Indonesia morning news for November 8

Indonesia morning news for November 8
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Boeing Co. says it has issued a safety bulletin that reiterates guidelines on how pilots should respond to erroneous data from an “angle of attack” sensor following last week’s crash of a Boeing plane in Indonesia that killed 189 people.
— Khaosod English

Manufacturing industry grows slower in October
The manufacturing industry grew slower in October, indicated by the decline of Nikkei and IHS Markit’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which stood at 50.5, lower than the previous month’s index of 50.7.
— The Jakarta Post

Fifth Our Ocean Conference Generates US$10.7 Billion in Pledges
The fifth Our Ocean Conference generated 305 commitments to maintain the sustainability of our oceans.

Indonesian Officials: Problems with Sensor Found on Crashed Jet
American plane maker Boeing has sent airlines an advisory after Indonesian transportation safety officials notified the company about a problem with a sensor on a Lion Air 737 Max 8 that crashed off West Java last week.
— Benar News

117 domestic planes undergo ramp check in Aceh
The Transportation Ministry announced on Wednesday it has conducted a ramp check on 117 domestic planes since the crash of Lion Air JT 610 plane on Monday (Oct 29).
— Antara News

Indonesia encourages mainstreaming of creative economy issues in multilateral realm
Indonesia strove to encourage discussion on mainstreaming of creative economy issues in the multilateral realm by holding the first World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Oct 6-8.
— Antara News

8,000 sandbags prepared for flood mitigation in North Jakarta
The North Jakarta Water Resource Agency (SDA) has prepared 8,000 sandbags for flood mitigation during the rainy season.
— The Jakarta Post

Lion Air plane wing breaks after airport runway collision
A Lion Air plane that was about to take off for Jakarta collided into a pole at the Fatmawati airport in Bengkulu city on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
— Mothership

Indonesian woman on death row in Saudi Arabia can be freed — if she can pay IDR 20 billion in blood money
The family of the man that Eti bint Toyib Anwar allegedly poisoned 16 years ago is demanding US$ 1.38 million in blood money for her life to be spared….
— Coconuts Jakarta (paywall)

Indonesia extends search for victims of jet crash
Indonesia authorities extended on Wednesday a search for victims of a plane crash last week, when all 189 on board a Lion Air flight were killed, and for the aircraft’s second black box, the cockpit voice recorder.
— Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia to Produce 60,000 EV Motorcycles in 2019
President Joko `Jokowi` Widodo announced that PT Wijaya Manufacturing plans to produce 60,000 electric-powered motorcycles in 2019. The company is a collaboration between state-owned enterprise Wijaya Karya Industri dan Konstruksi and private firm Gesits Technologies Indo.

Indonesia to lead global fight against pandemic zoonoses
With the emergence of many diseases amid climate change around the globe, Indonesia has taken initiative to lead other countries in preventing pandemic zoonoses through the zoonotic disease action package (ZDAP) scheme.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Finance Minister Says Monetary Policies Are Not Purely ‘Local’
Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati discusses how external factors affect fiscal and monetary policies of the country and other emerging-market economies.
— Bloomberg (video)

Lion Air Defends Unreported Tech Issue Prior to JT 610 Crash
Lion Air Operational Director Daniel Putu stated that the carrier is not obliged to report the damage of JT 610 aircraft to the Transportation Ministry since the damages were fixed.

Hauling Ban Could Paralyze South Sumatra Coal Mining, Association Says
South Sumatra plans to ban coal transporters from public roads from Thursday, an industry association said, in a move estimated to cut the province’s annual coal sales by 23 million metric tons.
— Jakarta Globe

Lender BRI Launches Mobile App to Empower Small Businesses, Boost Creative Economy
State-controlled lender Bank Rakyat Indonesia launched its Wirausaha Brilian smartphone application, which is aimed at giving small businesses easier access to entrepreneurship training.
— Jakarta Globe

Jakarta Hosts Subregional Security Meeting Focused on Changing Terrorist Strategies
Chief Security Minister Wiranto and Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton led a subregional meeting on counterterrorism in Jakarta on Tuesday to discuss changing terrorist strategies and tactics.
— Jakarta Globe

Sumatra plane passengers refuse to fly with stinking durian cargo
Passengers in Indonesia have refused to fly on board a plane carrying a load of the smelly durian fruit causing the plane to delay by an hour while the fresh cargo was unloaded.
— Al Jazeera

Second turbine of crashed Lion Air plane arrives at JICT
The second turbine, as part of the debris of the downed Lion Air JT 610 plane, arrived at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) site in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, on Tuesday (Nov 6) night.
— Antara News

Discourse: ‘Indonesia ‘needs to play bigger role’: British trade envoy to ASEAN
Following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, the British prime minister’s trade envoy to ASEAN, Richard Graham, appealed for help in Indonesian before parliament.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia gives rupiah “room for appreciation” – official
Indonesia’s central bank allowed the rupiah to strengthen because the currency’s depreciation in 2018 had been too deep, a senior official said, after the rupiah gained 1.5 percent during Wednesday trading.
— Reuters

Wonderful indonesia promoted in london through taxi and bus advertising
Indonesia has been strengthening its Wonderful Indonesia tourism brand in the hearts and minds of those living in and currently visiting London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, through a taxi and bus advertising.
— Antara News

WCEC participants invited to collaborate in developing creative economy
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has invited creative economic actors from 45 countries that attended the World Creative Economy Conference (WCEC) to collaborate in developing the creative economy.
— Antara News

Indonesia cannot avoid high interest rates: BI
Bank Indonesia deputy governor Dody Budi Waluyo has said that Indonesia cannot avoid pursuing a high interest rate policy as central banks of other countries were also raising interest rates.
— The Jakarta Post

Textile industry still requires skilled workers
The Ministry of Industry continues to strengthen human resources to support the Textile and Textile Products (TPT) industry that still requires several skilled workers.
— Antara News

First world conference on creative economy held in Bali
The first World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) was officially opened by Triawan Munaf, head of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) here, Wednesday.
— Antara News

ATM Card Thieves Arrested in Jakarta
Cakung Police criminal unit head Comr. Tom Sirait said on Tuesday that two members of a gang were arrested at a convenience store where the crimes took place in Cakung on Saturday.
— Indonesia Expat

Artistic and Instagrammable Alleyway in Solo City`s Gatsu Street
he 300-meter long Gatot Subroto Street in the City of Solo, Central Java, received a new artistic touch after its street side is filled with artworks by local artists.

Basarnas: Fuselage of Lion Air’s JT 610 Has Not Been Found
Head of the National Search and Relief Agency (Basarnas), Muhammad Syaugi said the main task of the search and rescue team in searching for Lion Air’s JT 610 aircraft is to evacuate victims.
— Netral News

VP opens Indo Defence Expo 2018
Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Wednesday opened the 8th Indo Defence 2018 Expo & Forum, an international defense industry exhibition held at the JIExpo Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.
— Antara News

Second Sulawesi wind farm project near completion
Following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s inauguration of the 100-hectare Sidrap Wind Farm in Sindereng Rappang regency, South Sulawesi, a second wind farm in the province’s Jeneponto regency is 97 percent complete.
— The Jakarta Post

Four killed, two missing in flooding in Tasikmalaya
Four people were killed and two missing as floods hit a coastal region in Tasikmalaya District, West Java Province, on Tuesday.
— Antara News


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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