Indonesia morning news for October 15

Indonesia morning news for October 15
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Indonesia morning news27 dead in floods, landslides on Indonesia’s Sumatra island
Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said Saturday.
— Pattaya Mail

World Bank to assist Indonesia with USD1 billion
On Sunday, the World Bank proclaimed giving to Indonesia USD1 billion, after it was rocked by a series of current catastrophes, containing a fatal earthquake-tsunami that murdered thousands.

Tourism Ministry Records 1,388 Transactions from Top 10 Promotion Destinations in Laos, Cambodia
Ministry of Tourism managed to sell 10 leading tourist destinations in Laos and Cambodia with a potential of 1,388 transactions worth US$719,907.
— Netral English

Indonesia told to scrap capital punishment
Human rights defenders have urged Indonesia to follow in the footsteps of Malaysia, which recently took the “progressive” step to abolish the death penalty.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Hundreds of houses collapse on E. Java island after powerful earthquake
It was 1:44 a.m. on Thursday when Purwandi felt a tremor that woke him from his deep slumber, causing him to run outside his house on Sapudi Island in Sumenep, East Java, on Thursday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Offers $42b in Infrastructure Projects During IMF-Word Bank Annual Meetings
Nusa Dua. Indonesia offered investment opportunities worth $42 billion in infrastructure projects and tourism to delegates attending the 2018 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali, over the past week.
— Jakarta Globe

WanaArtha Life Urges Insurers to Jumpstart Indonesia’s Infrastructure Project
WanaArtha Life, an Indonesia-based life insurance and financial services company, officially signed a new strategic agreement with an investment banking and financial advisory firm, PT. Mandiri Manajemen Investasi, to reinforce its commitment to infrastructure financing.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Indonesia’s Economic ‘Scorecard Excellent,’ No Emerging-Market Contagion Yet: IMF Chief
Nusa Dua. The International Monetary Fund has yet to see financial contagion from the current monetary tightening in the United States and Europe and rising uncertainty in global trade reaching some emerging markets, including Indonesia, its chief said on Thursday.
— Jakarta Globe

40 Volcanic Tremors Recorded on Mount Anak Krakatau
At least 40 volcanic tremors were recorded on active Mount Anak Krakatau located in the Sunda Strait, South Lampung District,Lampung Province, from Saturday evening until early Sunday.

Halla Group Donates USD100,000 in Aid for Earthquake in Indonesia
Halla Group (CEO Chung Mong-won) announced on October 11 that it has delivered USD100,000 in relief aid to Indonesia, which recently suffered great damages after the earthquake and tsunami.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Village Minister Optimistic in Alleviating 15 Thousand Underdeveloped Villages in 2019
The Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo believes in 2019, the Ministry of Village can alleviate as many as 15,000 underdeveloped villages into developing villages.
— Netral English

Indonesia-Vietnam Agree to Strengthen Trade, Investment Cooperation
Indonesia and Vietnam agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of trade and investment.
— Netral News

All countries passports from Indonesia next month
All countries passports which had been out of stock for the past several months will arrive from Indonesia by mid next month, a spokesman for the Immigration and Emigration Department said.
— Indonesia News

Alibaba Founder To Launch E-Commerce Training Center In Indonesia
Jack Ma, founder and outgoing executive chairman of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, said on October 13 that he plans to open an institute in Indonesia to train thousands of tech entrepreneurs.
— Investvine

Indonesia launches cash endowments-linked sovereign Islamic bonds
The Indonesian government launched on Sunday an Islamic bond linked to endowments, aiming to tap into a pool of assets for its fiscal needs.
— The Star Online

UN Chief Visits Quake-Hit City as Indonesia Calls Off Search Effort
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres toured areas in the Indonesian city of Palu devastated by an earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago, as the government declared the end to the search and rescue effort on Friday.
— Benar News

Indonesia in a strong position to avoid Asian financial crisis repeat
Indonesian President Joko Widodo struck a gloomy tone to world finance leaders in Bali when he said that the US-China trade war resembled the “Game of Thrones” with a potential “tragic price” to be paid by the rest of the world.
— Financial Review

No Oktoberfest in Johor, says state’s chief minister
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The Johor state government will not grant licences to organise any alcohol-themed festivals, including Oktoberfest, said Menteri Besar Osman Sapian.
— The Straits Times

Jokowi’s authoritarian turn
Several insightful analyses of Joko Widodo’s approach to the presidency have been advanced since he took office.
— New Mandala

Indonesia, Japan sign MoC on law and human right
The governments of Indonesia and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Law and Human Right, the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo said in a statement received here on Saturday.
— Antara News

Agriculture Minister Amran Opens Export Market of Mangosteen to Taiwan
The Ministry of Agriculture’s target under the leadership of Andi Amran Sulaiman to increase the export volume of various food commodities in order to spur the national economic growth and strengthen the rupiah exchange rate can be increasingly optimistically realized.
— Netral English

Indonesia welcomes OECD`s offer to help develop tourism sector
Indonesia said it welcomed offer by the Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD) to help develop the country`s tourism through analysis and research.
— Antara News

Jellyfish swarm Ancol waters
A swarm of jellyfish was spotted near Ancol Beach in North Jakarta on Friday. North Jakarta Maritime, Fisheries and Food Security Agency (KPKP) head Rita Nirmala had an explanation for the occurrence.
— The Jakarta Post

IMF World Bank meetings a success, say organisers
NUSA DUA, BALI – The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank hosted by the resort island of Bali were a success, officials said on Sunday (Oct 14), adding that they hope the momentum from the meetings could help ease tensions between the world’s biggest economies.
— The Straits Times

Indonesia launches endowments-linked sovereign Islamic bonds
The Indonesian government launched on Sunday an Islamic bond linked to endowments, aiming to tap into a pool of assets for its fiscal needs.
— Deal Street Asia

Missing Students In North Sumatra Flash Flood Rescued
A search and rescue team has rescued 17 school students who went missing after a flash flood inundated a school building in Muara Saladi village in Mandailing Natal regency, North Sumatra on Friday afternoon.
— Indonesia Expat

Mail Order Brides, Friends Selling, Community Asked to Beware of New Human Trafficking Modes
PALANGKA RAYA, NNC – Trafficking in Persons (TIP), locally known as TPPO, is a crime of humanity that cannot be tolerated. At present there has been a shift in the modus operandi and network pattern of TIP perpetrators.
— Netral English

IMF-WB – Mayor explains Bogor urban concept at IMF-WB meeting
Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto explained the development concept of Bogor City (West Java) in a forum at the 2018 IMF-WB Annual Meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali on Saturday (Oct 13).
— Antara News

Indonesia Institute says cycling could attract Indonesian tourists to WA
COULD we be about to see a lyrca-led recovery from WA’s tourism doldrums?
The Perth-based Indonesia Institute certainly thinks so.
On Saturday, 137 cyclists from Indonesia began a “bike tour” of Perth with a 57km ride around the river.
— Perth Now

Hotel industry gains from IMF-WB Annual Meetings in Bali
Hotel industry gains from the week long annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to end in Nusa Dua, Bali on Sunday.
— Antara News


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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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