Indonesia morning news for February 10

Indonesia morning news for February 10

Indonesia morning news

78 Indonesian crew members being quarantined in Japan over coronavirus
Some 78 Indonesian nationals, the Diamond Princess cruise liner’s crew members, are being quarantined in the Yokohama waters, Japan, after some of its passengers were found to have contracted the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— Antara News

Kediri woman showing coronavirus symptoms under observation after return from South Korea
A 52-year-old woman from Kediri, East Java, is under observation at the isolation ward of Iskak Public Hospital in Tulungagung after showing symptoms consistent with the novel coronavirus.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s official reserve assets rose at January-end: BI
Indonesia’s official reserve assets amounted to US$131.7 billion as of January-end 2020, rising from $129.2 billion as of December-end 2019.
— Antara News

In anxious Jakarta, box of face masks worth more than gram of gold
A box of face masks now costs more than a gram of gold in Jakarta, as many seek quick solace while the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia should have confirmed coronavirus cases by now: Study
A study by a group of researchers at Harvard University has suggested that Indonesia should have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus already, considering the high air travel volume from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak in China, to the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s child prostitution problem
Since the early 2000s, child prostitution has become an increasingly difficult issue for Indonesia.
— The ASEAN Post

9 Chinese workers in West Papua being monitored by health agency
A total of nine foreign workers from China recently arrived in Manokwari, West Papua, are being monitored by local officials in regard to their health – in anticipation of the spread of the coronavirus to Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s 2020 budget deficit may widen to 2.8 percent after tax shortfall: Indef
Indonesia’s 2020 state budget deficit may further widen to 2.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), much higher than the government’s target, as tax reforms would result in lower revenue collection, economists say.
— The Jakarta Post

Embassy tells Indonesians to stay vigilant as Singapore raises coronavirus outbreak alert
Indonesia has called on its citizens in Singapore to remain on alert after the city-state moved its disease outbreak response up from yellow to orange on Friday in response to the fast-spreading novel coronavirus outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

Government, House agree on IA-CEPA bill as law
The Indonesian government and the House of Representatives (DPR) have agreed on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) becoming a law.
— Antara News

Chinese toddler in Manado tested negative for coronavirus
The North Sulawesi Health Agency has announced that a 2-year-old Chinese toddler under observation in an isolation room for symptoms of the novel coronavirus at Manado’s Prof. Kandou General Hospital tested negative.
— The Jakarta Post

West Java monitors 13 residents among Wuhan evacuees quarantined in Natuna
Authorities in West Java are closely monitoring the health of 13 people from the province who are currently undergoing observation among some 242 Indonesian citizens in Natuna, Riau Islands, after being evacuated from coronavirus-stricken Hubei province in China.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to stop gas exports to Singapore in 2023
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has decided to stop gas shipments to Singapore in the next three years to cater to domestic demand.
— The Jakarta Post

420 blaze it? Here’s what you need to know about Indonesia’s marijuana law
Every now and then you might come across headlines about those who are arrested in Indonesia for smuggling marijuana, while some are nabbed for growing cannabis for medicinal use or producing marijuana-laced cake, and you might wonder: How illegal is cannabis in the country?
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Considers Isolation Hospital for Deadly Infectious Diseases
The Indonesian government began on Friday the formal discussions on the possibility of building an isolation hospital for patients with deadly infectious diseases amid growing global concerns about coronavirus.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesian Health Ministry Rushes to Equip Local Labs With Coronavirus Detector
Indonesia is rushing to equip laboratories across the country with medical equipment capable of detecting the 2019-nCoV novel coronavirus, a Health Ministry official said on Friday.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia to halt migrant worker placement in mainland China amid virus outbreak
The Manpower Ministry has announced it will ask Indonesian migrant worker placement companies (P3MI) to stop placing workers in mainland China and will tighten screenings of future departures to Hong Kong and Taiwan amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

Majority of Indonesians have left mainland China: ambassador
Majority of Indonesians in mainland China had returned to Indonesia following the Indonesian Embassy’s call for them to stay in their hometowns while waiting for the return of normalcy as the number of people confirmed to have recovered from the new coronavirus infection has climbed to 2,651.
— Antara News

Victims of Sibolga terror attack to receive Rp 1.7b in compensation
An East Jakarta court ordered the government on Wednesday to grant financial compensation to victims of a bomb attack that occurred in a residential area of Sibolga, North Sumatra, in March 2019, a victim-protection agency has announced.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian reporter and family in self-imposed quarantine upon return from China
An Indonesian reporter based in Beijing has put himself and his family in quarantine at his home in Tulungagung, East Java, upon their return from China.
— The Jakarta Post

Riau Islands Province raises awareness on coronavirus
The Riau Islands provincial government is raising awareness after learning that coronavirus had infected people, including an Indonesian in Singapore.
— Antara News

Indonesia Expects to Adopt Data Protection Law Sooner
The Indonesian government will speed up mutual works with the House of Representatives in the deliberations of the bill on personal data protection to make up for the very late move it has taken, a minister said in a recent interview.
— Jakarta Globe

Jakarta to move Formula E circuit from Monas to Sudirman-Thamrin
The Jakarta administration is in a quandary over Indonesia’s first Formula E electric car race after the State Secretariat turned down a proposal to use the National Monument (Monas) complex in Central Jakarta as the circuit.
— The Jakarta Post

‘There’s warmth in humanity’: China reacts to Indonesian policeman singing ‘Jiayou Wuhan’
The Chinese government has given a warm response to an Indonesian policeman who went viral on social media for singing the song “Jiayou, Wuhan” (Stay strong, Wuhan), saying it proves that “there’s warmth in humanity” as people across the world cheer for China to remain strong in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

Minister stresses on Indonesia bolstering economic structure
The Indonesian government must strengthen the economic structure to realize more stable growth in the face of global upheavals, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati stated.
— Antara News

Setara Institute Asks Govt to Repatriate Kids of Ex-ISIS Fighters
Human rights advocacy group Setara Institute opined that the repatriation of the children of former ISIS fighters is an urgent move the Indonesian government should take.

90 Percent Merchants Adopts QRIS, Says Bank Indonesia
Bank Indonesia Senior Deputy Governor Destry Damayanti announced that users of the Quick Response Indonesian Standard (QRIS) are starting to increase.

New Formula E Track as Iconic as Original Layout: Organizers
The Jakarta Administration has prepared a number of alternative routes to host the Formula E race slated for June 6, 2020.

Indonesia gears up to mass-produce, export N-219 aircraft
State-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) has set out to mass-produce and export its N-219 by the middle of this year to tap growing domestic and global demand for small aircraft.
— The Jakarta Post

State needs the press: President Jokowi
The state needs the press in true perspective to function as the fourth pillar of democracy and play a vital role in maintaining conducive situation of the state and nation, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated.
— Antara News

Home ministry invites universities for evaluation of local elections
The Home Affairs Ministry has invited representatives of nine universities to assess the effectiveness of direct regional head elections in Indonesia.
— Antara News

Criminal rate in Jayawijaya plunges significantly to 60 percent
The criminal rate in Jayawijaya District, Papua Province, dropped considerably to 60 percent after the police intensified patrols and raids since early this year, a social figure stated.
— Antara News

Search efforts to locate Indonesian Army’s MI-17 chopper resumed
The search efforts to locate the Indonesian Army’s MI-17 helicopter which has gone missing in Papua Province since June 28, 2019 were resumed on Sunday by conducting a sweeping aerial operation above the area of Mimin Village, a military officer said.
— Antara News

Government plans to offer discounted fares for domestic flights
The government has continued to take precautionary measures against the impacts of the coronavirus on the national tourism sector, one of them being to boost domestic tourism through offering discounts on flight fares.
— Antara News

Jokowi upbeats on capital city relocation in 2024
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is optimistic on the capital city relocation to East Kalimantan saying that it will have been completed in 2024.
— Antara News

Batik Air takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo
Lion Air Group’s full-service carrier Batik Air has received its first Airbus A320neo aircraft at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia gets richer but inequality remains wide
“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer” is an age-old adage that has become more relevant than ever as Indonesia becomes wealthier, multiple recent reports have shown.
— The Jakarta Post

Police arrest 13 suspects of Gorilla tobacco case in Jakarta, Surabaya
Thirteen suspects had been arrested in connection with the drug case of Gorilla tobacco, Spokesman of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Sen.Coms Yusri Yunus said here on Sunday.
— Antara News

Indonesia picks McKinsey to revamp firms with $172b sales
Indonesia is working with consultants McKinsey & Co. and Boston Consulting Group to revamp state firms with a combined revenue of US$172 billion and dominate sectors from energy to construction and telecom.
— The Jakarta Post

Four major ports to sell tickets online only by March
State-owned ferry operator ASDP Indonesia Ferry will require passengers at 35 seaports to book online by next year.
— The Jakarta Post

Bank Muamalat seeks to fix itself with Rp 3.2t investment
The pioneer of sharia banking in Indonesia, Bank Muamalat, is gearing up to fix its business performance with Rp 3.2 trillion (US$223 million) invested by a consortium initiated by Ilham Akbar Habibie, son of the late former president B. J. Habibie.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Blessing in disguise’: Electricity megaproject delay gives PLN breathing space
Various in-the-field problems have delayed completion of Indonesia’s ambitious plan to create all 35 gigawatts (GW) of new power plants by 2025, giving the country’s largest electricity company more time to weather a power oversupply.
— The Jakarta Post

Komodo airport to get international status in June 2020: minister
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi affirmed the government’s decision to accelerate development of Komodo airport in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, to get international status, from next year, to June 2020.
— Antara News

Printed to online: What it costs Indonesian journalists
Today, it’s quite common to see a group of journalists flocking into a press room with their eyes staring at phone screens, while their hands frantically type news reports to be immediately dispatched to editors.
— Antara News

East Seram’s earthquake damages several buildings: BPBD
The Central Maluku Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has revealed that the 5.6-magnitude earthquake that rocked East Seram District’s area in Maluku Province on Saturday had damaged several buildings but there were no fatalities owing to this quake.
— Antara News

Police raids apartment used for synthetic marijuana production
The police, on Friday, conducted a raid on an apartment in Surabaya, East Java, allegedly used to produce synthetic marijuana and apprehended four suspects.
— Antara News

Bogor to build two training fields for U-20 World Cup
The government of Bogor Regency, West Java, will build two training fields for the 2021 U-20 World Cup, after Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong, was officially designated as one of the venues for the international sports event.
— Antara News

West Java offers mine access road project to mining companies, investors
The West Java administration is offering a project to construct 24.8 kilometers of road connecting several mining sites across the province to mining companies and investors, as the administration has finished designing the project.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian homemakers face up to ten years in prison for sharing false information
Kazahra Tanzania, a stay-at-home mother who lives in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, advised residents in a Facebook post to wear protective masks because she had heard that a man in the city who had recently visited China had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
— The Jakarta Post

Defining role of News aggregators and consumers’ independence
The journalism and media industry has been through myriad changes in the last decade.
— Antara News

Three-eyed, two-snouted calf attracts curious onlookers in East Java hamlet
The birth of a three-eyed, two-snouted calf in Pacuh hamlet in Blitar regency, East Java, has attracted a crowd of curious onlookers eager to catch a glimpse of the rare creature.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi to Build ‘Tunnel of Friendship’ for Muslims and Catholics in Jakarta
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Friday approved a proposal to build an underground tunnel connecting the Istiqlal Mosque, one of the country’s landmarks in Central Jakarta, with its neighbor, the St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral.
— Jakarta Globe

Flood Submerges Ancol West Gate, Tourists Cancel their Visit
Heavy rain showering Jakarta since early morning today, Feb. 8, has flooded several areas in the city including the recreation site Ancol Dreamland, North Jakarta.

‘They took my daughter away’: Parents say daughter who joined IS in Syria is victim
Warjiyem, 50, believes her daughter, Dani Fajarwati, 30, is a victim, not an Islamic State (IS) fighter, despite the fact that she is now in Al Hol Camp in Syria.
— The Jakarta Post

Baubau city mayor launches book in National Press Day’s anniversary
Baubau City Mayor Abdul Sajid Tamrin has cemented a culturally-based development approach by launching his book titled “Polima, Gema Pancasila dari Baubau” or “Five l’Po’, the Echo of Pancasila (Five Principles) from Baubau”.
— Antara News

Smartphone alters news consumption behavior among generations
Every morning, before leaving for school, Komarudin, also called Komar, a resident of the Kemayoran area, Central Jakarta, watches the news on television along with his father.
— Antara News


Feature photo Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11.


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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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