeast Asia’s biggest textile market, in Central Jakarta said that they enjoyed better sales during the Ramadan holy month. However, they were dissatisfied with overall sales compared to the previous year.
— The Jakarta Post

Quiet Jakarta attracts out-of-towners
Although the vast majority of people traveling during Idul Fitri head out of Jakarta on their way back to their hometowns, there are some people who have decided to travel in the opposite direction.
— The Jakarta Post

Some 50,000 Indonesian Muslims perform Eid prayers at Taipei Station
Some 50 thousand Indonesian Muslims performed Eid-al-Fitr prayers in the yard of Taipei Main Station in Taiwan on Wednesday.
— Antara News


Feature photo InterContinental Bali Resort 

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


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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