Indonesia Morning News For September 26

Indonesia Morning News For September 26
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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia Rejects UN Recommendation to Abolish Death Penalty
Indonesia on Thursday (21/09) accepted 167 of the 225 recommendations it received from international delegations during the 27th session of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review, or UPR, earlier in May, but crucially rejected the recommendation to abolish the death penalty.
— Jakarta Globe

Pertamina Disburses $1.547 Bln for Jambaran Tiung Biru Gas Project
PT Pertamina (Persero) through its subsidiary, PT Pertamina EP Cepu (PEPC), is going to invest $1.547 billion for the Jambaran Tiung Biru (JTB) Gas Field Unitization Project.
— Netral News

Rupiah Strengthens 36 Points on BI Benchmark Rate Cut, Stable Crude Oil Price
Rupiah exchange rate traded interbank in Jakarta, Monday (9/25/2017) morning moved higher by 36 points to IDR13,276 compared to the previous position of IDR13,312 per US dollar.
— Netral News

Religious affairs office raises fund of Rp174 million for Rohingyas
Religious Affairs Office of Riau Province, including its working units in districts and cities, has since the last few days raised a fund of Rp174,697,900 for Rohingyas.
— Antara News

Nearly 50,000 flee Bali volcano after dramatic increase in tremors
Indonesian authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity. It last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people.
— Toronto Star

CIMB Research retains Add for pharma company YSP
CIMB Equities Research is retaining its Add call for YSP Southeast Asia Holdings Bhd and advises investors accumulate shares of the pharmaceutical company.
— The Star Online

Will Laos Buy New Weapons from Indonesia?
On September 24, reports surfaced that one of Indonesia’s state-owned defense companies had received interest from Laos for some new arms sales.
— The Diplomat

India raises regulatory barriers on meat, dairy, pharma with Indonesia
India has raised issues of market access and regulatory barriers with Indonesia that its companies in the pharma, dairy and bovine meat sectors face there.
— The Economic Times

Indonesia’s Indika Energy lifts stake in local coal producer
Indonesian energy company Indika Energy on Monday said it agreed to buy an additional 45% stake in the country’s third- largest coal producer from existing shareholders, including South Korea’s Samtan, in a deal worth $677.5 million.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Singapore and Indonesia conclude third maritime boundary border treaty
Singapore and Indonesia on Monday (Sep 25) concluded a third maritime boundary border treaty.
— Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia, Colombo plan to share gender-responsive planning
Indonesias Ministry of Womens Empowerment and Child Protection and Ministry of State Secretariat, in cooperation with Colombo Plan Secretariat, will organize a gender-responsive planning and budgeting cooperation program.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s August car sales rise 0.2% y-o-y
Car sales in Indonesia rose 0.2% in August from a year earlier, according to data released by the automotive industry association Gaikindo on Monday.
— Bangkok Post

Private Sector to Help Drive Indonesia’s Public Education Overhaul: F&E Group
Indonesia’s education sector will receive a big boost from a more robust involvement from the private sector to complement existing government efforts to improve the quality of public education in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
— 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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