Indonesia Highlights: Danone Indonesia: Our Goods are Not French-Made | Graft Convict Djoko Tjandra Warned Not to Bribe Judges | Garuda Indonesia Receives Pharma Good Practice Award

November 3, 2020, 01.38 AM

KOMPAS.com – French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent remarks on Prophet Muhammad have caused a stir in the Muslim world, including in Indonesia. The Muslim Ulema Council (MUI) called for the public to boycott French products, urging the Indonesian government to issue a stern warning to the French government. What President Macron has done in defending the cartoon of Prophet Muhammad was considered blasphemous in Islam, according to the Muslim clerics.

The boycott call prompted Danone Indonesia — a world-leading food company based in Paris — to issue a statement emphasizing that their bottled drinking water Aqua and infant formula SGM have been purely developed locally for decades.

From the Jakarta Corruption Court, the presiding judge has warned graft convict Djoko Tjandra not to bribe judges after he had admitted to providing money to high ranking officials for allowing him to travel around the region when he was a fugitive and under Interpol red notice.

Meanwhile, good news came from the national flag carrier after the company has been awarded the Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification for its handling and transport of pharmaceutical products amid the Covid-19.

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