JAKARTA: Indonesia’s moratorium on new oil palm plantation permits is set to expire this week as the industry awaits clarity on whether the government will extend the policy.
President Joko Widodo ordered a stop to permit issuance for new plantations and expansion of existing ones for three years in a decree signed Sept. 19, 2018. That order expanded on an earlier ban on permits for plantations on primary forest and peat land.
As palm prices surge almost 50% in the past year due to tight supply, the government has given few signs on whether the moratorium would remain. The breakneck expansion of plantations through Southeast Asia has come at the expense of vast swathes of tropical rainforest.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia may allow foreign tourists to start returning to the popular resort island of Bali and other parts of the country by October after a sharp slide in COVID-19 cases, senior minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Friday.
The Southeast Asian nation intends to move cautiously to reopen its borders following a devastating second virus wave, driven by the Delta variant.
Luhut, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs, said the addition of confirmed cases of COVID-19 had dropped by 94.5% since a peak in mid-July.
"We are happy today that the reproduction rate is below 1... It is the lowest during the pandemic and is indicating the pandemic is under control," Luhut told a news conference.
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Monday, 12 December 2016 JAKARTA: Indonesian counter-terrorism forces on Saturday arrested 3 people near the capital Jakarta suspected of planning a bomb attack on the presidential palace. The arrests of two men and a woman are the latest in a security crackdown ahead of the New Year holiday season and …Read More »
PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia – The search and rescue earthquake victims in here for three days suspended today after authorities believed nearly all individuals buried under the ruins have been found. According to the spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency, Sutopo Nugroho, the company will now focus on the work of …Read More »
BALI – National champion, Al Jufferi Jamari exponents predicted to appear first hat-trick of world title role in Pencak Silat World Championship 2016 here just now. Sportsman of 2015, Jufferi not face problems to overthrow the Thai fighter, Kuibrohem How Putra 5-0 in Class E in the championship enters the …Read More »
KUALA LUMPUR – Defending champions Thailand will defend Indonesia in the AFF Cup final after kiatisuk senamuang’s side thrashed Myanmar 4-0 at the Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok in the second semifinal earlier. Thailand take full advantage of the opportunity to play at home when opened the scoring in the 33rd minute …Read More »
Bali – “It will not want to let him die in the ring! Life or regulation is more important?” It raised the question of the Secretary-General of the National Silat Federation of Malaysia (Duty), Datuk Megat Zulkarnain Omar Din to one medical officer on arrival at the venue of the …Read More »
Heroine Siti Rahmah Nasir country is prepared to face any eventuality in order to embody the gold medal by reaching the final stage of Pencak Silat World Championship 2016 here, today. World champion in 2012 and 2015 it did not face the problem of overthrowing Minouche Van Der Hoeven, the …Read More »
Film Producer from Indonesia, Asun Mawardi starring and directed on his own action movie, #66. Asun bring the character as an assassin who claimed to feature the martial arts abilities. “This is my first experience of starring in his own films. The film requires me a lot of fight scenes and …Read More »
Thursday, 10 November 2016 JAKARTA: Indonesia plans to sell electricity to Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore as the government is targeting greater profitability from several coal mine-mouth power plants that are anticipated to be completed soon in Sumatra. According to National Development Planning Board head, Bambang Brodjonegoro, the plan was feasible …Read More »