Indonesia morning news for June 1

Indonesia morning news for June 1

Indonesia morning news

World Bank approves $250 million loan to support Indonesia’s COVID-19’s response
The World Bank has agreed to provide a US$250 million loan to support Indonesia’s COVID-19 response, the organization’s board of executive directors announced recently.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Reports 700 New Coronavirus Infections
Indonesia reported on Sunday 700 new coronavirus infections, taking the tally in the Southeast Asian nation to 26,473, said health ministry official Achmad Yurianto.
— The New York Times

Indonesian honour killing: brutal death of schoolgirl Rosmini Darwis, 16, sparks copycat fears
Indonesia’s first reported honour killing of a schoolgirl earlier this month has shocked the nation and prompted rights activists to warn of a “contagion” effect amid a rising wave of religious ultraconservatism.

Indonesia rolls out public shaming for Covid-19 violators
Indonesian officials are forcing social distancing violators to recite Koran verses, stay in “haunted” houses and submit to public shaming on social media as the country battles to contain surging Covid-19 coronavirus infections.
— New Straits Times

Virus Deaths May Be Three Times Official Tally in Indonesia
Indonesia’s spiraling coronavirus crisis has citizens taking matters into their own hands, with networks of volunteers compiling data that shows the death rate in the world’s fourth-most populous nation may be three times higher than what the government says.
— Bloomberg

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Govt Issues New Normal Protocols for Public Spaces
Trade Ministry issues a stipulation on operational standards in trading sectors in anticipating the ‘new normal’ period.

Indonesian children vulnerable to secondary risks from COVID-19 crisis: Survey
The COVID-19 pandemic might have largely affected the elderly and chronically ill adults, but a recent assessment has found that children in Indonesia are exposed to the secondary risks from the health crisis that pose a threat to their health, well-being and lives — if not more.
— The Jakarta Post

New Normal`s Tourism Protocols to Focus on Hygiene, Safety
Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy / Tourism and Creative Economy Agency has said that protocols for the tourism sector in the new normal will focus on hygiene, health and safety in conducting businesses.

Indonesia processing requests for deep-sea mining waste disposal, says gov’t official
– Indonesian authorities are considering two companies’ requests to dispose mining waste into the ocean, a senior government official said on Sunday, at a time of heightened sensitivity about the environmental impact of mining.
— Reuters

District police chief in Central Java arrested after two die in car crash
The Central Java Police have arrested a district police chief after he was reported to have crashed his car into a house, killing a 3-year-old girl and her 50-year-old grandmother in the process.
— The Jakarta Post

Religious Affairs Ministry issues protocol for reopening houses of worship
The Religious Affairs Ministry has issued new guidelines for houses of worship, which are set to reopen soon as part of the so-called “new normal” after being closed for weeks due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

9 Indonesian Sailors working for Chinese Vessels Reach Jakarta
Nine Indonesian sailors, who reportedly endured inhumane treatment from their masters while working for several Chinese fishing vessels, arrived in Jakarta on Friday evening (May 29) after being flown in from Incheon, South Korea.

Indonesia Capital Gears Up for Post-Holiday Flow Amid Virus
Indonesia’s capital Jakarta is anticipating 1 million vehicles will enter the city as people return from Eid al-Fitr holidays in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Bloomberg

Indonesia urges Israel to stop annexation of West Bank, Palestine
The Indonesian government has urged Israel to stop its plan to annex the Palestinian territory in the West Bank, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi stated.
— Antara News

7,308 patients recover from COVID-19 in Indonesia
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia has so far reached a total of 26,473, and 7,308 of them have recovered, according to Achmad Yurianto, the government’s spokesperson on COVID-19 response.
— Antara News

Rupiah Set to Return to Pre-Pandemic Level: Bank Indonesia
Indonesia’s central bank said the rupiah still remains undervalued and will continue to strengthen to its pre-pandemic levels supported by a low inflation, narrowing current account deficit and increasing foreign capital inflow.
— Jakarta Globe

Ministry Prepares for Flight Operations in Bali before New Normal
The transportation ministry prepares to enter the new normal with flights to and from Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport as per Ministerial Decree No. 25 of 2020 on Transportation Control during Eid al-Fitr.

Jokowi Wants Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train to Extend to Surabaya
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has approved a plan to extend the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail to Surabaya, East Java, with a move that would urge China and Japan, former rivals in the original project, to collaborate for developing Indonesia’s high-speed railway network.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia to set up health protocol for sports
The Indonesian Health Ministry has planned to establish a health protocol which will be a guideline for the country to stage competitions and allow athletes to undergo training camps, a minister said on Sunday (May 31).
— The Star

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West Java, First Province to Ease Covid-19 Restrictions
West Java will ease the Covid-19 restrictions in Sukabumi, Tasikmalaya and other 13 districts and cities in the province on Monday after seeing the disease’s reproduction rate fall below a safe threshold for more than two weeks.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia Picks $97 Billion of Projects, Including 5 Airports, to Propel Recovery
Indonesia will focus on infrastructure projects and social programs worth $97 billion over the next five years as President Joko Widodo seeks to rescue Southeast Asia’s largest economy from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Bloomberg

A new footing: Finding Indonesia’s post-COVID-19 strategic focus
Indonesia, as ASEAN’s natural leader, seems somewhat disconnected with current regional issues. As it focuses on the health crisis, Indonesia seems to have no appetite for opening a new diplomatic “battlefront”.
— The Jakarta Post

Repatriating 4,800 undocumented Indonesians in Malaysia June 6 onwards
The Malaysian Government has hinted at the release of 4,800 undocumented Indonesian migrant workers from the country’s immigration detention houses to then be repatriated to Indonesia since June 6.
— Antara News

50 days of Indonesia’s partial lockdown. Is it enough for the ‘new normal’?
On April 3, Indonesia released two regulations, a government regulation and a Health Ministry regulation, to pave the way for large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), the country’s equivalent to partial lockdown.
— The Jakarta Post

Consulate confirms safety of Indonesians in Minneapolis amid violence
Indonesians in Minneapolis remain secure and safe, as violent protests and fires broke out in this largest city in the US State of Minnesota over the past 72 hours after African-American George Floyd’s recent death.
— Antara News

Indonesia recasts peacekeeping strategy, to focus on quality
Indonesia has been helping uphold world peace and order by deploying its troops for service in the United Nations’ peacekeeping operations since 1957.
— Antara News

AJI condemns lawsuit against senior journalist for criticizing minister’s policy online
The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has spoken out against a police report filed by an Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) politician against senior journalist Farid Gaban for criticizing a minister’s recent policy, saying it is “against the right of expression.”
— The Jakarta Post

Shooting of medical workers must be condemned: Papua police chief
The recent attack on two medical workers by Papuan armed rebels cannot be justified on any ground and needs to be strongly condemned, Papua Police Chief, Inspector General Paulus Waterpauw, said on Friday.
— Antara News

Juanda International Airport ready to implement new normal rules
The Juanda International Airport is ready to implement the healthcare protocol guidelines drafted by state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I for its airports in anticipation of the new normal, an official said.
— Antara News

Nissan formally closes Indonesian factory
Automaker Nissan Motor Indonesia (NMI) announced the official closure of its factory in Indonesia as its Japanese parent company disclosed a restructuring plan to improve its finances.
— The Jakarta Post

Ministry task force arrests men for selling endangered plants
A law enforcement task force that includes the Environment and Forestry Ministry and the West Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), has taken two men into custody for allegedly selling protected plants.
— The Jakarta Post

Shallow quake strikes off central Indonesia near Talaud Islands
A 5.7 magnitude quake jolted North Sulawesi province in the central part of Indonesia on late Saturday evening, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said on Sunday (May 31).
— The Star

Sustainable development crucial in Indonesia’s COVID-19 recovery, experts say
With the COVID-19 pandemic having challenged sustainable development in many parts of the world, it is necessary to use the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the baseline for the country’s outbreak recovery efforts, a recent discussion has suggested.
— The Jakarta Post

Kalbe Farma and South Korea’s Genexine to Start Human Trial for Covid-19 Vaccine
Kalbe Farma, Indonesia’s largest listed pharmaceutical company by revenue, is set to conduct human trial for a Covid-19 vaccine next month with help from the company’s South Korean biotechnology partner, Genexine.
— Jakarta Globe

More Than 800 Indonesian Cruise Ship Crew Members Arrive Home
The Transportation Ministry and the National Covid-19 Task Force facilitated the repatriation of 818 cruise ship crew members at Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok Port on Friday.
— Jakarta Globe

118 crew members involved in illegal fishing test negative for COVID
The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has conducted rapid tests on 118 crew members of fishing vessels involved in illegal fishing in Indonesia and all of them have tested negative for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— Antara News

Education and Culture Ministry distributes 268,381 units of PPE
The Education and Culture Ministry has distributed 268,381 units of personal protective equipment (PPE) and 16 sets of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to educational hospitals across Indonesia.
— Antara News

100-year-old woman recovers from COVID-19 in Surabaya
A 100-year-old woman in Surabaya, East Java, has recovered from COVID-19 after spending a month in the hospital.
— The Jakarta Post

TNI, police form database command post for health protocol monitoring
The Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) and Indonesian Police (Polri) jointly formed a database command to monitor public adherence to health protocols in Central Jakarta while implementing Large-Scale Social Distancing (PSBB) measures and the new normal scenario.
— Antara News

Ministry suggests shorter school hours as part of ‘new normal’
The Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry has suggested reducing school hours to only four hours a day without breaks as concerns mount over “new normal” protocols for students.
— The Jakarta Post

For first time ever, fuel consumption falls instead of rising during Idul Fitri
Nationwide fuel consumption during this year’s Idul Fitri period was 31.2 percent below the normal level as the government had banned the traditional mudik (exodus) to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

How Indonesian Diplomacy Can Ensure Equitable Access to Covid-19 Vaccine
A vaccine for the coronavirus is key to the global efforts to stop the Covid-19 pandemic. Without a vaccine, we will never have a “normal” life again.
— Jakarta Globe

North Sulawesi Tourism Industy Ready to Embrace New Normal
Deputy Governor of North Sulawesi (Sulut) Steven Kandouw said the tourism sector in this area is ready to embrace the new normal.

Minister Limpo to Expand Seram Island’s Agricultural Area
Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo highlighted his intent to expand the agricultural area in Maluku’s Seram Island, particularly to transform abandoned land into productive areas.

Coverage of COVID-19 pandemic should be enlightening, comforting: PWI
Chairman of the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI), Atal S. Depari, emphasized that coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic by the mass media should be informative and comforting to the people.
— Antara News

Delivery company records 3 mln shipments during Ramadhan
Delivery service company J&T Express recorded a surge in volume of shipments, handling up to 3 million packages per day during the month of Ramadhan, including the peak period around Eid al-Fitr.
— Antara News

COVID-19: Surabaya mayor feuds with East Java governor over mobile PCR labs
The ongoing feud between East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa and Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini aka Risma over how to handle the COVID-19 outbreak in virus-stricken East Java province has erupted again, this time over two mobile polymerase chain reaction (PCR) labs.
— The Jakarta Post

Ministry pushes for revision of laws on welfare during National Day for the Elderly
The Social Affairs Ministry hosted a virtual event to celebrate the 24th National Day for Elderly People on Friday.
— The Jakarta Post

Landslide Covers Section of Semarang-Solo Toll Road
A landslide triggered by heavy rains from Saturday night to early Sunday blocked a section of Semarang-Solo toll road in Semarang District, Central Java.

Human bones, coins from 1815 reportedly unearthed in West Java
Village of Cigorowong in Cileungsi district, Bogor regency, West Java, are astounded after a resident recently unearthed what is believed to be a human skeleton and coins dating back to 1815 on a plot of land behind his house.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian telecom companies enjoy data traffic surge during Idul Fitri
Indonesia’s telecommunication companies have enjoyed a surge in data traffic during this year’s Idul Fitri celebration as customers connected with family and friends online amid large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and a ban on the traditional holiday exodus to curb the COVID-19 outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

Ragunan Zoo’s virtual tour features Sumatran orangutans
A virtual tour organized by Ragunan Zoo in South Jakarta this week presents Ratna and Dino, a couple of Sumatran orangutan (Pongo Abelii).
— Antara News

‘I cannot move the lessons online’: Educators in remote Indonesia visit students one by one during school closure
Rahima Malik, 29, has dreamed of being a teacher since she was pursuing a teaching degree with a major in Indonesian literature.

Yogyakarta offers virtual shopping experience at traditional markets
The Yogyakarta City Industry and Trade Offices, in collaboration with online transportation operators, have continued to incorporate additional features to offer an enhanced virtual shopping experience for consumers at traditional markets.
— Antara News

Cirebon’s Kasepuhan Palace reopened following three-month closure
The Kasepuhan Palace, Cirebon, one of the historical palace complexes of the Islamic kingdom in West Java, reopened, Saturday, after being closed for about three months over the social distancing measure amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Antara News

UGM students receive death threats over discussion on removing presidents from office
Yogyakarta’s Gadjah Mada University (UGM) has canceled a planned online discussion about the constitutional mechanism for removing a president from office after students and a professor received death threats and faced other forms of intimidation.
— The Jakarta Post



Feature photo NET.Z/ Antara
This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on Hari Lahir Pancasilan, June 1.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).


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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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