Indonesia morning news for July 9

Indonesia morning news for July 9
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Dry spell leaves Indonesia’s 100 districts, cities parched: ministry
A dry spell has cast a pall over 100 districts and cities in the Aceh, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provinces, Indonesian Agriculture Ministry’s data stated.
— Antara News

Glitches cause Unpad to postpone entrance tests
Padjadjaran University’s (Unpad) independently administered entrance test committee (SMUP) in Bandung, West Java, postponed the mobile assisted test (MAT), the university’s entrance test, on Saturday because of technical glitches.
— The Jakarta Post

Sutopo: Farewell to a ‘hero of humanity’
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, known to many as Pak Topo, the spokesman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), passed away on Sunday in Guangzhou, China, at 2:20 a.m. local time after more than a year of battling lung cancer. He was 49.
— The Jakarta Post

Opportunity opens for Indonesia to export avocados to Japan
Indonesia has an opportunity to export avocados to Japan after Japanese importer Great Giant Foods (GGF) met with the agriculture attaché of the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo for the import of the Indonesian fresh fruit.
–Antara News

Minister emphasizes close cooperation to defeat common enemy terrorism
Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu called for close cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region to counter terrorism, the common enemy of countries in Southeast Asia and some parts of Asia.
— Antara News

Newly installed ETLE system swiftly identifies top 3 violations on Jakarta’s streets
The Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) e-ticketing system that the Jakarta Police have installed has identified the most common traffic violations that occur on major thoroughfares in the capital.
— The Jakarta Post

Farmer arrested for alleged plan to sell Sumatran tiger pelts
Mount Leuser National Park rangers have arrested a farmer, identified only as P, from Langkat regency, North Sumatra, for his alleged role in the trade of Sumatran tiger parts.
— The Jakarta Post

Terror victims await compensation as regulation stalls
Wartini, 50, was six months pregnant with her third child when her husband, Syahromi, a survivor of the 2004 Australian embassy bombing in Jakarta, passed away two years after the blast permanently damaged his cochlea.
— The Jakarta Post

Woman’s throat slashed, allegedly for refusing sex
Police report that a woman in North Jakarta was assaulted with a machete in front of her two children, allegedly for refusing to have sexual intercourse.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian regulator exhorts migrant workers to save
An official from the Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK), which regulates and supervises the country’s banking, capital markets and other finance sectors, encouraged Indonesian migrant workers to save for their future.
— Taipei Times

‘If we ratified the convention, Nuril would be considered a victim’
Activists have renewed calls on the government to ratify an International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the workplace, after the Supreme Court rejected a case review petition filed by Baiq Nuril Makmun, who was punished for defaming her alleged abuser.
— The Jakarta Post

Criteo deepens focus to serve Indonesia’s robust digital market
The potential of Indonesia’s digital market and its overall economic growth are driving Criteo toward having a bigger presence in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.
— The Jakarta Post

Amnesty International meets police investigators of May riot
Usman Hamid, Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia reached the office of the Police’s Crime Investigation Department (Bareskrim) Monday to ask about the progress of investigations into the riots that occurred May 21 and 22.
— Antara News

The majority of pirate attacks happen in Nigeria and Indonesia
The first half of 2019 brought 78 pirate attacks on vessels. 32 of these happened in the waters off the coasts of Nigeria and Indonesia, shows the latest IMB report.
— Shipping Watch

Advertisement tax reaches Rp21.3 billion in first semester
The Regional Original Income (PAD) from the advertisement tax sector in the first semester of 2019 totaled Rp21.3 billion, the Makassar’s Regional Revenue Agency has said.
— Antara News

ICI closes lower as Asian stock markets corrected
The Indonesian Composite Index (ICI) of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) closed lower on Monday afternoon, as the Asian stock markets corrected.
— Antara News

Can Indonesia’s Chinese-language media be revived?
When Chinese Indonesian Irene Santoso was a child, her parents had to force her to take Mandarin lessons in secret, as under the New Order government of the late dictator Suharto, all Chinese-language education and private media were banned.
— South China Morning Post

Indonesian universities can cooperate with India, Germany
The Higher Education Service Institution (LLDIKTI) for Jakarta is initiating international cooperation with several universities abroad including those in India, Japan and Germany.
— Antara News

Pertamina pushes exports of petrochemical products
Indonesian state energy holding company Pertamina aims to further boost its exports of petrochemical products by tapping into the drilling mud business, the global market of which is projected to become worth more than $10 billion within the next six years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government broadens regulation on ride-hailing services
After a two-month trial in five cities, since July 1 the government has expanded the implementation of the ride-hailing service regulations to 41 cities across the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi hints at immediate leadership succession: Golkar
President Joko Widodo is probably looking for a succession of leadership in coalition parties including Golkar, before the inauguration of the president and vice president in October 2019, chairman of Golkar Party’s Central Executive Board, Andi Sinulingga said.
— Antara News

Consumers less upbeat about the economy in next six months
Bank Indonesia’s (BI) latest assessment on the country’s consumer confidence revealed that domestic consumers have a largely optimistic outlook on the present economic situation, although they are less upbeat in their expectations for the next six months.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta turns to legal professional to help with BMW land dispute
The Jakarta administration has hired a legal professional, former deputy minister Denny Indrayana, in a bid to raise its chances for victory in an appeal of a land dispute it lost over the BMW Stadium in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, with a private company that claims ownership of the land.
— The Jakarta Post

IIDSS seen important for intensifying communication : minister
The Indonesia International Defense Science Seminar (IIDSS) is an important forum to intensify communication among countries in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly on defense issues, Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said.
— Antara News

Five MoUs signed at PHL-Indonesia investment summit
Indonesia Economic and Investment Summit saw the signing of five agreements in the tourism, agriculture and e-commerce industries, Philippine officials at the Jakarta embassy said.
— Business World

BI to optimize electronic transactions in transportation
Bank Indonesia (BI) along with related agencies decided to optimize the use of electronic transactions in the two sectors of transportation and social assistance.
— Antara News

Philippines, Indonesia Unite To Improve Business Cooperation
The give memoranda of understanding (MoUs) signed between the Philippines and Indonesia was accomplished as part of the goal to enhance business cooperation and exchange between the two countries.
— Business Times

Indonesian expo aims to boost Davao-Bitung shipping service
The Indonesian Consulate General in Davao City is staging another trade expo on July 12 to 14 as part of continuing efforts to support the Davao-Bitung shipping service as well as boost economic ties within the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia- Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area.
— Business World

Maritime expedition captures beauty, plight in eastern Indonesia
In 2015, a team of photographers, videographers and researchers took part in Maritime Expedition to the East of the Archipelago, a month-long sailing journey that led them to discover not only the natural charm of eastern Indonesia, but also the struggles of its people.
— The Jakarta Post

Bogor Regent to Anticipate Crop Failure due to Drought
Bogor administration prepared several strategies to anticipate potential crop failure of hundreds of hectares of rice fields following water crisis during this year’s dry season.

Jokowi signs Government Regulation on National Export Financing
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) signed a Government Regulation (PP) on the National Export Financing (PEN) Basic Policy, effective June 25, 2019.
— Antara News

Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to Indonesia Yasoja Gunasekera assumes duties
Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Indonesia Yasoja Gunasekara assumed duties on 1 July.
— Daily FT

Jambi rape victim accused of abortion walks free
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a teenage rape victim in Jambi, who had been accused of an illegal abortion, rejecting the cassation filed by the Muarabulian Prosecutor’s Office. Damar Idiyanto, the lawyer representing the girl, said he had heard of “the good news” but had not received any copy of the court’s decision yet.
— The Jakarta Post

Palembang’s LRT electricity bill in arrears for six months, leading to blackouts
The ombudsman’s South Sumatra office has expressed regret about the blackouts on the streets along the LRT route for several nights in Palembang because the LRT’s electricity bill was in arrears, highlighting it had caused public disruption.
— The Jakarta Post

Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Corporation Invest in GOJEK, Indonesia’s Leading Mobility Service Company
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that it is investing in GOJEK, a leading on-demand multi-service platform in Southeast Asia, together with Mitsubishi Corporation.
— Antara News/ JCN Newswire

Palembang City becomes MXGP, sports tourism destinations
In August 2018, the city of Palembang, South Sumatra drew the world’s attention to itself when it hosted the XVIII Asian Games along with the capital city of Jakarta.
— Antara News

Chain reaction crash on Jagorawi claims boy’s life
A 6-year-old boy was killed during a chain reaction vehicle crash on the Jagorawi toll road near the Sentul toll gate in Bogor regency, West Java on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Fire victims in East Jakarta wish to rebuild their houses
A fire that razed 30 houses in Cipinang, East Jakarta, on Saturday has displaced 147 people and forced them to find shelter in a disaster post in the yard of SD South Cipinang Besar 03/04 state elementary school.
— The Jakarta Post

Riau sees human-elephant conflicts double in 2019
The number of conflicts between residents and Sumatran elephants doubled in Riau during the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, data from the Riau Resource Conservation Center (BBKSDA) shows.
— The Jakarta Post

LAPAN holds Aerofest to introduce aviation to public
The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) is hosting educational aviation festival Aerofest on Monday and Tuesday at the Aviation Technology Center (Pustekbang) in Rumpin subdistrict, Bogor, West Java.
— The Jakarta Post

Rapper Rich Brian, Jokowi Talk about Indonesian Music at Palace
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Indonesian rapper Brian Imanuel Soewarno, also known as Rich Brian, discussed music in Bogor Presidential Palace, on Sunday, July 8.


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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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