Indonesia morning news for December 26

Indonesia morning news for December 26
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False alarms of more tsunamis wreak havoc on Indonesia
False rumors about another imminent tsunami caused chaos Tuesday in Indonesian villages traumatized by the series of giant waves that hit without warning over the weekend, killing at least 429 people.
— New York Post

Tsunami Disaster Info; BMKG: Trust Only Government Sources
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) appealed to the public to only refer to government agencies when looking for information about disasters. BMKG chief Dwikorita Karnawati made the statement in response to the numerous misleading, unaccountable information regarding the Sunda Strait tsunami.

Bali enacts plastics ban, targeting 70 percent reduced use in 2019
Bali has taken a big step to curb pollution in its seas, enacting a ban on troublesome single-use plastics like shopping bags, styrofoam and straws.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia has most spam calls in Southeast Asia, report suggests
Indonesia had the highest number of spam calls in Southeast Asia, according to a recent report.
— The Jakarta Post

Tsunami Caused by Collapsed Section of Mount Anak Krakatau
Head of the eastern region volcano mitigation at the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) Devy K. Syahbana said that Mount Anak Krakatau`s recent Surtseyan eruption was eerily similar to the 1927-1928 incident which also caused a tsunami.

Indonesian tsunami: Fresh eruption causes panic as search and rescue teams struggle to reach remote villages
A fresh eruption at the Anak Krakatau volcano that caused last weekend’s deadly tsunami sent residents fleeing from the Java coastline on Tuesday (Dec 25) afternoon.
— The Straits Times

Islanders evacuated after deadly tsunami in Indonesia
Nurmelis was watching TV on Saturday night in her home on Pulau Sebesi, one of the several small islands dotted around the Sunda Strait, located between the larger Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, when the sea began to churn.
— Al Jazeera

Sunda Strait tsunami death toll rises to 397
The death toll due to the tsunami disaster in the Sunda Strait, Banten province, has increased to 397 people, M Syaugi, head of the national Search and Rescue agency said here on Tuesday.
— Antara News

W Java raises funds to build mosque in Palestine
The West Java provincial government has planned to raise funds in an effort to help build a mosque in Palestine, which will start by the end of January 2019.
— Antara News

Visitors flock to Jakarta’s main tourist attractions
People have been flocking to Jakarta’s main tourist attractions that offer various activities during the Christmas holidays.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s dwindling oil industry
The oil and gas industry has seen turbulent times over the last 10 years, with the 2008 financial crisis as a turning point for the industry as a whole.
— The Asean Post

Thousands of Indonesian Inmates Receive Christmas Remission
As many as 160 Christian inmates that underwent a minimum of six months imprisonment among other criteria received an immediate release having their sentence reduced by the remission

News focus – World leaders condole with Indonesian tsunami victims’ families by A Abdussalam
Condolences from world leaders are pouring in for the families of the victims of the Indonesian tsunami that struck Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java, claiming at least 429 lives on Saturday.
— Antara News

Life and death choices for Indonesia tsunami victims
Udin Ahok was forced to make a choice that no one would ever want to make: Save his wife or his mother and baby.
— Channel NewsAsia

New port for passenger ships to be operational in Dumai 2019
PT Pelabuhan Dumai Berseri (PDB) hopes to finish the construction of a new port for passenger ships in Dumai in 2019.
— Antara News

Tsunami victim evacuation team focusing on Panimbang
The Joint Evacuation Team made up of the military, police, the disaster mitigation agency, and volunteers was focusing on evacuation in the sub-districts of Sumur and Panimbang in Banten.
— Antara News

‘There is a huge range in activity’: Indonesia’s erupting volcanoes
As the death toll rises from the tsunami disaster in Indonesia, experts say there are seven volcanoes across the archipelago in an “eruption phase”.
— Sydney Morning Herald

BMKG, Police Investigate Cause of Failed Tsunami Detectors
The Meteorology, Geophysics, and Climatology Agency (BMKG) is set to investigate the main cause of the damage sustained by the tsunami detection system installed at the Sunda Strait following the devastating tsunami that hit the region.

Expert Team Links Mount Anak Krakatau Landslide to Tsunami
Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan is currently coordinating with a team of experts that are tasked to identify and conclusively determine the cause of the Sunda Strait tsunami in order to better prepare for future occurrences.

Presidential candidates race for support by Fardah
Indonesia will organize presidential elections on April 17, 2019, considered by many as a repeat of the bitter 2014 presidential race, wherein incumbent Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Prabowo Subianto are again set to go.
— Antara News


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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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