Channel NewsAsia: Joko Widodo has suggested that Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, a vice-presidential hopeful in the 2019 election, is likely to be his successor.
Radio Free Asia: Indonesia welcomes experts and consultants from the US, China, and Japan to be involved in the construction project of a new capital city on Borneo island.
Indonesia plans to expand Jakarta’s metro network spending about US$40 billion, which could rival Hong Kong and Singapore in terms of length. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesia-preps-us40-billion-for-a-metro-to-rival-singapore-and-hong-kong
Anti-corruption agency advised Indonesia’s government to be more cautious on investment from China as it is seen as part of Chinese economic expansion. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesian-anti-graft-agency-warns-of-risk-of-chinese-investment
Indonesia plans to tap into the use of technology as an alternative to human power and resources in administrative and bureaucratic workload in the government. Al Jazeera
Indonesia’s President announced that the country’s capital, Jakarta, will move from crowded, sinking and polluted city to a site on Borneo island. Shanghai Daily
A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground. CNA
Western countries attempted to send toxic waste to Indonesia in containers, yet the country has announced that it will be sending the waste back to its countries of origin. RT…
Indonesia police arrested the leader of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and two other JI members on Saturday at the hotel in Bekasi, West Java. South China Morning Post
A group of activists and environmentalists in Jakarta has decided to sue the Indonesian government to take action against filthy air quality. The Guardian