Indonesia Morning News For July 25

Indonesia Morning News For July 25

Indonesia morning newsAlibaba in talks to pick up stake in Indonesia’s e-commerce major PT Tokopedia
China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is in talks to make a significant investment in one of Indonesia’s largest online retailers, PT Tokopedia, according to three people aware of the development.
— Deal Street Asia

Mitsubishi Set to Manufacture 80,000 New Variant of Small MPV Cars per Year
Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia (MMKI), the brand holder for Mitsubishi in Indonesia, targets manufacturing 80,000 units of the latest variant of Mitsubishi’s small MPV per year at its new factory in Cikarang, West Java.
— Netral News

1.2 million drug abusers live in Jakarta
Jakarta is home to the highest number of drug abusers of any city in the country, an official has said.
— The Jakarta Post

World Bank’s Strong Support to Reforms Benefiting Entire Population of Indonesia
President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim will be on a two-day visit to Jakarta to discuss policy reforms to increase revenue and encourage more efficient spending in infrastructure and human resources.
— Netral News

Big tobacco woos small shops
It was an offer that Suliyati Sanaf, a small shopkeeper in Kalibata, South Jakarta, could hardly resist. In early 2014, she was approached by a salesman from a major tobacco firm and promised various incentives if she was willing to sell its cigarettes and display its brand in her shop.
— The Jakarta Post (subscription)

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Indonesia Among Top Markets for World Drug Circulation
The police said Indonesia is still one of the main markets for international drug circulation.

Indonesia Will NOT Compromise on Latent Economic and Natural Resource Crimes
Marine and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said there is no instruction from President Joko Widodo to sell at auction foreign fishing boats confiscated for illegal operations in Indonesian waters.
— Netral News

Bikers banned from new Semanggi Interchange because of selfie fears
The Jakarta administration has decided to bar motorcyclists from using a new overpass in Central Jakarta called Simpang Susun Semanggi (Semanggi Interchange) as a result of fears they might take selfies, which could endanger their lives.
— The Jakarta Post

AC Energy to expand in Indonesia, sells Chevron PH assets stake to SM group
AC Energy, the energy arm and wholly owned subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, has announced it will deepen its presence in Indonesia and that it has sold its stake Chevron’s geothermal assets in the Philippines to the SM group.
— Rappler

Indonesia Environment Minister Wants Permanent Ban on Licences to Use Forest Land
Indonesia’s environment minister said on Monday (24/07) she wants to make permanent a moratorium on issuing new licences to use land designated as primary forest and peatland.
— Jakarta Globe

BI Predicts Capital Reversal in July
Bank Indonesia’s predicts that there will be a capital reversal in the capital market as well as Government Bond (SUN) Indonesia in the two weeks of July, 2017.
— Netral News

Indonesian students bring home silver medal in US robotic competition
Students from Islamic school TechnoNatura International Madrasah won a silver medal in the innovation category of FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotic competition for high school students in Washington DC, United States, held on July 16-18.
— The Jakarta Post

Russian Companies to Seek Cooperation With Indonesia on IT, Cybersecurity
Russia expressed interest on Monday (24/07) to help Indonesia strengthen its cybersecurity.
— Jakarta Globe

The Philippines & Indonesia are now hotspots for computer worms
Amongst political turmoil, Indonesia and the Philippines are now one of the world’s major hotspots for malware infection rates, according to Comodo Threat Research Labs Q2 2017 report.
— SecurityBrief Asia

Indonesia uses HID solutions to produce smart cards for civil servants
The State Employment Agency of Indonesia, Badan Kepegawaian Negara (BKN), has selected HID Global to provide the smart card printers for printing the smart cards of Indonesian civil servants. The smart cards, named the Kartu PNS Elektronik (KPE) card, are used by active and retired civil servants for a wide range of functions, including withdrawing salary or pension from automated teller machines.
— Networks Asia

Religious Affairs Minister Urges OIC to Convene over Al Aqa
Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin has urged the UN Security Council and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to convene over the blockade of Al Aqsa Mosque by Israel.

Indonesia arrests four foreign fishing vessels
The Maritime and Fisheries Affairs Ministry has arrested four foreign fishing vessels, consisting of two Malaysian-flagged vessels and two Vietnamese-flagged vessels, for illegal fishing in Indonesian waters.
— Antara News


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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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