Indonesia Morning News For June 19

Indonesia Morning News For June 19

Indonesia morning newsPDTT Allocates Rp 4.8 billion to Four Subdistrics in Ende
The Ministry of Underdeveloped Region and Transmigration is disbursing Rp 4.8 billion for the road development in four sub-districts in Ende District, including Detusoko and Wewaria subdistrict and also Ende and Detukeli District.
— Netral News

Indonesia yet to allow UN Commissioner into Papua
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern at not yet being able to visit Indonesia’s Papua region.
— Radio New Zealand

Indonesians’ Eid balloons force flights to divert
Indonesians caught launching big, unmanned hot air balloons could face up to two years in jail or a fine of up to $35,000, authorities said, after balloons launched to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month forced pilots to divert flights.
— Reuters

S Korea to build electric cable factory in Indonesia
Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea, Umar Hadi, welcomed the cooperation agreement between South Korean company LS Cable & System and Indonesian company PT Artha Metal Sinergi to build an electric cable factory in West Karawang, West Java, Indonesia.
— Antara News

399,000 Tourists Visit Monas during Eid Holiday
As of Eid al-Fitr on Friday, June 15 until Sunday, June 17, more than 399,000 tourists visited the landmark of Jakarta, the National Monument (Monas). Monas management head Munjirin said the figure subject to increase.

Indonesia, Finland organize high-level advisory board on mediation
The governments of Indonesia and Finland organized the second meeting of the Secretary- General`s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation in Helsinki on Monday, the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) Jakarta said in a statement.
— Antara News

2018 Eid; Domestic Airline Passenger Increase to 2.92 Pct
ntil D+2 of 2018 Eid al-Fitr, the total passengers of domestic airline reached up to 3.14 million, increased by 2.92 percent compared to last year at the same period.

Indonesia plans to become a transshipment hub, seeks investors
Indonesia strives to challenge Singapore’s dominance in the region with a number of own port projects, aiming to become a new global transhipment hub on China’s maritime Silk Road, writes Nikkei Asian Review.
— (blog)

IAG to sell Thai, Indonesian units for $525m
Insurance Australia Group (ASX:IAG) has entered into a sale agreement with Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co for IAG’s operations in Thailand and Indonesia.
— Finance News Network

One dead as ferry carrying 80 people sinks in Indonesia
At least one person died after a ferry containing around 80 passengers sank in Lake Toba in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province yesterday, a disaster agency official said.
— 9 News (video)

750K leaves PNG shores weekly
Around K750,000 in cash leaves PNG shores through the PNG-Indonesia border every week.
— Loop

Sperm whale found stranded in East Aceh
A sperm whale was found stranded on Kuala Baroh Bugeng Beach in Nurussalam district, East Aceh regency, on Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia steps up security ahead of 18th Asian Games | Video
With just two months to go, the Asian Games – co-hosted by Jakarta and Palembang in August – will see authorities imposing a zero tolerance security policy with very strict access to competition venues, as Saifulbahri Ismail reports.
— Channel NewsAsia (video)


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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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