Indonesia morning news for July 1

Indonesia morning news for July 1

Indonesia morning news

President Widodo officially declared winner of Indonesia’s poll
Indonesia’s general election commission or KPU on Sunday officially declared the pair of incumbent President Joko Widodo and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin as the winner of the April 17 presidential poll.
— Xinhua

Search for missing MI 17 helicopter continues
The search for the MI 17 helicopter, which disappeared on Friday, continues around the Mol and Aprok mountains near Jayapura, Papua.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian students strike gold at international Olympiad
Indonesian senior high school students took home two golds, two silvers and one bronze medal from the Genius Olympiad held in Oswego, the United States, from June 17 to 22, 2019.
— Antara News

SAR finds one victim of burned ship in Taliabu Island
The Search and Rescue (SAR) team found one dead victim of a burned ship that carried fuel in Taliabu Island, North Maluku Province, on Sunday at about 9:00 local time. The victim was identified as Tri Loka Bagaskara (25 years old).
— Antara News

Jakarta’s air pollution in new spotlight despite being present for decades
Netizens in Greater Jakarta finally woke up and smelled the air pollution after social media influencers made noise about the problem this week, but some concerned people want the issue to go beyond just a trending topic.
— The Jakarta Post

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School zoning flip-flop may worsen inequality in Indonesia: Ombudsman
The Indonesian Ombudsman has criticized the Education and Culture Ministry for making a hasty decision to decrease the allocation of seats for nearby students in the zoning system to 80 percent while increasing those for students with high academic achievement to 15 percent.
— The Jakarta Post

RI schools to be better managed through WB’s US$250-million loan
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors gave its approval to a loan of US$250 million to enhance the quality of elementary and secondary schools in Indonesia under the aegis of the Religious Affairs Ministry.
— Antara News

Foreign Islamic groups ‘influence’ Indonesian campuses
A recent study by the Nahdlatul Ulama University’s research center (LPPM UNUSIA) has found that transnational Islamic movements have long had influence in state universities, blocking access for non-Muslims or other minority groups to important positions and influencing decision-making.
— The Jakarta Post

President Jokowi highlights women’s empowerment at G20 Summit
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) highlighted the issue of educational access and women’s empowerment during the second session of the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit held in Osaka, Japan, Saturday.
— Antara News

Govt targets GDP growth rate of 5.4-6pct in next five years
The government has set itself a conservative gross domestic product (GDP) growth target of 5.4-6 percent in its 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN), which compares to the ambitious 8 percent target stipulated in the 2015-2019 plan.
— Intellasia

Indonesia-Turkey meeting discusses plans for Erdogan’s Indonesia visit
The Indonesian and Turkish governments held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday, to discuss President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned visit to Indonesia in early 2020.
— Antara News

Land fires hit East Kotawaringin
Land fires began in East Kotawaringin District, Central Kalimantan, as less rain fell in the past week to make the dry land flammable.
— Antara News

Train rams car, killing seven in West Java
Seven people were killed after the car in which they were travelling was rammed by train at a level crossing in Jaya Mulya village, Indramayu district, West Java province. Chief of the Indramayu Police Resort Adjunct Senior Commissioner Yoris M.Y Marzuki confirmed the accident which claimed the lives of seven people.
— Antara News

Prabowo won’t bring presidential election dispute to int’l court
The candidate pair for president and vice president number 02 in the 2019 presidential election, Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno will certainly not bring the issue of presidential election fraud to the International Court of Justice.
— Antara News

Leaving Jakarta: Indonesia accelerates plans for ‘green, smart’ capital in the middle of Borneo wilderness
In the late 1970s, it is told, Indonesian president Suharto embarked on a journey along the coast of East Kalimantan, a lush flank of land stretching up the island of Borneo.
— Channel News Asia

Mount Merapi spews lava avalanche as far as 850 meters in distance
Mount Merapi which located at the border area of Yogyakarta Special Region and Central Java spewed one lava avalanche on Sunday up to 850 meters in distance, according to the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG).
— Antara News

Jokowi-Amin should prioritize KIK members for cabinet posts: Observers
Political Researcher of the Indonesian Institute Arfianto Purbolaksono suggested that elected presidential and vice-presidential candidate pair Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin can prioritize members of the Indonesia Working Coalition (KIK) to fill ministerial posts in the cabinet.
— Antara News

Lampung to have bus station with airport-class services: Minister
The government has planned to renovate Rajabasa bus station in Indonesia’s Lampung province to improve its services, with additional facility of an integrated public service mall, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said.
— Antara News

AGO in hot water amid corruption allegations
Law enforcers have again come under the spotlight following fresh allegations of corruption within the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).
— The Jakarta Post

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Some regions harbor high aspirations of Jokowi on development program
After the Constitutional Court’s decision to reject all claims of presidential candidate pair Prabowo-Sandi, thereby strengthening Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma’aruf’s victory, several regions began voicing their aspirations of development being continued in their respective regions.
— Antara News

Digital flower board mini web app created to congratulate Jokowi-Amin
Congratulatory messages have flooded the internet after the Constitutional Court shut down the attempt of Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno’s team to overturn the April election result.
— The Jakarta Post

GFI: Indonesia lost $6.5 billion to Trade Misinvoicing in 2016; Revenue needed for Sustainable Development Goals
On June 23rd, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) published a comprehensive study estimating the amount of revenue losses Indonesia incurred as a result of trade misinvoicing in 2016.
— Intellasia

Jakarta-Cikampek Flyover Toll Road project is 86% complete
By the end of June 2019, 86 percent of the construction work of the Jakarta-Cikampek II Flyover Toll Road would be completed, PT Jasa Marga has stated.
— Antara News

OPIC to double investment in Indonesia over next five years
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is seeking to strengthen its presence in Indonesia by doubling its investment in Southeast Asia’s largest economy over the next five years.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to host second Asia International Water Week
Indonesia is scheduled to host the 2nd Asia International Water Week which will be held in Bali from November 3 to 7, 2020. Indonesia will also hold a Stakeholders Consultation Meeting in Jakarta on November 11 and 12, 2019 in an attempt to prepare the 2nd Asia International Water Week, the Public Works and Public Housing Minister, Basuki Hadimuljono, said in a statement in Jakarta, Friday.
— Antara News

Brawijaya University students invent device to locate earthquake victims
Three students of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Brawijaya University in Malang, East Java, have crafted a device to detect the location of earthquake victims who are buried under building debris.
— The Jakarta Post

KPK asked to supervise Masela development project
As a preventive measure, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has been asked to help supervise the development of Masela block in the Arafura Sea to ensure the multi billion gas project is free from irregularities.
— Intellasia

More roads closed as Jakarta anniversary celebration continues
The main road in front of Jakarta City Hall will be closed on Saturday and Sunday for Jakarnaval (Jakarta carnival), continuing the festivities for Jakarta’s anniversary.
— The Jakarta Post

PKS calls for opposition to be ‘constructive’ critics to Jokowi’s government
With the official end to the presidential election dispute, the opposition Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) called for the coalition supporting presidential election challenger Prabowo Subianto to play a role in providing “constructive criticism” to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration.
— Intellasia

Commuter train users can redeem e-money starting July 1
Having money sitting on a multitrip card (KMT) for the commuter line is a problem that commuters face. Unlike the single trip card (THB), the security deposit for the KMT cannot be reclaimed.
— The Jakarta Post

Luhut convinces Japanese investors to invest in value-added products
Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan convinced Japanese investors to invest in Indonesia’s sectors producing value-added products at a business meeting with CEOs and companies of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Osaka, (June 27).
— Antara News

One of Asia’s Most Aggressive Rate Hikers in 2018 Looks for the Right Time to Cut
Indonesia’s central bank, one of the most aggressive interest rate hikers in Asia last year, is taking its time to lower rates.
— Bloomberg

Indonesia to make major Pacific pitch at NZ expo
Indonesia will use a landmark business and trade exposition next week in New Zealand to launch a fresh diplomatic push in the Pacific, as the Southeast Asian nation continues to face regional scrutiny over alleged human rights abuses in West Papua.

Jakarta’s electric buses face regulation hurdles
A plan to operate electric buses in the capital, lauded by many as a means of reducing pollution, is facing legal hurdles.
— The Jakarta Post

Government promotes planting of more Macadamia trees
The government has encouraged the planting of more Macadamia trees based on their benefits of rehabilitating forest areas and becoming a new source of income for the community.
— Antara News

Singkawang Police bust suspected seller of brides to China
Singkawang Police busted up an alleged human trafficking operation in Singkawang, West Kalimantan on Friday.
— The Jakarta Post

Transjakarta opens new route in East Jakarta
Residents of the Pondok Kelapa low-cost apartments in East Jakarta now have a more convenient public transportation option as Transjakarta opened a new route on Friday.
— The Jakarta Post

Japanese Prime Minister extends warm welcome to Jokowi
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received a warm welcome from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe while welcoming guests at the Intex Osaka Building during the 2019 G20 Osaka Summit on Friday.
— Antara News

Traditional Betawi orchestra plays at Jakarta Art Theater for first time
A Betawi-style orchestral show entitled “The Harmony of Betawi” was held for the first time in a prominent city venue for art performances, the Jakarta Arts Building (GKJ), on Friday evening.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Get your project right, or else,’ city rebukes contractor for uneven road surface
The Jakarta Bina Marga road agency has rebuked a contractor for installing underground electrical cables that caused the surface of Jl. Casablanca in Tebet, South Jakarta, to be uneven.
— The Jakarta Post

Finance Ministry, OJK slap Garuda with fine following ‘incorrect’ financial statement
The government has decided that state-owned airline PT Garuda Indonesia must restate its 2018 financial statement and annual report.
— Intellasia

Depok youths to get creative center in 2020
The city of Depok in West Java is to build a “creative center” in 2020 which is aimed to help youths channel their creativity and talent.
— The Jakarta Post

Ciliwung River drownings claim 3 kids in one week
The lives of three children have been claimed in drownings in the Ciliwung River in Greater Jakarta over the past week.
— The Jakarta Post

31,000 newcomers recorded in Jakarta post Idul Fitri
More than 31,000 newcomers were recorded in Jakarta following the long Idul Fitri holiday.
— The Jakarta Post

Marriage promises trap women in trafficking
It had never crossed MN’s mind that she would be exploited by her own husband in a country far away from Indonesia, until the 23-year-old experienced it by herself.
— The Jakarta Post

Age-decayed structure blamed for partial collapse of bridge in Depok
Parts of the Kali Mampang bridge in Pancoran Mas, Depok, West Java collapsed on Thursday night. Age and decayed materials are getting the blame.
— The Jakarta Post

Fire ravages six houses in Aceh
A fire ravaged six houses in Mude Baru hamlet, Blangkejeren sub-district, Gayo Lues district, Aceh province, Friday night, June 28, 2019.
— Antara News

Indonesia to welcome back endemic snake-necked turtles
Indonesia is to receive a number of snake-necked turtles, which are endemic to Rote Island in East Nusa Tenggara, from Singapore.
— The Jakarta Post

This region of Indonesia was known for its religious harmony. Now, Catholics face growing intolerance.
The city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, was once the “poster child” of pluralism where Muslims and Catholics lived in religious harmony.
— Intellasia

‘It’s rare to find a Nyoman or Ketut’: Bali tells parents to have third, fourth child
In what seems to be a contrast to global concerns over overpopulation, Bali Governor Wayan Koster has encouraged residents to have four children, as suggested by local wisdom.
— The Jakarta Post


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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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