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Indonesia, Malaysia team up to develop local car brand

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Malaysia Automotive Institute CEO Dato’ Madani Sahari (from left), Malaysian Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking, the Industry Ministry’s international industry access and resilience director general, I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan and Indonesia Automotive Institute (IOI) president I Made Dana Tangkas pose for a picture after signing a memorandum of agreement in Jakarta, on Aug 10, 2018.
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JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Neighbours Indonesia and Malaysia have reached a deal on a joint venture to produce the first fully local-made Asean vehicle for domestic use.

Government representatives of the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Jakarta on Friday to begin cooperation on the improvement of the automotive manufacturing workforce and supply chains with the aim of learning to fully produce components in the region and establish a new brand.

Malaysian Minister of International Tra de and Industry Darrell Leiking, who signed the MOU on his country's behalf, lauded the move as a follow-up to the visit by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in June.

"This is a testimony where a strong bilateral economic relationship between Indonesia and Malaysia has come to reality," he said during the signing event. "This shows that Malaysia and Indonesia should not be separated and should stay together in the economic and social development of the Asean region."

Leiking pointed out that Indonesia was Malaysia's seventh biggest trading partner, with interdependency between the two countries' automotive industries.

According to Trade Ministry data, Indonesia booked a US$139 million (S$190 million) surplus in trade with Malaysia from January to May this year amid total trade of US$7.65 billion. The surplus marks a turnaround from a US$160 million deficit recorded over the s ame period last year.

The MOU charges the Malaysian Automotive Institute (MAI) and the Indonesian Automotive Institute (IOI) with running the venture. The two government-established bodies have lined up their respective automotive component makers to realise the MOU through business-to-business cooperation.

MAI CEO Mohamad Madani Sahari said that, Indonesia and Malaysia, if joining forces, were already capable of creating vehicles with 90 per cent of the components made locally.

The two countries had also looked into the possibility of manufacturing cars that run on biodiesel, considering that Indonesia and Malaysia were the world's largest palm oil producers.

During his visit, Mahathir said Indonesia and Malaysia needed to fight together against the European Union's plan to restrict imports of crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivative products.

"The IOI and MAI have agreed to implement further collaboration specifically for this res earch," Mohamad said following the event. "We will have more cooperation on research to advance our (capabilities) in creating electrical, hybrid vehicles."

However, he declined to set a target as to when any prototype vehicle made by the two countries might be completed, saying the entire process would be up to the corporations carrying out the MOU.

The Indonesian Industry Ministry's director general of resilience and development of international industrial access, I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan, said the number of Indonesian and Malaysian automotive component makers totalled almost 2,000 companies, with many of them falling in the small and medium enterprise category.

"The other important outcome of this (MOU) is human resource development - we will be able to upskill our automotive workers and exchange knowledge or information at the same time," Putu said.

He pointed out that such cooperation was living the spirit of the Asean Economic Community (AEC), which was established by Asean in 2015. The community entails a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) that guarantees engineers and professionals of seven other fields privileged access to the labor market of other Asean countries.

The MOU, he added, sought to create multiple types of vehicles, be it passenger cars, commercial or special-purpose vehicles.

"There are more than 640 million inhabitants in Asean. They will grow, and so will their purchasing power for vehicles," said Putu. "Therefore, we will do our best to supply that market."

IOI chairman Made Dana M. Tangkas said that, over the past years, high demand in Malaysia's automotive industry had prompted imports of components and spare parts from Indonesia.

Data from the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (GIIAS) show that Indonesia had shipped almost 1.5 million individual components for passenger and commercial vehicl es to Malaysia in the first half of 2018.

"This (MOU) is a warm-up toward the formation of a federation of Asean automotive institutes, which will concentrate on the benefits of Asean's own automotive industry," Made said, adding that the cooperating parties were looking forward to welcoming more Asean members, especially Thailand, which is the region's largest automotive producer.

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Indonesia earthquake: video captures moment quake strikes Lombok

The moment a strong aftershock hit the Indonesian island of Lombok has apparently been captured on camera.

Indonesia’s geological agency said the quake had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, with a depth of 12km, and centred on the northwest of the island.

The US Geological Survey measured the aftershock at magnitude 5.9.

Filmed by a local resident, the earthquake took place on Thursday and is the third big quake to hit the island in little over a week.

The footage shows officials and reporters attending an event near a hospital when the quake begins.

People are seen running, screaming and crouching on the ground in response to the tremor.

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Indonesian search and rescue personnel work on a collapsed mosque in Pemenang, North Lombok AFP/Getty

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A father accompanies his injured child outside of Tanjung hospital, Reuters

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Usable items are sal vaged from a home destroyed in an earthquake in North Lombok AP

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Hospital staff treat patients outside a hospital after a major earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok island, in Mataram AFP/Getty

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People affected by the earthquake rest at a temporary shelter in Lombok AP

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A man removes debris outside a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar AFP/Getty

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People react following an earthquake in Ampenan district, Mataram, Lombok Reuters

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A hospital patient is moved outside of the hospital building in Denpasar, Bali EPA

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A policeman gestures as he walks next to damaged bikes and debris at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar AFP/Getty

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People next to an ambulance near the Golden Palace Hotel after an earthquake hit Lombok Reuters

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Residents stand next to bikes and debris at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar AFP/Getty

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Indonesian soldiers tend to a woman injured in the earthquake at a makeshift hospital in Lombok AP

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People clean up debris following a strong earthquake on nearby Lombok island, in Denpasar Reuters

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Rescue workers extract a woman, who survived after being trapped in rubble since the earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia Antara Foto/Ahmad Subaid/Reuters

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A man inspects the ruins of houses AP

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A ten-month old baby girl survivor, Refi, is aided by volunteer doctors at an emergency hospital in Tanjung EPA

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A man riding a motorcycle passes by a damag ed house at Sira village in northern Lombok AFP/Getty

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Rescuers with sniffer dogs search for victims at a mosque damaged by the earthquake AP

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Indonesian search and rescue teams look for victims at a collapsed mosque Getty

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Search and rescue personnel look for victims AFP/Getty

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Indonesians carry an elderly woman at a temporary shelter in Pemenang Getty

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A woman prays near her temporary tent near Tanjung hospital Reuters

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Search and rescue personnel look for victims AFP/Getty

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Rescue teams search for victims in the rubble caused by an earthquake at a Mosque in North Lombok AP

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Tourists sleep while waiting to depart from the Praya Lombok International Airport on the West Nusa Tenggara AFP/Getty

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A doctor and paramedics give medical treatment to a man injured in the earthquake AP

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Rescue teams search for victims AP

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Tourists sleep on the floor as they wait to depart from the Praya Lombok International Airport AFP/Getty

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Indonesian search and rescue personnel work on a collapsed mosque in Pemenang, North Lombok AFP/Getty

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An elderly man rests in a makeshift hospital after surviving a major earthquake in Kayangan on Lombok AP

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Tourists affected by a strong earthquake line up on a beach as they wait to be evacuated o n Gili Trawangan AP

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Indonesian rescuers search for victims under the ruin of a collapsed house after an earthquake struck in North Lombok, Indonesia EPA

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A father accompanies his injured child outside of Tanjung hospital, Reuters

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A damaged in Pemenang, North Lombok AFP/Getty

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Makeshift tents are erected to be used as a temporary shelter for those affected AP

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Usable items are salvaged from a home destroyed in an earthquake in North Lombok AP

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According to media reports, a 7.0 magnitude quake hit Indonesia's island of Lombok on 5 August, killing at least 91 people AP

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Hospital patients are moved to an emergency tent outside of a hospital building in Denpasar, Bali EPA

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Map locating the earthquake in Lombok Reuters

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Indonesian soldiers carry the body of an earthquake victim Reuters

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Evacuation from Gili Trawangan in Indonesia James Kelsall/PA

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Workers cleanup parts of a shopping mall building which collapsed after an earthquake, in Denpasar, Bali EPA

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Recovered items sit next to destroyed buildings in Pemenang in northern Lombok AFP/Getty

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Hundreds of people attempting to leave Gili Trawangan AFP/Getty

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Indonesian local residents stay outside of their collapsed houses EPA

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Rescue personnel stands next to a motorcycle that fell down at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar AFP/Getty

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Hospital staff treat patients outside a hospital after a major earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok island, in Mataram AFP/Getty

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People affected by the ear thquake rest at a temporary shelter in Lombok AP

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A man removes debris outside a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar AFP/Getty

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People react following an earthquake in Ampenan district, Mataram, Lombok Reuters

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A hospital patient is moved outside of the hospital building in Denpasar, Bali EPA

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A policeman gestures as he walks next to damaged bikes and debris at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar AFP/Getty

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People next to an ambulance near the Golden Palace Hotel after an earthquake hit Lombok Reuters

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Residents stand next to bikes and debris at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar AFP/Getty

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Ind onesian soldiers tend to a woman injured in the earthquake at a makeshift hospital in Lombok AP

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Tourists wait outside a hotel in Denpasar AFP/Getty

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People clean up debris following a strong earthquake on nearby Lombok island, in Denpasar Reuters

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An ambulance near Golden Palace Hotel after an earthquake hit Lombok Island Reuters

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Indonesians stand on road outside a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar AFP/Getty

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Security and mall personnel walk over debris AFP/Getty

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Residents wait as they evacuate to higher ground AP

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An ambulance rushes out of the hospital AFP/Getty

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Hospital patients and relatives wait outside in Mataram AFP/Getty

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Residents evacuate by motorcycle Reuters

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Thousands have been left homeless on the island and are in desperate need of clean water, food, medicine and shelter.

The official death toll from last weekend's quake stood at 131 on Wednesday, but a government-run news agency put the figure at 347.

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