Indonesia morning news for September 30

Indonesia morning news for September 30

Indonesia morning news

Over 500,000 W. Kalimantan Residents Suffer Respiratory Illnesses
A total of 504,000 inhabitants of West Kalimantan, particularly children, suffered from respiratory illness due to the smog from forest fires, according to Inspector General Didi Haryono, head of the West Kalimantan Police.

Indonesia raises minimum age for marriages in a bid to end child brides
“I had my first child at 14, a little boy, and I was destroyed,” Indonesian woman Rasminah, who goes by one name, told the ABC.

Some 200 tons of hazardous waste turned back to Australia
During the first six months of this year, hundreds of containers filled with waste from abroad claimed to be non-hazardous have entered Indonesia through a number of seaports but it was discovered later that forbidden toxic materials were also mixed in with them.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian law and human rights minister resigns
Yasonna H Laoly has submitted a letter to President Joko Widodo containing his request for resigning from the law and human rights ministerial post because he will be sworn in as a Member of Parliament in October, a presidential special staff revealed.
— Antara News

Man-Made Rain Helps Lower Indonesia’s Hotspots by 90%: Ministry
Artificial rain created to deal with Indonesia’s massive wildfires has helped significantly lower the number of hotspots across the archipelago, authorities said.
— Bloomberg

Govt to Raise Police Budget by Rp10tn Next Year
The government through the Finance Ministry planned to increase the budget for the National Police by Rp10.4 trillion in 2020.

Jakarta to Sanction Six Big Industries for Creating Air Pollution
Jakarta Environmental Department (DLH) will sanction six industries strongly accused of creating pollution in the capital city.

Indonesia: As forests die, expect hotter days, longer droughts
As Indonesia’s forests go up in smoke, the world may be losing a lot more than we currently understand.
— The Straits Times

Executive column: Indonesia needs to better prepare workforce for future of work
Philia WibowoAutomation, like it or not, is inching closer to influencing ways of doing business.
— The Jakarta Post

Police Claim No Firearm Carried by Personnel during Student Rally
The national police headquarters claimed that none of its members brought along firearms in guarding the student rally, including in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi.

Ministry seeks for 30% reduction in manufacturing waste
The Indonesian government is scheduled to issue a Ministerial Decree that requires manufacturers of goods to reduce production waste to a minimum 30 percent in a 10-year period, a Ministry of Environment’s Director has said.
— Antara News

Why illegal fishing in Indonesia is making fishballs in Singapore more expensive
Fishball prices have been rising over the years, partly because fussy consumers prefer them made only from yellow-tail fish, which has seen erratic supply, as programme For Food’s Sake! finds out.

Central Sulawesi Quake: The Year after; Hellter Shelter
On this day last year, Lingu (earthquake), Bomba Talu (tsunami), and liquefaction rocked Central Sulawesi, killing 4,845 people and displacing tens of thousands.

AJI Slams Police’s Erroneous Arrest against Ananda Badudu
The Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI) deemed police’s arrest against Ananda Badudu to be erroneous and baseless as it does not have a strong legal standing.

N. Sumatra on alert after student dies of diphtheria
The North Sumatra Health Agency has officially declared an Extraordinary Occurrence (KLB) status following a diphtheria case that killed a Malaysian student studying in the University of North Sumatra (USU).
— The Jakarta Post

KPK intensely questions ex-sports minister in bribery case
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted extensive questioning of ex-youth and sports minister Imam Nahrawi as suspect in a bribery case over government funding disbursed for the National Sport Committee of Indonesia (KONI) in 2018.
— Antara News

Embassy yet uninformed on Indonesians’ arrest in Malaysia
The Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur had yet to obtain consular notification from the Malaysian government over the arrests of 12 Indonesians for their supposed involvement in terror acts.
— Antara News

Kalla dismisses Papuan referendum proposal by Pacific nations at UNGA
Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla refuted a claim that Pacific countries had put forth a proposal on a Papuan referendum on self-determination during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
— Antara News

Wamena residents flee in mass exodus following attack rumor
After the student protests that ended in unrest and killings in Wamena, Papua, on Monday, both indigenous and non-indigenous residents have started to leave the city.
— The Jakarta Post

Analyst Believes Jokowi Can Put Stop to Massive Demonstrations
Teguh Yowono, the University of Diponegoro’s political analyst, opined that President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) can stop the massive nationwide demonstrations staged to oppose the revised Law on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and several controversial bills.

Amnesty Indonesia Angered by Death of Kendari Student
Amnesty International Indonesia has called for Indonesian authorities to capture and arrest the suspect who shot a college student to death in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, during the students’ protest.

Newly Elected KPK Deputy Supports Oversight of Antigraft Agency
Lili Pintauli Siregar, one of five newly elected commissioners of the national antigraft agency, said she supported the establishment of a supervisory body from which investigators must obtain warrants to wiretap suspects.
— Jakarta Globe

Former Sports Minister Detained After First KPK Questioning
Former youth and sports minister Imam Nahrawi was detained on Friday, shortly after he underwent his first questioning as a corruption suspect at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta.
— Jakarta Globe

MER-C avers in baseless accusation of ambulances of carrying stones
Medical Emergency Response Committee (MER-C) Indonesia adviser Joserizal Jurnalis quoted it as saying that levelling baseless accusation of ambulances carrying stones was erroneous that can harm the existing system and disadvantage soldiers in war zone.
— Antara News

Govt Reopens Data Access after Papua’s Wamena Riot
The communication and information ministry has lifted internet restriction in Wamena, Papua, on Saturday, September 28, since the condition in the region has returned to normal after the riot.

Fintech companies need to protect customers from frauds and data misuse: Observers
As financial technology (fintech) continues to gain momentum in increasing the financial inclusion rate, questions remain as to how fintech firms can further expand their business and protect customers against fraud and personal data misuse.
— The Jakarta Post

Don’t believe quake, tsunami rumors, Maluku’s residents urged
The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) cautioned Maluku Province residents not to believe in rumors, fake news, and misleading information on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that could jolt Ambon, Masohi, and Banda.
— Antara News

Students Plan to Stage Another Protest at DPR
A representative of Jakarta Student Executive Body (BEM) Andi Prayoga said the university students will consolidate to organize another demonstration, rejecting problematic laws during the last plenary session of the House of Representatives (DPR) for the period of 2014-2019, on Monday, September 30.

Jokowi orders for immediate response as 15,000 displaced in Maluku earthquake
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake that jolted parts of Maluku on Thursday has left at least 19 people dead and hundreds of others injured, with tens of thousands of local residents fleeing their homes as tremors continued until Friday.
— The Jakarta Post

Student protesters agree to meet Jokowi — but only on two conditions
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s appeal to open talks with student protesters has been rejected, with several university student bodies dismissing the possibility of any meeting unless the country’s leader answers their demands.
— The Jakarta Post

PGN faces potential US$17.3 million loss as sales contract ends at Kepodang gas field
Publicly-listed gas company PGN announced on Thursday evening that its Kepodang gas field in Central Java province has stopped supplying fuel to a neighboring gas-fired power plant.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta Workers Obliged to Use Public Transportation Every Friday
Jakarta Environment Agency head Andono Warih announced his staffers were obliged to use public transportation, bicycles, or eco-friendly vehicles every Friday.

Wings Air to Drop 7 Routes Due to Pricey Avtur
Low-cost carrier Wings Air, a part of Lion Group, has announced it will close seven flight routes starting October 3, 2019.

Palu tsunami survivors suffer ‘second disaster’ amid slow recovery
When a tsunami hit Palu, Central Sulawesi, in the afternoon of Sept. 28 last year, Sri Tini Haris, 54, was in her home.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta upbeat about ITF Sunter, despite sluggish progress
Sluggish progress haunts the construction of Jakarta’s first Intermediate Treatment Facility (ITF) in Sunter, North Jakarta which, despite having officially kicked off in December, is still hampered by paperwork issues.
— The Jakarta Post

Higher Education Ministry Contacts Rectors over Student Protests
The Research, Technology and Higher Education Ministry has invited rectors from various universities in Indonesia to discuss issues related to student protests that broke out in various cities over the past few days.

Man-made rain tames fires, reduces smog in South Sumatra
South Sumatra, which began to see the success of artificial rain on Tuesday, has experienced declining forest fires and smog and improving air quality.
— The Jakarta Post

First Indonesian diplomat to build unicorn: Ex-ambassador sets goal for new ‘umrah’ marketplace
A former Indonesian ambassador to the United States, Dino Patti Djalal, launched a startup company on Wednesday with the release of Waqara, a mobile application for the umrah (minor haj) marketplace.
— The Jakarta Post

State builder Waskita Karya sets sights on big projects in new capital city
State-owned construction firm Waskita Karya has set its sights on investing in a number of public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Indonesia’s new capital city in North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan.
— The Jakarta Post

Same difference: Businesses say OSS has yet to end to complex licensing
A year after the implementation of an integrated online single submission (OSS) system for business licensing, businesspeople claim they have yet to benefit from the system as it is just as or even more complicated than the old one and costs more.
— The Jakarta Post

MRT Jakarta breaks passenger record thanks to students rallies
Indonesia’s first subway service MRT Jakarta has reached its target of serving 100,000 passengers per day, thanks to the student protests that have been taking place since Monday, which have affected traffic conditions and contributed to a surge of passengers using the mass rapid transit system.
— The Jakarta Post

It’s only ‘scratching’: Religion, tradition preserve female circumcision in Indonesia
Fauziah Erwin, 36, is a lawyer based in Makassar, South Sulawesi. While well-educated and possessing a good career, she still holds tradition and religious values very dearly in her life.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Back to Besek’, NGO promotes ecofriendly container to support local economy, save environment
Besek (containers made of plaited bamboo) can be the answer to the mounting waste issues facing the capital city, but it takes concerted awareness and efforts to push residents to shift from their reliance on plastic to the more ecofriendly containers that would benefit the environment and spur the residents’ economy, according to a non-governmental organization.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia eyes unmissable opportunities at Hannover trade fair
As the partner country of next April’s 2020 Hannover Messe, Indonesia looks set to seize the opportunities presented at one of the world’s largest trade shows held in the north German city.
— The Jakarta Post

Tangkiwood, fading into woodwork of entertainment industry
If the center of entertainment in the United States is called Hollywood, and in India it is Bollywood, Indonesia has Tangkiwood located in the capital city.
— The Jakarta Post

Urban sketchers: Documenting the beauty of city life through pencils and paintbrushes
Under the scorching Saturday afternoon sun, dozens of people were seen sitting on a sidewalk in front of Bank Indonesia Museum holding sketchbooks, busily drawing and painting the heritage building.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia can be global hub of modest fashion
As the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, Indonesia can well become the center of modest fashion amid tight competition from major Muslim nations and from minority countries producing apparel with big brands.
— 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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