Indonesia Morning News For June 12

Indonesia Morning News For June 12
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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia applies anti-dumping duties on VN steel
The Indonesian Anti-Dumping Committee (KADI) has announced the application of anti-dumping measures on colour-coated steel sheet imports from Việt Nam and China.
— Viet Nam News

Net1 Indonesia launches 4G in tourist hotspots
Indonesian 4G-based mobile broadband provider Net1 Indonesia has expanded availability to 10 tourism destinations across the country.

Wanted: 6,000 new journals to publish 150,000 papers
In its race to beat Singapore and Malaysia in academic paper quantity, Indonesia is pushing scholars to write more, threatening some of them with allowance cuts if they fail to comply.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Migrant Workers Contribute IDR119 Trillion to National Income
Indonesian migrant workers abroad have a positive contribution in contributing national income of IDR119 trillion in 2017.
— Netral News

Indonesia targets 1.3mn ticket sales
The organising committee of the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia this summer, INASGOC, has teamed up with an experienced ticketing company in a bid to sell over 1 million tickets.
— Daily Times

Indonesia sets June HBA thermal coal price at $96.61/mt, up 28% on year
Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its June thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $96.61/mt, up 7.9% month on month and 28% year on year.
— Platts

Bangka Island to build two Special Economic Zones
Bangka Island in the Bangka Belitung Islands is getting ready to build two new Special Economic Zones (KEK) to be located in Tanjung Gunung and Sungailiat, Central Bangka.
— The Jakarta Post

Free homecoming program to be accessed online: Pelindo III
Port operating company PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo III) will launch a free Lebaran homecoming program next year that can be accessed online.
— Antara News

Garuda Indonesia Offers over 50 Percent Discounts for Eid
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia’s president director Pahala Nugraha Mansury said his company was offering discounts of over 50 percent for flights to Jakarta beginning June 8-24.

Ministries of Village, Education Focus on Early Education with IDR35 Million Assistance
Minister of Village, Development of Underdevloped Areas and Transmigration (Mendes PDTT), Eko Putro Sandjojo, held a meeting with the Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia, to discuss work program on Friday (6/8/2018).
— Netral News

Fruit and veg off the menu for Indonesian girls as myths fuel malnutrition
From fears that eating chicken wings makes it hard to find a husband to beliefs that pineapple jeopardizes fertility, a host of food taboos are fueling malnutrition among Indonesian girls, experts said as they launched an adolescent health drive.

West Java to get single industrial area
The government has announced that it will establish a national strategic zone in West Java consisting of Bekasi, Karawang and Purwakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Madiun university offers railway engineering program
Madiun State Polytechnic (PNM) in Madiun, East Java, has recently opened a railway engineering program with a bachelor of applied science degree.
— The Jakarta Post

Selfie-taking Chinese tourist dies after falling from Indonesia cliff
A Chinese tourist fell from a cliff to his death after attempting to take a selfie on the edge of a cliff in Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, an islet off the coast of Bali.
— Asia One

Hundreds of fishermen still stuck in Indonesia, returnees say
Fishermen who worked as “slaves” on fishing vessels before being rescued from Benjina Island, Indonesia, say many others are still stranded, Asia Times reported.
— Undercurrent News

Employing refugees in Indonesia: Is it possible?
Thomas Vargas, the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Indonesia, recently announced that he is in negotiations with the government to allow refugees to work temporarily in our country.
— The Jakarta Post


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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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