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  • Pursuing Normality before the Peak
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    Pursuing Normality before the Peak

    The government plans to ease social restrictions. But some regional heads tightened their population movements instead.

  • Duel at Tower Seven
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    Duel at Tower Seven

    After over 50 days operating as an emergency hospital for Covid-19 patients, the Athlete’s Dormitory have treated nearly 2,000 people. Some lied to the doctors.

  • Unrealistic Rice Field Program
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    Unrealistic Rice Field Program

    PRESIDENT Joko Widodo’s instruction to create new rice fields in peatland areas has received strong criticisms. Some argue that such program had been done and failed.

  • Easing Restriction Before Recovery
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    Easing Restriction Before Recovery

    The government prepares a scenario to ease off large-scale social restrictions, claiming that coronavirus transmission trend is flattening. Meanwhile, the number of tests is still not ideal.

  • Stumbling in the Halls of Power
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    Stumbling in the Halls of Power

    The appointment of millennials as special staff members is being labeled a political image building strategy.

  • Resignations Amid Potential Conflict
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    Resignations Amid Potential Conflict

    Some special staff members of President Joko Widodo drew attention over possible conflict of interests in some government projects.

  • The Activists Roundup
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    The Activists Roundup

    Police arrested and intimidated some activists. Many things do not add up.

  • Chasing Numbers
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    Chasing Numbers

    Groups of people seek to map out the actual data of Covid-19 cases. They doubt numbers presented by the government.

  • Differing Data from Jakarta
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    Differing Data from Jakarta

    Data on Covid-19 continues to be erratic. Central government has no synchronicity.

  • Strategies for Closing the Capital
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    Strategies for Closing the Capital

    Anies Baswedan frequently communicated with business owners and academicians to prepare for setting limitations on movement in the Capital. There is a lobbying effort to relax regulations set by the minister of health.

  • Struggles Over the Restriction Measures
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    Struggles Over the Restriction Measures

    There were some contentions over authorizing the Jakarta government to put social movement restrictions in place. The measure ran into some administrative issues.

  • Omnibus Law, in Corona Flavor
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    Omnibus Law, in Corona Flavor

    The omnibus bill on job creation will be discussed in the Legislation Body. It could share the same fate as in the revision to the KPK Law.

  • National Police Chief Telegrams Spark Critics
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    National Police Chief Telegrams Spark Critics

    National Police Chief Gen. Idham Azis issued five telegrams containing instructions regarding preventative and enforcement actions during the coronavirus pandemic on April 4.

  • Greeting from Behind the Hazmat
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    Greeting from Behind the Hazmat

    The athlete dormitory in Kemayoran is converted into a hospital to treat Covid-19 patients. There have been reports of below-par service, but management claims they are improving.

  • Contingencies for City Closures
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    Contingencies for City Closures

    Some regions are ready to face quarantines due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The central government does not want to implement a total quarantine.

  • Spreading Far from Bogor
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    Spreading Far from Bogor

    A number of events attended by hundreds of people from several cities became coronavirus breeding grounds. Some are predicted to still remain untraced.

  • Armed Group Allegedly Set Fire to Church
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    Armed Group Allegedly Set Fire to Church

    AN armed group allegedly set fire to the Kemah Injil Indonesia Klasis Mimika Church, Sinai Congregation, in Tembagapura, Papua.

  • Intelligence Lobbying a Cable Factory
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    Intelligence Lobbying a Cable Factory

    Parties supporting the government are not unanimous about passing the omnibus law. Intelligence officers are approaching labor groups in the provinces.

  • Educational Reforms Will Take 10-15 Years
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    Educational Reforms Will Take 10-15 Years

    Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim:

  • Education Minister’s Pace-Setting
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    Education Minister’s Pace-Setting

    Nadiem Makarim had a plan to change the education system before he was appointed to the cabinet. He uses his experience at Gojek.

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