Indonesia morning news for November 27

Indonesia morning news for November 27
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Indonesia morning newsLion Air promises to give IDR1.3 billion compensation money to families of all JT-610 victims despite 64 remaining unidentified
Indonesian authorities officially ended the identification process of Lion Air JT-610 crash victims last Friday, even though officials were only able to identify the remains of 125 of the 189 people on board. But the budget airline has pledged to give compensation money to all of the victims’ beneficiaries regardless
— Coconuts Jakarta (paywall)

Bank Indonesia to issue cross-border QR code payment regulation
Bank Indonesia is preparing a cross-border regulation on QR code transactions that is expected to come into effect early next year.
— The Jakarta Post

UPDATE 2-Indonesia to drop palm oil levy as farmers hit by price fall
Top exporter Indonesia said on Monday it will temporarily remove a levy on palm oil after a sharp drop in prices which has hit farmers.
— Reuters UK

Singapore Bonds Face Contagion Fears From Lippo Probe
An investigation into troubled Indonesian property developer PT Lippo Karawaci, controlled by Southeast Asia’s billionaire Riady family, is reverberating in the Singapore bond market.
— Bloomberg

Landslide hits East Jakarta housing complex after heavy rain
A landslide hit a housing complex in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta, on Monday afternoon following hours of heavy rain.
— The Jakarta Post

Suspended Aceh governor indicted in three graft cases
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors indicted suspended Aceh governor Irwandi Yusuf on Monday in three separate corruption cases.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian app to report ‘misguided’ religion ‘risks dividing neighbors’
Indonesia’s national human rights agency said on Monday it was concerned about the launch of a mobile application by the Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office, which allows members of the public to report religious beliefs they consider “misguided”.
— Reuters

DNI relaxation expected to boost investment
The government is set to boost investment especially foreign direct investment (FDI) in industrial sector .
— Antara News

Stunting stunts Indonesia’s demographic dividend
The prevalence of childhood stunting in Indonesia has remained high over the past decade. According to the Health Ministry, the prevalence of stunted children rose from 35.6 percent in 2010 to 37.2 percent in 2013.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Digital signatures to be implemented in 2019: Director general
The government will implement the digital signature system for population documents starting from next year, Director General for Population Affairs and Civil Registration (Dukcapil) Zudan Arif Fakrulloh stated.
— Antara News

Garuda Indonesia Clarifies Reports of Plane Skidding Off Runway
Garuda Indonesia’s public relations senior manager Ikhsan Rosan has dismissed rumors that a Garuda plane skidded off the runway of Adisucipto Airport in Yogyakarta while landing. According to him, the plane went off the end of the runway (overrun) for three meters

BPS launches integrated statistics data system
Statistics Indonesia (BPS) has launched an integrated statistical data system (Simdasi) to support an initiative for a unified national database (SDI) aimed at synchronizing data collected by different government institutions.
— The Jakarta Post

Gov’t to Buy Rubber From Farmers to Prop Up Prices
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered the public works ministry to buy rubber directly from farmers and cooperatives to help prop up local prices, a statement from the Cabinet Secretariat said on Monday.
— Jakarta Globe

City plans to install e-ID card-tapping system at Tanah Abang Skybridge toilets
The Jakarta administration plans to allow the use of electronic ID (e-ID) cards, locally called e-KTP cards, to access public toilets on the Tanah Abang Skybridge in Central Jakarta, which is to open soon.
— The Jakarta Post

Five fintech sectors expected to grow fast in next five years: Association
The executive chairman of the Indonesian Financial Technology Association (Aftech), Kuseryansyah, has estimated that five financial technology (fintech) sectors will experience significant growth in the country in the next five years.
— The Jakarta Post

Army Chief reminds officers to remain neutral during election process
Chief of Staff of the Army General Mulyono has reiterated that Army officers must remain neutral during the process of the simultaneous presidential and legislative elections to be held on April 17, 2019.
— Antara News

Government to set up team to privatize Merpati
The government has announced its plan to establish a team that will be tasked with preparing for the privatization of state-owned airline PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines, following a decision made by the Surabaya Commercial Court that ordered airline creditors to come to a solution.
— The Jakarta Post

Debtors of illegal fintech firms do not need to repay loans: Ministry official
A Communication and Information Ministry official has said that debtors of illegal financial technology (fintech) companies do not need to repay their loans.
— The Jakarta Post

Sparking debate over fire use on agricultural land in Indonesia
“I can keep my land fertile and I’m able to work regardless of the season, but my neighbor who uses the burning method has difficulties during the rains because their land becomes a swamp,” said Akhmad (Taman) Tamanuruddin, addressing delegates at the launch of a new peatland research center in Indonesia.
— Forest News

First Travel Scam Victims Plan to Visit Supreme Court
Umra pilgrims who became victims of the First Travel scam continue to seek justice, demanding their money be returned or used to embark them on the pilgrimage. Their lawyer Riesqi Rahmadiansyah aske them to come to the Supreme Court (MA) to inquire about their case.

212 Alumni Bans Members to Share Mosque with President Jokowi
212 alumni brotherhood spokesman Novel Bamukmin does not want his members to share a location with President Jokowi at Istiqlal Mosque.

PMI Frees Blood Bag Cost for South Tangerang Residents
The South Tangerang administration allocated a budget to cover the cost of blood bag for its residents next year.

LBH APIK: Govt Fails to Make Regulation to Handle Sex Abuse Cases
LBH APIK said the government failed to produce a regulation to specially handling sexual abuse cases in academic environments.

New rule says on-the-grid solar panel owners must get permission from PLN
The government finally issued last week a long-awaited ministerial regulation on photovoltaic solar panels, which sets out guidance and requirements for people who want to install them on their house or facility.
— The Jakarta Post

Navy to hold trilateral maritime drills with Indonesia, Malaysia
Ships from the navies of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia will start a trilateral maritime exercise on Tuesday to better secure common maritime border against piracy and abductions.
— The Philippine Star

Indonesia youth ministry urges youngsters to become influencers
Celebrating National Heroes Day, Deputy Ministry of Youth Development, Indonesian Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpora), invited Indonesian youths to demonstrate the spirit of millennial heroes, or “Pemuda Zaman Now.”
— Marketing Interactive

Visit Batik Village in Pamekasan for Year-end Holiday
The Batik Village in Klampar Village, Proppo Sub-district, Pamekasan Regency, East Java, is still in preparation for launch.

Duri-Dumai gas pipeline begins operation
State-owned gas company PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) started on Saturday gas distribution through its Duri-Dumai gas pipeline, built as a joint project with state energy holding company Pertamina with a total investment of US$76 million.
— The Jakarta Post

Village funds must improve welfare of village communities: President
During his work visit on Sunday to Palembang, South Sumatra, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reminded that the village fund program must improve the welfare of rural communities along with the increase in money circulation in .
— Antara News

Indonesia’s PT Bio Farma gets cleanchit in polio vaccine contamination case
Drug inspectors working to unearth the mystery behind the contamination of polio vaccines have found nothing amiss at the Indonesian bulk-manufacturer, said two people aware of the matter, bringing the spotlight back to the Indian firm that supplied the final vaccine to an official immunization programme.
— Livemint

3,000 Participants Follow National Cycling Event in Maros
The whole series of the 2018 Kemenpora (Youth and Sports Ministry) National Cycling event held in Maros Regency, South Sulawesi.

Indonesia Has 50 Varieties of Tea
People have been consumed tea only to be enjoyed as a warm drink, but a tea expert, Ratna Somantri, revealed that tea can also be made into a modern drink.


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