Indonesia Morning News For September 4

Indonesia Morning News For September 4
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Indonesia minister to urge Myanmar to end Rohingya plight
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has sent his foreign minister to Myanmar to urge its government to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims, he said yesterday after a petrol bomb was thrown at the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta.
Straits Times

China demands Indonesia drop new name for Natuna waters
In July, the Indonesian government named the maritime region in question, which lies north of the Natuna Islands, the “North Natuna Sea.”
— The Jakarta Post

Malaysia last month rounded up thousands of undocumented workers, adding fresh animus to a long-running dispute.
South China Morning Post

Indonesia’s national rail network aims for more growth, less inequality
With more than 3,200km of train tracks that will criss-cross the islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi, it has been touted as the most extensive railway project in Indonesia since its independence from the Dutch 72 years ago.
Straits Times

Indonesia’s manufacturing PMI rebounds to expansion in August
The composite indicator of manufacturing performance stood at 50.7 in August, up from 48.6 in July.
Nikkei Asian Review

Philippines eyes counter-terrorism task force with Malaysia, Indonesia
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will discuss with Indonesia and Malaysia the possibility of creating a task force to combat Islamic State-inspired militancy

Costa Rica to open embassy in Jakarta
The Embassy of Costa Rica will be the 104th foreign diplomatic representative and the 12th representatives of the Latin American countries in Jakarta.
— Antara

Bottling Indonesia’s Gini
During much of Indonesia’s early history, its egalitarian distribution of wealth and assets set it apart from its neighbors. But seven decades later, the legacy of equality is fading.
Project Syndicate

Exclusive: Go-Jek, Grab, Traveloka & Emtek in race to buy digital payments firm worth $20m
Southeast Asian unicorns Go-Jek, Grab, and Traveloka, along with media conglomerate Emtek, are bidding to purchase digital payments firm Fusion Payments for about $20 million.
Deal Street Asia

CIMIC gets $437m contract in Indonesia
CIMIC Group’s unit Theiss has won a new contract to provide mining services at the Gunung Bara Utama coal mine in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan.

AirAsia to create new holding company in Indonesia, eyes growth
AirAsia has unveiled plans to establish a new holding company in Indonesia as it looks to further capitalise on the growth of the Indonesia market.
Marketing Interactive

Krakatau Semen launches plant for eco-friendly cement
The grinding plant has a production capacity of 690,000 tons of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) per year, to produce an environmentally friendly cement material.
The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Banks Must Go Digital to Lure Millenials: Report
Indonesian banks must digitize their services to better cater to technology-savvy millennials, marketing consulting firm Solidiance said in a recent report.
— Jakarta Globe

Boat found off Indonesia a ‘wake-up call’: Dutton
An asylum seeker boat found off Indonesia with dozens on board bound for Australia or New Zealand is a “really significant wake-up call”, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says.
The Australian

Rise of identity politics causing split in Indonesia, says researcher
Alissa Wahid, from Gusdurian Institute, Indonesia, said religious extremism is taking place with Muslims feeling they are the rightful owners of the world
Free Malaysia Today

Eid al Adha Holiday: 102,000 Cars Leave Jakarta
On a regular day about 77,000 vehicles go through Cikarang Utama Toll Gate
Tempo (EN)

Tourism ministry to hold Wonderful Indonesia Culinary and Shopping Festival 2017
The event will be joined by 150 shopping malls across the big cities of Indonesia.
The Jakarta Post

Jakarta to Impose Sanction to Those Who Litter
Jakarta Environment Agency held a raid (OTT) in car free day (CFD) area to capture people littering. The raid was carried out along Sudirman Street to Thamrin Street.
Tempo (EN)

Sail Indonesia 2017 participants explore the beauty of Derawan Islands
International yachters of Sail Indonesia 2017 is currently sailing across the archipelago before their final meeting at Sail Sabang 2017 that will be held on November 28.
The Jakarta Post

Garuda Indonesia makes changes in London and Amsterdam
Premium seating is being drastically reduced on services departing Amsterdam as Garuda will now concentrate on volume. At the same time there will be fewer flights out of London Heathrow.
— Business Traveller

LRT train expected to support tourism industry in Palembang
Palembang is gearing up to implement the Asian Games 2018, and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) train network is expected to become operational before the games to be co-hosted by Palembang and Jakarta.

Feature photo Anthony C
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