Indonesia morning news for November 26

Indonesia morning news for November 26

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia exports 284.1-million-USD defence industrial products
The Defence Ministry of Indonesia said the export of defence industrial products brought home 284.1 million USD from 2015 to 2018.
— Vietnam Plus

Govt Increases Agricultural Efficiency by 48 Percent
The government has been able to increase agricultural efficiency by 48 percent over the past four years by encouraging agricultural modernization through agricultural tools and machinery (Alsintan) assistance.

Indonesia`s Target of Electrification Set at 99.9 Percent in 2019
The government has set target for Indonesian electrification ratio at 99.9 percent in 2019 with higher contribution of renewable energy.

President popularizes village funds in Palembang
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will popularize the village fund program 2019 and hand over the Letter of Decision (SK) on Social Forestry Scheme in his current working visit to South Sumatra.
— Antara News

Saudi Arabia’s influence in South-East Asia – too embedded to be disrupted?
THE revelation of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder inside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey is harming Saudi Arabia’s international relations, including with Muslim-majority South-East Asian countries Malaysia and Indonesia.
— The Star Online

Ship capsizes in waters off Indonesia’s Bali, leaving seven missing
Indonesian rescuers said on November 25 that they are searching for seven sailors of a cargo ship that sank in waters off Bali resort island.
— Saigon Giai Phong

Indonesia to sign free trade deal with EFTA countries in December
Indonesia has wrapped up negotiations for a free trade and investment pact with members of the four-nation European Free Trade Association, and a final agreement is due to be signed in December, Indonesia’s trade minister said.
— ET Energyworld

Industrial Revolution to Cause the Loss of 375 Million Jobs
The fourth industrial revolution will cause the loss of 75 million to 375 million jobs with many companies collapsing as a result of automation.

News focus – Cultural heritage in Kisar part of Indonesian civilization By Otniel Tamindael
Still unknown by many, the small, rocky island of Kisar in Southwest Maluku District, Maluku Province, is in fact storing a lot of cultural heritage in the form of rock art across almost the entire island.
— Antara News

Istiqlal Mosque to have wastewater plant
The pollution and environmental damage control directorate general of the Environment and Forestry Ministry is currently building a wastewater treatment plant at the Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta to help the operations of the grand mosque.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt Remains Focused on Reinforcing Industrialization
The government will remain focused on accelerating the country`s industrialization as it will bring multiplier effects to national economy.

Indonesia promotes products in Belarus
Indonesia has promoted national exported-products in Belarus through various programs, such as business forum, seminar, and exhibition in Minsk, Belarus on November 22-25, 2018, according to a statement from the Indonesian.
— Antara News

IE-CEPA negotiations completed: minister
Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has signed a joint statement on the finalization of the comprehensive economic partnership agreement between Indonesia and European Free Trade Association/EFTA (IE-CEPA) in EFTA Secretariat in.
— Antara News

National Police Launches Electronic Traffic Ticketing System
The National Police has launched an electronic traffic ticketing system called the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE).

A new Bali on Indonesia’s eastern frontier? The remote Kei Islands see potential in tourism
It is believed by many on the Kei Islands that some of their earliest ancestors came from Bali, braving the long expanses of sea to the west.
— Channel News Asia

Bali Resort Bans Poolside Smartphone Use
But the Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia, is taking a different approach. Their new “In the Moment” program is encouraging visitors to unplug when they’re by the pool — by banning smartphones and other electronic devices.
— Indonesia Expat

President Jokowi checks prices at retail market in Palembang
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) took an opportunity during his visit to Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra province on Sunday to check prices of staple foods at TransMart shopping center.
— Antara News

Welcome winds of change in a greening Indonesia
Country keen to tap renewable energy as it powers up more homes, develops economy
— The Straits Times (paywall)

Indonesia`s Target of Electrification Set at 99.9 Percent in 2019
The government has set target for Indonesian electrification ratio at 99.9 percent in 2019 with higher contribution of renewable energy.

Rohingya Refugees Express Gratitude Towards Indonesia
The Rohingya ethnic community that has sought refuge in Indonesia has expressed their gratitude to the government for its swift action to protect them

Bali bikini ban: Indonesian holiday island considers outlawing skimpy swimwear after residents say they’re fed up with ‘offensive’ western tourists
Authorities in Bali are planning on stopping tourists from posing in bikinis in front of sacred temples – after criticising the ‘quality of tourists’ visiting the Indonesian island
— Daily Mail

Aceh Village Orders Coffee Shops to Cut Off Wi-Fi as it Distracts Kids from Quran
A village in the Indonesian province of Aceh — the only region in Indonesia with special autonomy to enact religious bylaws — is saving its children from the worldly distractions that are coffee and Wi-Fi.
— Indonesia Expat

President Jokowi greets teachers on Teachers` Day
President Joko Widodo greeted teachers on the occasion of Teachets` Day on Sunday afternoon.
— Antara News

I appreciate what Catholic schools have done for multiculturalism: Minister Muhadjir
Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said in a statement sent by his assistant to The Jakarta Post on Sunday that he appreciated what Catholic educational institutions have done in spreading values of multiculturalism.
— The Jakarta Post

Get smart: Indonesia’s ramshackle warung stores go digital
Warung Tiga PutRI is not your typical warung . Although it sells snacks, cigarettes and assorted knick-knacks like countless other ramshackle convenience stores across Indonesia’s towns and cities, the tiny bright-yellow kiosk does much more for it is one of Indonesia’s growing number of smart warung .
— South China Morning Post

President Calls on People Not to Disseminate False News
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) calls on the people not to disseminate slander and false news.

No tainted romaine lettuce in Indonesia, ministry assures
The Agriculture Ministry has guaranteed the public that Indonesia is free from E-Coli-tainted romaine lettuce, which was recently discovered in the United States.
— The Jakarta Post

We are not against palm oil, but against deforestation: Greenpeace
Environmental watchdog Greenpeace Indonesia has responded to a statement from the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) and the Indonesian Oil Palm Farmers Association (Apkasindo) that called on the government to take firm action against Greenpeace, which they said was harming Indonesia’s economy.
— The Jakarta Post


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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.

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