Indonesia Morning News For May 28

Indonesia Morning News For May 28
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Indonesia morning newsRI leads Muslim world in pursuit of halal vaccines
Indonesia is stepping up its game in vaccine manufacturing after the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) named the country “the center of excellence” in vaccine supply and production.
— The Jakarta Post

Shopee Draws Free Homecoming Ticket for Minimum Transaction Rp90K
E-commerce platform Shopee will draw free homecoming tickets for both sellers and buyers with a minimum transaction of Rp90,000 in a period of May 21-June 3, 2018.

KPU seals plan to ban graft convicts from running in election
Despite the ongoing controversy over the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) plan to prohibit former corruption convicts from running in legislative elections, the commission has been firm on issuing the regulation.
— The Jakarta Post

Travel agents offering wildlife tours in Bali despite criticisms from World Animal Protection
New Zealand travel agencies are selling tours for Indonesian wildlife attractions denounced by animal activists as cruel and abusive.
— Stuff

Indonesia toughens up anti-terror laws
Indonesia’s parliament approved tougher anti-terrorism laws as it seeks to combat a surge in homegrown Islamist militancy, days after suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State killed more than 30 people in the city of Surabaya.
— Khmer Times

Jokowi said to have inked regulation on Premium despite criticism
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reportedly given his approval for a revised presidential regulation ensuring the supply of Premium-branded gasoline in Java, Madura and Bali, regions where the fuel was previously phased out.
— The Jakarta Post

Anticipating Eid, Pertamina Increases Avtur Stocks in Ngurah Rai Airport
PT Pertamina adds stocks of aviation turbine fuel (avtur) at Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali.
— Netral News

Indonesia Considers Stopping Palm Oil Exports to the EU
Indonesia is preparing for a worst-case scenario should the European Parliament’s draft of a ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels get approved by the European Commission and European Council.
— Jakarta Globe

PT Inalum posts net profit of Rp1.5 trillion last year
State-owned aluminum producer, PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum), posted a net profit of Rp1.5 trillion last year, or 60 percent higher than the target of Rp0.9 trillion set in its 2017 business plan.
— Antara News

BPS: Human Development Index in Bali Increases to 74.30
The development program in Bali has progressed marked by an increase in human development index (HDI) to 74.30 during 2017, so Bali occupies fifth position after Jakarta, Yogyakarta, East Kalimantan and Riau Islands.
— Netral News

Pelindo IV Offers Bond of IDR3 Tln to Finance Construction of Four New Ports
PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Persero) is completing the process of building four ports to strengthen connectivity especially in eastern Indonesia.
— Netral News

Non-food products tap into huge Muslim market in halal boom
Indonesia’s growing Muslim consumer base has inspired companies to promote the halal label in their products, even if the brands sell non-food products.
— The Jakarta Post

Bogor Residents Struck By Food Poisoning
Dozens of residents in Bogor, West Java, have reportedly been struck by food poisoning.
— Indonesia Expat

Bank Indonesia’s New Governor Is Wasting No Time on Rate Hikes
Indonesia’s new central bank governor is putting his stamp of authority on his role, calling an unscheduled policy meeting for Wednesday and setting the stage for a second interest rate increase in two weeks to stem a rout in the currency.
— Bloomberg

EU upbeat about trade negotiations despite palm oil issue
The European Union is confident that the ongoing debate over palm oil with Indonesia will not hamper negotiations on the Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (I-EU CEPA).
— The Jakarta Post


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

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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