Indonesia morning news for October 11

Indonesia morning news for October 11
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Indonesia morning newsEast Java Struck by M 6.3 Earthquake, No Tsunami Warning
A magnitude of 6.3 on Richter Scale earthquake struck Indonesia’s Eastern region of Situbondo and Bali earlier this morning at 01:57 Western Indonesian Time (WIB) with reports of three deaths and several houses damaged.

Indonesia`s economy “very positive and healthy”: OECD survey
A survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that Indonesia has recorded a very healthy and positive growth.
— Antara News

Bank Indonesia sees full-year inflation at 3.4 percent
Bank Indonesia (BI) expects inflation of 3.4 percent this year, lower than last year’s rate of 3.61 percent and comfortably within the central bank’s target range.
— The Jakarta Post

PH extends US$300K aid to Indonesia
The Philippines has donated US$300,000 worth humanitarian assistance to Palu, Indonesia after it was hit by a deadly earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago.
— Manila Bulletin

Despair grows in Indonesia quake city over planned new homes
Survivors of Indonesia’s double disaster looked to their future with frustration and despair on Wednesday as the government outlined plans to begin reconstruction of homes for tens of thousands of people.
— Bangkok Post

Groups call for audit on WB-funded projects
A group of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) has called for a moratorium or a halt in new projects funded with foreign loans and a thorough audit into past and ongoing infrastructure projects.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta index higher on positive response to infrastructure policy
The Jakarta composite index (IHSG) opened higher on Wednesday on positive response to government`s massive infrastructure development projects, analysts said.
— Antara News

World Bank Offers Assistance for Lombok, Palu Rehabilitation
The World Bank offered assistance for rehabilitation and reconstruction programs in areas in Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara), as well as Palu and Donggala (Central Sulawesi), which were affected by earthquakes and a tsunami.

President Jokowi Signs Law Rewarding Corruption Informants Up To Rp200 Million
The administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed a regulation to give informants financial rewards for blowing the whistle on corruption.
— Indonesia Expat 

The Highest Tsunami Wave in Central Sulawesi Reaches 11.3 M
Preliminary observations from the survey team of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the highest tsunami wave in Central Sulawesi reached 11.3 meters.
— Netral News

Transjakarta`s PSO Subsidy Slashed to Rp8 Billion
The city transportation firm PT Transportasi Jakarta or Transjakarta often underwent subsidy cut of public service obligation (PSO) from Jakarta Transportation Agency. Throughout 2018, Transjakarta’s subsidy had been cut around Rp8 billion in 2018.

UBSI to Implement University Learning Concept 4.0
The University of Bina Sarana Informatika (UBSI) Jakarta prepares itself to apply the concept of university learning 4.0 to anticipate the development of the industrial era.
— Netral News

Telkom Says It Has Repaired Nearly All Its Base Transceiver Stations in Central Sulawesi
State-owned telecommunications service provider Telkom Indonesia said in a press release on Sunday that it has repaired 80 percent of its base transceiver stations that were damaged in in last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi.
— Jakarta Globe

IMF-WB – Economic downside overshadows global financial stability
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reported that the economic downside indicated by plateauing global growth, escalating trade tensions, and capital outflows and assets in some emerging markets have been overshadowing …
— Antara News

Oil Price Rises, Pertamax Fuel Set at Rp10,400 per liter
State-owned gas and oil company Pertamina increased the fuel oil price in the gas stations, especially Pertamax Series, Dex Series, and non-subsidized or non-public service obligation (PSO) Biosolar starting today, October 10, and valid throughout Indonesia at 11 a.m.

INTI Sends Over 80 Tons of Humanitarian Assistance to Central Sulawesi
The Chinese-Indonesian Association (INTI) sent more than 80 tons of humanitarian assistance to Palu, Central Sulawesi. Assistance will be distributed to Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) hospital command posts and several points in the Central Sulawesi Regional Police command post.
— Netral News

SMEs account for less than 0.1% of R&D spending in Indonesia: OECD
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), less than 0.1 percent of research and development (R&D) spending is conducted by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia, far behind the OECD average of 2.3 percent.
— The Jakarta Post

Islamist protesters fuel political tension over Indonesia’s plastic surgery scandal
Hardline Islamists protested in Indonesia’s capital on Wednesday over the investigation of an opposition activist who claimed that bruising on her face was caused by a politically motivated assault but later admitted that it was due to cosmetic surgery.
— Channel NewsAsia

Minister Soemarno revisits Palu to review economic recovery efforts
State Enterprises (BUMN) Minister Rini Soemarno visited Palu, Central Sulawesi, once again to review economic recovery operations in the aftermath of a magnitude-7.4 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the province on …
— Antara News

Jakarta to topple Tokyo as world’s biggest city by 2030
Tokyo will lose the crown of being the world’s most populous city to Jakarta by 2030, according to Euromonitor International.
— Bangkok Post

Indonesia pursues a target of 100,000 tourists from Spain
The Indonesian government puts Tourism as one of the priority sectors in Indonesia`s economic growth and tourism is the second largest source of income for the Government of Indonesia.
— Antara News

Indonesia develops 19 “PPP” competitive projects related to SDGs
The Indonesian government has developed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme for 19 projects that intersect with no less than nine goals of the TPB / SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
— Antara News

Indonesia’s president postpones fuel price hike pending evaluation
Indonesia’s president has postponed an increase in fuel prices announced earlier so that state energy firm Pertamina can prepare, a spokesman of the energy ministry Agung Pribadi told Reuters on Wednesday.
— Reuters

Indonesian co-working startup GoWork lands $10 million
Co-working today is a global game that’s played by many more than just WeWork, despite the company’s valuation surging to $20 billion.
— TechCrunch

Indonesia adopts new financing and insurance strategy to tackle disasters
Indonesia has adopted a new disaster risk financing and insurance strategy to better cope with the devastating impact of recurrent natural disasters such as the recent major earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi which left more than 2,000 people dead.
— The Straits Times

Share intelligence to stop spread of ISIS, Indonesia says
Indonesian Defence Minister ­Ryamizard Ryacudu has warned of an Islamic State “stronghold” emerging in the region and said lives could be lost if intelligence sharing did not improve.
— The Australian

IMF-WB- Disaster insurance to facilitate reconstruction efforts
Vice President Jusuf Kalla has stated that disaster insurance can help the government and ease the burden on the state budget in reconstructing areas affected by natural disasters.
— Antara News

Rising Debt at Indonesian SOEs Poses Indirect Fiscal Risks: OECD
The financial burden placed on Indonesian state-controlled companies to develop infrastructure could result in higher fiscal risks for the government, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesian president urges students to actively combat fake news
President Joko Widodo urged students across Indonesia to play an active role in combating fake news by not becoming involved in its creation and spread, as it has endangered the nation`s unity and social …
— Antara News

Why Indonesia’s Children Are Not Growing
Despite its middle income status, Indonesia is dealing with what experts say are unexpectedly high rates of childhood stunting.
— Voice of America

Duterte, Widodo to discuss terrorism; PH, Indonesia military officials meet monthly to address ISIS threat
President Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo are set to discuss terrorism when they meet during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Gathering here Thursday.
— Manila Bulletin

Ten strategic projects to be completed this year: KPPIP
The Committee for the Acceleration of Provision of Priority Infrastructure (KPPIP) said that 10 national strategic projects (PSN) are to be completed by the end of this year.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s diabetes dilemma: Can regulations keep pace with need for innovative functional ingredients?
Indonesia will be home to 16.7 million people with diabetes by 2045 – up from 10.3m last year – but it is far from clear that health claim regulations are keeping pace with the public health challenges faced in the nation.

Indonesia’s GMF AeroAsia agrees $900 million deals with Air France KLM, China Communications Construction
Indonesia’s PT Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia (GMF AeroAsia) <GMFI.JK> has agreed to partnerships with Air France KLM group’s aircraft maintenance unit and China Communications Construction worth a combined $900 million, the CEO of parent airline Garuda Indonesia told Reuters on Wednesday.
— Reuters

100s of convicts in Sulawesi voluntarily return to prison after one-week amnesty ends, but over 1,000 unaccounted for
Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi’s Palu and the surrounding areas on September 28, one of the infinite emergencies facing officials was what to do about the thousands of prisoners housed in detention facilities caught in the disaster zone.
— Coconuts Jakarta

People in Wales raise £380k in a week for Indonesia Tsunami Appeal
People in Wales have raised £380,000 towards the Indonesia Tsunami Appeal in less than a week, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Cymru has announced.
— ITV News

PT Dirgantara Indonesia showcases N-219 in Indonesia Pavilion
State-run aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia has showcased some of its products, including CN-235 and N219, in Indonesia Pavilion, held during the International Monetary Fund (IMF.
— Antara News

Gang of alleged extortionists arrested in East Jakarta
Nine people have been arrested at the Kramat Jati wholesale market in East Jakarta on suspicion of extortion. They allegedly extorted their victims by claiming to be members of a certain civil organization.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Innovate or become irrelevant’: Indonesian trade body, food scientists and regulators weigh in on state of nation’s industry
International and local investment into Indonesia’s food and beverage industry is continuing to rise, but a trio of experts have underlined a series of challenges – from innovation to collaboration and food safety – that the sector has to confront to fulfil consumer needs and harness further growth.

After Veloso, another Pinay on death row in Indonesia
After Mary Jane Veloso, another Filipina is on death row in Indonesia for drug charges, Manila’s envoy here said Wednesday.
— ABS-CBN News

Karaoke parlors sealed in Bekasi’s war on nightlife
The Bekasi Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) closed on Tuesday seven karaoke parlors located on Jl. Thamrin in Lippo Cikarang, Bekasi.
— The Jakarta Post

Asian Para Games struggle to attract spectators
Athletes currently competing at the 2018 Asian Para Games may be less famous than some of those taking part in the recent Asian Games, but anyone looking to be filled with fighting spirit may want to seize the opportunity to watch some exceptional Games.
— The Jakarta Post

Carbs crash: Meal replacement snack bar opportunities abound in Indonesia
With a quarter of urban Indonesians are avoiding, or intend to avoid, carbohydrates, analysts are predicting a bright future for the nation’s fledgling meal replacement snack bar sector.


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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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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