Indonesia morning news for November 6

Indonesia morning news for November 6

Indonesia morning news

Health ministry confirms 110,921 dengue fever cases until Oct 2019
A total of 110,921 cases of dengue fever were recorded throughout Indonesia in the year ending October 31, 2019, according to the healthy ministry.
— Antara News

Indonesia to Spend $701m on 2020 Regional Elections
Indonesia’s national election organizing agency said it has received budgetary approval for Rp 9.8 trillion ($701 million) to hold next year’s regional elections in nine provinces.
— Jakarta Globe

4 Indonesian police officers arrested over Briton’s kidnapping
Four Indonesian police officers have been arrested in connection with the abduction of a British national that saw kidnappers collect a US$900,000 ransom, authorities said.
— Coconuts

Indonesia’s GDP Growth Slows to 2-Year Low, While Maluku, Papua Economies Continue to Shrink
Indonesia’s economy expanded at its slowest pace in two years in the third quarter as investment continued to taper and economic activity in Papua and Maluku shrank.
— Jakarta Globe

2 arrested over murder of Indonesian activist journalists
Two men have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a pair of Indonesian activist journalists who were mediating in a land dispute between a palm oil company and locals, authorities said Tuesday.
— Coconuts

Asian lenders buy local banks as Indonesia relaxes investment policy
Asian banks in search of business opportunities are turning to Indonesia, with financial institutions from Japan, Korea and Singapore hoping to acquire domestic banks as the local authority finalizes a plan to relax foreign ownership in local banks.
— The Jakarta Post

BI, MAS decide to extend financial cooperation for another year
Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), on Tuesday, agreed to extend bilateral financial cooperation, with value totaling US$10 billion, for another year.
— Antara News

“Indonesia has huge potential for French potatoes”
“The future looks bright for the potato trade in Asia. I have lived there for 12 years and seen how the space reserved for potatoes on supermarket shelves keeps getting bigger,” reports Romain Charpentier.
— Fresh Plaza

Indonesia urges developing nations to not depend on advanced countries
The Indonesian government appealed to fellow developing countries and emerging economies to desist from being overly reliant on developed nations’ markets to prevent their economy and trade from being solemnly determined by developed nations.
— Antara News

KPK Unveils Suspected Cash Flows to Ex-Minister Imam Nahrawi
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) revealed the suspected illicit financial flow to former Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi during a preliminary hearing at South Jakarta District Court today.

Govt Evaluates Criminal Code Articles on Adultery, Homelessness
The reappointed Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly announced the ministry’s plan to evaluate controversial articles in the revised criminal code (RKUHP) bill. One of those to be revised is the article on cohabitation or adultery.

Govt: Hong Kong Recession Not Affect Indonesia
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that a recession faced by several countries including Hong Kong would not affect the domestic economy as it originated from their internal.

Japan fully supports President Jokowi’s priority programs
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to fully support the priority programs of President Joko: Widodo (Jokowi) during his second term of office.
— Antara News

Indonesia, Colombia to synergize peace building, SDG implementation
Indonesia, in collaboration with Colombia, is striving to synergize the efforts of building peace and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through actions of “Crops for Peace”.
— Antara News

House Speaker backs endeavor to create stability on Korean Peninsula
Indonesian House Speaker Puan Maharani avowed to lend support to efforts in the path to creating stability and peace on the Korean Peninsula, including denuclearization in the region.
— Antara News

BCA Completes $70m Bank Royal Acquisition
Bank Central Asia, or BCA, Indonesia’s largest lender by market capitalization, completed the acquisition of small-sized lender Bank Royal Indonesia last week after securing approval from the Financial Services Authority.
— Jakarta Globe

Asia Pacific Rayon Gets Boost from RGE Group Investment in R&D
Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), the first fully integrated viscose rayon producer in Asia, is set to get a boost with the recent announcement by Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) Group of its plans to invest $200 million in research and development over the next 10 years.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesian ministers depart for Dubai to reduce oil, gas imports
Indonesian State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani are scheduled to leave for Dubai on Tuesday to forge cooperation in several areas aimed at curtailing the country’s oil and gas imports.
— Antara News

Vietnam outpaces Indonesia in solar energy growth
Attractive regulations have pushed an eightfold increase in solar energy adoption in Vietnam in the past two years, leaving Indonesia in the dust, even though the latter issued similar regulations six months earlier.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta Honorary Body to Summon PSI Politician over Budget Fiasco
The Honorary Body of Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) stated it would summon a faction member from the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), William Aditya Sarana, to follow-up the public report about the alleged ethics violation committed by the young legislator.

LIPI unveils awareness campaign on biodiversity in industry 4.0 era
The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) launched a series of public awareness campaigns on biodiversity preservation in the industry 4.0 era under the commemoration of National Flora and Fauna Day on Nov 5.
— Antara News

Telkomsel Issues Apology for Internet Connection Trouble
PT Telekomunikasi Selular or Telkomsel officially issued an apology due to internet connection problems affecting its users today.

Health Minister Vows to Fast-Track Private Hospital Permits
Newly appointed Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto says he welcomes a greater role from the private sector in providing healthcare, given that most hospitals across Indonesia are run by business entities.
— Jakarta Globe

Jokowi Ratifies Decree Overseeing Luhut Pandjaitan’s Authority
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo issued Presidential Decree No.71/2019 overseeing the coordinating ministry of maritime affairs and investments as of October 24, which oversees its jurisdiction and level of authority.

ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium organized on Nov 5-8 in Yogyakarta
The Seventh ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium, themed “Embracing Change, Honoring Tradition,” is being held in Yogyakarta on Nov 5-8, 2019.
— Antara News

Gojek considers cross listings on world’s major stock exchanges
Multibillion dollar ride-hailing giant Gojek may cross list on the word’s major stock exchanges if the company finally conducts an initial public offering (IPO) within the next few years.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt to build 4,000 km of toll roads, national roads in next five years
The government plans to build more than 5,000 kilometers of new roads in the next five years to improve connectivity to seaports, industrial zones, tourist destinations and isolated areas.
— The Jakarta Post

KPK’s Novel Baswedan Denies Allegation of Faking His Own Injuries
Senior Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan firmly denies the Twitter allegation accusing that he staged his own attack, which has permanently scarred his eye.

Forest degradation threatens existence of endemic flora, fauna: LIPI
Forest degradation owing to wildfires and land conversion has threatened the existence of endemic species of flora and fauna in Indonesia.
— Antara News

Sri Mulyani to Investigate Phantom Village Receiving Large Funds
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati announced that she is set to commence an investigation on reports of a phantom village, which is effectively a fictitious village with no residents, that is slated for an Rp1 billion government village fund.

Foe to friend: Fintech companies work with banks to reach unbanked
When financial technology (fintech) start-ups began mushrooming in the country a few years ago, several economists and experts described the phenomenon as a disruption of the conventional banking business.
— The Jakarta Post

RPTRAs double as community centers amid lack of public spaces
One cloudy Saturday at the Taman Kenanga child-friendly public space (RPTRA) in Cideng, Central Jakarta, 4-year-old Bagas played with his preschool friends while his father lounged on a bench, waiting for his own friends to arrive.
— The Jakarta Post

Cikini Trees Cut Down; Jakarta Breaks Climate Commitment: KBPP
The leaded fuel eradication committee (KPBB) said the logging of Angsana or Narra (Pterocarpus indicus) trees stood along Cikini sidewalks showed that Jakarta had violated its commitment to protecting the climate in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent until 2030.

Jokowi Not Wait for Material Test to Tap KPK Supervisory Board
Presidential spokesman Fadjroel Rachman said that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo did not need to wait for the material test of Law No. 19/2019 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) that was being processed at Constitutional Court to appoint candidates of the KPK Supervisory Board.

Soaring finance costs lower Semen Indonesia’s profit in January-September
Cement producer PT Semen Indonesia saw a significant profit decline in the first nine months of the year on the back of surging finance costs.
— The Jakarta Post

Online shopping: Consumers prefer buying on user friendly platforms
Consumers are more inclined to make purchases through social media or online market platforms that apply user friendly apps and are responsive to their questions, according to a recent study by Facebook Indonesia and Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
— The Jakarta Post

5 puppies die after owner’s in-law allegedly splashed them with chemicals, animal welfare group files police complaint
An animal welfare group has filed a police complaint in relation to the deaths of five puppies in Central Jakarta, which were allegedly killed by their owner’s in-law.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Police in Indonesia find body of man buried under prayer room floor
Police in Jember, East Java made the gruesome discovery of a man’s body buried underneath the floor of the prayer room in his house.
— Coconuts (paywall)

#LayanganPutus: How viral story stirs debate about polygamy, life after divorce in Indonesia
A Facebook status update posted by a woman who had to struggle financially while taking care of her four children after a divorce went viral and has stirred debate on social media about women’s rights and the Islamic hijrah (born again) movement.
— The Jakarta Post

Child, teacher die after getting hit by falling school roof
A girl and a teacher died while 14 others were injured when the roof of their school in Pasuruan, East Java, collapsed on Tuesday morning.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta Mystical Tour slammed for incident at Bintaro railway
A tour organizer that had taken people to visit haunted places in Jakarta found itself in hot water after an incident caused injuries to tour participants at a railway section in Bintaro, South Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post


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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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