Indonesia Morning News For April 11

Indonesia Morning News For April 11

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia’s Lion Air buying 50 Boeing 737’s in $6.2 bn deal
Indonesia’s Lion Air is buying 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10 airplanes in a deal valued at about $6.2 billion, the firms said Tuesday, as the carrier looks to cash in on a transport boom in the Southeast Asian nation.
— Gulf Times

Indian tourist arrivals in Bali up 59.08 percent
A total of 55,530 Indian tourists visited Bali during the January-February 2018 period, up by 20,624 people or 59.08 percent from 34,906 Indians during the same period in the previous year.
— Antara News

Safety Lapses and Fatal Accidents Amid Indonesia’s Infrastructure Boom
Indonesia’s infrastructural development has been marred by poor adherence to standard operating procedures and other human errors. In the past two years, 14 accidents were recorded, some of them deadly.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia targets Rp 6.75t in business deals at IAF
Vice President Jusuf Kalla says the government is eyeing Rp 6.75 trillion (US$472.5 million) in business deals with partners from Africa at the Indonesia-Africa Forum (IAF) 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, from April 8 to 11.
— The Jakarta Post

Live cattle export prices to Indonesia drop below $3 per kilo for first time since 2015
Live export prices for cattle shipped out of Darwin have slumped below $3 per kilogram for the first time in two-and-a-half years, as Indonesian feedlotters struggle to turn a profit.
— ABC News

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Indonesia, Australia agree to intensify cooperation to handle transnational crimes
The Indonesian National Police (Polri) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) have agreed to step up cooperation in handling transnational crimes.
— Antara News

Indonesian talk show sanctioned for discussion of ‘transgender issues’ by broadcasting commission
While transgender figures such as talk show host Dorce Gamalama were once welcome and even celebrated on Indonesian television, due to increasingly aggressive anti-LGBT rhetoric and politicized moral panic over gay rights that have gripped the country in the past few years, just the mere discussion of LGBT issues on TV (that does not explicitly discuss them in a negative way) is enough to earn sanctions from the country’s broadcasting censorship body.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Padang Garuda Travel Fair Records Rp3.7 Bn Transaction
State airline company Garuda Indonesia recorded the ticket selling at Rp3.7 billion during Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair (GATF) in Padang, West Sumatra on April 6-8, 2018.

90 dead, toll rising in Indonesia moonshine crisis
Indonesia’s deadliest bootleg liquor crisis in memory has killed at least 90 people, authorities said Tuesday, prompting one region to declare a state of emergency.
— Bangkok Post

Pertamina adds health posts in Balikpapan to fulfill public health needs
State-owned energy company Pertamina collaborated recently with Pertamina Balikpapan Hospital to open health posts in the villages of Baru Ulu and Atas Air, as well as in Nenang subdistrict in the town of Penajam in East Kalimantan.
— The Jakarta Post

Facebook Asked to Show Indonesian Users` Data Breached to CubeYou
The Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara said Facebook recently found that CubeYou, a data analysis firm similar to Cambridge Analytica, is involved in its private data breach.

JCI Ends Rising 1.2 Percent, Majority Sectors Positive
The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) ended up 79.6 points (+1.2 percent) to 6,325.8 in trading closed on Tuesday (4/10/2018).
— Netral News

OJK Announces 18 Firms Offering Fraud Investment
The Investment Alert Task Force of Financial Services Authority (OJK) called on the society to be wary of investment product offers from 18 companies that were alleged to operate illegally and potentially inflict a financial loss.

Indonesia embraces blockchain
When blockchain and cryptocurrency first made headlines, many saw them as disruptors to the current financial order.
— The Asean Post

Scientist in Indonesia faces police summons for research on potential tsunami
A government scientist whose assessment of the potential for tsunamis along Indonesia’s south-western coast sparked controversy on the Internet is currently awaiting a summons from the police who plan to question him about the study.
— The Straits Times

Indonesian Writer Danarto Passes Away after Roadside Accident in Ciputat
Indonesian writer Danarto has passed away on Tuesday (04/10) evening at 20:54 local time.
— Netral News

PH, Indonesia kick off joint sea patrols
The Philippines and Indonesia on Tuesday launched coordinated border patrols to boost safety and security in the two countries’ common boundary areas.

Indonesian woman faces beheading for killing five in UAE
An Indonesian woman working in the United Arab Emirates has been sentenced to death after being convicted of murdering five people.

Indonesia to UN Official: Help Us Fight Europe’s Palm Oil Black Campaign
Minister of Agriculture Amran Sulaiman is reportedly asking a visiting UN official to help ease the ongoing black campaigns allegedly conducted by European countries against Indonesia’s palm oil and palm oil products.
— Global Indonesian Voices

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Facebook: Why Investors Should Pay Attention To Indonesia
Asia is on the verge of breaking out for Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Two of the main markets in this region are India and Indonesia.
— Seeking Alpha

Indonesia turns to Australian Indigenous elders for help with marine sustainability
Indigenous elders on the Mid North Coast are sharing their knowledge about environmental sustainability with Indonesian marine and fisheries leaders.
— ABC News

Indonesian Billionaire Brothers Are Turning Their Focus on Telecom
Indonesian billionaire brothers Michael Hartono and Budi Hartono, who built their fortunes by selling cigarettes and providing banking services, are now turning their focus on telecom.
— Bloomberg


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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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