Indonesia morning news for February 24

Indonesia morning news for February 24

Indonesia morning news

African Swine Fever kills 47,143 hogs in North Sumatra
The North Sumatra provincial government reported that 47,143 hogs of the total 1,224,951, died of African Swine Fever (ASF) that spread to 21 districts and cities in the province in the past months.
— Antara News

Still no details on Japanese COVID-19 patient who reportedly visited Indonesia: Govt
Indonesian authorities have yet to receive additional details about the Japanese man who reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shortly after visiting Indonesia, ministry officials said.
— The Jakarta Post

Critically endangered Sumatran tiger found dead with neck caught in wire trap
A female Sumatran tiger has been found dead in a wire trap in a forest within Seluma regency, Bengkulu, in yet another incident that has drawn attention to the already critically endangered species.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to Send Navy Hospital Ship to Evacuate Diamond Princess Crew Members
The Indonesian government plans to bring home its 74 citizens who have been quarantined inside Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japanese city of Yokohama due to coronavirus outbreak, a health official said on Friday.
— Jakarta Globe

Cues taken from Tokyo to address land subsidence in Jakarta
Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta is sinking fast and projected to to be lost underwater in 2050 owing to the ongoing land subsidence.
— Antara News

Indonesian economy projected to decline 0.09 percent over coronavirus
An economist has forecast that the coronovirus outbreak will potentially lower Chinese economic growth by one percent, thereby resulting in a 0.09 percent contraction in the Indonesian economy this year.
— Antara News

Diamond Princess Crew to Undergo 28-day Observation upon Arrival
The government said it would put the 74 Indonesian crewmembers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship under a 28-day observation when they returned from Japan.

Floods inundate several parts of Jakarta on Sunday
Several areas in Jakarta were flooded on Sunday morning following heavy rains overnight.
— Antara News

Indonesia refuses entry of some 118 foreigners amid COVID-19 outbreak
The Directorate General of Immigration has refused entry of 118 foreigners to Indonesia, as part of a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19.
— Antara News

Sweet but deadly: Indonesia mulls sugary drink tax to curb rise of diabetes, obesity
For 23-year-old creative worker Benediktus Andre Setyawan, going without sweet tea would be “strange, like something is missing”.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Military to Recruit 25,000 Young People for Reserve Force
The Indonesian Military will begin recruiting citizen soldiers next month to build the long-awaited military reserve force that will eventually have 25,000 members.
— Jakarta Globe

Flash flood hits 249 Yogyakarta school trip students, kills eight
A flash flood hit 249 students trekking along Sempor River during a school trip in Turi, Sleman District, Yogyakarta, killing at least eight, while two went reportedly missing, a local rescue officer stated here, today.
— Antara News

Indonesia to tap domestic market, investment to tackle COVID-19 impact
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak hitting China, the world’s second-largest economy, since January-end 2020 has hindered the recovery of the global economy from the impacts of the US-China trade war that had slowed down.
— Antara News

58 Chinese nationals seek stay permit extension over coronavirus
Some 58 Chinese nationals have put in their applications with the Tanjungpinang Immigration Office in Riau Islands Province for extending their stay permits under forced majeure or urgent situation in connection with the coronavirus outbreak.
— Antara News

Jakarta sees fewer cases of dengue fever
The Jakarta Health Agency is expecting fewer cases of the mosquito-borne dengue fever this year.
— The Jakarta Post

Two people living in South Tangerang exposed to radioactive waste: Nuclear agency
The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) has reported that two people living in South Tangerang at the Batan Indah housing complex in Banten, where radioactive materials were recently found discarded, had tested positive for exposure to Caesium-137.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Jokowi must use popularity to remake the economy
High approval for Jokowi should be put to good use. © NurPhoto/Getty Images Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo was that rarest of things in 2019: a world leader who ended a tumultuous year for the globe more popular than he started it.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts North Sulawesi’s Melonguane
An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hit Melonguane in North Sulawesi Province on Saturday night but no casualties were reported,
— Antara News

Indonesia’s abandoned children in Syria
When Leefa set out from Indonesia for the Islamic State (IS) group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqa, she says she thought she was headed to an earthly paradise for the faithful.
— The ASEAN Post

KPK terminates 36 investigations amid declining public trust
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has confirmed that it has stopped preliminary investigations for 36 cases, raising skepticism over the performance of the country’s leading antigraft agency under its new leadership.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Not worried’: Airlangga Hartarto downplays US’ revocation of Indonesia’s developing nation status
Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto says the United States’ decision to no longer recognize Indonesia as a developing country would not affect the country much, despite the potential effects the decision would bring.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian worker in Hong Kong sentenced to jail for stealing face masks
A migrant worker from Indonesia has been sentenced to jail for stealing face masks in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Bakamla to command security of Natuna waters
Indonesia has assigned the Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) to be in charge of security in the North Natuna Sea, in which skirmishes with foreign fishing boats often occur.
— The Jakarta Post

BKKBN Comments on Sperm Donors in Family Resilience Draft Bill
The head of the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), Hasto Wardoyo, said there were some articles in the Family Resilience draft bill that had already been regulated in the fatwas of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).

Bill gives government control of environmental oversight
The omnibus bill on job creation has caused yet another controversy as it would loosen and even strip measures on environmental oversight, including the requirement for businesses to obtain an Environmental Impact Analysis (Amdal) document.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Patriarchal’: Women rights activists slam family resilience bill
A controversial bill on family resilience includes a provision of six months of paid maternity leave for female workers, but only for those working in government offices, regional administrations, and state-owned or region-owned enterprises.
— The Jakarta Post

Government directs efforts to expedite meat profuction self-reliance
The Indonesian government is striving to expedite self-reliance in meat production to curb imports, Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo stated.
— Antara News

Tourists Pile Up at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Immigration
The immigration system in Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport allegedly underwent technical difficulties as a large group of tourists were stuck in the airport’s immigration checkpoint for up to roughly two hours.

Adhi Karya Requesting Rp3tn State Equity
State-owned construction company Adhi Karya (IDX: ADHI) will propose to get Rp3 trillion funding in the form of state equity participation (PMN).

Ministers Subianto, Pandjaitan discuss cooperation plan with Abu Dhabi
Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto visited Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan’s offices in Jakarta, Friday, to discuss Indonesia’s plans to forge cooperation in weaponry with the United Arab Emirates.
— Antara News

Teacher Named Suspect after Eight Students Die in Flashflood
A junior high school teacher in Yogyakarta was named suspect after at least eight students were killed by flashflood during a trip along a river bank on Friday involving hundreds of Boy and Girl Scouts.
— Jakarta Globe

Anies Baswedan Lauds Jokowi’s Role in Transportation Integration
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan praised President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s role in integrating transportation in Jakarta.

Vessel carrying five foreign nationals stranded on Bengkalis Island
A vessel carrying five foreign nationals was stranded on Bengkalis Island in Riau Province last Thursday (Feb 20), a rescue worker said on Saturday evening.
— Antara News

Anies Baswedan Claims 111,000 Entrepreneurs Have Been Born
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is optimistic that he will realize his past promises to establish 200,000 new entrepreneurs and provide training before the end of his tenure in 2022.

Opportunities arise for pharmaceutical industry amid Covid-19 outbreak
Health Minister (Menkes) Terawan Agus Putranto pointed to the opportunities arising for the domestic pharmaceutical industry from the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) that hit China.
— Antara News

Trade minister cooperates with Indian entrepreneurs to boost trade
Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto reiterated the significance of collaborating with Indian businesses to step up trade between Indonesia and India.
— Antara News

Yogyakarta reviews necessity of branding to support tourism promotion
The Yogyakarta local government plans to study the necessity of a branding for Yogyakarta to support tourism promotion projected to play a central role in boosting the city’s economy in the coming years.
— Antara News

Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway Project not affected by COVID-19
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has said that the Indonesian Government remains committed to the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project expected to be completed by the end of 2021, although China is currently being hit by coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
— Antara News

55 disabled people join civil service recruitments
At least 55 people with disabilities have been registered to participate in a recruitment test for civil servants in the Jakarta provincial government office in South Jakarta, an official stated here, today.
— Antara News

BNI to pay Rp 3.85t in dividends, appoints Agus Martowardojo as top commissioner
State-owned lender Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), will distribute Rp 3.85 trillion (US$281 million) in dividends to shareholders and has appointed former central bank governor and ex finance minister Agus Martowardojo as its president commissioner.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia undertakes monetary, fiscal measures to fight effects of virus
Indonesia is planning to roll out monetary easing and fiscal stimulus to cushion the economy from the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus.
— The Jakarta Post

Manpower ministry apportions Rp5.2 trillion for HR training
The Manpower Ministry (Kemenaker) has allotted funds reaching Rp5.2 trillion for training and improving the quality of human resources (HR) participating at Vocational Training Centers (BLK) across Indonesia, including in BLK Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi Province.
— Antara News

Ganjar Pranowo Sees Off Export of Double-decker Buses
Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo led a ceremonial event that marked the export of 10 double-decker buses manufactured by Karoseri Laksana to Bangladesh.

Jokowi officiates Asia Pacific Rayon plant in Riau
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officiated on Friday a fiber manufacturer PT Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) plant in Pelalawan regency, Riau — a site expected to improve the nation’s textile sector and the Industry 4.0 road map.
— The Jakarta Post

E-envy: Online commerce platforms vie for consumer loyalty
E-commerce platforms in Indonesia are competing for consumer loyalty as people continue to shop around on different platforms, joint research by Facebook and Bain & Company shows.
— The Jakarta Post

Builder Totalindo eyes Rp 3 trillion in contracts in 2020
Publicly listed construction company PT Totalindo Eka Persada has achieved 10 percent of its target to book Rp 3 trillion (US$218 million) in new contracts in 2020, following its weak financial performance and plummeting share prices last year.
— The Jakarta Post

Vale Indonesia increases revenue despite falling production
Publicly listed nickel producer PT Vale Indonesia has recorded higher revenue and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) last year as nickel prices went up in the second half of 2019.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Millennial lifestyle’: BCA says ride-hailing apps dragging down auto loan demand
Bank Central Asia (BCA), Indonesia’s largest private lender by market value, is blaming the bank’s contraction in automotive loans last year on the rise of ride-hailing apps and the “millennial lifestyle”.
— 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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