Indonesia morning news for June 30

Indonesia morning news for June 30

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia’s V-Shaped Recovery Looks Elusive as Infections Spike
Indonesia is struggling to contain a surge in coronavirus cases in the world’s fourth-most populous nation, casting doubts on the likelihood of a V-shaped recovery for the economy.
— Bloomberg

Indonesia reports 1,082 new coronavirus cases, 51 deaths
Indonesia reported 1,082 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the total number of infections to 55,092, said health ministry official Achmad Yurianto.
— The Chronicle Herald

Building Indonesia’s new capital: good governance key to success (video)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s announcement last August that a new capital will be built in East Kalimantan has been widely met with scepticism.
— AEC News Today

Sumatran tiger found dead at plantation in Indonesia’s Aceh
A critically endangered Sumatran tiger was found dead at a plantation in Indonesia’s province of Aceh, a local official confirmed on Monday.
— Xinhua

House Member Reveals 10 People in DPR Contract COVID-19
The deputy speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR)’s Energy Commission, Alex Noerdin, said that ten people in the House building had tested positive for COVID-19.

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Authorities thwart smuggling of 29,000 Sumatran birds
The Bakauheni Port Police (KSKP) together with the Lampung Agriculture Quarantine Body have confiscated more than 29,000 birds intended to be shipped to Java over the past six months.
— The Jakarta Post

Health Ministry Admits Bureaucracy Hinders Incentives for Medics
The Health Ministry’s Head of Human Resources Development and Empowerment Agency (PPSDM), Abdul Kadir, admitted bureaucratic red tape had hindered the payment of incentives for health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indonesia government nears deal with central bank on deficit funding
INDONESIA’S central bank may buy billions of dollars of sovereign bonds at zero interest, or below its benchmark rate to help the government finance a wider deficit arising out of stimulus measures to counter the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
— The Business Times

Indonesia’s premature easing of restrictions risks prolonged first wave: Experts
Indonesia was among the nations with a relaxed approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic before meeting World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for rolling back social restrictions, according to recent data from the England’s University of Oxford.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia among preferred markets in ASEAN, DBS says
Indonesia is still among the preferred Southeast Asian markets for investment amid the country’s continuous fight against COVID-19, backed by strong household spending and a young working population, Singapore’s largest bank, DBS, has stated.
— The Jakarta Post

Chinese ship rescues victims of Indonesia’s sunken ship
A Chinese ship has saved victims of an Indonesian vessel which capsized in the Natuna Sea and handed over them to an Indonesian rescue vessel, the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Office said on Monday.
— The Star

Natuna SAR team evacuates seven fishermen of capsized boat
Natuna’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team on Monday evacuated seven fishermen, who were saved by a Chinese ship after their boat capsized in the Natuna waters, Riau Islands.
— Antara News

Task Force: 70% of Indonesia COVID-19 Infections Are Asymptomatic
Doni Monardo, the chairman of the COVID-19 mitigation task force, said the majority of people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in Indonesia are asymptomatic carriers (OTG), thus possible transmissions from these carriers should be kept an eye on.

Govt Allows Transport Operators to Provide COVID-19 Rapid Tests
The Transportation Ministry announced transportation operators could team up with medical institutions to provide COVID-19 rapid tests or PCR swab tests for passengers.

Suspicious side gig: Nearly 400 state officials have concurrent roles at state firms
The Indonesian Ombudsman has found that hundreds of state officials, including active members of the police and military, sit as commissioners of state-owned enterprises, resulting in what it says is a conflict of interest and poor accountability.
— The Jakarta Post

Garuda Indonesia: Clarification on Positive-COVID-19 Passenger
Garuda Indonesia president director Irfan Setiaputra on Sunday confirmed the news of one of its passengers reportedly positive for COVID-19 during a GA 682 flight from Jakarta to Sorong on Saturday’s flight.

Experts warn of COVID-19 quackery, false cures
Strict testing is required for the slew of supposed coronavirus remedies that have garnered public attention in recent months, experts say.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19 in Jakarta: 95 New Cases Push Total Tally Over 11,000
Jakarta COVID-19 mitigation task force announced 95 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease today, June 29.

Indonesia and the Netherlands: Solving Global Challenges Together by Finding Smart Solutions for a Sustainable Future
The Netherlands is keen to partner up with Indonesia to create smart solutions in solving global challenges.
— The Netherlandsandyou

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Jokowi Demands Innovations to Fight COVID-19
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has asked his cabinet ministers to develop a breakthrough to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

President expects snatching of bodies of COVID-19 patients to stop
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expects no future incidents of dead bodies of COVID-19 patients being forcefully taken or snatched, as had occurred in several Indonesian regions.
— Antara News

Govt to Aid 57 COVID-19 High-risk Regions
The national COVID-19 mitigation task force chairman, Doni Monardo, said that 57 Indonesian regions had been categorized as COVID-19 high-risk regions.

Sri Mulyani Assigns BRI to Disburse Rp122.5tn Loans in 6 Months
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani assigned state-owned Bank Rakyat Indonesia (IDX: BBRI) or BRI to disburse Rp122.5 trillion worth of loans over the next six months.

Seribu Islands’ tourist resorts open by implementing health protocols
The Seribu Islands district administration reopened its tourism resorts by complying with stringent health protocols following the Jakarta government’s policy on the transitional large-scale social distancing (PSBB) measure toward a new normal.
— Antara News

South Tangerang Extends PSBB; 200 Daily Swab Tests
South Tangerang Mayor Airin Rachmi Diany has decided to extend the large-scale social restrictions or PSBB in the city until 12 July 2020.

Health Minister under Pressure for Spending Too Little During Pandemic
Indonesian Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto has been in the spotlight recently after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo criticized the health spending as too little and too late as the country is struggling to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Jakarta Globe

Government pays $3.76b for land in 77 strategic projects
The Finance Ministry’s State Asset Management Agency (LMAN) has reimbursed Rp 53.3 trillion (US$3.76 billion) owed to state-owned companies for land acquisition in 77 strategic national projects, including toll roads and irrigation systems, as of June 24.
— The Jakarta Post

State Auditors File Police Complaint Against Benny Tjokrosaputro
The Supreme Audit Agency, or BPK, lodged a defamatory complaint to the National Police on Monday against businessman Benny Tjokrosaputro, the key suspect in a major graft scandal at state insurer Jiwasraya.
— Jakarta Globe

Former Minister Imam Nahrawi Sentenced to 7 Years in Jail
The panel of judges sentenced former youth and sports minister Imam Nahrawi to seven years’ imprisonment.

Ma’ruf Amin: Pandemic Expedites Bureaucratic Reform
Vice President Ma’ruf Amin stated the COVID-19 pandemic hadaccelerated the nation’s bureaucratic reform.

AG to evaluate prosecutors’ jail demand for Baswedan’s attackers
Indonesia’s Attorney General Sanitiar (ST) Burhanuddin will evaluate the year-long jail demand of the public prosecutors for defendants in the case of acid attack against Novel Baswedan, a Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) senior investigator.
— Antara News

New Normal: Mount Bromo Reopens to Tourists Soon
A spokesperson for the Probolinggo COVID-19 handling task force, Anang Budi Yoelijanto, said Mount Bromo will be the first tourist attraction in Probolinggo regency, East Java, that will be ready to reopen soon since the COVID-19 closure under the strict health protocols.

Depok case shines light on sexual abuse in Indonesian Catholic Church
A recently uncovered case of child sexual abuse at a Catholic church in Depok, West Java, has put a spotlight on sexual abuse in the wider Indonesian Catholic Church, causing adherents throughout the country to call for justice and reform.
— The Jakarta Post

Attempt to smuggle drugs from Malaysia into N Sumatra foiled
Acting on a tip, narcotics and customs officials conducted a joint operation and foiled an attempt by traffickers to smuggle drugs, wrapped in green tea packages, into North Sumatra from Malaysia.
— Antara News

Government open to possibility of BI buying zero-coupon bonds to aid state budget
The government has opened the possibility of Bank Indonesia (BI) buying government bonds with a zero-coupon rate as part of a “burden-sharing” scheme to finance the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior minister said on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

Need for insurance rises as pandemic poses risks
Indonesians have become more interested in insurance to mitigate uncertainty regarding their health and personal finances brought about by the pandemic, yet insurance penetration is still low in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, financial planners and insurers have said.
— The Jakarta Post

Don’t Stop Me Now: Young Gymnast Trains at Home
Junior gymnast Averyl Baline Mattahati has been forced to practice at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
— Jakarta Globe

Girl allegedly raped by cousin ‘raped again’ by father-in-law after giving birth
A 13-year-old girl from Denpasar, Bali, who got pregnant after being allegedly raped multiple times by her cousin and who was forced to marry him, was reportedly raped again by her father-in-law after delivering the baby.
— 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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