Indonesia Morning News For June 8

Indonesia Morning News For June 8

Indonesia morning newsUI among world`s top 300 universities
The University of Indonesia (UI) is ranked 292 in the world along with two other universities — the National Yang-Ming University (Taipei) and Beijing Normal University — in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking of World Universities for 2018-19.
— Antara News

Go-Jek backers said to offer $1 billion funding to fuel growth
Go-Jek, the Indonesian ride-hailing provider, has been offered at least $1 billion of new funding from existing investors eager to accelerate its overseas expansion, people with knowledge of the matter said.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Booming Tourism Industry
Indonesia’s tourism industry is booming. In 2017, the country welcomed over 14 million overseas visitors, an increase of more than 2 million from the previous year.
— The Diplomat

Indonesia’s April retail sales up 4.1 pct y/y in April – survey
Indonesian retail sales grew 4.1 percent in April from a year earlier, supported by sales of automotive fuels, food, beverages and tobacco, a central bank survey showed on Thursday.
— Reuters

Bank bjb Prepares Cash of IDR14.4 Trillion for Eid al-Fitr
To anticipate the public needs for funds during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr (Lebaran) 2018, PT Bank Pembangunan Daerah West Java and Banten Tbk (IDX:BJBR) or Bank bjb prepares liquidity reaching IDR14.4 trillion.
— Netral News

Indonesia says Fed must be mindful of policy impact on others
Indonesia’s new central bank chief joined his counterpart in India in calling on the Federal Reserve (Fed) to be more mindful of the global repercussions of policy tightening amid a rout in emerging markets.
— The Asean Post

Govt repatriates 404 Indonesian nationals from Malaysia`s detention centers
The Indonesian government has repatriated vulnerable 404 citizens deported from the Malaysia`s immigration detention center, according to the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Consulate General in Johor Bahru.
— Antara News

Despite Presidential Instruction, Addressing Past Human Rights Abuses Still a Challenge
Just when the government seemed ready to take responsibility for resolving cases of past human right abuses and despite a commitment by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to this effect, a statement by the attorney general indicated that there may still be some tough challenges ahead.
— Jakarta Globe

Travel ban waived: Israel allows Indonesians in until June 26
The owner of Christian travel company Galilea Tour in North Jakarta, said on Thursday that the Israeli authorities had permitted Indonesians to enter the country until June 26.
— eTurbo News

Jakarta council questions KJP cash withdrawal system
The Jakarta city council is set to summon the Jakarta Education Agency following the distribution of the Jakarta Smart Card Plus (KJP Plus) educational assistance program, which enables holders, who are students from low-income families, to withdraw cash using the card.
— The Jakarta Post

College Student Social Media History Probed to Prevent Radicalism
Research, Technology, and Higher Education Minister Mohamad Nasir announced that his ministry has worked with the Communication and Informatics Ministry to track the social media digital footprints of university students to prevent any form of radicalism.

Fate of Private Sector in Indonesia’s Infrastructure Projects
Private construction firms want a bigger slice of Indonesia’s high-profile infrastructure projects.
— Global Indonesian Voices

WATCH: Orangutan refuses to leave its tree, attempts to stop bulldozer with its bare hands
This newly-released footage from the NGO International Animal Rescue shows an orangutan in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan in Borneo refusing to leave his tree to loggers and his valiant attempt to stop the bulldozer that is destroying it with his bare hands.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Business risk in Indonesia amidst upcoming uncertainty
The forthcoming local and national elections in Indonesia will see the end of a period of relative calm.
— AJoT (blog)

Indonesia Scraps Trade Ministry Regulation No. 82/2017 on National Shipping
The Indonesian government scrapped Trade Ministry Regulation No. 82/2017 on the Terms of Use of National Shipping and Insurance Companies for the Export and Import of Certain Goods.
— Indonesia Investments (media release)

Indonesia seeks direct flight connectivity with India
Indonesia today pitched for direct flight connectivity from India to support the rising outbound tourist traffic as no Indian carrier flies to the Southeast Asian country presently.
— The Indian Express

Indonesia needs ‘nearly 1 million’ new teachers for state schools
Indonesia needs nearly a million new teachers for state schools to replace those who retire, die or leave the job, as well as to anticipate the growth in student and school numbers, a ministry official has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Nurse sentenced to 9 months for fondling patient while she was under anesthesia in Surabaya hospital
One of the most high-profile sexual harassment cases in Indonesia this year, involving a nurse at a Surabaya hospital who allegedly fondled a patient in an anesthesia-induced, half-conscious state, has reached its initial legal conclusion today with a guilty verdict for the defendant.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Banks anticipate late loan payments after Idul Fitri
Banks anticipate late loan payments as many of their customers will be involved in the extended Idul Fitri holiday.
— The Jakarta Post


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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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