Indonesia morning news for November 26

Indonesia morning news for November 26

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia among most improved in terms of prosperity with world’s highest levels of volunteering: Report
Indonesia is among the top five most improved countries in terms of prosperity in the world, with an exceptional ranking in social capital, as the country has the highest levels of civic and social participation in the world, a new report highlights.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia fires emitted double the carbon of Amazon fires, research shows
Fires from land and forest fires across Indonesia this year have pumped at least 708 million tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere — almost double the emissions from the fires that swept through the Brazilian Amazon this year.
— Mongabay

South Korea and Indonesia reach final agreement on free trade deal
South Korea and Indonesia on Monday wound up seven and a half years of negotiations on a free trade deal, with an agreement to remove tariffs on steel, autos and beer.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Indonesia set to penetrate US pineapple market
Indonesia is ready to export fresh pineapples to the United States following the completion of pest risk assessment of the country’s produce by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
— Antara News

Bali leads the way in Asia Pacific villa rental market
Indonesia’s island hotspot Bali remains the frontrunner as Asia Pacific’s major market for private villas.
— TravelMole

Ahok Visits Pertamina for First Time as Chief Commissioner
Former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama visited state-run oil company Pertamina’s headquarters in Central Jakarta on Monday, shortly after he was officially appointed as the company’s chief commissioner by State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir.
— Jakarta Globe

Inalum Sets Aside $500m to Acquire Vale Indonesia
Indonesia Asahan Aluminum, or Inalum, a state-owned mining holding company, has set aside $500 million to acquire a 20 percent stake in Vale Indonesia, the country’s largest nickel producer, an Inalum executive said over the weekend.
— Jakarta Globe

Prabowo appeals to ASEAN nations to unitedly foil terrorism
Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto has appealed to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states to exert combined efforts to tackle terrorism.
— Antara News

Indonesia attorney general’s office condemned for barring LGBT recruits
Indonesia’s human rights commission condemned on Monday the attorney general’s office for barring LGBT people from applying for posts it did not want people with what it called “sexual orientation deviations”.
— Reuters

Indonesia has to get its act together to benefit from trade war: Fitch
The trade tensions between the United States and China have dragged down global economic growth and resulted in the relocation of many production facilities.
— The Jakarta Post

DPR Questions Urgency in Issuance of Anti-terrorism Decree
The House of Representatives’ (DPR) Commission II plans to question the government on its reasons for issuing the Government’s Decree No.77/2019 in preventing terrorism and protection for its investigators, prosecutors, judges, and prison employees.

Indonesia-South Korea bilateral trade intensified in past five years
Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Umar Hadi pointed to an increase in bilateral trade between Indonesia and South Korea over the past five years.
— Antara News

5.2-magnitude quake jolts South Bolaang Mongodow, North Sulawesi
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit Bolang Uki, South Bolaang Mongodow District, North Sulawesi Province on Sunday night.
— Antara News

Energy Ministry proposes revision of price formula for subsidized diesel
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has submitted a proposal to the Finance Ministry on increasing the government payout to subsidized diesel distributors Pertamina and AKR Corporindo, so that the two companies would not incur l osses from distributing subsidized fuel.
— The Jakarta Post

East Java administration, poultry farmers dismiss report on contaminated eggs but promise further research
The East Java administration, academics and poultry farmers have joined forces to defend the quality of locally produced eggs following a damning report on plastic contamination in two East Java villages.
— The Jakarta Post

WALHI urges government to prevent environmental pollution
The Indonesian government should work harder to prevent environmental pollution and destruction instead of focusing on just discussing it, Coordinator of Political Desk of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (WALHI) Khalisa Kalid said.
— Antara News

Nigeria studies Family Hope Program
The presence of a delegation from Nigeria to study the Family Hope Program (PKH) implemented by the government proves that the program is successful, especially in reducing poverty, Social Minister Juliari Peter Batubara has said.
— Antara News

Covert commies in 2019?: Prabowo warns about ‘latent danger’ of communism
Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has asked teachers to inform students about the country’s “dark” history relating to the long-defunct Indonesian Communist Party (PKI).
— The Jakarta Post

Gold demand surges as people turn to bullion to protect wealth
Gold sales in Indonesia have increased sharply this year as many people still believe that bullion remains a safe haven in times of financial or political uncertainty.
— The Jakarta Post

Muhammadiyah assists South Kalimantan’s Sungai Bali fire victims
The Muhammadiyah-South Kalimantan Chapter opened a command post to extend assistance to residents of Sungai Bali Village, Pulau Sebuku Sub-district, Kotabaru District, South Kalimantan Province, whose houses got destroyed in a huge fire on Saturday.
— Antara News

Jokowi emphasizes three steps to tackle global recession
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has drawn focus to three steps deemed necessary for ASEAN member countries and Korea to face global recession and challenges that lie ahead.
— Antara News

For Indonesian enterprises, green is the new black
Enterprises from micro to multinationals in Indonesia are increasingly pushing a green and sustainability agenda into their businesses as more awareness has been raised among consumer and industry players.
— The Jakarta Post

PP Presisi eyes 30 percent increase in new contracts next year
PT PP Presisi, a subsidiary of state-owned construction firm PT Pembangunan Perumahan (PT PP) believes the value of the company’s new contracts will increase by between 20 percent and 30 percent next year.
— The Jakarta Post

NTT regions still experience extreme drought
Extreme and prolonged drought until the end of November 2019 has continued to impact several regions in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province, a local official of the meteorology office stated.
— Antara News

Orias Moedak Named New Mining Czar, Rudiantara New PLN Chief
The government named Orias Petrus Moedak on Monday as the new president director of state-owned mining holding company Indonesia Asahan Aluminum and appointed Rudiantara, the former communication and information technology minister, as president director of state utility firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara.
— Jakarta Globe

Small steps taken toward lower carbon development
Oil palm plantations have provided food on the table for many families in the villages of Sungai Kayu Ara and Parit I/II, Siak regency, Riau. Dozens of women there, however, have been fighting against all odds to lower their reliance on the controversial commodity for the past year.
— The Jakarta Post

Education Minister urges teachers to initiate changes in classrooms
Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim has appealed to teachers to start small changes in their classrooms.
— Antara News

After Jokowi’s ‘millennials’ team, Ma’ruf picks ‘colonial era’ expert staff
After President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo made headlines last week for appointing seven millennial-generation people to his team of aides, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has now grabbed public attention because of his expert staff members, albeit for a very different reason.
— The Jakarta Post

Four dead, one missing: ship sinks after being struck by lightning off of N. Sumatra
Four sailors have been found dead and one is missing after a ship sank off of Pini Island, South Nias regency, North Sumatra, last week.
— The Jakarta Post

KPAI seeks tangible actions to realize educational freedom
The Commission for Protection of Indonesian Children (KPAI) sought concrete actions to realize freedom in study as highlighted by Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim in his speech during Teachers’ Day commemoration on Nov 25.
— Antara News

Martabe gold mine in N. Sumatra achieves Platinum rank for sustainability
The Martabe gold mine in North Sumatra – the only gold mine in the province – was awarded the rank of Platinum at the 2019 Asia Sustainability Reporting Rating (ASRRAT) event in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Saturday.
— The Jakarta Post

Consumer shift behind spending slowdown: Analysts
As consumer spending growth cools, retail sales slump and car sales slow, many have questioned if domestic consumption is in a decline but economists and businesspeople have expressed confidence that the trend is just a reflection of a shift in customer behavior.
— The Jakarta Post

Nissan to end production of Datsun cars in Indonesia: Source
Automaker Nissan Motor Indonesia (NMI) will end the production of some Datsun cars in Purwakarta, West Java, in January, according to a source.
— The Jakarta Post

Australian Driver Luis Leeds Asks Jokowi’s Help to Join Williams
Australian-born Luis Leeds is asking sponsorship from the Indonesian government after the racing driver got an offer from legendary Williams Formula 1 Team to join its driver academy.
— Jakarta Globe

Ministry organizes Food and Beverage Exhibition 2019 on Nov 25-29
The Industry Ministry organized the Food and Beverage Exhibition 2019 on November 25-29 in an attempt to promote the domestic industry.
— Antara News

Viral: 13 motorcycle taxi drivers in Banten receive fake food delivery orders
Fake food delivery orders are an incredibly cruel prank, especially when played on app-based motorcycle taxi drivers (locally known as ojek online or ojol for short) who would often have to front the money for their customers’ purchases.
— Coconuts (paywall)

East Java man allegedly kills friend after catching him about to rape his wife, turns himself in
A 25-year-old man, identified by his initial N, from the East Java regency of Probolinggo turned himself in to the local police after he allegedly killed his friend, who allegedly raped his wife twice in the past month.
— Coconuts (paywall)

8-year-old girl attacked by family pit bull in critical condition
An 8-year-old girl, identified by her initial M, is reportedly in critical condition after her family’s pit bull attacked her on Saturday in the North Sumatra capital of Medan.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Three students named suspects following fatal brawl on North Sumatra campus
The Medan police have arrested three students they accuse of involvement in the killing of a 21-year-old man during a brawl that broke out between students of Huria Kristen Batak Protestan (HKBP) Nommensen University in Medan, North Sumatra on Friday.
— 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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