Indonesia Morning News For June 28

Indonesia Morning News For June 28
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Indonesia morning newsBI Notes Cash Needs during Ramadan Reaches Rp191.3 Trillion
Executive Director of the Department of Communications of Bank Indonesia (BI), Agusman Zainal, said that the system of payment and management of rupiah money increased during the period of 2018 Ramadan or Eid Day.

Indonesia provides US$2 million for Palestine capacity building
The Indonesian Government has set aside US$2 million for capacity building programs in Palestine, as part of its commitment to help in the struggle of Palestinian people.
— Antara News

Dr Mahathir to go on two-day state visit to Indonesia
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will travel to Indonesia tomorrow for a two-day working visit since coming to power again, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today.
— The Edge Markets

Government prepares incentives for export-oriented, tourism industries
The government is preparing incentives for export-oriented and tourism industries to support the flow of foreign exchange into the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Cimenteng Village uses its Rp 63,862,500 Village Fund to build Drainage
The 2018 first phase Village Fund is being used wisely by the Government of Cimenteng Village, Cibadak Subdistrict, Lebak District, Banten.
— Netral News

Indonesia Saw Peaceful Regional Elections
World’s third largest democracy Indonesia saw peaceful simultaneous regional elections across various provinces and cities on Wednesday (27/6), an atmosphere that many people had previously hope to achieve.
— Global Indonesian Voices

Indonesia’s May car sales rise 6.8 pct y/y
Car sales in Indonesia grew 6.8 percent in May from a year earlier, according to data from Indonesia’s car association, cited by the biggest car distributor PT Astra International on Wednesday.
— Reuters

Indonesia to Impose 57% Tax on E-Liquids
In what public health experts will consider a counter productive move against the nation’s alarmingly high smoking rates, Indonesia is set on imposing a 57% tax on e-liquids as of the 1st of July.
— Vaping Post (blog)

Complete recall ordered for mold-tainted Indonesian-made drug Enzyplex
Licensed drug wholesaler, Unam Corporation has been ordered by the Department of Health to recall all batches of Enzyplex tablets made in Indonesia after some samples were found to contain mold.
— Hong Kong Standard (media release)

Coal Mining Indonesia: Rising Output in 2018 on High, Stable Price
This year’s coal production in Indonesia is likely to top last year’s figure of 461 million tons.
— Hellenic Shipping News

Travel bans on Israeli tourists going to Indonesia and on Indonesian tourists coming to Israel have been lifted as a result of discreet contacts between the two countries through various “international channels,” the Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.
— The Jerusalem Post

Village Minister Reaffirms in 2019 Village Funds May Raise to IDR80 Tln
Minister of Village Development, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration (Kemendes PDTT) Eko Putro Sandjojo on his sidelines visit to Pacitan East Java on Tuesday (6/26/2018) again said that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is likely to raise the Village Fund up to IDR80 trillion.
— Netral News

Do Indonesia’s Abusive ‘Virginity Tests’ Hurt UN Peacekeeping Operations?
The Indonesian government is seeking “creative ways” to boost the number of women in the police and military so it can meet its objective of more female personnel for United Nations peacekeeping operations.
— Human Rights Watch

Mass production of vehicles to boost agricultural sector in 2019
Indonesia is set to begin mass producing special multipurpose vehicles in January 2019 to support the development of the country’s agricultural sector.
— The Jakarta Post

Legal Fight Over Bali Power Plant Illuminates Indonesia’s Energy Dilemma
Over the past three years, fisherman I Putu Gede Astawa has watched his daily catch off the northern tip of Bali Island fall at an alarming rate.
— Jakarta Globe

Export value in may increases: BPS
Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Suhariyanto reported that Indonesia`s export value in May 2018 reached US$ 16.12 billion, a 10.90 percent increase compared to April 2018.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s President Joko invites Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un for Asian Games: Report
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has extended an invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend the Asian Games in August, a government official told South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo.
— The Straits Times

EU puts off export ban on Indonesia’s crude palm oil
The European Union has adjourned its ban on some Indonesian crude palm oil (CPO) exports, allowing the country to ratchet up shipments of the commodity abroad, an Indonesian minister said on Tuesday.
— UkrAgroConsult

Jakarta To Test Expanded Odd-Even License Plate Policy
The government is set to test an expanded odd-even license plate policy on all major thoroughfares in the city on Monday.
— Indonesia Expat


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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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