Indonesia Morning News For March 13

Indonesia Morning News For March 13

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia’s Plan to Keep Power Tariffs Flat Will Cost $588m This Year
Indonesia’s plans to keep electricity tariffs and some fuel prices unchanged for the next two years will cost around Rp 8.1 trillion ($588 million) in additional subsidies this year alone, Ministry of Finance officials said on Monday (12/03).
— Jakarta Globe

Migrant workers’ protection: Quo vadis?
Once again, the world bears witness to the cruel realities that migrant workers face everyday in their host countries.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia university revokes niqab ban after criticism
An Indonesian university whose ban on niqab face veils made global headlines has reversed the policy following criticism that it trampled on personal choice.
— Bangkok Post

Indonesia`s budget deficit reaches Rp48.9 trillion as of late February
Indonesia`s budget deficit reached Rp48.9 trillion or 0.33 percent of the national gross domestic product (GDP) as of late February 2018, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s MDI Ventures leads $10m funding round in Australia’s Whispir
Indonesian venture capital MDI Ventures on Monday announced that it has led a $10-million post-Series A funding round in Australian cloud communication platform Whispir.
— Deal Street Asia

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Indonesian smoker demands IDR1 trillion in damages from cigarette companies with threat of lawsuit
Indonesia has some of the highest smoking rates in the world, with 3 out of every 4 Indonesian men being a regular tobacco user and over 200,000 people dying of tobacco-related diseases each year.
— Coconuts Jakarta

BRI Customers See Sudden Decrease in Funds Up to Rp1 Million
Branch Office of State-owned bank PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Unit Ngadiluwih was crowded by customers on Jalan Raya Ngadiluwih, Kediri, Monday afternoon, March 12.

Exchange Rate, Oil Price Affect Subsidy: Finance Minister
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani stated that the exchange rate movement and Indonesia Crude Price (ICP) in the early period of the year have caused a change in the energy subsidy in the 2018 budget.

Jokowi Has Returned Gratuities worth IDR58 Bln to KPK
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) gave the highest appreciation to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo for his action to return the gifts considered as gratuities.
— Netral News

Former Terrorist Inmates Will Receive Electronic ID
Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo said former terrorism inmates will receive identity services such as electronic identity card (e-KTP) for people who have rehabilitated.
— Netral News

Indonesia`s foreign policy yet to tap science diplomacy
Science diplomacy remains untouched in Indonesia`s foreign policy, according to the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).
— Antara News

Indonesia eyes Rp 250.7t in investment in industrial estates
The Indonesian government this year has set its sights on Rp 250.7 trillion (US$19.6 billion) in investment in 13 industrial estates — 10 have already been developed and the other three are being completed —, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia grants South Africa export extension
Fourteen horticultural products have been granted simplified entry into Indonesia’s port of Jakarta form South Africa until 11 April 2021.
— Fruitnet

Indonesia, Singapore sharing e-commerce know-how
Public-sector leaders and education specialists from Singapore and Indonesia met for a leadership workshop yesterday to share e-commerce related challenges from their jobs.
— The Straits Times


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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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