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07 Nov [Premium] Country Update: 24 October – 7 November 2019

Indonesia   No Plans to Issue Regulation to Revoke KPK Bill: Jokowi (1 Nov)  Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” told reporters on Friday, 1 Nov that he did not intend to revoke the revised bill for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The law, which was passed in September...

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23 Oct [Premium] Country Update: 10 – 23 October 2019

Indonesia   Jokowi Inaugurated for Second Term (20 Oct)  Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” was sworn in for a second term on Sunday, 20 October. He had won 55.5% of the vote in the April election, 11% more than his opponent, Prabowo Subianto. At the inauguration ceremony...

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15 Oct [Premium] ESG Update: 28 September – 14 October 2019

Resource Sector   Indonesia Finds One-Fifth of Palm Oil Plantations Are Illegal (10 - 11 Oct) Last year President Joko Widodo issued a ban on new permits for palm plantations for three years, aiming to protect the country's forests. The order also gave the government authority to review...

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10 Oct [Premium] Country Update: 26 September – 9 October 2019

Indonesia   Protests Continue as Jokowi Considers His Next Move (26 Sep – Ongoing)  Jakarta and other cities across Indonesia continued to experience violent protests as tens of thousands of students and other groups clashed with police. These rallies were the biggest of their kind since the...

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27 Sep [Premium] ESG Update: 14 – 27 September 2019

Resource Sector   Agroforestry companies linked to forest fires causing haze (24 Sep) As forest fires rage on in Indonesia, connection with Singapore and Malaysia have surfaced. Three Indonesian firms with offices in Singapore have been linked to the haze-belching fires. One company, Hutan Ketapang Industri, sealed off...

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25 Sep [Premium] Country Update: 12 September – 25 September 2019

Indonesia   Severe Haze Disrupts Activities Across Sumatra and Kalimantan (12 Sep - Ongoing)  The aviation, shipping and education sectors in the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan have been affected as a severe haze blankets the region. Singapore and Malaysia have also been badly affected by the haze,...

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13 Sep [Premium] ESG Update: 1 – 13 September 2019

Resource Sector Indonesia forest fires surge and Singapore's air quality may enter 'unhealthy' range (12 Sept) The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed on Thursday (Sept 12), spreading haze across South-east Asia. Indonesia's forest fires are an annual problem but have...

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11 Sep [Premium] Country Update: 29 August – 11 September 2019

Indonesia   Proposed Changes to Criminal Code and KPK Spur Concerns (28 Aug – 11 Sep) National legislators in Indonesia are expected to vote on a new penal code on 24 September, replacing the current code inherited from its Dutch colonial rulers. If the law is approved, it...

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29 Aug [Premium] Country Update: 15 – 28 August 2019

Indonesia   NasDem Demurs as Jokowi Finalises Selection of His New Cabinet (14-17 Aug)  President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” announced on Wednesday, 14 August that he had finalised the selection of his new cabinet. While the full list of ministers would only be announced after the start of his...

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14 Aug [Premium] Country Update: 1 – 14 August 2019

Indonesia   Blackout Ordeal in Java Leads to Questions, Lawsuits (4-8 Aug)  Indonesian citizens across the island of Java were hit by a sustained electricity outage on Sunday, 4 August, following disruptions to several power plants. Tens of millions were affected as traffic lights, cashless payment services and...

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