Indonesia morning news for October 2

Indonesia morning news for October 2
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Environment ministry to exempt nickel slag from ‘hazardous’ status
The Environment and Forestry Ministry is preparing a regulation to exclude nickel slag produced by local mineral smelters from the list of hazardous and toxic waste ( B3 ) so that it can be used, such as for the construction of roads.
— The Jakarta Post

Thirteen police officers questioned over deaths of student protesters in Kendari
The National Police’s internal investigation team is questioning 13 police officers after a demonstration in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, resulted in the deaths of two students from Halu Oleo University last week.
— The Jakarta Post

Big brands sourcing illegal palm oil from habitat of orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers: study
Some of the world’s biggest consumer goods firms have been sourcing palm oil from plantations illegally developed in Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem, one of Southeast Asia’s most important remaining rainforests that is home to critically endangered elephants, rhinos, orangutans, and tigers.
— Eco-Business

Puan Maharani, PDI-P politician and daughter of former President Megawati Soekarnoputri, to be elected House Speaker
PDI-P politician Puan Maharani is set to be sworn in to lead the House of Parliament (DPR) for the 2019-2024 legislative session, further asserting her family’s prominence in Indonesian politics.
— Coconuts

Jakarta Collects 20.2-ton of Waste after Massive Protest at DPR
Jakarta Environment Agency collected 20.2 tons of waste from the demonstration on Monday, September 30, in front of the DPR-MPR building.

Anti-tobacco summit in Bogor agrees to strengthen regulation against consumption, eyes ban on vaping
Representatives attending the 2019 Asia Pacific-Cities for Tobacco Control (AP-CAT) summit have agreed to strengthen tobacco control among countries Asia Pacific and raise awareness on the impact of smoking.
— The Jakarta Post

House Set to Discuss Draft Bill on Personal Data Protection: Govt
The Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara confirms that the draft bill on protection of personal data is set to be discussed by the new-term 2019 – 2024 House of Representatives (DPR) Legislators who were inaugurated earlier today.

Family Planning: Indonesia looks beyond population control
Check this out: A participant registers for getting a gift at contraceptive social marketing program DKT Indonesia’s booth at the first International Conference on Indonesian Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Yogyakarta on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

KPK hunts tycoon Sjamsul Nursalim in BLBI bailout case
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has put Sjamsul Nursalim and his wife Itjih Nursalim, suspects in a graft case pertaining to Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) funds, on the most-wanted list.
— The Jakarta Post

Transport Ministry to ground Sriwijaya Air if carrier doesn’t stabilize internal turbulence by tomorrow
Embattled Indonesian low-cost carrier Sriwijaya Air may have its operations ceased by the Transport Ministry as early as midnight tomorrow.
— Coconuts

Three China’s nationals deported for permit misuse
Palu Immigration Office in Central Sulawesi Province deported three Chinese nationals because they had violated the law by misusing their stay permits in Indonesia, its chairman Sunaryo stated here, Tuesday.
— Antara News

Ethiopian delegation visits KPK
An Ethiopian delegation visited the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jakarta Tuesday to study how Indonesia has tackled corruption.
— Antara News

Official inauguration of DPR members for 2019-2024 held at Jakarta
Members of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR), due to serve for the 2019-2024 term, were officially inaugurated at the Nusantara Building, DPR Parliamentary Complex Senayan, Jakarta, on Tuesday.
— Antara News

Air clearer following reduction in hotspots in Sumatra, Kalimantan
A drop in the number of hotspots in Sumatra and Kalimantan to 673 on Monday, 6 p.m. Western Indonesian Standard Time, reflected positively on the air quality in the islands’ several cities and villages.
— Antara News

Australia hopeful Indonesia will ratify CEPA, former leader says
Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull expressed hope for the ratification of a landmark trade deal between Indonesia and Australia from earlier this year, while further suggesting that Indonesia resist the lure of economic populism and protectionism.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Cheapest Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train Ticket Set at Rp300,000
Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train operator, PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), will set the tariff of class 2 at Rp300,000 per ticket.

Indonesia’s Skouw-Wutung border post temporarily closed: Mily
The Indonesian authority has temporarily shut down the Skouw-Wutung Border Post in Muara Tami Subdistrict, Jayapura City, Papua Province, on Tuesday morning, following the sound of gunshots that the Indonesian security personnel heard around the border area.
— Antara News

Palembang’s LRT given speed boost to attract commuters
To encourage more people to use the LRT line in Palembang, South Sumatra, its speed has been increased and its integration with other modes of public transportation improved.
— The Jakarta Post

Schools, businesses shut in Wamena as thousands flee town
Local authorities are hoping that daily activities will return to normal soon following a deadly riot in Wamena, Papua, that left at least 33 people dead and caused thousands to flee their homes.
— The Jakarta Post

Two years of Anies: People satisfied but corruption still high, survey finds
A survey held approximately one month before the second anniversary of Anies Baswedan’s governorship on Oct. 16, 2019, has revealed that 82 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with Anies, although 28.3 percent of respondents said that corruption and illegal fees were still rampant within the administration.
— The Jakarta Post

First girder erected, marking another milestone in high-speed train project
The development of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project has reached another important milestone following the installation of the first box girder which will support an elevated section in West Cikarang, West Java on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta to Build Permanent Bike Lanes in November
City Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo announced that Jakarta would set permanent bicycle lanes across the city’s streets after the dissemination period ended or November 19 by constructing road separators.

Indonesia says scrapping plans to close Komodo island
Indonesia has decided it does not need to close the eastern island of Komodo next year as planned because its population of rare Komodo dragons is relatively stable and not under threat, the environment minister said on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Pegadaian to invest Rp 500 billion in fintech firms this year
State-owned pawnshop PT Pegadaian has set aside Rp 500 billion (US$35.26 million) from its own funds to invest in a number of local financial technology (fintech) companies this year.
— The Jakarta Post

Unilever to conduct stock split to lure more retail investors
Consumer goods giant PT Unilever Indonesia is planning to split its stocks in order to make them more affordable to retail investors.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi open to dialogue with pro-referendum Papuan leaders
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has opened the door for possible dialogue with pro-independence Papuan leaders after a deadly riot hit Wamena, Papua, last week, killing dozens of people and displacing thousands.
— The Jakarta Post

Government considers selling or renting out assets to finance new capital city
The government is considering a number of options to raise funds for the development of the new capital city in East Kalimantan, including the sale of state assets in Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

President leads ceremony to mark Pancasila Sanctity Day
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) acted as inspector of a ceremony at a function held to commemorate Pancasila Sanctity Day at the Pancasila Sakti Monument, East Jakarta, on Tuesday.
— Antara News

Kumolo named acting law and human rights minister
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) named Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo as new acting law and human rights minister here, Tuesday, after Minister Yasonna Laoly resigned following his inauguration as the 2019-2024 House of Representatives’ member.
— Antara News

Indonesia levels accusation against Vanuatu for supporting separatism
The Vanuatu government has backed a separatist movement in Papua, an Indonesian diplomat said while responding to Vanuatu’s appeal over alleged human rights violation in Indonesia’s easternmost province.
— Antara News

Hong Kong company to acquire two of Waskita’s toll roads
Hong Kong-based property giant, the Road King Infrastructure Group, is to acquire two toll roads currently owned and operated by PT Waskita Toll Road (WTR), a subsidiary of the state-owned construction company PT Waskita Karya Tbk (Persero).
— The Jakarta Post

Erajaya invests in Singapore-based tech startup
Publicly listed retail company PT Erajaya Swasembada has invested in Singapore-based startup Datapro, which provides WiFi on-the-go services for tourists.
— The Jakarta Post

Robbing Demak to pay Semarang: Flood controls make erosion worse
Water used to be the first sight to greet train passengers arriving into Tawang Station in Semarang, Central Java, between the mid-1990s and late-2000s, when the station and other buildings in the northern part of the provincial capital used to be inundated almost daily by tidal floods, known locally as the rob.
— The Jakarta Post

Antam books modest 6 percent profit growth in Q2
Diversified mining company PT Aneka Tambang (Antam) recorded a net profit of Rp 365.75 billion (US$25.67 million) during the first half of the year, up 6 percent from the same period last year.
— The Jakarta Post

Hundreds injured, arrested as Jakarta protest ends in clashes on Monday
A protest that took place near the legislative complex in Jakarta on Monday ended in more clashes between demonstrators and security forces, resulting in hundreds of people getting injured, while hundreds of others were arrested.
— The Jakarta Post

‘It’s my right to meet him’: Families face hardship in search of arrested students
Ahmad, not his real name, 38, had run out of ways to look for his 21-year-old brother, whose whereabouts had been unknown since a protest in front of the House of Representatives compound in the capital ended in clashes on Tuesday last week.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta court rejects koi hobbyist’s lawsuit against PLN over fish dying in blackout
The South Jakarta District Court has rejected in its entirety a civil lawsuit filed by Ariyo Bimmo, the owner of a number of dead fish, against state-owned electricity firm PT PLN over a massive blackout in August.
— The Jakarta Post

81 foreign child refugees begin schooling in Pekanbaru
A total of 81 foreign child refugees began their studies at eight elementary schools in Pekanbaru City, Riau Province.
— Antara News

Protests continue despite lower participation
A nationwide wave of protests against the government and the House of Representatives continued on Monday as the legislative body was scheduled to hold its last plenary session for the 2014-2019 term.
— The Jakarta Post

Flower power: Students in Jakarta hand out blossoms as sign of peaceful protests
Amid heightened security measures following days of protests that ended with clashes, university students took to the streets on Tuesday with flowers in their hands as a symbol of nonviolence and peaceful demonstrations in the capital.
— 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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