Indonesia Morning News For June 7

Indonesia Morning News For June 7

Indonesia morning newsModi’s Act East, New India Focus Sees Indonesia-India Ties Bolstered
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just completed another of his ‘Act East’ expansionist visits, signing nine government-government (G2G) agreements with Indonesia, with 25 business-to-business(B2B) agreements signed on the sidelines.
— AEC News Today

World Bank projects Indonesian economy to grow 5.2%
The World Bank (WB) has projected that the Indonesian economy would grow 5.20 percent this year, more than the government’s projection of 5.18 percent.
— Outlook India

Indonesia’s latest weapon to cut plastic bag use: devout Muslims
Indonesia, one of the planet’s major plastic polluters, is now banking on one of its biggest resources to entice people to take a plastic bag diet: Muslim clerics.
— The Jakarta Post

Investment in Tourism Sector Shows Growing Trend in 2017
The development of tourist destinations undertaken by the Ministry of Tourism has spurred the growth of investment in the tourism sector.
— Netral News

Freeport, Indonesia at loggerheads over mine’s waste disposal methods
EVERY year, Freeport-McMoRan Inc dumps tens of millions of tonnes of mining waste into the Ajkwa River system in Indonesia.
— The Business Times

Telkom Indonesia Rises on Brand Finance Global 500 List
In a report released by Brand Finance in February, Telkom Indonesia moved up to 341st place on the Brand Finance Global 500 list, from 386th place last year.
— Jakarta Globe

H&M, Gap to Probe Violence, Sex Abuse in Indonesian and Other Asian Factories
Fashion giants H&M and Gap vowed on Tuesday (05/06) to investigate reports that Asian garment workers who supply their high-street stores routinely face sex abuse, harassment and violence.
— Jakarta Globe

Malaysians make up largest number of tourists to Indonesia in April, says report
MALAYSIA has taken over China’s position as largest tourist contributor to Indonesia in April, according to the Jakarta Post.
— The Malaysian Insight

Govt Introduces Public Reporting System for Homecomers
The Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucracy Reform (PANRB) introduced an app to ease the public complain about the public service problem during the homecoming trip at this year`s Eid holiday.

New Issuer Jasa Armada Decides to Distribute Dividend of IDR35.67 Billion
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGMS) of PT Jasa Armada Indonesia Tbk (IDX:IPCM) has approved the distribution of cash dividend amounting to IDR35.67 billion.
— Netral News

Indonesia – Government scales down 2018 sugar production
White sugar output in 2018 is expected to increase to 2.25 mln tonnes, white value, compared with 2.1 mln in 2017, Agriculture Ministry official Agus Wahyudi said.
— Agribusiness Intelligence

Indonesia central bank has no FX curbs in mind, but rates may rise
Indonesia’s central bank has no plan to implement capital controls to support the rupiah during periods of global market volatility, its governor Perry Warjiyo said on Wednesday.
— Today Online

Police promise to crackdown on ‘food mafia’ to prevent price fluctuations during Lebaran holiday
In Indonesia there is an oil and gas mafia, land mafia and parking mafia, but there is one mafia group that usually strikes just around the Idul Fitri holiday — the food mafia.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Gov’t Plans to Buy 5 New Hercules Military Transporters: Defense Minister
The government plans to procure five new Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transportation aircraft to modernize its aging fleet.
— Jakarta Globe

Bali Deports 105 Chinese Nationals for Cyber Fraud
The Bali police have deported 105 Chinese nationals who were part of an alleged cyber fraud ring that targeted people living in China.

Telkomsel Introduces New App for Subscribers to Watch World Cup Live Streaming
Subscribers of Telkomsel mobile operator who are also football lovers should be happy with the company’s breakthrough in treating users to enjoy the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
— Netral News

Indonesia’s growing threat from female extremists
It started with what Siti thought was a chance meeting in the street in 2006 as she was returning to her boarding house after long day studying at Bandung University.
— UCA News

70 Percent Smokers Come from Poor Families, Productive Ages
Chairman III of Indonesian Heart Foundation (YJI) and Executive Chairman of National Committee for Tobacco Control Laksmiati A Hanafiah said that the emergency threat of tobacco hazard is actually been frequently informed to the public.
— Netral News

Gov’t to Coordinate Efforts to Prevent Radicalism at Public Universities
Higher Education Minister Mohamad Nasir announced a plan on Monday (04/06) to meet with the heads of public universities towards the end of this month to coordinate efforts aimed at preventing radicalism on Indonesian campuses.
— Jakarta Globe

SEAX-1 cable ready for service
Super SEA Cable Networks has announced that the SEAX-1 subsea cable system linking Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia is now ready for provisional acceptance.

Indonesian company launches gold-cryptocurrency hybrid investment
Jakarta-based BBX Coin is combining the trendy-yet-risky cryptocurrency investment with the oldie but goldie, well, gold.
— The Jakarta Post

Anti-Terror Sweeps Across The Country Capture 96 Suspects
Indonesian police revealed yesterday that 96 people allegedly involved in terror activities have been captured or killed as part of a crackdown on terrorist networks in the country.
— Indonesia Expat

BI Opens Money Exchange Service at Homecoming Routes
Bank Indonesia (BI) provides service to exchange rupiah into smaller bills for Eid celebration at the homecoming routes starting on Thursday, June 7.

Indonesian Diaspora Youth to Discuss Vision 2045 and More
Young Indonesians from around the world are expected to attend the fourth international Conference of Indonesian Diaspora Youth in Jakarta on Aug. 13-15, the organizer said in a statement on Monday (04/06).
— Jakarta Globe


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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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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