Indonesia morning news for October 22

Indonesia morning news for October 22
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Indonesia central bank may cut key rate for fourth time since July: Reuters poll
A small majority of economists expect Bank Indonesia to cut its benchmark rate for the fourth straight month at its meeting this week to support the economy, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.
— Reuters

Indonesia to share final 737 MAX crash report with victims’ families on Wednesday
Indonesia plans to share a final report into a deadly Boeing Co <BA.N> 737 MAX crash with the families of victims on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the country’s air accident investigator.
— Euronews

Nadiem Makarim Resigns from Gojek, Ready to Be Jokowi’s Minister
Nadiem Makarim, the founder of the country’s first decacorn Gojek, said that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had asked him to be a minister of the new cabinet.

Indonesia seeks to increase coffee output amid world glut
THE world has more than enough coffee, and Indonesia is looking to add to the glut.
— The Business Times

‘Former rival’ Prabowo to become Jokowi’s defense minister
The chief of the Greater Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party, Prabowo Subianto, who was Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) rival in the election, claimed he was ready to support the Jokowi administration’s Working Cabinet II by focusing on the defense sector.
— Antara News

The dream of being a developed country in 2045: Jokowi’s numbers in plain language
In his speech to kick-start his second term on Sunday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo used the word “dream” twice when talking about his vision for Indonesia to be a developed country in 2045.
— The Jakarta Post

Fighting bribery with tech in Indonesia
In June 2017, a video of a policeman accepting a bribe in Indonesia went viral.
— The Asean Post

Shariah banking: Indonesia’s ‘bold plans’ for a troubled industry
In the world’s most populous Muslim nation, and under an administration keen to develop its Islamic economy, Indonesia’s oldest Sharia-compliant bank should have stood strong.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Indonesia calls for respecting rules-based order in Indo-Pacific region
Amid uncertainty over the superpower rivalry in the region, Indonesia and Asian countries must uphold a rules-based order, which is also one of the key principles in the recently adopted ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, a senior diplomat has said.
— The Jakarta Post

UN picks Indonesian CEO to co-chair investors alliance for sustainability agenda
The United Nations has chosen Indonesia’s renowned entrepreneur Shinta Widjaja Kamdani as one of the 30 global corporate leaders to join the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD Alliance).
— The Jakarta Post

Chinese vice president visits Indonesia for closer ties
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on Monday wrapped up a friendly visit to Indonesia as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, with the two countries agreeing to further cement their partnership.
— Xinhua

McKinsey to assist in Indonesia’s new capital masterplan assessment
The Government of Indonesia has picked an Indonesian unit of New York-based management consultants McKinsey & Company to help evaluate the new capital city’s masterplan in forested East Kalimantan, a high-ranking official stated here, Monday.
— Antara News

Tetty Paruntu Summoned to Palace; KPK Recalls Bowo’s Bribery Case
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) mentioned that South Minahasa Regent Christiany Eugenia Tetty Paruntu had been questioned in the bribery case incriminating House of Representatives (DPR) lawmaker Bowo Sidik Pangarso.

PLN completes Sulawesi power grid, saving Rp 44 billion a month
State-owned utility company PLN has completed the construction of an extra high-voltage power transmission network connecting electricity grids in the provinces of Central, South, West and Southeast Sulawesi, a project the company expects will save millions of dollars and facilitate higher electricity consumption, particularly in the latter province.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Jokowi can focus on development, but first issue Perppu on KPK Law’: Economists
After massive student protests happened nationwide last month demanding President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to issue a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) annulling revisions made to the 2003 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law, hundreds of economists have shown their support by publishing a joint research paper on the negative impact of corruption in the country’s economy.
— The Jakarta Post

IMF-World Bank Forum: BI Seeks Stronger International Cooperation
Bank Indonesia (BI) attended the annual IMF-World Bank meeting di Washington DC. BI deputy governor Dody Budi Waluyo said the central bank agrees that there needs to be joint efforts to enhance cooperation, mitigate risks, improve resilience, and implement policies that will push growth.

Awaiting ministers to walk talk over public’s developmental benefits
During his presidential inauguration address on October 20, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) gave an insight into his aspirations of seeing Indonesia become an advanced nation, achieve near-zero poverty, and avoid the middle-income trap.
— Antara News

Jokowi Does Not Invite Tetty Paruntu: Palace
The Deputy of Protocol, Press, and Media of the Presidential Secretariat, Bey Machmudin, said that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had canceled a meeting with South Minahasa Regent Christiany Eugenia Tetty Paruntu.

Structural Cracks Also Found in Lion Air’s Boeing 737 NG
Two Boeing 737 NGs owned by PT Mentari Lion Airlines, also known as Lion Air, is suffering from structural compromise in the form of cracks in a part of its main fuselage.

Prabowo: Jokowi Asks Me to Help in Defense Sector
After meeting President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s invitation to the Palace this afternoon, Oct. 21, Gerindra Party chair Prabowo Subianto said he was asked to help cement Jokowi’s cabinet.

Activist Alleges President Jokowi of Being Anti-Human Rights
Human rights activist and founder of the Lokataru Law and Human Rights Firm, Haris Azhar, subjected President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to firm criticism on the inauguration speech the president delivered on Sunday.

‘Fastest extension’: Contracts signed for West Ganal and Pangkah oil and gas blocks
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry announced on Friday the signing of contracts with several companies to exploit the offshore West Ganal Block in the Makassar strait and the offshore Pangkah Block in East Java.
— The Jakarta Post

From ride-hailing services to carmakers: PLN partners with 20 brands to push EVs
State-owned utility company PLN has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with 20 companies to push electric vehicle (EV) adoption in Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

VP Ma’ruf Amin departs for Japan to attend Naruhito’s coronation
Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, on behalf of President Joko Widodo, departed for Tokyo on Monday to be present for Naruhito’s coronation ceremony as emperor of Japan on Tuesday.
— Antara News

JCI Improves After President Jokowi’s Inauguration
The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) was opened on a high in its inaugural trade following the inauguration ceremony of President Jokowi and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin on Sunday, October 20, with trades at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) (09:08) was held 0.45 percent stronger at 6,220.073.

Erick Thohir, Wishnutama Get Summoned to the Presidential Palace
One after the other, candidates for President Jokowi’s Cabinet is starting to show after a number of known figures were summoned by the president to the Presidential Palace earlier this morning.

Students’ Protest Blocked at Horse Statue
Hundreds of students of the Indonesian Students Executive Boards’ Alliance (BEM SI) staged a demonstration today, October 21.

Prabowo, Edhy Visit Palace Ahead of Cabinet Announcement
Gerindra chief patron Prabowo Subianto is meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ahead of the announcement of the latter’s second-term cabinet ministers.

Wika turns to perpetual bonds, subsidiary IPOs to boost financing capacity
PT Wijaya Karya (Wika) has planned a number of corporate actions ranging from issuing another perpetual bond to selling shares of its subsidiaries through an initial public offering (IPO).
— The Jakarta Post

One dead, thousands displaced by East Java tornado
A puting beliung (small tornado) swept through three different villages in Batu city in East Java over the weekend, leaving one dead and over 1,000 residents displaced.
— The Jakarta Post

Fisherfolk feel pinch of Jakarta Bay’s toxic green mussels
Residents of a fishermen’s village in Kamal Muara, North Jakarta, have said that they are suffering from a decrease in seafood sales, with reports stating that green mussels from Jakarta Bay carry serious health risks.
— The Jakarta Post

Ban on swimming? Myths hinder Indonesia’s development in halal tourism
Halal tourism has struggled to thrive in parts of the country, with some concerned about the consequences “Islamization” might have on the local cultures that embrace the halal tourist industry.
— The Jakarta Post

Amid shortage of land, Jakarta eyes more green spaces
Despite prolonged struggles with limited land availability, the Jakarta administration remains upbeat about its efforts to provide more green spaces for residents.
— The Jakarta Post

PGN to start LNG processing at Tanjung Perak Port this year
State-owned gas company PGN is set to begin operations at its liquified natural gas (LNG) processing terminal at Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya, East Java, this year.
— The Jakarta Post

Civil society groups renew call for independent probe into acid attack on Novel
The three-month deadline extension President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo granted the National Police to solve the case of the acid attack against Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) senior investigator Novel Baswedan is approaching its end, prompting calls for the formation of an independent team free from police involvement amid a lack of reported progress.
— The Jakarta Post

BNPB, BMKG install four seismographs in Maluku
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) and the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) installed four seismographs in Western Seram District, Maluku Province, in cooperation with the .Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).
— Antara News

Very strong wind hinders wildfire-fighting efforts on Mount Semeru
Efforts to extinguish forest fires on the slope of Mount Semeru located in Lumajang District, East Java Province, have until now been dampened by very strong wind.
— Antara News

Wamena riots not the result of ethnic conflict, says Papua governor
Papua Governor Lukas Enembe has claimed that riots that broke out in Wamena, Wijaya regency, were not the result of conflict between Papuans and non-Papuans, adding that the province’s indigenous residents had tried to protect visitors and migrants from rioters.
— The Jakarta Post

Quran teacher in Jatinegara allegedly molests seven elementary school girls
A Quran teacher, identified only as AI in Jatinegara, East Jakarta, is suspected of molesting seven elementary school girls.
— The Jakarta Post

Drone photography walks fine line between art, aviation safety hazard
The rising popularity of drone photography has allowed Jakartans to appreciate the beauty of the capital from up above.
— The Jakarta Post


Feature photo Febrian A. Ruddyard

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on United Nations Day, October 24.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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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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