Indonesia morning news for September 23

Indonesia morning news for September 23

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia sending back 547 containers of waste from West
Indonesia is sending 547 containers of waste back to wealthy nations after discovering they were contaminated with used plastic and hazardous materials, amid a growing backlash in Southeast Asia against being a dumping ground for the developed world’s trash.
— The Morning Call

Endangered Tapanuli orangutan found malnourished, injured out of habitat near Batang Toru
A Tapanuli orangutan was found wounded and malnourished on a plantation near the Batang Toru ecosystem in South Tapanuli, North Sumatra, on Thursday, marking what local authorities claim is the first indication of conflict between humans and the newly discovered species in the area.
— The Jakarta Post

‘We don’t have a spare planet’, students demand action as Indonesia joins global climate strike
Hundreds of activists and students took to the streets of Jakarta on Friday afternoon as part of a historic global climate strike that kicked off on Friday protesting inaction on the climate crisis and demanding that governments take clear measures to mitigate environmental impacts.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to Fault 737 MAX Design, U.S. Oversight in Lion Air Crash Report
First formal government finding on crash also likely to detail pilot and maintenance missteps; NTSB preparing separate safety recommendations.
— The Wall Street Journal

Indonesia forest haze reaches PH
The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Menre-BARMM) on Friday issued a transboundary haze alert for areas within the jurisdiction of the autonomous region.
— The Manila Times

Accept neighbours’ help to fight haze now, Jakarta Post urges Indonesia
In its second piece criticising Indonesia’s handling of the open fires leading to transboundary haze in the region, The Jakarta Post pressed its country’s government to accept offers of aid extended by neighbouring nations.
— Malay Mail

Resistance grows against asylum seekers at shelter, sidewalks
Amid the uncertainty encasing their lives in transit city Jakarta, asylum seekers are facing rejections from various parties at a temporary shelter in Kalideres, West Jakarta and the sidewalks of Jl. Kebon Sirih in Central Jakarta, where hundreds have limited resources.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta tourism agency to set up one-stop information center to attract visitors
Tourists planning to spend their vacation in Jakarta can now book their accommodations and access the capital city’s calendar of events through the recently updated Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency official website: http://jakarta-tourism.go.id.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Delays ‘Disastrous’ Legislation That Would Ban Extramarital Sex Amid Harsh Criticism
Legislation that would jail non-married couples in Indonesia who are cohabiting or people having sex outside of marriage has been pushed back by the country’s president following complaints that the restrictions would be “disastrous” for women and other residents.
— People

Are Indonesia’s businesses prepared for a downturn?
Despite a long run of strong economic growth in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, the next global recession could have serious effects here.
— The Jakarta Post

Councilors required to use letters of appointment to get bank credit
Having just been inaugurated as councilors for the 2019 to 2024 period a few weeks ago, many members of legislative bodies across Java are reportedly applying for credit from lenders despite receiving high gross salaries.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to build new embassy in Berlin
The Foreign Ministry has moved to realize its long-overdue plan to build an Indonesian Embassy in Berlin on its own property.
— The Jakarta Post

Grab Is Facing Off Against Tesla Taxis in Indonesia
In 2015, the shares of Indonesia’s largest cab company were soaring, while its revenue reached a record high.
— Bloomberg

Bank Indonesia rejects OVO entitlement as market leader
Bank Indonesia (BI) has rejected recent media reporting on the release of ‘BI rank data’ which suggests OVO market leadership in national digital wallet (e-Wallet) or electronic money in Indonesia.
— Antara News

Bank Indonesia strengthens monetary operating strategy
Bank Indonesia has strengthened its monetary operations strategy in order to maintain adequate liquidity and increase efficiency in the money market, according to a statement received in Jakarta on Saturday.
— Antara News

Land clearance for plantations causal to Indonesia’s forest fires
Rasio Ridho Sani, director general of law enforcement of the Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry, pointed to the slash-and-burn deforestation technique to make way for plantations as among the three factors causing forest fires.
— Antara News

Ministry Seals Off 52 Companies Responsible to Forest Fire
Director-General of law at the Environment and Forestry Ministry Rasio Ridho Sani said his office had sealed off 52 corporations allegedly responsible to land and forest fire case.
— Tempo.co

PTPN III obtains US$390.6 million syndicated loan as working capital
State-owned plantation holding company PT Perkebunan Nusantara III (PTPN III) has obtained US$390.6 million in a syndicated loan from 19 international and domestic banks to finance the company’s working capital and business development.
— The Jakarta Post

Cigarette producers, tobacco farmers up in arms over ‘excessive’ excise hike
Cigarette associations are swinging into action to protest the government’s plan to raise the tobacco excise to a decade high in 2020 to increase state income and discourage smoking.
— The Jakarta Post

Search efforts continued to locate missing aircraft in Papua
The search operation to trace a DHC6-400 Twin Otter aircraft, bearing registration number PK CDC, which had disappeared in Papua Province since September 18, was continued, Saturday afternoon, by involving an aircraft and three helicopters.
— Antara News

Cocoa, coffee industry cries out for EU pact to sweeten trade
Wherever you are in the world, there is a good chance the coffee you sip or chocolate you savor is made from Indonesia’s homegrown beans, as the country ranks fourth in cocoa production and coffee exports.
— The Jakarta Post

Switzerland to construct train factory in Banyuwangi
Swiss train manufacturing company Stadler Rail sealed an investment agreement with Indonesian train manufacturing company PT INKA in the form of a joint venture to establish a train factory in Banyuwangi, East Java.
— Antara News

Indonesia, China make consistent efforts to enhance trade relations
Indonesia and China have made consistent efforts to enhance trade relations, Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said.
— Antara News

House urges Forestry Ministry to set up forest fire task forces
Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Bambang Soesatyo has urged the Environment and Forestry Ministry to set up task force in each province to prevent land and forest fires.
— Antara News

Tony Harsono steers investigation into civilian deaths in gun battle
Papua Police’s Criminal Investigation Director Sen. Coms. Tony Harsono confirmed leading an investigation team to probe three civilian deaths in a gunfight involving Indonesian troops and armed separatists in a village on September 17.
— Antara News

Govt to Use Demography Bonus to Develop Human Resources
The government will use the incoming demography bonus as a momentum to develop innovation-based human resources in tandem with the priority national development programs it has launched to promote the quality of human resources.
— Tempo.co

Vice President to attend UN General Assembly in New York
Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla arrived at Westin Hotel New York, Grand Central, US, on Saturday night local time to attend the annual meeting of UN General Assembly 2019 at the UN Headquarters.
— Antara News

Plasma Land Expanded to Achieve Self-reliance in Sugar Production
The government aims to achieve self-reliance in sugar production in 2024 by expanding plasma sugarcane plantations outside Java.
— Tempo.co

Police thwart attempt to smuggle 6,000 detonators in Sulawesi
Parepare Police in South Sulawesi have reportedly foiled an attempt to smuggle roughly 6,000 detonators out of South Sulawesi through Nusantara Port and arrested three individuals during the operation conducted on Friday.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta loses, wins in legal battles over land reclamation projects
Legal suits have been knocking on the Jakarta administration’s door ever since Governor Anies Baswedan decided to stop the development of 13 artificial islands in the Jakarta Bay last year.
— The Jakarta Post

West Java to welcome Grab electric scooters, bikes, cars
As people are becoming more open to alternative modes of transportation, ride-hailing app provider Grab has struck a partnership with the West Java administration to introduce a feature on its app that enables the public to rent electric scooters and order electric car rides.
— The Jakarta Post

The good, the expensive and the free facilities for children: Urban parents’ problems
Raising children in a city where concrete buildings grow faster than trees, parents need to be creative in finding places for their children to learn and play.
— The Jakarta Post

Women legislators must win public’s trust by avoiding corruption: Women’s empowerment minister
The women politicians that will sit in the House of Representatives for the 2019-2024 term need to demonstrate good performance and avoid corrupt practices, otherwise voters will lose trust in them, a minister and a legislator have said.
— The Jakarta Post

Manpower minister tapped as acting youth and sports minister
Manpower Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri has been tapped to lead the Youth and Sports Ministry, replacing former minister Imam Nahrawi who stepped down from the position after being named a bribery suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
— The Jakarta Post

PT KAI to conduct trial of Palembang’s LRT, cut travel time
State railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) will be conducting a trial of Palembang South Sumatra’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) from September 22 to 23, 2019.
— Antara News

Komnas HAM Demands Wiranto Replacement
Commissioner of the National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Choirul Anam, requested President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to appoint a replacement for Wiranto as the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs (Menkopolhukam) from civil elements. Wiranto, is known as a former army personnel.
— Tempo.co

IMB Revocation will Not Neglect Supervision
Agrarian and Spatial Planning (BPN) Minister Sofyan Djalil asserted that the revocation of building permit (IMB) did not necessarily omit the government’s supervision on building constructions.
— Tempo.co

Jasa Marga, Polda Metro Jaya Cooperates in Electronic Fine System
Traffic Directorate of the Metro Jaya Regional Police and PT Jasa Marga have agreed to implement the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (E-TLE) system on toll roads.
— Tempo.co

Still traumatized by tsunami, islanders protest mining activities on Sunda Strait
Sand mining on the Sunda Strait near Anak Krakatau volcanic island has alarmed residents of Sebesi Island in South Lampung, as it has been deemed a danger to the local environment and fishermen, especially after an eruption and tsunami in December last year.
— The Jakarta Post

Surabaya Mayor to Speak of Sustainable Transportation at UN
Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini will speak of sustainable transportation along with several heads of state at the UN Climate Action Summit to be held at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York on September 23-25, 2019.
— Tempo.co

Depok Eyeing to Ban E-Cigarettes, Vaping in Certain Area
The local administration of Depok City is eyeing to ban the use of electric cigarette or vapes in certain location by pitching a revised Regional Government Law No.3/2014 that oversees the use of vaporizers.
— Tempo.co

New Credit Policy: Minister Darmin Unconcerned with Higher NPL
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution is convinced that the recent relaxation of house ownership credit (KPR) policy will not resulted in the increase of non-performing loan (NPL) ratio.
— Tempo.co

More Papuan students return home over safety concerns
The Papua provincial administration says an increasing number of Papuan students have been returning to their hometowns from their places of study outside the province over the past few weeks, with many of them citing safety concerns as the reason for their exodus.
— The Jakarta Post

Millennials get chance to learn politics through internships
While millennials are generally seen as apolitical, there is a growing number of young people with an interest in politics who have prompted political parties to give them the opportunity to get engaged in the field.
— The Jakarta Post

More than public space, Car Free Day serves as arena to voice political dissent
For many Jakartans, the weekly Car Free Day (CFD) is the highlight of the weekend.
— The Jakarta Post

House that can’t be moved: Owner stands ground despite being boxed dwarfed by skyscraper
It has been more than a decade since her neighborhood turned into a land of skyscrapers.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Yes, I am transgender’: Indonesian singer braves hostility in emotional video
“It has been my inner turmoil for the last two years, but today I want to be honest. The rumors that you’ve heard out there about me being transgender, they’re true.
— The Jakarta Post

Social media helps libraries in remote areas in Nusa Tenggara promote literacy
Literacy activists and schoolteachers in remote areas of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) are making use of social media to enrich their respective book collections in a bid to improve reading habits among the younger generation in the province.
— The Jakarta Post

The charm of the ‘instagrammable’ Fatahillah Museum
On Jalan Taman Fatahillah No. 1, West Jakarta, in 1620, the Dutch built a government office at the behest of Governor Jan Pieterszoon Coen.
— Antara News

 

 

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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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