Indonesia morning news for July 1

Indonesia morning news for July 1
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Indonesia records highest daily COVID-19 death toll yet
The Health Ministry announced that 71 more people died of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest reported death toll in a day so far, bringing the total fatalities to 2,876.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Here are the requirements for those seeking to travel to, within Indonesia
The government’s COVID-19 task force has updated its requirements for transportation during the transitional phase to the so-called “new normal”, requiring domestic travelers to carry a medical document certifying they are free of COVID-19 valid for 14 days.
— The Jakarta Post

Why Bank Indonesia Will Fund $40 Billion of Government’s Budget
Indonesia’s central bank is close to an agreement to fund $40 billion of the government’s fiscal response to fight the coronavirus pandemic this year, the largest debt monetization program among emerging-market nations.
— Bloomberg

Bali: 7 doctors contract COVID-19, admitted to Udayana hospital
Seven doctors in Bali Province have been admitted to the Udayana University Hospital after testing positive for the novel coronavirus disease, the hospital’s director, Dewa Putu Gede Purwa Samatra, revealed on Tuesday.
— Antara News

Government unveils criteria for tech firms to collect VAT
The Taxation Directorate General has unveiled the criteria for technology firms expected to collect value-added tax (VAT), including the transaction value and traffic, as the government ramps up efforts to increase state revenue during the coronavirus epidemic.
— The Jakarta Post

Watchdog: Police Subjected to Many Human Rights Violation Reports
Commissioner for the National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM), Beka Ulung Hapsara, said that the police institution tends to neglect the input and recommendations coming from the commission regarding allegations of human rights violations that involve police personnel.

COVID-19: Nearly 78,000 police to guard transition to Indonesia’s ‘new normal’
The National Police have deployed 77,897 officers across the nation to guard the transition to the government’s so-called new normal phase, during which all citizens are required to abide by the COVID-19 health protocols to prevent wider spread of the disease.
— The Jakarta Post

Police dispose of ‘WWII-era missile’ found at Solo River
Local police in Blora regency, Central Java, recovered on Sunday what appeared to be an intact, high-explosive missile on the banks of the Bengawan Solo River, following a report from a local resident.
— The Jakarta Post

Majority of Indonesia’s Covid-19 Cases Occur in June
Indonesia has registered nearly 30,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus infections throughout the month, which becomes the toughest period in the country’s struggle to contain the outbreak.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia Vows to Build $33 Billion Capital as Economy Sputters
Indonesia is pressing ahead with plans to build a new capital as billions of dollars in private sector investment is seen as key to reviving an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic, a senior minister said.
— Bloomberg

Does Indonesia’s Deradicalization Program Work?
Recent terror acts are raising questions about the efficiency of the rehabilitation program run by the Indonesian National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT).
— The Diplomat

Jokowi Asks Regional Heads Not to Hastily Enforce New Normal
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reminded regional heads not to rush to adopt the transition policy from the large-scale social restrictions or PSBB to a new normal era since the Covid-19 threats remain high.

Human resources must be prepared to face Society 5.0: minister
Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) Edhy Prabowo highlighted the need for human resources to prepare themselves to face the Society 5.0 era projected in future.
— Antara News

Jokowi to Personally Remind Ministers Over Low Budget Absorption
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday once again mentioned the budget absorption of state-ministries and agencies that he deemed too low in terms of handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

New COVID-19 epicenter East Java has among the lowest testing rates in Indonesia: Health Ministry
The Health Ministry revealed on Monday that East Java, Indonesia’s new COVID-19 epicenter, had one of the lowest testing rates compared to other provinces even as it continues to record the highest number of daily new cases.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s ex-sports minister jailed for corruption
An Indonesian former sports minister has been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of taking US$800,000 in bribes, his lawyer said on Tuesday (Jun 30).

Jakarta Sees Similar Private Vehicle Users Number as before Covid
Jakarta Transportation Agency’s head of road transport, Susilo Dewanto, said the number of private vehicle users in the capital city has now reached to almost that of before the Covid-19 pandemic or 96 percent.

PDIP Confirms Jokowi Yet Talked of Reshuffle Plan to Coalition
The chairman of the central executive board (DPP) of PDIP Party, Eriko Sotarduga, confirmed that President Joko Jokowi Widodo has not yet conveyed a plan of cabinet reshuffle to the coalition parties thus far.

President visits Central Java to inspect COVID-19 Command Post
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on Tuesday, departed for Central Java to inspect the COVID-19 handling and countermeasure post in Semarang and the Batang integrated industrial area.
— Antara News

PDIP Politician Defends Jokowi’s Fury in Cabinet Plenary
Secretary-general of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), Hasto Kristiyanto, defended President Jokowi’s recent speech about the Cabinet, saying that he hopes Jokowi’s Cabinet members would quickly improve their performance, along with other state-institution leaders, in finding the most comprehensive and effective ways to drive the national economy back to its feet.

BKPM should be all-out to fulfill investors’ requirements: Jokowi
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has instructed Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Head Bahlil Lahadalia to leave no stone unturned in catering to all requirements of investors in Indonesia.
— Antara News

Sri Mulyani: Health Budget Not Sole Liability of Health Ministry
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati responded to the low absorption of the health budget for the Covid-19 handling, which was one of the subjects that annoyed President Jokowi during a cabinet meeting on June 18.

Jokowi urges regional administrations to spare no expense in pandemic mitigation
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on regional administrations to quickly disburse funds for the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi: We Must Not Give Way to Second Wave of COVID-19
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Tuesday’s teleconference from Central Java reminded Indonesians that the threat of COVID-19 has yet ended and called for everyone to abide by existing health protocols and reminded regional administrations to avert from issuing policies that would give way to the second wave of coronavirus.

Depok City COVID-19 Recovery Rate Reaches 67 Percent
The Depok City task force announced today that the recovery rate of COVID-19 cases in the region had reached 67 percent.

Drug trade continues to endanger 24 neighborhoods in Kendari: BNN
The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) cautioned residents of Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, of the omnipresent danger of illicit drugs since its recent study indicated 24 of the city’s 64 neighborhoods were yet prone to drug trade.
— Antara News

Three more councilors detained by KPK in Jambi graft case
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has detained three more former members of the Jambi Regional Legislative Council for investigation into a graft case that has also implicated former governor Zumi Zola.
— The Jakarta Post

Gojek Reported to Industrial Court over Layoffs
The Indonesian Labor Unions Confederation (KSPI) lodged a report to the industrial relations court (HPI) against a ride-hailing firm Gojek for laying off 430 of its employees. KSPI President Said Iqbal stated he was preparing a power of attorney from the dismissed workers.

COVID-19-positive passenger on Jakarta-Sorong flight had been cleared by authorities: Garuda
A passenger who was allowed to board a Garuda Indonesia flight from Jakarta to Sorong, West Papua, despite having recently tested positive for COVID-19 had been cleared for travel by health authorities, the national flag carrier has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Transjakarta Adjusts Bus Services ahead of New Normal
Transjakarta decided to adjust its service standards in the new normal period, including expediting the bus headway during rush hours.

Central Sulawesi: Two held for drug trafficking facing death penalty
Two suspected drug dealers who were apprehended with 25 kilograms of drugs in Central Sulawesi on Sunday (June 28, 2020) could be sentenced to death, Inspector General Syafril Nursal, police chief of the province, said.
— Antara News

Government unveils new rule to guarantee loans for MSMEs as risk aversion rises
The government has unveiled a new rule to guarantee working capital loans for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in a bid to boost credit disbursement from banks, as risk aversion increases amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Jakarta Post

Ongoing digital transformation to spur development of MSMEs: Minister
Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto expressed belief that the ongoing digital transformation can aid in propelling the development of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia.
— Antara News

Travel agency expects Indonesian nature to lure tourists after pandemic
Indonesia will still be a lucrative tourist destination in the post-pandemic era with its nature-based attractions, seen to be the new destination preference going forward, global online travel agency Group stated.
— The Jakarta Post

Novel’s lawyers slam police for giving legal aid to alleged attackers
Novel Baswedan’s advocacy team has slammed the National Police for giving legal assistance to two police officers currently standing trial for allegedly attacking the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator, urging the Indonesian Ombudsman to investigate the corps for alleged maladministration.
— The Jakarta Post

Operation Tinombala extended in Poso to catch 14 fugitives
Indonesian Police Chief General Idham Azis took a decision to extend Operation Tinombala as the second-phase operation was completed on June 28 and to hunt 14 fugitives belonging to the Eastern Indonesian Mujahidin group.
— Antara News

Jakarta parents protest age ‘discrimination’ in school enrollment
Last week, the city administration rolled out the zoning system for this year’s public school enrollment (PPDB).
— The Jakarta Post

Seven companies to relocate facilities to Indonesia, invest $850m
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Tuesday that seven foreign companies had confirmed plans to relocate production facilities to Indonesia, mostly from China, an encouraging signal for the country’s investment climate amid the pandemic.
— The Jakarta Post

Bike to Work Co-founder Responds to Govt’s Bicycle Regulation
Co-founder and Bike to Work (B2W) community manager, Toto Sugito, responded positively to the Ministry of Transportation’s plan to regulate bicyclists.

BPK conducts investigative audit on OJK, state-owned companies in Jiwasraya case
The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) has been auditing the financial system authority and several state companies as part of its investigative audit on state-owned insurer PT Asuransi Jiwasraya following the Attorney General’s Office’s (AGO) decision to name more suspects in the Jiwasraya corruption case.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt owes Pertamina Rp96.5t for three years of fuel subsidies
The government has yet to compensate state-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina Rp 96.5 trillion (US$6.8 billion) for fuel subsidies given to the poor from 2017 to 2019.
— 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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