Indonesia morning news for September 9

Indonesia morning news for September 9

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia to launch cultural capital index to boost development
In a bid to boost cultural and artistic development in the country, the government is set to launch the cultural capital index next month to help formulate better cultural programs, in addition to the hefty cultural endowment funding initiated by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves soar to 17-month high in August
Indonesia’s foreign exchange (FX) reserves increased to US$126.4 billion in August, the most since February last year, prolonging an upward trend that has been seen since May.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia nickel-ore export U-turn throws up investor red flag: analysts
Indonesia’s surprise plan to roll out a nickel-ore export ban two years early could scare foreign investors away from Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, analysts say, as it cements a reputation for policy flip-flops.
— Coconuts

Tech giants to face tighter tax scrutiny
Indonesia will follow in the footsteps of several major economies by taxing digital companies, with a newly proposed taxation bill set to serve as legal footing for the government to collect corporate income tax from foreign tech giants doing businesses in the domestic market.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Coast Guard: Will It surface or sink?
Scores of drafts for the establishment of the Indonesian Coast Guard have been prepared, discussed and submitted to the President for approval since 2011.
— Antara News

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Rupiah closes higher at Rp14,101 per dollar
The Indonesian rupiah strengthened against the United States (US) dollar in the Jakarta inter-bank market at the weekend, fueled by an increase in the country’s foreign exchange reserves.
— Antara News

RI urges ASEAN to increase solidity to tackle global uncertainty
Indonesia appealed to ASEAN members to continually bolster solidity and intra-regional cooperation to placate tensions in international economic relations that will negatively impact global economic growth and augment investment climate uncertainty.
— Antara News

Jakarta sets sights on satellite cities for air pollution control
In another attempt to curb the capital’s heavily polluted air, the Jakarta administration is mulling over a plan to distribute air quality monitoring equipment to its satellite cities, an official has said.
— The Jakarta Post

APEC pledges to advancing inclusion via digital transformation
Ministers, helming small and medium enterprise (SME) policy in APEC, convened in Concepcion to discuss digitization, internationalization, and financing access for small businesses and their potential to empower and integrate women into the global economy.
— Antara News

Extra care for Papua brethren crucial to maintaining Indonesia’s unity
The Indonesian government has been facing the ultimate litmus test to placate public outrage rife among members of the native Papuan community in the provinces of Papua and West Papua over these recent weeks.
— Antara News

Jokowi needs to step in, rescue KPK: Activists
Amid intensive efforts in the House of Representatives (DPR) to push through a legal revision that critics say would weaken the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the fate of the antigraft body lies in the hands of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
— The Jakarta Post

Jambi, Palembang residents feel the choke of continued haze
A recent update from the Environment and Forestry Ministry revealed that the air quality in Jambi had reached 126 AQI, which means the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
— The Jakarta Post

Sandwich generation in Indonesia: Caught between parents and children
For Annisa Maulida Sofia, a 24-year-old business owner in Gresik, East Java, saving up money is proving difficult, as she and her husband have to foot bills for their parents.
— The Jakarta Post

Fisheries Ministry building wins first ASEAN Energy Award
Mina Bahari Building IV in the Indonesian Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Ministry compound has emerged as the first winner of the ASEAN Energy Award 2019 in the energy-efficient building category.
— Antara News

Indonesia, Australia hold bilateral talks to discuss trade
Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita held bilateral talks with his Australian counterpart, Simon Birmingham on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) held in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday.
— Antara News

No money, nowhere to go: Asylum seekers opt to remain in temporary shelter in West Jakarta
For refugee Qadratullah, residing in a temporary shelter in Kalideres, West Jakarta, for the last several weeks has been more challenging than ever, with no running water, electricity or food to help him through the day.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Human touch’ may help deradicalization, say ex-militants, experts
Enjoying warm meals while chatting with one’s family and loved ones may sound like an ordinary thing for most Indonesians.
— The Jakarta Post

Corn miller Tereos FKS breaks through import-dominated industry
Wet corn miller PT Tereos FKS Indonesia is boosting its production capacity thanks to soaring domestic demand for corn starch and other corn byproducts, which are used in baking, for paper and as sweetener, amid an influx of imports.
— The Jakarta Post

North Sumatra commits to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions
The North Sumatra administration has expressed its commitment to continuing efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions as it prepares to attend the Conference of Parties (COP) 25 in Chile on Dec. 2-8.
— The Jakarta Post

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Human Rights Activists Claim Munir’s Case was Easy
Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia Usman Hamid, said that the murder case of Munir is actually not hard to be revealed if there is a strong political will from high ranking state officials.

XL to expand network to reach 95 percent of population by year-end
Publicly listed telecommunications operator PT XL Axiata is planning to reach 95 percent of Indonesia’s 260 million people by building and operating more base transceiver stations (BTS) across the country.
— The Jakarta Post

When speaking up backfires: Public space no safe space for women in Greater Jakarta
For many women in Greater Jakarta, sexual harassment in public spaces is a daily issue.
— The Jakarta Post

PSI Raise Funds for Office Rennovation
The Indonesia Solidarity Party (PSI) is raising funds through social media for the purpose renovating the party’s office.

She tweeted about the attack on Papuan students. Now, she is state enemy No. 1
Human rights lawyer Veronica Koman is firmly in the government’s crosshairs after the East Java Police named her a suspect for allegedly provoking protests and riots in Papua and West Papua.
— The Jakarta Post

Governor, chief of customary council pledge to keep peace in Papua
The government has signed a pact with the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police to maintain peace in Papua and West Papua.
— The Jakarta Post

People living side-by-side with trash in North Jakarta kampung
A lack of sanitation facilities and space for a growing number of families has prompted some residents of Kampung Bengek in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, to live side by side with heaps of waste on a plot of land owned by a port operator, PT Pelindo II Indonesian Port Corporation (IPC).
— The Jakarta Post

Wildfire annihilates West Aceh’s 1.5-ha peatland
Wildfire scorched through 1.5 hectares (ha) of peatland area in Suak Raya Village, Johan Pahlawan Sub-district, Meulaboh, West Aceh District, Aceh Province.
— Antara News

Drought-hit Gorontalo faces harvest failure, water crisis
Water gallon jugs line village roads; the corn harvest has ended, while fish are dead in Gorontalo as people living there deal with the drought that is predicted to last until October.
— The Jakarta Post

Some relieved, others remain concerned as internet shutdown not completely over in Papua
In her living room on Friday evening, Juliana Tando’s face instantly lit up as she saw her little brother’s face pop up on his father’s cell phone screen.
— The Jakarta Post

Meet stakeholders, Indonesia to address transboundary haze, Kuching MP tells Putrajaya
DAP’s Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii today urged the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology and Climate Change to call for a meeting among stakeholders, including Indonesia, to address the issue of transboundary haze that is heavily affecting many parts of Sarawak.
— Malay Mail

TransNusa requested to increase Kupang-Dili flights
The East Nusa Tenggara Government has appealed to TransNusa to increase its Kupang-Dili international flights from two to three per week, and supported the local airline in scheduling a Kupang-Dili-Darwin flight to strengthen the three countries’ connectivity.
— Antara News

Palembang Airport wins four prestigious international awards
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin (SMB) II Airport in Palembang, South Sumatra, has won four prestigious international awards from the International Airport Council in the field of services, making it one of the best airports in the Asia Pacific region.
— Antara News

PB Djarum Stops Badminton Auditions After Allegations of Stealth Marketing
PB Djarum, one of the most famous badminton clubs in Indonesia owned by the Djarum cigarette company, has decided to stop auditions for its badminton scholarship program starting next year after a row with the country’s children protection agency who accuses the club of exploiting children to promote the cigarette brand.
— Jakarta Globe

Lakes Buyan, Tamblingan to be developed into ecotourism destinations
The twin lakes of Buyan and Tambingan will be developed into an eco-tourism destination, according to Buleleng District Head Putu Agus Suradnyana in Singaraja, Bali Province.
— Antara News

Destiny lies in piles of ancient Chinese books
Azmi Abubakar (Azmi) has, since the past two decades, sought clarity on the ‘haze’ of unpleasant moments that transpired and unfair judgments against the Chinese-Indonesian community under the end of Soeharto’s regime in May 1998.
— Antara News

Stench, mosquitoes from waste-covered river haunt Bekasi residents
Residents living around the Jambe River in Tambun Selatan district, Bekasi regency, West Java, have been forced to carry out their day-to-day activities for the last three months amid unpleasant smells and flies buzzing into their houses as a result of a massive amount of household waste polluting the river.
— The Jakarta Post

15 countries to participate in Nias Pro International Surfing Sail
Nias Pro International Surfing Sail, part of Sail Nias 2019, will include 126 surfers from 15 countries, as confirmed on Saturday by the Head of Department of Culture, Tourism, and Youth of Southern Nias, Anggraeni Dachi.
— Antara News

Pedestrian upgrade project in Cikini hurts business revenue
Business owners have seen their operations disrupted and revenue drop by up to 50 percent recently because of the sidewalk renovation along Jl. Cikini Raya in Central Jakarta, which included cable reinstallation that caused an internet and power blackout.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta eyes more buses under Jak Lingko’s wing next year
As part of the efforts to improve and encourage more people to use public transportation services, the Jakarta administration is eyeing to integrate all angkot (public minivans) and medium-sized buses under its flagship Jak Lingko program next year.
— The Jakarta Post

Marriott begins massive expansion in Indonesia
United States-based hotel chain Marriott International is undertaking a massive expansion in Indonesia to tap into the rapid growth in the country’s tourist sector.
— The Jakarta Post

Food vendors enjoy social media boost from Dari Halte Ke Halte
In the digital era, when extensive use of social media is deemed a double-edged sword, dimsum vendor Jarno has been only enjoying the good side.
— The Jakarta Post

Brawl at Manggarai trouble spot disrupts train services
Some 300 residents of South Manggarai, South Jakarta, and Menteng Tenggulun, Central Jakarta, fought a brawl on Wednesday afternoon around Manggarai Station, causing disruption to commuter line train services.
— The Jakarta Post

School bus drivers accused of transporting drugs to Riau
Bintan Police have arrested three school bus drivers on Bintan Island, Riau province, accusing them of transporting drugs from Malaysia.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta Governor extends public invitation to visit Flona 2019 Expo
Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan extended an invitation to the public to pay a visit to the Flora and Fauna (Flona) 2019 exhibition being organized at Banteng Square, Central Jakarta, from Sept 6 to Oct 6.
— Antara News



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This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on Ashura, September 9-10.


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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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