Indonesia morning news for July 2

Indonesia morning news for July 2
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Government will not rush to establish 5G network
The government will not rush to establish the fifth generation of internet network frequency (5G) in Indonesia, according to Communications and Information Ministry’s Postal and Information Technology Resources Director General Ismail.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s arrest of JI leader Para Wijayanto exposes militant group’s active recruitment in bid to establish caliphate
Indonesian police’s arrest of the leader of Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the Southeast Asian offshoot of the international terrorism network al-Qaeda, has exposed that JI is on the resurgence, actively recruiting members and cultivating palm oil plantations to fund its bid to establish a caliphate in the country.
— South China Morning Post

LinkAja to become Indonesia’s largest digital payment service
PT Fintek Karya Nusantara (Finarya), a company established by a number of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), launched on Sunday its LinkAja platform, aimed at becoming the largest digital payment service in the country
— The Jakarta Post

Satellite imagery shows six hotspots along MI 17 helicopter’s route
Commander of the Air Base (Danlanud) Silas Papare Jayapura First Marshal Tri Bowo Budi Santoso reported that based on satellite imagery, six hotspots were detected around the route covered by the MI 17 helicopter that had lost contact on Friday (June 28)
— Antara News

‘Let’s talk about sex’: Jakarta urges parents to introduce sex education at home
In the past, most parents have probably avoided talking about “the birds and the bees” with their children because of taboos or because of their own discomfort.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s private consumption rises to 5.3 percent: World Bank
Indonesia’s private consumption rose to 5.3 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 5.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the World Bank.
— Antara News

As emerging economy, ‘high time’ for Indonesia to improve worker protection
A senior government official is warning that the safety of Indonesian workers is poorly protected, underlining that companies have continued to neglect safety standards in their operations.
— The Jakarta Post

Ministry to establish children’s welfare centers in regencies
The Social Affairs Ministry plans to establish children’s welfare centers in 111 regencies in Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s foreign tourist arrivals increase in first 5 months
The number of foreign holiday-makers coming into Indonesia rose in the first five months as the government intensively carried out promotion and improvement in facilities.

Indonesia to block use of ‘illegal’ cell phones
The government plans to block the use of cell phones bought in the black market to curb the distribution of such phones.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to experience temperature increase from 2020 – 2030: BMKG
Most of the Indonesian land area will experience an air temperature increase of 0.2 to 0.3 degrees Celsius in the 2020 – 2030 period, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has estimated.
— Antara News

Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand committed to developing Rubber City
The world’s top producers of natural rubber – Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand – are committed to strengthening collaboration to develop Rubber City in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) region to boost rubber consumption and promote downstream industry development.
— EdgeProp

Brimob personnel to search for missing MI-17 chopper
The Papua Provincial Police has prepared two teams of 20 Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel to search for the Indonesian Army’s MI-17 helicopter that is missing since Friday, June 28, at Oksibil, Pegunungan Bintang District, Papua.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s foreign policy is projected as continuity
An observer for the International Relation of the University of Indonesia, Shofwan Al Banna Choirruzad, has projected President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) second-term Indonesian foreign policy as continuity from the previous period.
— Antara News

President to receive general chairman of Golkar Party DPD
President Joko Widodo will receive General Chairman of the Golkar Party Airlangga Hartarto along with several chairmen of the party’s regional executive boards (DPDs)
— Antara News

Pipe repair to disrupt water supply in 45 spots in capital
The water supply in parts of Jakarta will be disrupted on Monday and Tuesday as PT Aetra Air Jakarta will fix its pipe at the Cilincing Distribution Center (CDC) on Jl. Raya Cakung Pal 2, North Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

French government bestows awards on six Indonesian figures
Six Indonesian figures, who studied in France and had career achievements, received the Alumni Trophy from the French government.
— Antara News

Go Online to partner with 8 million MSMEs
The Communications and Information Ministry is targeting eight million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to be partners of the Go Online program.
— Antara News

Papua pins high hopes on Jokowi continuing infrastructure development
The Papua provincial government is upbeat about President-elect Joko Widodo (Jokowi) continuing infrastructure development, so far, conducted in the province, during the second term of his administration.
— Antara News

Densus 88 arrest terror suspect in East Java
The National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad arrested on Sunday a terror suspect from Klaten regency identified only as BTK, 42, while he was on his way to Ponorogo, East Java.
— The Jakarta Post

Gerindra Party to stay in opposition in government, parliament
Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) will stay in opposition in the government and parliament, as it seeks to apply the checks and balances principle for a proper democratic system, Gerindra’s Advisory Board member Muhammad Syafi’i remarked.
— Antara News

Terns Pharmaceuticals appoints Ankang Li, Ph.D., J.D., CFA as Chief Financial Officer
Terns Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative therapies to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cancer, announced today the appointment of Ankang Li, Ph.D., J.D., CFA as Chief Financial Officer.
— Antara News

KPK arrests former Papua Highways Public Works head
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Monday detained former Papua Province Highways Public Works Head Mikael Kambuaya (MK), in a corruption case involving a road project of Jayapura District in Papua.
— Antara News

Residents around Soekarno-Hatta airport renew protests over land compensation
Local residents of Rawa Rengas village in Tangerang have returned to the streets to demand compensation from airport authorities for their land, which will be replaced by Soekarno-Hatta International Airport’s third runway.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta’s traffic cameras get new update, can now catch drivers who don’t wear seatbelt or use phone while driving
Jakarta’s ETLE (Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement) traffic cameras are now equipped to catch more road violations with a new software update taking effect today.
— Coconuts

Garuda Indonesia Remains Unaffected by Friday’s Stock Slide
President Director of Garuda Indonesia, I Gusti Ngurah Askhara admitted that the state-owned air carrier’s stock had decreased in value after the Financial Services Authority (OJK) deemed Garuda had falsely announced its financial statement.

Drought paralyses 17 villages in Cilacap, Central Java
As of June 30, a total of 17 villages in seven sub-districts in Cilacap, Central Java, were reeling under the impact of drought during this year ‘s dry season.
— Antara News

Indonesia arrests Jemaah Islamiah leader: Report
A man believed to be the emir, or top leader, of the South-east Asia terror group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) has been arrested after a 16-year-long hunt.
— The Straits Times

KPPU Summons Garuda CEO to Talk Cartel Allegations
The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) have been investigating allegations of price-fixing by Garuda Indonesia Group and Lion Air Group.

Indonesian women’s activists to meet in Kendari
Female activists representing various women’s solidarity groups and non-governmental organizations in Indonesia will join a national conference, due to be held in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi Province, on July 21-27 to enhance the spirit of women’s solidarity.
— Antara News

Minister lauds stakeholders for smooth flight movement to Kertajati
Until (June 30) night, flight activities from West Java’s Husein Sastranegara Airport to Kertajati International Airport, Majalengka, West Java, went smoothly, and Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, monitoring the flight transfer process, lauded all stakeholders.
— Antara News

Police nab ride-hailing driver for alleged abduction and extortion of female passenger
The Jakarta Police have arrested a ride-hailing driver identified as AS, 31, for allegedly abducting, false imprisonment, attacking and extorting a female passenger.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi says he is ready to continue his work
Incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said he was ready to continue his work after being declared as Indonesia’s president-elect for 2019-2024 period by the General Elections Commission (KPU).
— Antara News

Police encouraged to probe into crimes in sea: Susi
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti encourages the National Police (Polri) officers to conduct a comprehensive investigation against the perpetrators of various illegal activities in Indonesia’s seas to support national sovereignty.
— Antara News

Sandiaga Uno refuses to congratulate Jokowi on election win, calls that ‘western culture’, then congratulates him anyways
Sandiaga Uno, running mate to defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, has seemingly been forced to shift his views several times following the April 17 election.
— Coconuts

Government committed to providing cheap flights
The government and airline companies are committed to providing cheap flights by slashing flight tickets to up to 50 percent of the upper tariff for domestic low cost carriers (LCC).
— Antara News

Harry’s endless hope for a better Indonesia
It is a bromide among politicians urging exporters: Australians must study Indonesian to sell more to the hungry customers next door.
— The Jakarta Post

Perum Jamkrindo continues to increase guarantee volume
President director of state-owned insurance company Perum Jamkrindo, Randi Anto, said. that the company continues to increase the volume of program and non-program guarantees to boost the economy in the community,
— Antara News

DPR asks government to be cautious while implementing zoning system
Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission X, Hetifah Sjaifudian, asked the government to be more careful while implementing the zoning system in New Student Admissions (PPDB).
— Antara News

Citilink Indonesia to Introduce Flights to Frankfurt and Jeddah
Low-cost carrier Citilink is reportedly preparing to expand its business by introducing two long-haul international flights in 2019’s final quarter.

Tempers flare as woman brings dog into Indonesia mosque, police say she may face criminal charges (Video)
An Indonesian woman may face criminal sanctions pending a mental health assessment after she caused chaos at a mosque by bringing her dog into the Islamic house of worship.
— Coconuts

Cigarette industry eyes universities to promote its products
The Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) drew attention to the worrisome trend of the cigarette industry targeting universities for promotional and sponsor activities of its products.
— Antara News

Red chilies, fish price hikes push June inflation
The Inflation rate in Indonesia rose 0.55 percent in June 2019, fueled by a rise in the prices of red chilies and fresh fish, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said.
— Antara News

Investigation Ensues on the Recent Death of Sumatran Elephant
A Sumatran elephant was discovered lifeless last week within the area of a plantation in Semambu Village, Jambi, owned by PT Lestari Asri Jaya (LAJ). The dead female elephant was first found by plantation employees.


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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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