Indonesia Morning News For September 19

Indonesia Morning News For September 19
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West Java police foils terrorist plot against Indonesian President Joko Widodo
The suspect was nabbed near a helicopter landing pad at Penggung Airport in Cirebon, a city in West Java province, where President Joko, better known as Jokowi, was visiting on Tuesday for a cultural festival.
Straits Times

Indonesia Stock Market Has Positive Lead
The global forecast for the Asian markets is mildly optimistic following support from crude oil prices and mixed economic data.

Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert for the second time
Indonesian officials have more than doubled the size of a no go zone around the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali and raised its alert level for the second time in less than a week.
Today Online

Fake news about communism in Indonesia blamed for triggering riot in Jakarta
Fake news about Indonesia’s omnipresent bogeyman – communism – has been blamed for a riot in Central Jakarta that injured five police officers and damaged vehicles in the early hours of Monday morning.
Sydney Morning Herald

This Stock Has Surged 3,100% in Just Four Months
PT Pelayaran Tamarin Samudra is the top gainer among Indonesia’s 559 stocks this year, surging 3,091 percent since its initial share sale in May.

GOODSTUPH to open doors in Indonesia
The office is slated to open in around a month’s time and will be headed by GM Joshua Tan, who will return to take on the role of general manager.
— Marketing Interactive

Indonesia to offer transportation projects to European, Asian investors
Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, who is scheduled to attend the 4th Asia-Europe transport minister meeting (ASEM TMM) 2017, said that he would offer strategic projects in both air transport and marine transport to the investors.

Indonesia offers increased assistance to Samoa and Pacific
The programmes were in areas including fisheries, agriculture, democracy and good governance, disaster risk management, seaweed processing technique and entrepreneurship.
Radio New Zealand

Indonesia to revise up Total and Inpex’s possible stake in Mahakam block
The Indonesian government has opened up the potential for France’s Total and Japan’s Inpex to take a combined 39% operating interest in the new production sharing contract for the offshore Mahakam oil and gas block — the country’s largest.
Platts to support Indonesian textile and garment industry facilitates B2B transactions between buyers and sellers in the textile and garment manufacturing industry and specifically deals in industrial machine spare parts and consumables.
Digital News Asia

Minister Susi to sink 100 more fishing boats this year
Susi stressed illegal fishing in Indonesian waters remained a serious problem, therefore she would maintain her tough stance on the crime.
The Jakarta Post

Indonesia cops to get more guns to fend off terrorist threat
The 375 billion rupiah (S$38 million) proposal, which Parliament approved last week, comes after at least 10 incidents of attacks on policemen by militants from domestic terror groups as well as those loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Straits Times

Authorities foil illegal distribution of alcohol worth Rp 26 billion
The Directorate General of Customs and Excise and the police have foiled the alleged attempt to illegally distribute 53,927 bottles of alcohol from Singapore at Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta and Sri Bayintan Kijang Port in Tanjung Pinang.
The Jakarta Post

Ongki Kurniawan Appointed Managing Director at GrabPay Indonesia
Ongki previously served as managing director of LINE Indonesia, a local arm of Japan’s Line Corporation. He also served as chief digital officer at XL Axiata, Indonesia’s second largest mobile telecommunications operator.
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta MRT Project Pilot Starts June 2018
As of August 2017, the Jakarta MRT project construction progress has reached 78.01%.
Tempo (EN)

Indonesia needs to be vigilant to avoid becoming a home for terrorists again
The situation on Mindanao has raised fears that a new generation of battle-hardened jihadists may look to take advantage of the region’s porous maritime borders to spread their fundamentalist ideology and launch attacks in the archipelago.
 Asian Correspondent

Tiger Species Thought Extinct Is Possibly Spotted in Indonesia
Park rangers in Indonesia may have spotted an animal thought to live only in folklore and history books: a Javan tiger, declared extinct more than 40 years ago.
New York Times

Indonesia’s Only Transgender Islamic School Quietly Running Again
The school’s closure was one of the darkest points in a larger anti-LGBT hysteria that seized Indonesia in 2016, with its effects still reverberating.
— Voice of America

Indonesia’s Dangerous ‘Anti-Communist’ Paranoia
The attack comes in the long shadow of lingering impunity for the country’s anti-communist purge in 1965, when the Indonesian government gave its military and local militias free rein to kill “communists.”
— Human Rights Watch


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