Indonesia morning news for July 14

Indonesia morning news for July 14

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia’s factory activity contracts to historic low in Q2
Factory activity in Indonesia fell to its lowest level ever in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic caused a slump in demand and disrupted supply chains, a survey published by Bank Indonesia (BI) showed.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi wants wider testing as Indonesia cases near 77,000
Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants to ramp up coronavirus testing by 50% to 30,000 per day as infections reached nearly 77,000 in Southeast Asia’s most populous nation.
— Bangkok Post

Indonesia approves coal road project through forest that hosts tigers, elephants
The Indonesian government has granted permission to a coal company to build a road that would cut through the highly biodiverse Harapan forest in Sumatra.
— Mongabay

French man accused of molesting hundreds of children dies in Indonesia
Francois Camille Abello, 65, was found unresponsive in his cell at a detention centre in the capital, Jakarta, last Thursday, said spokesman Yusri Yunus.
— BBC

Indonesia reports 1,282 new coronavirus cases, 50 deaths
Indonesia reported 1,282 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total count to 76,981, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto told a televised news briefing.
— Reuters

Governments consider digital immunity passports for opening borders
As workplaces open and international travel resumes during the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and travellers may be required to provide proof of immunity as a condition of entry.
— OpenGov

Fears of new COVID-19 cluster at North Sumatra University as rector tests positive
The rector of the North Sumatra University (USU) in Medan, Runtung Sitepu, along with deputy rector Rosmayati and the university’s board of trustees member Darma Bakti have tested positive for COVID-19, local authorities confirmed on Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia May Produce COVID-19 Vaccine in Early 2021, Says Jokowi
During a casual meeting with journalists at the Merdeka Palace on Monday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said he believed Indonesia would be able to produce a COVID-19 vaccine early next year.
— Tempo.co

Indonesia raises record high $1.27b from retail bonds sale
Indonesia has raised Rp 18.33 trillion (US$1.27 billion) from government retail bond issuance ORI-017, the Finance Ministry announced on Monday, the highest proceeds ever recorded in an online bond offering by the country as the government struggles to finance its coronavirus response.
— The Jakarta Post

Tangerang Regency Prolongs PSBB until July 26
Tangerang Regent Ahmed Zaki Iskandar has announced that the Large-Scale Social Restriction or PSBB in Tangerang Regency was extended until July 26, 2020.
— Tempo.co

Jakarta raises alarm as COVID-19 cases keep rising in Indonesia
The governor of Jakarta raised fresh alarms over the spread of coronavirus infections in the Indonesian capital as daily cases hit new records in the past week, mirroring the nation’s rising trend.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Indonesia’s debt-sharing experiment worries rupiah investors
Indonesia’s experiment to borrow money for free from the central bank has excited proponents of modern monetary theory and raised concerns about its effects on inflation and the rupiah.
— Reuters

Indonesia’s Covid-19 Recoveries Beat Active Cases for First Time
The number of cured or discharged Covid-19 patients in Indonesia increased by 1,051 to a total of 36,689 on Monday, outnumbering active cases for the first time since the outbreak.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia Adds Nearly 12,000 Coronavirus Cases in Past Week
Indonesia has passed yet another toughest week in the Covid-19 outbreak with 11,950 more confirmed cases and 435 deaths, the highest ever by seven-day average.
— Jakarta Globe

Nadiem Makarim’s Notes on New School Year that Starts Today
– Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim asserted again on Sunday that the reopening of schools in COVID-19 green zones as the new school year begins today, July 13, 2020, must prioritize the implementation of the predetermined health protocols.
— Tempo.co

Why Indonesia is the world’s next digital payments battleground
The COVID-19 outbreak has seen the e-commerce sector surge. Despite economic uncertainty, consumers around the world are turning to the internet for the goods and services that they previously would have looked for in-store.
— The Jakarta Post

5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes western Indonesia
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted Indonesia’s western province of Aceh early Monday, according to the country’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG).
— Anadolu Agency

Anies Defends Coastal Reclamation in Ancol
Anies Baswedan, who won the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election by campaigning against coastal reclamation, insisted on Sunday the landfill project at the Ancol beach resort would continue to reclaim at least 155 hectares of new land from the Jakarta Bay.
— Jakarta Globe

COVID-19 Task Force Set to Counter Conspiracy Theorists
The head of the COVID-19 task force, Doni Monardo, on Monday acknowledged that many Indonesians continued to believe that the coronavirus pandemic in Indonesia is part of a larger conspiracy theory.
— Tempo.co

Jokowi: Indonesia Sees Surge in COVID-19 Imported Cases
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo stated that Indonesia recently witnessed a surge in COVID-19 imported cases, demanding staffers be more aware and take anticipatory measures to deal with the problem.
— Tempo.co

Imposing controls on inter-state vehicular, people movements crucial
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), at a meeting in Jakarta on Monday, stressed on the significance of controlling population movement in Indonesia’s areas bordering with neighboring nations to contain the transmission of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
— Antara News

Govt Mulls Sanctions for Health Protocols Violators
The Indonesian government was mulling to impose sanctions upon violators of health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic in order to tighten the public discipline which President Jokowi assessed to be still low.
— Tempo.co

COVID-19 handling efforts must be centered in eight provinces: Jokowi
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) called to prioritize the country’s eight provinces, including East Java, Jakarta, West Java, South Sulawesi, Central Java, North Sumatra, and Papua, in terms of the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Antara News

Observers alarmed by bill that gives police power to prevent ‘community disease’, monitor beliefs
An article in the controversial omnibus bill on job creation that broadens the scope of the National Police’s authority has raised concerns among activists and observers who fear the bill will increase the potential for abuses of power.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia, Australia to roll out worker exchange program
Indonesia will conduct a worker-exchange program with Australia to boost its human resources.
— The Jakarta Post

Widodo Makmur Group Plots $277m IPO
Widodo Makmur Unggas, an integrated poultry company, mulls a plan to raise Rp 2 trillion, or $139 million, from selling 35 percent of its shares in October, in one of the largest initial public offerings this year.
— Jakarta Globe

Hotel, resort owners in Bali concede to lower selling prices
Business players in the hospitality sector in Bali, the country’s main tourism hub, have been prompted to sell property below market price, amid the massive hit to the island’s visits due to the pandemic, realtors and experts have stated.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19 Case Confidentiality Challenged to Help Contact Tracing
The head of the national COVID-19 accelerated mitigation task force, Doni Monardo, on Monday said his team continued to work around the issue related to data transparency of COVID-19 patients.
— Tempo.co

Surabaya High School Introduces Learning Format Amid COVID-19
A high school in Surabaya city held a variety of school introduction programs for its new school year prior to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.
— Tempo.co

Floods inundate 33 villages in Central Kalimantan
No less than 2,814 people or 1,402 families, in 33 villages in seven sub-districts in Lamandau District, Central Kalimantan Province, were left in the lurch after being struck by floods.
— Antara News

98 COVID-19 Patients from Bandung TNI Academy Cluster Recovered
As many as 98 COVID-19 patients from the cluster of the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) Officer Candidate School or Secapa AD in Bandung, West Java, have recovered.
— Tempo.co

Search for new Supreme Court judges begins under strict health protocols
The Judicial Commission (KY) began its search for a new Supreme Court justice and eight ad hoc judges on Friday, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Anies Baswedan Urged to Stop Transitional PSBB
The Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) Commission B chairman Abdul Aziz urged Governor Anies Baswedan to immediately take strategic measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Tempo.co

OJK Freezes 2,591 Illegal Mafia-backed Fintech Platforms
The Financial Services Authority (OJK) has officially blocked 2,591 illegal fintech lending platforms from 2018 to 2020, which are believed to be backed by international organized crime groups or mafias.
— Tempo.co

Maritime Affairs Ministry releases documentary titled “I am the ocean”
Indonesia’s Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) Ministry released a documentary film titled “I am the ocean” to be aired during the Indonesia-Canada Congress to intensify awareness of the importance of the sea for public welfare.
— Antara News

Govt begins construction of Lake Toba tourism villages
The government has officially started construction on 10 planned tourism villages around Lake Toba in North Sumatra.
— The Jakarta Post

Modern tech-based farming to develop Central Kalimantan’s food estate
Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo affirmed that the development of a food estate envisioned in Central Kalimantan will apply modern technology in farming.
— Antara News

Baduy Offers ‘Saba Budaya’, Rejects Tourist Village Concept
The Baduy tribe, living in the remote areas of Lebak Regency, Banten, offered a new tourism concept dubbed Saba Budaya or literally means friendly brotherhood visit as they rejected it to be considered as a tourist destination.
— Tempo.co

Bengkalis police seize 14,585 kg of crystal meth
The Bengkalis Police arrested three illicit drug couriers and seized 15 packets of crystal methamphetamine weighing 14,585 kilograms in Pangkalan Jambi, Bukit Batu Sub-district, on Saturday.
— Antara News

PELNI offers virtual tour ofKelud ship
State-owned maritime shipping and logistics enterprise PELNI has opened registrations for a virtual educational tour of its motor vessel, Kelud, as part of a series of programs for the new normal, christened ‘PELNI Lifestyle’.
— Antara News

 

 

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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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