Indonesia morning news for September 27

Indonesia morning news for September 27

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia on high alert as economic slowdown may further reduce tax revenue
The government is on high alert over a possible increase in tax shortfall this year as the economic slowdown is likely to continue until the end of the year.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt Prepares Rp5tn for 2020 Disaster Relief
The government is allocating Rp5 trillion for natural disaster relief funds in the 2020 State Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBN).

Indonesia forest fires have ‘major impact’ on climate, 360m tonnes of CO2 released since August: Masagos
Forest and land fires burning in Indonesia have released 360 million tonnes of carbon dioxide since August, said Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli on Thursday (Sep 26).

Boeing settles 1st Lion Air cases with MAX families, $1.2 mn per victim: source
Boeing has reached settlements with 11 families of victims from October’s Lion Air crash, the first agreements following two deadly crashes that killed 346 people, a plaintiffs attorney said Wednesday.
— Coconuts

Govt Mulls over Budget Hike up to Rp1.6tn to Handle Forest Fires
Finance Ministry is mulling over the additional budget at Rp1.6 trillion as proposed by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) to put out the ongoing forest fires.

Journalist associations condemn Indonesian police for using intimidation and violence against reporters
Police in Indonesia have not only been accused of using excessive force against protesters taking part in student-led demonstrations against the government that have erupted in cities across the country in recent days, there are also serious allegations that they have used intimidation and violence against reporters attempting to cover those actions.
— Coconuts

Sexual violence bill remains on back burner despite House’s end-of-term rush
While the House of Representatives has accelerated the deliberation of controversial bills, little progress has been made in the deliberation of the much anticipated sexual violence bill (RUU PKS) that has been stalled for two years.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt unhappy with half of House-proposed revision of minerals law
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry announced on Wednesday evening that the government tentatively had 938 points of disagreement with the House of Representatives’ proposed revision of the 2009 Coal and Mineral Mining Law.
— The Jakarta Post

Foreign investors dump Indonesian shares for bonds as global slowdown looms
Foreign investors are preferring Indonesian bonds over stocks amid signs of slowing global economic activities, Financial Services Authority (OJK) data shows.
— The Jakarta Post

Taiwanese company to invest $170 million in Kendal Industrial Park
As Indonesia steps up efforts to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) following concerns over the economic slowdown, a Taiwanese company has announced a plan to invest US$170 million in Kendal Industrial Park, Central Java.
— The Jakarta Post

Death toll rises to 20 after 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Ambon
At least 20 people have died after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Ambon in Maluku on Thursday morning, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).
— The Jakarta Post

BPK commissioner named bribery suspect, slapped with travel ban
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Rizal Djalil, a commissioner of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), a bribery suspect in a case pertaining to a drinking water treatment system (SPAM) project at the Public Works and Housing Ministry in the 2017-2018 budget year.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia braces for more violence after law-change protests
Hundreds of Indonesians gathered in several major centers across the archipelago today as authorities braced for more violent opposition to a major overhaul of the criminal code (RKUHP).
— Coconuts

Where Have You Been All These Years? Justice Minister Asks Criminal Code Critics
Justice and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly lambasted critics of the criminal code bill for pointlessly debating articles that had actually become law for many years under the existing code.
— Jakarta Post

PLN books big profits thanks to government compensation, forex gains
State utility company PLN booked first half net profit of Rp 7.35 trillion (US$521.53 million), greatly turning around a net loss of Rp 5.34 trillion in the same period last year, according to its recently published financial report.
— The Jakarta Post

Automation to Create More Jobs for Indonesia Than It Destroys by 2030: McKinsey
Indonesian workforce could end up seeing more jobs available to them – mainly in the service sector – should the government and corporate sectors manage the adoption of automation and artificial intelligence well over the next decade, a new report by global consulting company McKinsey said.
— Jakarta Globe

South Korea Eyeing Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia
South Korean entrepreneurs are seeking to contribute to the development of infrastructure in Indonesia. Previously, investors from Canada entered the toll road business in Indonesia by purchasing shares of the Cipali toll road operator.

PLN signs MoU on exporting 600 MW of electricity to Malaysia
Indonesian state-owned electricity company PLN on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its Malaysian counterpart, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), to begin a feasibility study on exporting 600 MW of power to TNB.
— The Jakarta Post

At UN, Kalla says Indonesia to become advanced country by 2045
The government is committed to transforming Indonesia from a developed to an advanced country by 2045 by improving the quality of human development, sustainable economic growth, equitable development and good governance.
— Antara News

Jakarta-Surabaya railway project to maximize local content, technology transfer
Indonesian state-owned enterprises are seeking to get in on the Jakarta-Surabaya railway project as they may be prioritized based on the local content agreement between the governments of Japan and Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Police confirm two Ojek drivers gunned down by Papuan separatists
An armed Papuan separatist group proceeded with its campaign to kill innocent civilians, Thursday, by gunning down two motorcycle taxi (Ojek) drivers near the Muara suspension bridge in Amnunggi Village, Ilaga Sub-district, Puncak, Papua.
— Antara News

Minister Retno discusses economic, women issues with counterparts
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi held seven bilateral talks with her foreign counterparts on the second day of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York Tuesday.
— Antara News

House Elects Next Supreme Audit Members
The finance commission at the House of Representatives on Wednesday elected four politicians and a professional to become the next board members of the Supreme Audit Agency for the 2019-2024 period.
— Jakarta Globe

Police retract statements after alleging ambulances had been used by rioters
Police have named three suspects believed to have been involved in a clash on Jl. Gatot Subroto in Central Jakarta following allegations of ambulances being used to carry rocks and gasoline for rioters, which have since been rescinded.
— The Jakarta Post

Police accused of using too much force against protesting students nationwide
Police nationwide are being accused of using excessive force while handling the student protests in cities across the country on Tuesday, inciting public demand for investigations into the alleged brutality.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt to Hold Campus Tour to Disclose Draft Bills’ Contents
The government planned to visit universities to explain several controversial laws which recently triggered students’ demonstration.

Traumatized doctors seek transfer from Wamena following mass murders
Tens of fearful and traumatized doctors have requested a transfer from Wamena, Papua Province, following the murders of 30 people, including a doctor, during an anarchic rally on September 23, 2019, an official stated.
— Antara News

‘No use having electricity without internet’: Sri Mulyani talks about role of digital economy
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani urged stakeholders to build more digital infrastructure as the digital economy would play an important role in the country’s economic growth.
— The Jakarta Post

New agency unprepared for halal certification tasks: Ombudsman
With less than a month before halal certification will become mandatory, an assessment by the Indonesian Ombudsman has found the Halal Certification Agency (BPJPH) unprepared for the task of issuing halal certification.
— The Jakarta Post

Resolve humanitarian crisis in Rakhine: Indonesian FM
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi while addressing the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday called for the international community to take emergency steps to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
— Antara News

Jokowi’s Daughter Receives Cum Laude Postgraduate Business Degree From IPB
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s daughter Kahiyang Ayu celebrated her graduation from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture, or IPB, in West Java, on Wednesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Thousand Islands regency aims to stop sending trash to mainland amid growing waste problems
The Thousand Islands environment agency aims to stop sending trash to the mainland amid its struggle facing an increasingly dire waste problem.
— The Jakarta Post

Rectors encouraging students to protest will be sanctioned: Minister
Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Mohamad Nasir has said that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered him to muffle the student protests against controversial bills.
— The Jakarta Post

New protest wave aimed at preventing Jokowi inauguration: Wiranto
Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto has claimed that the ongoing wave of demonstrations has been “taken over” by groups whose final aim is to thwart the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
— The Jakarta Post

From Twitter to the streets: Indonesian students make political comeback
Two weeks – that was all it took for the famously lethargic House of Representatives to pass the new Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law, with the blessing of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
— The Jakarta Post

Kristalina Georgieva named IMF managing director
The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday formally selected Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria to be only the second woman ever to lead the 189-member institution.
— The Jakarta Post

Touching hearts of people: Jakarta Philately Office survives against all odds
Innovations have been the backbone of the Jakarta Philately Office to survive amid a declining interest in philately in this age of advanced internet technology.
— 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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