Indonesia Morning News For August 11

Indonesia Morning News For August 11
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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia International Auto Show kicks off
The Indonesia International Auto Show 2017, the largest auto fair in East Asia, opened on Thursday at the Indonesian Convention Exhibition in Tangerang, Banten.
The Jakarta Post

Freeport: Mining Giant accused of denying workers health care, trade unions involved in dispute
The fight between West Papuan workers and mining giant Freeport-McMoRan has intensified with the US-owned company accused of denying health care for striking workers and education for their children.

Bank Indonesia Governor: Online Transactions Reach Rp75tn
Agus Martowardojo said that the high volume of online shopping is in line with Indonesians’ active use of social media.
Tempo (EN)

Indonesia mulls changes to crude price basket; Banyu Urip ICP eyed
Indonesia is evaluating its existing crude oil benchmarks, and has identified the Banyu Urip grade as possibly one that could replace Arjuna ICP, a senior government official said.

Mitsubishi to export new model from Indonesia next year, supply Nissan
Mitsubishi Motors Corp will start exporting its new multipurpose vehicle from its Indonesian plant next year, and plans to eventually supply the model to the group’s new parent Nissan Motor , Mitsubishi’s chief executive said.
Channel NewsAsia

ICAO to conduct on-site audit for Indonesia in October
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) would conduct on-site audit under its Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) in October, to review aviation safety standard in Indonesia.

Indonesia Invests in its Cruise Ports
The new pier at Benoa will be able to handle mega-ships of up to 5,000 passengers, with drafts exceeding 33 fee, and its shoreside terminal will be built to handle 2,500 passengers at a time.
Maritime Executive

Indonesia: Convergence Ventures leads pre-series A into HR startup Urbanhire
Urbanhire says it wants to be a leading hiring platform in Southeast Asia, the fastest-growing consumer market in the world and home to over 600 million people.
Deal Street Asia

Here’s What Indonesia is Doing About its’ Deadly Haze From Forest and Peatland Fires
In 2015, massive fires burned across Indonesia, releasing hazardous smoke across neighboring countries. How close is the country to meeting its goal of reducing haze from future fires?

People, palm oil, pulp and planet: four perspectives on Indonesia’s fire-stricken peatland
Wet peatlands are great for orangutans and the global climate, but how about local smallholders, government officials and business investors?
The Conversation

Plastic Fantastic? Indonesia plans to turn waste into road tar
After laying a 700-meter plastic-tar road at a university campus in Bali, Indonesian officials announced plans to use the material on roads in Jakarta and other cities.

Kalla urges researchers, developers to gain mastery of basic technologies
Vice President Jusuf Kalla has urged researchers and developers to master simple technologies used to meet the peoples daily basic needs, as Indonesias population is growing by 3.5 million per year.

Indonesia still debating legal loophole allowing terror suspects to go free
The gap in the terrorism law poses problems for Indonesia in its fight against militants and members of the Islamic State (IS), with ramifications for the rest of the region.
Channel NewsAsia

S’pore, Indonesia mark 50 years of bilateral ties
The people-to-people exchanges between Indonesia and Singapore are set to expand further as the two nations celebrate 50 years of bilateral relations this year, said Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in Jakarta.
Straits Times

A new Bali: Indonesia pushes for Australian investment in tourism and infrastructureIndonesia is pushing for Australian investors to help recreate Nusa Dua – a high-end resort enclave in Bali – in an underdeveloped tourist destination in Eastern Indonesia as part of its drive to attract more Australian investment.
Sydney Morning Herald

Indonesia denies claims of Papuan rights restrictions
Through its embassy in New Zealand, Indonesia has raised issue with reported comments by Vanuatu’s government in United Nations forums that basic human rights of West Papuans are being infringed.
Radio New Zealand

Indonesian, Thai air forces conclude military exercise
TNI-AU and Royal Thai Air Force concluded their two-week joint military exercise at Roesmin Nurjadin air base in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Sumatra, on Thursday.

Indonesia stops 40 pilgrims from travel to Mecca
Immigration office says pilgrims were using illegal route to perform Hajj pilgrimage
Anadolu Agency

Indonesia, Eurasia to Sign Trade Deal
Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said that the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) will be executed at the end of 2017.
Tempo (EN)

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