Indonesia morning news for January 8

Indonesia morning news for January 8

Over 40,000 pigs killed as African swine fever outbreak in N. Sumatra worsens The African swine fever (ASF) and hog cholera outbreak affecting pigs in North Sumatra in the past few months has worsened, spreading to 18 regencies and cities across the province. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia repatriates 40 bride trafficking victims from China […]

Singapore morning news for January 8

Singapore morning news for January 8

Dengue cases up again after five weeks of decline There are now 86 active clusters, an increase of almost a third since the middle of last month. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Gas supply from Indonesia to Singapore will cease by 2023 By 2023, Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry is looking to stop supplying […]

Indonesia morning news for January 7

Indonesia morning news for January 7

Govt Sends 120 Pantura Fishers to Natuna Waters The government planned to send as many as 120 fishers from the north coast area (Pantura) to North Natuna as an effort to counter China’s coast guard vessels and fishing boat trespassing the waters. — Tempo.co President Jokowi emphasizes sovereignty is non-negotiable President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) here […]

Singapore morning news for January 7

Singapore morning news for January 7

Parliament: New Bill aims to strengthen Singapore’s offerings as dispute resolution hub A new Bill that will boost Singapore’s position as a leading global dispute resolution hub was introduced on Monday (Jan 06), allowing parties in cross-border commercial disputes to seek various options to enforce or invoke their mediated settlement agreements. — Straits Times (annoying […]

Indonesia morning news for January 6

Indonesia morning news for January 6

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 […]

Singapore morning news for January 6

Singapore morning news for January 6

Singapore’s factory activity snaps 7 months of contraction in December Factory activity in Singapore returned to growth in December for the first time in seven months, a private survey showed on Friday (Jan 3), boosted by greater demand for goods, especially from overseas. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Flights, tour bookings from Singapore unaffected […]

Indonesia morning news for January 3

Indonesia morning news for January 3

Deadly Flash Floods in Indonesia’s Capital Leave Thousands Homeless At least 30 people have been killed in the most intense rains to strike Jakarta, the country’s capital, since record keeping began. — The New York Times Indonesia Posts Lowest Inflation on Record in 20 Years Inflation in Indonesia cooled to an eight-month low in December […]

Singapore morning news for January 3

Singapore morning news for January 3

Singapore economy expands 0.7% in 2019, slowest in a decade This marks Singapore’s slowest full-year growth since 2009, according to Bloomberg data. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) 930,000 HDB households to receive GST Voucher rebate this month About 930,000 Singaporean households living in Housing Board (HDB) flats will receive a GST (goods and services […]

Indonesia morning news for January 2

Indonesia morning news for January 2

Record Torrential Rains Paralyze Greater Jakarta Area, Killing at Least 14 People Nonstop rains from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning have caused flood and landslide that paralyzed Jakarta and the capital’s satellite cities in West Java and Banten, killing at least 14 people and displacing tens of thousand others. — Jakarta Globe 19,109 residents evacuated […]

Singapore morning news for January 2

Singapore morning news for January 2

S’pore’s 2020 Budget Statement to be delivered on February 18 The Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced on Jan. 1 that Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver the 2020 Budget Statement in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb. 18). — Mothership Update to rules that deter discrimination against S’poreans in hiring practices […]

Indonesia morning news for January 1

Indonesia morning news for January 1

Pollution kills more than 230,000 Indonesians per year: Report Almost a quarter of a million people in Indonesia die every year because of exposure to toxic air, water or soil or other forms of pollution, making it the country with the fourth-highest number of premature pollution-related deaths in the world. — The Jakarta Post Six […]

Singapore morning news for January 1

Singapore morning news for January 1

More than 6,000 caught riding e-scooters on footpaths in December More than 6,000 people were caught riding their e-scooters on footpaths in December, despite a ban on doing so being announced last month. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Offshore and marine sector on board with stricter fuel rules Offshore and marine players here have […]