Indonesia Morning News Roundup For February 24

Indonesia Morning News Roundup For February 24

Welcome to the Indonesia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Indonesia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


Indonesia morning news

Indonesia to reduce plastic wastes by 70 percent
The Indonesian government is committed to reducing plastic wastes by 70 percent by the end of 2025, initiated with the launch of a national action plan for tackling plastic wastes in oceans.
— Antara News

Japan firm launches fingerprint payment service in Indonesia
TOKYO – Information and technology company Liquid Inc said Thursday it has launched a payment service using fingerprint authentication in Indonesia.
— Bangkok Post

Four Indonesians richer than poorest 100 million
A report on inequality in Indonesia says its four richest men now have more wealth than 100 million of the country’s poorest people.
— Al Jazeera

Legal avenues should be used to work abroad: BNP2TKI
The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers’ (BNP2TKI) head, Nusron Wahid, has called on those wishing to work abroad to use legal avenues to do so.
— Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Printerous raises $1.4M to digitize traditional printing
Printerous, an Indonesia startup that is bringing the country’s printing industry into the digital era, has raised $1.4 million. The round was led by Golden Gate Ventures with participation from U.S. firm Sovereign’s Capital and Indonesian conglomerate Gunung Sewu Kencana.
— TechCrunch

House of representatives supports Chevron`s oil, gas management takeover plan
House of representatives member Ikhwan Datu Adam supports the plan of the North Penajam Paser administration, East Kalimantan, to take over the management of Chevron Indonesia Companys oil and gas fields in Terminal Lawe-Lawe, Penajam.
— Antara News

Student mobility plays a key role in linking Indonesia and the Netherlands
From Feb. 12 to 16, the Dutch Education, Culture and Science Minister Dr. Jet Bussemaker visited Indonesia to further strengthen ties in the fields of education and research between the two countries. Central themes during the intensive bilateral discussions were student mobility and the connection between education and the labor market.
— Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Child Protection Commission wants compensation for minors jailed in adult prisons
Indonesia’s Child Protection Commission has demanded the Australian Government pay compensation to a group of Indonesians allegedly jailed in adult prisons while they were minors.
— ABC News

Construction of new Semanggi overpass to take only a month
The planned additional overpass on the side of Jl. Gatot Subroto, as a part of the development of the Semanggi traffic cloverleaf in Central Jakarta, is set to be finished within a month, a contractor has said.
— Jakarta Post

Indonesia seeks Saudi Arabia’s support to develop Sumatra tourism
Indonesia will seek for Saudi Arabia’s support to develop local tourism during the visit of the Middle Eastern country’s leader, King Salman, slated on Mar. 1 to 9.
— Jakarta Post

Indonesia increases weight limit for imported Australian cattle
The Indonesian Government has signed off on changes to the maximum average weight of feeder cattle imported from Australia.
— ABC Online

Worse for Wear: Indonesia’s Textile Boom
WITH THE FIRST light, men in long boats are on the Upper Citarum River, filling their hulls with bottles, cans and bits of broken plastic — anything that can be recycled for a few rupiahs. Everything anyone might throw away is here.
— Undark Magazine

Indonesian President invites Sri Lankan President for a state visit to Indonesia
The President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has invited Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to pay a state visit to his country immediately after latter’s scheduled participation at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit meeting to be held in Jakarta.
— Colombo Page

Bioenergy in Indonesia
Indonesia – Research on bioenergy is in high demand in Indonesia, where the sector is seen as a potential way forward for energy security and sustainable development.
— Forests News

Freeport-McMoRan: This Time, Indonesian Problems Look Serious
Freeport-McMoRan fails to reach an acceptable deal with Indonesian government.
— Seeking Alpha

PICTURE: Citilink receives Indonesia’s first A320neo
Citilink has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, making it the first Indonesian carrier to operate the type.
— Flight Global

Indonesians detained in Saudi Arabia for bomb joke return home
Two Indonesians detained in Saudi Arabia after joking about being in possession of explosive materials inside a plane have returned home following a month-long investigation.
— Jakarta Post



Feature photo:  Martin Fuhrmann



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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

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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