Indonesia morning news for September 25

Indonesia morning news for September 25

Indonesia morning news

House Passes 2020 State Budget
The House of Representatives passed the 2020 state budget on Tuesday, authorizing the government to spend close to $181 billion next year to try to avoid an economic downturn amid a risk of recession in developed economies and a global trade war.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: UN
Indonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, the United Nations warned Tuesday, as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases.
— Coconuts

Indonesian police allegedly detain, assault local journalists covering Papuan unrest
Police in Papua reportedly intimidated and temporarily detained three local journalists, assaulting at least one of them, as the reporters were covering violent unrest at Cendrawasih University in Jayapura on Monday morning.
— The Jakarta Post

Death toll rises to 27 in latest Papuan unrest
The National Police are saying that at least 27 people were killed and 77 others injured during fresh clashes in Jayapura and Wamena, Papua, on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Bali tourism officials urge travellers not to worry about ‘sex ban’
Bali tourism officials have moved to hose down reports that the Indonesian government will impose a ban on pre-marital sex that could result in jail time for offenders, including tourists.
— Nine News

Indonesia and Japan reach deal on ¥458 billion Jakarta-Surabaya rail project
Indonesia and Japan signed a deal Tuesday on an outline of a medium-speed train project linking the Southeast Asian country’s capital of Jakarta and its second-largest city, Surabaya.
— The Japan Times

As dangerous as cigarettes? Jakartans begin to question health risks of vaping
Reported deaths and lung-related illnesses caused by vaping in the United States have made users in Greater Jakarta begin to question their own health.
— The Jakarta Post

Cloud Seeding Program Spends Rp2 bn in a Week: BPPT
The head of Weather Modification Technology Center (TMC) at the Assessment and Application of Technology Agency (BPPT), Tri Handoko Seto, said that the cloud seeding program which was aimed at extinguishing land and forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan has spent Rp2 billion within a week

Police Expose Major Figure of Cilincing Terrorism Network
Jakarta Metro Police suspected Fazri Pahlawan a.k.a. Abu Zee Ghuroba as the major figure of the terrorist network in Cilincing.

Indonesia’s controversial Criminal Code bill could soon be law. Here are the new crimes
Tens of thousands of university students across the country took to the streets on Monday to demand the House of Representatives cancel controversial bills which, if passed, will threaten civil liberties, among other things.
— The Jakarta Post

Exports of batik industry reach nearly US$18 million
The export value of the batik industry reached US$17.99 million in the first semester of 2019 with the main destinations being Japan, the United States (US) and Europe, Industry Ministry recorded.
— Antara News

House Agrees to Postpone Criminal Code Deliberations Until Next Term
The House of Representatives, or DPR, agrees to postpone deliberations on the controversial Criminal Code bill until lawmakers elected in the April legislative elections are sworn in on Oct. 1, a House commission overseeing legal affairs said on Tuesday.
— Jakarta Globe

KPK nabs Perum Perindo directors, businesspeople over alleged bribery
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested nine individuals including members of the state-owned Indonesia Fisheries Company (Perum Perindo) and businesspeople during two operations in Jakarta and Bogor, West Java, for alleged bribery pertaining to fish import deals.
— The Jakarta Post

Corporations Behind Forest Fires to See Assets Stripped by Govt
The Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) plans to impose additional criminal sanctions against corporations guilty of causing land and forest fires in the form of asset-stripping.

Minister Marsudi, UN envoy hold discussion on Rohingya repatriation
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi held a meeting with UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner-Burgener to deliberate on the repatriation of Rohingyas.
— Antara News

Lion Air data stolen, leaked by ex-GoQuo employees
Malaysia-based airline and Lion Air Group subsidiary Malindo Air has announced the result of its investigation of a data breach that leaked the personal details of some 35 million customers online.
— The Jakarta Post

Special Committee for Capital Relocation pays visit to East Kalimantan
The Special Committee for the Relocation of the Capital City (IKN) departed Jakarta for East Kalimantan Province to meet with the East Kalimantan governor and Penajam Paser Utara and Kutai Kartanegara district heads.
— Antara News

Three Indonesian fintech associations ink code of conduct
Three Indonesian fintech associations have signed a joint code of conduct Tuesday, in a bid to show goodwill from the industry to create a good market conduct in the financial technology sector.
— Antara News

Pertamina uses new technologies to cut production costs at Mahakam block
Oil and gas company Pertamina Hulu Mahakam (PHM), a subsidiary of state-owned energy company Pertamina is developing new technologies in reducing exploration and production costs to maintain its production at the Mahakam block in East Kalimantan.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia sets priority programs to take full advantage of demographic bonus
Indonesia is looking to further improve the quality of the education and health of its young population to ensure that it will be able to take full advantage of its demographic bonus to become a high-income country in 2045.
— The Jakarta Post

Leaking oil well to be plugged next week: Pertamina
Upstream oil and gas company Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE), a subsidiary of state-owned energy company Pertamina, says it expects to permanently seal its leaking offshore oil well near Karawang regency, West Java, early next month.
— The Jakarta Post

LPS lowers guaranteed rate for rupiah and foreign currency savings
The Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS) announced on Tuesday a cut in its guaranteed interest rates for both rupiah and foreign currency-denominated savings and deposits following a cut in Bank Indonesia’s benchmark rate last week.
— The Jakarta Post

Canadian pension funds to invest in Cipali toll road
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) will make its first infrastructure investment in Indonesia with the acquisition of a 45 percent stake in PT Lintas Marga Sedaya (LMS), the concession holder and operator of the Cikopo-Palimanan (Cipali) toll road in West Java.
— The Jakarta Post

‘KPK can hamper investment’: Moeldoko ruffles feathers amid protests defending graft fight
As rallies criticizing what protesters believe to be attempts to reverse the country’s decades-old reforms spread nationwide, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has ruffled some feathers by suggesting that the existence of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) could hinder investments.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt Hasn’t Imposed Strict Penalties for Wildfires: Greenpeace
The Indonesian government has not imposed serious enough penalties on pulpwood and palm oil firms that had large fires on their land from 2015 to 2018 and more fires on some of those farms also polluted the region’s air quality this year, Greenpeace said on Tuesday, September 24.

Jokowi to Set More Meetings with Papuan Figures post Inauguration
Presidential Chief Of Staff Moeldoko said that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will hold another meeting with Papuan and West Papuan figures after the 2019-2024 presidential inauguration.

Police Assert No Live Bullet Allowed in Students Protest at DPR
National Police has declared that the officers are not armed with live bullets in securing students protest which is held today, September 24, before the DPR-MPR building.

Wiranto Calls for End of Students Protest
Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Wiranto appealed to all university students to stop the demonstration which he considered a waste of energy.

Ciliwung tunnel project continues as government withdraws cassation against land acquisition verdict
Four years standing idle, the construction of a tunnel connecting the Ciliwung River and the East Flood Canal will resume as the government has decided to put an end to the legal dispute over land acquisition in East Jakarta, and is ready to pay compensation money to the residents.
— The Jakarta Post

Planned race in GBK scrapped following protests
Following mounting protests regarding a plan to hold a car race in the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium, Central Jakarta in October, the GBK Complex Management Center (PPK GBK) has decided to scrap the plan after a meeting with the organizers.
— The Jakarta Post

Alone and abandoned: Man found dead in Depok house months after wife passes
The dead body of a man, who had a record of mental illness, was discovered on Saturday in his home in Depok, West Java, months after his wife’s death in the same house.
— 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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