Indonesia morning news for November 25

Indonesia morning news for November 25
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Indonesia Climbs to 41st in World Talent Ranking
Indonesia has climbed four places to rank 41st in the world talent ranking based on a survey by Swiss-based IMD Business School, beating Thailand and the Philippines but still lagging behind Singapore and Malaysia.
— Jakarta Globe

Enrollment up but educational outcomes remain low in Indonesia: World Bank
At SD Inpres Lindi Tanggo state elementary school in the remote village of Tanggo on the island of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, three of the school’s 19 third grade students are unable to read fluently.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia ministries ban pregnant, LGBT job seekers: report
Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called “normal” applicants, the Ombudsman said Friday, slammed as “arbitrary and hateful restrictions” by a rights group.
— Coconuts

South Kalimantan’s fire destroys hundreds of houses: military officer
A fire ravaged the areas of Sungai Bali Village in Pulau Sebuku Subdistrict, Kotabaru District, South Kalimantan Province, on Saturday evening, destroying hundreds of houses and public facilities, a local military officer said.
— Antara News

Indonesia plans to cut corporate tax rate in stages to reach 20%
Indonesia’s finance minister said on Friday (Nov 22) that the government would submit to parliament next month a plan to cut the corporate tax rate in two stages to reach 20 per cent by 2023, down from its current level of 25 per cent.

Boeing Settles Half Of Lawsuits Tied To Indonesian Crash
Boeing has settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet off the coast of Indonesia.
— CBS Chicago

Will banks lose out in Indonesia?
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Market Intelligence recently commissioned an inaugural report on the growth of e-money in Southeast Asia.
— The ASEAN Post

Indonesia urges G20 to adopt win-win mindset
Indonesia asserted its view about the relevance of free and fair trade amid a volatile global economy, with its top diplomat underscoring the importance of global leadership in maintaining international stability at the Group of 20 ministerial forum in the Japanese city of Nagoya on Saturday.
— The Jakarta Post

Police set to impose Rp 250,000 fine on wayward e-scooter riders starting Nov. 25
While the Jakarta administration drafts a regulation that will restrict the operation of micromobility vehicles, Jakarta Police will move a step forward with a plan to slap fines of Rp 250,000 [US$17.74] starting on Monday on users who ride them outside the designated areas.
— The Jakarta Post

Foreign capital inflow reaches Rp220.9 trillion until November
Bank Indonesia (BI) recorded a portfolio of foreign capital inflow from the beginning of January 2019 to November 21, 2019 of Rp220.9 trillion (year to date/ytd).
— Antara News

Climate change brings worst drought to Indonesia since 2015
Regions in at least 11 southern Indonesian provinces, some of which have gone more than seven months without rain, are expected to see the prolonged dry spell continue until December, in another sign of changing weather patterns in the country. Cities and regencies across Lampung,
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta aims to reach 82 percent tap water coverage by 2023
The Jakarta administration is striving to expand the city’s tap water coverage from the current 62 percent throughout the capital to 82 percent by 2023 amid persistently sluggish progress in coverage expansion.
— The Jakarta Post

Malaysia’s apology on Twitter is not enough: Indonesian minister
Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said the Malaysian Government’s apology for its soccer fans’ acts of violence against the Indonesian supporters through Twitter account was not enough.
— Antara News

Pancasila is non-negotiable for Indonesia: MPR’s deputy speaker
The state ideology Pancasila is non-negotiable for Indonesia so that the entire nation must have a common spirit of opposing radicalism and terrorism which potentially distruct the national unity, Deputy Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Ahmad Muzani said.
— Antara News

Transport Minister to anticipate Christmas surge
Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi stated he has intensified coordination and divided roles with related stakeholders in anticipating the spike in the number of vehicles and passengers of public transportation during the 2019 Christmas and 2020 New Years holiday season.
— Antara News

2,000 scout members joined recycled costume carnival
Some 2,000 scout members joined a carnival of recycled costumes in Jakarta’s MH Thamrin street during car-free day on Sunday.
— Antara News

Riau Islands’ security needs tightening against drug trafficking
Indonesian law enforcement agencies in Riau Islands need to tighten maritime security in the province’s waters to prevent the transnational drug crimes, People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo has stated.
— Antara News

Ministry seizes 12 illegal FADs in Sulawesi waters
The Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has seized 12 fish aggregating devices (FADs) installed illegally in the Sulawesi waters at the border of Indonesia and the Philippines.
— Antara News

Phased cuts in corporate tax rates: Sri Mulyani
Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani will cut corporate taxes in phases from 22 percent in the 2021-2022 period to 20 percent in 2023 and will submit her proposal to the House of Representatives in December.
— Antara News

Netflix Tax, Zero Dividend Tax Among Indonesia’s New Sweeping Tax Reforms
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s omnibus law bill will introduce sweeping tax reforms ranging from reduced income and value-added taxes and zero tax on dividends to lower non-resident taxes and a so-called Netflix tax, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati announced on Friday.
— Jakarta Globe

Jokowi orders ministries to trim weapon imports
President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has ordered his ministries to trim firearm imports and instead strengthen the local weaponry defense system industry.
— Antara News

Beware of the tiger: Police ban camping activities on Mt. Dempo following attacks
Pagaralam Police in South Sumatra have temporarily banned camping activities on Mount Dempo following a series of tiger attacks this month.
— The Jakarta Post

Ministry of Finance insures 1,360 buildings worth Rp10.8 trillion
The Ministry of Finance insured 1,360 buildings, with asset value of Rp10.8 trillion, in 2019, by a consortium called the State Property Insurance (BMN).
— Antara News

Govt will offer 50 thousand Digital Talent scholarships
The Indonesian Communication and Informatics Ministry will offer 50 thousand Digital Talent scholarships for 2020 to hone skills and boost competitiveness of the country’s human resources in the field of information technology and communication.
— Antara News

Jakarta ex-governor Ahok tapped for job at state energy firm Pertamina: reports
Jakarta’s ex-governor, who was jailed for nearly two years on controversial blasphemy charges, was tapped Friday to oversee executives at Indonesian energy firm Pertamina, media reports said, after it was hit by graft scandals.
— Coconuts

Mahfud MD, Japan’s Ambassador discuss counterterrorism cooperation
Coordinating Political, Law, and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD held a meeting with Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia Masafumi Ishii to discuss cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
— Antara News

CDIP 24th session in Geneva chaired by Indonesia’s Hasan Kleib
Ambassador Hasan Kleib, Indonesian permanent representative to the United Nations, WTO, and other international organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, chaired the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property’s (CDIP’s) 24th Session in Geneva on Nov 18-22, 2019.
— Antara News

KPPU expects garlic importers to open up plantations
The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) expects garlic importers open up a plantation to maintain the market’s fairness and competitiveness among traders, the chairman Guntur Saragih stated here, Friday.
— Antara News

Taboo surrounding sex education puts young people at higher risk of HIV
Most Indonesian parents can easily talk with their children about politics, religion or the latest celebrity gossip, but not sex.
— The Jakarta Post

Step aside, boomers: Here’s Jokowi’s new ‘millennials’ team
The State Palace has welcomed seven new faces to the 12-member presidential expert staff.
— The Jakarta Post

Minister Tjahjo on board with plan allowing civil servants to work from home
In an era in which much work and communication can be conducted online, Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has agreed to civil servants being allowed to work from home, as long as the work is done according to schedule.
— The Jakarta Post

Rented e-scooters not permitted to cross thoroughfares in Jakarta
Rented electric scooters are banned from crossing thoroughfares, sidewalks, or bike lanes in Jakarta, the province’s transportation office stated here, Friday, while explaining that it aims to control their use following this month’s fatal incident.
— Antara News

Climate change, environmental degradation may hamper Indonesia’s GDP growth
As current food and land use systems have reportedly caused “hidden costs” almost as high as China’s gross domestic product (GDP) globally, including in Indonesia, experts have urged policy-makers in the country to carry out a transformation to sustainability.
— The Jakarta Post

There is no such thing as a less harmful e-cigarette, health experts say
For the past few years, cigarette companies have introduced a new form of nicotine consumption that they say is less harmful, smoke free and will save millions of lives from smoking-related disease caused by conventional cigarettes.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt pushes creative thinking for boosting human resource capacity
Indonesian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Rizal Sukma reaffirmed the government’s commitment to pushing creative and innovative thinking to boost the capacity of Indonesian human resources.
— Antara News

Prosecution Office’s supervisory body to be dissolved
The Indonesian government plan to dissolve the Prosecution Office’s Central-Regional Development, Governance, Security and Supervisory Team (TP4) and its local office (TP4D) is aimed at easing investments, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko reaffirmed here, Friday.
— Antara News

Indonesia, neighbors work closely to release abducted citizens
The government has continued to work hand in hand with Malaysia and the Philippines to facilitate the release of three Indonesians held captive by the Abu Sayyaf group since last September.
— Antara News

Minister Edhy Prabowo upbeat about rise in fishery production
Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo shared optimism that implementation of regulations favorable to the capture fisheries sector will facilitate boosting production in the sector.
— Antara News

Mt Ile Mandiri in Larantuka again besieged by wildfire
A wildfire again ravaged Mount Ile Mandiri in Larantuka, the capital of East Flores District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province, on Thursday evening.
— Antara News

14 immigrant births in Pekanbaru in 2019: detention center head
Some 14 immigrant babies were born in Pekanbaru, Riau, in 2019, thereby bringing the total count of foreign refugee children in the province to 288, head of the Pekanbaru Immigration Detention Center Junior Sigalingging stated.
— Antara News

AI urges revocation of discriminatory apparatus application requisites
Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia Usman Hamid called to retract some requirements in the selection process of civil apparatuses that are perceived as being discriminatory in nature.
— Antara News

Sabang’s Zero Kilometer Monument named unique tourism destination
The Monument of Zero Kilometer in Sabang Town, Aceh Province, has been named the most unique tourism destination at the Indonesian Tourism Award (API) event organized by the Tourism and Creative Economic Ministry.
— Antara News

Prevent mosques from being used to spread hate speeches: VP
Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has appealed to members of the community to safeguard mosques from being misused as grounds to spread hate speeches and hostility.
— Antara News

‘Pak’ Nadiem, I love you 6000: Twitter abuzz about ex-Gojek CEO’s speech for Teacher’s Day
A speech by Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim, which is slated to be read on National Teacher’s Day on Monday, has created social media buzz over the weekend, with many praising the non-traditional language used to address complex problems faced by the country’s education system.
— The Jakarta Post

In Jambi, local children learn to protect the environment while illegal drilling destroys it
It was 8:15 in the morning. About 10 children from the indigenous tribe of Batin Sembilan were playing and studying in the forest.
— The Jakarta Post

South Korean bakery chain with French name under fire after one store refuses to print non-Islamic messages on cake
South Korean bakery chain Tous les Jours has found itself in the middle of a religious discrimination scandal in Indonesia related to what one may or may not write on a cake.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Bandung schoolkids given chickens to get them off their phones
How do we get children off their smartphones? Give them chickens, of course.
— 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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