Indonesia morning news for October 7

Indonesia morning news for October 7
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Indonesia Set to Have Four New Military Bases
The Indonesian Military, or TNI, will have four new bases in the country’s eastern region to improve its combat readiness and better coordinate its three forces in maritime border areas, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Saturday.
— Jakarta Globe

Police to Dismiss Officer Exposed to Radicalism
The Indonesian National Police (Polri) is has confirmed that it will dismiss Second Police Brigadier Nesti, a female officer at Maluku Utara Regional Police after being exposed to radicalism.

Indonesia’s Aceh says wildlife poachers to get 100 lashes
Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia’s Aceh province, which usually reserves whipping for morality crimes under Islamic law.
— Coconuts (paywall)

Ministry to revise 18 regulations to maximize trade, investment opportunities
The Trade Ministry will revise 18 ministerial regulations considered to be hampering exports and investments while possibly revoking some of them, officials said on Wednesday.
— The Jakarta Post

Kratom, the ‘herbal heroin’ from Indonesia that has US drug agencies worried
Kratom , a tropical tree leaf increasingly being used worldwide as a painkiller and substitute to opioids, may be coming under greater scrutiny in the West, but in Tuana Tuha, an inland village in eastern Borneo in Indonesia, it is considered a godsend and a livelihood.

Indonesia: No all-embracing laws yet to curb interference
Indonesia has rules to handhold foreigners who are keen to observe its political affairs, and had enacted a law in 2008 to deal with disinformation and fake news spread through the Internet.
— The Straits Times

Indonesia expands horizons to US for infrastructure funding
The government has set its sights on diversifying its funding sources for big ticket infrastructure projects to the United States after earlier this year proposing $91.1 billion infrastructure projects to be funded by China.
— The Jakarta Post

Constitutional amendment sparks concerns over democratic setback
After a flurry of wheeling and dealing over the past week for leadership posts at the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), the long-running plan to amend the 1945 Constitution seems to be progressing with MPR speaker Bambang Soesatyo naming the members of a new commission to conduct a constitutional review.
— The Jakarta Post

Telkom to invest around Rp 1 trillion in cloud data centers next year
Publicly listed state telecommunication giant PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) plans to invest in additional data centers in the country as a facilitator for clients with big data needs. Construction will only commence next year but Telkom is already acquiring plots of land.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia-UAE`s SWF to be Used for New Capital City Development
The sovereign wealth fund (SWF) to shortly be established by Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be utilized for infrastructure development, including those in Indonesia’s new planned capital city, a senior minister stated.

Bulog Claims Supplies are Secure Despite Steady Price Increase
The Indonesian Logistics Agency (Bulog) claimed that the national rice supply is secure until early next year or the next harvest season.

Budget Subsidy for Jakarta Transportation Up to Rp6.94tn: Agency
Jakarta provincial administration proposed a budget for transportation subsidy at Rp6.94 trillion next year.

IDX Composite Weakens, BI Governor: Capital Outflow Quite High
The wave of recession hitting a number of countries had resulted in negative sentiment in the national financial market.

Textile industry under scrutiny for potential ‘import leaks’
The Trade Ministry is working with a special task force to audit producers’ importer identification numbers (API-P) to verify the textile industry’s import quantity and identify possible “import leaks”, a top official said on Wednesday.
— The Jakarta Post

China Dominates Foreign Tourists Visit in Jakarta
The Statistics Agency (BPS) of Jakarta Province recorded that tourists originating from China are dominating the number of foreign tourists visit in Jakarta as of August 2019.

BKSDA reveals protected animal trade in W Sumatra
Agam District’s Natural Resources and Conservation Office in West Sumatra Province had revealed three instances of illegal trading in protected and endangered animals from January to October 2019, an official confirmed here, Friday.
— Antara News

Changi Operator One Step Closer to Managing Komodo Airport
Jakarta-listed airport service firm Cardig Aero Services and Changi Airport International, the operator of the world’s best airport, Singapore’s Changi Airport, has moved a step closer to become the operator of Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara.
— Jakarta Globe

Peat Wildfires in Central Kalimantan
Smoke and haze caused by forest and peatland fires in Kalimantan were beginning to fade last week.
— Jakarta Globe

IT Minister Says OVO is Indonesia’s Fifth Unicorn
Communication and Information Technology Minister Rudiantara said on Saturday Indonesia’s target of having five unicorn startups this year has been achieved, with the latest being digital payment company OVO.
— Jakarta Globe

Transportation Minister Predicts Airport Train Passenger Increase
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, said that the number of passengers of the airport train is predicted to increase by 60 percent.

Pakistan to Bolster Cooperation with Indonesia in HRD Area
Pakistan has expressed willingness to bolster its cooperation with Indonesia in the area of human resource development (HRD), as both nations have a large population, stated Pakistani Ambassador to Indonesia Abdul Salik Khan.

Bluebottles surge ashore on Pariaman beaches, W Sumatra
At least a dozen of bluebottles or the Portuguese man o’ war (Physalia utriculus) have been washed ashore by strong wind on several beaches in Pariaman city, West Sumatra Province for the last few days, Pariaman Mayor Genius Umar said here on Sunday.
— Antara News

Indonesian Military Celebrates 74th Anniversary
The Indonesian Military, or TNI, commemorates its 74th anniversary with a military parade and air show at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in East Jakarta on Saturday.
— Jakarta Globe

1,489 people arrested during student protests
The National Police arrested 1,489 people during a series of student protests in Jakarta and intend to prosecute 380 of them.
— The Jakarta Post

President urges soldiers to embrace new-fangled technology
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on soldiers of the Indonesian Military (TNI) to be capable enough to adopt and adapt to novel technology.
— Antara News

Maritime ministry to act strongly against ships for oil spill
The Coordinating Maritime Affairs Ministry will crack down on ships causing oil spills in Indonesia’s waters on November 1 after two oil spill disasters in Batam and Bintan had affected marine life in the past.
— Antara News

‘Woke’ consumers push fashion industry to care about garment workers
Twenty-three-years-old Atria Zahrina used to buy specific fashion brands. For three years, at least once in three months, she would buy items of her favorite brands.
— The Jakarta Post

Official Says Thousands of Jayawijaya Refugees Return Home
The Jayawijaya district government in Papua province ascertained that thousands of residents who took refuge in different places including the Jayawijaya district military command and police resort stations have returned home.

Govt plans readying additional budget allocations for 10 MPR leaders
The government is planning to prepare additional budget allocations for the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) leaders, whose number has increased, from eight to 10, during the 2019-2024 period, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati stated.
— Antara News

City Council gets new speakers, with some old faces
The Jakarta City Council (DPRD) has named the councilors who will lead the legislative body for the new period with the priority of completing the deliberation of stalled bylaws and policies aimed at easing the persistent woes that blight the city.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta looks to provide more early education centers, daycares to support child development
For the last two weeks, Elly Subagyo, a woman living in West Jakarta, has been sending her 2-year old daughter to a public daycare center located inside the West Jakarta mayoral office, where her husband works.
— The Jakarta Post

Gatot Nurmantyo: Police and TNI Must not Clash
Former Army Commander General (Ret.) Gatot Nurmantyo reminded the Indonesian National Army (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) must not allow themselves to be clashed against each other.

RI-PNG border remains closed for security reason
The Skouw-Wutung border of Republic of Indonesia (RI) and Papua New Guinea (PNG) remained closed for public because of the security reason, as few days earlier,gunfights occurred between Indonesia’s armed forces and several armed separatists, an official said here Sunday.
— Antara News

Kampung Akuarium residents see brighter future in redevelopment plans
Kampung Akuarium, an informal urban settlement in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, once found itself in the spotlight when residents were evicted for occupying state land, but now the future is looking brighter with plans in place to develop a kampung susun (vertical village) for the residents and transform the area into a tourist site to boost the local economy.
— The Jakarta Post

PAN: Nothing Special About Faldo Maldini Resignation
Deputy Secretary of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Saleh Partaonan Daulay, responded lightly towards the resignation of Faldo Maldini from the party.

Military chief to visit riot-impacted Wamena on Monday
Several ministers have planned to pay a visit to riot-inflicted Wamena in Papua Province on Monday to outline steps for the comprehensive restoration of security and stability.
— Antara News

TNI: Schools in Wamena, Papua to be Reopened on Oct. 7
Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Air Chief Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto confirmed that schools in Wamena, Papua, will be reopened on Monday (Oct 7) following the restoration of security in the region.

Lack of land availability hampers plan to organize app-based ‘ojek’ drivers in Tanah Abang
The Tanah Abang textile market in Central Jakarta has always been busy, both inside its buildings where the trading takes place and outside on the streets where vehicles, pedestrians and street vendors compete for space.
— The Jakarta Post

Three tons of green mussels to clean polluted Jakarta Bay
At least three tons of green mussels (Perna viridis) were dispersed by the city-owned theme park company PT Jaya Ancol into the Jakarta Bay to clean its polluted waters, Rika Lestari, the park’s salesman, said here on Friday.
— Antara News

Innovation, integration, equitability: ‘Tol Laut’ program needs more, say experts
The maritime highway program to boost sea connectivity and cut shipping costs, coined “Tol Laut” (sea toll road) by the administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, has yet to encourage regional economic development and would take innovative measures to realize its full potential, stakeholders say.
— The Jakarta Post

Blitar district govt ready to evacuate its people from Papua: official
The Blitar District Administration has revealed that it is ready to evacuate its people from Papua Province in the aftermath of deadly riot that broke out in Wamena, the capital city of Jayawijaya District, on Sept 23 and claimed 33 lives of innocent civilians.
— Antara News

‘Stories of the people and their land’ exhibition wants to expand public dialogue on land issues
The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Arkademy Project closed a photo exhibition on Tuesday entitled “Stories of the people and their Land” at the Salihara Community Gallery in South Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

TikTok plans to cash in on advertising business in Indonesia
Video sharing service TikTok is planning to unlock advertising revenue potential in Indonesia through its business of short video content.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Pun intended’: Wordplay new weapon for trendy businesses in Jakarta
“What’s in a name?” The question from the iconic tragedy Romeo and Juliet hints that for legendary English writer William Shakespeare names may not have mattered much
— The Jakarta Post

‘It’s simpler’: Online sellers prefer social media over e-commerce platforms
Life appeared full for Gina Dinatali, 33, a year ago, as she created marketing content for social media promotions for her business and held virtual meetings with her business partners on her phone, all while breastfeeding her son.
— The Jakarta Post

Mandalika or Krabi? High local airfares limit travel to ‘super priority’ destinations
The government’s “super priority” tourist destinations, also dubbed the “new Balis”, have attracted the interest of local travelers, but they stop short of actually booking holidays to these exotic locations for several reasons, including high domestic airfare.
— The Jakarta Post


Feature photo IDEP Foundation

This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, October 13.


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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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