Indonesia morning news for December 24

Indonesia morning news for December 24
Online English lessons

Indonesia morning news

Tsunami from erupting Krakatau kills at least 222 in Indonesia
A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, officials and media said on Sunday.
— Reuters

Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes
Coastal residents near Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami.

World’s biggest gold mine nationalized in Indonesia
It’s done. After two years of often fraught negotiations – and a last-minute environmental hiccup – the government and US mineral giant Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) have finally concluded an agreement effectively nationalizing Indonesia’s most prized mining asset in the mountains of easternmost Papua.
— Asia Times

Indonesia has no early warning system for volcanic tsunamis: BNPB
The government said on Sunday following a “volcanic tsunami” in the Sunda Strait that the country did not have any early warning system for tsunamis not caused by earthquakes.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia denies use of chemical weapons in Papua
The government has denied a report in The Saturday Paper, an Australian weekly, about the alleged use of chemical weapons in a military operation in Nduga, Papua, calling it “totally baseless, nonfactual and gravely misleading”.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia will take steps against Australia`s libelous media report
The Indonesian Foreign Ministry said it will take steps against “irresponsible and misleading” report by Australia`s The Saturday Paper about recent Papua`s Nduga incident in which tens of Indonesian construction workers had been killed by “armed criminals” believed to be separatists.
— Antara News

Malaysia, Indonesia, Colombia to meet over French anti-palm oil vote
Malaysia is scheduled to hold a meeting with Indonesia and Colombia in Jakarta next February to discuss the French National Assembly’s decision to exclude the use of palm oil as a biodiesel feedstock.
— FMT News

Media competition may lead to violation of journalistic code of ethics
Competition among media businesses is one of the causes of violation of journalistic code of ethics in the press coverage of immoral cases involving women and children, a journalist said.
— Antara News

Shark Fishing Ban in Raja Ampat Continues to be Violated
Shark fishing activities in the waters of Raja Ampat District in West Papua Province continue unabated despite a prohibition through the Regional Regulation (Perda). Raja Ampat youth leader Ferdinand Dimara has urged the Raja Ampat District Government to continue to disseminate information on the regional regulation on the ban on shark fishing, so that it is truly understood by the local community.

Netflix prices in Indonesia higher than US, report suggests
Netflix users in Indonesia are said to pay 28 percent more per title when compared with subscribers in the United States, according to a research conducted by Comparitech, a website that provides information, tools and comparison to help consumers in the US, United Kingdom as well as other countries to research and compare tech services.
— The Jakarta Post

In Pictures: Tsunami hits coastal towns on Sunda Strait
At least 168 people have been killed and over 700 injured after a volcano-triggered tsunami hit Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on Saturday, sweeping away hundreds of homes and hotels, officials and witnesses have said.
— Al Jazeera

Indonesian soldiers encroach into Sarawak, kidnap five Malaysians: Report
Five Malaysians who were harvesting wood in a jungle in Sarawak were allegedly held at gunpoint and kidnapped for ransom recently by men believed to be from the Indonesian army who encroached into Malaysian territory, New Sunday Times newspaper reported.
— The Straits Times

Sunda strait tsunami death toll reaches 43 people
The death toll of tsunami and high waves that hit some coasts in Sunda Strait, particularly in South Lampung, as well as Pandenglang and Serang in Banten has reached 43 people, according to the National Disaster Mitigation.
— Antara News

Poor and backward Lebak brisker with economic activities
Economic activities are brisker in the village areas in the backward district of Lebak, Banten, thanks to village funds provided by the government in the past four years.
— Antara News

Police heighten nationwide security toward Christmas, New Year 2019
Nearly 168,000 police personnel have been devoted to secure around 58,000 objects of security during Christmas and New Year to anticipate terror attacks and other crimes.
— The Jakarta Post

Residents asked to stay away from beaches
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) asked residents of the districts of Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung to stay away from beaches in the Sunda Strait.
— Antara News

Malaysia, Australia offer to assist Indonesia in tsunami disaster
Malaysia and Australia on Sunday (Dec 23) offered to extend their assistance to Indonesia, a day after a tsunami killed more than 150 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra.
— The Straits Times

Tsunami causes no damage to Merak-Bakauheni ferry port facilities: Ministry
The Transportation Ministry has confirmed no damages to Merak-Bakauheni ferry port facilities following the Sunda Strait tsunami that hit the districts of Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung on Saturday at around 9.
— Antara News

Crowd screams as Indonesian rock band swept away by tsunami
Partygoers screamed as tsunami waves smashed into a beachside concert in Indonesia, sending band members tumbling off a collapsing stage, dramatic video footage showed on Sunday.
— Reuters

President conveys condolences to victims of tsunami
President Joko Widodo has conveyed condolences to the victims of the Sunda Strait tsunami that hit the districts of Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung on Saturday.
— Antara News

At least 20 killed as tsunami hits Sunda Strait
At least 20 people died when a tsunami wave hit the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra on late Saturday, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said here on Sunday.
— Antara News

President urges villagers to be sentient of market demand
President Joko Widodo has called on villagers to develop a broader understanding of the market demand in order to produce high-value products.
— Antara News


Feature photo Syachrul Anto 

This week’s morning news photo features a defining moment, event, or situation from 2018 for each country as chosen by our editors.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Indonesia morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Indonesia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities and is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


The following two tabs change content below.

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.

Support independent media by sharing using these tools. Do not steal our content

Make a comment

Your email address will not be published.