Indonesia morning news for June 10

Indonesia morning news for June 10
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Indonesia morning newsDemocracy shields Indonesia from Belt and Road fallout
Beware the debt trap. Chinese workers are invading us. We are losing our sovereignty.These are some of the warnings that have emerged in the past month after Indonesia announced that it would go after the billions of dollars offered under China’s Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) to finance the government’s ambitious massive infrastructure program.
— The Jakarta Post

Susi to sink 30 more ships after Idul Fitri
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti plans to sink 30 foreign ships intercepted for illegally fishing in Indonesian waters.
— Intellasia

MHPS delivers gas turbine for 500MW GTCC power plant in Indonesia
The turbine forms the core of the 500MW natural-gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation system in Indonesia.
— Utilities

Aviation turbine fuel consumption up 11.9 percent
Aviation turbine (avtur) fuel consumption in and around Jakarta rose 11.9 percent during the peak of Eid-al-Fttr return flow on Saturday (June 8).
— Antara News

More roads, more dams, more power plants for Indonesia
The Trans-Java and Trans-Sumatra highways are expected to be completed during the second term of President Joko Widodo, shortening travelling times and opening up new job opportunities on Indonesia’s two main islands.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

LRT Jakarta starts free public trial on Tuesday
City-owned transportation company PT LRT Jakarta is set to open a free public trial run for the LRT starting on Tuesday.
— The Jakarta Post

Codeveloped submarines, landmark in national defense industry
Republic of Indonesia Ship (KRI) Alugoro-405, a 209/1400-type electric diesel submarine, was officially launched in early April
— The Jakarta Post

Nearly half a million motorists return to Jakarta after Idul Fitri
The streets of Jakarta, empty during Idul Fitri, will soon return to normal, with all the honks and traffic jams, with almost half a million cars having returned to Jakarta since Friday, according to state-owned toll operator PT Jasa Marga.
— The Jakarta Post

Dozens of returning Eid travelers faint at Bakauheni ferry port
Dozens of returning Eid-al-Fitr travellers fainted due to exhaustion and dehydration while queuing for ferry serivce at Bakauheni port in South Lampung district for hours on Sunday.
— Antara News

Garuda Indonesia retains top ranking for “OTP” in 2019
The national airline Garuda Indonesia yet again notched top ranking for “On Time Performance” (OTP) among airlines globally.
— Antara News

Kadin calls for less reliance on imported raw materials
The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has called on the government to find a way to reduce the country’s dependency on imported raw materials for its manufacturing industry, which has become the main factor of the widening current account deficit.
— Intellasia

Indonesia’s Submarine Corps history and map of Asian conflict
SharesLine of defense: The KRI Ardadedali-404 arrives at the Indonesian Navy’s base in Surabaya, East Java, from South Korea in May 2018. The KRI Ardadedali-404 is the second submarine jointly produced by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering and Indonesia’s PT PAL Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Qatari Emir’s visit to Maumere may boost tourism
The East Nusa Tenggara provincial government expects Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Tsani’s visit to Maumere, Sikka District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), to have a catalytic effect in increasing tourist visits to …
— Antara News

Hitman in Assassination Plot on Indonesian Officials Confesses
Iwan Kurniawan, one of the suspects apprehended in the assassination plot on four Indonesian State Officials, confessed that he was surprised when he was initially informed of the target he had to assassinate.

Tourist deaths caused by lack of safety standards: BPBD
A local disaster mitigation agency officer in Bangka Belitung Islands blamed the managements of tourist destinations for the death of at least three tourists in different locations across the province, as the latter were deemed to not comply with safety standards in providing services.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia ‘is no longer a model Islamic nation’
F INDONESIA continues to descend into religious intolerance, the world will lose “an important potential force for good in the Muslim-majority world”, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) warned this week.
— Intellasia

Qatari Emir’s visit to Maumere may boost tourism
The East Nusa Tenggara provincial government expects Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Tsani’s visit to Maumere, Sikka District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), to have a catalytic effect in increasing tourist visits to …
— Antara News

Floods, landslides kill 1, forces over 2,000 to flee homes in central Indonesia
One villager was killed and more than 2,000 others have been taking shelters at higher grounds after floods and landslides hit West Kalimantan province of central Indonesia since Friday, a disaster agency official said on Sunday.

Transportation Ministry Explains Passenger Drop in Eid Holiday
The Transportation Ministry’s Directorate General of Air Transportation revealed that 36 nationwide monitoring posts reported a 32 percent drop in airplane passenger traffic in this year’s Eid Celebration collective-leave.

Chinese authorities seize over 500 tonnes of banned solid waste from Malaysia, Indonesia
Ningbo customs in east China’s Zhejiang province has seized a total of 523.7 tonnes of illegal solid waste, according to a statement by the General Administration of Customs.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Prabowo Coalition Shows Democrats the Door After Disbandment Suggestion
The coalition of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has shown the Democratic Party the door after comments by a senior party official on the future of the coalition.
— Jakarta Globe

Law expert cautions govt over open skies plan
A University of Indonesia (UI) international law expert has cautioned the government over its plan to invite foreign airlines to serve domestic routes in an attempt to push down airfares in the country.
— Intellasia

Alleged hitman names former Indonesian army general Kivlan Zen as mastermind of assassination plot
A hitman allegedly hired to assassinate four high-profile state officials during riots in Jakarta last month has named former army general Kivlan Zen, a close ally of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, as the mastermind of the plot.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Pimco likes China and Indonesia bonds, turns away from India
Pacific Investment Management Co is turning away from Indian bonds in favour of Chinese and Indonesian debt, saying their valuations have become more attractive and slower growth will spur policy easing.
— Gulf Times

AirNav Warns Pilots of Idul Fitri Balloons, Diverts Air Traffic on Jakarta-Surabaya Route
AirNav Indonesia, the state-owned air traffic management agency, has warned pilots to be cautious of unmanned hot-air balloons launched to celebrate Idul Fitri, the Ministry of Transportation said in a statement on Saturday.
— Jakarta Globe

Idul Fitri sea accidents: Three boats sink in bad weather
The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) was, as of June 7, still looking for 17 crew members of the KM Lintas Timur, a ship that sank on Saturday in the Banggai Sea off Central Sulawesi.
— The Jakarta Post

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Once again a very powerful explosion has occurred- at around 09:30 UTC today- sending an ash column high into the atmosphere, and producing large pyroclastic flows.
— Volcano Discovery

Mount Sinabung erupts in western Indonesia, no casualties reported
A column of thick ash was spewed 7km high into the sky from the crater of Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra Island of western Indonesia on Sunday (June 9), the country’s national volcanology agency said.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Hindus hit the road with Muslims in Lombok to celebrate Idul Fitri
For the first time ever in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), local Hindus took part in celebrating Idul Fitri, taking to the streets with thousands of Muslims from Narmada subdistrict on Tuesday evening for takbiran (recitation of “Allah is great” on the …
— Intellasia

Indonesia’s Sri Mulyani Indrawati on G-20 Trade Issues
Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyanni Indrawati discusses U.S.-China and U.S. Mexico trade issues at the G-20 summit in Fukuoka, Japan. She speaks exclusively with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays.
— Bloomberg

Nine dead, dozens of houses destroyed in North Sumatra Idul Fitri fires
Fires have destroyed dozens of houses in two different locations in South Tapanuli and Labuhan Batu, North Sumatra, during the Idul Fitri holidays, with nine people reported dead, including seven children.
— The Jakarta Post

Sea Transports Called to Obey Weather Warnings During `Mudik`
A special team from the Transportation Ministry openly warned maritime transportation operators to adhere to heavy weather warnings issued by port authorities during the Eid homecoming (mudik).

Indonesian Embassy highlights Subak as Indonesia’s tourist attraction
The Indonesian Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia, went all out in its efforts to promote Bali’s Subak irrigation system as Indonesia’s tourist attraction at the largest tourism exhibition in Namibia being held on June 5-8, …
— Antara News

Focus Issue: Switching to renewable energies a must in combating climate change
Go with the flow: The Serayu River which originates in Banjarnegara, Central Java, flows to Cilacap regency, covering about 180 kilometers.
— The Jakarta Post

A comprehensive tax reform
SharesWhen hearing a proposal for tax reform, people tend to expect tax rate cuts.
— The Jakarta Post

The big problem with the so-called ‘digital nomad’ life in Bali
In 1997, Australian entrepreneur Tony Smith stumbled upon an Internet cafe in Bali where he saw expats working on their laptops.

Indonesian model Ayuma wins Face of Asia Grand Prize
Models from China, Bangladesh become runner-ups
— Korea Times

Indonesia continues sending college graduates to study in Taiwan: MOE
Taiwan and Indonesia have maintained a trial program to encourage Indonesian junior college graduates to study in two-year institutes of technology in Taiwan
— Focus Taiwan

Thousand Islands welcomes more visitors over Lebaran
Thousands have flocked to the Thousand Islands in the northern part of the capital city over Idul Fitri.
— The Jakarta Post

Eggs, illegal goods’ smuggler from Malaysia handed to customs office
Local border security task force caught a person smuggling eggs and illegal goods from Malaysia on the Entikong border, Sanggau, West Kalimantan, Saturday, and handed him to the Entikong Agriculture Quarantine Station and Customs …
— Antara News


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This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Albinism Awareness Day, June 13.


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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