Month: July 2022

Oil’s well: Tracing efforts to stabilize cooking oil price, supply

The Indonesian government’s protracted attempt to control the price and availability of cooking oil products is about to show results. According to Bank Indonesia’s Information Center for the Price of Strategic Food Commodities (PIHPS), the national average price of bulk cooking oil reached Rp15,450 (US$1.03) per kilogram (kg) as of

247,916 farm animals recover from FMD

A total of 247,916 farm animals across Indonesia have recovered from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) as of Saturday (July 30, 2022), the FMD Handling Task Force has informed. The recovered animals comprise 237,838 cows, 7,041 buffaloes, 1,018 sheep, 2,003 goats, and 16 pigs, according to the task force’s data received on

Indonesian nationals held captive in Cambodia freed: Police

Some 55 out of the 60 Indonesian nationals falling victim to an employment scam and held captive in Cambodia have been freed by the local authority, the Indonesian Police has confirmed. “Some 55 Indonesian nationals have been freed by the Cambodian police,” the Indonesian Police’s Head of Public Information Bureau

Strict monitoring on workers placement in Malaysia must: KSP

Strict monitoring in the placement of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia is a must to ensure adherence to bilateral memorandums of understanding signed earlier this year, a Presidential Staff Office (KSP RI) official said. “Monitoring is essential to ensure uncertainty caused by the suspension of (migrant workers’) placement can be

5.6-magnitude earthquake jolts Aceh Jaya

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Aceh Jaya District, Aceh Province, on Sunday at 10:03 a.m. local time but it did not have the potential to trigger a subsequent tsunami. “The tremor did not have the  potential to cause a tsunami,” Angga Yudha, a forecaster of the Meulaboh-Nagan Raya meteorology, climatology and

Prices of basic necessities in Surabaya stable: Trade Minister

Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan has said prices of basic necessities in a number of traditional markets in Surabaya, East Java Province, are stable. “Today we are grateful that prices have dropped a lot. First, the ones that cause the highest inflation are chillies and onions,” Minister Hasan said  after conducting