Indonesia morning news for June 7

Indonesia morning news for June 7

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia Power Generation Market Boosted by High Electricity Demand; Market to Reach US$63.6 bn by 2022
The growing population and a subsequent increasing demand for energy are by far the leading factors propelling the Indonesia power generation market.
— Technology Market

Sharks killed in secretive Indonesian trade despite government efforts to protect some species
There were only a few sharks for sale on the day the ABC was invited to the fish market in the north Javanese city of Indramayu.
— ABC News

Indonesia’s annual inflation rate seen accelerating in May
Indonesia’s annual inflation rate is seen accelerating in May from a month earlier amid Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr celebration when most Indonesians spend more for food and transportation, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.
— Nasdaq

Sri Mulyani: Infrastructure Triggers Economic Growth
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani hoped that more productive economic activities will immediately resumes after the Eid Al-Fitr holiday.

Government blocking of social media highlights the power of VPN services
Until such time as internet freedom is guaranteed and the norm, expect to see people far and wide turn to technology to help them express themselves freely and share their opinions widely.
— ITProPortal

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Bali beefs up airport security after failed Central Java bombing
Denpasar’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport has heightened its security measures following a failed suicide bombing on Monday night in the subdistrict of Kartasura in Sukoharjo, Central Java.
— Intellasia

Indonesian conglomerate buys 3.23% stake in YuuZoo’s payment unit for US$5m
BELEAGUERED social media company YuuZoo Networks Group on Thursday said that during the time its shares were suspended from trading, the company had signed an investment agreement for the sale of a 3.23 per cent stake in its fully-owned payment subsidiary, YuuPay Secure, for US$5 million to an Indonesian conglomerate.
— The Business Times

Anies to formulate law targeting roof riders
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan plans to formulate a regulation that would forbid people from riding on top of vehicles, after a video went viral on social media showing several roof riders nearly crushed by an underpass.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt should act prudently in providing opportunity to foreign airlines
Professor of International Law at the University of Indonesia Hikmahanto Juwana urged the government to be circumspect in extending an opportunity to foreign airlines to operate on domestic routes.
— Antara News

Gerindra’s Fadli Zon Comments on Offers from Jokowi-Ma’ruf Bloc
Deputy Chairman of the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) Fadli Zon, was reluctant to make any comments or speculations in relation to the offer made by Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin bloc to his party.

Jellyfish sting several dozen tourists on Gunung Kidul beaches
Several dozen tourists spending their Eid holiday on the beaches of Gunung Kidul district, Yogyakarta, were on the receiving end of stings from jellyfish.
— Antara News

Healthtech opportunities in Indonesia as country seeks universal healthcare
Exertions to reform healthcare sector using technology are underway to provide affordable and high-quality healthcare to Indonesians and expats in Indonesia
— Intellasia

1.2 million cars leave Jakarta before Idul Fitri
Over 1.2 million cars left the capital in the week leading up to Idul Fitri, according to state-owned toll road operator Jasa Marga.
— The Jakarta Post

Royal Dutch Shell to leave SE Asia’s largest gas field
The absence of Royal Dutch Shell executives from a recent meeting in Tokyo between Indonesian Mines and Energy Minister Ignasius Jonan and Japanese majority partner Inpex appears to confirm reports that the Anglo-Dutch oil giant has withdrawn from Southeast Asia’s largest gas field venture.
— Asia Times

Fruit Concentrate Puree Market to Hit $650 Million by 2025: Global Market Insights, Inc.
The Asia Pacific region is expected to register high growth in the fruit concentrate puree market, owing to the increasing population and rising disposable income of the demographic.
— CISION PR Newswire

NOCs in Thailand and Indonesia face challenging national production aspirations: GlobalData
The company’s latest research reveals that PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) in Thailand and PT Pertamina in Indonesia will operate the majority of production in their respective countries by 2023

Gov’t Wary of Online Agitation Ahead of Constitutional Court Election Dispute Hearing
The government has vowed to keep a close eye on social media for content that may spread agitation and hate ahead of the preliminary hearing on the presidential election dispute in the Constitutional Court next week, Communications Minister Rudiantara said on Wednesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Police Share May 22 Investigation Report to Komnas HAM
Chief of the Indonesia National Police (Polri) Gen. Tito Karnavian, said that the Police will bring the result of investigation of the May 21-22 riot to the National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM).

Search Continues for Crew of Cargo Ship Believed Sunk in Central Sulawesi
The Ministry of Transportation has deployed patrol boats in search of 17 missing crewmembers of the cargo ship KM Lintas Timur, which is believed to have sunk in the Banggai Sea off Central Sulawesi on Saturday, an official said on Wednesday.
— Jakarta Globe

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Five Alternative Tourism Spots in Jakarta, No Malls
Going on a homecoming or not is a personal choice to make. However, those who prefer not to take on the long journey to their hometowns are not necessarily unable to enjoy a moment of vacation.

Brawls erupt in Central, North Jakarta during Idul Fitri
Two separate brawls broke out in Central and North Jakarta during the Idul Fitri holiday, leaving an 18-year-old seriously injured.
— The Jakarta Post

Drunk policeman allegedly kills man in Papua
A drunk policeman allegedly shot dead a resident named Yohanes Octo Moiwend in Wogekel village, Merauke regency, Papua on Tuesday, the sixth man to be shot by security forces in the province in less than a month.
— The Jakarta Post

Exploring Jakarta’s Kota Tua tourist attraction during Eid holidays
Several protocol roads in the capital city of Jakarta remained silent from the sounds of motorized vehicles on the first and second day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations on Wednesday (June 5) and Thursday (June 6).
— Antara News

BMKG Forecasts Adverse Weather Condition, Warns Homecomers
The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded possibilities of adverse weather conditions during the homecoming return period predicted to take place on June 6 until June 10, 2019. During that time, BMKG forecasted heavy rain and strong winds in regions across Indonesia.

Joint SAR team rescues eight longboat passengers
A SAR team comprising the Tual SAR post, Police’s Mobile Brigade, Water Police Unit and Port Security Implementation Unit in Tual rescued eight aboard a longboat, heading from Tanimbar Islands to Tual, whose engine malfunctioned.
— Antara News

Taking Stock of Indonesia’s Reef Fishes
A research team estimated the natural stock of reef fishes from three regencies in the lesser Sunda-Banda Seascape in Indonesia to fill gaps in knowledge of species composition and biodiversity.
— news wise

Has Indonesia Bucked the Global Rightward Trend?
Six weeks have passed since Indonesia held a general election, and it took over a month for the official results to be announced.
— The Real News

Holidaymakers enjoy attractions on second day of Idul Fitri
Holidaymakers flocked to attractions as far as Thousand Islands regency north of Jakarta’s coast on Thursday, the second day of Idul Fitri.
— The Jakarta Post

Pacific Rim Cobalt Commences Phase Two Drilling at Cyclops Nickel-Cobalt Project
Pacific Rim Cobalt Corp. (the “Company” or “Pacific Rim Cobalt”) (CSE:BOLT) (PCRCF) (NXFE.F) is pleased to announce the commencement of phase two drilling at its flagship Cyclops, nickel-cobalt development project, Indonesia.
— Yahoo Finance

Noodle demand boosts wheat export
One of the most familiar meals for uni students — mi goreng — is also playing a crucial role in maintaining demand for Australian wheat in its biggest market.
— The West Australian

Asia Coffee: Vietnam domestic prices fall; Indonesia muted on holiday
Meanwhile, trade in Indonesia is quiet this week due to the Eid Al Fitr holidays.
— Yahoo News

‘Kerak Telor’ completes joy of Idul Fitri at Jakarta Fair
Traditional Betawi omelette kerak telor was among the most popular local foods served at this year’s Jakarta Fair in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

PAN: Prabowo – Sandiaga Coalition Ends
Deputy Chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Bara Hasibuan, said that the Adil Makmur Coalition, or also known as the Prabowo – Sandiaga coalition is only valid until the 2019 Presidential Election.

Indonesian cuisine reigns supreme at Eid celebrations in Netherlands
As many as two thousand people attended the event of halal bihalal, or get-together to celebrate post-fasting festivities, at the Guest House of the Indonesian Embassy in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, on Tuesday (June 4).
— Antara News


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This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges Eid al-Fitr, June 4 – 5. 


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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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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