Indonesia morning news for October 2

Indonesia morning news for October 2

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia Ready to Accept Foreign, Private Aid for Victims of Palu Earthquake, Tsunami
Indonesia said it is ready to accept international aid to ease the suffering of victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi late last week.
— Jakarta Globe

National Police, National Armed Forces Guards Palu City from Looters

National Police Headquarters Bureau of Public, Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo admitted there are still people who continue to loot a number of minimarkets and gas stations in Palu City to get food in areas where aid has not been evenly distributed after the 7.4-Richter Scale earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi on Friday (9/28/2018).
–Netral English

Indonesia Requests Foreign Aid as Search for Quake Victims Grows Desperate
Indonesia on Monday said it would welcome foreign emergency aid as hopes of finding survivors in the rubble of crumbled buildings faded three days after earthquakes and a tsunami devastated Central Sulawesi.
— Benar News

Indonesia to accept international help after devastating quake and tsunami
Indonesia will accept international help for disaster response and relief after a major earthquake and tsunami hit Sulawesi island, killing at least 832 people, the head of the Indonesian investment board said on Twitter on Monday.
— Reuters

Red Cross needs $22.37m for quake-hit Indonesia
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Monday increased its global fund appeal to 22 million Swiss francs ($22.37 million) to help 160,000 displaced people in Indonesia for 20 months.
— Business Standard

Indonesia Recorded a $2.4 Billion Trade with EFTA
Business forum and business matching are Indonesia’s strategy to boost exports by direct promotions to the intended international buyers.
— Netral English

Indonesian democracy creaking at the 20-year mark
In 1998, 20 years ago this year, the combined pressures of a regional economic collapse, student protests, elite defection, urban riots and a polarised military led long-time strongman Suharto to step down from the Indonesian presidency.
— East Asia Forum

Malaysia to send support and donation to Indonesia
Malaysia has responded to Indonesia’s call for international aid in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi by pledging to send support and donation.
— The Star Online

Save the Children mounts Indonesia relief effort
Connecticut relief groups are mounting a response for Indonesia after at least 800 were killed in an earthquake and tsunami.
— News 12 Connecticut

Indonesia tsunami early detection buoys haven’t worked for six years due to ‘lack of funding’
Indonesia’s disaster agency says early detection tsunami buoys off the coast of Sulawesi have not been working for six years, resulting in insufficient warning before rising waters reached the shore.
— ABC News

Desperate Indonesians flee quake zone, with scale of disaster unclear
Indonesia scrambled on Monday to get help into quake-hit Sulawesi island as survivors streamed away from their ruined homes and accounts of devastation filtered out of remote areas, including the death of 34 children at a Christian camp.
— Thai PBS World

House to Summon BMKG Chief over Tsunami Early Warning
The House of Representatives will summon the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) to clarify the lifting of tsunami early warning after a magnitude-7.4 earthquake hit the Central Sulawesi provincial capital of Palu, Friday. Based on the information received by the House Commission V, there was a time interval between the lifting of the tsunami early warning and the tsunami.
— Tempo

Death Toll From Central Sulawesi Earthquake, Tsunami Rises to 844
The death toll in last week’s magnitude-7.4 earthquake, followed by a tsunami, that hit Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, had risen to 844, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, said on Monday (01/10).
— Jakarta Globe

Rice Prices Climb despite September 0.18% Deflation
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) noted there was a 0.18 percent deflation in September 2018 compared to the previous month. Nevertheless, some commodity groups are still experiencing price hikes albeit with a thin margin.
— Tempo

Indonesia Weighs Foreign Aid Offers; Resists Declaring National Disaster in C. Sulawesi
The government is meeting with ambassadors and representatives of various international organizations that have offered assistance following last week’s deadly earthquake and tsunami in Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, officials said on Monday (01/10).
— Jakarta Globe

Half of Escaped Prisoners Yet to Return After Central Sulawesi Earthquake
Jakarta. Only about half of the more than 3,000 prisoners who escaped after an earthquake and tsunami struck Central Sulawesi last week have reported back to detention centers, an official said on Monday
— Jakarta Globe

Palu Quake Update: BI Ensures Enough Cash for Sulawesi
Bank Indonesia’s (BI) executive director for communication Agusman Zainal said the central bank’s representative office in Central Sulawesi is still operating normally following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu and Donggala. He also ensured that there is enough rupiah for the people in affected areas and their surroundings.
— Tempo

Eight foreign victims of earthquake-tsunami are not found : BNPB
As many as eight foreign nationals from Belgium, South Korea and France who had been victims of the Central Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami had not been found .

Gov’t Pushes More SMEs to Use Online Marketplace
The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has set a target of having 8 million small and medium enterprises market their products and services online by 2019 to help them boost revenue and pave the way for their entry into the global market.
— Jakarta Globe

Jakarta Provincial Gov’t Sends IDR60 M Assistance to Central Sulawesi
akarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that the Jakarta Provincial Government is allocating IDR60 billion for disaster relief in Central Sulawesi.
Not only that, Anies also conveyed that the Jakarta City Hall is also designated as a place of for residents and various institutions to gather their aid to then be distributed to Donggala and Palu
— Netral English

Hundreds More Feared Buried After Soil Became Liquid in Quake-Hit Palu
More than 2,400 houses were destroyed by land subsidence and soil liquefaction in last week’s magnitude-7.4 earthquake in Central Sulawesi, while efforts to recover the bodies of hundreds of people believed to be have been buried under rubble and mud prove to be a major challenge, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, said.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia September Inflation Rate Cools to Lowest in Over 2 Years
Indonesia’s annual inflation rate cooled more than expected in September to the lowest in over two years, data from the Central Statistics Agency, or BPS, showed on Monday (01/10).
— Jakarta Globe

Trapped survivors rescued after days in rubble
A woman in Sigi regency, Central Sulawesi, has been rescued after being trapped for more than 48 hours in the ruins of her house, which crumbled when a 7.4-magnitude earthquake jolted the province last Friday.
– The Jakarta Post

4.4-magnitude earthquake shakes East Java: BMKG
A 4.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Blitar, East Java, on Monday, three days after a devastating 7.4-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Central Sulawesi.
— The Jakarta Post

Deteriorating Palu-Koro fault amplified quake’s jolt
The Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has said the deteriorating Palu-Koro fault had amplified the jolt of the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Donggala regency in Central Sulawesi.
— The Jakarta Post

Gorontalo Regency Gov’t Allocates IDR10 Billion for Clean Water
The Gorontalo Regency Government will increase grant funding for Regional Water Supply Companies (PDAM) to IDR10 billion in 2019.
— Netral News


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