Indonesia morning news for November 7

Indonesia morning news for November 7

Indonesia morning news

Indonesian Businesses Among World’s Most Optimistic on Medium-Term Prospects: Survey
Indonesian companies are among the world’s most optimistic when it comes to their business prospects next year and the medium term, and they have strong confidence in the government’s macroeconomic policy, particularly in boosting investment and domestic consumption, according to the latest survey by multinational bank HSBC.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia swine fever outbreak kills more than 4,000 pigs
More than 4,000 pigs have died after an outbreak of swine fever in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra, the head of the area’s food security and livestock agency said on Wednesday.
— Euronews

Jokowi Deems Issuing Presidential Regulation on KPK Law ‘Unethical’ During Constitutional Court Review
Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo deems it inappropriate to issue a presidential regulation in lieu of law on the Corruption Eradication Committee, or KPK, while a judicial review of a revised law on the national antigraft agency is still ongoing.
— Jakarta Globe

Ministry launches Indonesia’s first halal-certified corrective glasses
The Industry Ministry launched the country’s first locally made halal corrective glasses made by PT Atalla Indonesia on Tuesday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia seeks import tariff relief for steel products to China
Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, sought import duty leniency for Indonesian steel products.
— Antara News

DPRD Passes Jakarta Governor’s Rp2.4 Bln House Restoration Plan
The Jakarta Council (DPRD) Commission D and the city’s Land and Spatial Planning department agreed to pass the Rp2.4 billion budget used to restore the governor’s official residence.

Papuans commemorate 1998 massacre amid Indonesia crackdown
Papuans living in exile in Australia are calling on the government in Canberra to speak out against recent violence in the Indonesian province they fled.
— Aljazeera

Indonesia vows investment ease at meeting with US’ Wilbur Ross
Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto vowed that the Indonesian government will facilitate ease of investment in the spirit of intensifying partnership between Indonesia and the United States.
— Antara News

‘Only parents can report cohabitation’: Govt plans to soften several articles in Criminal Code bill
The government has opted to keep the majority of the controversial Criminal Code (KUHP) bill in tact, stating it will only review a small fraction of the articles, including articles on cohabitation and abortion.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi, PM Shinzo Abe Discuss Opportunities Amidst ASEAN Summit
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo amidst the ASEAN Summit on Monday, November 4, in Bangkok, Thailand.

After disagreements, Govt, Japan’s Inpex decide site for Masela block’s LNG plant
The government and Japanese oil company Inpex have determined Yamdena Island in the south-eastern Arafura sea as the location for a liquified natural gas (LNG) plant that will become a part of the multibillion-dollar Masela oil and gas block project.
— The Jakarta Post

Seven years’ imprisonment sought for former Golkar lawmaker in bribery, graft cases
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors have demanded a seven-year prison sentence for former Golkar Party lawmaker Bowo Sidik Pangarso for his alleged role in bribery and graft cases.
— The Jakarta Post

President Jokowi Angered by Thousands of Imported Gardening Hoes
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo strongly urges the government’s procurement of tools and services to focus more on domestic industries after he was made aware of the number of gardening hoes that are still being imported from foreign lands.

Aftermath of BPJS Kesehatan Premium Hike
The National Social Security Board (DJSN) chairman Tubagus Achmad Choesni predicted the aftermath of the premium hike of the national health insurance (JKN) managed by the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan).

Indonesia, UK to develop maritime human resources
The Indonesian government, through the Education and Culture Ministry, has agreed to cooperate with the United Kingdom (UK) in supporting the development of human resources in the maritime sector.
— Antara News

New biodiversity index to provide comprehensive data on Indonesia’s animal, plant species
The Indonesia Biodiversity Index (IBI) was launched on Tuesday to provide a comprehensive database on the diversity of the archipelago’s flora and fauna.
— The Jakarta Post

Banks suffer liquidity problem as infrastructure projects soak up funds
Many banks, especially small and mid-sized ones, are suffering a liquidity problem as a large part of the funds in the banking system are being used to finance infrastructure projects such as toll roads, an Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) official has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia looks to strengthen palm oil industry through ISPO, domestic market
Indonesia is set to strengthen its palm oil industry by encouraging stakeholders to comply with Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification and strengthening the domestic market to anticipate lower demand from the European Union.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi dreams bigger than Dubai: making new capital city ‘the best on earth’
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has revealed that he has dreams for the new capital bigger than those of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), he wants the soon-to-be developed city in East Kalimantan to be “the best on earth”.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi stresses on prudent budgetary management for education
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) minced no words as he emphasized the need to prudently manage the state budget for education reaching Rp508 trillion (US$35 billion) in 2020.
— Antara News

Jokowi Tells Ministers to Curb CAD, Improve Trade
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo instructed Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto and ministers under Airlangga’s coordination to immediately narrow down the current account deficit (CAD) as well as balance out the country’s trade performances.

Experts call for labor, bureaucracy reforms to boost investment growth
Economists and businesspeople have urged the government to prioritize reforms in the bureaucracy and labor regulation in a bid to boost the country’s investment as recent data indicate its current initiatives are not enough to attract local and foreign investors.
— The Jakarta Post

Military chief discloses work plan for primary weaponry defense system
National Defense Forces (TNI) Chief Marshal Hadi Tahjanto unveiled the third strategic work plan for the 2019-2024 period at a hearing with the House of Representatives’ (DPR’s) Commission I in Jakarta on Wednesday.
— Antara News

KPK to Assist in Probe of 56 Alleged Fictitious Villages in Southeast Sulawesi
The national antigraft agency will assist police to investigate 56 fictitious villages in Konawe district, Southeast Sulawesi, allegedly used to siphon funds from the state budget.
— Jakarta Globe

Production packaging must be environment-friendly: WPO president
President of the World Packaging Organization (WPO) Pierre Pienaar said that all the countries in the world are looking for a way out with regard to packaging that is environment-friendly.
— Antara News

World Zakat Forum 2019 agrees on several resolutions
The international conference of the World Zakat Forum (WZF) 2019 held in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung ended on Wednesday, with some 300 participants from 28 countries agreeing to formulate several resolutions based on the theme of the conference.
— Antara News

59 Chinese Investors Relocating Furniture Factories to Java
The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) said 59 Chinese investors engaged in the wood and furniture business will relocate factories to Indonesia.

Soon-to-be built floating mosque in Ancol to become ‘new icon’ of Jakarta
The capital of the world’s largest Muslim-majority country is set to see a floating mosque built off one of its beaches at Ancol Dreamland Park, which is expected to become a “new icon of Jakarta”.
— The Jakarta Post

New capital city must be aligned with smart-metropolis concept: Jokowi
President Joko Widodo spoke of his inclination to see that development of the new capital city in East Kalimantan follows a smart-metropolis concept.
— Antara News

Biologists honor late first lady Ani Yudhoyono with Biodiversity Award
The Indonesian Biology Consortium (KOBI) has awarded late former first lady Kristiani Herawati, better known as Ani Yudhoyono, with the Biodiversity Award to honor her dedication to preserving the nation’s biodiversity.
— The Jakarta Post

VP hints support for empowerment of Judicial Commission
Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has hinted his support for the Judicial Commission’s (KY’s) keenness to get stipulated in Indonesia’s 1945 State Constitution if it is later re-amended, the Judicial Commission chairman, Jaja Ahmad Jayus, said.
— Antara News

Repsol to obtain extension to drill Adaman oil block in Aceh
The government is processing a two-year extension for Spanish oil company Repsol to operate in the gas-rich Andaman III block, which is located off the coast of Aceh province.
— The Jakarta Post

Future of Greater Jakarta’s commuter line: Train stations as homes, working spaces
In recent years, state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has seen an increasing number of passengers on both its inner and intercity lines, particularly in Operational Region (Daop) 1 Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta to operate 31 train cars for Jabodebek LRT: President
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has disclosed that 31 train cars will be operated for LRT (Integrated Railway Track) services in the area of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, and Bekasi (Jabodebek).
— Antara News

Jakarta Gov Speechwriters’ Budget Subject to Possible Mishap
Head of the Jakarta administration’s bureau of regional head and overseas partnership initially filed for two additional members for Governor Anies Baswedan’s speechwriters, which has now been changed to four people.

Jasa Marga to raise Rp 3 trillion from infrastructure fund, securities
State-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga plans to raise up to Rp 3 trillion (US$214 million) through the issuance of two capital market instruments to finance its infrastructure projects in the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi urges SOEs not to take all infrastructure projects
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has asked state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to allow private companies a chance to be involved in carrying out infrastructure projects in regions. “SOEs must not take them all.
— Antara News

Terror Convicts Sent to ‘Deradicalization School’ Under New Reintegration Program
Twelve terror convicts have been transferred from the Nusakambangan prison island in Central Java to a deradicalization center in Bogor, West Java, under a reintegration program, an official said on Tuesday.
— Jakarta Globe

TNI to Join Security Measures in Papua Election
Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Commander Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto revealed potential conflicts during the regional head election in 2020.

Pluit Putri residents protest construction of school in public park
Residents of the Pluit Putri housing complex in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, are decrying a plan to build a private school on a plot of land in the area that has been considered green space, saying that they should have the right to use it as it has been part of the residential area since its establishment decades ago.
— The Jakarta Post

Alcohol waste turns Java’s longest river ‘pitch black’, disrupting water supply in Surakarta
Liquid waste in the form of a traditional Javanese alcoholic drink called ciu has contaminated the Bengawan Solo River in Surakarta, Central Java, killing fish and disrupting the area’s clean water supply for residents.
— The Jakarta Post

Isolated Flores villagers’ pleas for bridge fall on deaf ears
A frustrated villager in East Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), printed a plea on a T-shirt he often wears after several efforts to ask for a 3-kilometer-bridge in his village had yet to deliver results.
— The Jakarta Post

NU youth wing calls for arrest of HTI members in NTT for promoting caliphate
The youth wing of the country’s largest Muslim mass organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) has urged the police in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) to take stern action against active members of the outlawed Muslim group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Eight nations participate in Cyber Security, Fintech Show, Jakarta
Eight countries participated in the Cyber Security IIndonesia (CSI) and Indonesian Fintech Show 2019 being held at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) here on Nov 6-8.
— Antara News

Indonesian mother hides newborn in washing machine out of shame that she had it out of wedlock, baby dies
A woman in the Indonesian city of Palembang has been arrested on suspicion of infanticide, in which the victim is her own newborn baby.
— Coconuts (paywall)


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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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