Indonesia Morning News For June 14

Indonesia Morning News For June 14
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Indonesia morning newsCisokan hydropower plant project needs $800m in investment
State-owned electricity company PLN needs to invest US$800 million for a hydropower plant project located in Upper Cisokan, West Bandung, West Java.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia sneaks up on Singapore with flurry of port projects
It may not look like much right now, but an 1,800-hectare tract of land on the eastern edge of Java symbolizes Indonesia’s future.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Inflation to reach 0.20 to 0.25% in June: Economic chief
Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has estimated that inflation will reach 0.20 to 0.25 percent in June, due to controllable prices of staple foods during the Ramadhan fasting month and ahead of the Idul Fitri holiday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Government revokes controversial cabotage legislation
Following pressure from various stakeholders, the Indonesian government has revoked Ministry of Trade Regulation No. 82/2017 on the Utilisation of Indonesian Sea Carriage and Insurance for Export of Certain Goods (“Regulation 82”), which was approved in October 2017.
— Lexology

Japan asks for bigger investment opportunity in Indonesia
Visiting Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said the Japanese government wants expansion of investment and trade cooperation with Indonesia.
— Antara News

Singaporean believed to be fighting with militants in Mindanao: Philippine army
A Singaporean and five Indonesians are believed to be fighting with the pro-Islamic State Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the southern Philippines where the army has launched air and ground assaults to pre-empt bombings ahead of Eid Fitr celebrations.
— Channel NewsAsia

‘Mudik’: Indonesia’s annual mass exodus
In the lead up to the Idul Fitri holiday, which concludes the month-long fasting month of Ramadhan, Jakarta’s streets will be relatively empty.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo may face multiple rivals in re-election bid
It’s the annual “quiet time” in Jakarta after the exodus of millions from the capital to their hometowns across Indonesia to celebrate the end of Ramadan tonight.
— The Straits Times (paywall)

Indonesian Students Turn Plastic Waste Into Clean Energy
Before Indonesia sinks in its own notoriously mismanaged plastic waste, young researchers from Gadjah Mada University are trying to save the day by transforming it into energy.
— Jakarta Globe

Scientific evidence needed to support Balikpapan coal pollution claims: Association
Business entities, in conjunction with the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI), have said scientific evidence is needed to prove that coal loading and unloading activities have caused pollution in waters off Manggar, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.
— The Jakarta Post

Garuda pilots renew threat, plan to strike in July
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia Pilots’ Association (APG) and workers union (Sekarga) have renewed their threat to strike, saying they would do so in the second week of July — the deadline for the company and the government to meet their demand.
— The Jakarta Post

Police record 771 traffic accidents on Lebaran exodus
Police have recorded 771 traffic accidents, which was down 19 percent from those last year, during their `Operation Ketupat 2018` up to three days (H-3) before Eid or Lebaran festivities.
— Antara News

117,000 indonesian voters in singapore being verified for 2019 election
The Singapore Voters Registration Committee is currently conducting verification of 117 thousand Indonesian citizens for the right to vote in the country for the 2019 general elections.
— Antara News

KPU defends regulation on banning corruption-tainted candidates
The General Elections Commission (KPU) has defended its stance not to allow ex-corruption, drugs and sexual assault convicts to run in the 2019 legislative election, despite receiving pushback, including by the Law and Human Rights Ministry.
— The Jakarta Post

Apartment Market Grows Consistently in This Month of Ramadan
In this month of Ramadan, the traditional national property market has declined, except for apartments that are in great demand by millennials.
— Netral News

Payments To Be Integrated At Jakarta Outer Ring Road Starting June 20
The Indonesia Toll Road Authority (BPJT) will integrate the payment system of the Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR) starting on June 20, as the payment is currently processed by each individual operator of the toll road section.
— Indonesia Expat

More Leisure Time Sees Rise in Advertising Spending During Ramadan
Advertising spending in Indonesia was 7 percent higher during Ramadan this year compared with the corresponding period last year, Nielsen Advertising Information Services said in a report released last week.
— Jakarta Globe


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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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