Indonesia morning news for June 25

Indonesia morning news for June 25

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia’s May imports decline 5.62 percent to reach US$14.53 billion
Indonesia’s imports in May 2019 reached US$14.53 billion, a drop of 5.62 percent than that recorded a month earlier, according to the Central Agency of Statistics (BPS).
— Antara News

Court to rule on Prabowo’s petition on Thursday
The Constitutional Court is set to deliver its ruling on the presidential election dispute on Thursday, in a final decision that is expected to end the drama surrounding incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s reelection victory.
— Jakarta Post

Govt earmarks Rp50 billion for tourism development in Labuan Bajo
The Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry has readied a budget of Rp50 billion to construct the Lintas Utara road section to support development of the National Tourism Strategic Area in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s listening in on private internet chat groups. WhatsApp with that?
A week before nine people were killed in a Jakarta riot that started as a protest over Indonesia’s disputed election result, the social-media messaging service WhatsApp removed the accounts of 61,000 users in the country.
— South China Morning Post

Liquid Group partners CIMB Niaga to support Bank Indonesia’s QR Code standardisation trial (QRIS) for cross-border transactions
Liquid Group and PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk (“CIMB Niaga”) today announced a strategic partnership to spearhead cross-border QR payment acceptance between Singapore and Indonesia.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Environmental lesson to learn from flooding in Southeast Sulawesi
Parts of Indonesia have begun to experience extreme dry season that causes water crisis, while other parts still have rains with high precipitation leading to major floods in Samarinda (East Kalimantan Province), Morowali (Central Sulawesi), and Konawe and North Konawe Districts in Southeast Sulawesi Province.
— Antara News

47,000 security personnel to be deployed for election dispute ruling on Thursday
As many as 47,000 personnel from the police, Indonesian military (TNI) and the Jakarta administration are on standby to secure important landmarks across the capital, leading up to the Constitutional Court’s (MK) ruling in Central Jakarta on Thursday on the presidential election dispute case.
— Jakarta Post

Southwest Maluku hit by magnitude-7.7 earthquake
An earthquake of intensity 7.7 on the Richter Scale rattled Southwest Maluku District, Maluku Province, on Monday, at 11:53 a.m. local time.
— Antara News

Indonesia clocks trade surplus of US$0.21 billion in May
Indonesia’s trade balance registered a surplus of US$0.21 billion in its foreign trade in May 2019 following a sharp deficit of $2.5 billion a month earlier.
— Antara News

Papua health workers verify report on 17 deaths in Bomela
The Papua Health Office dispatched a team to Bomela Sub-district, Yahukimo District, to check the validity of a report stating that 17 residents had died after becoming symptomatic with fever, diarrhea, cough, and cold.
— Antara News

Seven regions allocate 20 percent of budget fund for education
Only one province and six districts in Indonesia allocate more than 20 percent of their regional budget to the educational sector without depending on the transfer of funds from the central government, said Education and Culture Minister, Muhadjir Effendy.
— Antara News

Indonesia, Vietnam speed up EEZ delimitation
Indonesia and Vietnam have agreed to speed up maritime delimitation, while at the same time starting fresh talks to establish “provisional common guidelines” to prevent fishing incidents.
— Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Biggest Fund Turns Bullish on Banks, Property Stocks
Indonesian banks and property stocks are beginning to look more appealing with the central bank signaling a cut in interest rates for the first time in almost two years, according to the nation’s largest mutual fund.
— The Edge Markets

All cigarette lighter factory fire victims identified
The disaster victim identification (DVI) team of the North Sumatra Police has successfully identified all the bodies of the 30 victims of the cigarette lighter factory fire in Sambirejo village, Langkat regency.
— Jakarta Post

Child soldiers drawn into West Papua separatist conflict in Indonesia
The long-simmering armed conflict between Indonesia’s military and Papuans seeking independence includes indigenous teenagers and boys who appear barely adolescent, The Associated Press has found, highlighting how Indonesia’s heavy-handed attempts to extinguish the movement have produced a new generation of fighters.
— Japan Times

JCI weakened after release of trade balance data
The Composite Stock Price Index at the beginning of the week on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) closed lower after the release of the trade balance data for the period of May 2019.
— Antara News

Razer and Visa announce partnership to transform payments in Southeast Asia
Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, and Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, have announced a first of its kind partnership that will transform payments in the gaming industry by bringing the scale and reach of Visa’s global network to Razer Pay e-wallet users.
— Antara News

Techno-application should be foremost in marine debris prevention
Applying recycling and bioplastic technologies should be the foremost strategy in reducing and preventing plastic waste as well as marine debris that have significantly impacted marine biota, Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) Rector Arif Satria stated on Monday.
— Antara News

Bogor immigration threatens action against illegal foreign workers
The Bogor Immigration Office in West Java has threatened to take stern action against illegal foreign workers who fail to complete their immigration documents and permit applications within four months.
— Antara News

KPK indicts PLN’s Sofyan Basir in Riau-1 power plant case for facilitating ‘bribery’
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has indicted the suspended president director of state-owned electricity company PLN, Sofyan Basir, for his alleged role in graft pertaining to the construction of a power plant in Riau.
— Jakarta Post

Hot spots begin appearing in Riau: BMKG
The Pekanbaru Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) revealed on Monday afternoon that five hot spots, which indicate possible occurrences of bush and forest fires, have begun appearing in four districts of Riau Province.
— Antara News

PSSI Secretary General becomes AFF’s first female VP
Secretary General of the All-Indonesia Football Association (PSSI), Ratu Tisha Destria, has been appointed a vice president of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) from 2019-2023, making her the first Southeast Asian woman to hold the post.
— Antara News

Students ask governor to revoke building permits on reclaimed isles
Students partaking in the Coalition to Save Jakarta Bay have put forth a demand to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to revoke building permits on the C and D reclaimed isles in the bay.
— Antara News

PT MNC Studios International And Proxima Media To Build First Independent Movie Complex In Indonesia
MNC Studios International (“MSIN” or “the Company”) and Proxima Media have established a strategic partnership to build the first independent movie production complex in Indonesia. Both parties have agreed to a joint vision for the project, called Movie Land.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Belitong Int’l Geomaritime Festival to attract six thousand visitors
The Belitong International Geomaritime Festival, to be held on June 28-30, 2019, on Belitung Island, Bangka Belitung Province, is targeting to attract five to six thousand visitors constituting domestic and foreign tourists.
— Antara News

Electoral dispute ruling can be taken before June 28: MK
A ruling can be taken by the Constitution Court (MK) on the presidential election dispute before June 28 once the judicial panel is ready, the court’s spokesman Fajar Laksono stated here on Monday.
— Antara News

Flood-hit SE Sulawesi’s forests need to be restored: BNPB
Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has reiterated the need for forest restoration and rehabilitation in South Sulawesi Province recently hit by flooding to recover the lost functions and benefits.
— Antara News

Teijin acquires exclusive sales rights in Asia to BARLEYmax®
Teijin Limited announced today that it has reached an agreement with The Healthy Grain Pty. Limited, an Australian venture company, to acquire the exclusive sales rights in Asia to BARLEYmax® non-genetically modified barley rich in resistant starch and water-soluble dietary fiber, such as β-glucan and fructan.
— Antara News

Indonesia attracts more than 1000s to yoga events in Yogyakarta
The beautiful Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, famed for its two historical temples, Borobudur and Prambanan, newly renamed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO, attracted more than 1000 participants at various yoga events organised here on Sunday.

Thousands Expected to Turn Up for Record Ciliwung River Cleanup Action
About 8,000 people, including representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, regional governments and residents of 33 subdistricts of West Java and Jakarta, will participate in a simultaneous cleanup action of the Ciliwung River on Sunday.
— Jakarta Globe

Chinese academics call Indonesia victim of US-China trade war
The Chinese Institute of International Relations’ Executive Vice President, Ruan Zongze, said that Indonesia could be a victim of the trade war that took place between China and the United States (US).
— Antara News

Minister Jonan to conduct review of Bengkulu’s coal-fired power plant
Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan confirmed PT Tenaga Listrik Bengkulu’s 2×100-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Sepang Bay, Bengkulu City, Bengkulu, will be evaluated if a mismatch is found in the Environmental Impact Analysis.
— Antara News

Lion Air to start operations in Kertajati Airport in July
Indonesia’s low cost carrier Lion Air will start its operation in Kertajati International Airport in Majalengka, West Java on July 1, with 26 flights per day.
— Antara News

Proposed bauxite mining rights questionnaire faces cancellation
The proposed rights to the bauxite mining questionnaire in Bintan District face cancellation because there are four draft regional regulations that have yet to be discussed and approved by the Legislative Council of Riau Islands Province.
— Antara News

AirAsia expands domestic route network by launching five new routes
As part of its expansion plans, low-cost airlines AirAsia Indonesia is set to launch flight services on five new domestic routes, effective from August 1, 2019.
— Antara News

Bogor police arrest 11 armed minimarket robbers
The Bogor District Police have arrested 11 armed criminals who robbed minimarkets, automated teller machines, and vehicles in areas around Bogor and Bekasi in West Java as well as Banten Province, a police spokesman said.
— Antara News

South Sumatra adopts precautionary measures to avert forest fires
South Sumatra’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has taken precautionary measures by increasing surveillance in several villages in four districts to prevent bush and forest fires in the dry season, a local government official stated, Monday.
— Antara News

Raja Ampat organizes training for dive guides
The Raja Ampat District authorities organized a training for dive guides as part of efforts to improve services for tourists visiting the marine tourism destination.
— Antara News


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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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