Indonesia morning news for September 13

Indonesia morning news for September 13
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FAO-USAID, Gov’t Address Emerging Pandemic Threat in Indonesia
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is celebrating four years of cooperation in fighting global zoonotic diseases (transmitted from animals to humans or vice versa) and Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) together with the Ministry of Agriculture Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services.

Lax Rules; Indonesia May See 20% Increase of Foreign Workers
The number of foreign workers in Indonesia is estimated to rise 20 percent from last year’s 95,335 people.

Indonesia Mulls Banning Other Ore Exports after Nickel
The Indonesian government is considering banning the export of other ores ahead of schedule to support downstream industries.

Air Pollution Causes Illness of Half Jakarta Population: KPBB
Ahmad Safrudin, the executive director of the leaded fuel eradication committee (KPBB), revealed the toll of air pollution in Jakarta.

Cooperation among geoparks in South China Sea must be developed
Indonesia sees huge potential in developing cooperation among the geoparks in the South China Sea Rim, in order to support nature and cultural conservations, develop the creative economy, and promote the tourism sector.
— Antara News

International dignitaries, communities mourn BJ Habibie’s demise
International dignitaries are offering their condolences over the demise of Indonesia’s former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie at the age of 83 on Wednesday.
— The Jakarta Post

West Papua Proposes Rp350bn for post Riot Rehabilitation
The riot in Manokwari has ended and West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan said that he has met Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati to submit a regional budget list.

B.J. Habibie Dies at 83; Ushered in Democracy in Indonesia
Though he served as the country’s president for only 17 months, he played a crucial role in ending a harsh 32-year dictatorship.
— The New York Times

Transjakarta to Add 7,000 Buses to Help Tackle Air Pollution
Transjakarta CEO Agung Wicaksono said his company will add 7,000 armada in 2020.

Indonesia’s population census to go digital next year
Statistics Indonesia (BPS) is to employ smartphones, tablets and the central government’s population database for the first time in the agency’s 59-year history to more efficiently execute next year’s Population Census, which is conducted only once every decade.
— The Jakarta Post

House receives Presidential Letter on amendment to KPK law
House of Representatives Speaker Bambang Soesatyo confirmed the parliament received the Presidential Letter assigning two cabinet ministers as government representatives to discuss the revision of Law No. 30 of 2002 on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
— Antara News

Indonesia, Australia conduct joint maritime patrol exercise in NTT
Indonesia’s Main Naval Base (Lantamal) VII in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), is conducting a joint maritime patrol exercise called Cassoway Exercise Uasindo Corpart 2019 in NTT waters with the Royal Australian Navy, Sept 10-16.
— Antara News

South Korean fintech startups eye expansion into Indonesia
South Korean fintech startups are seeking to expand into Indonesia by forging partnerships with local startups through an acceleration program carried out by South Korea’s Shinhan Financial Group (SFG) in cooperation with a coworking space company, CoHive.
— The Jakarta Post

Clash with soldiers over disputed Kebumen land leaves farmers injured
A neglected agrarian land conflict in Kebumen regency, Central Java has led to a number of clashes between farmers and soldiers, with the latest on Wednesday reportedly leaving more than a dozen farmers wounded in Brencong village.
— The Jakarta Post

Stop discussing halal tourism in Lake Toba: Minister
A government minister has asked all relevant parties to stop making a fuss over the issue of halal tourism at Lake Toba, one of Indonesia’s “New Bali” tourist destinations.
— The Jakarta Post

Three roads exempted from odd-even policy for Habibie
The Jakarta administration has exempted three roads affected by the odd-even license plate traffic regulation on Thursday morning to allow motorists with even-numbered plates to visit the house of the late former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie on Jl. Patra Kuningan, South Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Foreign collaboration welcome for research improvement as endowment fund increased
Indonesia is gearing up efforts to improve research and innovation in the country amid an increase in research endowment funds allocated for next year, in addition to plans to widen the opportunity for collaboration with foreign universities and academics.
— The Jakarta Post

Sri Mulyani recalls six prerequisites to emerging as developed nation
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati drew attention to six prerequisites that can serve as a foundation for Indonesia to become a developed nation in line with Indonesia’s Vision 2045.
— Antara News

Influx of imported products hurt local textile industry
The influx of imported textile products has not only caused a widening of the trade deficit but also the closure of local textile factories.
— The Jakarta Post

Investment-friendly bureaucracy to propel economic growth: Bappenas
National Development Planning Minister/Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro believes that investment-friendly bureaucracy will be instrumental in expediting growth of the country’s economy.
— Antara News

Air quality further declines in provinces as smog continues to haunt Indonesia
Smog caused by forest and land fires continues to haunt some regions in Indonesia and neighboring countries as the unhealthy air quality has put a halt to school and outdoor activities and affected the health of thousands.
— The Jakarta Post

Anti-graft body does not need board of commissioners
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) does not need a board of commissioners as proposed by the House of Representatives (DPR) in the planned revision of KPK law, former KPK chairman Abraham Samad has said.
— Antara News

Employees expendable as start-ups scramble for market dominance
In the bustling office of a start-up housed in a busy building in Jakarta’s business district sits Nina (not her real name) in between meetings and conference calls.
— The Jakarta Post

Haze impairs visibility to 700 meters in Pekanbaru
Haze emanating from forest fires has caused a drastic drop in visibility in Pekanbaru, Riau Province, to 700 meters on Thursday.
— Antara News

Garuda Indonesia Offers Pilot Scholarship for Papuans
State airliner Garuda Indonesia has announced it opens pilot scholarship for five outstanding Papuans to develop careers in 2020.

Ridiculed, intimidated: Cyclists bear cruelty as third-class citizens on Jakarta’s streets
“Bicycles, once considered treasures, are now undervalued by some people. When you are riding them on the streets, they may see you as the least worthy to share the space,” said Rahmat Hartolo, who is better known as Pak Payung.
— The Jakarta Post

Transportation Ministry committed to clearing debris from sea
The Transportation Ministry and stakeholders are committed to getting rid of the debris in the Indonesian sea and coasts by changing the mindset and awareness of the people in not disposing of waste just anywhere.
— Antara News

Jakarta eyes child-friendly city status by 2022
Despite being born and raised in Jakarta, 33-year-old Erina Fitria has been hesitant over the idea of raising her child here.
— The Jakarta Post

Sweltering hot, shadow-less days to occur nationwide
Suhendar, 32, a Jakarta Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) cleaner in Cideng, Gambir, Central Jakarta, spent more money on bottled water on Tuesday to stay hydrated.
— The Jakarta Post

Exotic poultry breeds steal limelight in Jakarta flora and fauna expo
Dozens of rare breeds of poultry of various sizes and looks are the major attraction at the annual flora and fauna expo at Banteng Square in Central Jakarta where they spark the curiosity of visitors.
— The Jakarta Post

Brimob searches Papuan journalist’s house without warrant
Members of the Papua Mobile Brigade (Brimob) have reportedly searched the house of one of The Jakarta Post’s journalists, Benny Mawel, without a warrant.
— The Jakarta Post

Two arrested for reportedly stealing bolts, plates from bridge to buy drugs, play online games
Riau Police General Crime division have arrested two men allegedly stole dozens of bolts and metal plates from Siak IV Bridge in Pekanbaru, Riau, an official said on Wednesday.
— 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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