Indonesia morning news for December 11

Indonesia morning news for December 11

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia’s GDP growth to remain sluggish, or even slow next year: Analysts
Indonesia’s GDP growth is expected to remain sluggish in 2020 as weakening exports and commodity prices in addition to global uncertainties continue to take their toll on the economy.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia October retail sales grow at fastest pace in five months
Growth in retail sales in Indonesia accelerated to 3.6% in October from a year earlier, the fastest pace in five months and picking up strongly from September’s 0.7%, a central bank survey showed on Tuesday.
— Reuters

Indonesia preparing lawsuit against EU for import duties on biodiesel
The Indonesian government is preparing a strategy to file a lawsuit against the European Union (EU) decision imposing import duties on Indonesia biodiesel, Secretary General of the Trade Ministry Oke Nurwan said.
— Antara News

Death for graft convicts? Possible if public wants it: Jokowi
The death penalty could be handed down for graft convicts should the people will it so, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

High prevalence of c-section births in Indonesia raises health, budget concerns
For Sari Tjakrawiralaksana, 42, the pain of giving birth to her son 10 years ago did not only stem from post-caesarean wounds, but also the undermining remarks coming from her relatives.
— The Jakarta Post

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Nestlé identifies Indonesia as potential top three market in Asia
Indonesia has been identified as a potential top three Asian market by food and beverage processing conglomerate Nestlé, which plans to invest in manufacturing and human resources, the company’s top executive in Indonesia has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia e-commerce execs say new rules may choke booming online growth
Indonesian e-commerce industry executives have criticised new regulations requiring online vendors to obtain government permits, saying the mandatory procedures would sharply increase costs and stifle the country’s booming e-commerce market.
— Reuters

Indonesia to capture 3 wild Sumatran rhinos to add to breeding population
Officials in Indonesia say they hope to capture three Sumatran rhinos from the wild for a recently expanded sanctuary where experts are carrying out breeding attempts to save the species from extinction.
— Mongabay

Indonesia begins to tap carbon trading potential
Indonesia has begun exploring the potential of carbon trading since some 75-80 percent of the global carbon credit is derived from its forests, mangroves, peatlands, seaweed, and coral reefs.
— Antara News

Fintech users need individual measures to protect data as Indonesia finalizes bill
Financial technology (fintech) users need to step up their game in ensuring they own safety to protect their data while the government has yet to finalize the much-awaited personal data protection bill.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Human Development Improves, But Inequality Persists
Indonesia’s human development index has moved up to high category for the first time ever after being stuck on the medium category for the last twenty years.
— Jakarta Globe

High taxes hamper Indonesian exports to Africa
High import tax in destination countries in Africa has hampered Indonesian exports to the continent, a researcher of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Malaysia, Indonesia agree to use drones to patrol borders
Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed in principle to use drones and other technologies to monitor their borders, said Malaysia’s Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Tuesday (Dec 10).

Police investigate discovery of 870 live rounds buried in residential area in North Sumatra
The Langkat Police in North Sumatra have launched an investigation following the discovery of hundreds of 7.62 millimeter caliber bullets buried beside Jl. Lingkungan III in Langkat regency on Tuesday.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Outstanding’ civil servants to enjoy four-day work week under new plan
Lily Fajriah, a 28-year-old civil servant, rarely sees her 2-year-old son during work days.
— The Jakarta Post

Population census instrumental in Indonesia 2045 vision: BPS
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) is buoyant of the 2020 population census paving the way to fulfilling President Joko Widodo’s vision of Indonesia Onward in 2045.
— Antara News

Indonesia targets starting up EV battery plants in 2023
Indonesia is aiming to start making lithium batteries for use in electric vehicles in 2023, alongside plants that are already slated to produce chemicals used in the batteries, according to the minister who oversees the energy and mining ministry.
— Reuters

VP receives two concepts of sharia-compliant economy
Vice President Ma’ruf Amin received two concepts of developing a sharia-compliant economy through rural areas and Islamic boarding schools (pesantren) from Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University (UIN) in Malang, East Java, Tuesday.
— Antara News

IFC estimates green investment potential to reach $200 billion by 2030
Investment in green development is expected to see a significant increase in the next 10 years, thanks to regulatory support from the government and financial authorities.
— The Jakarta Post

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Harness APEC’s strength to overcome challenges: PM Mahathir
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has urged APEC member economies “to be united and harness collective strength to overcome issues and challenges, realign faith and charge forward.”
— Antara News

Jokowi highlights economy-boosting pointers for agriculture-fisheries
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) drew attention to three areas to enable the agriculture and fisheries sectors to drive Indonesia’s economic growth.
— Antara News

Fisherman’s body found cut in half in possible crocodile attack
Residents of Sungsang village in Banyuasin regency, South Sumatra, were shocked by the discovery of a mutilated body of a local fisherman in a river on Sunday, with many suspecting he was attacked by a crocodile.
— The Jakarta Post

Online shopping fair promotes local food producers, eyes Rp 8t in transactions
Indonesia’s biggest annual online shopping fair, held from Dec. 11 to 12, will promote marketplaces that offer customers direct access to local farmers and fishermen for groceries shopping.
— The Jakarta Post

$137b worth of investments in pipeline for infrastructure projects: Luhut
The Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister estimates that US$137 billion worth of investment are in the pipeline for infrastructure projects across Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi, Supreme Court slammed for showing leniency to corruption convicts
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s stance on corruption eradication has been called into question, particularly after a string of sentence remissions and clemency granted to corruption convicts, while the judicial system has also caused concern.
— The Jakarta Post

Industrial zones to function as economic growth drivers
Industrial zones are projected to act as the driving force for economic growth and serve as economic centers to propel equitable development in the country, an official of the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs stated.
— Antara News

Jokowi stresses on raising financial literacy to boost micro economy
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has put his weight behind improving financial literacy and inclusion among Indonesians to access banking services to drive micro economic growth.
— Antara News

Indonesia, Taiwan accord to boosting economic cooperation
The Taiwanese government reiterated its commitment to boosting investment and trade cooperation with Indonesia on account of the myriad new-fangled opportunities sprouting up in various Indonesian provinces.
— Antara News

Paramadina, Taiwan’s ITRI agree on technology development cooperation
The Paramadina Public Policy Institute (PPPI) of Paramadina University, Jakarta, entered a cooperation agreement with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a Taiwanese research institute, to develop technological innovations, particularly the development of start-up companies.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s New Information Czar Names His Priorities
Johnny G. Plate, the new communication and information technology minister, says data privacy, talent and infrastructure development, and reviving his ministry’s old role as the government’s main spokesperson, would be his main priorities in the next five years.
— Jakarta Globe

Bappenas composes policy centering on swifter development in Papua
The National Development Planning Ministry/the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) has drafted a seven-point strategic policy, with focus on boosting development in the provinces of Papua and West Papua.
— Antara News

ICT sector gains strength as Indonesia prioritizes digital economy
A series of new digital infrastructure projects are strengthening Indonesia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector as the country prioritizes the digital economy as an area of growth.
— The Jakarta Post

Start-ups struggle to aim for profit as visibility, scale come first
As investors start to demand profitability for start-ups, some are struggling to achieve their profit targets as they focus on making sure consumers and investors are aware of their presence and value then, afterward, scale up.
— The Jakarta Post

Malnourished, injured Tapanuli orangutan rehabilitated and released
A Tapanuli orangutan has been released to its natural habitat in Dolok Sibual-buali Wildlife Reserve in South Tapanuli, South Sumatra, after undergoing nearly three months of treatment for malnutrition and injuries.
— The Jakarta Post

Batam’s landslide damages at least 10 houses
More than 10 ten houses were damaged in a landslide because of heavy rain since Monday morning in Belimbing Village of Batam city in Riau Islands Province, but there were no casualties.
— Antara News

Commuter line reports fewer delays in second week of new schedule
When the commuter line operator introduced a new schedule for trains serving Greater Jakarta at the start of December, glitches resulted in many delays, causing confusion and frustration among stranded passengers.
— The Jakarta Post

Free food for all provided in two Jakarta hospitals
Patients and their family members often skip meals when they attend to sick relatives at a hospital, while those who do checkups opt to sacrifice a meal over fears that they would risk losing their turn to consult with doctors.
— The Jakarta Post

Data-driven strategy is future of marketing: Agency
Sluggish economic conditions and digital transformation have provided a challenging backdrop for marketers, hence the need to focus on data-driven solutions to maximize outcome, a digital marketing agency has said.
— The Jakarta Post

PT KAI plans new Bandung track to support high-speed railway
State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has completed a plan for a new 16.2-kilometer railway that will connect Tegalluar Station in Bandung regency, West Java, to the Kebon Kawung station in Bandung municipality to support the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway currently under development.
— The Jakarta Post

Holiday season: Which transportation mode is most favored by travelers?
Air travel during the end-of-year holiday season is expected to decline as holidaymakers opt for land-based transportation as a result of new toll roads, more scheduled train services and higher airfares, according to the Transportation Ministry.
— The Jakarta Post

Wonder what ‘ambyar’ or ‘julid’ mean? Indonesian dictionary has defined them for you
Occasionally you may overhear people gossiping about someone else and they use the term julid, or you come across the word ambyar when you are scrolling through your Twitter timeline and you wonder what the slang terms mean.
— The Jakarta Post

More than 50 victims of sexual abuse in Indonesian Catholic churches: Report
Weekly magazine Warta Minggu published by the Tomang Roman Catholic parish in West Jakarta reported that at least 56 people were subjected to sexual abuse in Catholic churches across Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Message for change’: Thousands write about hopes on human rights to the state
Dozens of people wearing black clothes from rights group Amnesty International Indonesia marched to the State Secretary office in Central Jakarta on Tuesday to deliver thousands of letters and postcards from the public concerning their hopes on human rights.
— The Jakarta Post

Female ‘algojo’ used for the first time in Banda Aceh public caning: official
A public caning carried out today in Banda Aceh, the capital city of Aceh province, became the first in the city to feature a woman handling the cane.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Headless corpse of 4 y.o. child found 2 weeks after going missing from daycare
The body of a four-year-old child was found in the East Kalimantan capital of Samarinda on Sunday, two weeks after he was last seen at a daycare.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Who let the dogs out? Owner’s negligence, lack of understanding cause dog attacks
Following a series of dog attacks that have caused injuries and even deaths, dog owners have been told to take more responsibility for controlling their four-legged companions as neglect or simply a lack of understanding about a dog’s needs can lead to dog attacks.
— The Jakarta Post


Feature photo Benny Wenda

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


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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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