Indonesia morning news for June 9

Indonesia morning news for June 9
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Indonesia morning newsJakarta back in business as 847 new COVID-19 cases reported
Indonesia’s health ministry on Monday (Jun 8) reported 847 new coronavirus infections and 32 new deaths, taking the total number of cases to 32,033 and fatalities to 1,883.

Government announces travel requirements during transition to ‘new normal’
The Indonesian government has issued a circular stipulating requirements for people seeking to travel within or into the country during the transition to the so-called “new normal” period so as to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
— The Jakarta Post

Pressures increasing on Indonesia and Malaysia in the South China Sea
Chinese and Malaysian vessels were locked in a high-stakes standoff for more than one month earlier this year, near the island of Borneo in the South China Sea.

COVID-19 local transmission soars in Bali
The Bali provincial administration has reported an increasing number of local COVID-19 transmissions in the resort island recently, particularly in the four regencies of Badung, Denpasar, Klungkung and Tabanan.
— The Jakarta Post

Foreign Investors’ Return Boosts Indonesia’s Exchange Reserves
Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves swelled to $130.5 billion in May, up from $127.9 billion in April, as the government took out more loans from foreign creditors, the country’s central bank said in a statement on Monday.
— Jakarta Globe

Schools Might Reopen in Stages, Primary Schools Still Closed: VP
Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said the government was still canvassing its plan to reopen schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hundreds of Thousands Pack Jakarta’s Commuter Trains as People Return to Work
Offices in Jakarta reopened on Monday as the capital city entered a transition period to relax large-scale social restrictions.
— Jakarta Globe

Hospitals more cautious, adjust services as Indonesia forges COVID-19 ‘new normal’
Long queues and a throng of visitors are no longer common sights in hospitals across Indonesia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is likely to stay that way even as the country enters the so-called “new normal”, according to experts.
— The Jakarta Post

Fitch Assigns Indonesia’s USD Bonds Final ‘BBB’ Ratings
Fitch Ratings has assigned Indonesia’s USD1.65 billion 3.85% bonds due 2030, USD1.65 billion 4.20% bonds due 2050 and USD1 billion 4.45% bonds due 2070 final ratings of ‘BBB’.
— Fitch Ratings

Millions Laid Off Due to COVID-19 Pandemic as of June
The Indonesian government noted that the number of layoffs caused by the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic had reached 3,05 million as of June 2, 2020.

Indonesia remains favorable for global investors: Deutsche Bank
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Indonesian government to seek more funding in the global market, including through the issuance of the country’s first ever 50-year tenured government bonds recently, to fund the fight against the economic impacts of the outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

Film workers, artists to receive government social assistance
Film workers and artists who are affected by COVID-19 will be receiving social assistance, in the form of food packages from the government.
— Antara News

Papua’s 52 paramedics contract COVID-19 infection
Some 52 paramedics in Papua Province got infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but most of them fully recovered, spokesman of the Papua provincial administration’s COVID-19 Task Force Silwanus Sumule stated.
— Antara News

East Java Continues to Add Pace to Indonesia’s Coronavirus Infections
East Java was the biggest contributor to Indonesia’s new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Monday, accounting for 43 percent of 847 cases nationwide in the past 24 hours.
— Jakarta Globe

Workers With Comorbidities Should Work From Home: Doni Monardo
The chief of the government’s COVID-19 Management Acceleration Task Force, Doni Monardo, has appealed to employers to prohibit their employees who had a history of comorbidities from working at the office.

MPR calls for investigation of Indonesian crew abuse on Chinese ship
Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Bambang Soesatyo has called upon the police to conduct a thorough investigation of the alleged ill-treatment of an Indonesian crew working on a Chinese fishing vessel.
— Antara News

PLN Responds to Public Complaints Over Increased Bills
State-owned electricity firm PLN stated that not all customers’ electricity bills surged during the work from home or WFH period as the government enforced the social restrictions or PSBB order.

Health Ministry holds mass swab testing for Medan residents
The Ministry of Health, through the Center for Environmental Health and Disease Control (BTKL PP) Class 1 in Medan city, North Sumatra province, hosted a COVID-19 mass swab testing for residents of the city.
— Antara News

Central Java readies guidelines to implement new normal
The Central Java provincial government, in collaboration with experts and academics, readied guidelines to implement the new normal in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Antara News

New Normal Coincides With 5G Development in Indonesia
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many Indonesians to spend more time at home and rely on the internet to connect themselves to the outside world.
— Jakarta Globe

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province Monday, the country’s meteorological agency said.
— Anadolu Agency

PSBB Transition; Odd-Even Policy Yet to Be Imposed, Anies Says
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan confirmed that the odd-even policy will be enacted if the number of residents leaving the houses is out of control.

Online Motorcycle Taxis Back on the Streets With New Normal Protocol
The Jakarta Police confirmed on Monday that online ojek, or motorcycle taxi, is now allowed back on the streets to transport passengers – they were only allowed to deliver food or goods during the past two months – as the capital city entered the first phase of a transition period to relax its large-scale social restriction or PSBB.
— Jakarta Globe

COVID-19: 4 Provinces Under Surveillance
Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy said four provinces in the country were under the surveillance status as they continued to record a significant rise in the COVID-19 transmission rate.

App-based “ojek” drivers permitted to ply passengers: Jakarta police
The Jakarta Metropolitan Police confirmed that App-based “ojek” drivers were allowed to transport passengers on Monday following the first stage of transition to a new normal that Governor Anies Baswedan had made effective since June 5.
— Antara News

BMKG Predicts 2020 Dry Season to Peak in August
The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has called on regional governments and people to be more prepared as it predicted that this year’s dry season will peak in August.

BPTJ Provides Free Bus Services Connecting Bogor to Sudirman
The Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) announced it had provided free shuttle bus services that connected Bogor to Jakarta starting Monday, June 8.

Ministry coordinates with local governments to revive industry
The industry ministry is actively coordinating with local governments to monitor activities in the sector to keep the economy afloat whilst companies continue to abide by health protocols set amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Antara News

Ketupat Operation Ends; Police Still Guard Jakarta Borders
Jakarta Metro Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said the annual security operation during Eid holidays dubbed Operasi Ketupat (Ketupat Operation) that kicked off a week before the fasting month of Ramadan had ended on late Sunday, June 7.

Energy ministry rejects miners’ request for relaxation on coal royalties
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has expressed its opposition to granting Indonesian coal miners’ request to relax coal royalty payments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt should increase healthcare stimulus as Indonesia gears up for new normal: Indef
The government should allocate a larger stimulus package for health care as many regions prepare to enter the “new normal” and ease COVID-19 social restrictions, the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) has suggested.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi Holds First Offline Meeting since Covid-19 Pandemic
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has today, June 8, held the first offline, limited meeting since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in the middle of March.

Heavy vehicular movement again observed at Jakarta’s inner ring road
Vehicles thronged several toll road sections in eastern parts of Jakarta and its main roads, Monday, as offices gradually reopened after Governor Anies Baswedan’s decision to put in place a transitional period since June 5.
— Antara News

WIKA allocates Rp3.14 billion to help fight COVID-19
State-owned contractor PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) has allocated corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds totaling Rp3.14 billion to be distributed to assist frontline medical workers at hospitals, along with community members, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
— Antara News

British man in Bali rescued after 6 days trapped in well
A British man who spent six days trapped in a well after being chased by a dog has been rescued on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, authorities said Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19 pandemic affects children’s immunization program: Ministry
Indonesia’s Health Ministry highlighted the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the immunization program for infants and children nationwide.
— Antara News

Business players demand Rp 625t in additional stimulus
Indonesian business players are demanding the government provide an additional stimulus package of Rp 625.1 trillion (US$44.6 billion) in working capital to help them cope with pandemic-induced economic strains, the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Surabaya, Sidoarjo, and Gresik suggest ending PSBB
The administrators of Surabaya City and Sidoarjo and Gresik districts on Monday called to put an end to the enforcement of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19 in East Java Province.
— Antara News

Garuda may increase fares as capacity cap hits revenue
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia might resort to increasing airfare on account of financial pressure caused by the capped maximum aircraft capacity that has been imposed as part of measures to contain COVID-19.
— The Jakarta Post

KPK must use Nurhadi’s arrest to reveal more corruption in judiciary: Former commissioner
Indonesia’s antigraft agency must use the recent arrest of former Supreme Court secretary Nurhadi to open the floodgates to uncovering more corruption in judicial intuitions, former commissioner Bambang Widjojanto said.
— The Jakarta Post

Ministry releases 43,000 lobster seeds into natural habitat in Banten
The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries released 43 thousand lobster seeds seized from foiled smuggling attempts into their natural habitat in the waters of Liwungan Island in Pandeglang, Banten.
— Antara News

Maluku handline fishermen prove sustainable fishing can be profitable
Every day, dozens of fishermen on Buru Island, Maluku, brave the open seas in small boats and equipped with only handlines and hooks in search of the region’s local specialty, yellowfin tuna.
— The Jakarta Post

UI disavows #PapuanLivesMatter discussion organized by student body
The University of Indonesia (UI) has issued a statement disavowing a public discussion held by the university’s Student Executive Body (BEM UI) about racism against Papuans in the legal system, saying that the discussion did not “reflect the views and attitudes of UI as an institution”.
— The Jakarta Post



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This week’s Indonesia morning news feature photo focuses on World Oceans Day, June 8.


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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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