Indonesia morning news for January 13

Indonesia morning news for January 13

Indonesia morning newsChinese Coast Guard,Fishing Vessel Still Trespass EEZ Near Natuna
Three Indonesian naval ships found many Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels remain in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone near Natuna waters on Saturday or four days after President Joko Widodo’s recent visit to Natuna District in Riau Islands Province.

China’s South China Sea expansion plans hit a wall in Indonesia (video)
China’s seemingly unstoppable expansion through the South China Sea finally hit a wall last week, an unyielding, uncompromising wall named Indonesia.
— AEC News Today

Humpback whale dies after becoming stranded on N. Sumatra coast
A 20-ton humpback whale has died after becoming stranded on the coast of Asahan regency, North Sumatra, on Saturday afternoon.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesians travelling to China advised caution over pneumonia
Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto has appealed to Indonesians travelling to China to be wary of severe pneumonia, whose cause yet alludes all.
— Antara News

N Sumatra police officer arrested in drug case
The police investigators in Tanah Karo District, North Sumatra Province, arrested the police chief of Payung Subdistrict, First Inspector Samson Susaei Sembiring, for allegedly involving in drug trafficking activities.
— Antara News

Mt. Leuser park rangers save two young orangutans from smuggler
Rangers from Mount Leuser National Park have rescued two juvenile Sumatran orangutans from a poacher who allegedly planned to sell the critically endangered apes on the black market.
— The Jakarta Post

Transportation Ministry Mobilize 39 Ships to Patrol Natuna
The Indonesia Sea and Coast Guard (KPLP) of the Transportation Ministry, mobilized 39 ships on a patrol in Natuna Waters, Riau Islands. Director of KPLP Ahmad, said that the 39 ships were originated from five different Sea and Coast Guard (PLP) headquarters.

6,000 Indonesian terrorists identified abroad, minister says
Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has said that over 6,000 Indonesian citizens have been identified as foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs).
— The Jakarta Post

US to finance Indonesia’s multibillion development projects
Indonesia is slated to secure US$5 billion in development funds from the United States’ financing arm for developing countries and more from the American private sector, following investments from China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
— The Jakarta Post

Former Minister Mari Elka Pangestu Appointed Managing Director of World Bank
The World Bank has appointed former minister Mari Elka Pangestu as its managing director for development policy and partnerships, World Bank Group president David Malpass announced in a statement on Friday.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia, Japan to Beef Up Cooperation in Outermost Islands
Indonesia and Japan are pursuing more cooperation in investment and infrastructure development in Natuna and Indonesia’s other outer islands as both countries seek to bolster their strategic presence in the Indo-Pacific region.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesian Universities: World-Class or Removed From Reality?
Indonesian universities are striving to be recognized as world-class universities.
— Jakarta Globe

Blood is thicker than water: Relatives of governor, mayor promoted in Riau administration
The provincial administration of Riau and the city administration of its capital Pekanbaru have drawn scrutiny over the appointments of the relatives of Riau Governor Syamsuar, provincial regional secretary Yan Prana Jaya Indra Rasyid and Pekanbaru Mayor Firdaus to key positions.
— The Jakarta Post

A legislator appreciates Garuda’s decision to avoid Iran’s airspace
A member of the House of Representatives (DPR) supports and appreciates Garuda Indonesia’s decision to reroute its flights to Europe to circumvent the airspace over Iran for the sake of aviation safety and security.
— Antara News

Indonesia to build world-class training facility
Indonesia is working on all possible ways of finding success at the 2032 Summer Olympic Games by building a world-class training facility on the outskirts of Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

President Jokowi to invite Emperor of Japan to visit Indonesia
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had planned to invite the Japanese Emperor Naruhito to pay official visit to Indonesia, presidential spokesperson M Fadjroel Rachman revealed to the press on Sunday.
— Antara News

Papua police chief visits an injured policeman in Timika
Papua Police Chief Inspector General Paulus Waterpauw visited Luki, a mobile brigade personnel who survived an armed Papuan rebel group’s attack but sustained a gunshot wound on his left thigh, at the Mitra Masyarakat Hospital in Timika on Sunday.
— Antara News

Indonesia and Japan Discuss Counter-Terrorism and Deradicalization
Indonesia and Japan have agreed to pave a way for cooperation in counter-terrorism and deradicalization, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud M.D. said on Friday.
— Jakarta Globe

US-Iran conflict has short-term effect on Indonesian economy: BI
The increasing geopolitical tensions between the United States (US) and Iran in the Middle East is having a short-term effect on the Indonesian economy, Bank Indonesia (BI) has said.
— Antara News

Nov 2019 retail sales grew positively despite October slowdown: BI
Indonesia’s retail sales grew positively in November 2019 in spite of having slowed down in comparison with a month earlier, according to the central bank.
— Antara News

Jakarta MRT considered best project of Japan-Indonesia cooperation
The Jakarta MRT transportation has become the best or the flagship project of the cooperation between Japan and Indonesia, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi has said.
— Antara News

Indonesia Receives IDR 10 Trillion Foreign Capital in January
Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Perry Warjiyo said that Indonesia has received IDR 10.1 trillion in foreign capital as of January 9, 2020, which he argued was due to the improving level of trust from global investors.

Plaintiffs struggle to obtain evidence in attempt to challenge revised KPK Law
Lawyers representing a coalition of civil society groups that are challenging the controversial 2019 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law have complained about difficulties in securing evidence to support their petition for a judicial review of the recently enacted law.
— The Jakarta Post

Ministry blocks 4,020 illegal fintech in 2018-2019
The Ministry of Communication and Information blocked at least 4,020 illicit financial tech (fintech) applications and websites from August 2018 to December 2019 following varied efforts launched by Indonesia’s government to protect the nation’s consumers.
— Antara News

Erick Thohir dismisses Pupuk Indonesia commissioner
State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has reportedly dismissed an independent commissioner of state fertilizer holding company PT Pupuk Indonesia, Yanuar Rizky, before the end of his term.
— The Jakarta Post

Concerns raised over 2020 regional elections amid KPU graft case
A recent graft case involving a top official of the General Elections Commission (KPU) has raised concerns over the upcoming simultaneous regional elections scheduled for September 2020.
— The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta to implement smoking ban on Malioboro
The Yogyakarta administration is planning to turn the popular tourist destination of Malioboro into a smoke-free zone starting in March.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi discusses potential areas for cooperation with Softbank CEO
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received a visit from Masayoshi Son, the president of Softbank, to explore potential areas for cooperation.
— Antara News

Jokowi to deliver keynote speech at Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will deliver Indonesia’s plan to build a new capital city in East Kalimantan with the concept of sustainable city, in his keynote speech at the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday (Jan 13).
— Antara News

Four companies prepared to invest trillions of rupiahs in Batam
Four large-scale companies are prepared to invest trillions of rupiahs in the industrialized island of Batam this year, Chief of the Batam Free Trade Area and Free Port Management Board, Muhammad Rudi, said.
— Antara News

Bomb in bag explodes in Bengkulu village, injuring one
A bomb hidden inside a bag exploded in front of a house in Padang village of Seluma regency in Bengkulu on Saturday morning, injuring the house owner.
— The Jakarta Post

Californian Man Arrested for Hit and Run in Denpasar, Bali
A tourist from the United States, Ryan Matthew, is reportedly arrested by Denpasar Police after committing a hit-and-run on two locals in the area of Uluwatu, South Kuta, while driving under the influence of alcohol.

A cargo ship sinks in Belitung waters
A cargo ship carrying building materials capsized in Belitung Island waters, Bangka Belitung Province, on Sunday, on its way from Sunda Kelapa Port in Jakarta to Pontianak, West Kalimantan, due to bad weather.
— Antara News

Two Malaysian teens deported over violation of immigration regulations
The Indonesian immigration authority in Nunukan District, North Kalimantan Province, deported two Malaysian teenagers — Muhammad Afiq Syafiq bin Surian, 15, and Nurul Afiqah Syafiqah binti Surian, 13, — for violating Indonesia’s immigration regulations.
— Antara News

President Jokowi receives Japanese Foreign Minister at Merdeka Palace
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu at the Merdeka Palace here on Friday.
— Antara News

Education and Culture Minister imposes plastic ban within ministry
Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim has placed a ban on the use of disposable plastic bottles or bags within the Education and Culture Ministry.
— Antara News

Indonesia should adopt prompt stance in allaying Mideast tension: MPR
Fadel Muhammad, Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) deputy chairman, urged the Indonesian government to take a stance promptly over the spiraling Middle East tension following the US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
— Antara News

Tree planting made mandatory for S Jakarta’s promoted police officers
South Jakarta Police will issue a mandatory tree-planting order for promoted police officers for ecosystem preservation and precautionary measure against man-made disasters, such as the early-Jan 48-hour major flooding in Greater Jakarta, including the city.
— Antara News

MRT Jakarta, KAI Set Up Joint Venture
Mass Rapid Transit or MRT Jakarta and state-owned railway operator KAI have launched today, January 10, a joint venture dubbed PT Moda Integrasi Transportasi Jabodetabek to manage and operate 72 stations.

Magnitude 4.5 quake hits West Java’s Pangandaran
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hit the waters southwest of Pangandaran District, West Java Province, at dawn on Saturday, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said.
— Antara News

Pangkalbalam Port notifies ship crews of crocodile attacks
Pangkalbalam Port, Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung, cautioned ship crew members to stay vigilant of crocodile attacks, as the reptilian species were regularly spotted in vessel waterways and nearby jetty areas, the authority office stated here, today.
— Antara News

Lebak’s 18 Islamic boarding school buildings damaged by flooding
Nearly 18 Islamic boarding school (pesantren) buildings incurred serious damage after a flash flood recently inundated several parts of Lebak District, Banten Province.
— Antara News

BMKG warns of tropical cyclone Claudia in East Nusa Tenggara
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has issued a warning of category two of tropical cyclone Claudia in the southern part of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) which is forecast to grow stronger.
— Antara News

Morocco-Indonesia brotherhood has existed since 16th century
The Brotherhood between the Moroccan and Indonesian ulemas has been in existence since the 16th century, Moroccan ulema, Sayyid Syarif Adnan Talidy El-Hasany, said.
— Antara News

Five dead as blaze engulfs shophouse in Makassar
A fire engulfed a two-story shophouse on Jl. Titang in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Thursday afternoon, claiming five lives.
— The Jakarta Post


Feature photo Indonesian Red Cross

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on the flooding in Indonesia.


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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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