Thursday, June 27, 2019
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Disagree with European Union restriction on palm oil, Indonesia threatened to ban imports of some goods from the EU as a retaliation. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan hinted that jets manufactured by European companies could be among the targets. He added, Indonesia may...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! British Prime Minister Theresa May requested for three months extension until June 30 over Brexit planned. But the request faced immediate resistance from the European Commission. Her request came just nine days before the country due to leave the organization. So far, May is facing...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! United States (US) and China trade talks to resume this week after pause for several time, said a government official. Recently, global stocks were hit by a new wave of uncertainty on the both countries trade front following a series of conflicting reports. In the...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! United Kingdom (UK) parliament speaker John Bercow warned Prime Minister Theresa May to not bring the same Brexit deal to be voted. May is expected to put the deal back to parliament this or next week after member of parliament voted last week for...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The issue of unemployment was approached by two different methods by Ma'ruf Amin, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno in the vice presidential (VP) debate on Sunday (03/17) night. Amin offers the idea of Pre-Work card, Uno with the concept of Ready to Workhouse. However, actually, there are no fundamental...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! The flash floods that occurred in Sentani, Papua until Sunday afternoon (03/17) resulted in 70 deaths, Meteorology and Geophysics agency reported. While, the tectonic earthquake again rocked East Lombok. From the monitoring of aerial images in Sentani City, the impact of the flood was almost...
Insight: Waiting the “Stage” of Two Candidates for the Vice President
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia' political temperature ahead of the third debate is heating up again. The increase in political level, was not only caused by the two vice presidential (VP) candidates’ discourse battles, but also caught up in the strategy of the two teams' success to win public opinion...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Indonesia’ General Election Commission (GEC) cyber system is hacked from China and Russia Internet Protocol (IP). The hacker even tried to enter the commission’s parent system, include an attempt to manipulate or modify content to create ghost voters or fake voter identities. So government...
Questioning the Future of the Indonesia' Corruption Eradication in Novel Case
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – It's still warm in the public memory of the hard watering case against Indonesian anti-graft senior investigators, Novel Baswedan on April 11, 2017. After the incident Novel underwent multiple eye surgeries in Singapore. The unlucky fate still befell Novel, not only because he was physically disabled (his...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! United Kingdom’ (UK) House of Commons rejected Prime Minister Theresa May' program to exit European Union (EU) in a no-deal or not. Parliament voted 312 to 308 to rejected the Brexit plan without a withdrawal agreement. By this, House of Commons members will have another...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia' dependence on crude oil use is still very high. But unfortunately, the country' oil reserves are currently only 3.15 billion barrels of oil, from reserves of 9 billion barrels of oil in 2004. With this, its estimated that Indonesian oil will run out the production in...
UK Parliament Hits May on Brexit No-Deal
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Birtish’ House of Commons rejected the Brexit deal proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May, in a vote on Tuesday (03/12). Member of parliament (MP) voted no for 391, and yes for 242. By this, United Kingdom (UK) withdrawal from European Union may end up with...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Indonesian Government to revise luxury goods sales tax on cars to boost automotive production and export. The scheme revision concerning the basis of imposition, engine capacity, vehicle type, principle of imposition, and incentive programs. It said, finance ministry will categorize the tax based on fuel...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa and killed 157 people on board. This becomes another hit, because the flight used Boeing 737 Max 8, the same model as the Lion Air JT 160 crashed that killed 189 passengers and crews in...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – This question is worth asking in the midst of President Joko Widodo' political efforts ahead of 2019 Presidential Election. The arrest of several government critics, the use of legal instruments to suppress political opponents, and military re-involvement in politics, showed he had begun violating fundamental democratic...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Twelve peoples were killed in a gun battle with armed separatist rebels in Nduga Distrik in West Papua, where over a dozen construction workers were massacred last year. The military believed the attacked was orchestrated by the Free Papuan Movement (FPM), which claimed responsibility for the...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! United States (US) 2018’ goods trade deficit hit highest record, as strong domestic demand fueled by lower taxes pulled in imports. This occurred even though President Donald Trump did some efforts, such as had a trade war with China, to narrow trade gap. During 2018,...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The position of Susilo Bambang Yudoyono (SBY) and Demokrat party at the 2019 Presidential Election is in the middle of a fight. They played a two-legged political gesture: joining the opposition coalition on the one hand, Demokrat party electoral calculations in parliament on the other. The middle...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning! After almost reaching a trade deal with China, United States now gives trade pressure to India and Turkey. The Uncle Sam country intends to scrap the preferential trade status granted under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) to both countries, based on President Donald Trump's direction. Under...
Insight: The Fortune of the Islamic Parties in the 2019 General Election
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – In the Indonesian political history, the movements of Islamic parties have proven active and contributing since the independence war, the early period of independence even to here, even forming the political and democratic culture of Indonesia. Historically, the development of movements or Islamic parties in Indonesia based...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! The European Union (EU) will meet United States (US) official this week to get more information the trade deal with China and potential future tariffs. US and China are reported near to reach trade deal. But it is still unclear whether tariff on China imports would...
INSIGHT: US in the North-China-Russia Triangle Relation Vortex
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – North Korea can get closer to China and Russia to reduce international sanctions after failing to reach an agreement with the United States (US). After met twice, US' President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un comes out with nothing to do about denuclearization in the...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -- Even though United States (US) President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach an outcome, Pentagon confirmed that both parties had agreed to end joint large scale spring military exercises in Korean Peninsula. Previously, in the Trump-Kim' meeting should have declared an...
Trump Expects US-North Korea Relations to Follow Vietnam
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over United States (US) sanctions, a dispiriting end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global nuclear threat. Trump blamed the breakdown on North Korea’s insistence...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Indonesia and Australia will sign a free trade agreement on Monday (03/04), ending months of uncertainty. The discussion was stopped due to Prime Minister Scott Morrison' statement to open office in Jerusalem, Israel on October, 2018. While, no agreement between United States President Donald Trump and...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Lately began to be hot talking about the discourse of returning the National Army dual functions within the structural sphere of government. This discourse is actually not new one. Previously, it was also rumored about the involvement of active army officers within the Indonesian anti-graft and...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Indonesia will address the importance of the palm oil as the commodity supply is under threat. As one of the world’ biggest palm oil producer, the country will hold a meeting with World Bank, World Economic Forum, and International Chambers of Commerce. Those international institutions are...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia is one of the countries where the development of startups is rapidly increasing. Why are they flourish in Indonesia, the reason because it fits with the Indonesian trade climate. So, the presence of startup companies, whether they are in the form of unicorns or stubborn ones, cannot...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Federal Reserves (Fed) Governor Jerome Powell stated in front of United States (US) Senate Banking Committee, that his institution will be patient in changing interest rate this year. But he didn’t explain whether the changes is to increase or to cut the reference rate. He...
Insight: Questioning Trump's Denuclearization Commitment
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi  on Feb. 27-28 will host the second meeting of United States (US) President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. A year ago, Trump and Kim agreed to work together to realize the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in Singapore. Tomorrow,...

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