Indonesia Morning News For June 5

Indonesia Morning News For June 5
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Indonesia morning newsForeign Travelers’ Visits Down 4.59%, BPS Says
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded that the number of foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia in April 2018 decreased by 4.59 percent from the previous month.

Indonesia coal benchmark price rises to $96.61 per tonne for June -ministry
Indonesia Coal Benchmark Price (HBA) for the month of June is set at $96.61 per tonne, up from $89.53 in May, energy ministry spokesman Agung Pribadi said on Monday.
— ET Energyworld

Suspected extorters get Rp 100,000 in two hours
The parking lot around Thamrin City mall in Central Jakarta has become a source of lucrative illegal business for some people who have been charging illegal levies to drivers.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian pilgrims want progress on Israel travel ban
Church officials are calling on Israel to review a ban on Indonesian tourists, saying it will harm thousands of pilgrims due to visit the Holy Land.
— UCA News

Nikkei Indonesia PMI Points To Faster Growth, But Also Higher Cost Pressures
Growth in the Indonesian manufacturing sector picked up slightly midway through the second quarter, according to the Nikkei PMI surveys, setting the sector on course for its strongest quarterly expansion for four years.
— Seeking Alpha

Five dead in Indonesian illegal gold mine accident
Five illegal gold miners in the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi died after the mine they were working in collapsed and buried them during heavy rain on Sunday afternoon, Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said.
— Bangkok Post

Indonesia’s lax smoking laws are helping next generation to get hooked
With more than 260 million people, Indonesia is the biggest economy in Southeast Asia.
— The Jakarta Post

Baznas disburses donations for 1,000 orphans through Baitussalam Foundation
The National Alms Agency (Baznas) recently disbursed donations for 1,000 orphans living in the Serpong area of South Tangerang, Banten, through the Baitussalam Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Baitussalam Mosque in the area’s Green BSD City residential complex.
— The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru immigration detention center accommodates 1,177 immigrants
The Pekanbaru immigration detention center currently accommodates a total of 1,177 immigrants from various countries.
— Antara News

Detainees Escape From Police Custody In Bali
Five detainees escaped police custody in Denpasar early on Monday. The police are currently searching for them on the island of Bali.
— Indonesia Expat

City allocates Rp 9.6 billion for garbage bins from Germany
The Jakarta Environment Agency has sealed a deal to purchase 2,600 garbage bins from a German manufacturer.
— The Jakarta Post

Consumer Price Index Indonesia: Inflation at 0.21% in May 2018
Indonesian inflation was slightly below estimates at 0.21 percent month-on-month (m/m) in May 2018 because food price increases were modest amid the Islamic fasting month (Ramadan), a period when consumption (hence demand for food) tends to rise.
— Indonesia Investments (media release)

Indonesia set to bring poverty rate under 10 pct this year
Indonesia has set target to reduce poverty rate to below 10 percent this year, lower than 10.12 percent recorded in September last year as efforts to address poverty issue were underway, a minister said here on Monday.
— Xinhua

As Information Spreads Fast, Digital Economic Industry Potential Increases
KThe Ministry of Communications and Informatics predicts that the potential of the digital economy industry in Indonesia will rise with a market value of USD130 billion by 2020.
— Netral News

Due to high demand, gov’t plans to increase Indonesian passport validity to 10 years
Indonesian passports are only valid for five years, but the validity period may soon double as the country sees more and more overseas travelers.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Blockchain Startup Installs Crypto Point-of-Sale Devices in Indonesia Despite Regulations
Blockchain startup Pundi X has begun rolling out its cryptocurrency point-of-sales (POS) devices in Indonesia, betting that the central bank will discard its current anti-cryptocurrency stance within three years, the South China Morning Post reported June 4.
— Cointelegraph

Two Indonesians freed from death sentence in Saudi
The Government of Indonesia has secured the release of two Indonesian citizens from death sentence in Saudi Arabia.
— Antara News

Telkom Receives 57 Prizes at the Asia Pacific Stevie Awards
elkom Indonesia received 57 prizes at the Asia Pacific Stevie Awards, including the Organization of the Year 2018 prize.
— Jakarta Globe

Court rejects lawsuit against Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan over ‘pribumi’ inauguration speech
One of the earliest controversies surrounding Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan was his inauguration speech in October, during which he said that it’s time for the pribumi (a term loosely defined as a “native” Indonesian citizen) to be the masters of their own land again.
— Coconuts Jakarta


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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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