Indonesia Morning News For June 18

Indonesia Morning News For June 18
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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia Must Diversify Its Staple Food to Ensure Food Security for All: UN
Indonesia must implement policies aimed at diversifying its staple foods and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to ensure the right to food for all, a United Nations representative said.
— Jakarta Globe

Travel Ban Removal Expected to Boost Tourism
The European Union’s decision to lift the travel ban for Indonesian airlines on June 14, 2018, is expected to give positive impacts not only on the aviation industry.

BNI Predicts Credit Card Transactions Jump 30 Percent
PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (IDX:BBNI) estimates non-cash transactions using credit cards jumped about 30 percent during the Eid al-Fitr (Lebaran) 2018 holiday momentum.
— Netral News

Indonesia’s confidence on innovation rising: Report
Domestic business leaders said Indonesia is on the right track toward a more innovative environment, although foreign businesspeople beg to differ.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Addressing Indonesia’s green investment gap
Indonesia has begun to tap into the green bond market, both at home and overseas, to finance environmentally friendly projects.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

VIDEO: Woman Tending Her Garden Swallowed by 23-Foot Giant Python in Indonesia
A 23-foot-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday.
— Space Coast Daily

Indonesian Man Crushed To Death As His Mother’s Coffin Falls On Him
An Indonesian was killed when his mother’s coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during a service on the island of Sulawesi, police said Sunday.

Protecting Indonesian Youth From Tobacco
The world’s second-largest market for tobacco after China, Indonesia, is home to 100 million smokers. Smoking kills more than 200,000 Indonesians a year.
— The Wire

Emirates touches down in Bali
Emirates has launched a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland with a stop in Bali, reflecting increased interest in the attractive Indonesian island destination and improving connectivity to New Zealand.
— TTR Weekly

Police end probe into blasphemy allegations against Sukmawati
The National Police have ended their investigation into Sukmawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of Indonesia’s first president Sukarno, for alleged blasphemy, police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Muhammad Iqbal said in a statement on Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

Eid Al-Fitr Helps to Increase Indonesian Import, Minister Says
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution said that Eid Al-Fitr period helped in increasing Indonesia’s import.

4th Years of Jokowi Administration, 98 Activists Set to Publish Open Letter
Ahead of the 4th year of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, a number of activists who are members of the 1998 Reform Activist Network (JARI 98) will publish an open letter.
— Netral News

Bali to Welcome Cartoon Network Theme Park
After years of defending Townsville, USA, from baddies, it looks like Powerpuff superheroes Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles are about to enjoy a little vacation time in Bali.
— Travel Pulse


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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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