Indonesia morning news for July 10

Indonesia morning news for July 10

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia Sees Record Virus Cases With New Clusters Emerging
Indonesia reported a record jump in daily coronavirus infections as a military academy and an industrial area emerged as the nation’s newest clusters, which President Joko Widodo called a “red signal.”
— Bloomberg

Dengue fever cases reach 71,633 until July 8: Health Ministry
Indonesia’s Health Ministry has recorded 71,633 cases of dengue fever in total across Indonesia as of July 8 this year.
— Antara News

French Child Predator Faces Death Sentence, Castration
Jakarta Metro Jaya Police Chief Insp. Gen. Nana Sudjana confirmed that a child predator Francois Abello Camille a.k.a Fran or Mister, 65, is threatened to face death sentence and chemical castration for sexually abusing 305 minors.
— Tempo.co

Passenger surge at AP I airports continues as COVID-19 test policy relaxed
State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura I (AP I) recorded an increase in passenger numbers in early July after the government extended the expiry date for passengers’ rapid and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results.
— The Jakarta Post

Sibling doctors pass away from COVID-19 shortly after their father succumbs to virus
Two sibling doctors have recently died of COVID-19 in Semarang, Central Java, shortly after their father’s life was taken by the same disease.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 9 — new records in Philippines & Indonesia as global infections top 12 mln
As of 00:38 GMT July 9 there was 73,769 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 3,108, or 4.40 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Indonesian crew member found dead on board Chinese fishing vessel
Indonesian authorities captured two Chinese fishing vessels off the coast of Riau Islands on Wednesday, following a report of the death of an Indonesian crew member aboard one of the ships.
— The Jakarta Post

Burial traditions clash with coronavirus safety in Indonesia
As Indonesia’s death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise, the world’s most populous Muslim country finds itself at odds with protocols put in place by the government to handle the bodies of victims of the pandemic
— ABC News

Indonesia’s Bali Island Begins to Reopen After 3-Month Coronavirus Lockdown
Indonesia’s resort island of Bali reopened after a three-month virus lockdown Thursday, allowing local people and stranded foreign tourists to resume public activities before foreign arrivals resume in September.
— Time

Ministry confirms Rp1.9 trillion for health workers’ incentives
The Ministry of Health revealed that budget amounting to Rp1.9 trillion was allotted for offering incentives to health workers handling the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Antara News

Is Indonesia becoming the world’s largest pear importer?
A USDA report has been released. It’s about the developments in the 2019/2020 sales season’s global pear production.
— Fresh Plaza

Bekasi city declared ‘green zone’; to reopen schools July 13
With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bekasi city declining significantly, the city has been labeled a ‘green zone’, Mayor Rahmat Effendi claimed here on Thursday.
— Antara News

CGV Sets Requirement for Visitors Ahead of Reopening on July 29
Cinema service provider CGV is set to operate on July 29, 2020, during the transitional period of the large-scale social restriction (PSBB) to a new normal era.
— Tempo.co

Police, Overshadowed by Past Scandals, to Re-Investigate Maria Lumowa
The National Police are set to reopen the 17-year corruption case against Maria Pauline Lumowa, who arrived in Indonesia on Thursday morning after being extradited by the Serbian government.
— Jakarta Globe

Jakarta Clarifies Sanctions for Plastic Ban Violation
The Jakarta Environment Agency ensured that administrative sanctions for violating the plastic ban policy did not target consumers or buyers.
— Tempo.co

COVID-19; the Reason Jakarta Still Bans Wedding Receptions
Head of the Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy, Cucu Ahmad Kurnia, on Wednesday said that wedding receptions are considered to be forms of public activities that can increase the risk of spreading COVID-19, which is why the Jakarta Administration has yet allowed wedding receptions to be held during the transitional PSBB (large-scale social restriction).
— Tempo.co

‘Rapid test is a commercial commodity’: Ombudsman
The Indonesian Ombudsman has urged the government to review the regulation on COVID-19 rapid tests as there might be price discrepancies between test providers, resulting in people being charged “unfair” prices for the test.
— The Jakarta Post

Populist missteps deepen Indonesia’s coronavirus crisis
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is known for his gentle personality. But in a video released on June 28 on the Presidential Secretariat’s official YouTube channel, he was furious.
— Nikkei Asian Review

COVID-19 Cluster; TNI School in Bandung Enforces Local Quarantine
The government’s spokesman for the COVID-19 mitigation, Achmad Yurianto, reported that the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) Officer Candidate School or Secapa in Bandung enforced a local quarantine after many personnel tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection.
— Tempo.co

Government guarantees $6.9b in working capital loans for MSMEs
The government has guaranteed working capital loans worth Rp 100 trillion (US$6.92 billion) for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) following the launch of a loan guarantee program to help small businesses survive the pandemic.
— The Jakarta Post

Istiqlal Mosque Closed for 2020 Eid al-Adha Prayer
Coordinating Minister for Human and Culture Development, Muhadjir Effendi, announced that the government has decided to not hold mass Eid al-Adha prayer at Jakarta Istiqlal Mosque this year.
— Tempo.co

Government mandates film crew in Jakarta to undergo COVID-19 testing
The Government of the Jakarta Special Territory issued a COVID-19 prevention policy that necessitates all film crew to undergo rapid tests two days prior to conducting their film shooting activities in the city’s administrative areas.
— Antara News

Health groups call for better access to HIV drugs amid COVID-19 crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic is now threatening access to HIV/AIDS treatments, as countries, including Indonesia, are focusing on curbing the highly infectious respiratory disease.
— The Jakarta Post

North Kalimantan’s anti-narcotics agency arrests policeman
The National Narcotics Agency’s (BNN’s) North Kalimantan Office recently exposed a drug crime involving a Tarakan police precinct member, only identified as AL.
— Antara News

Govt to give social aid to preemployment card beneficiaries while training courses are evaluated
The government will temporarily turn its preemployment card program, which included a mix of social assistance and up-skilling for laid off workers affected by the epidemic, into a full-fledged financial aid program following the suspension of course sales offered by partnered learning platforms.
— The Jakarta Post

TV actor Ridho Ilahi faces drug offense charges: Jakarta police
Television actor Ridho Ilahi is charged with a drug offense after forensic laboratory testing confirmed that a drug package he possessed during arrest on June 27, 2020, contained crystal meth, West Jakarta Metropolitan Police stated.
— Antara News

Think twice before travelling to COVID-19 green zones, epidemiologist says
Members of the public should reconsider decisions to travel to COVID-19 “green zones” despite the gradual reopening of tourism in such areas, an epidemiologist with the national COVID-19 task force has warned.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia identifies rhino to capture for breeding, but will have to wait until next year
Indonesian officials have identified a wild Sumatran rhino that they plan to catch for a captive-breeding program in Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo.
— Mongabay

Government pledges to cut red tape to accelerate healthcare spending
The government has pledged to accelerate healthcare spending, including disbursing incentives to medical workers, as bureaucratic red tape hinders the process amid a surge in virus cases.
— The Jakarta Post

As Money Printer Goes Brrr, The Onus Is Now on Bureaucrats to Spend
There is a new item in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo daily agenda now: looking at the day-to-day progress of the ministries state budget spending.
— Jakarta Globe

Jokowi, Prabowo Visit Location of Food Estate Project
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo observed the location of the food estate project in his working visit to Central Kalimantan Province on Thursday, July 9.
— Tempo.co

Erick Thohir Forecasts Full Economic Recovery in 2022
The State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir on Thursday said that the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be separated from economic issues, which is why he predicts Indonesia’s economy will completely recover 100 percent by the year 2022.
— Tempo.co

Indonesia lauds Serbia over extraditing fugitive in bank fraud case
The Government of Indonesia praised its Serbian counterpart for its help in extraditing Maria Pauline Lumowa, a fugitive 17 years since being named a suspect, over Bank Negara Indonesia’s (BNI’s) US$136-million fraud case.
— Antara News

Jakarta to Prohibit Market Traders Who Refuse Covid-19 Tests
Jakarta will prohibit traditional market traders from doing business if they refuse to be tested for Covid-19.
— Tempo.co

President fully supportive of establishing World Syuro Assembly
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) supports establishing the World Syuro (Consultative) Assembly, initiated by the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), to promote a harmonious, peaceful, and civilized Islamic world order, MPR Chairman Bambang Soesatyo (Bamsoet) stated.
— Antara News

Indonesia will be ‘ashamed’ if it is ‘made a fool of’ by fugitive Djoko Tjandra: Mahfud
Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has expressed optimism fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra can be tracked down and arrested, saying it should be an easy task for the police and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).
— The Jakarta Post

Construction of relocated plants to commence in July: BKPM Head
Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Head Bahlil Lahadalia made assurance that some companies will commence construction in July 2020, as Indonesia benefits from the relocation of multinational firms from other countries.
— Antara News

Resident doctors take on COVID-19 as training hangs in balance
Two resident doctors from Airlangga University (Unair) in Indonesia’s COVID-19 epicenter – Surabaya, East Java – had been on track to wrap up years of studies in the next few months.
— The Jakarta Post

Streamlining of SOEs aims to boost productivity, competitiveness: Amin
Vice President Ma’ruf Amin attributed the decision to streamline the state-owned enterprises (SOE) to augment their productivity and competitiveness in the global market.
— Antara News

25 Rohingya children arrived in Aceh without parents: Retno Marsudi
Twenty-five Rohingya children, aged between 5 and 17 years, who are currently being sheltered in Aceh arrived without their parents, according to Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi.
— Antara News

Jokowi asks for prioritization of state spending on domestic products in Q3
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reiterated his instruction to the Cabinet members to accelerate government spending to restore the national economy, asking them to prioritize spending on domestic products in the third quarter of 2020.
— The Jakarta Post

NLPSF researcher cautiously supports Indonesia’s food-estate program
A senior researcher of the Palangka Raya University’s Natural Laboratory of Peat Swamp Forest (NLPSF) suggested that a peatland area of depth below 50 centimeters could serve to support Indonesia’s food-estate program.
— Antara News

Flash flood in West Kalimantan triggers collapse of Entikong Bridge
Siron, the Sanggau Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD) head, reported of a flash flood swamping Nekan Village, Entikong Sub-district, which resulted in damage to several homes and public facilities, including a bridge, on Wednesday.
— Antara News

Young mother reportedly takes own life after gang rape in Madura
A 21-year-old woman who was the victim of rape allegedly committed by seven men was found dead on Wednesday, apparently by her own hand at her home in Bangkalan, Madura Island.
— 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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