Indonesia morning news for January 2

Indonesia morning news for January 2
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Record Torrential Rains Paralyze Greater Jakarta Area, Killing at Least 14 People
Nonstop rains from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning have caused flood and landslide that paralyzed Jakarta and the capital’s satellite cities in West Java and Banten, killing at least 14 people and displacing tens of thousand others.
— Jakarta Globe

19,109 residents evacuated following Wednesday’s flood
Floods that swept several parts of Jakarta on Wednesday morning forced a total of 19,109 residents to evacuate to higher grounds, Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan, said.
— Antara News

Indonesia Rejects China’s Claims over South China Sea
Indonesia said on Wednesday, January 1, it rejected China’s claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as “having no legal basis”, after two days earlier protesting to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters.

Jakarta Flooding; PLN Turns Off Electricity in 700 Areas
State electricity company PLN has turned off the electricity in 724 locations in Jakarta and its greater area that are affected by the flood since 09:30 this morning, January 1, 2020. PLN Jakarta general manager Ikhsan Asaad said the blackout was executed to anticipate the electric shock.

Ombudsman Suspects Maladministration on KPK Law Revision
The Indonesian Ombudsman said it faced difficulties to ask for clarification from the Law Commission of the House of Representatives (DPR) in light of alleged maladministration on the discussion of the revision of Law on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Construction of Abadi LNG facilities to contribute Rp 73 trillion to economy
The Abadi liquified natural gas (LNG) plant in the Masela block of Maluku is expected contribute Rp 73 trillion (US$5.27 billion) to the economy during its construction as it is to implement a 26-percent local content requirement (TKDN) for its production, according to a public official.
— The Jakarta Post

Petrokimia exports 188,000 tons of NPS fertilizer to India in 2019
State-owned fertilizer company PT Petrokimia Gresik exported 26 thousand tons of NPS 20-20-0+13S in bulk to India, thereby bringing the total exports of the product to the country to 188.98 thousand tons in 2019.
— Antara News

Jokowi Asks for Normalization of Vital Objects Affected by Flood
President Joko Widodo or Jokowi asked for vital objects affected by the flood in Jakarta to soon be administered.

UGM officials criticize rectorate’s huge revisions to sexual violence regulation
Top officials at Gadjah Mada Universtiy (UGM) have protested against the huge revisions made by the rectorate to a draft sexual violence prevention regulation in the university, calling the revisions “pro-perpetrators”.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia plans fixed fees for e-wallet transactions: Sources
Indonesia plans to impose fixed fees on some e-wallet transactions, five people familiar with the matter said, in a move that could choke a key revenue stream and raise costs for payment startups backed by the likes of Alibaba’s Ant Financial.
— The Jakarta Post

Lessons for Chinese fintech firms in Indonesia
The success of signing important infrastructure deals between China and Indonesia in past few years, as part of the One Belt One Road South-South Cooperation initiative, ensures the smooth entry of Chinese financial service technology (fintech) companies in Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Transjakarta to launch two electric buses in January
City-owned bus operator, PT Transjakarta plans to conduct a trial of two electric buses in mid-January.
— The Jakarta Post

Flights disrupted, trains delayed as massive floods hit Jakarta
Massive floods marked the first day of 2020 in Greater Jakarta on Wednesday after heavy rains pounded the the capital and its peripheral areas since New Year’s Eve.
— The Jakarta Post

Mall management under investigation in busted bingo ring
Nearly two weeks after a batu goyang (bingo-like game) gambling ring was shut down, Food Garden in Seasons City Mall in West Jakarta was still in partial operation.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta’s seven gas stations halt operations following flooding
Seven gas stations (SPBUs) in Jakarta temporarily ceased operations on Wednesday owing to floods in the capital.
— Antara News

Flood forces temporary shutdown of operations at Halim Perdanakusuma
The Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta was closed on Wednesday, as its runway got flooded after unremitting rains lashed the capital city through the night.
— Antara News

Landslide in Bogor claims one life
A landslide, triggered by torrential rains, killed a 30-year-old woman in Kedung Badak, Bogor City, West Java, on Wednesday morning.
— Antara News

Public facilities readied as shelters for Jakarta flood victims
Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan gave instructions to mayors and heads of sub-districts to prepare evacuation shelters at public facilities, including government offices and schools, for flood victims in the capital city.
— Antara News

For South Tangerang dwellers, it is easier to go to Jakarta than get around their own city
For residents of South Tangerang, Banten, taking public transportation to Jakarta is not a hassle.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta celebrates New Year’s Eve with hope, optimism
Heavy rainfall that lasted all night on Tuesday did not stop revelers of Jakarta from rejoicing in the final moments of 2019 as they waved goodbye to a hectic political year while wishing for social harmony and a prosperous future.
— The Jakarta Post

Bali Airport greets first passengers in 2020
The I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali bid farewell to passengers of the last aircraft departing from there in 2019 and greeted those of the first plane arriving in 2020.
— Antara News

Jakarta Mass Wedding on New Year’s Eve
Jakarta administration held a collective wedding on New Year’s Eve and participated by 633 couples or Jakarta residents.

Indonesian farmer, mistaken for wild boar, shot to death by hunters
Police in Banjarnegara regency, Central Java arrested two boar hunters in connection to the death of a 51-year-old farmer named Triantoro.
— 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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