Indonesia Morning News For July 5

Indonesia Morning News For July 5

Indonesia morning news

Rp 810t in government debt to mature in 2018, 2019
Of the Rp 3.67 quadrillion (US$274.23 billion) in government debt in April, Rp 810 trillion will fall due in 2018 and 2019, Finance Ministry data show.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia sells 1.67 trln rupiah of Islamic bonds, below target
Indonesia’s finance ministry sold 1.67 trillion rupiah ($125 million) of Islamic bonds at an auction, below the indicative target of 5 trillion rupiah, its financing and risk management office said on Tuesday.
— Times of India

Indonesia police receive terror threat vowing to turn Jakarta into Marawi
A police post in a district of South Jakarta received a terror threat on Tuesday morning (Jul 4) in the form of a letter with a threatening message to the police, military and other agencies.
— Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia gets serious about 2034 ASEAN World Cup hosting
The Indonesian Government through the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) will be the consortium leader in discussing the possibility of the ASEAN submission as the joint host of the World Cup in 2034, according to comments made by Vice Chairman of the PSSI Joko Driyono.
— Inside World Football

Indonesians warn of more attacks against police
A terrorism expert has warned of future attacks against police following a series of assaults by alleged supporters of the so called Islamic State (IS) in parts of the country.
— UCA News

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Indonesian President urges global firms with major local ops to list on Jakarta bourse
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday he aims to persuade companies that have significant operations in the country but are listed on overseas stock markets to sell shares on Indonesia’s bourse.
— Deal Street Asia

Only Jakarta’s Poor Can Move Into Government-Subsidized Flats: Djarot
Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said on Tuesday (04/07) his administration is trying to curb the number of people moving into the capital by employing several measures, including applying tighter restrictions on securing government-subsidized flats.
— Jakarta Globe

‘Breaking arrow’ ritual ends Puncak Jaya election conflict
Opposing parties of the Puncak Jaya regional elections have agreed to end a conflict in the region, marked by a “breaking arrow” ritual performed by representatives of the three candidates’ respective supporters.
— The Jakarta Post

No decision yet on location of new capital city: Minister
The government is strongly considering relocating the capital city from Jakarta to another region, but it has not made any final decision on the possible location.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian tourism growth tops Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Indonesia has recorded an increase in the rate of foreign tourist arrivals between January and April this year compared to its three neighboring countries of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS).
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia, Switzerland to Exchange Financial Data in 2019
Indonesia has signed an agreement on information sharing with Switzerland, allowing the Directorate General of Taxes to access data on foreign bank accounts owned by Indonesian citizens.
— Jakarta Globe

China’s Tencent Invests in Indonesia’s Go-Jek Amid SE Asia Push: Sources
Tencent Holdings has invested around $100 million to $150 million in Indonesian ride-hailing startup Go-Jek, sources said, in another sign the Chinese tech giant was looking to tap into growth in Southeast Asia’s mobile-based services.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia: Relocation of capital from Jakarta could begin in 2018 – govt
THE Indonesian government says it is looking into relocating its federal administrative capital from Jakarta in the next two years, but will maintain the city as the business and financial centre of the country, according to local reports.
— Asian Correspondent

Singapore repatriates two “radicalised” maids to Indonesia – minister
Singapore has repatriated two Indonesian maids who were “radicalised” by Islamists using social media, bringing the total number of such cases to 9 since 2015, the second minister for home affairs has said.
— Daily Mail

Indonesia building bridges to remote villages
Indonesia is setting out plans for a programme of bridge construction that will help boost access to many of its most remote villages. The country’s mountainous regions suffer from poor access due to limited transport infrastructure at present.
— World Highways

COLUMN-As Indonesian nickel ore flows again to China, famine turns to feast: Andy Home
The flow of Indonesian nickel ore to China has resumed after a three-and-a-half year break.
— Daily Mail

Qatar Charity signs cooperation deal for Indonesian project
Qatar Charity (QC) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Indonesian Ministry of Higher Education for drilling 100 surface water wells to supply drinking water to universities and colleges. QC wills finance the project that includes paying the costs of drilling well, setting up tanks with the capacity of 100 litres and installation of water pumps.
— The Peninsula Qatar

Internet Retailing Market in Indonesia Research Report: Strategies for Growth, Competitive Positioning and Forecast Projections 2022
Internet Retailing Market in Indonesia Report offers insight into key trends and developments driving the industry.
— MilTech

Plastic surgery still drawing Indonesians to Hat Yai
Despite the decision by airlines to end direct flights between Indonesia and Hat Yai, the city remains a popular destination for well-off Indonesians – and particularly those seeking cosmetic surgery.
— Bangkok Post

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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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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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