Indonesia morning news for October 24

Indonesia morning news for October 24

Indonesia morning news

Boeing flight control system key factor in Lion Air crash: investigators
Mechanical and design problems with a Boeing flight control system were key factors in the crash of a Lion Air plane last year, Indonesian investigators told victims’ families in a briefing Wednesday on their findings.
— Coconuts

Jokowi defines seven orders for new cabinet ministers to follow
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has made an official announcement of the new cabinet line-up for the second-term of his administration and made seven instructions amply clear for the ministers to follow.
— Antara News

Papuan treason suspects accuse police of breaching procedure, file pretrial motion
Lawyers representing six Papuan activists who were named treason suspects filed a pretrial motion on Tuesday against the Jakarta Police at the South Jakarta District Court.
— The Jakarta Post

Regulation on R&D tax deductions in development
The Finance Ministry is in the process of writing up regulations for the implementation of tax deductions for research and development (R&D) and labor-intensive industries.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian General Accused of Kidnapping Is Named Defense Minister
Prabowo Subianto, a former general who was discharged from the military for breaking the law, violating human rights and disobeying orders, will oversee Indonesia’s defense policy.
— The New York Times

Idham Azis Replaces Tito Karnavian as Indonesian Police Chief
House of Representatives (DPR) deputy speaker Sufmi Dasco Ahmad announced that the institution has received the President’s letter that officially appoints Commissioner-General Idham Azis as the new Indonesian National Police Chief.

JAD cells work independently yet connected through social media
Recent crackdowns on the Islamic State-linked homegrown militant group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) reveal how IS sympathizers in Indonesia work independently, in different cells, but connected through social media.
— The Jakarta Post

KPK faces uncertain future as new law takes effect
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is bracing for the possibility of major hurdles to its graft-busting operations following the enactment of the revised KPK Law and the reappointment of Yasonna Laoly as the law and human rights minister.
— The Jakarta Post

Edhy Prabowo to Resume Susi Pudjiastuti’s Boat-sinking Policy
The newly-appointed Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister for the period of 2019-2024, Edhy Prabowo, vowed that he would resume the working programs of his predecessor Susi Pudjiastuti, including the policy of sinking foreign fishing boats caught for poaching in the country’s waters.

Minister Nadiem Makarim: This is for Indonesia’s Future
Nadiem Makarim claimed that leaving his startup Gojek to serve as President Jokowi’s minister was a difficult decision to make.

5 Female Ministers in Jokowi’s New Cabinet
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo introduced ministers of his new cabinet dubbed ‘Kabinet Indonesia Maju’ at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Wednesday morning, October 23.

Jakarta facing week of high temperatures, BMKG warns
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has issued warnings that areas south of the equator, predominantly across Java and Nusa Tenggara islands, which include Jakarta and its surroundings, would be exposed to hot temperatures until Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt asked to involve small contractors in building new capital city
The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has asked the government to involve small and medium-scale contractors and local construction workers in the development of the new capital city in the regencies of North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan.
— The Jakarta Post

Hungary seeks stronger ties with Indonesia
howcase: Hungarian Ambassador to Indonesia Judit Pach (center) talks with guests before the screening of documentary film I was 12 in ’56 during a commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution in South Jakarta on Tuesday.
— The Jakarta Post

El Rose Brothers, Norwegian company team up for RAS-based fish farming
PT El Rose Brothers and Norwegian company Sterner AS have joined hands to develop an onshore fish farming aquaculture business in Yogyakarta using the recirculating aquaculture system (RAS).
— The Jakarta Post

Education Minister Makarim seeks support from fellow millennials
Former Gojek chief Nadiem Anwar Makarim has been appointed Minister of Education and Culture, a position previously occupied by Muhadjir Effendy, now Coordinating Minister of Human Development Culture.
— Antara News

Fintech companies need strict law to protect consumers, ensure fair business
Indonesia’s growing financial technology (fintech) companies have called on the government and legislators to issue a new law to ensure fair business for and better protection of both the industry and consumers.
— The Jakarta Post

Garuda awaits regulation to start cargo drone operation amid safety concerns
The plan to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), widely known as drones, for cargo delivery in Indonesia’s airspace has raised safety concerns as their operation can disrupt air traffic near airports.
— The Jakarta Post

Minister to shortly form National Research and Innovation Body
Research and Technology Minister and Head of the National Research and Innovation Board Bambang Brodjonegoro will shortly establish the National Research and Innovation Board in tune with the mandate of the research system law.
— Antara News

Witness confirms 50 desecrated mosque in Medan, North Sumatra
Some 50 people deployed an excavator to bulldoze through the Amal Silaturrahim Mosque at Timah Putih, Sukaramai Village, Medan Area Sub-district, Medan City, North Sumatra, on Tuesday at around 11:30 p.m. local time.
— Antara News

Former minister Imam Nahrawi files pretrial motion against KPK
Former youth and sports minister Imam Nahrawi, who is currently a suspect in a bribery case involving the National Sports Committee (KONI), has filed a pretrial motion against the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) charges against him.
— The Jakarta Post

Johnny Plate to continue developing telecommunication sector
Newly inaugurated Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Plate will continue development programs in the telecommunications sector.
— Antara News

Wiranto Leaves Hospital to Welcome Successor Mahfud MD
Retired Army general Wiranto needed a permit from his doctor to attend a handover ceremony after Mahfud MD officially replaced him as coordinating political, legal and security affairs minister on Wednesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Mayor of Surabaya claims to refuse ministerial offer
Mayor of Surabaya Tri Rismaharini (Risma) has claimed that she refused a ministerial offer from President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to join his cabinet as she wanted to complete her job in her current position.
— Antara News

Greenpeace Activists Taken by Police after Staging Protest
Three environmental activists for Greenpeace Indonesia, who installed giant banners at Pancoran’s Dirgantara Monument in South Jakarta, was told to get down from the 27-meter-high statue by firefighters at the scene.

Medan Area police investigate mosque attack
The Medan Area Police confirmed it was still investigating an attack on the Amal Silaturrahim Mosque on Timah Putih Road in Sukaramai Village, Medan Area Sub-district, Medan City, North Sumatra Province, on Tuesday evening.
— Antara News

Be patient: Jakarta sidewalk revamp testing time for pedestrians
Without neglecting the fact that the extensive renovation of sidewalks in Jakarta is aimed at providing more and safer space for pedestrians, questions have been raised as to where people should walk while the construction is underway.
— The Jakarta Post

RedDoorz Wants to Be a Unicorn Company by 2020
RedDoorz, one of the largest hotel booking and management platforms in Southeast Asia, has set a target to become a unicorn company – any tech-based startup with a minimum valuation of $1 billion – by the end of 2020.
— Jakarta Globe

Flooding swamps some 500 homes in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra
Eight villages in Siabu Sub-district, Mandailing Natal District, North Sumatra Province, are under deluge, with at least 500 homes swamped on Tuesday (Oct 22).
— Antara News

Student allegedly stabbed teacher 14 times after being scolded for smoking, charged with premeditative murder
A vocational school (SMK) student in the city of Manado, North Sulawesi, identified as 16-year-old FL, has been charged with the murder of his own teacher — an incident that occurred on school grounds.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Rewriting history: How Si Pitung ‘should’ be presented to youngsters
The legendary Betawi figure of Si Pitung should have his stories rewritten so that the narrative would go beyond Robin Hood-style heroism to reveal more about cultural identity and values.
— The Jakarta Post


Feature photo Febrian A. Ruddyard

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on United Nations Day, October 24.


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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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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