Indonesia morning news for November 4

Indonesia morning news for November 4
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More than half of Indonesian toddlers malnourished because of poor diets: UNICEF report
Nurmala, 42, had a plate half-filled with rice and chicken nuggets in her left hand, while her right hand was busy feeding her 3-year-old daughter, who kept scooting away from her mother, seemingly unimpressed with her dinner that Thursday afternoon.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Not Benefiting from U.S.-China Trade War, ADB Says
Indonesia reportedly does not benefit from global trade growth to the same extent as its Asian neighbors and is not benefiting from trade redirection resulting from trade tensions between the U.S. and China due to Indonesia’s limited participation in global value chains.

Boeing Compensates Rp701.5bn to 737 MAX Crash Victims’ Families
Lion Air Group President Director Edward Sirait announced that Boeing had paid US$50 billion or equal to Rp701.48 billion to compensate families of victims of 737-8 MAX jet crashes of Lion Air JT 610 and Ethiopian Airlines ET 302.

Jokowi Will Not Issue KPK Law Perpu
President Jokowi has confirmed that he will not issue a government’s regulation in lieu of law (perpu) to annul the revised Corruption Eradication Commission Law (KPK Law) that was passed this year.

Journalist-cum-activists found dead in North Sumatra
Two journalists who mediated a protracted land dispute between local residents and an oil palm plantation were found dead in Labuhan Batu regency, North Sumatra, their bodies riddled with stab wounds.
— The Jakarta Post

Many Indonesians Have No Established Financial Plans: Research
A financial health index from financial service company GoBear shows 63 percent of workers in Indonesia are without enough savings should they face a layoff.

Indonesia will push digital transformation of sea toll system
The Indonesia’s government will push digital transformation of sea toll system by planning to launch an application designed by Jakarta-based multi-service platform GOJEK to halt monopoly practices in the sea transportation and shipment sectors, an official said in a statement here, Sunday.
— Antara News

Rupiah strengthens following release of low inflation data
The Indonesian rupiah strengthened against the United States (US) dollar in the Jakarta interbank market at the weekend following the announcement of the country’s inflation rate in October 2019.
— Antara News

BMKG warns of extreme weather before rainy season peak
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has called on the public to remain vigilant about extreme weather throughout the country in the next two months during the shift to the rainy season.
— The Jakarta Post

PM Modi Meets Indonesian President On Sidelines Of ASEAN Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bangkok on Sunday on the sidelines of ASEAN summit and discussed the threats of extremism and terrorism.

Jokowi Given Specially Numbered Jersey by FIFA at Asean Summit
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was given a football jersey with a special number on the back during a meeting between Asean leaders and world football governing body FIFA in Bangkok on Saturday.
— Jakarta Globe

ASEAN forms new team to monitor Rohingya repatriation
No missing links, please: Heads of government and state (from left) Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of Indonesia and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos prepare for a photo at the ceremony to open the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on Sunday
— The Jakarta Post

India-ASEAN Summit: PM Modi had bilateral talks with President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had bilateral talks with President of Indonesia Joko Widodo today that is the second day of PM Modi’s 3-day Visit of Thailand. Watch this video to find out more in details.

Indonesia records benign inflation in October as foodstuff prices decline
Indonesia recorded a slight increase in consumer prices in October as lower foodstuff prices offset hikes in those of food and beverages, cigarettes and tobacco, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced on Friday.
— The Jakarta Post

Atut dynasty’s member accused of embezzling Rp 1.7 trillion over 7 years in Banten
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has indicted Tubagus “Wawan” Chaeri Wardana, the younger brother of former Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah, accusing him of accepting illicit payments amounting to more than Rp 1.7 trillion (US$120 million) in relation to projects in the province between 2005 and 2012.
— The Jakarta Post

‘How are we going to pay for that?’ Families raise objections to increase of BPJS premiums
For many families in Indonesia, money struggles are often kept private.
— The Jakarta Post

4 Requirements Before Boeing 737 Max Fleets Return to Service
The Transportation Ministry has announced Boeing 737 Max 8 fleets can return to service again only after they meet a number of safety requirements.

Jakarta sets provincial minimum wage for 2020
The Jakarta government has announced its 2020 provincial minimum wage (UMP) of Rp4,276,349.86 (around US$304), an increase of 8.51 percent from the 2019 UMP, Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan announced at the City Hall, Friday.
— Antara News

Palm oil considered likely solution to global vegetable oil demand
Palm oil products are likely to be considered a solution to meet the current global demand for vegetable oil, Indonesia’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Mahendra Siregar stated.
— Antara News

Seven companies investigated over alleged nickel export violations
The government is moving fast in investigating alleged nickel export irregularities that prompted its high-ranking officials to announce a sudden temporary export ban of the commodity, which plays an important role in a plethora of industrial operations, including the production of electric car batteries and stainless steel.
— The Jakarta Post

Manufacturing Industry Growth Decelerates
The central statistics agency, Statistics Indonesia or BPS, noted slowing production growths in large and medium manufacturing industries over the last two years.

Two of Jakarta’s top officials resign amid questions about city budget allocations
Two of Jakarta’s top officials have stepped down amid the recent turmoil concerning the deliberation of the city’s 2020 draft budget priorities and ceiling (KUA-PPAS).
— The Jakarta Post

Mastermind behind deadly Wamena rioting arrested by Indonesian police
The Indonesian police in Jayawijaya, Papua, arrested a village head, identified by his initials as YA, 45, for allegedly masterminding the recent Wamena rioting that claimed 33 innocent civilian lives, a police spokesman stated.
— Antara News

YLKI Suggests Steps to Prevent BPJS Kesehatan Premium Increase
The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (Yayasan Lembaga Konsumen Indonesia – YLKI) asserted that the increasing premium for the Health Social Security (BPJS Kesehatan) has triggered counter-productive issues for the health services itself.

Jakarta Requests Rp2.11tn Budget to Rebuild 86 Schools
The Jakarta Province Education Office has submitted a proposed budget of Rp2.11 trillion to rebuild 86 schools in 2020.

New provinces in Papua may lead to widening social gap: Experts
In a bid to speed up development in Papua, the government has come up with an idea to create more provinces on the vast island.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to highlight Indo-Pacific concept in ASEAN Summit
President Joko Widodo left for Bangkok on Saturday to attend the 35th ASEAN Summit where he will highlight the concept of Indo-Pacific cooperation and its importance.
— Antara News

Sports minister says exercise one way to solve BPJS national health insurance deficit
Newly-appointed Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali — the first in over a decade not to sport a mustache — has a solution of his own to help solve the BPJS Kesehatan (Health Care and Social Security Agency) deficit crisis, and it involves all of us getting off of our couches.
— Coconuts

Ex-Jakarta Police Chief Wins PSSI Chairmanship in Heated Congress
A police general was elected chairman of the Indonesian Football Federation, or PSSI, in a heated “extraordinary congress” at a Jakarta hotel, where eight of 11 candidates walked out before voting on Saturday.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia to showcase swallow nest at China Import Expo
Indonesia’s Trade Ministry will put the spotlight on swallow nest as one of its potential commodities at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be held on Nov 5-10 in Shanghai.
— Antara News

Religious Affairs Ministry Bans Veil and Short Trousers
Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Zainut Tauhid said that the ban on veil and short trousers for Civil Servants only applies within the Ministry of Religious Affairs Ministry territory. Zainut asked for the public not to respond exaggeratedly.

LIPI develops nanocellulose-based heart catheter
The biomaterial research center of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) is currently developing a heart catheter prototype with components made from nanocellulose, a plant-fiber biomass, and other nanoparticles to meet the demand from hospitals across the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta Continues its Growth into Smart City: JSC Program Leader
When asked about the “Jakarta Smart City” concept, some people were quick to say that it was synonymous with technology.

Current, former governors feud over Jakarta’s e-budgeting system amid controversial fund allocations
The controversy over seemingly excessive billing in the 2020 city budget priorities has led Governor Anies Baswedan to promise to upgrade the electronic system he inherited from the previous administration.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Officially Announced as Host of 2021 U-20 FIFA World Cup
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met Gianni Infantino, the president of world football governing body FIFA, during the Asean Summit in Bangkok on Saturday to thank him for Indonesia’s selection as host of the U-20 World Cup in 2021.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia short of skilled workers as tech sector booms
Talent scarcity due to weakness in education system; experts pin hopes on new education minister
— The Straits Times

Sri Mulyani swears in Suryo Utomo as new tax office chief
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati appointed Suryo Utomo, formerly expert tax compliance staff to the minister, as taxation director general on Friday, replacing the outgoing Robert Pakpahan, who is set to retire.
— The Jakarta Post

Nadiem Makarim Has 100 Days to Create App for Education Sector
President Jokowi has given Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim 100 days to create an application system for Indonesia’s education sector.

Jakarta Seeks to Standardize PM 2.5 Air Quality Parameter
The Jakarta environment agency is set to hold an academic study on the use of PM (particulate matter) 2.5 air quality measurements next year that will cost the capital Rp410 million.

Gojek, Tokopedia, Traveloka: Tech IPOs in the cards
As more technology companies plan to offer their shares to the public in initial public offerings (IPO), market analysts have called for more profitable business practices rather than focusing on gross merchandise value (GMV).
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi Asks Nadiem Makarim to Conduct Major Reform in Curriculum
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expected major reforms in the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Jokowi, Guterres discuss Palestine, Rohingya Crises in Bangkok
President Joko Widodo held a meeting with Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss humanitarian crises in Palestine and of Rohingya minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
— Antara News

Indonesian police bust Malaysia-Pekanbaru-Jakarta drug ring
The Jakarta Metropolitan Police recently unearthed a Malaysia-Pekanbaru-Jakarta drug ring following a series of raids resulting in the arrests of four suspects and confiscation of 21 kilograms crystal methamphetamine, or sabu-sabu, a police spokesman confirmed.
— Antara News

Minister Muhadjir Effendy to Form TaskForce to Deal with Stunting
Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy has said that his office will set up a special task force involving several relevant ministries to deal with stunting problem in the country.

Jokowi Gives One Month to Solve Novel Baswedan’s Attack Case
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced that he had given a deadline up to December to newly-installed National Police Chief Idham Azis to solve Novel Baswedan’s acid attack case.

Jokowi says govt will not intervene in PSSI congress
The government will not intervene in the All Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) congress to be held on Saturday, November 2, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has assured.
— Antara News

Trade ministry to push lawmakers to ratify IA-CEPA agreement
The Ministry of Trade will push communications with the House of Representatives members to accelerate the ratification of Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) that was inked on March 4 this year, the minister Agus Suparmanto stated.
— Antara News

Minister stresses public participation in war on plastic waste
Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has appealed to the public to join the war on plastic waste and put a halt to marine littering.
— Antara News

Jakarta Race to Finish Bike Lanes Prior to Law Enforcement
The Jakarta Transportation Agency will accelerate the construction of permanent bike lane prior to the upcoming enforcement of the bike lane regulation on November 20, 2019.

EV owners just take 20 mins to charge batteries at PLN’s new station
Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) in Jakarta have no more needed longer time to charge their EV batteries.
— Antara News

UNESCO names Ambon ‘city of music’
UNESCO has named Ambon, the capital of Maluku, a “city of music” to mark World Cities Day on Thursday.
— The Jakarta Post

University of Indonesia Lecturer Reported to Police Over ‘Joker Governor’ Meme
A University of Indonesia lecturer has been reported to police for defamation after he posted a doctored photograph of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan showing him with a clown face on his Facebook account.
— Jakarta Globe

Aceh religious official who helped draft laws on adultery flogged for having an affair
An Indonesian man working for an organisation which helped draft strict religious laws ordering adulterers to be flogged was himself publically whipped Thursday after he was caught having an affair with a married woman.
— Coconuts

ESDM Ministry to Accelerate Refinery Development Project
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) will accelerate its development of the state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina’s refinery in relation to the increasing consumption of fuel.

2,550 houses of poor families in Aceh’s Langsa city get renovated
The Langsa city administration has facilitated 2,550 houses of poor families to get renovated through the Public Works and Housing Ministry’s “Bedah Rumah” (Home Renovation) Program from 2015 up to now, a local government official said.
— Antara News

Stories of Heroes the Highlight at Indonesia’s Storytelling Festival
Local and international storytellers gathered together to entertain children and educate parents about the importance of storytelling during the two-day Indonesia’s International Storytelling Festival at the National Museum in Jakarta on Nov. 2-3.
— Jakarta Globe

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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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