Indonesia morning news for December 10

Indonesia morning news for December 10

Indonesia morning news

EU Fuels Indonesia Trade Tensions With 5-Year Biodiesel Tariffs
The European Union imposed five-year tariffs on biodiesel from Indonesia to counter alleged subsidies to producers in the country, a move that could prompt the Indonesian government to retaliate.
— Bloomberg

Government nickel ore export ban to hit newly listed company
The government’s export ban on nickel ore, set to take effect in January 2020, will hurt a newly listed nickel mining company, Ifishdeco, as it sells most of its products overseas.
— The Jakarta Post

‘We demand proof, not promises’: Papuans urge Jokowi to bring justice to Paniai tragedy
University students and human rights activists staged a rally on Sunday in Sorong, West Papua, demanding that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo fulfill his vow to settle a human rights violation case in Paniai, Papua.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia among Countries with High Human Development: UNDP
Indonesia remains in the group of countries with high human development index despite no gain in ranking, according to a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released on Monday.
— Jakarta Globe

Australian breeder cattle sold to Indonesia as aid are ending up starving or dead
Hundreds of Australian cattle sold to the Indonesian Government in 2018 for breeding are malnourished or dead, and images obtained by the ABC show the rotting corpses of animals that could have bred for several years.

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Paper and fast fashion fan the flames burning Indonesia’s peat: Report
The toxic haze that swept across large swaths of Southeast Asia this year from forest and land fires in Indonesia could become a common phenomenon if two of the region’s biggest paper companies continue doing business as usual, a new report says.
— Mongabay

BNN protected 520,986 Indonesians from being entrapped by drug lords
The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) managed to save 520,986 Indonesians from being engulfed into the traps of drug kingpins owing to its success in confiscating 82.6 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 108,837 ecstasy pills.
— Antara News

Jokowi Mulls Over Death Penalty for Corruptors
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday his administration is open to the possibility of imposing the death sentence against graft convicts.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia cautiously optimistic over China: Study
Amid the soaring role of China in the world’s politics and economics, Indonesians are turning out to positively welcome the East Asian country’s economic growth, yet at the same time they are wary of its growing influence, says the latest study by a United States-based think tank.
— The Jakarta Post

UK, Indonesia collaborate in endeavors to weed out corruption
The United Kingdom (UK) and Indonesia are working hand in glove in corruption prevention initiatives through the Global Anti-Corruption Program worth 45 million pound sterling.
— Antara News

2019: A grim year for antigraft fight
The year 2019 should have been celebrated as the 20-year milestone for Indonesia’s fight against corruption.
— The Jakarta Post

Optimism abounds among industry players on Industry 4.0
Technology associations and industry players in Indonesia are optimistic that job gains from the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will outweigh job losses, despite growing concern that automation will replace millions of jobs in the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s economy still heavy in 2020: Deputy minister
Indonesia’s economy will find it hard to grow in 2020 because it cannot remain separate from the effects of the ongoing global turmoil, Deputy Finance Minister Suahasil Nazara projected.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s corruption perception index ranking shows positive trend
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairman Agus Rahardjo pointed to a positive trend in Indonesia’s corruption perception index (CPI).
— Antara News

ASEAN Human Rights Declaration safeguards freedom of expression: envoy
The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration protects the freedom of opinion and expression of people in Southeast Asia, according to Swiss Ambassador to Indonesia Kurt Kunz.
— Antara News

West Timor files claim with UN over Montara oil spill
Residents of West Timor, East Nusa Tenggara, filed a claim with the United Nations Special Rapporteurs to Australia for compensation over the trans-boundary harm suffered as a consequence of the Montara oil spill in 2009.
— Antara News

Pertamina slashes fuel price by 20 percent before holiday season
Pertamina, Indonesia’s state-owned energy company, is offering a 20 percent discount on the price of aviation fuel to support the year-end hectic flight schedules during the holiday season of Christmas and New Year 2020.
— Antara News

Former gov’t agency executive involved in one of Indonesia’s biggest harassment scandals claims his name has been cleared
A woman behind one of the biggest sexual harassment scandals in Indonesia in the past year has retracted her accusations against the alleged culprit and apologized, according to the latter.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Emma Bell medevaced back to Australia for emergency surgery following violent bag snatch
A young Aussie hairdresser has been medevaced home from Bali after a violent bag snatch left her with broken cheekbones, a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and in need of emergency surgery.

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Citramas, Sinar Mas team up for digital venture into Batam’s $14b economy
Property developer heavyweights Citramas and Sinar Mas Land are jointly developing on Batam Island a new digital hub marketed as a place for foreign start-ups, particularly those based in Singapore, to outsource their digital talent.
— The Jakarta Post

Garuda Smuggling Scandal May Just Be the Tip of a Corruption Iceberg
The smuggling fiasco at Garuda Indonesia continues with the flag carrier’s board of commissioners taking the drastic action to suspend several of the state-owned company’s directors who were implicated in the case at the weekend.
— Jakarta Globe

President Jokowi prepares tuberculosis control regulation
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is preparing a regulation to combat tuberculosis (TBC) in Indonesia, according to Chief of the Stop TB Partnership Forum for Indonesia (FSTPI) Arifin Panigoro.
— Antara News

President welcomes World Stop TBC Action delegation at Merdeka Palace
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received a delegation of the World Stop TBC Action at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Monday.
— Antara News

Maria Londa Wins SEA Games Long Jump Gold
Indonesia’s Maria Natalia Londa won gold in the women’s long jump at the 2019 SEA Games in Manila on Sunday.
— Jakarta Globe

OCBC NISP projects higher loan growth but remains in single digits
Private lender OCBC NISP has set a single-digit lending growth target for next year as uncertainty in the global economy is likely to continue to affect business activities in the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Gunung Kidul rattled by 5.0-magnitude quake
An earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, struck Gunung Kidul District in the Yogyakarta Special Province on Monday.
— Antara News

KAI, MRT ink deal to establish integrated Greater Jakarta transportation authority
In a bid to provide better public transportation services, state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) and city-owned transportation company PT MRT Jakarta have signed an agreement on the establishment of a joint venture company to manage transportation in Greater Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Oil industry welcomes possible return of cost recovery scheme
The Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) welcomes the government’s plan to reintroduce a reimbursement scheme for the oil and gas industry known as cost recovery after having to work under a fixed split-cost system since 2017.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta is building more parks for its elderly residents, but is it enough to cater to their needs?
Wagiri Hadi Mulyono is 71 years old and frequents the park in Kramat Pela, South Jakarta, at least four times a week, sometimes even seven days a week if he has nothing else to do.
— The Jakarta Post

Riau Islands prepares more than 100 events to lure foreign tourists
In addition to improving its tourist destinations, Riau Islands province will also organize more than 110 cultural and sporting events next year to meet its target of welcoming 2.8 million foreign tourists next year.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi appoints Rudiantara as PLN president director: Luhut
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has named former Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara as the new president director of state-owned utility company PLN, says an official close to the President.
— The Jakarta Post

Rachmat Kaimuddin Replaces Achmad Zacky as Bukalapak Boss
The founders of Indonesian e-commerce platform Bukalapak on Monday elected Rachmat Kaimuddin as the company’s new chief executive replacing Achmad Zacky.
— Jakarta Globe

APEC senior officials endorse consensus for more inclusive growth
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members will make concerted, sustained efforts in the path to achieving more inclusive and sustainable growth, APEC Senior Officials pledged at the concluding event for Chile’s host year of APEC.
— Antara News

Royke Tumilaar Is Mandiri’s New Chief Executive
Bank Mandiri’s extraordinary shareholders’ meeting on Monday approved Royke Tumilaar as the lender’s new president director, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir said.
— Jakarta Globe

Construction begins on Munir Human Rights Museum
East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa has laid the first stone for the Munir Human Rights Museum in Batu, East Java, marking the start of construction of a museum dedicated to slain human rights defender Munir Said Thalib.
— The Jakarta Post

Hello, citizens: West Java introduces app to facilitate communication with residents
The West Java administration has launched a mobile application that will enable local residents to engage in a two-way communication with administration officials, allowing them to voice concerns over certain issues and curbing the prevalence of fake news.
— The Jakarta Post

Less is more: Is shorter school week answer to Indonesian students’ poor performance?
Chairman of the Indonesian Child Protection Agency (LPAI) Seto Mulyadi recently made headlines for his suggestion of shortening the school week to three days to boost children’s academic and nonacademic performances.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi’s ministers enact theatrical drama centering on anti-corruption
Three ministers of President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi’s) cabinet played roles in a theatrical comedy drama #AchievementWithoutCorruption to mark International Anti-Corruption Day 2019 at Vocational High School 57 Jakarta on Monday.
— Antara News

Listed firm plans integrated property projects to weather bleak industry outlook
PT Repower Asia Indonesia, a property company whose shares were listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) on Friday, plans to develop residences integrated with education and public transportation infrastructure in South Jakarta, Bekasi in West Java, as well as Tangerang and South Tangerang in Banten.
— The Jakarta Post

Inside the former cannibal tribe of Indonesia who SMOKE their dead ancestors to preserve them and force women to chop off fingers whenever a relative dies
This is the former cannibal mountain tribe who amputate the fingers of women to appease the dead and smoke ancestors daily to preserve their mummified bodies.
— Daily Mail

Soon-to-be skyscrapers in Habibie’s Meisterstadt megablock feared to disrupt air traffic
The ongoing construction of residential towers in the integrated megablock Meisterstadt – also known as Pollux Habibie – in Batam, Riau Islands, has hit a snag as the operator of Hang Nadim International Airport has demanded that the towers have fewer floors to avoid disruption to air traffic.
— The Jakarta Post

National Online Shopping Day to showcase local agricultural products
Indonesia’s National Online Shopping Day (Harbolnas) 2019 on December 11-12 will, for the pioneering time, also offer local agricultural products, Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto stated at the day’s launch in Jakarta, Monday.
— Antara News

Indonesian teacher accused of molesting 18 students says he used the Quran to swear victims to secrecy
Police in Malang regency, East Java on Friday arrested a 38-year-old vocational school (SMK) teacher who has been accused of molesting 18 of his students.
— Coconuts (paywall)

‘I’m desperate’: Mother posts her daughter’s rape case online after year-long investigation
A mother in Jeneponto regency, South Sulawesi, has posted about her child’s rape case on social media as the police have not yet brought the alleged perpetrator to justice after a year of investigation.
— The Jakarta Post


Feature photo Benny Wenda

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on Human Rights Day, December 10.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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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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