Indonesia morning news for October 30

Indonesia morning news for October 30

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia vows to return unwanted waste back to US. It ends up in other Asian countries
When hazardous waste was imported from several countries to Indonesia between May and August this year, Indonesian authorities pledged to send it all back to show that the government was committed to removing all unwanted materials from the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian economy remains overshadowed by strong global headwinds: BI
Strong global headwinds continue to cast a shadow over Indonesia’s economy, Executive Director of the Bank Indonesia (BI) Communication Department Onny Widjanarko stated.
— Antara News

Officers equipped with guns during deadly student protest in Kendari face disciplinary actions
The Southeast Sulawesi Police have taken disciplinary actions against six officers who carried firearms when they were sent to a rally on Sept. 26 in the provincial capital of Kendari, where two students died while participating in the protest.
— The Jakarta Post

Lion Air JT 610: Boeing Admits Mistakes in 737 Max Development
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg admitted that the aircraft manufacturer made mistakes in the development of the 737 MAX aircraft.

Indonesia to Buy Two Squadrons of Latest F-16 Fighters
Indonesian Air Force Chief Air Marshal Yuyu Sutisna has announced a plan to acquire two squadrons of the latest American-made F-16 jet fighters starting next year.
— Jakarta Globe

‘New era’ for halal in Indonesia: Understanding the country’s new certification system
Indonesia is enforcing its new halal certification, with food and beverage the first area of focus as the Halal Product Assurance Agency (BPJPH) takes over from the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI).
— Food Navigator- Asia

Surabaya Businessman Arrested in Jakarta for Tax Evasion
A Surabaya businessman has been arrested for “illegal nonpayment of tax” while traveling in Jakarta, a tax official said on Tuesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Aircraft Maintenance Company FL Technics to Invest $20m in Indonesian Unit
Lithuanian aircraft maintenance company FL Technics announced on Tuesday a plan to invest $20 million in its Indonesian unit.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia to censor social media during emergency
The Communications and Information Ministry will restrict social media access during emergency situations, new minister Johnny G. Plate said on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia falls behind SE Asia in gas consumption due to poor infrastructure
Indonesia falls behind most major Southeast Asian economies in adopting gas as the cleaner fossil fuel, thereby undermining the government’s energy ambition for 2025.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt to Open 5G Network Gradually, Says Minister
Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) was set to gradually open the fifth-generation cellular network technology or 5G network.

OJK Reports 1,773 Illegal Foreign-based Fintech Servers to Police
The Financial Services Authority (OJK) reported 1,773 illegal fintech companies offering peer-to-peer lending services to the Police’s Crimes Division or Bareskrim.

Housing construction for quake victims to shortly be completed: Jokowi
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) affirmed that the construction of permanent housing for victims of the earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, should be completed at the earliest, as the locals have long awaited it.
— Antara News

Disaster agency warns of floods, landslides as parts of Indonesia enter monsoon season
As it looks like we’re just getting out of the blistering heat of the past couple of weeks, Indonesians may have to brace themselves for more extreme weather and disasters that may result from them, the disaster agency has warned.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Jakarta Council Mulls Scrapping Rp73bn Budget for Bike Lanes
Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) Commission B overseeing economic affairs decided to postpone the proposed budget of Rp73 billion for the construction of bicycle lanes set by the city Transportation Agency.

Industrial service to enhance domestic industry’s competitiveness
Indonesia’s industrial service sector has the potential to boost competitiveness of the domestic industry, Head of Industry Research and Development of the Industry Ministry Ngakan Timur Antara stated.
— Antara News

Indonesia achieves marine protected area expansion target in 2018
Indonesia has attained the target to expand marine protected areas to 22.68 million hectares in 2018, Head of Research and Human Resource Development of the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry Sjarief Widjaja stated.
— Antara News

Finance Minister to evaluate ORI016’s low demand rate
The Ministry of Finance is likely to evaluate the low rate issue of Indonesian Retail Government Bond series ORI016 compared with ORI015, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati stated here, Tuesday.
— Antara News

700,000-year-old whale fossil unearthed in Central Java
A group of people in Kapuan village, Blora regency, Central Java, was digging a hole for a septic tank in August when they unearthed the bones of a huge animal about 150 centimeters under the ground.
— The Jakarta Post

UGM Lecturer Dissects Why Jokowi Chose Nadiem Makarim
Gadjah Mada University (UGM) lecturer Muhammad Nur Rizal delivers his analysis on the President’s naming of Nadiem Makarim as the Education and Cultural Affairs Minister.

Australian envoy, Indonesian minister discuss various issues
Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan AO met with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD at the latter’s office in Jakarta on Tuesday to discuss a host of issues.
— Antara News

6.6M Earthquake Jolts Mindanao, Tremor Reaches Indonesia
The tremor from a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter scale that jolted Mindanao, the Philippines, Tuesday morning, October 29, reached Indonesian regions.

North Sumatra to host general assembly on tourism in Asia-Pacific cities in 2021
North Sumatra will host the 10th general assembly of the Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia-Pacific Cities (TPO) in November 2021.
— The Jakarta Post

Mahfud MD: Radicalism Not Determined by Person’s Wardrobe
Newly appointed Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD, announced that he does not determine whether a person is radical or not by their physical feature or wardrobe preference.

5 Died at Rally; Students Demand Govt Responsibility
Students joining the street protest on Monday, October 28, demanded the government take responsibility for the death of five people during the rally at the DPR, Jakarta, last September.

Indonesia prepares new agency to bolster research and innovation
The government has gone full throttle in establishing a new research agency that will focus on integrating research and innovation efforts conducted across the archipelago in a bid to advance scientific research beneficial to the country’s development.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi Mulls New Province in Papua
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday that he would consider a proposal for the establishment of a new province in the mountainous central part of Papua, albeit in a disapproving tone.
— Jakarta Globe

Deputy Surya Tjandra Promises to Solve Agrarian Conflicts
Deputy Minister of Agraria and Spatial Planning, Surya Tjandra, stated that he has prepared a number of strategies upon conducting his ministry’s task.

Angkasa Pura I teams up with ACI in airport safety evaluation
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) has collaborated with the Airport Council International (ACI) to run a safety evaluation at Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, Central Java from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.
— The Jakarta Post

Erick Thohir to Sandiaga Uno: I Cannot Return to Business Now
State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Erick Thohir had reportedly acknowledged that he would be appointed as a minister by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo since the end of September.

President vows to disburse aid for Ambon building reconstruction
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has promised to disburse financial assistance for the reconstruction of buildings and infrastructure in Ambon six months after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake devastated the region on September 26.
— Antara News

Prabowo no longer barred from the US: Gerindra executive
Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto, who currently serves as the country’s defense minister, is no longer barred from entering the United States, which in the past had denied entry to the former military general, a Gerindra executive has said.
— The Jakarta Post

2-1 traffic system fails to ease congestion in Puncak tourist area during trial
The implementation of a 2-1 traffic scheme on Jl. Raya Puncak in Bogor regency, West Java, showed mixed results during a trial on Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

Lokataru: Papua Needs Dialogue, Not Economic Approach
Director executive of Lokataru Foundation Mufti Makarim opined that the government was still focusing on implementing the economic and infrastructure-based approach in Papua.

Cow Dung Thrown at Police in Kendari Students’ Protest
The Southeast Sulawesi Police confirmed that cow dung had been thrown at their personnel taking guard in the students protest in Kendari on Monday, Oct. 28.

Mayapada Hospital Jakarta Caught Fire; Patients Evacuated
Mayapada Hospital in Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta was hit by fires on Monday evening, October 28.

Anwar points to greater global acclaim garnered by Indonesian films
A yearly increase in the number of Indonesian films entering into prestigious film festivals worldwide demonstrated their rising international recognition, Indonesian film director Joko Anwar remarked.
— Antara News

Indonesian father arrested after convincing teenage daughter to have sex to ‘ward off black magic’
Police in Tangerang yesterday announced the recent arrest of a man suspected of raping his own teenage daughter repeatedly over the past year.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Pinogu, its soil and its famous coffee
Located at the heart of Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park in Gorontalo, northern Sulawesi, Pinogu is a quiet village with a wide variety of agriculture products, including Gorontalo’s famous Pinogu coffee.
— The Jakarta Post


Feature photo Tribute to the lion air flight JT610 crash

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on the crash of Lion Air flight JT610, October 29, 2018.


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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