Indonesia morning news for October 9

Indonesia morning news for October 9

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia On Track for $133b Digital Economy by 2025: Google
Tech giant Google and Singaporean wealth fund Temasek have updated their projection for Indonesia’s internet economy to reach $133 billion in total value by 2025, 33 percent higher than previously estimated.
— Jakarta Globe

Central Java: This is climate change (video)
While climate science denialists may wish to continue to repudiate the realities of the current climate crisis, one needs go no further than Bedono, Central Java.
— AEC News Today

Wild elephant named Dita found dead inside wildlife reserve
A female elephant was found dead at the Balai Raja wildlife conservation area in Pinggir district, Bengkalis regency, Riau on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Dominates ASEAN Ride-Hailing Sector
A report entitled “Swipe up and to the right: Southeast Asia’s $100billion internet economy”, compiled by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company, cites Indonesia as the ‘king’ in the ride-hailing sector, or application-based transportation services, with the industry reaching US$6billion in 2019.
— Indonesia expat

5 Cities Receive Rp326bn Grant for BRT Project
Five Indonesian cities have received grants for Sustainable Urban Transport Program Indonesia (Sutri Nama) project and components of the Indonesian Bus Rapid Transit or BRT Corridor Development Project (Indobus) from the governments of Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Germany.
— Tempo.co

Balai Raja conservation area’s Sumatran elephant population dwindles
The population of Sumatran elephants at the Balai Raja Wildlife Conservation area dropped further to only seven after a female elephant Dita died on Monday (Oct 7).
— Antara News

Five years’ imprisonment sought for former PLN chief in bribery case
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors have demanded a five-year prison sentence for Sofyan Basir, former president director of state-owned electricity firm PLN, for his alleged role in a corruption case pertaining to the construction of a power plant in Riau.
— The Jakarta Post

Singapore, Indonesia renew US$10b currency pact for another year
Singapore and Indonesia will renew a US$10 billion (S$13.8 billion) currency pact, which will help support monetary and financial stability in the region.
— The Straits Times

Indef: Forex Reserves Down because of Trade War
Indonesia’s forex reserves at the end of September 2019 dropped by US$2.1 billion from August’s US$126.4 billion.
— Tempo.co

Police foil bomb attack plan linked to 212 Islamist rally
The National Police have foiled an attempt to explode bombs in business districts across Jakarta, which was allegedly planned and organized by a university lecturer and a retired Navy officer.
— The Jakarta Post

Government encourages completion of maritime delimitation negotiations
The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs has supported the completion of maritime boundary negotiations between Indonesia and 10 neighboring nations.
— Antara News

Singapore and Indonesia sign electronic data exchange agreement | Video
Singapore and Indonesia have signed an agreement on electronic data exchange that will facilitate and secure trade.
— CNA

Constitution Amendment Deemed by Experts as Political Maneuver
Constitutional law expert Bivitri Susanti argued that the plan to amend the 1945 Constitution (UUD 1945) is not backed by a solid reason and slammed it as a mere political elite maneuver, and not based on public demand.
— Tempo.co

Bekasi Forms Task Force to Monitor Plastic Ban Policy
Bekasi administration has established a Zero Plastic task force to monitor the use of plastic among state civil apparatus in a bid to realize a city without plastic by 2020.
— Tempo.co

Drought paralyzes life in 11 villages in Blitar, East Java
The Blitar district administration has provided clean water to the residents of 11 villages reeling from the impact of the prolonged drought during the current dry season.
— Antara News

Gov’t Orders Inalum to Acquire Stake in Vale Indonesia
The government has decided to task state mining holding company Indonesia Asahan Aluminium, or Inalum, with buying a 20 percent stake in Vale Indonesia, paving the way for government ownership of a substantial piece of the largest nickel producer in the country.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia, Germany to Cooperate on Electric Vehicle Production
Bilateral relations between Indonesia and Germany will continue to strengthen and will include future cooperation between the two countries’ automotive industries on electric vehicle production, a top official said last week.
— Jakarta Globe

Affordable urban public transportation key to vibrant job markets: ADB
In order to be able to function as vibrant job markets, Indonesia’s growing cities need affordable and efficient public transportation systems that combine rail, buses, ride sharing and more informal services.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Nongkrong’ must-have: LINE launches feature to scan and split restaurant bill in Indonesia
Instant messaging app LINE is making splitting the restaurant/cafe bill during your next nongkrong (hangout) sesh with friends a little less awkward by launching the aptly named SPLITBILL feature in Indonesia.
— Coconuts

Minister Yohana Calls for Anti-Sexual Violence Bill Amendment
Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Susana Yembise publicly urged the House of Representatives (DPR) to pass the bill against sexual violence (RUU PKS) that has yet been amended.
— Tempo.co

State Banks Shares Collapse over Rumors of Bank Muamalat Rescue
The share prices of three state-owned banks, Bank Mandiri, BNI and BRI took a free fall on Monday’s trade, October 7.
— Tempo.co

Bung Hatta Anti-corruption Award Backs Jokowi to Issue Perpu KPK
The non-governmental organization or NGO Bung Hatta Anti-corruption has expressed its support for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to issue a government regulation in lieu of law (Perpu) on the Corruption Eradication Commission or KPK (Perpu KPK).
— Tempo.co

KPK names North Lampung regent bribery suspect following raids
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named North Lampung Regent Agung Ilmu Mangkunegara a suspect in a bribery case related to projects at two agencies in the regency, following a series of arrests on Sunday and Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

BRI teams up with Traveloka to offer Brizzi e-money card top-up service
State-owned lender Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) has teamed up with travel and lifestyle services startup Traveloka to integrate the bank’s Brizzi electronic money card with the unicorn’s application in an effort to increase both Brizzi and Traveloka’s transaction volumes.
— The Jakarta Post

E-wallets close in on debit cards in cashless transaction volumes
E-wallets are gaining further traction in Indonesia, although debit cards continue to dominate the country’s cashless transactions.
— The Jakarta Post

Bappenas holds Annual Conference on SDGs in Jakarta
The National Development Planning Ministry/The National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), as coordinator for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) program, held an annual conference 2019 on SDGs here, Tuesday.
— Antara News

BNPT, NCTV co-organize workshop on managing FTF and returnees
Indonesia’s National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) and its Dutch counterpart, Nationaal Coödinator Terrorismebestridjing en Veiligheid (NCTV), jointly held a workshop on managing foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) and returnees from Syria, including women and children, here, Monday.
— Antara News

Economics professor elected as first female Unpad rector
Bandung’s state-run Padjajaran University (Unpad) finally has its new and first female rector as the university’s board of trustees (MWA) appointed Rina Indiastuti to serve for the 2019-2024 period.
— The Jakarta Post

OVO becomes Indonesia’s fifth unicorn startup, Rudiantara says
Digital payment service OVO has become an Indonesian startup unicorn, as the company is now valued at more than US$1 billion, according to Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara.
— The Jakarta Post

Police Name 13 Suspects in Ties to Widespread Riots in Wamena
The Papuan Police has named 13 individuals as suspects that are suspected to be involved in the deadly riots in the city of Wamena, Papua.
— Tempo.co

Ministry, military join hands to rebuild Wamena’s damaged facilities
The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry is cooperating with the Indonesian Military (TNI) to reconstruct several public facilities that had incurred damage during riots in Wamena, Papua.
— Antara News

Indonesian man rapes and impregnates daughter, tries to get her a boyfriend to take responsibility of child
Police in the city of Banjarbaru in South Kalimantan recently arrested two men suspected of sexually abusing a minor, who is the daughter of one of the suspects.
— Coconuts

Students compete to create energy saving cars in Malang
Eighty teams of students from 45 universities throughout the country gathered in Malang, East Java for the 2019 Energy Saving Car Contest (KMHE) to help develop the future energy.
— The Jakarta Post

Three Banyuwangi cyclists bike against all odds to Aceh to celebrate New Year
Physical disability is not an obstacle for three cyclists from Banyuwangi, East Java, who are on their way to the Zero Kilometer Monument, the country’s westernmost point in Sabang, Aceh.
— The Jakarta Post

Bukalapak, Google join heads to improve ‘warung’ online presence
Online marketplace Bukalapak has partnered with Google’s Google Bisnisku (Google My Business) to register 95,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) online, making them visible on Google Maps and Google Search.
— The Jakarta Post

Gojek, Grab go head-to-head in cloud kitchen services as rivalry grows
The rivalry between two of Asia’s biggest super-apps has been taken up a notch with Grab and Gojek competing for turf in Indonesia’s food delivery market by developing cloud kitchen services.
— The Jakarta Post

Treasure hunting on burned peatland puts South Sumatra authorities on guard
Authorities in South Sumatra are on the alert as they tighten security to put a stop to any attempts of treasure hunting in areas where centuries-old ancient valuables were recently unearthed following months of wildfires in parts of the province.
— The Jakarta Post

Pepsi out, Coca-Cola jacks up production in Indonesia as carbonated drink sales decline
As the food and beverage industry faces a persistent decline in carbonated drink sales in Indonesia that is sending Pepsi out of the market, competitor Coca-Cola is expanding its operations in the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Boba with a twist: Jakartans introduced with savory boba mix
Bubble tea, popularly known as boba, is taking the nation by storm to the point where boba sellers and festivals dedicated to the much-loved tapioca balls can be found at nearly every corner of the city.
— 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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