Indonesia morning news for January 6

Indonesia morning news for January 6

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia: Death toll from Jakarta flooding rises to 60
The death toll from severe flooding and landslides that struck the Indonesian capital Jakarta over the New Year rose to 60, the state-run disaster management authority said Sunday.
— Anadolu Agency

Indonesia Will Never Negotiate Natuna with China: Minister
The Indonesian government will never negotiate its sovereign rights over the Natuna waters off Riau Islands province with China, following alleged border trespass by Chinese fishing boats and Coast Guard in the area, the chief security minister said on Sunday.
— Jakarta Globe

Embassy urges Indonesians in Iran to be vigilant following US air strikes
The Indonesian Embassy in Tehran has issued a letter urging Indonesian citizens in Iran to take precautions following United States air strikes in Iraq, one of which killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.
— The Jakarta Post

Pertamina Cuts Fuel Prices by up to 12 Percent
State-run oil company Pertamina reduced prices of gasoline and diesel fuels by between 6 percent and nearly 13 percent, effective on Sunday.
— Jakarta Globe

Pilot whale washes ashore on South Gorontalo beach
A dead pilot whale washed ashore on South Gorontalo beach, Tolotio Village, Bone Sub-district, Bone Bolango District, Gorontalo Province, Sulawesi Island, on Saturday.
— Antara News

Jakarta Spends More on Formula E Race Than on Preventing Floods
Indonesians have flooded the social media accounts of Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, or FIA, with pleas to cancel their electric car race in the country’s capital in June.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia strengthens maritime patrol in Natuna to expel China’s boats
Indonesia is firmly strengthening its maritime patrol in Natuna waters, Riau Islands Province, to expel China’s fishing boats which illegally operated over the territory, as Mahfud MD, the Minister of Coordinating Politics, Law and Security remarked.
— Antara News

Foreign capital flow reached Rp224.2 trillion in 2019: BI
Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Perry Warjiyo pointed to the flow of foreign capital of Rp224.2 trillion into Indonesia remaining stable amid the global economic turmoil from the start of January to December 31, 2019.
— Antara News

Garuda Indonesia most punctual airline in the world in 2019: study
Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, most notably related to the huge air hostess prostitution scandal that rocked the airline late last year.
— Coconuts

Chinese fishing vessels remain in Natuna amid diplomatic tension: TNI
The Indonesian Military (TNI) claims that Chinese fishing vessels remained in Natuna, Riau Islands, on Sunday despite the ongoing diplomatic tug of war between Indonesia and China over the latter’s naval maneuvers in the region last week.
— The Jakarta Post

Record-low inflation sparks worry over household spending
Indonesia’s decade-low inflation rate has sparked concern among several economists that the key indicator foreshadows a further weakening of the national economy.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt anticipates possible oil price hike as US-Iran conflict intensifies
The strained diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran following the killing of a top Iranian general by the US military would likely affect Indonesia’s national economic growth as oil prices are bound to surge in the wake of the latest development, a minister has suggested.
— The Jakarta Post

2019’s CPI inflation stays at target corridor: BI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation in 2019 stood at 2.72 percent (yoy), which is within the Bank Indonesia’s target corridor for the last five consecutive years, the figure of which in 2019 is 3.5 percent ±1 percent.
— Antara News

Three countries offer to design Indonesia’s new capital
The United States, China, and Japan have offered their help in finalizing the design of the new capital city, the Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono has said.
— Antara News

Industrial area immune to impacts of flooding: HKI
Indonesia’s Association of Industrial Estates (HKI) Chairperson Sanny Iskandar confirmed that industrial estates that are HKI members were safe from the effects of floods that struck Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek).
— Antara News

Indonesia to steadily boost economic relations with South Africa
Indonesia will continually strive to intensify economic relations with South Africa in 2020, Indonesian Ambassador to South Africa Salman Al Farisi noted.
— Antara News

Power outages in over 740 Jakarta neighborhoods, 107 in Banten following massive floods
More than 740 neighborhoods in Greater Jakarta and 107 in Banten remain without power as of Friday noon after severe flooding since Wednesday.
— The Jakarta Post

Tanjungpinang immigration deports 50 foreign nationals in 2019
The Immigration Office in Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands Province, deported 50 foreign nationals last year for being involved in a number of legal cases including drug abuse and illegal fishing.
— Antara News

What about informal education? Govt under fire for restructuring education ministry
An education advocacy group has lambasted the government for the abolishing the Early Childhood and Community Education Directorate General from the Education and Culture Ministry, arguing the move would abandon citizens who could not receive formal education.
— The Jakarta Post

W Jakarta readies inflatable boats to anticipate another flood
The West Jakarta municipal administration has readied inflatable boats as an anticipatory step to help the evacuation of victims and the distribution of aid to affected areas in case of another flooding.
— Antara News

Central Java’s Mount Merapi spews hot ash again
Mount Merapi in Central Java spewed hot ash on Saturday night, causing mild ash rain over Boyolali regency.
— The Jakarta Post

New normal: Climate crisis to bring extreme rainfall more often, scientists say
While officials and politicians in Jakarta indulge in a blame game over responsibility for the severe flooding in Greater Jakarta, it seems that few people are willing to acknowledge that the climate crisis has hammered the country once again by inundating the capital in more water than it could cope with.
— The Jakarta Post

MUI, Muhammadiyah deputy chairman Yunahar Ilyas dies at 63
Yunahar Ilyas, the deputy chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and a Muhammadiyah leader, died on Thursday evening aged 63 years at Dr. Sardjito Central General Hospital in Yogyakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Australian found dead in Kuta hotel room
Police are investigating the death of an Australian man identified as Ross Patrick McGuinness, who was found dead in his hotel room in Kuta on Wednesday.
— The Jakarta Post

Marijuana Found During Flood, Police Suspects Multiple Sellers
Officers of the Depok Metro Resort Police continues to investigate the recent discovery of dozens of kilogram of marijuana packages during the recent flood.
— Tempo.co

Cellular services remain disrupted in some areas following Greater Jakarta floods
Cellular services from a number of telecommunication providers remained disrupted in several areas on Thursday following heavy rains and flooding that have gripped Greater Jakarta since Tuesday night.
— The Jakarta Post

Smallhold farmers, experts call for policy change over oil palm plantations
The massive expansion of oil palm plantations in forest areas has made it common for families in East Kotawaringin, Central Kalimantan regency with the largest areas of oil palm plantations in Indonesia to experience water shortages during dry seasons because of environmental damage.
— The Jakarta Post

As civil servants, KPK employees may find it hard to prosecute government officials
Antigraft activists have raised doubts about the ability of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to maintain its independence once its employees become regular civil servants and as such will be under government supervision.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi orders mily to restore Sukajaya Village’s landslide-hit road
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) ordered the Indonesian military (TNI), related ministry, and National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on Sunday to restore an access road to Sukajaya Village, Bogor District, West Java, being crippled by a landslide.
— Antara News

Indonesia needs ocean going vessels to secure its EEZ: Luhut
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan has proposed the purchase of ocean going vessels to strengthen Indonesia’s capability of safeguarding its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) rights from violations by foreign ships.
— Antara News

Insurers expects no significant rise in claims following massive flooding
Insurance companies are expecting to see a moderate rise in property and vehicle insurance claims by next week following massive flooding in Greater Jakarta since Tuesday night.
— The Jakarta Post

All flood victims to receive proper care: Social affairs minister
Social Affairs Minister Juliari P. Batubara, in a statement on Friday, made assurance of proper handling and evacuation of people affected by flooding in Jakarta, West Java, and Banten.
— Antara News

Sorong police’s probe ongoing into airport’s attackers
The Sorong police in West Papua are investigating the case of vandalism and attack on Domine Eduard Osok Airport during a riot in August 2019, its Chief Adjunct Sen. Coms. Mariochristy P. S. Siregar stated.
— Antara News

Anies Baswedan joins a clean-up activity in Kampung Makassar
Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan worked hand in hand with the residents of Kampung Makassar in East Jakarta on Sunday morning to clean their neighborhood area after the floodwater inundating the suburban area receded.\
— Antara News

Flash flood claims eight lives in Lebak: BNPB
A flash flood that hit Lebak District in Banten Province on Wednesday (Jan 1) killed at least eight people, Head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Doni Monardo revealed here on Saturday.
— Antara News

4.8-magnitude quake jolts Malang
A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit Malang District, East Java, on Sunday morning due to the activity of active fault at sea, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).
— Antara News

Ministry dispatches aid packages to schools reeling from floods
The Education and Culture Ministry has sent aid packages for schools in Greater Jakarta ravaged by floods.
— Antara News

Flash flood in Lebak majorly wrecks 1,060 houses
A total of 1,060 houses in six sub-districts in Lebak District, Banten Province, suffered severe damage after being hit by flash flood on Wednesday (Jan 1).
— Antara News

Islamic Groups Back Gov’t Efforts to Contain Caliphate
Fourteen organizations grouping in the Islamic Organization Friendship Body, or LPOI, expressed their support on Friday for government’s continued struggle to eradicate radicalism in a country with the world’s biggest Muslim population.
— Jakarta Globe

Central Java sends aid packages to Banten, Jakarta, West Java
The Central Java provincial government shows sympathy for the victims of flash floods and landslides in Banten, Jakarta, and West Java by sending three trucks loaded with humanitarian aid packages on Friday evening.
— Antara News

Avoid engaging in blame game over New Year’s catastrophe: speaker
People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo urged central and regional governments and communities to not engage in a blame game over the deadly flash floods and landslides hitting greater Jakarta areas early this year.
— Antara News

Soekarno Hatta Airport Train resumes operation as floods recede
The railway of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport located in Tengerang, Banten Province, resumed operations and served passengers starting Saturday after its operations were stopped due to major flooding affecting Jakarta and Banten.
— Antara News

Jakarta’s Generation Z pledges greater impact in 2020
New year’s resolutions are a common tradition, but Jakartans of the so-called Generation Z eye more than just a commitment to themselves.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta families set sights on educational destinations during year-end holidays
The year-end holiday season has always been a highly awaited event for many families in the capital city, especially because it coincides with the semester break of their children’s schools.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta streets bear witness to silent friendships, understanding among blue-collar workers
Driving his angkot (public minivan) on Jl. Raya Cilincing in North Jakarta on a Sunday afternoon, 36-year-old Muhammad Rizki occasionally stopped in the middle of the road so that some buskers could jump in, even though the old M14, code for angkot serving Cilincing-Tanjung Priok route, was nearly full of passengers.
— The Jakarta Post

Blue Bird to roll out 200 electric taxis in 2020
Publicly listed taxi company Blue Bird will add 200 electric vehicles or e-taxis to its fleet this year, a Blue Bird executive said on Thursday.
— The Jakarta Post

NWP retail buys Lippo shopping malls for $124m
NWP Retail, a shopping mall developer backed by Warburg Pincus LLC, will spend US$123.5 million buying five Lippo shopping malls in Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Lengthy requirements, protests continue to challenge minority religions
The year 2019 saw adherents of minority religions continue to struggle to exercise their beliefs, including as they tried to establish places of worship in many areas of the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Church built by soccer great Del Piero draws visitors to East Nusa Tenggara
The Saint Anthony Padua Sasi Catholic Church in Kefamenanu, North Central Timor regency, East Nusa Tenggara, was built from a donation from legendary Italian soccer player Alessandro Del Piero.
— 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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