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Indonesia morning news for March 11, 2020


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Indonesia confirms first possible community transmission of COVID-19 as number of cases rises to 27
Indonesia reported on Tuesday the first possible community transmission of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, after a citizen unrelated to certain confirmed cases or a history of travel to affected countries has tested positive for the virus.
– The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to send 30 large fishing boats to Natuna's North Sea
Indonesia will send 30 large fishing vessels from the north coast of the Javanese, an area known locally as Pantura, to the North Sea of ​​Natuna to help assert the country's sovereignty over the expanse of the ocean claimed by China and dubbed the South China Sea by the Asian giant.
– Jakarta Globe

State budget deficit could exceed 3% cap if things get worse, analyst says
The Indonesian state budget deficit could exceed the 3% ceiling this year, as the impact of the COVID-19 spike and a sharp drop in oil prices could further worsen the economic outlook for the country. 39; Indonesia, warns a senior economist.
– The Jakarta Post

Jokowi receives Kris from Prince Diponegoro from the Dutch king
President Joko Jokowi Widodo received a gold-encrusted kris belonging to Prince Diponegoro from the Dutch king Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, today March 10.

Shortage of HIV drugs hits Indonesian cities and regencies as ministry supplies
Civil society groups helping HIV-infected patients in the country have reported a shortage of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in dozens of cities and regencies as the government replenishes imported drugs.
– The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to have Covid-19 quarantine facility by end of March
– The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has declared that the building which will serve as an observation center, shelter and quarantine for infectious diseases, including the new coronavirus or Covid-19, will be completed end of March.

Jokowi and the Dutch king sign a billion dollar bilateral agreement
President Joko Jokowi Widodo had a bilateral meeting with Dutch King Willem-Alexander at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Tuesday March 10, during which they signed a billion dollar trade deal dollars.

Government has adequate protective equipment for COVID-19
The government has prepared an adequate supply of self-protection equipment for medical personnel caring for coronavirus patients and has called on hospitals that lack equipment to request additional office supplies. provincial health.
– Antara News

Jakarta Earmarks Rp54bn to prevent COVID-19 from spreading
The Jakarta Provincial Administration has allocated an unexpected budget of Rs 54 billion to mitigate the new coronavirus or the COVID-19 outbreak.

We have many tanks to fill: Indonesia to make the most of globally low oil prices
Indonesia aims to make the most of the decline in world crude oil prices by satisfying domestic demand for oil without inflating the country's yawning and growing deficit.
– The Jakarta Post

12 Acehnese detained by the Indian Navy for poaching
Twelve Acehnese fishermen were arrested by the Indian Navy in the waters off Nicobar Island in the eastern Indian Ocean for poaching.
– Antara News

Indonesia does not disclose Covid-19 contact tracking
The Indonesian government does not disclose contact tracing data for people who have interacted with confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Indonesian stock market caps stocks at 10% as stocks start to rebound after deadly day
The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) has released new regulations that allow stocks across all price ranges to fall by up to 10% in order to anchor the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) after a sharp drop on Monday.
– The Jakarta Post

Two COVID-19 patients tested negative but still isolated
The government announced today, March 10, that two of nineteen patients with COVID-19 have been found negative for the virus while still being isolated until the second test.

Dutch king offers excuses for past violence
Dutch King Willem-Alexander has publicly apologized to Indonesia for the past excessive violence committed by his colonial troops for years after Indonesia declared independence on August 17, 1945.

Indonesia is preparing additional measures to stabilize markets and suspend tax payments due to virus risks
Indonesia is preparing measures similar to those taken during the 2008 global financial crisis, including the repurchase of government bonds and the end of income tax, in order to restore confidence in the financial markets and mitigate the economic effects of COVID-19.
– The Jakarta Post

Earthquake hits Sukabumi; The tremor reaches Bogor, Jakarta
The earthquake of a 5.0 earthquake that rocked Sukabumi, in West Java today, March 10, at 5:18 p.m. local time would have reached the regions of Bogor and Jakarta.

Europe and the Middle East among regions poised to offset declining investment from China
The Investment Coordinating Council (BKPM) is turning to other sources of foreign direct investment (FDI) as it expects the COVID-19 epidemic to be on its way point to cause a sharp drop in investment flows from China, Indonesia, second largest foreign investor.
– The Jakarta Post

14 COVID-19 patients at Persahabatan hospital discharged, in good health
Persahabatan Central General Hospital (RSUP) in Pulogadung, east Jakarta, released 14 patients who had previously had symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus infection on Tuesday after have received intensive treatment and have been declared healthy.
– Antara News

Sri Mulyani appoints new spokesperson, asks official to fight fake news
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has appointed Rahayu Puspasari as the ministry's new spokesperson to replace Nufransa Wira Sakti, who has been appointed to the staff of tax audit experts.
– The Jakarta Post

IMF calls for "substantial" recovery and coordination against viruses
The International Monetary Fund on Monday called on governments around the world to join forces and deploy aggressive financial supports for the global economy infected with coronaviruses, including direct payments to workers and businesses.
– The Jakarta Post

I did it !: Six million taxpayers, including Sri Mulyani, file annual income tax returns
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati could not hide his enthusiasm after filing his annual income tax return (SPT) in Jakarta on Tuesday.
– The Jakarta Post

The Netherlands supports Indonesia in sustainable palm oil
The Netherlands is helping Indonesia to produce sustainable palm oil, as has been demonstrated in a memorandum of understanding signed by the Dutch government to implement a program to improve knowledge and Indonesian palm technology.
– Antara News

Exclusive: Indonesia contemplates 2032 Olympic Games bid for new capital with SoftBank's help
Indonesian President Joko Widodo weighs daring 2032 bid for the country's new capital, not yet built, and is in talks with SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son and other investors for support, said sources.
– Reuters

Norwegian company to build $ 70 million solar power plant in tourist town of Labuhan Bajo
The multinational Scatec Solar, based in Oslo, plans to build a 70 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Labuan Bajo, a famous tourist destination in eastern Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
– The Jakarta Post

In Singapore's neighbor Batam, shopping malls are empty and ferry trips cut as viruses fear
Within walking distance of the Batam Center ferry port, which connects Indonesia and Singapore with an hour-long boat ride, the Mega Mall Batam Center seems much quieter than usual.
– The Jakarta Post

Profiteers take advantage of the irrationality of COVID-19 face masks
Repeated warnings by governments often go unheeded, as irrationality reigns amid growing panic over the news of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Indonesia over the past week.
– The Jakarta Post

Netherlands supports international trade agreements, said Minister
Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, said that the Netherlands supports international trade negotiations, including the ongoing process of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between the Indonesia and the European Union.
– Antara News

"Will of God": reply by the Minister of Health on the deaths due to dengue fever in East Nusa Tenggara
The Minister of Health, Terawan Agus Putranto, thanked local health workers for their efforts to fight a dengue epidemic in the regency of Nusa Tenggaras Sikka East despite the death of 13 patients due to viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes.
– The Jakarta Post

Indonesia and the Netherlands sign memorandum of understanding on infectious disease control
Indonesia and the Netherlands signed several agreements, including the fight against infectious diseases, during the visit of the Dutch Royals to Jakarta, according to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).
– Antara News

Dengue kills 15, less than COVID-19: the governor
Dengue fever in West Java province left 15 people dead from January to March, but it has been less reported than the coronavirus, or COVID-19 epidemic, said West Java governor Ridwan Kamil.
– Antara News

Pertamina cleans the beaches of Balikpapan from possible oil pollution
The state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina has cleaned up several beaches in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, from what appear to be traces of an oil spill.
– The Jakarta Post

Six employees of Sebangau National Park succumb to a boat accident
The Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Forests (KLHK) deplores the loss of six employees of Sebangau National Park, who died Monday in a motorboat accident on the Sebangau River in central Kalimantan.
– Antara News

Persahabatan Hospital isolates 8 suspects from Covid-19
Persahabatan General Hospital announced that it had isolated eight people suspected of having been infected with 2019 coronavirus, also known as Covid-19.

Rehabilitation or prison for a “remorseful” adolescent murderer?
The Indonesian Child Welfare Commission, or KPAI, has suggested that rehabilitation instead of jail time would be a better solution for a teenager who admitted to killing a child in a horrific murder case who shocked the country.
– Jakarta Globe

Indonesia: six arrests for hoaxes on the coronoavirus on the Internet
Six Indonesians have been arrested for allegedly spreading false information online about the deadly coronavirus, police said on Tuesday after confirmed infections in the South Asian nation had jumped.
– The Jakarta Post

Indonesian warships open to visitors to animate "Garuda di Lautku"
Two Indonesian warships Dewaruci and Bima Suci-945 will be open to the public (open ship) from March 14 to 15, 2020, to animate the coral reef transplant activity "Garuda di Laut ku" (Garuda in My Sea) .
– Antara News

COVID-19 suspected patient discharged from Jakarta hospital
Patient released from Sulianti Saroso Jakarta Infectious Disease Hospital (RSPI) after a thorough medical examination confirmed that he was in good health and that he was not was more infected with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
– Antara News

Indonesian student wins World Food Day poster competition
Indonesian high school student from Mojokerto, east Java, Muhammad Awalu Fatah (16) won first prize in a world student poster competition for World Day ; food 2019.

Supreme Court quashes conviction for former president of Pertamina's transplant
Supreme Court acquitted Karen Agustiawan, former chief executive officer of public oil company Pertamina, of bribery for quashing a previous verdict from the district court which found her guilty of bribery and sentenced her to eight years of imprisonment.
– Jakarta Globe

Increase in the price of online motorcycle taxi in Greater Jakarta
The Ministry of Transport has announced the increase in the rate for zone 2 of online motorcycle taxi (online ojek) which includes the operational areas of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (greater Jakarta region), which will take effect on Monday March 16.

BPK: State losses in Jiwasraya case reach 16.9 trillion rupees
The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) has announced the temporary financial losses of the state on the basis of the audit regarding the alleged corruption case of Jiwasraya, which is rising to 16.9 trillion rupees.

KAI: 30% of train tickets for the return of Eid exhausted
Public rail operator PT KAI said that as of March 10, at least 835,000 tickets for the return of Eid or Lebaran for this year had been sold.

Home Defense Industry Development In Indonesia Headlines With Deputy Minister PT Pindad's Visit
Last week, the Indonesian deputy minister visited one of the facilities of Indonesian state-owned enterprises.
– The diplomat

Police Investigate Alleged Purchase of Land for Housing Without DP
National police are said to be investigating a suspected corruption in the purchase of land by developer PD Jakana, PD Sarana Jaya.

Jakpro plans to postpone city's Formula E race
City developer Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) is reportedly still considering postponing the Formula E race at Monas amid the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. The Jakarta E-Prix is ​​initially scheduled for June 6, 2020.

Muhammadiyah launches public awareness campaign on COVID-19
The COVID-19 command center in Muhammadiyah has launched a public awareness campaign on ways to reduce the risk of contracting the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), urging the general public to apply preventive measures to protect their health .
– Antara News

Minister Urges TNI And Police To Strengthen Security In Papua
Indonesian Minister of Internal Affairs Tito Karnavian urged the Indonesian military (TNI) and the national police to strengthen security in Papua after the shooting of an armed criminal group in Tembagapura, Papua.
– Antara News

VP Amin vows religious approach to appease world conflict
Vice-President Ma'ruf Amin drew attention to the adoption of a religious approach to resolve global social conflicts, as he believes that the use of political and military channels has only made matters worse .
– Antara News

The Department of Public Works will make a decision on the continuation of the KCIC project
The construction safety committee of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) will decide on the continuation of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train project by PT China High-Speed ​​Train Indonesia (KCIC) during a meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
– Antara News

Jambi BNN arrests four people, confiscates 4.9 kg of methamphetamine and 1400 ecstasy tablets
The Jambi Narcotics Agency (BNN) arrested four suspected drug traffickers and seized 4.9 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 1,400 ecstasy tablets in West Tanjungjabung district, Jambi province.
– Antara News

27 victims of a speedboat collision in central Kalimantan have been evacuated
The 27 victims of a speedboat collision in the Sebangau River in the provincial capital of central Kalimantan, Palangka Raya, on Monday were evacuated.
– Antara News

Four strikers killed in car accident outside East Java factory
Four striking workers from PT Sumber Bening Lestari, the producer of Flow mineral water, died after a car crashed into a tent in which they slept outside the gates of the business in Pasuruan, east Java, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
– The Jakarta Post

Farmers in South Sumatra learn to manage their own forests through government-run program
Edi Susanto of Muara Medak, south of Sumatra, can now cultivate a parcel of land in the village forest without being afraid of being chased by officers.
– The Jakarta Post

Batam, an investment agency integrates a licensing system to facilitate business
Batam in the Riau Islands is expected to set up a new Single Online Submission Platform (OSS), the Indonesia-Batam OSS System (IBOSS), with the aim of digitizing commercial licensing in the region.
– The Jakarta Post

Garuda Indonesia and Citilink Move All Flights from Yogyakarta to New International Airport
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia and its low-cost carrier subsidiary Citilink Indonesia are expected to serve all inbound and outbound flights to Yogyakarta via Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo Regency from March 29 .
– The Jakarta Post

Indonesian villages lack skills to manage development funds
The Heriyan village chief from Serjiabo, south of Sumatra, has a lot to do when it comes to administering and managing village funds.
– The Jakarta Post

Real estate market unaffected by coronavirus, but stock prices plunge
The Indonesian real estate market has been largely unaffected by the new coronavirus epidemic, as property sales in the country are less dependent on foreign buyers, studies have shown.
– The Jakarta Post

Government buys river buses to support tourism on Lake Toba, 2020 PON in Papua
The Ministry of Transport has purchased four water buses to transport visitors to Lake Toba north of Sumatra and Lake Sentani in Papua.
– The Jakarta Post

Long difficult climb: students climb a wall to reach their school in Kupang
A four-meter-high wall blocked an access road leading to the private Christian primary school of Petra in Alak district, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), forcing students to climb on it to get to school.
– The Jakarta Post

Five students arrested for alleged sexual assault of a classmate in N. Sulawesi
Police in northern Sulawesi arrested five students who were allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a classmate at a vocational high school in the regency of Bolaang Mongondow, in the province.
– The Jakarta Post

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