Indonesia morning news for June 27

Indonesia morning news for June 27
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Thunberg proved ‘we are not alone’, say young Indonesian tree planters
Thousands of young Indonesians have spearheaded a three-day mass tree-planting drive across the sprawling archipelago in an effort to fight climate change and stop deforestation.
— Intellasia

Govt urged to ratify convention against violence, harassment in workplace
Indonesian labor unions have applauded the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) new convention that aims to combat violence and harassment in the workplace, and urged the government to immediately ratify the treaty to provide better protection for workers in the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian immigration developing QR code tech to monitor movement of foreigners
QR (quick response) codes have become ubiquitous in Indonesia in recent years, particularly in the use of e-payment systems, but the tech may soon be used for Black Mirror-esque surveillance of foreigners if the Immigration Office gets its wish.
— Coconuts

Dogs killed and eaten by the thousands every month in Indonesian city of Solo
More than 13,000 dogs are allegedly being slaughtered every month in the Indonesian city of Solo to meet local demand for the animal’s meat.

RI workers can stay up to five years in Japan
Intellasia East Asia News Thousands of aspiring Indonesian workers can soon get their golden ticket to work in Japan following the signing of a bilateral programme agreement involving the two Asian countries.
— Intellasia

Singapore’s 4th telco TPG to offer free unlimited data roaming in Malaysia, Indonesia
Intellasia East Asia News Travelling to Malaysia or Indonesia? Singapore’s fourth telco TPG Telecom is offering its nearly 200,000 mobile users free unlimited data roaming in Malaysia and Indonesia from the middle of next month, the telco said in a press release on Tuesday (June 25).
— Intellasia

Indonesia weighs WB advises in next five-year development plans
Intellasia East Asia News Indonesian government acquiring advises from World Bank (WB) for its development plans targeted to see people’s welfare significantly improved by 2030, Indonesia Development Planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said here on Tuesday.
— Intellasia

Amnesty International accuses Indonesian police of torturing suspects apprehended during May 21-23 riots
In an open letter to President Joko released by the international human rights activist NGO, Amnesty expressed its concerns about “grave human rights violations” allegedly committed by the police during and around the time of the post-election result riots.
— Coconuts

Birubi Art fined $2.3m for selling fake Aboriginal art made in Indonesia
A company that sold fake Aboriginal art has been fined $2.3m for “false and misleading conduct”, the largest penalty of its kind awarded by the federal court.
— The Guardian

Mily joins efforts to halt forest fires in South Sumatra
The Indonesian military will join efforts to halt recurrences of land and forest fires in South Sumatra Province during this year’s dry season by regularly conducting public awareness campaigns in several districts.
— Antara News

Respecting MK’s ruling for a united Indonesia
Ma’ruf Amin pair as winners of the presidential elections held on May 21, 2019.
— Antara News

TNI to increase participation of female peacekeepers
The Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) will increase the participation of female peacekeepers in various United Nations peacekeeping missions from four to seven percent, General Staff Chief Lieutenant General TNI Joni Supriyanto said.
— Antara News

Moving capital city will lessen income inequality: minister
Minister of National Development Planning and Head of Bappenas Bambang Brodjonegoro believes that relocating the capital away from the main island of Java will lessen income inequality among groups.
— Antara News

Indonesia eyes remote islands to relocate its overcrowded jails
Indonesian prisons are overflowing with convicts and authorities worried about their negative influence on city dwellers are exploring shifting them to some of the uninhabited islands in the archipelago.
— Intellasia

Prabowo supporters hit streets again ahead of Thursday’s ruling
Hundreds of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto supporters gathered near the Constitutional Court in Central Jakarta on Wednesday morning, demanding that the justices deliver a “fair verdict” for a lawsuit filed to challenge the victory of incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
— Intellasia

Indonesia media exec says company talking to Disney; tycoon founder denies
Intellasia East Asia News The director of the investment arm of Indonesian media group Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) said on Tuesday the group was in talks with Walt Disney Co on a possible investment by the US media conglomerate, but the group’s owner Hary Tanoesoedibjo denied talks were taking place.
— Intellasia

Govt told to scrap import tax for all aircraft components
Intellasia East Asia News The government has been urged to scrap the import tax for aircraft components to incentivise airlines to adhere to a request that they cut airfares for domestic flights.
— Intellasia

Riau Fire Free Village program covers 600,000 hectares
The Fire Free Village Program (FFVP) that has been running for the past five years in Riau Province has reached five districts covering 600,000 hectares that are prone to forest and land fires.
— Antara News

Switzerland to train PDAM staff in water management
The Swiss government will be training nearly 600 employees of seven selected tap water companies (PDAMs) in West and Central Java in water management, energy efficiency, service quality and performance.
— Antara News

Thursday’s rally will run peacefully: Jakarta governor
The Jakarta provincial government expressed its optimism that the rallies that people would stage in connection with the Constitutional Court’s (MK’s) ruling on the presidential election result dispute on Thursday would run peacefully.
— Antara News

Indonesia, Argentine form WGTI to intensify trade cooperation
Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).
— Antara News

South Sumatra police warn plantation companies
The South Sumatra police have warned plantation companies and farmers in the province against conducting slash and burn farming methods during this year’s dry season to avoid the recurrence of land and forest fires.
— Antara News

Construction of Ainun Hospital in line with procedures: govt
The Head of Gorontalo Province’s Planning, Research and Development Agency (Bapppeda), Budiyanto Sidiki, said on Wednesday that the construction of the Ainun Habibie Hospital with the scheme of the Government and Business Entity Cooperation (PPP) was carried out in accordance with procedures.
— Antara News

Silek Art Festival 2019 focuses on archives, documentation
The Silek Art Festival (SAF) 2019 will focus on archives and documentation of knowledge related to traditional Minangkabau martial arts, namely silek (silat).
— Antara News

Phunware offers Phun utility token globally
Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (the “Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced that Phun utility tokens are now available for purchase in international markets.
— Antara News

Enchantment Festival to reveal wonders of Raja Ampat
The Raja Ampat Enchantment Festival will showcase the wonders of Raja Ampat as a marine tourism destination to divers, marine lovers and adventurers from October 18 – 21, 2019.
— Antara News

Representatives from 28 states discuss issues in modern-day
Representatives from 28 states congregated at the international conference on “Preparing Modern Armed Forces for Peacekeeping Operations in the 21st Century” in Jakarta to discuss issues and challenges facing modern-day peacekeeping operations.
— Antara News

Indonesia to dispatch 4,000 personnel for UN Peacekeeping Mission
The Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) has planned to dispatch four thousand personnel for the UN Peacekeeping Mission this year.
— Antara News

Private tuition offers ‘shortcut’ to top colleges —and four-star hotel stay
Taking bimbel (private tuition) was normal for Triana Deninta Nurfadhillah or Tia, a senior high school student in Sidoarjo, East Java, who will be enrolling at her dream campus of Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta in August.
— The Jakarta Post

Insp. Gen. Firli promoted to South Sumatra Police chief despite ongoing KPK ethics probe
National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian inaugurated former law enforcement deputy of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Insp. Gen. Firli as the new South Sumatra Police chief.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi Camp Optimistic Court will Deny Prabowo’s Appeal
The Jokowi – Ma’ruf Amin national campaign team (TKN) believed that the Constitutional Court (MK) will deny the appeal filed by Prabowo – Sandiaga team concerning the presidential election dispute.

Indonesian public school’s circular saying students are required to wear Islamic dress causes controversy
One of the many areas that Indonesia’s rising religious conservatism is causing conflict is in the country’s schools, where clashes over student uniforms and requirements they include religious elements have generated controversy.
— Coconuts

KPK deputy chairman says mining violations behind Sulawesi floods
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif has said that mining violations are likely one of the causes behind the heavy flooding that has affected Southeast Sulawesi recently.
— The Jakarta Post

Three teachers in Banten face 20 years for alleged sexual abuses against students
Three teachers of a state junior high school in Serang regency, Banten were recently arrested for allegedly sexually abusing three of their students, one of them is now 21 weeks pregnant.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Lighter factory owner locked front door to avoid tax officers: Police
The North Sumatra Police have said that the owner of a lighter factory in Sambirejo village, Langkat regency, that burned down last week had locked the premises’ doors to avoid tax officers and other agencies, resulting in 25 adults and five children dying as they could not escape the fire.
— The Jakarta Post

Father, son found dead near IS-linked militants’ escape route in C. Sulawesi
Two people in Tongkasa village, Parigi Moutong, Central Sulawesi have been found dead with wounds similar to those beheaded near the escape route of the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT), a terrorist group operating out of Poso, Central Sulawesi.
— The Jakarta Post

‘I thought it was a monkey’: Russian defendant regrets attempt to smuggle orangutan
A prosecutor demanded on Tuesday that the Denpasar District Court sentence a Russian man, Andrei Zhestkov, 27, to six months in prison for trying to smuggle an orangutan from Bali.
— The Jakarta Post

Boy drowns in abandoned mining pit in East Kalimantan
The body of a 10-year-old boy named Ahmad Setiawan was found on Saturday afternoon in a water-filled pit in Pinang village in Samarinda, East Kalimantan.
— 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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