The wRap Indonesia: Tortured farmer, Go-Mart invasion
JAKARTA, Indonesia – From updates on the murder of Salim Kancil for protesting sand mining, to the rare lunar eclipse known as the Supermoon, here are today's top stories.
1. Tortured farmer
A farmer in Lumajang, East Java was tortutred and killed after he protested sand mining in his area, Selok Awar-Awar over the weekend.
On Monday, September 28, the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBHJ) said Salim Kancil was not the first person murdered for rejecting sand mining. The local police have arrested 18 suspects in relation to the case. Read more.
2. Indonesian death toll rises
The number of Indonesians killed in a stampede at the hajj rose to 45 Monday, with scores more still missing, an official said, warning Jakarta faces a "race against time" to identify its citizens who died.
The stampede on Thursday during a ritual stoning of the devil near the holy Saudi city of Mecca killed 769 people, the worst disaster to strike the annual Muslim pilgrimage in a quarter of a century. Read more.
3. ‘Go-Mart will be #1’
CEO and Founder of Go-Jek Nadiem Makarim tells Rappler on Monday that Go-Mart, his mobile application’s newest offering, will be “the number one player in online grocery delivery.”
Go-Mart was launched last week, allowing customers in Jakarta to choose over 25,000 items from 20 stores across the city and have it delivered to their doorstep. "We want to simulate the experience that comes closest to come directly to the supermarket or to the store," he said. Read more.
Nearly half of the planet witnessed a rare lunar eclipse on the evening of September 27, or Monday morning Jakarta time.
It has been called the "blood moon eclipse," because this particular lunar eclipse coincides with the so-called "supermoon," the point when the Moon is closes to the Earth. Read more.
5. Social Good Summit
Rappler Indonesia hosted its first-ever Social Good Summit with the help of the United Nations Development Programme on Monday, bringing together student leaders, organizations, entrepreneurs, and influencers to talk about how they could do their part in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Some of the speakers included Go-Jek CEO and Founder Nadiem Makarim and General (ret.) TNI Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. Speakers talked about how the global goals could be achieved through technology, governance and social media, among others, and encouraged attendees to do their part in making a difference. Read more. – Rappler.com