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Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin confirms that there have been leaks in the Covid-19 vaccination program as well as data weaknesses. He also speaks about the security of the country’s vaccine supply.
Non-health care professionals—including desk workers, socialites, bureaucrats, government officials, and family members of regional heads—were vaccinated in the first-stage vaccination program. Messy data is believed to be one of the causes of leaks in the vaccination program.
Some universities are generously awarding honorary degrees to politicians and officials. The selection process is considered to be non-transparent, with underlying political motives. Several officials have also aggressively lobbied for the adjunct professor titles at universities.
In 2019, oil palm tycoon Sukanto Tanto purchased the Ludwigstraβe 21 building in Munich, Germany, for Rp6 trillion. The purchase, which went unrecorded by the Financial Reports and Analysis Center, is believed to have been made through a shell corporation affiliated with Sukanto’s Royal Golden Eagle Group. This report is a collaborative effort by Tempo, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), and Süddeutsche Zeitung daily.
Ministry of Education and Culture’s explanation on alleged plagiarism by university rectors and professors.
After he was proven to have committed self-plagiarism, Muryanto Amin’s career still sailed smoothly until he became rector of the North Sumatra University. His article, published in a journal lacking in credibility, was used to obtain a professorship. Palace officials are said to have intervened.