Indonesia morning news for August 5

Indonesia morning news for August 5

Indonesia morning news

Power restored to most of Indonesia capital after 9-hour blackout
Power has been restored in most parts of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, after the city of 10 million people went without electricity for more than nine hours due to technical issues, according to the state power company.
— Aljazeera

2019 Sees 200 Cases of Sexual Assault against Children
The National Police HQ recorded there are 236 cases of child sexual assault occurred in January to May this year; yet only 50 percent of the total case was handled by the law enforcer.

Indonesia urged to ratify ILO convention, combat gender-based violence at work
Yuliana, a 25-year-old Indonesian worker in the garment industry, was sitting at her desk when a leader at the footwear factory she worked for suddenly grabbed her from behind.
— The Jakarta Post

Traveloka to offer Indonesia’s first flight delay insurance
Traveloka announced on Monday that it would be the first online booking platform in the country to provide a solution for the hassle of flight delays by offering On-Time Protection insurance.
— The Jakarta Post

Finance Minister opens for second roll out of tax amnesty program
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati is open to the idea of giving taxpayers a second chance to come clean about assets kept abroad amid calls from the public, particularly the business world, for a new tax amnesty.
— The Jakarta Post

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Ministry Opens Hot Line to Report Sales of Personal Data
The Home Affairs Ministry has opened a call center service to report sales of personal data. Ministry official asks the public to report the crime upon discovering it.

Coal demand to rise 12 percent next year: PLN
State electricity firm PLN has estimated that the coal use for electricity generation in Indonesia will increase by around 12 percent this year due to additional demand from new power plants.
— The Jakarta Post

Haze crisis returns to ASEAN
Having only just recovered from its worst haze crisis in 2015, Indonesia has been ramping up efforts to mitigate the impacts of forest and land fires across the country.
— The Jakarta Post

China vows to meet Indonesia’s request to narrow trade deficit
The Chinese government has vowed to meet Indonesia’s request to narrow its trade deficit with China, Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said.
— Antara News

No city for old cars: Jakarta plans drastic measures to clear choking smog
How old is your vehicle now? Just a heads up: By 2025, Jakarta will no longer allow privately owned vehicles aged over 10 years old on its roads.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s blunt-talking billionaire Ambassador to Msia lays out vision for bilateral ties
Indonesia is seeking to turn a new page in its bilateral ties with Malaysia, with a view towards achieving mutual prosperity rather than creating competition.
— New Straits Times

Pos Indonesia moves forward after bankruptcy hoax
Panicked and appalled, netizens shared last week news of PT Pos Indonesia, which has served as a postal service company since the Dutch colonial era in 1906, allegedly going bankrupt.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia expects palm oil concession from Putin
Indonesia is expecting Russian President Vladimir Putin to continue providing favorable treatment when it comes to palm oil exports by dropping a plan to impose a higher import tariff for the key commodity.
— The Jakarta Post

IIOutFest Outdoor Festival Targets Rp25bn Transaction
Founder and CEO of Indonesia International Outdoor Festival or IIOutfest, Tj Anggara, targetted Rp25 billion transaction during the exhibition that is held on August 1-4, at Wisma Aldiron, Pancoran, South Jakarta.

Indonesia, S Korea agree to finalize CEPA talks by end of 2019
Indonesia and South Korea have agreed to set a target to finalize negotiation on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) by the end of this year.
— Antara News

After a month, search for missing MI-17 Army helicopter continues
The search for an MI-17 helicopter that has been missing for over a month continued on Friday with the Indonesian Military (TNI) deploying military aircraft on reconnaissance missions to Papua.
— The Jakarta Post

Online Ojek Drivers Oppose Odd-Even Policy for Motorcycles
The head of online motorcycle taxi (online ojek) drivers community dubbed Gabungan Aksi Roda Dua (Garda) or the Two-wheeled Action Association, Igun Wicaksono, demanded Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan revoke the odd-even policy for motorcycles.

182 reportedly die while seeking refuge in Nduga conflict
Volunteers grouped under the Nduga Solidarity Civil Society Coalition reported in a statement on Thursday the deaths of 182 civilians who were taking refuge in various areas after fleeing from their homes in conflict-ridden Nduga regency between December and July.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt names new PLN acting president director
The government has named an acting president director of state electricity firm PLN for the third time this year after the firm’s latest definitive boss resigned due to alleged involvement in a corruption case.
— The Jakarta Post

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‘No distress call’: Basarnas searches for 31 still missing in South Kalimantan boat sinking
Emergency services have said they were alerted only three days after a fishing boat carrying 37 people sank on Tuesday off Matasiri Island in Kotabaru regency, South Kalimantan, primarily because it appeared that the vessel did not send a distress signal.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Festival boosts number of Russian tourists to Indonesia
The Indonesia Festival, the first edition of which was held in Moscow in 2016, has helped increase the number of Russian tourists to Indonesia, Indonesian Ambassador to Russia and Belarus Wahid Supriyadi stated.
— Antara News

Indonesia Urges Japan, South Korea to Prioritize Shared Interests to Ease Tensions
Indonesia urged Japan and South Korea to prioritize their shared interests after tensions between the two neighbors peaked during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok on Friday.
— Jakarta Globe

Villages key to Indonesia’s economic growth: Minister
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was thinking about management overhaul when he appointed National Awakening Party politician and former businessman Eko Putro Sandjojo as the villages, disadvantaged regions and transmigration minister in 2016.
— The Jakarta Post

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Operates Normally despite Major Blackout
The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has operated normally despite a major blackout that hit Greater Jakarta and West Java’s areas on Sunday.

Jambi faces crop failure, clean water crisis following prolonged drought
The intense dry season has led to drought in Jambi, with thousands of hectares of rice fields potentially facing crop failure and residents running out of clean water, while the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has recorded 53 hot spots in the province Drought has affected rice fields in three villages in Marosebo subdistrict of Muarojambi regency, namely Danau Kedap, Bakung Darat and Mudung Darat.
— The Jakarta Post

Pedestrians priority in Jakarta’s citywide sidewalk expansion
Expansive sidewalks revitalization projects are underway in Jakarta amid plans to uplift the notorious car-loving city with poor sidewalks to a more pedestrian-friendly city.
— The Jakarta Post

16 suspected of assaulting police in South Sumatra
The South Sumatra Police have arrested and named 16 people suspects for their alleged involvement in assaults against police officers on two separate occasions in the province’s Empat Lawang regency.
— The Jakarta Post

In rare decision, court overturns death sentence for French drug convict
A French national sentenced to death for smuggling drugs to Indonesia has had his sentence commuted to 19 years in prison by an appeals court in West Nusa Tenggara, in a decision deemed rare in a country known to have some of the world’s strictest drug laws.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta deputy governor to be selected by next batch of city councillors
Despite having conducted comparative studies as far as the Riau Islands and Central Java provinces to learn how to elect a deputy governor replacement, not to mention having held a series of meetings at home, the Jakarta councillors have come to the conclusion that they are unable to make a decision on the position, which has been left vacant for almost a year.
— The Jakarta Post

Protesters to Meet Jokowi on Closure of Komodo National Park
A group of people under the Community Forum of West Manggarai Tourism Defender (Formapp Mabar) said they would meet with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo for talks about the planned closure of the Komodo National Park.

Young adulthood blues in Indonesia: Graduating universities and still dependent on parents
There is no survival guide for adulting.
— The Jakarta Post

BMKG maintains tsunami warning two hours after Banten quake as a precaution
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued a tsunami warning after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Banten on Friday evening while urging residents to stay calm.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to use “night market” concept for Dubai Expo 2020 exhibition
Indonesia will use a night market concept for its exhibition at the Dubai Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in October next year, so that visitors will be able to not only see Indonesia’s products and commodities but also experience its culture.
— The Jakarta Post

Sudden death of South Tangerang flag-hoisting team member raises abuse allegations
The sudden death of a South Tangerang national flag-hoisting team (Paskibraka) member on Thursday with bruises found on her body has raised allegations that she had been abused by her seniors.
— The Jakarta Post

Polygamous man accused of raping daughter beaten in detention
Rape suspect Sugeng Slamet, 44, sustained bruises during his first day at the Lumajang detention center in East Java following an attack by his cellmates.
— The Jakarta Post

SKK Migas upbeat investment in upstream oil and gas sector to increase
The Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKK MIgas) is optimistic investment in the upstream oil and gas industry in the country will increase after the government began a regular tender for the third phase of conventional oil and gas working areas in 2019.
— Antara News

Jokowi to visit Kuala Lumpur on Aug 8
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will embark on a visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on August 8, 2019, Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Rusdi Kirana stated.
— Antara News

Death toll of Banten’s earthquake has climbed to six
The death toll of the strong earthquake that rocked Banten Province on Friday has increased to six, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).
— Antara News


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This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges Eid al-Adha, August 11.


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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