Indonesia Morning News For May 7

Indonesia Morning News For May 7
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Indonesia morning newsMandiri Property Targets IDR400 Billion Fund Disbursement
Exhibition of Mandiri Property Expo 2018 which took place at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) on May 5-13, 2018, targets to book Mandiri KPR or morgage loans disbursement amounting to IDR400 billion.
— Netral News

Light rail line construction completed in Asian Games host city
Construction of a light rail transit (LRT) line in Palembang, a city in southern Sumatra that will co-host the 2018 Asian Summer Games, is complete and testing will begin this month, a top city official said on Saturday.
— Bangkok Post

Gorontalo Reduces Stunting Rate to 24 Percent, Village Minister: The Biggest Worldwide
Government of Gorontalo Regency is able to reduce the number of stunting or stunted growth by half from previously 40 percent.
— Netral News

Anies to increase taxes on Jakarta golf courses
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Saturday that he would revoke the citywide golf course tax discount, saying that such a provision is inappropriate for an expensive sport.
— The Jakarta Post

Radical groups targeting college students in Indonesia
About 39% of college students in Indonesia have been exposed to radical groups, a survey conducted by the Indonesian State Intelligence Agency discovered.
— Asia Times

Indonesia Employs Blockchain Technology To Improve Data Management
Blockchain technology is not designed just for financial transactions; it could also be used to protect and simplify the management of valuable information, making it easy for any sector in a country to access, utilize, and secure the data.
— ZyCrypto

Chinese premier arrives in Indonesia for official visit
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Jakarta Sunday for an official visit to Indonesia, the first stop on his first overseas trip since the new cabinet took office in March, Xinhua reported.

Analysis: Shaping the future of RI with industry 4.0
Indonesia’s industry has come a long way — from the historical handloom sector to today’s automated robotics in manufacturing.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Indonesia rebuffs claims it issues tourist visas for Israelis
The Indonesian government said it was not issuing tourist visas for Israeli passport holders, debunking a report from an Israeli news outlet which claimed that it was accepting applications for tourist visas from Israelis.
— Arab News

Ministry pushes institutions to publish 7,000 new journals in two years
The Research, Technology and Higher Education Ministry is pushing Indonesian researchers to publish more accredited journals, targeting 7,000 new journal titles in the next two years.
— The Jakarta Post

Beenext-backed Indonesian P2P lender Amartha targets to raise Series B round by June
Indonesian peer-to-peer lending platform Amartha has revealed that it is currently in talks with investors to raise a series B round of funding which is expected to be closed in the second quarter of this year.
— Deal Street Asia (paywall)

Four caught for bribery on amended state budget deliberation
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested four suspects for alleged bribery on regional financial balance funds deliberation in the 2018 draft amended state budget (APBNP).
— Antara News

Around the world: Indonesia offers solutions to OIC
Deputy Foreign Minister AM Fachir conveyed several proposals to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ministerial meeting in Dhaka on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)


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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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