Indonesia morning news for September 26

Indonesia morning news for September 26
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Indonesia morning newsFilipino gang demand RM4 million ransom for Indonesian fishermen
The kidnap-for-ransom group from the Philippines believed to be behind the abduction of two Indonesian fishermen two weeks ago have demanded a ransom of RM4 million (S$1.32 million) for their release.
Straits Times

Story behind teen’s incredible survival after being stranded at sea
The Indonesian teen already had one of the loneliest jobs on the planet. For $130 a month for the past three years, Aldi Novel Adilang manned a small floating fishing hut known as a rompong around-the-clock about 80 miles off Indonesia’s North Sulawesi.
New York Post

Indonesian president signs order to accelerate land reform
President Joko Widodo has signed a presidential instruction on agrarian reform, in a bid to accelerate a program to give local communities greater control over land.

Flores: the island caught in the middle of Indonesia’s growing religious divisions
Travelling away from the banana-pancake breakfasts of Flores’s tourist epicentre and inland into the cool mountainous hinterland of Manggarai, I’m finding a more complex picture of life on this Indonesian island.
Southeast Asia Globe

EU palm oil ban bitter for SE Asian farmers
Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop.
Agence France-Presse via Phnom Penh Post

Malaysia foils high-seas animal smuggling bid
A pair of young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among over 400 animals rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring Indonesia, officials said Monday.
Agence France-Presse via Phnom Penh Post

Strong consolidation needed to face global economic turbulence
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reminded the country`s fiscal and monetary authorities and the business of the need for strong coordination and consolidation to face the global economic uncertainties.

Indonesia to host int’l halal lifestyle conference
Bank Indonesia (BI) will organize the International Halal Lifestyle Conference and Business Forum to help unlock Indonesia’s potential in the global halal industry chain.
The Jakarta Post

Indonesia interested in investing in oil and gas in K-P
The embassy of Indonesia and Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) have agreed to boost bilateral trade volume, capitalise on investment opportunities and remove the barricades hampering commerce between the two countries.
The Express Tribune

Thales and Indonesia’s PT Len sign MoU to expand collaboration in advanced signalling systems for railway projects, and to support PT LEN in its regional expansion
With a population of 10 million in 2016 expected to grow by 3.7 per cent a year, Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta is facing rapid urbanisation.
AEC News Today/PR Newswire (media release)

Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict
To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles.
Associated Press

Bangladesh, Indonesia pip India on aviation safety: ICAO audit
Even Indonesia has performed better than India on all the eight parameters while Malaysia has beaten India in five parameters.

Indonesia ramping up efforts to shield rupiah from global rout
Almost daily, policy makers are discussing what additional steps they can take to help curb the currency’s decline.
CPI Financial

Indonesia urges UN to stop impunity of Israel
Indonesia has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva to immediately end impunity on Israe, ambassador Hasan Kleib said in a press release received here on Tuesday.

Indonesia’s Sahid to make international debut with Uzbekistan hotel
Indonesia-based Sahid Hotels & Resorts is set to foray outside the country with an Uzbekistan property opening mid-2019.
TTG Asia

Bali bikini BAN: Indonesia authorities VOW to take action against ‘disrespectful’ tourists
Authorities have criticised the “quality of tourists” arriving to the Indonesian island in recent years, with concerns over a rise in disrespectful behaviour.
The Express

How to nurture the growth of Indonesian biodiesel
Indonesia’s bioenergy production is still relatively low despite the country’s reputation as the largest producer of palm oil in the world. A recent study found that the sector faced a range of policy and technical obstacles preventing its growth.
Forest News

EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds
Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop.
The ASEAN Post

Jakarta wants KL to rescue abducted Indonesian fishermen
Indonesia has urged Malaysia to rescue two Indonesian fishermen who were kidnapped in Sabah by a Philippine armed group earlier this month.
The Nation

Indonesia’s 2018 food wheat imports to rise 6 per cent despite cost hike: industry
Indonesia’s imports of wheat for flour are expected to reach 8.5 million tonnes this year, an industry body said, up from 8 million tonnes in 2017, despite increasing prices of the grain.
Hellenic Shipping News

New Jakarta Airport: growth returns, but the site is still undecided
Jakarta is one of many major cities and regions, along with Manila, Sydney, Istanbul, Mexico City, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Mumbai, Bogotá, Phnom Penh, Jeju, and central Bangladesh among others where second or replacement airports are either under construction or on the drawing board.
Centre for Aviation

Govt to Develop Komodo Airport to Cater 4 Million People
Transportation Ministry planned to develop Komodo Airport, Laboan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara Province as international airport.


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This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Rabies Day, September 28.


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