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November 10, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 10, 2020

Eisya A. Eloksari, Jakarta – Indonesian multi-service app company Gojek announced on Monday the launch of a digital out of home (DOOH) advertising platform called GoScreen.

Gojek chief commercial officer Antoine de Carbonnel said GoScreen would enable brands to measure their digital ad performance in real time.

Jakarta Post - November 10, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Environmental health scientists are calling for an integrated approach to prevent future outbreaks of disease as well as to mitigate the climate crisis.

Indonesia at Melbourne - November 10, 2020

Tri Aktariyani and Putu Eka Andayani – Covid-19 has put enormous pressure on health systems around the world, including in Indonesia. More than six months into the pandemic, cases continue to climb, suggesting the peak is yet to come.

Jakarta Post - November 10, 2020

Jakarta – Mauren Akolo, a sixth-grader on Nuruwe Island of West Seram, Maluku, had a fun time at the beach on Monday since 7 a.m., as the school day was not as strict as usual.

CNN Indonesia - November 10, 2020

Jakarta – The family of Papuan Pastor Yeremia Zanambani who was shot dead on September 19 in Hitadipa district, Intan Jaya, Papua, says it does not want Zanambani's killer to be tried in a military tribunal.

Jakarta Globe - November 10, 2020

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – 2020 marks the 65th anniversary of Indonesia-Poland diplomatic relations, with ties extending across the economic, security, and political sphere.

Jakarta Globe - November 10, 2020

Muawman Daelami, Jakarta – The government has been working on the new capital city project despite the Covid-19 pandemic that has put much of the fieldwork on the backburner, Nicodemus Daud, the director of institutional and construction resources at the Public Works and Housing Ministry, said on Monday.

Jakarta Post - November 10, 2020

Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – The rate of COVID-19 testing in Indonesia has dropped after the long weekend in late October, an occasion of increased mobility that many fear will lead to a case spike, while positivity rates remain persistently high despite Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto's claims of expanded monitoring efforts.

Jakarta Post - November 10, 2020

Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo named six people national heroes during the celebration of Heroes Day on Tuesday, calling for the spirit of heroism in the battle against COVID-19.

South China Morning Post - November 10, 2020

Resty Woro Yuniar – Indonesian social media influencer Kristia Budhyarto has an army of nearly 100,000 followers on Twitter, and in the run-up to Joko Widodo's re-election last year he repeatedly tweeted praise of the president's proposed programmes and policies.

Sydney Morning Herald - November 10, 2020

James Massola and Karuni Rompies – Indonesia is already wargaming how to use a $1 billion standby loan from the Australian government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and boost its economic recovery.

November 9, 2020

Jakarta Globe - November 9, 2020

Herman, Jakarta – Close to 197 million, or 74 percent, of the Indonesian population, have used the internet this year, up 8.9 percent from last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated online learning usage among students and people in remote areas, a survey by the Indonesian Internet Service Providers Association, or APJII, showed on Monday.

Tempo - November 9, 2020

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Former finance minister Chatib Basri said global investors were starting to consider environmental issues and avoid investing in projects considered detrimental to nature.

"It is getting difficult to get financing," said Chatib in a virtual discussion of Katadata on Monday, November 9, 2020.

The Conversation - November 9, 2020

Tangguh Chairil – One year after securing a new title as defence minister of Southeast Asia's largest economy, Prabowo Subianto was finally able to visit America again in October.

Jakarta Globe - November 9, 2020

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The National Covid-19 Task Force warned on Monday about possible increase in imported coronavirus cases carried by umrah pilgrims and returning migrant workers.

Jakarta Post - November 9, 2020

Budi Sutrisno and Fadli, Jakarta and Batam – The National Police's counterterrorism squad, Densus 88, has arrested dozens of people across Indonesia in recent months amid concerns about intensifying terrorist propaganda during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jakarta Post - November 9, 2020

Jakarta – The National Police collected nearly Rp 5 billion (US$351,729) in fines from violators of the government's COVID-19 health protocols between Sept. 14 and Nov. 5.

Indonesia at Melbourne - November 9, 2020

Linda Rae Bennett and Setiyani Marta Dewi – A key criticism of the Indonesian government's response to Covid-19 is that it has failed to ensure that emergency financial support reaches the most vulnerable communities, especially those already below the poverty line before the pandemic struck.

Jakarta Post - November 9, 2020

Jakarta – The Depok city administration in West Java is seeking healthcare workers to treat COVID-19 patients at the University of Indonesia's Makara isolation hospital.

Radio New Zealand - November 9, 2020

Indonesia's military has denied that a West Papuan teenager died as a result of a raid by its officers.

Trouble began with a traffic incident in Sentani. A soldier from Infantry Battalion 751 had been involved in the incident, had his motorbike confiscated by two residents from Soloitma dormitory.

November 8, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 8, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has congratulated United States president-elect Joe Biden and his vice president Kamala Harris on their recent electoral victory.

Jakarta Post - November 8, 2020

Jakarta – The Jakarta administration may allow couples to hold their wedding receptions at multifunction halls starting next week.

The capital had banned public wedding receptions as part of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), allowing only small wedding ceremonies at religious affairs offices (KUA), civil registry offices or the couple's home.

Jakarta Post - November 8, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The Jakarta administration has extended the transitional period of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for another 14 days starting Monday until Nov. 22, as efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the capital continue.

Jakarta Post - November 8, 2020

Jakarta – Some Greater Jakarta residents still believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is "a conspiracy formulated by the global elites", scholars from the University of Indonesia (UI) have revealed.

Jakarta Post - November 8, 2020

Jakarta – Indonesia's top soccer leagues, Liga 1 and Liga 2, are still on hold after being halted and restarted two times as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of slowing down.

November 7, 2020

CNN Indonesia - November 7, 2020

Jakarta – A groups of national figures officially declared the rebirth of the Masumi Party coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the party which was first established in 1945.

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2020

Jakarta – The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted established workplace cultures, with many companies requiring their employees to work from home via various digital platforms to comply with government rules.

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2020

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is set to award the title of national hero posthumously to six Indonesian figures on Heroes Day, which falls on Nov. 10, Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara has said.

"There are six national hero awardees this year," Juliari said on Friday, as quoted by Antara.

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Lawyer Fredrich Yunadi has filed a lawsuit against former House of Representatives speaker and graft convict Setya Novanto and his wife, Deisti Astriani, seeking trillions of rupiah in allegedly unpaid legal fees and other damages for his services in the high-profile e-ID graft case.

Jakarta Globe - November 7, 2020

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesia recorded 4,262 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Saturday, the highest daily rise in more than two weeks, to take the country's total to 433,836, according to the latest Health Ministry data.

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2020

Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – Immunization is the key to achieving herd immunity and curb the spread of COVID-19 once health experts successfully develop a COVID-19 vaccine, the Executive Office of the President (KSP) has said.

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2020

Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – Three hundred fifty-seven inmates in the Pekanbaru Class II A Correction Center have tested positive for COVID-19, making it the latest COVID-19 cluster in Riau.

The positive cases were revealed following swab tests conducted at the facility on Oct. 26, when 1,502 inmates were tested.

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to help the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) probe corruption allegedly committed by Canada-based airplane manufacturer Bombardier Inc. in a deal with national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia.

Tempo - November 7, 2020

Jakarta – More than a dozen military and police personnel have been discharged for having a sexual orientation seen as deviant. This is a violation of the Constitution.

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2020

Jakarta – The Center for Indonesia's Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI) recommends that the government mobilize and assign resources to carry out the so-called 3T of testing, tracing and treatment (isolation) down to the community health center (Puskesmas) level.

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2020

Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) using online platforms for their business has risen to around 10.2 million as the COVID-19 pandemic speeds up digitalization, a minister has said.

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti and Benny Mawel, Jakarta and Jayapura – Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers reportedly attacked and arrested civilians at a dormitory and nearby houses in Jayapura after a traffic accident and a quarrel between two dorm inhabitants and a soldier.

November 6, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Jakarta – The government has cooperated with various Islamic organizations to support the future nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program, which it seeks to begin in November or December, amid uncertainty over the vaccine's halal status.

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Jakarta – The national COVID-19 task force has implored the public to adhere to health protocols to prevent a second wave of infections in Indonesia.

The task force's spokesperson, Wiku Adisasmito, noted that a number of countries were currently experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 and that some of them had reimposed lockdowns.

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Activists, influencers and a cosmetic brand have urged the government to immediately approve the sexual violence eradication bill through an online petition launched on Thursday.

Kompas.com - November 6, 2020

Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – A report by the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) shows that there are an increasing number of violations against the right to freedom of religion and belief every year.

Komnas HAM Chairperson Ahmad Taufan Damanik predicts that that actual number of cases that occurred on the ground is more than the reports received by Komnas HAM.

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Jakarta – The police have named a 44-year-old man who owns a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Banyumas, Central Java, a suspect for sexually abusing an 11-year-old student.

According to the police, the perpetrator admitted he had molested the child victim several times.

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

News Desk, Jakarta – National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) chairman Suharso Monoarfa has been reported to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for allegedly accepting a gratuity.

The KPK's acting spokesman, Ali Fikri, confirmed that the KPK had received the report on Thursday.

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Yulia Savitri, Palembang – The Palembang administration in South Sumatra has kicked off the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in an effort to reduce water pollution in the region, particularly along its famous but heavily polluted Musi River.

Sydney Morning Herald - November 6, 2020

James Massola and Karuni Rompies – Indonesia has recorded fewer than 4000 daily coronavirus cases per day for an entire week, the first time since September 18.

In the past week, daily cases have ranged from 3565 to 2618 – the lowest daily infection rate since August 27 – while the daily death toll has fallen below 100 on several occasions.

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Jakarta – An Indonesian epidemiologist has said that the COVID-19 contact tracing efforts in the nation's capital is still far below the recommended standards of the World Health Organization (WHO).

"Ideally, according to the WHO standard, it should be 1 to 25," epidemiologist Dicky Budiman from Griffith University, Australia, told kompas.com on Thursday.

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie, Jakarta – The government plans to establish an independent team to work on problems in the Job Creation Law amid moves from labor unions to file a judicial challenge against the controversial law.

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – One person died while another one went missing after two fishing boats collided in the waters of Pangkalan Brandan in Langkat regency, North Sumatra.

The incident took place at around 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Langkat Police spokesperson Yasir Rahman said.

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian Embassy in Saudi Arabia has said that the government never prevented Rizieq Shihab, the controversial leader of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI), from returning to Indonesia.

The firebrand cleric recently announced that he would arrive in Indonesia on Nov. 10 after roughly three years of self exile in the Islamic Kingdom.

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Jakarta – Badrudin, a resident of Cihara district in Lebak regency, Banten, was arrested by police on Monday for uploading to his Facebook account a video showing difficult road access in and out of his village.

The video showed a pregnant woman who was purportedly about to give birth being carried by around half a dozen local residents using a makeshift stretcher.