Indonesia morning news for November 27

Indonesia morning news for November 27
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Indonesia’s economic growth in 2020 to reach 4.8 percent: Indef
The Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) has forecast Indonesia’s economy to slow down to 4.8 percent by 2020 owing to challenges from the global and domestic fronts continuing to weigh heavy.
— Antara News

Hobbled Indonesian corruption busters show Jokowi is no corruption buster
After he won re-election last April, Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo was eager to emphasise the liberating effects of not having to worry about re-election.
— AEC News Today

Tax authority to focus on expanding tax base in 2020
The Taxation Directorate General will focus on expanding Indonesia’s tax base next year in order to meet a tough revenue target for 2020 amid an economic slowdown.
— The Jakarta Post

Police Nab Chinese Syndicate Running Online Fraud
Metro Jaya Police investigators apprehended a total of 66 Chinese nationals on Monday, Nov. 25, across six different locations for their alleged involvement in an international crime syndicate.

President grants clemency to former Riau governor
President Joko Widodo has granted clemency to former Riau governor Annas Maamun convicted of corruption in a case of land conversion in Kuantan Singingi District, Riau Province, his lawyer said.
— Antara News

Government upbeat US will maintain GSP status for Indonesia
The government is upbeat that the United States will maintain the special trade status for Indonesia as most of the US’ concerns on trade privileges have been settled, a senior trade official has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Police Uncover Terror Plot from Militant Group’s Laptop
The Indonesian Police have uncovered a plot to carry out more attacks on police facilities and worship places after they examined a portable computer belonging to a militant group blamed for the suicide bombing at the Medan Metropolitan Police headquarters two weeks ago.
— Jakarta Globe

Pertamina to Triple Oil Import From the US Next Year
State energy company Pertamina is seeking to triple its crude oil import from the United States next year, taking advantage of the competitive price of US oil to meet baseload demand of its refinery in Cilacap, West Java, a senior executive of the company said on Tuesday.
— Jakarta Globe

S Korean corporations to make $8.8 billion investment: Board
Head of the Indonesian Investment Coordination Board (BKPM), Bahlil Lahadalia, said that three giant South Korean corporations are prepared to invest US$8.8 billion in Indonesia next year.
— Antara News

State Palace says Jokowi ‘never even thought’ of increasing presidential term limit
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has never suggested increasing the maximum number of presidential terms through a constitutional amendment, according to the State Palace.
— The Jakarta Post

Central Java immigration authorities deport 104 foreign nationals
The Central Java immigration authorities deported 104 foreign nationals since early this year over varied immigration violations, Immigration Division Chief of Central Java Provincial Office of Law and Human Rights Ministry Esti Winahyu Nurhandayani stated.
— Antara News

China-backed AIIB offers to help fund Indonesia’s capital relocation
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is prepared to help finance Indonesia’s plan to move its capital from congested Jakarta to an area on the eastern side of Borneo island, the president of the Beijing-backed bank said on Tuesday (Nov 26).

The Missing Strategy in Indonesia’s Economic Diplomacy
Indonesia faces no shortage of economic and geopolitical challenges.
— The Diplomat

Indonesia looks to Hawaii, Guam for inspiration to develop South China Sea outpost
Indonesia is looking to Guam and Hawaii for inspiration as it seeks to develop Natuna Islands into an international geotourist location while fortifying its northernmost borders in the contentious South China Sea at the same time.
— The Jakarta Post

Hyundai Motor to invest $1.55 billion in first Indonesia car plant
South Korea’s Hyundai Motor <005380.KS> said on Tuesday it has signed a preliminary deal to build a new factory in Indonesia, which would be its first car plant in Southeast Asia and a crack at Japanese rivals that dominate the market.
— Euronews

Jokowi attends 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit in Busan
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) attended the 2019 ASEAN-Republic of Korea (RoK) Commemorative Summit in Busan, South Korea, Tuesday, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of dialogue partnership between ASEAN and the Republic of Korea.
— Antara News

40 mily personnel in Gorontalo join urine test for drug prevention
Forty personnel of the 133/Nani Wartabone Regional Military Command joined a urine testing program that the National Narcotics Agency (BNN)-Gorontalo Office conducted Monday.
— Antara News

Indonesia asks Mexico to develop palm oil-based biofuel
Indonesia has invited Mexico to conduct research together to develop palm oil-based biofuel as renewable energy during the third meeting of the Indonesia-Mexico Consultative Committee on Agriculture (CCA) held in Mexico City.
— Antara News

Medan fish sellers hit hard after dead pigs found in rivers
Fish traders across Medan, North Sumatra, have complained about suffering a marked drop in income after hundreds of pig carcasses were found floating in a major river that runs through the provincial capital.
— The Jakarta Post

Pertamina projects extensive biofuel use in transportation by 2050
Pertamina Energy Institute’s Advisory Board Widyawan Prawiraatmadja reckoned that biofuel will be utilized on a substantial scale in transportation in 2050.
— Antara News

Tourism Ministry invites French travel agents to Sumba, Komodo Island
Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economic Ministry is inviting French travel bureaus’ agents, whom Visit Indonesia Tourism Office (VITO) chief for France will accompany, to visit Sumba and Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara, November 28-December 5.
— Antara News

Indonesia to build sustainable economy: Sri Mulyani
The government is determined to build a sustainable economy that will transform economic growth policies through investments and ensure that development does not come from debt, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said.
— Antara News

Central Kalimantan illegal loggers become coconut sugar farmers
Aliannur has been an illegal logger for 20 years. Should he be caught red-handed by a local security officers, the 36-year-old from Satiruk village on Hanaut Island, East Kotawaringin regency, Central Kalimantan, would bid Rp 500,000 (US$35) so that the officer would not arrest him.
— The Jakarta Post

Wamena investigation:What the government is not telling us
In Wamena in Papua’s Jayawijaya regency there is a customary belief that women and children are innocent, that’s why the men have to protect them.
— The Jakarta Post

Riau may have nearly 100,000 drug users: Govt
The prevalence of drug use in Riau Province has reached 1.87 percent of its total productive-age population with nearly 100 thousand drug users, Riau Governor Syamsuar said here Monday.
— Antara News

AMSI to Host Digital Economy Conference
The Indonesian Cyber Media Association, or AMSI, will hold a national-scale digital economy conference featuring ministers and top entrepreneurs in Jakarta on Thursday.
— Jakarta Globe

Pertamina to allocate almost $8 billion for capex in 2020
State-owned oil company Pertamina intends to invest about US$7.8 billion for business development, most of which is to go into the upstream sector next year.
— The Jakarta Post

North Sumatra police destroy crystal meth, ecstasy and marijuana
The North Sumatra Police destroyed 161,505 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 146,742 grams of marijuana, and 3,907 ecstasy pills, confiscated from 43 drug raid operations conducted by the local police narcotics squads from July to November, a police officer said.
— Antara News

400,000 liters of clean water distributed on drought-hit Palue Island
The disaster mitigation agency of Sikka regency in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) distributed some 400,000 liters of clean water recently to people in eight villages on Palue Island, one of the areas in the regency that has been experiencing drought for the last few months.
— The Jakarta Post

Video: Bandung road becomes river of trash. Man throws more in.
It is a common sight in Indonesia – trash floating in waterways.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia, Korea ink MoU to collaborate on capital city relocation
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Technical Cooperation on Capital City Relocation and Development was inked between Indonesia and South Korea.
— Antara News

Sons of president BJ Habibie officiate unveiling of late father’s statue in Gorontalo
The sons of late president BJ Habibie officiated on Monday the unveiling of a statue that honors their father in Tibawa district, Gorontalo regency, Gorontalo.
— The Jakarta Post

Haram refrigerators?: Despite law, government still halal-confused
As home to the world’s largest Muslim population, Indonesia has tried to ensure all its products are certified halal, but a recent brouhaha about restrictions on Christmas greetings on cakes has sparked debates about the government’s ability to manage halal certification and has highlighted places where it may go wrong.
— The Jakarta Post

Diaper Maker Uni-Charm Indonesia Set for $106m IPO in December
Uni-Charm Indonesia, the country’s largest baby diaper maker, is seeking to raise up to $106 million from an initial public offering next month, with plans to use most of the proceeds to expand its business and a small portion of it to pay back debts.
— Jakarta Globe

Foreign ministry encourages start-up ecosystem for economic diplomacy
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has encouraged the start-up ecosystem or domestic start-ups to support economic diplomacy, which is one of Indonesia’s foreign policy priorities.
— Antara News

Papua police chief chairs meeting before OPM’s anniversary
Papua Police Chief Inspector General Paulus Waterpauw on Tuesday chaired a meeting with police and military officers, provincial government officials, and community leaders prior to the Free Papua Movement’s (OPM’s) anniversary commemoration on Dec 1.
— Antara News

Aceh-Andaman connection expected to boost Indonesia-India trade
Indonesia and India plan to improve connectivity between Indonesia’s province of Aceh and India’s islands of Andaman and Nicobar to unlock business potential in an effort to increase bilateral trade to US$50 billion by 2025.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to host COP 4 to Minamata Convention in 2021
Indonesia has been chosen to host the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 4) to the Minamata Convention in 2021, Environmental Affairs and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar stated.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s top F&B plastic polluters join forces toward circular economy
Major food and beverage (F&B) companies named the country’s top plastic polluters are driving the transition to a circular economy, by boosting their recycling efforts to reduce plastic packaging waste at landfills in Indonesia, the world’s second largest marine polluter.
— The Jakarta Post

Ilaga airport authority intensifies security in run-up to Christmas
The authority of Ilaga Airport in Puncak District, Papua Province, has coordinated with related agencies to increase security measures ahead of the celebrations of this year’s Christmas and 2020 New Year’s Eve.
— Antara News

Moeldoko Calls Public to Not Ministerpret Agnez Mo’s Statement
Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko asked fellow Indonesians to not view the issue regarding Agnez Mo in a negative light following her interview with BUILD Series published on November 22, where she talked about her descendence.

Hotman Paris Represents Grab in Monopoly Hearing with ICC
The Indonesia Competition Commission or ICC is holding the seventh session of alleged monopoly and business discrimination by the Solusi Transportasi Indonesia a.k.a. Grab Indonesia and PT Teknologi Pengangkutan Indonesia.

Garuda to add 2,495 seats for Christmas, New Year holidays
National flag-carrier Garuda Indonesia will prepare 2,495 additional seats to anticipate a surge in passengers during the Christmas and New Year holidays. The additional seats will be available from Dec. 20 to Jan. 6.
— The Jakarta Post

West Papua’s Unipa targets 100 doctors graduating in 2025
The University of Papua (Unipa) in Manokwari, West Papua Province, is aiming to produce 100 graduated young doctors in 2025, Dean of Unipa’s Faculty of Medicine Siti Farida stated.
— Antara News

Chinese companies innovate and flourish in fashion business
A number of companies engaged in the fashion business have experienced difficulties and even crises over the past five years.
— Antara News


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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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