Indonesia

wasteful shipping containers

According to the customs agency, Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their home nations, as the Southeast Asian country is pushing away from becoming a dumping ground for foreign waste. Approximately 250 containers seized across the archipelago have been returned in latest months and more than 1,000 are being inspected by the police, a customs official said. According to agency spokesman Deni Surjantoro, 49 waste containers

garbage

Indonesia’s crackdown on foreign imported waste has disturbed the village of Bangun, where inhabitants say they gain more cash sorting through trash stacks than growing rice in one-time paddy fields. Indonesia, overwhelmed by a spike in waste tariffs after China closed its doors to foreign waste, tightened import regulations and customs checks and returned hundreds of tons of foreign waste. Green organizations commended the crackdown, but citizens in Bangun say

teodora

An agreement creating the border between the Philippines and Indonesia’s overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs) came into force on Thursday after two centuries of negotiation, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi signed protocols for the exchange of instruments of ratification on EEZ delimitation between the two countries on the sidelines of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bangkok,

AMRO

The Asean+3 Macroeconomic and Research Office (Amro) has reduced its growth predictions for the Philippines in 2019 and 2020 to 6.3% and 6.5% respectively. This was included in the update published in Amro’s Asean+3 Regional Economic Outlook July. Amro expected a 6.4% development for the Philippines for 2019 and 6.6% for 2020 in its prior study. Amro ascribed the slower growth forecasts to the unanticipated slowdown in development in the

earthquake

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit south of Indonesia’s Bali. the European Earthquake Monitoring Agency EMSC stated that it causes some inhabitants and tourists on the tourist island to rush out of houses briefly. There were no instant reports of harm or injury from the quake and there was no tsunami warning given by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Hawaii. The epicenter was 102 km

President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines and Indonesia applauded at the weekend the completion of domestic requirements for the entry into force of a landmark agreement on the demarcation of exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundary between two countries. Malacañang stated on Sunday this was considered to be the highlight of the bilateral meeting between President Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Duterte and Widodo met on Saturday night on the sidelines of the 34th Association

California earth quake

An intense 7.7-magnitude earthquake shook off Maluku province of eastern Indonesia on Monday, but not was likely to generate a tsunami, the meteorology, climatological and geophysics agency broadcasted. The quake happened at 9:53 a.m. local time (0253 GMT) with the epicenter at 245 km northeast of Maluku Baratdaya and the depth at 231 km under sea bed, an official in charge at the agency, Indi Afrantiana disclosed. “This quake’s epicenter

flood

As the deadline loomed for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of prevalent cheating in last month’s election, tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were arrayed on the streets of Jakarta Thursday, After two succeeding nights of rioting in the capital as police clashed with protesters opposed to the re-election of President Joko Widodo, at least seven people were killed — including a 17-year old

protest

Indonesia’s capital is epicenter of violent protest held on Wednesday when police in riot gear clashed with protesters opposed to President Joko Widodo’s re-election taking lives of at least six people. Dozens of individuals were detained and parts of Jakarta were besieged with debris and burned-out cars, as the violence prompted security advisories from the US and Australian embassies. National police chief Tito Karnavian stated that six people were victims