Indonesia morning news for June 2

Indonesia morning news for June 2

Indonesia morning news

Indonesian policeman killed by sword-wielding militant
A sword-wielding militant killed an Indonesian policeman and critically injured another on Monday (Jun 1) in what authorities described as a terror attack by suspected Islamic State-linked extremists.

Govt to offer assistance to COVID-19-impacted citizens until December
Social Affairs Minister Juliari Peter Batubara revealed that the government will distribute social assistance to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic until December 2020.
— Antara News

Indonesia Reports 467 New Coronavirus Cases, 28 Deaths
Indonesia reported on Monday 467 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases to 26,940, said Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto.
— The New York Times

Indonesia Pushes to Reopen Economy to Curb Mounting Job Losses
Indonesia is pushing ahead to reopen its economy amid a surge in coronavirus infections, with the government seeking to minimize job losses and the threat of social unrest.
— Bloomberg

Indonesia’s Daily Coronavirus Testing Consistently on Target
The number of polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based testing for coronavirus has met the daily target of 10,000 for the sixth consecutive day on Monday, despite taking more than 40 days to reach a consistent run since the benchmark was set on April 12.
— Jakarta Globe

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Sellers in markets, malls, required to wear masks, face shields and gloves in ‘new normal’: Trade Ministry
The Trade Ministry has issued a circular requiring, sellers at traditional markets, retail stores and shopping malls to wear masks, face shields, and gloves while conducting their activities in the upcoming “new normal”.
— The Jakarta Post

MRT Jakarta urges passengers to avoid conversation to curb COVID-19 spread
Indonesia’s first MRT service, MRT Jakarta, has called on its passengers to avoid having conversations while riding on its trains in a bid to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission on public transportation.
— The Jakarta Post

Flight Restrictions Across Indonesia Extended to 7 June
The extension is in accordance with the Circular Letter from the Task Force for the COVID-19 Handling Acceleration Number 05/2020, which extends the validity period of travel restrictions related to preventing the spread of coronavirus.
— Indonesia Expat

102 areas with zero COVID-19 cases allowed to start ‘new normal’
Some 100 regencies and municipalities labeled as green zones and have not been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak can start “new-normal” measures, the government has announced.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia joins neighbors in protesting Beijing’s claims in South China Sea
Indonesia has rejected China’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea, following in the footsteps of its Southeast Asian neighbors, which have lodged similar concerns with the United Nations.
— The Jakarta Post

Police, military roped in to edify public on new normal protocols
After imposing large-scale social distancing (PSBB) measures for less than two months, the Indonesian government has switched its focus to the implementation of a new normal amid the prolonged COVID-19 epidemic.
— Antara News

Indonesia to allow ethanol-blended gasoline imports
Indonesia plans to allow imports of gasoline blended with ethanol as part of efforts to reduce oil imports and develop is fuel-blending programme.
— Argus Media

South Kalimantan police investigate attacker’s links to ISIS
South Kalimantan police investigators are focusing their probe into the ISIS link of a lone wolf, who assaulted a policeman of the Daha Selatan police precinct on early Monday, a police spokesman stated.
— Antara News

Govt wants Japan to join China-backed high-speed rail project
The government is considering including Japan in Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), an Indonesia-China consortium to develop the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, as Indonesia seeks to expedite and expand the national strategic project, a senior minister has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Corruption Betrays Values of Pancasila: KPK
Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Firli Bahuri, stressed that committing corruption was tantamount to betrayal of the values enshrined in the nation’s state ideology of Pancasila.

Jokowi leads virtual commemoration of Pancasila Day
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) virtually led the commemoration of the state ideology Pancasila Day through videoconferencing from the Garuda Room of the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java, Monday.
— Antara News

Smart City shares its light with all of Indonesia
The University of Indonesia opens its international research opportunities to scholars and institutions nationwide, says Abdul Haris
— Times Higher Education

Toddler in Jember, East Java, contracts COVID-19 infection from father
A toddler in Cumedak Village, Sumberjambe Sub-district, Jember District, East Java Province, got infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) believed to have been transmitted by the kid’s father.
— Antara News

Ministry backtracks on controversial decision to relax wood export requirements
Indonesia has backtracked on a decision to relax export requirements for timber products months after issuing a deregulation policy that environmental groups criticized for threatening to put sustainable timber trade at risk.
— The Jakarta Post

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Sabang marine tourist resort in Aceh reopens
The Sabang municipality has permitted to reopen its marine resort and resume operations of sea transportation modes to Sabang on Weh Island amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by adhering to the health protocol standard.
— Antara News

COVID-19; Jokowi Underscores Eminence of Pancasila Values
Pancasila State ideology serves as a guiding beacon to enliven the spirit of Indonesians’ nationhood, mutual care and cooperation, and brotherhood as they persist ceaselessly in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated.

Govt Should Review Energy Prices: Apindo
The government should review the prices of industrial fuels, electricity and gas for businesses given the huge impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy, the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) said.

South Tangerang to dump trash in Tangerang regency after landfill wall collapses
The administration of South Tangerang has decided to dump the city’s waste in Tangerang regency’s landfill to prevent further damage to the wall of its own landfill in Cipeucang, Serpong.
— The Jakarta Post

Embassy facilitates repatriation of 74 Indonesians from Jordan
Some 74 Indonesian citizens departed from the Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan’s capital city, on Sunday, aboard Qatar Airways flight QF-956 and landed at the Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten Province, Monday.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s R0, explained
In the past couple of weeks, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and other government officials have repeatedly cited the R0 – pronounced R-naught – of COVID-19 in Indonesia as the country gears up to enter the “new normal” period to restart the economy.
— The Jakarta Post

We’re ready: App-based ‘ojek’ drivers welcome ‘new normal’ with health measures
As Jakarta is likely to end its large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on Thursday, app-based motorcycle taxi (ojek) services are embracing the so-called “new normal” by preparing health measures for transporting passengers.
— The Jakarta Post

Implementation of new normal to drive positive sentiment next week
Anugrah Mega Investama Director Hans Kwee assessed that implementation of the new normal scenario would lend positive sentiment to the Indonesian Composite Index (IHSG) next week.
— Antara News

Tycoon leads initiative to tackle COVID-19 head-on
While there are many private initiatives that are helping the government to deal with COVID-19 through donations, Artha Group tycoon Tomy Winata has taken the lead in an effort to directly fight the pandemic.
— The Jakarta Post

26 Houses in Menteng On Fire due to Electrical Short Circuit
Fire broke out in Pegangsaan, Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Monday morning, burning 26 houses supposedly due to an electrical short circuit.

Family-friendly policies crucial to help parents bear brunt of COVID-19, experts say
Midwife Yati Maryati, 37, is worried about interacting with her children every time she returns home from the community health center (Puskesmas) where she works in Jakarta.
— 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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