Indonesia morning news for October 1

Indonesia morning news for October 1
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Indonesia morning newsMass burials to begin as Indonesia quake-tsunami toll tops 800
The death toll from Indonesia’s quake and tsunami disaster nearly doubled to 832 on Sunday (Sep 30) and was expected to rise further, prompting authorities to announce mass burials in a desperate attempt to stave off disease.
Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia salutes air traffic controller who gave his life for others
An air traffic controller is being hailed as a hero following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia that killed hundreds of people.

Pacific leaders call out Indonesia at UN over West Papua
Three Pacific leaders have called out Indonesia at the UN for their human rights abuses in West Papua.
– Radio New Zealand

Govt prepares rp560 billion for handling quake relief
The government had prepared Rp560 billion to provide relief, in response to the earthquake and tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi on Friday evening.
– Antara

Quake-triggered mudflow flattens Palu villages, thousands feared dead
A number of areas in Central Sulawesi have been hit by large amounts of mudflow following a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that jolted the province on Friday that also triggered a tsunami.
The Jakarta Post

Riot breaks out at Donggala prison during earthquake
A riot has broken out at Donggala Penitentiary in Central Sulawesi after the warden reportedly refused to grant inmates’ request to leave the prison and look for family members affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the region on Friday.
– The Jakarta Post

Indonesia receives outpouring of condolences from world leaders
World leaders and prominent figures have sent messages of condolences to Indonesia in the aftermath of the large-scale destruction from a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked Central Sulawesi on Friday that cost hundreds of lives.
– The Jakarta Post

Warning system might have saved lives in Indonesian tsunami
An early warning system that might have prevented some deaths in the tsunami that hit an Indonesian island on Friday has been stalled in the testing phase for years.
Associated Press via The Hamilton Spectator

The Latest: Indonesia leader: Rescuers having difficulties
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says rescue teams are having difficulty recovering victims from the massive earthquake and tsunami because of a shortage of heavy equipment.
New Zealand Herald

‘Bodies everywhere’: Indonesia rescue efforts focus on Palu
On Friday evening, Palu’s Talise beach had been heaving with people, gathered joyfully for the opening of the city’s Nomini music festival.
The Guardian

Long and narrow bay likely made tsunami more devastating in Palu
Experts said narrow bay running into Palu, a city of 380,000, squeezed the tsunami into a tight space.
South China Morning Post

Indonesia’s geophysics agency under fire for lifting tsunami warning
Indonesia’s geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning 34 minutes after issuing it following a major earthquake that sent huge waves crashing into the north-eastern coast of Sulawesi island.
Reuters via The Guardian

Minister Orders Immediate Restoration of Power, Airport Operation
Chief security minister Wiranto has ordered the Special Task Force dealing with the impact of earthquakes in Palu, Donggala and Sigi to immediately restore power supplies and airport services.
– Tempo

5 Climbing Routes on Mount Merbabu Closed in October  
All climbing routes in Mount Merbabu National Park will be temporarily closed on October 8 to 31.

Lazada and Realme Sign MoU as Both Strengthen Partnership to Win Young Indonesian Market
Today, Lazada, the leading e-commerce destination in Southeast Asia, signed an official MoU with Realme, the best balanced smartphone manufacturer, which integrates strong performance and stylish design, as well as affordable ‘technology and beauty’, as both strengthen their strategic partnership in Southeast Asia, where their phone is available to purchase exclusively through Lazada.
– AEC News Today/PRNewswire (media release)

First Phase Construction of MRT Jakarta Reaches 96.5 Percent
CEO of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta, William P. Sabandar, said the first phase construction of the MRT project had reached 96.5 percent.
– Tempo

How to win an election in Indonesia
Dozens of candidates convicted of graft are to run for office – and the country’s attitude towards kickbacks, which ranges from lax to supportive, means they have every chance of winning.
South China Morning Post

Indonesia hopes to expand rolling stock market to Mexico
Indonesia hopes to expand the market of its rolling stock products in Mexico, which is one of the countries relying much on railway for domestic transport.
– Antara

Railway projects offered to private investors on budget tightening
The Transport Ministry said it will offer railway projects in South Sumatra and East Kalimantan to the private sector on budget tightening.

Citilink to serve regular flights to three cities in China
Air transport between Indonesia and China is predicted to be brisker with fast growing number of Chinese tourists visiting the country.
– Antara

Freeport divestment to be completed by end of this year: Jokowi
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed optimism that the transfer of the 51.23 percent stake in gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia’s (PTFI) to state-owned mining holding company PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) can be completed by the end of the year.
The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to offer six projects at IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings
The government is planning to offer six infrastructure projects at the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, which will be attended by representatives from 189 countries, in Bali next month.
The Jakarta Post


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