Indonesia morning news for October 1

Indonesia morning news for October 1

Indonesia morning news

World Bank Approves $150 Million Geothermal Energy Loan
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$150 million loan for Indonesia to scale up investments in geothermal energy by reducing the risks of early-stage exploration.

Russia grants free e-visas for Indonesians visiting St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region
Indonesians who love to travel abroad are no stranger to the ordeal of laborious visa applications, given that our passports are simply not powerful enough to take us very far
— Coconuts

Indonesia’s extramarital sex ban could be disastrous for country’s tourism industry
Tourists in Bali could be forgiven for forgetting that they are visiting the country with the largest Muslim population in the world.

Japan’s NTT to spend $500 million on third data center in Indonesia
Japan’s major telecommunications company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), plans to spend about US$500 million to build its third data center in Indonesia, which is expected to begin operations in 2020.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia gets Rp 232 billion grant from EU to ease trade negotiations
Indonesia’s trade sector has received its Christmas gift early: The European Union has granted Indonesia Rp 232 billion (US$16.37 million) through a program dubbed ARISE+ Indonesia to improve trade conditions and capacity between 2019 and 2023.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian journalist shot in eye while covering Hong Kong protests
An Indonesian journalist suffered an injury to her right eye after riot police fired a projectile at her face while trying to disperse demonstrators at a protest on Hong Kong Island on Sunday.
— Coconuts

Police Name 95 Corporations Suspects in Massive Forest Fires
The National Police have named 11 corporations as suspects in the massive land and forest fires that produced one of the worst transboundary haze this year.

Disoriented wild elephants in Jambi to be returned to ‘original habitat’
Authorities in Jambi have been trying to catch three wild elephants that have reportedly been disturbing residents of Batanghari regency for three months, in an effort to return the animals to their habitat of origin in Tebo regency.
— The Jakarta Post

Police arrest six over alleged plot to use explosives during 212 alumni rally
The National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism unit, the Jakarta Police and Tangerang Police in Banten arrested six people around midnight on Saturday for allegedly planning to use explosive materials during a 212 alumni rally in Central Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta court rules in favor of PLN in lawsuit over dead koi caused by blackout, blames trees
PLN has overgrown foliage to thank after the South Jakarta District Court sided with the state power utility in a lawsuit over loss of fish life.
— Coconuts

Bandung Books Rp700bn Yearly Revenue from Tourism
Bandung administration announced it booked the regional revenue (PAD) at almost Rp700 billion per year from the tourism sector.

Thousands rally across Indonesia in fresh legal-reform protests
Thousands rallied across Indonesia Monday in fresh demonstrations sparked by a raft of divisive legal reforms, including banning pre-marital sex and weakening the anti-graft agency.
— Coconuts

Police Seize Molotov Cocktails, Uncover Riot Plot
Police made a series of raids on Friday night and Saturday morning in Tangerang, Banten, and arrested at least six people who are now accused of plotting to create riots in Jakarta during the weekend.
— Jakarta Globe

Commercial papers come back to life after being dormant for decade
Two state-owned companies plan to issue commercial papers this year as Bank Indonesia (BI) is bringing the short-term debt paper back to life after being dormant for more than a decade.
— The Jakarta Post

Unilever Indonesia Proposes Stock Split, Director Change
Unilever Indonesia, a listed consumer goods giant, plans to split its stocks in order to make them more affordable for individual investors, the company said in a statement on Monday.
— Jakarta Globe

Inner Jakarta Toll Roads Closed as Student Protest Intensifies
Toll road operator PT Jasa Marga has diverted traffic due to the ongoing student protest in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) headquarters.

Govt claims armed group behind deadly Wamena riot, dismisses concerns of ethnic violence
The government has accused a Papuan armed group of being behind the deadly riot in Wamena, Papua, last week that led to the deaths of at least 33 people and resulted in thousands of residents fleeing the city.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to Highlight Economic Potentials at Hannover Messe 2020
Indonesia, the official partner country of Hannover Messe 2020, the world’s leading industrial technology and investment expo, will strive to center the world’s attention on its vast economic potentials.

Obituary: Aristides Katoppo, an inspiration to young journalists, dies at 81
Senior journalist and former chief editor of Sinar Harapan daily Aristides “Tides” Katoppo passed away at 12:05 p.m. on Sunday at Abdi Waluyo Hospital in Menteng, Central Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

The sinking villages: Seawater creeps into houses in Central Java
At first glance, Morosari hamlet in Bedono village in Central Java’s Demak looks like most traditional waterfront villages in Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Democrats See No Urgency in Jokowi’s Plan to Revoke KPK Law
Democrat Party deputy chief Syarief Hasan said there was no urgency for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to issue a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) on the newly-passed revision of the KPK Law.

Human Rights Group Calls for Peaceful Govt-Papua Dialogue
National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) commissioner Chairul Anam said the organization is willing to take any role to bridge a dialogue between the Indonesian government and pro-liberation Papuans.

‘It’s a hoax’: Police to send legal notice to musician Ananda Badudu over statement
The Jakarta Police plan to send a legal notice to musician Ananda Badudu over a statement made after his interrogation that police had used unethical methods while interrogating university students.
— The Jakarta Post

Fiji ex-defense minister holds meeting with Wiranto
Fijian former minister of national security and defense Ratu Inoke Kubuabola paid a visit to Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto here on Monday.
— Antara News

Demonstrators torch police post near Atmajaya campus in Jakarta
Demonstrators set fire to a police post near the Atmajaya University campus in Jakarta on Monday night.
— Antara News

Breaking through gridlock: Bus service launched to take Jakartans to Taman Safari
Puncak, a favorite getaway for Jakartans, often bears the brunt of thousands of vehicles heading toward various tourist attractions around Bogor, West Java, resulting in nightmarish gridlock especially on weekends.
— The Jakarta Post

Police probe ongoing over two Halu Oleo university student deaths
The Indonesian Police’s investigation team is yet in the process of conducting a probe into the deaths of two students of the University of Halu Oleo, Southeast Sulawesi Police Chief Brigadier General Merdisyam stated.
— Antara News

20,500 Jakarta police, military officers to secure student rally
The Jakarta Police have placed on guard 20,500 officers in the face of university students again staging a demonstration before the Parliament Building here on Monday.
— Antara News

Traffic diverted around Senayan legislative complex amid planned protests
With a massive protest planned for Monday, officials have diverted traffic around the legislative complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Government offers security guarantee to all Indonesians in Papua
The provincial government of Papua has made assurance of providing security to all Indonesian residents in Papua, including those in Wamena, Jayawijaya District, following the recent riots.
— Antara News

Talent procurement hampers tech start-ups in implementing AI
Finding the right talents remains a major challenge for the country’s rapidly growing technology start-ups as the number of existing skilled employees is insufficient to enable them to implement the latest digital technology.
— The Jakarta Post

Hawkers versus walkers: Street vendors remain Jakarta residents’ favorite guilty pleasure
For many Jakarta residents, sprawling sidewalks may serve so many purposes.
— The Jakarta Post

Urban kampungs thrive among mighty skyscrapers
Amid the rapid development of high-rise buildings in the capital, where everyone and everything is fast-paced and frenzied, there exist pockets of places still void of the smell of concrete, offering a stark contrast from the noise on the busy main roads.
— 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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