Indonesia morning news for November 12

Indonesia morning news for November 12

Indonesia morning news

Rupiah falls on unfavorable external sentiment
The Indonesian rupiah fell against the United States (US) dollar in the Jakarta interbank market on Monday, triggered because of unfavorable external sentiment.
— Antara News

Indonesia allows nine companies to resume nickel ore exports
Indonesia has allowed nine companies to resume nickel ore exports after inspections into reports of ore export rules violations, Heru Pambudi, the director general of the country’s customs office, said on Monday.
— Reuters

Jokowi Urges State Ministers to Emulate US’ Policymaking
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially urged state ministers to emulate the United States’ policymaking, which he said involved retracting the previous set of ministerial decrees before introducing new ones.

Hike in premiums for Indonesia’s public health insurance a worry for the poor, but experts say this is necessary
It was almost noon, and Mdm Fadilah Ardiana has been waiting for several hours for her third trimester checkup at a Jakarta public health centre.

Indonesia pushes for e-cigarette ban over public health concern
The Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has submitted a proposal to amend the existing law in a bid to push for permanent ban on use of e-cigarette and vape in the country.
— Xinhua

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Indonesia signs 20-year production sharing contract for Corridor block
Indonesia’s government signed on Monday a production sharing contract with units of ConocoPhillips, PT Pertamina and Repsol SA for the Corridor natural gas blocks, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif told reporters.
— Reuters

Bank Indonesia says current economic data still points to room for accommodative policy
Indonesia’s central bank believes current economic data still allows for an accommodative monetary policy, a deputy governor said on Monday.
— Reuters

Omnibus Law to Revise Coal DMO Rule
The government’s plan to issue an omnibus law to revise all regulations in the economic sector will include stipulations to encourage coal gasification, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto said on Sunday.
— Jakarta Globe

BMKG Weather Warning; Heavy Rain, Thunder to Hit Several Regions
Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) called on the people to be aware of potential heavy rains that would hit several regions across the country for the next week.

No more Euro 2 fuel by 2027, Pertamina vows
State-owned energy company Pertamina plans to stop producing the highly pollutive Euro 2-type fuels by 2027 when the development of the company’s six oil refineries is completed.
— The Jakarta Post

BI estimates operational budget surplus of Rp20.8 trillion in 2020
Bank Indonesia (BI) has projected its operational budget to experience a surplus of Rp20.84 trillion in 2020, a 20.8-percent increase from the targeted Rp17.24 trillion in the budget plan 2019.
— Antara News

Indonesia seen to begin applying circular economy concept
Indonesia has been seen to begin implementing the concept of circular economy that can proffer social, economic, and environmental benefits to the nation.
— Antara News

New Agriculture Minister Promises Food Data Integration Within First 100 Days in Office
Indonesia will start using a single set of data, instead of several compiled from many sources, for its food production and distribution next year to remove the main source of confusions and disagreements that often plagued policies of ministries and institutions in the past.
— Jakarta Globe

WWF Indonesia to present human-elephant conflict mitigation project at Paris Peace Forum
A proposal on how to achieve peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife, titled “Living in Harmony: Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflict”, is set to be presented by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia at the second Paris Peace Forum from Nov. 11 to 13.
— The Jakarta Post

Nationwide trial of B30 biodiesel to start in November
A nationwide commercial trial on the distribution of the 30 percent blended biodiesel ( B30 ) is expected to begin this month as part of preparations for the mandatory use of the palm-oil based biodiesel starting January.
— The Jakarta Post

Surya Paloh Inaugurates Himself as NasDem Chairman
As many have expected, media magnate Surya Paloh was reelected chairman of the National Democratic Party by acclamation during the last day of its national congress at the Kemayoran Expo building in Central Jakarta on Monday.
— Jakarta Globe

2 Romanian ATM Scammers Nabbed in Jakarta, One Shot Dead
The Jakarta Police have arrested two Romanian nationals who were involved in a series of ATM card-skimming crimes.

Hearing of allegedly raped Indonesian migrant worker delayed
A rape case hearing of the Perak lawmaker who had allegedly raped an Indonesian migrant worker was delayed by the Perak state court, Malaysia, Monday, as the judges needed time to study some new material.
— Antara News

Counter-terrorism needs gender mainstreaming: expert
Measures to counter-terrorism should be strengthened with gender mainstreaming because women could play a leading role against extremism, the director of a non-profit body Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), Ruby Kholifah said here, Monday.
— Antara News

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Two-week delay in hearing for West Papua’s activists
The first pretrial hearing of the suspects accused of treason, including the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua) spokesperson Surya Anta, was delayed by two weeks by the South Jakarta city court, Monday.
— Antara News

How satellites help foster sustainable fishing in Indonesia
For Indonesia, the world’s second-largest producer of seafood, the fisheries industry is a key contributor to its gross domestic product (GDP).
— The Jakarta Post

Hijabi sex manual author appears in condom ad, internet applauds
Bank employee, mother of two and Instagram influencer Citra Ayu Mustika has shocked and amused netizens with an advertisement for her book, Uncensored, that appeared in the online adult shop
— The Jakarta Post

Lend a helping trunk: Tamed elephants deployed to protect PLN towers in Aceh
Amid ongoing efforts to secure electricity transmission lines around the country, state electricity giant PLN has employed a rather unorthodox strategy in Aceh.
— The Jakarta Post

Police Put Forth Dialogue Ahead of OPM Anniversary
The National Police (Polri) announced they would put forth dialogue with Papua’s religious and public figures ahead of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) anniversary on December 1.

Investment Alert Task Force records 127 legal online lending services
Investment Alert Task Force Chief Tongam L. Tobing affirmed that only 127 fintech peer-to-peer (P2P) lending services nationwide are registered under the Financial Service Authority (OJK) and urged people to be cautious while taking loans.
— Antara News

Prabowo Reveals Shortcomings in National Defense Industry
Following a visit to the headquarters of state-owned weapons manufacturer PT Pindad, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto said the country’s defense industry still lacked in many aspects.

LRT Jabodebek Tariff Possibly be Set under Rp12,000: Govt
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that the tariff of light rail transit of LRT Jabodebek, which is connecting Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, and Bekasi, could be set under Rp12,000 per passenger.

Jakarta Sets Budget Draft Despite Incomplete Budget Ceiling
Jakarta provincial administration was designing the 2020 Regional Budget Draft (RAPBD) while awaiting the completion of discussions on the budget ceiling in the Legislative Council (DPRD).

LRT’s Greater Jakarta line to become operational in June 2021
The Greater Jakarta line of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) will become fully operational in June 2021, Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan reaffirmed here, Monday.
— Antara News

Indonesia needs more research to boost agricultural productivity
Indonesia has been known for centuries as an agricultural hub with an abundant crop potential, but it must improve its agricultural research to boost productivity and food security for its large and growing population.
— The Jakarta Post

KPU Submits Report of Election Implementation to Jokowi
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo held a meeting with commissioners of the General Election Commission (KPU) at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday, November 11.

KAI announces issuance of bonds worth Rp2 trillion
State railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) unveiled a plan to issue bonds worth Rp2 trillion on Monday.
— Antara News

PDIP Talks of NasDem’s Plan to Prep Next Presidential Candidate
The ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) politician Andreas Pareira asserted that the government coalition parties should maintain the public trust given to them.

Jakarta BPBD Reveals Ten Areas Prone to Landslides
Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) revealed that ten areas of the capital had the potential of landslides or ground movement in November 2019.

Fintech lenders, OJK launch data center as bad loans rise
The Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) is partnering with the Financial Services Authority (OJK) to open a data center that will enhance the assessment of customers’ credit rating as bad loans rise in the burgeoning fintech lending sector.
— The Jakarta Post

Palace Responds to Rizieq Shihab’s Claim about His Return
The Palace balked at commenting the statement conveyed by the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab who said that Indonesian government demanded Saudi Arabia to ban him from returning to Jakarta.

BMKG launches expedition Indonesia PRIMA to Indian Ocean
The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) launched expedition Indonesia PRIMA to the Indian Ocean for Nov 12-Dec 10, 2019, to further explore the less-identifiable depth of 70,560,000-square-kilometer waters, chairwoman Dwikorita Karnawati stated here, Monday.
— Antara News

DPRD Approves Jakarta’s Ciliwung River Automatic Trash Filter
The Jakarta Environment Agency has filed for an Rp197 billion budget for 2020 as the agency was intent on implementing an automated trash filter in the city’s Ciliwung River.

Traveloka seeks to capitalize on rising demand for alternative accommodation
Online airline ticketing and hotel booking platform Traveloka has formally introduced a new feature offering alternative accommodation to meet the growing demand for such facilities from its customers.
— The Jakarta Post

Community-powered urban design tackles local issues in S. Tangerang
Massive urban development has come at the cost of public space, with the shrinking space diminishing opportunities for person-to-person interaction – an issue that youth in South Tangerang, Banten, are trying to tackle.
— The Jakarta Post

First Cincin Lake Festival showcases North Jakarta’s tourism potential
Hundreds of people were seen roaming around Cincin Lake (Ring Lake) under the blazing hot Sun in Papanggo subdistrict in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, on Saturday.
— The Jakarta Post

Dead body found in suitcase in Bogor
A dead body wrapped in plastic and a blanket was found in a suitcase in Kampung Teluk Waru, Curug Bitung village, in Bogor, West Java, on Sunday.
— 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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