Indonesia morning news for March 1

Indonesia morning news for March 1

Indonesia morning news

State Enterprise Ministry holds coordinating meeting 2019
The State Enterprise (BUMN) Ministry here on Thursday held a coordinating meeting participated in by president directors of 154 state-owned enterprises.
— Antara News

How do conservative Muslims see Indonesia’s presidential hopefuls
Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election is a face-off between two old rivals: incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his challenger Prabowo Subianto.
— East Asia Forum

Indonesia`s trade balance records US$1.16 billion deficit in January
Indonesia`s trade balance recorded a US$1.16 billion deficit in January 2019, up slightly from $1.03 billion the month earlier, a central bank`s official said.
— Antara News

Indonesia, Australia to sign trade deal, says ministry
A long-awaited trade deal between Indonesia and Australia will be signed next week, Jakarta said Thursday, after months of diplomatic tension over Canberra’s contentious plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem.
— Global Times

Rescuers pass water, food to Indonesia mine buried
Rescuers have passed water and food to some of the dozens of people trapped in a collapsed Indonesian gold mine, an official said Thursday, calling the grueling rescue effort in a remote inaccessible location a race against time.
— Washington Post

Indonesia launches first internet-only satellite with SpaceX rocket
Over 300 people crowded the lobby of telecommunications company Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) in South Jakarta at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.
— Intellasia

Dozens injured, homes damaged after quake hits Indonesia’s Sumatra
At least 48 people were injured and nearly 350 houses were damaged after a magnitude-5.6 earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Thursday (Feb 28).
— The Straits Times

Rescuers dig for survivors after landslide at Indonesia gold mine
A gruelling search and rescue effort has saved 19 people from a collapsed gold mine in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province, but several dozen miners remain trapped in the debris.
— Al Jareeza

Earthquakes today MAPPED: STRONG magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits Indonesia
INDONESIA has been hit by a major magnitude-5.4 earthquake today, triggering strong tremors with the potential to affect thousands of people.
— Express

IFRC Indonesia Country Program Overview 2019
Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, and is predominately Muslim at 86%.
— Relief Web

Jokowi to receive Young Garuda Squad
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will receive the Young Garuda Squad`s members on Thursday.
— Antara News

Media group from Indonesia and Malaysia given full picture of Xinjiang’s de-extremism measures
A media group from Indonesia and Malaysia visited Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region over the week and during the trip, they came to various re-education centers and mosques and got a full picture of the region’s counter-terrorism and de-extremism measures as well as religion protection policies.
— Global Times

Indonesia’s Bank Central Asia full-year profit rises, meets estimates
PT Bank Central Asia, Indonesia’s largest bank by market value, on Thursday reported about 11 percent rise in its 2018 full-year profits that ended in December.
— Reuters

Govt to hire European law firms for EU palm oil talks: Luhut
Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has said the government plans to hire foreign law firms to negotiate with the European Union on its restrictive policies on palm oil.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi distributes micro credit to 600 farmers
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has distributed micro credit (KUR) to 600 farmers in Miftahul Huda Islamic boarding school in Tasikmalaya District, West Java, on Wednesday.
— Antara News

Anies opens two footbridges on Jl. Sudirman
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan officially inaugurated on Thursday two newly renovated footbridges on Jl. Sudirman in South Jakarta; one located by the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex and the other at the Senayan traffic circle.
— The Jakarta Post

Earthquake damages 40 houses in South Solok
A 4.8-magnitude tectonic earthquake hitting Sangir Balai Janggo Sub-district, South Solok District, West Sumatra Province, on Thursday at 1:55 Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB) damaged 40 houses, according the South Solok Regional Disaster Management Office (BPBD),
— Antara News

Grab Car Driver Denies Political Discrimination, Reveals Truth
Grab Car driver Anjar Mujiono clarified the recent viral testimony of him ousting a passenger out of political discrimination. The alleged passenger claims to have been a victim of different political choices in the upcoming presidential election.
— Tempo.co

Indonesian unicorn Traveloka expands to Australia
Airline ticketing and hotel booking service Traveloka has officially expanded to Australia, a move the Tourism Ministry expects will help boost Indonesian tourism.
— The Jakarta Post

Garuda Indonesia Asked to Open More Routes in Wiriadinata Airport
President Joko Widodo or Jokowi asked state-owned airliner Garuda Indonesia open more flight routes from and to Wiriadinata Airport, Tasikmalaya.
— Tempo.co

jokowi urges young garuda squad to keep championship spirit alive
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) fulfilled his promise to receive the Young Garuda Squad`s members here on Thursday, urging them to keep their championship spirit alive.
— Antara News

Depok firms risk losing permits over water pollution
The city administration of Depok in West Java has warned companies that they may have their business permits revoked for polluting lakes and rivers.
— The Jakarta Post

BCA`s net profit increased 10.9 percent to Rp25.9 trillion last year
PT Bank Central Asia (BCA) Tbk recorded a rise of 10.9 percent in its net profit to Rp25.9 trillion last year, from Rp23.3 trillion a year earlier.
— Antara News

Australian, Indonesian sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment for drug possession
The Denpasar District Court sentenced on Wednesday Australian Brendon Luke Johnsson and Indonesian Remi Purwanti each to 5 years and 4 months’ imprisonment for drug possession.
— The Jakarta Post

Prabowo Subianto: I Want to See All Indonesian People Happy
Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during his speech in Yogyakarta Wednesday, February 27, said that a leader has a task to bring happiness for his people impartially, instead of only for particular group.
— Tempo.co

VP Jusuf Kalla Assesses Recent Blatant Slander Aimed at Jokowi
Vice President Jusuf Kalla comments on the rumors of Jokowi possibly banning the existence of the Islamic Azan (Prayer calling) if elected for the second time. Kalla assures that the slander has no basis and is a blatant hoax.
— Tempo.co

Not all trains created equal: Differences between MRT, LRT, Commuter Line
Jakarta, which has topped various lists of cities with the world’s worst traffic, enters a new era this year. Next month, it will welcome the country’s first mass rapid transit (MRT) and the capital’s first light rail transit (LRT).
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia aims to ratify Kigali Amendment in three years
Indonesia has targeted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol in three years` time to reduce the consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move to protect the ozone layer.
— Antara News

Mosque in North Jakarta provides rice machine for the poor
The members of the Jami Raudlatul Jannah congregation in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, had just finished their Isya prayers on Wednesday evening when some of them flocked to a corner of the mosque.
— The Jakarta Post

More Indonesians` wealth funds stay in overseas banks: Subianto
The wealth funds of Indonesian people, predicted to reach around Rp11 thousand trillion, is currently in overseas banks instead of Indonesian banks, Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto revealed.
— Antara News

PBNU Prohibits Muslims Intervening Form of Government
The Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU) leader Yahya Cholil Staquf called for Indonesians to respect a nation’s unity and the concept of governance it adopts. During a national meeting among Ulema, he says Muslims shall not interfere with any type of government adopted by another country.
— Tempo.co

Sumatran tigers seen on plantation in Riau
The Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Riau) is searching for a family of Sumatran tigers that was seen recently by a farmer in a bid to protect them from poachers.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia and its ‘islands of inspiration’ set to star at LBF
The most striking thing about Indonesia, says Paul Smith, British Council director in the country, “is its sheer diversity: with 17,000 islands, and as many local cultural traditions, there are countless stories yet to be told to the rest of the world”.
— The Book Seller

 

Feature photo ASK Pak Deh 

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Wildlife Day, March 3.

 

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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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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