Indonesia morning news for January 27

Indonesia morning news for January 27

Indonesia morning news

Eight Denpasar-Wuhan flights stand canceled over nCov virus outbreak
Two Indonesian airlines — Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air — have canceled eight flights between Bali and the Chinese city of Wuhan in the wake of the novel Coronavirus (nCov) outbreak.
— Antara News

MPR urges government travel advisory for Wuhan
Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Ahmad Muzani has urged the Indonesian government to issue a travel advisory for Indonesians visiting Wuhan.
— Antara News

RSPI Sulianti Saroso Patient Not Infected with Coronavirus
The Infectious Disease Hospital (RSPI) Sulianti Saroso in Jakarta, confirmed that the patient recently treated by the hospital for suspected Coronavirus infection was not infected by the virus.
— Tempo.co

Indonesia to have four new smelters this year as mineral ore export ban nears
The government expects four smelters with a combined annual input capacity of 2.07 million tons and output capacity of 200,923 tons to begin operations this year.
— The Jakarta Post

Flood affects 40,844 residents in West Java’s Bandung District
Flood hit five sub-districts in Bandung District, West Java Province, on Sunday, inundating thousands of houses and forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes.
— Antara News

20-meter-long whale washes ashore on Rote Ndao Coast, NTT
A dead whale washed ashore in a mangrove forest on Tasilo village beach, Rote Ndao District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
— Antara News

93 Indonesians still living in isolated Wuhan
Some 93 Indonesians are still in Wuhan, China, until Friday, 11 a.m. local time, or 25 hours after Hubei Province’s capital was declared closed effective January 23, 2020, to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading.
— Antara News

Government to proceed with settlement of Semanggi tragedies through House
The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) have agreed to proceed with the settlement of the Semanggi tragedies following outcry over the attorney general’s statement that the cases were not examples of gross human rights violations.
— The Jakarta Post

Two West Nusa Tenggara’s students in Wuhan are well: LPP
The Education Development Agency (LPP) said two Indonesian students from West Nusa Tenggara Province keep staying at their university’s dormitory in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but they are well.
— Antara News

Seven Lion Air’s passengers free from coronavirus symptoms: spokesman
Indonesia’s Lion Air revealed on Sunday that seven passengers of its JT-2742 flight leaving from Changsha’s Huanghua International Airport in Hunan Province, China, to Manado in North Sulawesi Province had been confirmed free from coronavirus symptoms.
— Antara News

Indonesian health workers in Tarakan must wear N95 masks
Tarakan city’s health office in the Indonesian province of North Kalimantan has protected its ground workers with N95 masks and medical gloves to prevent them from being infected by any passenger with suspected coronavirus symptoms.
— Antara News

174 Chinese tourists visit West Sumatra amid fear of coronavirus
Some 174 Chinese tourists arrived at Minangkabau International Airport in West Sumatra Province on Sunday at around 06.36 a.m. Western Indonesia Time (WIB) amid a global fear of Wuhan’s novel coronavirus outbreak.
— Antara News

Govt to kick off 2020 population census in February
The government is set to conduct a population census, which are done every 10 years, next month to update data on the country’s demographics.
— The Jakarta Post

Things you need to know about government’s sovereign wealth fund
Indonesia is planning to establish a sovereign wealth fund to fund the country’s development projects following investment interest expressed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States, among others.
— The Jakarta Post

Ornamental fish production target set at 1.8 billion for 2020
The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) has outlined a target to produce some 1.8 billion ornamental fish during 2020, as a commodity earning foreign exchange to sustain Indonesia’s economic growth.
— Antara News

President warns ministers to carefully deliver public statements
President Joko Widodo here Friday warned his ministers to be more careful while delivering statements to the public following an alleged incorrect statement issued by Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly.
— Antara News

President orders tighter monitoring for prevention of coronavirus
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has prompted Health Minister Terawan Agus Putrato (Terawan) to tighten monitoring of people and goods arriving from abroad to prevent the spread of the coronavirus which began in Wuhan City, China.
— Antara News

Indonesia to deport environmental journalist Philip Jacobson
Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD plans to deport award-winning journalist Philip Jacobson, who allegedly violated his visa restrictions.
— The Jakarta Post

Medan’s Adam Malik Hospital to handle coronavirus cases
Adam Malik Hospital in Medan, capital of North Sumatra Province, will handle coronavirus cases with its team of doctors and specialists who often tackle outbreaks of infectious diseases, the hospital authority revealed here Friday.
— Antara News

Significance of fulfilling basic rights of Rohingya
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Myanmar to take emergency measures to protect the Rohingya from persecution and cruelty and ensure the preservation of evidence related to alleged crimes against them.
— Antara News

Forest overexploitation forcing tigers to newer grounds: Walhi
Over-exploitation of forests in Sumatra has compelled Sumatran tigers to flee their habitats, stray into human settlements, and attack local villagers, M. Hairul Sobri, executive director of Indonesia’s Environmental Forum (Walhi) South Sumatra chapter, stated.
— Antara News

Malaysian SAR helps search sunken boat’s missing passengers in Riau
The Malaysian Search and Rescue (SAR) Agency deployed its personnel to facilitate search for passengers that went missing after a wooden boat sank in Malacca Strait near the Riau provincial waters, Tuesday night (Jan 21).
— Antara News

Rupiah stronger as Imlek draws closer
The Indonesian rupiah appreciated against the US dollar in the Jakarta interbank market ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Imlek, on the weekend.
— Antara News

OJK Blocks 800 Securities Accounts Linked to Jiwasraya Scandal
The Financial Services Authority (OJK) has officially asked the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI) to block roughly 800 securities accounts allegedly linked to the corruption scandal and default of state-insurer Jiwasraya.
— Tempo.co

Slowing loan growth halves Bank Mandiri’s profit growth in 2019
State-owned Bank Mandiri booked almost 10 percent profit growth in 2019, although the figure was lower than in 2018 due to slowing loan growth.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia centers attention on deepening trade cooperation at WEF
Indonesia can step up trade cooperation to the maximal level through closer collaboration with trade partners in the global market, Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto stated.
— Antara News

PLN shuts down 15 electricity substations in Jakarta following heavy rain
State-owned electricity company PLN has shut down 15 electricity substations, many in North Jakarta, following heavy rainfall across the capital on Friday.
— The Jakarta Post

Amazon Web Services to build data centers in Jakarta: Minister
Amazon Web Services (AWS) will build an infrastructure “region” in Jakarta by the end of next year or early 2022 in the biggest investment in Indonesia’s the information and technology sector, a high-ranking official has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Hungary to assist Indonesia with $90 million toll road technology
Indonesia and Hungary are in talks to build a multi-lane free flow (MLFF) e-toll system that allows payments without gates while cars are moving. The technology is estimated to cost US$90 million.
— The Jakarta Post

Crushing illegal miners for saving Indonesia’s environment
The Banten Provincial Police have made sustained efforts to curtail illegal gold mining activities, including by shutting down 10 pits found inside the Mount Halimun Salak National Park (TNGHS) area, Lebak, Banten, on Friday.
— Antara News

President assures no congestion, flooding in new capital
There would be no congestion and flooding in Indonesia’s new capital city in the districts of Kutai Kertanegara and Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan Province, President Joko Widodo assured here Friday.
— Antara News

New Garuda Boss Says He Won’t Look Back on Smuggling Scandal
Garuda Indonesia’s newly-appointed chief executive Irfan Setiaputra said he wouldn’t waste time looking back on scandals that led to the sacking of his predecessor, saying he rose to the post with the main task of making the company a “national pride”.
— Jakarta Globe

E-Cigarette Is Haram: Muhammadiyah
Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organization, has issued an edict stating that electronic cigarettes are haram and banned the increasingly popular tobacco alternatives among the organization’s 22 million followers.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia, Hungary Commemorate 65 Years of Diplomatic Ties
Indonesia and Hungary seek to foster bilateral cooperation following the high-level meeting between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to commemorate 65 years of diplomatic relations on Thursday.
— Jakarta Globe

Three Indonesians Arrested for Malware Attacks Targeting Online Stores
The Indonesian Police have arrested three people accused of using e-commerce data theft framework named JS Sniffer.
— Jakarta Globe

Riau agency puts GPS collars on wild elephants to prevent conflicts with humans
The Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Riau) is putting GPS collars on a herd of wild elephants in Riau for the first time in an effort to reduce conflict between animals and humans.
— The Jakarta Post

Chevron stops drilling in Rokan block affect s national production
Energy Watch Executive Director Mamit Setiawan has expressed regret over PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia’s move to stop drilling in the Rokan oil block in Riau Province since it could have a significant impact on the reduction of national oil and gas production.
— Antara News

Aceh reconciliation commission for past human rights abuses seeks legal certainty
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (KKR) has urged the government to follow up on its “15-year-old debt” to settle alleged human rights violations during prolonged conflict in the country’s westernmost province amid legal uncertainty.
— The Jakarta Post

UGM supports Nadiem Makarim’s independent campus policy: rector
Gadjah Mada University’s rectorate has expressed its readiness to support the implementation of Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim’s independent campus policy.
— Antara News

Police prepare personnel to tackle floods in Jakarta
The Jakarta Metropolitan Police has prepared its personnel to anticipate floods following rains throughout Friday in several flood-prone areas in the capital.
— Antara News

Transport Minister to inspect Soekarno-Hatta’s runway 3
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi is scheduled to inspect the operation of runway 3 and east cross taxiway at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport west of Jakarta on Sunday evening.
— Antara News

Cruise ship visits to Raja Ampat yet to contribute significantly
Cruise ship visits have yet to generate significant revenues for the government and people in Raja Ampat District, West Papua Province, that have prioritized preservation of nature.
— Antara News

We go beyond main cities in Indonesia: Here Technologies
You may not have direct knowledge of 3D mapping company Here Technologies, but if you drive a smart car, the chances are that it is embedded with sophisticated maps built by this Amsterdam-based tech firm.
— The Jakarta Post

Bumi Adipura housing complex, Bandung, submerged by flooding
Floods inundated the Bumi Adipura housing complex in Rancabolang, Gedebage Sub-district, Bandung City, West Java Province, according to the West Java Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD).
— Antara News

Universities susceptible to being exposed to radicalism: Alius
Commissioner General Suhardi Alius, head of the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), believes that universities are vulnerable to being exposed to radicalism, for which collective efforts are deemed necessary to tackle the problem.
— Antara News

Turning peat swamp to benefit of creative craftsmen
The monotonous swamp welcomes visitors to North Hulu Sungai District in South Kalimantan Province.
— Antara News

Feature photo Shankar Subramanian

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on raptors of Asean, here the Wood Owl (left) and the Buffy Fish Owl (right).

 

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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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