Indonesia morning news for July 11

Indonesia morning news for July 11
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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia to assess whether ISIS fighters’ kin can return
Indonesia may be made to choose between being humane and protecting its security as it considers whether to take back more than 100 of its citizens believed to be family members of Indonesians who joined the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
— Straits Times

Weather modification likely to prevent Rp3 trillion loss
The Agency for Technology Assessment and Application (BPPT) will propose the use of weather modification technology to deal with the severe dry season that could inflict a loss worth Rp3 trillion in the agricultural field.
— Antara News

Indonesia takes firm stand on saying no to foreign rubbish
Over the past few months, Indonesia has repeatedly shown its objection toward becoming a dumping ground for foreign trash containing hazardous and toxic waste (B3 waste).
— Antara News

Gov’t launches program to inculcate values of Pancasila
Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture launched a program in Jakarta on Wednesday to inculcate values of Pancasila, the five fundamental principles of Indonesia, to serve as a vehicle for character development in the nation.
— Antara News

Low-skilled workers hope for better future through affordable colleges
Low-skilled workers in Jakarta, mostly high school graduates, see an opportunity to improve their career paths through affordable colleges, although they have to juggle between work and school.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Export Dilemma among OIC Countries
Indonesia managed to become the nation with the largest export among the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries after the country’s export in 2018 reached US$762 billion, according to Halal Lifestyle Center Chairman Sapta Nirwandar.

Indonesia, China discuss transfer of energy technology at 6th ICEF
The governments of Indonesia and China held discussions on matters ranging from the transfer of technology to energy development at the 6th Indonesia-China Energy (ICEF) Forum in Beijing on July 8-10, 2019.
— Antara News

Child Protection Ministry Responds to Plan of Ex ISIS Return
Deputy of Child Protection of the Women Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA) Ministry, Nahar, said that his side will coordinate with related parties that examine former Indonesian supporters of Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

Ride bus or train, capture and post: City challenges civil servants
The Jakarta administration recently launched the ‘#7dayschallenge’, which aims to urge civil servants to switch from private vehicles to public transportation for their daily commute.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi Orders Police to Enhance Human Resources Quality
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo conveyed several instructions to the National Police during his speech in the Police 73rd anniversary ceremony at Monas, Wednesday, July 10.

Boeing Deliveries Down 73% in 737-Max Crashes Aftermath
US jet producer Boeing Co reported they have delivered 24,737 commercial aircraft in Q2/2019.

Private university graduates start to gain ground in employment hunt
While alumni of state-run universities remain preferred by employers in general, the fact that startups prefer to hire graduates from private universities is a testimony to the latter’s capability to respond to new demand in the job market.
— The Jakarta Post

Jonan encourages PLN to study China’s electricity network system
Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Ignasius Jonan encouraged the management of PT PLN to study China’s electricity network system that is more effective and efficient, so it is available to people at affordable prices.
— Antara News

Ministry supports improvement of environmentally friendly products
The Trade Ministry is committed to empowering small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve the quality of environmentally friendly products through technical guidance activities.
— Antara News

Juul Labs Forays Into Indonesia, the World’s Second-Largest Market for Smokers
Juul Labs Inc. began selling its electronic cigarette products in Indonesia in partnership with a distributor known for selling Apple Inc.’s iPhones as it widens its presence in Asia.
— Bloomberg

Bappenas Head suggests emulating Brazil for transfer of capital city
National Development Planning Minister and Head of the National Development Planning Agency Bambang Brodjonegoro suggested that Indonesia should take a cue from Brazil, one of the nations to have successfully moved the country’s capital city.
— Antara News

BPPT launches seaweed capsule shells, reduce gelatin imports
The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) along with its partner, PT Kapsulindo Nusantara launched the Rulindo Caps seaweed capsule shell, which could replace the gelatin shell and reduce import of gelatin.
— Antara News

Police, BNN foil attempts to smuggle drugs from Malaysia
Two suspected drug dealers, identified as Aziz, 41, and Jamaluddin, 46, were shot while reportedly trying to resist arrest in Samarinda Seberang, East Kalimantan, on Monday night.
— The Jakarta Post

GGPR study assists Indonesia’s green growth: Environment Minister
The study and recommendations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) through its Green Growth Policy Review (GGPR) should help Indonesia to grow green, Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar said.
— Antara News

Observer suggests streamlining cosmetics raw material industry
Industry observer from the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) Ahmad Heri Firdaus called to bring about improvements in the structure of the national cosmetics raw material industry to reduce the imports of foreign beauty products.
— Antara News

BNPB spokesman’s death puts spotlight on non-smokers’ vulnerability
National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, 49, popularly called “Pak Topo,” breathed his last in Guangzhou, China, on July 7, after battling stage IVB lung cancer for the past two years.
— Antara News

Indonesia, Singapore plan to hold joint SAR exercise in September
Indonesia and Singapore plan to conduct a joint search and rescue (SAR) exercise in handling aviation accidents in September 2019, Director for Preparedness of Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Didi Hamzar stated here, Wednesday.
— Antara News

Enough of the ‘begpacker’: Jail time, fines await violators in Bali
A form of international backpacking called begpacking has become a rising trend among certain travelers, many of whom frequent popular tourist destinations in Asia, including Bali.
— The Jakarta Post

Transjakarta to add routes to, within University of Indonesia campus
Transjakarta buses will start operating inside the University of Indonesia (UI) campus in Depok, West Java, in August.
— The Jakarta Post

Water volume at Katulampa sluice gate decreases drastically
As Java enters the dry season, the volume of water at the Katulampa sluice gate, which is mostly used for irrigation, has decreased significantly since the middle of June.
— The Jakarta Post

PA 212 Talks about Rizieq Shihab’s Prolonged Stay in Saudi Arabia
The 212 Alumni Group (PA 212) Secretary Bernard Abdul Jabar claims the Saudi Arabia government has prevented Rizieq Shihab from returning to Indonesia.

KPK summons ex-president director of Garuda Indonesia Emirsyah Satar
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summoned PT Garuda Indonesia’s former president director for 2005-2014 Emirsyah Satar (ESA) as suspect in bribery cases concerning procurement of planes and aircraft engines from Airbus SAS and Rolls-Royce P.L.C.
— Antara News

FPI yet to meet all requirements for permit extension: Minister
Although its mass organization permit expired on June 20, the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) has still not fulfilled the administrative requirements for an extension, the Home Minister has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Pluit residents reject plan to build school on their park
A plot of land in Pluit Putri housing complex in Pluit, North Jakarta, is currently the object of a dispute between residents and city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro).
— The Jakarta Post

Anies appoints new officials to posts left vacant for months
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had long been under the spotlight for holding off on appointing permanent members to his working team, opting instead to allow acting heads to take on various responsibilities at strategic agencies for months.
— The Jakarta Post

Supreme Court Frees Former Bank Restructuring Agency Chief in Long-Running Bailout Graft Case
The Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted an appeal from Syafruddin Arsyad Temenggung, the former chairman of Indonesia’s Bank Restructuring Agency, or BPPN, against a verdict from the anti-graft court and the Jakarta High court to jail him for his involvement in the long-running BLBI bailout fund graft case.
— Jakarta Globe

Islamic State-linked group behind murder of father, son: Sulawesi police
Central Sulawesi Police said that the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT), a terrorist group that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) movement, was allegedly behind the murder of a father and his son in Batu Tiga, Parigi Moutong regency, Central Sulawesi.
— The Jakarta Post

Sphere partners LED China to light up Indonesia shows
Sphere Exhibits, a wholly owned unit of Singapore Press Holdings, has signed a memorandum of understanding with LED China related to two upcoming building and technology exhibitions in Indonesia.
— Straits Times

PKB leader expresses keenness to be MPR speaker
National Awakening Party (PKB) leader Muhaimin Iskandar was unequivocal in expressing keenness to be selected as the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) speaker rather than being appointed as cabinet member in the Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin administration.
— Antara News

KPK summons former BUMN minister Laksamana Sukardi
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), on Wednesday, summoned former state-owned enterprises (BUMN) minister Laksamana Sukardi as witness in a corruption case concerning irregularities surrounding disbursement of Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI).
— Antara News

JIC North Jakarta readies rooms to accommodate asylum seekers
The Jakarta Islamic Center (JIC) Grand Mosque in North Jakarta has readied two rooms to accommodate hundreds of asylum seekers from various countries currently camping along Jalan Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta.
— Antara News

Nearly 13,000 police personnel deployed for Persija v Persib soccer match in GBK stadium
Soccer is undoubtedly the most popular sport in Indonesia, but the beautiful game can get extremely ugly when it comes to local rivalries, particularly that of Jakarta’s Persija and Bandung’s Persib.
— Coconuts

Activists demand equal opportunity for KPK leader candidates
The selection team of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) should provide equal opportunities for KPK leadership candidates to ensure the commitment to anticorruption, activists have said.
— The Jakarta Post

Depok city administration segregates parking spaces by gender to ‘empower women’
Many public spaces in Indonesia, particularly malls, already provide special parking spaces for women, often connoted with pink “ladies parking” signs and situated closest to the building’s entrance.
— Coconuts

Pertamina ensures more reliable supply of avtur during Hajj season
PT Pertamina has ensured more reliable supply of avtur during the departure of pilgrims for the 2019 Hajj season.
— Antara News

New Garuda Indonesia Uniform Inspired by the Kartini Kebaya
Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia organized a special flight to promote the kebaya, a traditional Indonesian blouse, on its Jakarta-Semarang route on Wednesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Construction accident at Bogor highway project causes traffic congestion
Liquid concrete was leaked from a pillar cast at the construction site of the Bogor Ring Road (BORR) highway project on Jl. Sholeh Iskandar in Bogor, West Java, and spilled over onto the road, causing traffic congestion in the area and injuring two workers.
— The Jakarta Post

Firebrand cleric Habib Bahar bin Smith sentenced to 3 years in prison for assaulting minors
The Bandung District Court today sentenced highly controversial cleric Habib Bahar bin Smith to three years in prison for assaulting two minors last year, footage of which went viral online.
— Coconuts

Dentist in Sumatra finds dream crushed because of disability
A number of activists in Padang, West Sumatra, protested on Tuesday the removal of a dentist from the civil servant candidate list because she has a disability.
— The Jakarta Post

Rudiantara to share Indonesia’s press freedom in conference
Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara will be sharing Indonesia’s experience on press freedom at the Global Conference for Press Freedom Conference held in The Printworks, London on July 10 to 11.
— Antara News

Indonesia to participate in 2019 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup
The Indonesian women’s basketball squad is prepared for the 2019 SEA Games and will compete in the 2019 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in India later this year, the team manager said on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Indonesia’s Nugroho representing WTA Future Stars at Wimbledon
Indonesia’s Priska Nugroho, part of the WTA Future Stars program, reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with another comeback from a set down.

Man held captive for failing to show up for job
A man named Faridi, 56, was held captive with his feet and arms tied inside a mie ayam (chicken noodle) stall at the Muara Angke Fish Wholesale Market in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, last week from Thursday to Friday.
— The Jakarta Post

Orangutan regains health despite presence of 64 pellets in body
A 30-year-old female orangutan that was shot multiple times by a group of hunters during land clearing in Aceh has begun to regain her health.
— 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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