Indonesia morning news for November 6

Indonesia morning news for November 6
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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia, Australia sign agreement on economic partnership
The Indonesian and Australian governments on Monday signed an agreement on their partnership for economic development in Canberra on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Third-Quarter GDP Growth Slows as Consumer, Export Sectors Struggle
Indonesia’s economic growth slowed in the third quarter, losing momentum from the previous three months and pointing to tougher conditions for Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, which has struggled with capital outflows and weaker exports and household spending.
— Jakarta Globe

Lion Air jet had damaged airspeed indicator on last four flights: Official
Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said on Monday (Nov 5) an airspeed indicator of a Boeing Co 737 MAX plane that crashed last week killing all 189 people on board was damaged for its last four flights.
— Channel News Asia

As of Monday, Police Hospital Received 137 Body Bags of Lion Air JT 610 Victims, 14 Identified
Raden Said Sukanto Kramat Jati National Police Hospital, East Jakarta has received 137 body bags from the search for the crashed Lion Air flight JT 610 aircraft in Karawang Waters, West Java from Monday (10/29/2018) to Sunday (11/4).
— Netral English

MAS, Bank Indonesia set up US$10 billion bilateral financial arrangement
The central banks of Singapore and Indonesia on Monday (Nov 5) signed agreements to set up a US$10 billion (S$13.8 billion) bilateral financial arrangement.
— Channel NewsAsia

The “black box” data recorder from a crashed Lion Air jet shows its last four flights all had an airspeed indicator problem, investigators said Monday, after distraught relatives of victims confronted the airline’s co-founder at a meeting organized by officials.
— Khaosod English

Indonesia`s open unemployment rate reaches 5.43 percent in August: BPS
The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said Indonesia`s open unemployment rate was 5.34 percent in August 2018, down from 5.50 percent a year earlier.
— Antara News

Shallow 5.1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia’s Sulawesi
A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Tuesday (Nov 6), the US Geological Survey said.
— The Straits Times

BPS: Indonesia`s Economic Growth Still Centered in Java
Central Statistics Agency (BPS) head Suhariyanto said Java island still dominated the country’s economic structure, as evident in the national economic growth in the third quarter. He said Java Island contributed the most to the National Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with 58.57 percent.

Indonesia’s Premiere Plastics & Rubber Exhibition to Drive Innovative Packaging for Sustainable Business
Plastics & Rubber Indonesia 2018, the Indonesia’s premiere exhibition of global traders in plastics, rubber machinery, processing, and materials, is set to kick off on November 14, 2018, at the JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman expected to be charged with corruption over timber concessions
Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman is expected to face up to 35 charges of corruption when he is brought to court on Monday (Nov 5).
— The Straits Times

Indonesia’s coal reference price down 2.97 percent
The government has set the Indonesian coal reference price for November at US$97.90 per ton, 2.97 percent lower than the price in the previous month, which was set at $100.89 per ton as a result of the global coal price, in response to China’s ongoing import quota policy.
— Hellenic Shipping News

1 million signatures given to consul-general in bid to end Indonesia’s dog-meat trade
A petition containing 1 million signatures, collected from around the world, was presented to the Indonesian consul-general in Sydney on Monday calling for an end to that country’s brutal dog and cat meat trade.
— Sydney Morning Herald

PH sets petroleum perks benchmarking with Indonesia
The Philippines has set into motion collaborative talks with Indonesia on prospective benchmarking of incentives for investments in the upstream petroleum sector.
— Manila Bulletin

Passengers of Wings Air’s Kualanamu-Sabang Flight Abandoned
Wings Air’s passengers from Kualanamu Airport (North Sumatra) to Maimun Saleh Airport, Sabang, Aceh Province claimed to be abandoned.
— Netral English

Indonesia acts to end practice of shackling the mentally ill
His waist was sore and chafed, ringed with bruises from a chain that kept him trapped in a dilapidated shack where he ate and slept in his own waste for three years.
— The Straits Times (paywall)

Don’t use Village Fund to develop infrastructure: Jokowi
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on village heads not to use the Village Fund, which will soon be disbursed by the government, to construct village infrastructure, but rather to develop village economies and to encourage innovation to improve people’s welfare.
— The Jakarta Post

Hyflux seeks super priority debt status for $530m investment from Indonesia
Embattled Hyflux said it made a court application to seek super priority debt status for the $530m investment it obtained from the consortium called SM Investments comprised of Medco Group and Indonesian conglomerate Salim Group.
— Singapore Business Review

Families of Indonesian Plane Crash Victims Vent Anguish, Anger
Some distraught relatives of passengers and crew killed in last week’s Lion Air crash in Indonesia demanded on Monday that the airline be held responsible for the disaster.
— Benar News

Agriculture Ministry Continues to Encourage Organic Horticulture in West Sumatra
The Ministry of Agriculture continues to encourage organic horticulture cultivation. Organic agriculture is able to preserve nature and produce healthy commodities. Besides that, environmentally friendly culture can bring promising income.
— Netral English

Lion Air JT 610 plane does not explode mid-air: KNKT
The Lion Air JT 610 plane that crashed in the waters of Tanjung Karawang in West Java last week did not explode mid-air, National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) Chairman Soerjanto Tjahjono stated.
— Antara News

Singapore’s bid for UNESCO hawker food listing eats at neighbours
Traditional street food thrives across Asia, as it does around the world, reflecting in unique ways local history, culture, ingredients, and tastes.
— Al Jazeera

Indonesian Government Pushed to Drop the UU ITE Rubber-Law
A community embodied by victims of the Information and Electronic Transactions Law (UU ITE) is pushing for the government to drop three Articles within the law that is often considered as a “rubber law” prone to a broad interpretation.

Jokowi Scheduled to Name Medium Tank by Pindad at Indo Defence 2018 Expo & Forum
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will inaugurate and give the name of a flagship product by the children of the nation, namely a Medium Tank made by PT Pindad (Persero). The inauguration of the name of the tank will be held in conjunction with the opening of Indo Defence 2018 Expo & Forum on November 7, 2018, at JIEXpo, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.
— Netral English

Rights Advocates Struggle to Exhume, Return Fishermen’s Bodies from Indonesian Isles
Somkiat had finally come home to Thailand, three years after he died on Benjina, an Indonesian island that became notorious in 2015 as a symbol of modern-day slavery.
— Benar News

Ouch: Sentence for doctor convicted of assisting Setya Novanto fake car crash raised from 3 to 4 years on appeal
Appealing a verdict is a dangerous gamble in Indonesia (but then so is helping a politician fake a car accident to help escape anti-corruption…
— Coconuts Indonesia (paywall)


Feature photo Syachrul Anto

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges Syachrul Anto, a 48-year-old volunteer diver from Surabaya who died recovering debris and human remains from Lion Air Flight JT610


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Indonesia morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Indonesia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities and is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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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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