Indonesia morning news for November 13

Indonesia morning news for November 13

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia settles 99 pct of land compensation for Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway
About 99 percent of the land compensation for the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway (HSR) have been settled, paving the way for the landmark transportation project to operate by 2021, Indonesia’s West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said on Tuesday.
— Xin Hua

Indonesia urges public to report civil servants over ‘radical’ content
JAKARTA: Indonesia launched a website on Tuesday (Nov 12) that would allow the public to report radical content posted by civil servants, as authorities in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country push to combat hardline Islamist ideology permeating government.

Murder of two journalists leads to arrest of Indonesian palm oil boss
An Indonesian palm oil executive has been arrested for allegedly ordering the killing two activist journalists who were mediating a land dispute between his company and local residents. Maraden Sianipar’s body was found last week in a ditch near a palm plantation in Labuhan Batu in North Sumatra province.
— Intellasia

Instant noodle packaging among worst polluters in Indonesia
Plastic waste arising from local food and beverage products, mostly instant noodle brands, chiefly constituted the waste collected in the brand audit conducted by Greenpeace Indonesia in 2019.
— Antara News

Government launches ASN complaint portal on radicalism handling
The government, through 11 ministries and agencies, launched the state civil apparatus (ASN) complaint portal for handling radicalism.
— Antara News

Indonesia buries more than 1,000 cholera-hit pigs
More than 1,000 cholera-stricken pigs have been buried in Indonesia after their decaying carcasses were plucked from local waterways, a government official said Tuesday.

Indonesia to build the nation’s first spaceport in Papua
Indonesia plans to construct its first spaceport in Biak, Papua, to serve as the location of the country’s rocket test launches, the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) has confirmed.
— The Jakarta Post

Electronic Cigarette and Vape will be banned in Indonesia
The Indonesian government intends to prohibit the usage of the widely consumed electronic cigarettes and vape based on a proposal made by the Food and Drug Control Agency (BPOM).
— Indonesia Expat

Indonesia may decide on Thursday whether to resume nickel ore exports
Intellasia East Asia News Indonesia may decide this week whether to resume nickel ore exports after halting shipments to investigate reports of export rule violations, a senior official from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said on Wednesday. The Maritime and Investment Affairs Coordinating Ministry, which has overall responsibility for mining …
— Intellasia


Nestlé and Mondelez respond to Greenpeace allegations linking palm oil supply to forest fires
FMCG giants Nestlé and Mondelez have responded to the environmental watchdog’s report that claims they purchased palm oil from producers linked to Indonesia’s fire crisis.

Your Favourite Chocolate Bar Is Fuelling Deforestation In Indonesia Despite “Sustainability Facade”
The manufacturers of global brands such as Oreo cookies and Cadbury’s chocolate bars are among some of the major companies still sourcing palm oil from producers linked to the Indonesian forest fires
— Green Queen

Indonesia to Revise Religious Studies Curriculum to Stop Spread of Radicalism
The Religious Affairs Ministry says it will revise the current religious studies curriculum and ban textbooks that propagate intolerant views at state-run schools in a move to curb creeping religious extremism in Indonesian society.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia is hungry
In a recent report, it was found that 22 million people in Indonesia suffered from chronic hunger between the years 2016 and 2018.
— The Asean Post

Stop cutting down trees, City Council speaker tells Jakarta administration
Jakarta City Council Speaker Prasetio Edi Marsudi has asked the city administration to stop cutting down trees on several sidewalks in the capital following complaints from residents over what happened to the trees on the sidewalks of Jl. Cikini Raya, Central Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia investment growth sped up in Q3: UOB
INDONESIA’S investment realisation of domestic and foreign direct investment accelerated in the third quarter of 2019, which “reflects confidence among investors in the Indonesian economy following the election victory of the incumbent President Joko Widodo”, UOB economists said in a Nov 12 note.
— The Business Times

282,627 infants in Bogor suffer from stunted growth
The prevalence of stunting in Bogor District, West Java Province, stood at 32.9 percent with 859,501 infants in 2018, Head of the district administration’s health office Mike Kaltarina revealed here Tuesday.
— Antara News

Minister asserts no document banning Rizieq’s return to Indonesia
Coordinating Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD claimed the absence of any valid evidence that the government had barred Muslim cleric Rizieq Shihab from returning to Indonesia.
— Antara News

USAID declares US$3-million budgetary hike for development programs
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) declared a budget hike of US$3 million for development programs in Indonesia, according to a written statement issued by the US Embassy in Indonesia.
— Antara News

UK Dunlop to build aircraft tyre plant in Indonesia
The UK’s Dunlop Aircraft Tyres plans to build a factory in Karawang, Indonesia’s West Java province, with total investment of 1 trillion IDR (70.92 million USD).
— Vietnam+

Sharia economy is 80 percent contributor of GDP: Bank Indonesia
Islamic halal principle-based economy, or sharia economy, in Indonesia is worth Rp12.8 thousand trillion (US$910 billion), or 80 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), of total 16 thousand trillion (US$1.1 trillion), Indonesia stated.
— Antara News

Protest Against BPJS Kesehatan Premium Hike
Serikat Rakyat Miskin Indonesia (Indonesian Union of the Poor) held a protest in front of the House of Representatives compound in Central Jakarta on Monday to reject the government’s plan to raise the premium for BPJS Kesehatan, the national health insurance scheme.
— Jakarta Globe

Palm oil murder victims not journalists: Journalist Safety Committee
The Journalist Safety Committee has said that the murders of Maratua Siregar and Maraden Sianipar in Labuhan Batu, North Sumatra, suspected to be related to palm oil, did not constitute violence against journalists because neither of the victims were journalists at that time.
— The Jakarta Post

Maintenance Sparks Break-Up In Indonesia
A dispute over maintenance has contributed to a messy divorce in Indonesia between flag carrier Garuda and Sriwijaya Air.

Government to replace negative investment list with ‘positive list’ for priority industries
The government is planning to change course in its revision of a regulation on the negative investment list (DNI), saying that it will instead begin promoting priority industries that are open to both foreign and domestic investment.
— The Jakarta Post

Energy ministry extends gas-rich Corridor Block contract for 20 years
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has extended the contract of three oil and gas companies to exploit the gas-rich Corridor Block in South Sumatra, which has served as a strategic asset for Indonesia for 20 years.
— The Jakarta Post

BCA, JCB target Indonesian holidaymakers with new credit card
Bank Central Asia (BCA) and JCB International launched on Monday the BCA-JCB Black, a new credit card that targets Indonesian travelers to Japan.
— The Jakarta Post

New honeyeater species described from Indonesia’s Alor Island
Scientists have described a new bird species found only on the Indonesian island of Alor, where a growing human population is already encroaching on the bird’s volcanic habitat.
— Mongabay

DPRD Slashes Jakarta’s Slums Consultant Fee Budget
The Rp25.5 billion budget allocated for the capital city’s slums in the community action plan (CAP) program has been slashed to Rp11.6 billion by the city’s legislative council (DPRD). This allocation previously made news headlines as the budget was deemed too fantastic.

Hindus sanctify Prambanan Temple after 1,163 years
Hundreds of Hindus across Indonesia performed the Abhiseka ritual of sanctification for the first time in 1,163 years, at the Prambanan Temple located between Sleman, Yogyakarta, and Klaten, Central Java, Tuesday.
— Antara News

Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts Ambon
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 rocked the Maluku provincial capital of Ambon Tuesday evening, prompting many residents to rush outdoors to protect themselves.
— Antara News

Hike in premiums for Indonesia’s public health insurance a worry for the poor, but experts say this is necessary
JAKARTA: It was almost noon, and Mdm Fadilah Ardiana has been waiting for several hours for her third-trimester checkup at a Jakarta public health centre.

Behind the student protests rocking Indonesia
He was once a boy scout and member of a patriotic flag-raising team in high school. But with student protests sweeping Jakarta and other cities in recent months in some of the worst civil unrest to hit Indonesia in decades, Manik Marganamahendra has emerged as an anti-establishment icon. “Today we stand on Indonesian land, on …
— Intellasia

Off the radar, coral-fringed Indonesian islands are heaven for beach lovers, divers, and those who don’t need Wi-fi to have some fun
Gasps ripple through the cabin of the turboprop plane as a small group of tourists catch their first glimpse of the marine paradise we’re headed towards. Phones are pushed against windows as we fly over an abstract canvas of colour.
— South China Morning Post

Minister awaits results of studies on simplification of bureaucracy
Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister, Tjahjo Kumolo, is awaiting the results of studies from each ministry and non-ministerial government institutions regarding the simplification of the bureaucracy by trimming …
— Antara News

BKPM asks Japan to increase export-oriented investment
Chief of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia has asked Japan to increase its export-oriented investment in Indonesia during a meeting with Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia Masafumi Ishii in Jakarta …
— Antara News

China Moly joins Huayou in Indonesia nickel project
China Molybdenum Co said it planned to take an indirect 30 percent stake in an Indonesian nickel project as it looks to increase its exposure to the growing market for battery metals. The planned Huayue project on the island of Sulawesi is one of a series of Chinese-invested nickel smelting projects in Indonesia, which banned …
— Intellasia

RI, UAE resolved to forge military cooperation
The Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces have resolved to forge military cooperation.
— Antara News

Hoe Import Debacle Exposes Indonesian Industry’s Shortcomings
The recent debacle over hoe imports in Indonesia offers valuable lessons for the local industry to create greater efficiency and better cross-sector coordination.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia football squad gets first polio shots ahead of SEA Games
Indonesia’s U-22 football team, as part of the 1,500 athlete-strong SEA Games contingent, has become the first team to receive the IPV or polio shot provided by PT Bio Farma to avoid contracting poliovirus type 2 following an outbreak in the Philippines that began in September.

Indonesia gearing up for Motocross events
Motocross riders from Asia and beyond will descend on Indonesia’s South Sumatra Province to compete in two motocross events over the next two months.
— Xin Hua

Govt Suspects Rizieq Shihab’s Travel Ban in Saudi’s Jurisdiction
Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud Md said that based on the law, the government could not impose a travel ban toward FPI leader Rizieq Shihab for more than six months. He suspected that Rizieq was in trouble in Saudi Arabia.

Indonesia, US hope to maintain defense cooperation
Governments of Indonesia and the United States sought cooperation and good relations, especially in the defense sector, based on the spirit of kinship and mutual respect.
— Antara News


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This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on International Day for Tolerance, November 16.


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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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