Indonesia morning news for November 11

Indonesia morning news for November 11
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Indonesia suspects outbreak of African swine fever
An outbreak of African swine fever in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province has been detected by laboratory tests carried out after the deaths of thousands of pigs in the area this week, an agriculture ministry official said on Friday (Nov 8).

Indonesia ends temporary ban, allows nickel ore exports until January 2020
A week after announcing a temporary ban on nickel ore exports, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has announced exports will be permitted until January 2020.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian palm oil exec arrested over journalist killings
An Indonesian palm oil executive has been arrested for allegedly ordering the killing two activist journalists who were mediating a land dispute between his company and local residents, police said Saturday.
— Coconuts

Indonesia’s Lion Air finds cracks in two 737 NGs with fewer flights than FAA safety directive
Lion Air has found structural cracks in two Boeing 737 NG planes with fewer flights than a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) threshold for checks, Indonesia’s aviation safety regulator said on Friday.

Jokowi spends large on defense, but ‘without clear vision’
Despite defense being the largest post in the annual state budget, the government has fallen behind its targets in modernizing weaponry systems due to mounting amounts spent on personnel and maintenance of older equipment.
— The Jakarta Post

International Trade Agreements and Export, Priorities of Trade Ministry
The Ministry of Trade announced its policy priorities for the next five years, focusing on concluding international trade agreements and increasing exports.
— Jakarta Globe

‘Govt decided to sacrifice people’: Lawmakers lambast health insurance premium increase
Members of the House of Representatives are objecting to an increase of national health insurance (JKN) premiums, especially for participants in the third class, the lowest class in the scheme.
— The Jakarta Post

China Moly joins Huayou in Indonesia nickel project
China Molybdenum Co said it planned to take an indirect 30% stake in an Indonesian nickel project as it looks to increase its exposure to the growing market for battery metals.
— Reuters

Chairman Airlangga Claims Success Ahead of Golkar Congress
Golkar Party Chairman Airlangga Hartarto said on Sunday that during nearly two years of his tenure he had brought the party to a commanding position at the national legislatures and second position in terms of the number of seats in the House of Representatives.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia’s adversaries are not colonizers, but drug dealers: mayor
Mayor of Madiun Maidi stated that Indonesia’s present adversaries are not colonizers but drug dealers and traffickers as well as those spreading hoaxes and violent extremism because they potentially destruct the nation’s unity in diversity.
— Antara News

Indonesia should adapt foreign technology schemes: Minister
Minister of Research and Technology Bambang Brodjonegoro stated that Indonesia needs to take example of technology and innovation made by other countries, such as the one made by South Korea.
— Antara News

Indonesian Startups Summit to Bring in 150 Investors
Indonesia is gearing up for the third startups summit next week, with up to 150 investors being invited to meet with local startups and discuss possible investments.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia Extradites Malaysian and Phillippine Citizens to South Korea for Drug Crimes
The Justice and Human Rights Ministry extradited two foreign nationals – a Malaysian citizen and a Philippine citizen – who were allegedly involved in drug crimes to South Korea, an official said in Jakarta on Thursday.
— Jakarta Globe

President says Indonesia needs poverty eradication heroes
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) says that Indonesia needs heroic figures who fight for eradicating poverty, ignorance, and inequality.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s external economic resilience is maintained: BI
Indonesia’s external economic resilience has been maintained against a backdrop of global economic moderation, according to Indonesia’s Balance of Payment (BOP) in Q3/2019.
— Antara News

Governor Deems Haram for State Hospitals to Reject Patients
Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has deemed it ‘haram’ for seven state-run hospitals in his province to reject patients who seek medical care.

‘TNI needs it’: Experts support revival of the deputy chief position
The decision of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to reinstate the position of deputy chief of the Indonesian Military was welcome by observers, who said it was needed to improve internal consolidation.
— The Jakarta Post

Five Jayapura fishermen to stand trial in PNG
Five fishermen from the Papua provincial capital of Jayapura are scheduled to be tried in the court of law in neighboring Papua New Guinea (PNG) for allegedly conducting illegal fishing activities on Monday (Nov 11).
— Antara News

Indonesia asks Ross for greater US market access as GSP review to conclude soon
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration has asked a visiting United States official for greater access to the latter’s market as both countries expect to finalize a trade preference facility review before Christmas.
— The Jakarta Post

ICW Unveils Multiple Methods of Corruption in Village Funds
The Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) recorded at least 15 methods of corruption in the government’s village fund program.

Sriwijaya cancels flights as issues with Garuda begin to hurt passengers
Sriwijaya Air customers have vented their anger on social media after the air carrier canceled flights and left passengers stranded at airports as the company disengages from a partnership with national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

PSI Slams Jakarta’s Formula E Plan as Waste of Taxpayers’ Money
The Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) has strongly encouraged Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to cancel the plan upon hosting a Formula E race in 2020.

Next MRT Jakarta line to have seven underground stations, multilevel tunnel
The next section of the MRT Jakarta, which will span 8.3 kilometers from the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle to Kota in West Jakarta, will have seven underground stations at Sarinah, Monas, Harmoni, Sawah Besar and Mangga Besar in Central Jakarta and Glodok and Kota in West Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

After Jokowi’s criticism, minister appeals to consumers to buy local hoes
Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita has announced that projects funded by the state budget will be obliged to purchase and use only locally made hoes in an attempt to boost the local industry.
— The Jakarta Post

Rivers off-limits for public to protect against cold lava flood
The Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) in Sleman, Yogyakarta, has urged the people to steer clear from the river as a precautionary measure against likely cold lava flood after Mount Merapi erupted on early Saturday.
— Antara News

Police name two building contractors suspects in school roof cave-in
The police have named two building contractors as suspects in the case of a cave-in of a roof of an elementary school building in Pasuruan City, East Java, resulting in the deaths of two people.
— Antara News

Liquor waste pollution in Bengawan Solo River disrupts operations of two waste water treatment installations
The operations of two water treatment installations (IPA) in Surakarta, Central Java, have been disrupted by liquor waste pollution in the Bengawan Solo River.
— The Jakarta Post

Who is Ruhana Kuddus, first Indonesian woman journalist named hero by Jokowi?
A West Sumatran woman who became the first female Indonesian journalist and fought for women’s rights in a conservative religious society has been recognized as a national hero by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
— The Jakarta Post

Gerindra does no object to Anies’ presence at Nasdem’s congress
The Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party expressed no objection to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan being present at the National Democratic (Nasdem) Party’s national congress on Friday evening, Gerindra Party-Jakarta Chapter Chairman Muhammad Taufik stated.
— Antara News

Young Indonesians encouraged to harness spirit of innovation: minister
Research and Technology and Higher Education Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has encouraged young Indonesians to keep the spirit of National Heroes Day alive in the hearts and minds by harnessing the spirit of innovation.
— Antara News

Nearly 100 years after its founding, ITB names first female rector
The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in West Java has officially appointed its first female rector since the first-tier state university was founded almost a century ago.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Assalamu alaikum is enough’: Ulema council advises against other religious greetings
The East Java branch of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has issued a letter advising Muslims against using greetings from other religions, calling the practice a form of bid’ah (heresy).
— The Jakarta Post

Sect leader who claims to be a prophet and able to extend followers’ lives by 15 years arrested for blasphemy
Police in Gowa, South Sulawesi recently arrested an elderly man named Puang Lalang on suspicion of blasphemy over his leadership of a sect that was considered too deviant for Indonesia.
— Coconuts

Single parents turn to community to navigate post-divorce life
When 26-year-old Fadyah Syifa Hasbiah’s husband left her for another woman in 2015, she became depressed and insecure, blaming herself for what happened, especially as it made her a single mother of a baby girl.
— The Jakarta Post

Police arrest man in West Jakarta drug bust, turns out he’s a Wi-Fi squatter (Video)
A Jakarta man so absorbed in his mobile game got the shock of his life recently when a couple of armed, plain-clothed officers arrested him out of nowhere.
— Coconuts

Parung Panjang students stage rally after truck accident leaves classmate disabled
Hundreds of high school students staged a rally at a soccer field on Jl. Muhammad Toha in Parung Panjang, Bogor regency, West Java, on Wednesday.
— 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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