Indonesia Morning News For May 2

Indonesia Morning News For May 2
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Indonesia morning newsIndonesian Labourers Don’t Want Blue-Collar Expats In The Country
The Indonesian Workers Unions Confederation (KSPI) have voiced their rejection to the entry of blue-collar or yellow-hat expatriates into Indonesia during their peaceful rallies held in 25 provinces on Tuesday, May 1, to commemorate May Day.
— Indonesia Expat

Oman-Indonesia trade rises 96 per cent
Trade between Oman and Indonesia enjoyed a 96 per cent year-on-year increase, according to the archipelago’s ambassador to Oman, Musthafa Taufik Abdul Latif.
— Times of Oman

Indonesia’s manufacturing PMI rose to 51.6 in April
The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, rose to 51.6 in April from 50.7 in March, indicating strongest improvement in manufacturing conditions since June 2016.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

103 Chinese national arrested for alleged cyber fraud
Bali Police arrested on Tuesday 103 Chinese nationals for alleged cyber fraud.
— The Jakarta Post

51 war vessels to participate in Lombok naval exercise
Around 5,500 navy personnel from 37 countries are set to participate in the 2018 Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo (MNEK), which will be held in Lombok waters, West Nusa Tenggara.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia bets big on the 2018 Asian Games
This August, Indonesia is set to host Asia’s biggest sporting event, the Asian Games. The multi-sport event is scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September, 2018.
— The Asean Post

Bappenas Facilitates Rp55.6tn Infrastructure Financing in 2019
The Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) is ready to facilitate the investment financing for infrastructure projects in 2019. The total fund is Rp55.6 trillion.

Analysis: Enhancing Industry 4.0 in Indonesia
The industrial world is now entering a new stage called Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

May Day; PKS Demands Rule on Foreign Labor Revoked
Ansary Siregar, member of the House of Representatives (DPR) labor commission from the PKS faction, was among protesters during the International Labor Day a.k.a. May Day in front of the State Palace on Tuesday, May 1.

JPMorgan reappointed primary dealer for Indonesia
Indonesia is reappointing JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, -0.83% as a primary dealer of government bonds almost a year and a half after the U.S. bank was kicked out of the business over a negative research report.
— MarketWatch

Freeport-McMoRan: Indonesian-Related Sell-Off
This week brought us another earnings release from Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) and another conference call that focused almost entirely on Indonesia and the Grasberg Mine.
— Seeking Alpha

Indonesia reaches 1,925 MW installed geothermal power generation capacity
The installed power generation capacity in Indonesia has reached 1,924.5 MW in the first quarter of 2018.
— Think Geoenergy

Economy in brief: SMU sets up advisory council in RI
Singapore Management University (SMU) has opened an International Advisory Council in Indonesia to strengthen SMU’s collaboration with the Indonesian government, academics and business communities.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Indonesia, Iran exchange experiences in implementing Islam
Indonesian and Iranian Muslims can work together to exchange experiences in applying Islamic values and systems in social and family life, Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Massoumeh Ebtekar, remarked.
— Antara News

In Indonesia, It’s the Incumbent Counting On Populism
Elites are in foul odor in democracies big and small. That’s good news for Indonesian President Joko Widodo as election season revs up in the world’s third-largest democracy.
— Bloomberg

As Indonesia steps up infrastructure drive, taint of corruption weighs on environment
Activists have urged a thorough look into likely environmental violations in a project that involves sea reclamation and forest-clearing.
— Eco-Business

Indonesia tuna harvest strategy to debut at Bali conference
Indonesia government authorities will debut their new strategy for harvesting skipjack and yellowfin tuna in tropical waters at the Third Bali Tuna Conference and Sixth International Coastal Tuna Business Forum scheduled for May 31-June 1, according to a press release from the International Pole & Line Foundation.
— Undercurrent News

Indonesian man jailed for 5 years for Facebook post allegedly insulting Islam
An Indonesian was jailed for five years Monday for a Facebook post deemed offensive to Islam, his lawyer said, the latest conviction under the country’s controversial electronic information law.
— Coconuts Jakarta


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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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