Indonesia morning news for September 10

Indonesia morning news for September 10

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia’s economy at risk as global recession looms: World Bank
Indonesia’s economy, which has been growing steadily at around 5.3 percent per year on average since the start of the millennium, could be dragged down as it faces downside risks associated with the increasingly clouded outlook for the global environment, the World Bank has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Unidentified individuals toss sacks of snakes into Papuan student dormitory: Students
A group of unidentified individuals tossed two sacks of snakes into the front yard of a Papuan student dormitory on Jl. Kalasan in Surabaya, East Java in the early hours of Monday, according to the Papuan Students Alliance (AMP).
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi needs to step in, rescue KPK: Activists
Amid intensive efforts in the House of Representatives (DPR) to push through a legal revision that critics say would weaken the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the fate of the antigraft body lies in the hands of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
— The Jakarta Post

Despite Indonesia’s denial, Asean data warns of persistent hotspots in Sumatra, Kalimantan
The Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) has warned that haze will continue to affect western parts of Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, as hotspots are expected to persist in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia.
— Malay Mail

Schools forced to close as haze worsens Jambi’s air quality
A deterioration in the air quality in Jambi city, with concentration of harmful PM2.5 particles indicating hazardous level, left the local authorities with no choice but to temporarily shut down schools.
— Antara News

Bekasi-Soekarno Hatta airport train stops operations
Airport train operator PT Railink has halted the operations of the Bekasi-Soekarno Hatta airport route starting Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

Children warned about online sexual exploitation
Agustin Aryani, a student of SMK 28 vocational school in Jakarta, seemed to be paying very close attention to what a panel of speakers said during an event called “Internet Safety for Children”.
— The Jakarta Post

Japan needs more trained Indonesian workers
Japan needs more Indonesian trained workers for its automotive and food industries, Governor of Aichi Prefecture, Hideaki Ohmura, stated.
— Antara News

Starting Monday, police to ticket violators of odd-even license plate policy
The Jakarta administration officially enforced the expansion of the odd-even license plate traffic policy on Monday following a trial run conducted since Aug. 12.
— The Jakarta Post

ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific, message to major powers
The ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific was successfully endorsed and adopted by the leaders of the Southeast Asian countries at the 34th ASEAN Summit in June.
— Antara News

Falling production leaves bitter aftertaste in Indonesia’s cocoa industry
Bars of flavorful chocolate displayed on shelves at supermarkets across the country cannot sugar-coat the bitter fact that Indonesia’s cocoa industry is in dire straits.
— The Jakarta Post

Money laundering, data breaches emerge as dark side of fintech
As financial technology (fintech) from e-wallet services to peer-to-peer (P2P) lending gain traction in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, security threats such as money laundering and data breaches lurk around the corner.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia may play mediatory role in Japan-South Korea tensions
Indonesia may play a mediatory role in the Japan-South Korea trade rift by urging them to begin contemplating a diplomatic settlement rather than continuing with retaliatory measures, Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita stated here, Monday.
— Antara News

BPJS Kesehatan Teams Up with KPK on Fraud Mitigation
The Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) director, Fachmi Idris, explained that the agency had three responsibilities in regards to the policy mix carried out by the Ministry of Health for the sustainability of the national health insurance (JKN).

Police foil smuggling attempt of larvae of lobsters
The Bali provincial police thwarted an attempt to smuggle some 60,000 larvae of pearl and sand lobsters to Vietnam, and apprehended two suspects early Monday.
— Antara News

Law Minister meets Jokowi for discussion on KPK law revision draft
Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly held a meeting with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the National Palace, Jakarta, Monday, to deliberate on the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK’s) law revision draft.
— Antara News

Indonesia pushes for Interpol red alert against Koman
The Indonesian National Police will contact Interpol to issue a red notice to a human rights lawyer-cum-West Papua advocate Veronica Koman who was named as a suspect for hate speech and fake news.
— Antara News

Minister hopeful of forex revenue from tourism to reach target
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya is optimistic that foreign exchange earnings from the tourism sector this year will meet the government-set target of US$20 billion.
— Antara News

China to organize investment forum in Kupang
The Chinese government will hold an investment forum for East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), and Bali in Kupang, NTT Province, on November 29, 2019.
— Antara News

Four Bulgarians arrested for ATM skimming in Bali
The Bali Police has arrested four Bulgarian nationals, for ATM skimming at several tourist spots on the island such as Ubud, Gianyar, and Sanur, Denpasar.
— Antara News

Indonesia eyes October to conclude CEPA negotiations with South Korea
Indonesia is targeting substantial conclusion to negotiations on the draft of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with South Korea in October 2019, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita stated.
— Antara News

No transboundary haze from Indonesia to neighbours, says minister
There has been no recurrence of transboundary haze from Indonesia to neighbouring countries, its Environmental Affairs and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on Sunday (Sep 8), as Malaysia continued to grapple with smog and a hot spell.

Hopes high Red and White Catalyst will boost biofuel production
Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has urged researchers to complete a study on a new chemical catalyst expected to become a key ingredient in ramping up domestic biofuel production.
— The Jakarta Post

Habibie admitted to hospital, under intensive care
Indonesia’s third president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie is under the intensive care of the Presidential Doctor Team at the Army Hospital (RSPAD) Gatot Soebroto.
— The Jakarta Post

Low safety standards, corruption haunt Indonesia’s logistics services
Several road accidents involving large trucks taking place across the country in the past few months have raised questions over safety standards in the logistics services, the backbone of the nation’s economy.
— The Jakarta Post

KPAI faces online backlash after PB Djarum halts audition
Hateful comments have flooded the official social media accounts of the Child Protection Commission (KPAI) following the announcement by PB Djarum, Indonesia’s leading badminton club, that it would not run its general badminton audition next year.
— The Jakarta Post

BATAN conducts exported fruits’ irradiation for shelf life extension
Agriculture Ministry’s Quarantine Office (Barantan) employs irradiation technology devised by the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) to increase the shelf life of exported fruits, including mango and dragon fruit, from a fortnight to 3-18 months.
— Antara News

Promise for smart, green capital city is possible: GGGI
“We can assure that we will build a smart and forest city. We will not damage the heart of Borneo.”
— The Jakarta Post

All tribes in Manokwari to issue peace declaration
Representatives of all tribes in Manokwari District, West Papua Province will issue a peace declaration, Wednesday to help restore security following a violent rally protesting alleged racist slurs against Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java.
— Antara News

Nearly 700 native Papuan students return home
Some 700 native Papuan students studying at various universities outside Papua Province have returned home in the aftermath of the Surabaya incident although they have received safety and security guarantees from all regional police chiefs.
— Antara News

Livi Zheng Reports 3 Media for Defamation to Press Council
Film director Livi Zheng, accompanied by her lawyer Hulman Jufri Oktario Simatupang, has reported three national media to the Press Council for alleged defamation on Monday, September 9.

Bangka Belitung eyes farm, fishery commodity exports to East Europe
The Provincial Government of Bangka Belitung Island is presently targeting to export its farm and fishery commodities comprising white pepper, eaglewood, and whiteleg shrimp to nations in East Europe.
— Antara News

Indonesian child protection groups catch flak after cigarette brand-sponsored badminton club drops children’s tryouts
Should a tobacco company sponsor youth involvement in one of Indonesia’s most beloved sports? A couple of child protection groups were understandably against the idea, but now they’re facing a barrage of criticism in the country for causing a racket that led to the dissolution of a famous children’s badminton talent search program.
— Coconuts

Jakarta-Cikampek elevated toll-road to open this Christmas
Toll-road construction company PT Jasamarga Jalanlayang Cikampek (JJC) executive director Djoko Dwijono is targeting for the Jakarta-Cikampek II elevated toll road to start operating at the end of the year to accommodate the traffic flow during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
— The Jakarta Post

Government to enhance border parallel road construction in Kalimantan
The Ministry of Public Works and People Housing (PUPR) has been progressively working on and enhancing the construction of a parallel road bordering Kalimantan Island that spans nearly 1,920 kilometers.
— Antara News

Alleged rapist of own daughter shot dead by police in Jambi
Police in Jambi have shot dead a man alleged to have raped his teenage daughter for six years.
— The Jakarta Post

Esemka faces long, bumpy road ahead
Locally made car brand Esemka may be Indonesia’s pride but substantial challenges lie ahead for the development of a local automotive manufacturing industry against the backdrop of low demand and weak connectivity domestically and with the international supply chain.
— The Jakarta Post

Biak residents issue peace declaration, rejecting separatism
Various members of the public constituting the masses and religious figures in Biak Numfor District, Papua Province, have declared a Biak Agreement, reiterating peace and rejecting separatism and radicalism.
— Antara News

Police name another suspect in Papua riots
The National Police (Polri) has arrested a man suspected of being an intellectual actor behind the series of riots in the easternmost Indonesian province of Papua.
— Antara News

No garage, no problem: City mulls over review of carport regulation
The increasing number of motorized vehicles in Jakarta combined with a limited and expensive living space have resulted in carport issue across the city.
— The Jakarta Post

Badge introduced to help pregnant passengers get seats on KCI trains
Amid the bustle of people getting off and boarding a commuter train at Central Jakarta’s Tanah Abang Station on Saturday, a security staff member on the train serving the Tanah Abang-Parung Panjang route, Mustamin, was eyeing passengers entering the car he was in charge of.
— The Jakarta Post

Cisumdawu toll road to link Bandung with Kertajati airport in 2020
The Public Works and Housing Ministry expects to complete the construction of the Cisumdawu toll road in West Java by the end of next year.
— 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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