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  • Party Politicians in the Villages Ministry
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    Party Politicians in the Villages Ministry

    Problems abound for village assistants. These problems are in part due to structural changes at the villages ministry.

  • Fees for Positions in Kalibata
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    Fees for Positions in Kalibata

    Expert staff member, Ahmad Iman Syukri, is suspected of trading echelon I and II positions at the villages, disadvantaged regions and transmigration ministry. As someone placed at the ministry “on behalf” of PKB General Chairperson Muhaimin Iskandar, Ahmad is also suspected of collecting project fees, which has negatively impacted the ministry’s budget absorption and programs.

  • Happy Anniversary, Tempo
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    Happy Anniversary, Tempo

    Readers’ aspiration on the future of Tempo digital and inputs regarding legislation corruptions in the House of Representatives.

  • ISIS Torch Passed to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah
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    ISIS Torch Passed to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah

    Jamaah Ansharut Daulah is still active despite the apparent downfall of ISIS. The group is spreading propaganda on social media.

     

  • Air Gun Girl
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    Air Gun Girl

    Zakiah Aini’s attack fits the ISIS doctrine. She uploaded a photo of the ISIS flag on her Instagram account.

  • Millennial Terrorists and Lone Wolves
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    Millennial Terrorists and Lone Wolves

    Makassar Cathedral’s bombers were affiliated with the pro-ISIS Jamaah Ansharut Daulah. An Islam Defenders Front official was present in one of the group’s pledge of allegiance to ISIS ceremonies. The Makassar attack activated lone wolves.

  • They Evaded Arrest
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    They Evaded Arrest

    Tempo’s interview with BNPT Chief, Comr. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar.

  • Joyce Josephine’s Clarification
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    Joyce Josephine’s Clarification

    Joyce Josephine clarifies information in the cover story article of Tempo English of the January 25-31, 2021 issue titled Aid Packages for the Red Party.

  • Jokowi’s Announcement and Jokowidjaja’s Role
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    Jokowi’s Announcement and Jokowidjaja’s Role

    In early March, the government signed a rice import MoU with Thailand. There is belief that a Thai businessman from Indonesia was involved.

  • The Rice Import Terror
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    The Rice Import Terror

    The plan to import rice turned into a controversy. Uncertain information, caused by disagreements between government officials, caused the price of unhulled rice to plummet during the harvest season.

  • Harvest Season Blues
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    Harvest Season Blues

    Farmers in many regions are facing gloomy prospects for the first harvest of the year 2021.  They are crushed between the plunging prices of unhusked rice and the low absorption by the State Logistics Agency (Bulog).

  • Pertamina’s Land Prone to Squatting
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    Pertamina’s Land Prone to Squatting

    A reader writes that a vast plot of land owned by Pertamina in Pondok Ranji, East Ciputat, South Tangerang, Banten, is almost neglected and vulnerable to a land grab.

  • Vaccines are Made Using Trypsin and Gelatin
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    Vaccines are Made Using Trypsin and Gelatin

    Trypsin is not a content of vaccine, but a substance used as a catalyst to help vaccine production. After being cleansed, what remains is antigen.

  • Hasty Vaccination
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    Hasty Vaccination

    The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency shortened the Sinovac vaccine shelf life to six months. Health facilities in the provinces made haste to use up all their stock.

  • The High Price of Vaccine Cooperation
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    The High Price of Vaccine Cooperation

    The Chamber of Commerce is suggesting costing for independent vaccination for companies should hold at Rp1 million. Several businesses and associations consider the price too burdensome.

  • Back to Zero for Terawan
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    Back to Zero for Terawan

    The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency discovered various irregularities in Nusantara vaccine’s research. Clinical trials would have to start over.

  • The AstraZeneca Controversy
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    The AstraZeneca Controversy

    The AstraZeneca vaccine came under the spotlight after several European countries postponed its use. In Indonesia, the vaccine’s halal status has become something of a controversy.

  • MUI Edict an Obstacle
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    MUI Edict an Obstacle

    The government’s efforts to persuade the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) to release a halal (permissible by Islamic law) fatwa (edict) for the AstraZeneca vaccine have been unsuccessful. Amid lobbying, MUI officials asked to be made commissioners at state-owned enterprises. The government then enlisted religious organizations in the regions so that a halal edict can be issued for the vaccine. With the vaccine’s expiration date approaching, the government is currently mapping regions more amenable to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

  • Health Ministry’s Clarification 
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    Health Ministry’s Clarification 

    The ministry of health clarifies a sentence on the article Vaccine Opportunist in Tempo English, 22-28 March, 2021 issue.

  • We were Confused at the Start of the Pandemic
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    We were Confused at the Start of the Pandemic

    Doni Monardo, Chair of National Disaster Mitigation Agency, explaines how he should make best decisions out of bad options including in the procurment of reagents. Like masks and protective gear, reagents needed to detect the novel coronavirus became scarce when the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in March-April 2020. This emergency situation was the Indonesian government’s reason for buying whatever reagents available.

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