Indonesia Morning News For May 21

Indonesia Morning News For May 21

Indonesia morning newsAlleged graft reported in Jakarta school renovation fund
The Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) urged the Jakarta administration on Sunday to open an investigation into the Rp 180 billion (US$12.7 million) allocated for school renovations last year.
— The Jakarta Post

Pelindo III Gives Out 14,000 Free Homecoming Ticket
State-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III) provides 14,009 free homecoming tickets by sea transportation this year. The registration opens until June 12.

32 migrant workers from NTT die abroad in 5 months
At least 32 migrant workers from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) have died at their respective workplaces in the first five months of this year due to various reasons, ranging from illnesses and snake bites to torture, according to the Kupang Migrant Workers’ Placement, Protection and Monitoring Agency (BP3TKI).
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta Govt Builds Waste-to-Energy Facility (ITF) to Deal with Garbage Problems
Vice Governor of Jakarta Sandiaga Salahudin Uno inaugurated the launching of the city’s waste-to-energy plant, Intermediate Treatment Facility or ITF at Sunter Agung, Tanjung Priuk, North Jakarta, Sunday (5/20/2018).
— Netral News

Child Marriage: Open Communication, Holistic Approach Needed to Change Mindsets
In many parts of rural Indonesia where child marriage is still considered a viable option, it remains a challenge to establish open communication between those involved, which is crucial to changing mindsets and ending the practice.
— Jakarta Globe

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Greenpeace cuts ties with paper firm linked to deforestation
One of Indonesia’s biggest businesses rejected criticism from Greenpeace, which pulled out of a landmark conservation pact this week after linking the conglomerate’s subsidiaries to deforestation.
— Khmer Times

Death Penalty Demanded For Cleric Accused Of Ordering Multiple Terror Attacks
Indonesian prosecutors on Friday demanded death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman who is accused of ordering attacks including a January 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers.
— Indonesia Expat

KAI Provides 20 pct Discount for Train Ticket ahead of Eid Day
State railway company KAI provides discounts up to 20 percent for train tickets ahead of Eid Day.

Commenting Terrorism on Social Media, This Pilot Dismissed by Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia’s management officially dismissed their pilot who allegedly posted a particular coverage on terrorism, some time ago.
— Netral News

BRI to revise up loan growth target
State-owned lender Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) plans to revise up its loan growth target to between 12 percent and 14 percent this year, even though the domestic banking industry has yet to show a significant recovery.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian parents wait for justice 20 years after Suharto’s fall
Almost every week Asih Widodo attends a vigil outside Indonesia’s presidential palace, seeking justice for his son who died in an orgy of violence after the fall of dictator Suharto.
— Arab News

Japanese-Indonesian team to take on Java port project
Three Japanese and two Indonesian companies are set to win a $1.2 billion contract to build a port in West Java, Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation said Sunday, as the country looks to improve a costly and inefficient logistics system.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Train Station to Install X-Ray, Metal Detector after Bomb Terror
The Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi to strengthen the security at railway stations during Eid holidays this year after the recent series of bomb terrors.

Indonesia, India to be more aggressive on bilateral business
Having a long history in bilateral business cooperation, Indonesia and India are aiming to be more aggressive in identifying and exploring potential opportunities to boost their trade and investment realization.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Police, military intensify guards at churches in Surabaya
A joint patrol of police and military officers intensified guard during Sunday mass and services at churches in Surabaya, following suicide bomb attacks that were occurred last week.
— Antara News


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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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