Indonesia morning news for September 11

Indonesia morning news for September 11
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Foreign investments flow to neighbors instead of Indonesia: World Bank
Indonesia is struggling to attract foreign investments, which are instead going to neighboring countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia as they embark on deregulation and policy solutions, according to the World Bank.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s New Tax Incentives: What it Means for Investors
In June 2019, the Indonesian government issued GR 45/2019, which sets out a series of tax incentives for businesses that invest in labor intensive industries, training programs, as well as research and development (R&D).
— Asean Briefing

Another endangered whale shark carcass washes ashore East Java waters
An official confirmed here on Tuesday of villagers at Bambang Beach, Lumajang District, East Java Province, spotting the carcass of another seven-meter-long and 1.5-meter-wide endangered whale shark (Rhincodon typus) on Sept 9.
— Antara News

Indonesia names former trader graft suspect in ‘oil mafia’ probe
Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Tuesday named a former managing director of the trading arm of state energy company PT Pertamina [PERTM.UL] a suspect in a graft case linked to oil trading with a Singapore-based company.
— Reuters

Hundreds of schools shut as Indonesia forest-fire haze blankets SE Asia
Huge fires are raging across vast swathes of Indonesia’s rainforests — some of the world’s biggest — with toxic smog shutting hundreds of schools across Southeast Asia, officials said Tuesday.
— Coconuts

Nationwide protests mount against KPK Law revision
In response to a plan launched by the House of Representatives to revise a 2000 law on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), mounting protests have emerged across Indonesia against what is widely feared to be efforts to weaken the antigraft agency.
— The Jakarta Post

BP3TKI confirms 77 NTT migrant workers died abroad in January-August
A total of 77 migrant workers from East Nusa Tenggara Province (NTT) died abroad during the January-August 2019 period, the Migrant Workers Placement, Protection and Monitoring Agency (BP3TKI) Office in Kupang stated.
— Antara News

Russia targets forging cybersecurity cooperation with Indonesia
Russia’s Association for Exports of Technological Sovereignty (ASSETS) is eyeing cooperation with Indonesian firms and universities to develop cybersecurity technology, group’s chairman, Andrey Bezrukoz, remarked here at the “Exports of Technological Sovereignty” workshop’s sidelines, Tuesday.
— Antara News

Indonesia introduces disaster management and mitigation program for tourism sector
Indonesia has introduced a nationwide crisis management and mitigation program for the tourism sector with three provinces Riau islands, West Java and West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) being chosen for pilot projects.
— The Jakarta Post

China to be a big investor in Indonesia’s new capital city
China is said to be interested in investing in the public transportation sector in the new capital city in Kalimantan, Borneo.
— The Independent

Stalled Asia Trade Pact at ‘Point of No Return,’ Indonesia Says
Global trade tensions could derail a landmark regional agreement encompassing 16 countries including India, China and Australia if a deal is not struck by November, said Indonesian Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita.
— Bloomberg

Harsh criminal crackdown in Indonesia likened to Islamic law
Extra marital sex, homelessness, criticism of the President and spreading communist ideology would all be crimes – and attract jail time – under looming sweeping changes to Indonesia’s penal code.
— Brisbane Times

Papuan NGOs establish complaint center for victims of riots
Several NGOs affiliated with the Papuan Civil Coalition (KMSP) have officially established a complaint center for victims of violence and human rights violations following the riots that broke out across Papua after the racist abuse of Papuan students living in Surabaya, East Java.
— The Jakarta Post

Soekarno-Hatta airport embraces online ride-hailing after years of resistance
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, has shown its openness to embracing more ride-hailing services in its area after years of resistance in the form of stringent regulations and restrictions that forced passengers and drivers to play cat-and-mouse with the official taxis operating at the airport.
— The Jakarta Post

Lawyers, business players call for revision of business dispute resolution law
Lawyers and business players are calling on the government to amend Law No. 30/1999 on arbitration and business dispute resolution as it does not follow international standards and is no longer relevant to current situation.
— The Jakarta Post

More local companies migrate to cloud computing to boost business efficiency
With high speeds, taking up less physical space, but with large capacities and associated with lower costs, there are many advantages to cloud computing.
— The Jakarta Post

Foreign minister opens regional conference on digital diplomacy
Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi opened the Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy (RCDD) to be held in Jakarta on September 10-11, 2019.
— Antara News

Indonesia urges ASEAN members to promote shared values
Indonesia has invited ASEAN member nations to promote shared values to be encapsulated in the narrative on ASEAN identity.
— Antara News

Papua will Have 4G Connection after Palapa Ring Completion
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said before Papuan figures at the state palace today that Eastern Palapa Ring Project will complete this year.

Jokowi Agrees on Provincial Division in Papua, West Papua
President Joko Widodo or Jokowi has agreed on the provincial division (pemekaran) in Papua and West Papua as requested by Papuan figures during a meeting in the State Palace, Jakarta, on Tuesday, September 10.

Food, beverage vendors benefit from passenger crowds at MRT stations
Business seems to be thriving for dozens of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that recently opened shop inside MRT stations in Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi Pledges to Build State Palace in Papua Next Year
President Joko Widodo or Jokowi stated that he will build a Presidential Palace in Papua in 2020.

Policewomen struggle for recognition amid force’s poor image
For Brig. Indah, the opportunity to become a police officer was a dream come true and being sworn in five years ago remains one of her proudest moments.
— The Jakarta Post

Bali Police probe Twitter user for ‘insulting Bali’
The Bali Police are investigating Lisa Marlina, who was reported by Balinese resident and prominent designer Niluh Djelantik for allegedly insulting Bali through Twitter.
— The Jakarta Post

Graft, illegal practices plague coal mining in South Sumatra
Widespread illegal coal mining activities in South Sumatra are estimated to have caused millions of dollars in state losses, a recent antigraft agency investigation has found.
— The Jakarta Post

Tourism Minister on the Setbacks of Komodo Island Closure
Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya openly regrets the talks on the temporary closure of the Komodo National Park which presented a blow toward the tourism industry and has led tourists astray.

Overload, fatigue main factors in truck accidents
Fatal accidents involving trucks in Tangerang, Banten, late in July and another one that occurred a week later have put a spotlight on the lack of safety measures regarding freight trucks that are the backbone of trade and development in the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Police release alleged harasser of female motorist as victim declines to prosecute
The victim of alleged sexual harassment that occurred at Bekasi Square traffic intersection in Bekasi, West Java, has decided not to file a police report even though the police have arrested a suspect.
— The Jakarta Post

Police arrest motorcyclist after viral video shows him attacking pedestrian on Jakarta sidewalk
Motorcyclists driving on sidewalks are a common sight in Jakarta, but there may be renewed public outrage — or, at least, a renewed law enforcement drive — against them after a viral video highlighted the problem once again.
— Coconuts



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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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