Indonesia morning news for May 27

Indonesia morning news for May 27
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Indonesia Bans Boeing 737 MAX 8s to Fly during Eid Season
Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said Boeing 737 MAX 8s remain banned so that these aircraft could not yet be operated for carrying passengers during the Eid al-Fitr holiday season.
— Tempo

Indonesia hopes ‘new Bali’ will drive tourism boom but the locals of Lombok are unconvinced
Following his re-election, Indonesian President Joko Widodo will proceed with an ambitious plan to develop 10 new tourist destinations, including Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara province, an island 30 minutes from Bali by plane.
— South China Morning Post

Prabowo officially challenges election results at Constitutional Court
Indonesia’s opposition candidate lodged an appeal yesterday over claims that he lost the presidential election due to widespread cheating, allegations that spawned deadly rioting in the capital Jakarta.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Volcano erupts on Indonesia’s Bali causing flight cancellations
A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky, officials said on Saturday.
— Reuters

Telkom to hand out Rp 16.2T in dividends
Publicly listed telecommunications company PT Telkom Indonesia has announced that it will disburse Rp 16.23 trillion (US$1.13 billion) in dividends, the largest amount disbursed in the last four years.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia lists two green sukuk valued at $2bn on Nasdaq Dubai
The Indonesian government has listed two green sukuk (Islamic bonds) valued at $2bn on Nasdaq Dubai, it was announced on Sunday.
— Gulf Business

New campaign from Indonesian telecom firm Tri encourages youth to ‘Bring It On’
Indonesian independent agency Pantarei has created a campaign called ‘Siapa Takut’ [Bring It On] for one of the country’s leading telecom operators 3 (Tri).
— Mumbrella Asia

Indonesia’s Model Election Ends in Belated Violence
It was a sad end to a remarkably well run and peaceful election involving 190 million eligible voters spread over 17,000 islands for a multitude of posts ranging from president to legislators and city and local officials.
— Asia Sentinel

21 Indonesian migrant workers deported from Malaysia over drug casess
Malaysia deported 21 Indonesian migrant workers through Nunukan District, North Kalimantan Province, due to drug cases on Friday (May 24).
— Antara News

Minister tells Indonesians to uninstall VPNs
Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara has called Indonesians to uninstall virtual private networks (VPN) from their devices after the government ended its move to limit the use of social media in response to post-election riots.
— The Jakarta Post

Most smartphones in Indonesia incompatible with 5G: Report
Swedish telecommunication company Ericsson, in a recent report commissioned by ConsumerLab, has found that about half of all smartphones used in Indonesia are incompatible with 5G, delaying the mass adoption of the next-generation network in the country by at least a few years.
— The Jakarta Post

Flights back on schedule, day after volcano on Bali erupts
A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky, officials said yesterday.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ministry to sanction social media operators not deleting hoaxes
The Communication and Informatics Ministry will impose sanctions on social media and web operators who do not delete hoaxes on their pages.
— Antara News

Govt, stakeholders should synergize efforts to protect migrant workers
Manpower Placement and Employment Expansion Director General (Binapenta and PKK) Maruli A. Hasoloan called for the government and stakeholders, including the mass media community and Civil Society Organizations, to synergize to tackle migrant workers’ issues.
— Antara News

Indonesia central bank says banking operations remain normal despite unrest
Indonesian banks have operated without disruption despite civil unrest in parts of the capital city since Tuesday, the central bank governor said, adding that he didn’t think the skirmishes had prompted capital outflows.
— Intellasia

Fraudulent Elections Evidence List Collected by People: Sandiaga
Vice Presidential candidate number 02 Sandiaga Uno said 51 lists of evidence detailing alleged fraud during the recent presidential elections were submitted by his team of lawyers to the Constitutional Court (MK) on Friday evening.

Jambi offers free rehabilitation for drug addicts
A city-sponsored drug rehabilitation center in Jambi City, Jambi, is offering free treatment for drug addicts from middle-low income families.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt ends social media restrictions on Saturday
The Indonesian Communication and Informatics Ministry on Saturday announced at 1 p.m. that the government had removed restrictions on access to social media imposed since May 22, 2019, when violence broke out during a demonstration held following the General Election Commission (KPU) ‘s announcement on the results of the presidential election.
— Antara News

Indonesia protest: Calls for investigation into police violence
They say they were restrained, doing only what they had to, but Amnesty International says they ‘treated everyone violently’.
— Al Jazeera

BMKG: Extreme Weather to Take Place during Idul Fitri Holidays
According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) the upcoming Idul Fitri holidays will coincide with early phase of the dry season.
— Indonesia Expat

Bali flights resume after Mount Agung volcano eruption
Flights in and out of the Indonesian resort island of Bali have returned to normal after a volcanic eruption caused delays and cancellations on Friday night (May 24).
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Krakatoa (Krakatau) volcano news & eruption updates:
The volcano remains restless and produces intermittent explosions every few days or so from its new crater.

What Indonesia can expect from President Joko Widodo’s second term
Joko Widodo is set to begin his second term as Indonesia’s president.
— CTGN America

Police form fact finding team over teen deaths during May 22 rally
The Indonesian Police have created a fact finding team to investigate the deaths of teenagers during a clash between demonstrators and police officers during a rally held following the announcement of the election results by the General Election Commission (KPU).
— Antara News

Tanah Datar readies heavy-duty equipment on landslide-prone road
The Tanah Datar district government, West Sumatra, has readied several heavy-duty equipment at various road junctions susceptible to landslides in the local area to ascertain that the Eid al-Fitr homecoming flow in 2019 runs smoothly.
— Antara News

Transportation Minister contemplates on moving Pelni port to Sekupang
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi is cogitating on moving Pelni Port in Batam City, Riau Islands, from Batuampar to Sekupang.
— Antara News

The Indonesian women campaigning to ‘uninstall feminism’ and oppose anti-sexual violence laws
Indonesia Tanpa Feminis or Indonesia Without Feminists — a campaign started just before the country’s April 17 elections — recently went viral for its opposition to feminism as a supposed Western import incompatible with Islamic values.
— ABC News

Amien Rais No Longer a Professor at Gajah Mada University
Gajah Mada University in Yogyakarta distanced itself from Amien Rais’s political activities on Friday and stated that the academic-turned-politician was no longer a professor at the state-run institution.
— Jakarta Globe

AJI condemns police, public following violence against journalists during Jakarta riot
A local independent journalists association is condemning violence committed against journalists during post-election riots in Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Residents enjoy Car Free Day after postelection protests
Some Jakartans returned to the Jl. MH Thamrin area for the weekly Car Free Day event on Sunday morning, including in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) building, which was the main site of postelection protests on Wednesday.
— The Jakarta Post

Former Indonesian first lady concerns with current situation
Former First Lady Hj Shinta Nuriyah said she was concerned with the current situation in Indonesia, and urged the entire nation to maintain unity in diversity because it was a pillar of the Unitary State of the Republic of …
— Antara News

Freelance workers seek acknowledgment from factories
Daily at 1 p.m. WIB, freelance worker Muhayati receives ten dozen baby gloves and socks to be sewn and handed to collectors at the same time next day when she gets another consignment.
— Antara News

Police Arrest Gerindra Legislative Candidate for Spreading Disinformation
Mustofa Nahrawardaya, a legislative candidate for the opposition Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, was arrested on Sunday for deliberately spreading disinformation.
— Jakarta Globe

NMAA Confident Modification Industry as Large as Japanese Market
The National Modificator Aftermarket Association (NMAA) believes that the Indonesian car modification market can be as large as markets in Japan and the United States if all automotive elements are united and support each other in developing a growing vehicle industry.

Indonesia’s worst political violence in two decades brings out the comically absurd
A shoe salesman setting up shop on the side of the road in central Jakarta as gangs wielding sticks and stones marched past him towards the police barricades, with ambulances whizzing past, sirens blaring, ferrying the wounded to hospital.
— ABC News

Again, reconciliation in dire need among Indonesia’s elites
The deaths of eight civilians and injuries sustained by several hundreds in Jakarta’s post-election riots that occurred on May 21 and May 22 have become a tragedy of humanity during the fasting month of Ramadan.
— Antara News

Is Indonesia the new tiger of Southeast Asia?
The last few years have seen an explosive rise in Indonesia’s internet economy. In addition to ecommerce, online gaming, advertising, subscription music and video, as well as online travel and ride-hailing/food delivery services are all enjoying eager adoption from …
— Intellasia

Jakarta riot: Police violence in spotlight after viral beating video
A viral video showing an unarmed man being repeatedly beaten with sticks by riot police officers in a parking lot near Al Huda Mosque in Kampung Bali, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, has put the issue of police violence in the spotlight.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Ombudsman asks HKBP Filadelfia to accept church relocation plan
SharesMembers of the Filadelfia Congregation of Batak Protestant Churches (HKBP Filadelfia) in Bekasi regency, West Java, have been seeking access to their church and government protection from those they say are intolerant since 2009.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta Fair promotes local prime products
The Jakarta Fair 2019 held at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran, Central Java, from May 22 to June 30 is the venue to showcase prime products from various regions in Indonesia.
— Antara News

Exclusive: The Aussie woman on a mission to help Bali’s ‘un-adoptable dogs”
Graphic designer Prue Barber made a special promise to a dying street dog she found one day in her adopted home of Bali.
— 9 News

Jakarta Great Sale Festival kicks off on Saturday night
The Jakarta Great Sale Festival (FJGS) 2019 kicked off on Saturday night, targeting to clinch Rp9.5 trillion in transactions during the month-long festival.
— Antara News


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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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