Indonesia Morning News For July 24

Indonesia Morning News For July 24
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Indonesia morning newsFinance Ministry advised to reconsider plan to adjust untaxed income
The Indonesian Finance Ministry should reconsider its plan to adjust the limit of non-taxable income as the proposed threshold is too high, an observer said.
— Antara News

Indonesian cattle cruelty exhibited at class action trial
DAY three of the Indonesian live cattle ban class action trial was dominated by the defence presenting extensive and intimate details of animal cruelty practices that underpinned the government’s sudden decision to cut off trade.
— North Queensland Register

Slow Death of Jakarta’s Brick-and-Mortar Stores
A survey by the Association of Indonesian Internet Service Providers, or APJII, shows that more than half of Indonesia’s 256.2 million people use the internet regularly and many of them use it to make purchases, for everything from books to pets, from “olshop,” the local abbreviation for online shops.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesian president orders officers to shoot drug traffickers
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country.
— Manila Bulletin

Workers at Freeport Indonesia’s Grasberg Mine Extend Strike for Fourth Month
An estimated 5,000 workers at the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan’s Indonesian unit will extend their strike for a fourth month, a union official said on Friday (21/07), in an ongoing dispute over layoffs and employment terms.
— Jakarta Globe

3kg LPG Cylinder Price at Retailers Reaches IDR18,000-IDR20,000
State-owned energy company Pertamina, through its Marketing Operation Region III of West Java, ensures that there are no retailers selling liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders of 3 kilograms (kg) above the highest retail price in Greater Jakarta.
— Netral News

House Approves Election Bill That Will Test Indonesia’s Democracy
After a long plenary meeting, the House of Representatives on Thursday evening (20/07) finally approved an overdue election bill, which will serve as a legal basis for the 2019 presidential vote.
— Jakarta Globe

Chinese smartphone makers gain ground in Indonesia
“Aggressive” China-based vendors have invaded Indonesia’s smartphone market, according to market research firm IDC.
— EET Asia

Indonesia central bank’s decision puzzles analysts
Bank Indonesia blamed a swearing-in ceremony at the nation’s financial regulator for the delay of its interest-rate announcement to close to midnight in Jakarta on Thursday.
— Business Mirror

Underaged Marriage Still High in Indonesia
Dian Kartikasari, Secretary General of the Indonesian Women’s Coalition, says that the marriage rate of children or those under 18 years old is still high.
— Netral News

Indonesia strongly denounces ban on prayers at Al Aqsa Mosque
The Indonesian government has strongly denounced the Israeli ban on prayers at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Palestine.
— Antara News

The Problem of Economic Inequality
In the past, ‘gini ratio’ or ‘gini coefficient’ was a term used mostly by economists, development planners and some government officials. But now, many others in the country also use such terms, including those not trained enough in economic matters, who have the impression of trying to look more ‘fashionable’ in public debates.
— Global Indonesian Voices

KPAI: Indonesia is under Child Protection Emergency, State Must Present
In welcoming the commemoration of the National Children Day celebrated on July 23, which is also celebrated today, a number of related institutions urged the government to present when children experience violence in various forms.
— Netral News

USAID Grants 34 Indonesian Scholars Chance to Study at American Universities
Thirty-four Indonesian scholars will begin their postgraduate studies at universities across the United States this August after being sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID.
— Jakarta Globe

Biak Expects Integration of Sea-Air Toll Roads to Improve Delivery of Staple Foods
Regent of Biak Numfor, Papua Thomas Ondy expects the integration of sea toll road service and Biak’s Frans Kaisiepo International Airport so that it has impact on increasing the delivery of staple foods to various rural areas.
— Netral News

New Zealand FM Set for Follow-Up Visit to Indonesia to Boost Ties
New Zealand Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee is due to visit Jakarta on July 29 to strengthen relations with Indonesia, especially in economic affairs and energy cooperation.
— Jakarta Globe


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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