Indonesia morning news for September 5

Indonesia morning news for September 5
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Indonesia’s average annual loss from disasters exceeds $20 billion
The latest disaster report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), which identifies types of disasters and the economic losses they cause, should drive the Indonesian government to do more about disaster mitigation.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste
Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency, as the Southeast Asian nation pushes back against becoming a dumping ground for foreign trash.
— Coconuts

Jakarta among world’s 10 least safe cities
Jakarta remains in the bottom 10 of the Safe Cities Index after more than five years on the list, ranking 53 this year out of 60 cities surveyed.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia faces gigantic task of restoring peatland destroyed by fire
Indonesia must restore nearly 2.7 million hectares of peatland, two thirds of which are concessions held by plantation companies, which have been destroyed by fire in the last four years, but the way it is going about it, according to an expert, may literally backfire.
— The Jakarta Post

‘No palm oil’ claims banned in Indonesia: Local industry backs move while MNCs reiterate RSPO commitment
Indonesia’s recent banning of products carrying ‘Palm Oil Free’ labels has received a positive response from the local industry, while MNCs Nestle and PepsiCo have reiterated their commitment to use of RSPO-certified palm oil.
— Food Navigator- Asia

Investors no longer need BKPM recommendation to get stay permits
The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s Immigration Directorate General have integrated their respective Online Single Submission (OSS) system and Immigration Management and Information System (SIMKIM) to ease the procedures investors have to go through in obtaining temporary stay permits (Kitas).
— The Jakarta Post

Govt to gradually lower corporate income tax starting 2021
The government plans to gradually lower the corporate income tax in a bid to attract more investment and boost the country’s cooling economic growth.
— The Jakarta Post

Government eyes completion of RCEP, IK-CEPA, IT-ECA by 2019: minister
Indonesia’s government targeted completing negotiations on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Indonesia-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IK-CEPA), and Indonesia-Taiwan Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (IT-ECA) by 2019-end, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita stated here, Wednesday.
— Antara News

More Sumatran orangutans with malnutrition found in plantations
Two Sumatran orangutans were found in oil palm plantations in Aceh recently, suffering from dehydration and malnutrition due to insufficient food supply as a result of their habitat having been damaged.
— The Jakarta Post

UOB completes purchase of 75% stake in Indonesia’s PG Asset Management
UOB Asset Management (UOBAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of UOB, has expanded into Indonesia with the completion of its acquisition of a 75 per cent stake in PG Asset Management (PGAM).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ministry launches digital-based platform for agrarian services
The Agrarian and Spatial Planning Ministry/National Land Agency (BPN) has launched an integrated digital-based agrarian and spatial services at its 42 branch offices, the minister, Sofyan A Djalil stated here Wednesday.
— Antara News

Indonesia launches steps to improve manufacturing sector performance
Indonesian government, the central bank of Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Financial Service Authorities jointly launched on Wednesday the six steps to improve performance of national manufacturing sector amid decreasing contribution of the sector to the nation’s economic growth.
— Xinhua

Tracing Indonesia’s Counterterrorism Measures Since the 2002 Bali Bombings
Indonesia’s current focus on reactive, and in a narrow sense preventive, measures for fighting terrorism can only offer short-term success.
— The Diplomat

Korean in multi-vehicle crash wants to return home
A Korean national, Sen Hu Sop, 61, a survivor of the multi-vehicle collision on the Cipularang toll road, Purwakarta, West Java, refused medical treatment in Indonesia and asked to be sent back home.
— Antara News

Jakarta Police arrest int’l drug syndicate members from Malaysia
The West Jakarta Police took into arrest some members of an international drug smuggling syndicate after 30 kilograms (kg) of illicit drugs were seized in Siak, Riau Islands, in June.
— Antara News

FAO distributes fishing equipment to thousands of fishermen in Palu, Donggala
In an effort to help revive the economy of disaster-stricken Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has distributed fishing equipment to 2,650 affected fishing families in the region.
— The Jakarta Post

OJK launches online fintech monitoring platform amid industry’s rapid growth
The Financial Services Authority (OJK) has launched the Electronic Gateway for Digital Finance Information Systems (Gesit), which is said to be a more efficient way to monitor the development of financial technology (fintech) amid the industry’s rapid growth in the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Kalla expects world parliaments to address global problems
Indonesian Vice President M Jusuf Kalla has expressed the hope that world parliaments would help address global problems under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
— Antara News

Thailand’s museum houses Indonesia’s oldest Quran in pristine state
The oldest manuscript of Islamic Holy Quran, crafted in Indonesia, is preserved in pristine condition at the Ahmadiyah Islamiyah Museum in Narathiwat Province, Thailand.
— Antara News

Quality of human resources poses challenge in developing fintech
Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Darmin Nasution pointed to the quality of human resources emerging as a challenge in the development of financial technology (fintech) in Indonesia.
— Antara News

BPPT ensures standardization of EV charging stations
Indonesia’s Assessment and Application of Technology Agency (BPPT) ensured standardizing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Indonesia into a single plug-in system, Chief Hammam Riza stated during the 2019 Indonesia Electric Motor Show held here, Wednesday.
— Antara News

Transportation Ministry Allocates Rp2.55tn for Tourism
The Transportation Ministry will allocate Rp2.55 trillion for the development of strategic tourism areas in 2020.

Sleepy to Sleepless? Indonesia’s Future Capital in the Forest
By day, the unforgiving sun glares off the road beside Ipah’s wooden home with blinding brightness as a passing motorbike stirs a swirl of dust.
— VOA News

Ngurah Rai becomes Indonesia’s first airport to use autogate system
Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali is the first airport in Indonesia to operate passport autogates, an automated system that allows passengers to have their passport and biometric features scanned and verified electronically.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta Governor Anies asserts right to let vendors sell on sidewalks in spite of Supreme Court decision
Last month, Indonesia’s Supreme Court decided to strike down an article in a 2007 regional law that gave the governor of Jakarta the authority to close roads and sidewalks for use by public traders.
— Coconuts (paywall)

PDAM placates clean water woes in Jayapura following disquiet
City-owned tap water company PDAM distributed two water tank trucks carrying eight thousand liters of clean water to the residents impacted by the unrest in Jayapura, Papua Province, President Director Entis Sutisna stated here, Wednesday.
— Antara News

INKA currently developing battery-powered tramway
National railway company PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA) is currently in the process of developing battery-powered tramway as a more convenient and environmentally safe means of transportation.
— Antara News

Lost in translation? AI-generated translations amuse Grab customers
In yet another instance of netizens pointing out everyday absurdities, customers of ride-hailing service Grab Indonesia have recently taken to social media to share screenshots of the app’s erroneous English translations of Indonesian text – to unintentionally comedic effect.
— The Jakarta Post

Papua Case; Police Name Veronica Koman Suspect for Spreading Hoax
East Java Regional Police are suspecting Veronica Koman for spreading provocation and fake news, or hoaxes, on social media.

KPK starts September with series of arrests
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has started the month with a series of arrests, including the naming of the regent of Muara Enim in South Sumatra, Ahmad Yani a suspect in a bribery case.
— The Jakarta Post

Why Jokowi’s administration picked two regencies in East Kalimantan to host new capital
The names of North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kertanegara regencies in East Kalimantan may not ring a bell for most Indonesians, let alone an international audience, compared to that of the major cities in the province, such as Balikpapan or Samarinda.
— The Jakarta Post

Centuries-old artifacts reportedly discovered in East Java
Artifacts that reportedly date back to hundreds of years ago have been discovered in an ancestral worship site in a paddy field in Gedog village in Blitar, East Java.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia v Malaysia: a cauldron of passion and an armoured personnel carrier
There’s no love lost between the south-east Asia rivals prompting Malaysia’s request for protection in Jakarta for World Cup qualifier.
— The Guardian

Rights commissions suspect women, children rights violations in police handling of Jambi land dispute
The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) and the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) have monitored the arrests of 59 members of the Batanghari Independent Union (SMB) in Jambi, citing concerns of violence against women and children.
— The Jakarta Post

Catcalled, groped but feeling empowered, women cyclists struggle with rampant sexual harassment on roads
It’s been considered cool and noble to bike to commute for the sake of the environment or health, but for women cyclists, they must not only struggle to claim their space on the streets of the capital city, but face an even more dire challenge: rampant sexual harassment and abuse.
— The Jakarta Post

Maid mauled to death by employer’s dog in East Jakarta
A domestic helper named Yayan, 35, was mauled to death on Friday night when trying to feed her employer’s pet dog in Cipayung district, East Jakarta.
— The Jakarta Post

Transport DG Reveals Cause of Cipularang Toll Traffic Accident
Land Transportation Director-General Budi Setiyadi said the traffic accident in KM 91 Cipularang toll road was caused by two overloaded and over-dimension trucks, which were up to 300 percent and 70 cm, respectively.

First police beat him, then video of beating goes viral, now he stands trial for using violence
The trial of almost 200 alleged rioters and alleged accomplices continued at the Central Jakarta District Court on Monday and Tuesday to prove the extent of their participation in the postelection riots on May 21 and 22.
— The Jakarta Post

Garuda Indonesia Surprises Passengers with Free Class Upgrade
State-run airliner Garuda Indonesia on the national customer day surprises two passengers by upgrading their economy seats of GA 830 to the business class for free.



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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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