Indonesia Morning News For June 26

Indonesia Morning News For June 26
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Indonesia morning newsHas The PSI Already Been Eaten by Indonesia’s Predatory Politics?
The Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), a new participant in Indonesia’s electoral landscape set to contest the 2019 national election, is grabbing the attention of Indonesian political watchers.
— AEC News Today

Japan to help develop Indonesian islands in South China Sea
Japan said Monday it will provide 2.5 billion yen (US$23 million) in aid to Indonesia for the development of fishery facilities on remote islands, at a time when China’s clout in the region is increasing.
— South China Morning Post

Indonesia posts $1.52 bln trade deficit in May on higher oil prices
Indonesia’s trade deficit narrowed to $1.52 billion in May but was worse than expected, due to higher oil prices, the country’s statistics agency said on Monday.
— Nasdaq

Indonesia loses trillions due to dirty onion importers
Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman has boycotted five onion import companies, for frauds that have cost the nation trillions of rupiahs.
— Fresh Plaza

BI: Immediately Exchange Banknotes from 1998-1999
Bank Indonesia appealed to the public to immediately exchange rupiah banknotes from year 1998 and 1999, because the exchange deadline is only up to December 30, 2018.
— Netral News

Rent Arrear of Jakarta Low-cost Flat Amount to Rp50 Billion
Jakarta Public Housing and Government Building Agency was overwhelmed by the rent arrears of Jakartans residing in 24 low-cost flats or locally known rusun (Rumah Susun) which soar twofold into Rp50 billion within the past year.

Palm oil giant still linked to Indonesia logging: Greenpeace
The world’s largest palm oil trader is still linked to deforestation in Indonesia despite committing five years ago to stop logging the archipelago’s vast tracts of jungle, Greenpeace said Monday.
— Daily Mail

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek expands to Vietnam, Thailand
Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment firm Go-Jek said on Monday it had entered Vietnam and Thailand as part of a US$500 million international expansion.
— Channel NewsAsia

Aircraft carrying election material fired on in Papua
A Twin Otter aircraft carrying election material and the National Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel, which will secure the upcoming regional elections in Papua, was fired on by unidentified assailants shortly after it landed at Kenyam Airport in Nduga at 9:45 a.m. local time on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

North Sulawesi Provincial Government Prepares IDR97 Billion for 13th Payroll
Regional Government has prepared a budget to pay the 13th Payroll of State Civil Servants, including North Sulawesi Province.
— Netral News

Making good on PM Modi’s promise, India now offers free e-Visa for Indonesians
When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid Indonesia a visit last month, many Indonesian travelers were excited by his promise of free 30-day tourist visas for Indonesian citizens.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Farmers association to host Asian Agriculture and Food Forum
The Indonesian Farmers Association (HKTI) will host the Asian Agriculture and Food Forum (ASAFF) from June 28 to 30 in Jakarta to try to address various problems faced by farmers in Indonesia and in other Asian countries.
— The Jakarta Post

Import hike needed to support production sector: Finance Minister
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has stated a rise in May 2018 imports was needed to support investment in the production sector.
— Antara News

Indonesia, Japan Agree to Develop Indo-Pacific Strategy Together
Indonesia and Japan are set to work closer to address regional issues, denuclearization of North Korea and peacebulding in Palestine.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia`s trade increases amid us, china trade war
Indonesia`s trade with the United States and with the People`s Republic of China continues to increase despite both countries being in a trade war over an increase in a number of tariffs.
— Antara News

Low numbers hamper Indonesia’s pledge to send more women peacekeepers
Indonesia is finding it difficult to increase the number of women participating in its peacekeeping missions as not enough are applying to join the country’s military and police.
— The Jakarta Post

June 27 Set as National Holiday for Regional Elections
The government has agreed to make June 27 as a national holiday for the 2018 regional elections.

Tunisia, Indonesia sign preferential trade agreement
Tunisia and Indonesia signed a preferential partnership agreement Monday at the Tunisia-Indonesia Business Forum held in Tunis.
— Xinhua


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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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