Indonesia morning news for October 3

Indonesia morning news for October 3

Indonesia morning news

Jokowi Administration Completes 81 Projects worth Rp390tn
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution said that as of September 2019, 81 National Strategic Projects have been completed by the administration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s first term in office.

Thousands of workers to protest against Indonesia’s labour, wage rules
housands of workers plan to carry out protests against Indonesia’s labour, wage and health insurance regulations, which they say are discriminatory, raising fresh risks for the stability of South-east Asia’s largest economy.
— The Straits Times

Indonesia cancels plan to ban tourists from Komodo Island
Indonesia has canceled plans to close its popular Komodo Island for tourists, but will instead impose a limit on the number of visitors to protect its native giant lizard.

Indonesia risks palm oil exports if progress not made on sustainable cultivation, experts warn
The snail-like pace at which Indonesia is improving the sustainability of its palm oil agriculture in the face of mounting pressure from global trade players could jeopardize the commodity’s future, experts have warned.
— The Jakarta Post

Waskita Sells Interest in Trans-Java Toll Road to Hong Kong Real Estate Company
askita Toll Road, a subsidiary of state-controlled construction firm Waskita Karya, has agreed to sell its interest in two sections of the Trans-Java toll road to Road King Infrastructure, a listed company in Hong Kong, for a combined value of Rp 2.17 trillion or $153 million.
— Jakarta Globe

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KPU to bar adulterers, drunkards and gamblers from running for governor, mayor
Indonesia’s General Elections Commission (KPU) is set to ban people with a track record of committing adultery, gambling, drinking as well as using and trading drugs from running as candidates in the regional elections next year.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia upbeat at being SE Asia’s technology gateway
Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhamad Nasir is optimistic that Indonesia will become a gateway for technological progress in Southeast Asia.
— Antara News

Two Indonesians Dead, One Missing After Taiwan Bridge Collapse
The bodies of two Indonesian migrant workers have been recovered from the ruins of a bridge that collapsed in Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Wednesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Businesspeople not yet ready with mandatory halal certification
After about five years of preparation, the 2014 Halal Products Guarantee Law will take effect on Oct. 17.
— The Jakarta Post

Medan on high alert for diphtheria
The number of patients with diphtheria symptoms in Medan has increased from two to 10 this week, with three having passed away in North Sumatra.
— The Jakarta Post

Finance Minister Warns Indonesian Companies of Default Risk
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has called on Indonesian companies to exercise caution and be wary of the risk of default amid potential for a global economic slowdown.
— Jakarta Globe

Govt Invests Rp4,183tn in Strategic Projects
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution, said that the National Strategic Project (PSN) has a total investment value of Rp4,183 trillion.

Indonesian children have right to express their opinions, be protected from violence: UNICEF
Amid the ongoing mass protests against the government and members of the House of Representatives, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged all parties to protect child protesters from violence as well as to uphold their right to express their opinions during the protests.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta to allocate Rp 619 bn development fund for satellite cities
The Jakarta administration planned to allocate Rp 618.9 billion (US$43.5 million) in development funding for its satellite cities next year, it announced last week during its deliberation of the 2020 budget priorities and preliminary threshold (KUA-PPAS) with the Jakarta City Council.
— The Jakarta Post

Junior high student in Manado dies after being made to run laps as punishment for being late
A 14-year-old girl named Fanli Lahingide, who attended a junior high school in West Mapanget district in the North Sulawesi capital of Manado, died yesterday after she was given a physical punishment in school.
— Coconuts

Officials rely on cloud seeding to combat forest fires
Air quality in a number of areas affected by forest and land fires has improved as a result of a declining number of hot spots in Sumatra and Kalimantan, according a National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) official.
— The Jakarta Post

ESDM to rethink renewables strategy amid lower-than-expected economic growth
Indonesia must restrategize to meet its 2025 renewable target, the Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry said on Sept. 25 at a discussion on the country’s renewable energy outlook in Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia makes concerted efforts to curb coal usage
Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar acknowledged she had coordinated with Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Ignasius Jonan on Indonesia’s efforts to curtail the use of coal for electricity.
— Antara News

Palace Affirms President Jokowi’s Second Inauguration on Oct. 20
Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has affirmed the schedule of the presidential inauguration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin remains on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

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Some 2,000 anti-riot police officers safeguard Jakarta labor rally
Over two thousand police officers have been deployed to guard a demonstration held by Indonesian laborers in front of the Parliament Building in Senayan area, Jakarta, on Wednesday.

Jakarta’s electronic traffic law enforcement system expanded to include toll roads, busway lanes
Delinquent drivers of Jakarta may soon run out of roads to drive dickishly as the Jakarta traffic police are expanding its Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) system, meaning that there will be more cameras able to catch traffic violations in more areas of the city.
— Coconuts

Memes, jokes, clapbacks: Govt, companies get in synch with social media audiences
Urging compliance with civic duties like paying taxes is being delivered in a cool way like never before, as more and more institutions and companies tune in to digital communication trends to optimize their social media accounts.
— The Jakarta Post

Newly inaugurated PKS lawmaker ready to resign for Jakarta deputy governor seat
Among the 575 newly inaugurated members of the House of Representatives is a politician from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Akhmad Syaikhu, whose name has been around in the Jakarta political scene since earlier this year.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Maritime Highway Yet to Boost Local Economies
The maritime highway introduced under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration has yet boosted the participation of local economies.

PLN switches gas supplier to Pertamina after Petronas contract ends
State-owned utility company PLN is changing from Malaysia’s Petronas to Indonesia’s Pertamina in providing fuel for its 1,000 megawatt gas-fired power plant in Central Java province, said a government official.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Consulate in Hong Kong unnotified on citizen’s arrest
The Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong, as of Wednesday afternoon (Oct 2), had yet to receive a notification on an Indonesian citizen’s arrest by the Hong Kong police over involvement in unauthorized demonstrations.
— Antara News

Minister highlights extreme weather events triggered by climate change
Quoting the results of scientists’ study, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar drew attention to the current extreme temperature being one of the upshots of climate change.
— Antara News

Air pollution emergency status revoked as Riau air quality stabilizes
The air pollution emergency status in Riau was revoked following an improvement in air quality and no further detection of hotspots.
— Antara News

Avoiding riots: Jakartans call it a day, head home from work early
With several areas of Jakarta brought to a standstill by the waves of protests that have continued since last week, many members of the public have experienced difficulties commuting to and from work with public transportation operators being forced to adjust their routes and schedules.
— The Jakarta Post

Garuda comes to rescue as Sriwijaya struggles to stay afloat
State flag carrier Garuda Indonesia Group will support Sriwijaya Air Group, as problems ranging from safety to finances mount, forcing Sriwijaya to stop operations for more than half of its fleets.
— The Jakarta Post

Sri Mulyani calls on demonstrators to not be anarchistic
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati called on protesters to not be anarchists that cause harm and defy the law since it has wide-ranging repercussions on the public’s interests.
— Antara News

Minister Luhut Skeptic on Current Street Protests’ Motives
Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan called for today’s street protest put forth nonviolence as he claims the government has done its best to listen to the people’s demands.

Jokowi dispatches humanitarian aid to Ambon, Wamena
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has sent humanitarian assistance in the form of two thousand packages for the earthquake-affected people in Ambon, Maluku Province, and for those displaced by riots in Wamena, Papua Province.
— Antara News

ICW: Jokowi Fed with False Narratives Regarding KPK, Investment
Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher of law and court trial monitoring, Donal Fariz, says that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is being fed with false information regarding the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) by his circle of people.

Vigil finds people know little about Wamena incident
A solemn atmosphere unfolded early Tuesday evening at Taman Aspirasi park near the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta, when around 30 activists held a candlelight vigil, bringing black umbrellas and red and white roses.
— The Jakarta Post

Megawati Not Shaking Hands with Surya Paloh, PDIP: Unintentional
The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) politician, Hendrawan Supratikno, opened up about the recent non-incident where PDIP chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri was seen not shaking hands with Nasdem Party’s chairman Surya Paloh.

Governor Set to Bring Home Banten Locals from Papua
Banten Provincial Government is ready to pick up 16 Banten residents who are currently residing in Papua if they want to go home due to security reasons.

Puan Maharani Delivers First Speech Similar to Jokowi’s
The new House of Representatives (DPR) speaker Puan Maharani delivered her first speech after the swearing-in ceremony at the Parliament building, Senayan, Jakarta, Tuesday evening, October 2.

500 craftsmen participate in National Batik Day 2019
As many as 500 batik craftsmen, with professional and educational backgrounds, participated in the National Batik Day celebrated at the Mangkunegaran Palace in Solo, on Wednesday.
— Antara News


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This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Teacher’s Day, October 5.


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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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