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  • Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro, Minister of Research and Technology/Head of National Research and Innovation Agency: Phytopharmaceuticals will Soon be in the BPJS Kesehatan
    Science & Technology

    Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro, Minister of Research and Technology/Head of National Research and Innovation Agency: Phytopharmaceuticals will Soon be in the BPJS Kesehatan

    Heavy dependency on medicine’s raw material from abroad has pushed the government to develop herbal medicine as one of the 2020-2024 National Research Priorities.

  • Phytopharmacy’s Slow Progress
    Science & Technology

    Phytopharmacy’s Slow Progress

    Numerous problems are hindering the development of phytopharmacy in Indonesia, from the reluctance of doctors to prescribe herbal medicines to lack of regulatory support. The industry must work to promote the use of phytopharmaceuticals among medical professionals and the public.

  • The Secret Articles
    Cover Story

    The Secret Articles

    Several articles in the Job Creation Law only appeared after the law was passed. There were differences between each draft, some of them having to do with the law’s substance. The Golkar Faction insists on keeping the tax cluster, which was only added in later. Some are making the accusation that the law was never agreed upon together.

  • Stepping on the Gas
    Cover Story

    Stepping on the Gas

    AGRARIAN and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil said he has been working overtime at his office since Wednesday, October 14.

  • One-Narrative Lobbying
    Cover Story

    One-Narrative Lobbying

    Businessmen are lobbying protestors. The government asks regional governments for help.

  • Pejaten’s Gift for Trunojoyo
    Cover Story

    Pejaten’s Gift for Trunojoyo

    The State Intelligence Agency is supplying information to the police concerning actors behind the protests against the Job Creation Law. But youths are already mobilizing resistance on the streets.

  • Trail of Ashes at the AGO
    Law

    Trail of Ashes at the AGO

    The police suspect that the fire at the AGO’s Main Building was ignited by a smoldering cigarette butt discarded by a worker doing building renovation work. There were no usable fire hydrants on the grounds.

  • The Limits of Compensation
    Law

    The Limits of Compensation

    Victims of human rights violations are not receiving state compensation due to a stalled legal process.

  • Eighteen Years of Waiting
    Law

    Eighteen Years of Waiting

    Hundreds of victims of terrorism have not yet received any compensation from the state. Requests can be submitted up to June of next year.

  • Drug Permits Can be Revoked
    Interview

    Drug Permits Can be Revoked

    Penny Kusumastuti Lukito, Chair of Food and Drug Monitoring Agency:

  • The Usual Suspects
    Cartoon

    The Usual Suspects

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Contents of 12-Kilogram LPG Tubes
    Letters

    Contents of 12-Kilogram LPG Tubes

    I AM a pensioner of a state-owned enterprise living with my wife. Our gas and electricity consumption relatively has not changed much for over a decade.

  • Omnibus’ Dead End
    Opinion

    Omnibus’ Dead End

    THE Job Creation Law is a cul de sac—a dead end without a way out, without hope.

  • Responsibility towards Victims
    Opinion

    Responsibility towards Victims

    The government has made it easier for compensation to be paid out to victims of terrorism. But it is still not yet on the side of the victims of human rights violations.

  • A Long and Winding Road
    Opinion

    A Long and Winding Road

    Not all of Indonesia’s biodiversity has been exploited to make natural medicines. Government subsidies must not be the determining factor.

  • A Lifeboat for Jiwasraya
    Opinion

    A Lifeboat for Jiwasraya

    The government injected Rp22 trillion into Jiwasraya by establishing a new insurance company. This is the best of all the possible schemes.

  • The Interest Rate Vicious Cycle
  • The Staging of the Baddie and the Goodie
    Economy

    The Staging of the Baddie and the Goodie

    The government will rescue Jiwasraya with insertion of state capital. Other plans are in the books to bridge the limited funds.

  • Long Legal Battle Ahead
    Economy

    Long Legal Battle Ahead

    Four defendants in the Jiwasraya corruption case have been given life sentences. Retrieving back the loss, however, remains a big question mark.

  • Two-headed Dragon
    Economy

    Two-headed Dragon

    The energy and mineral resources cluster within the omnibus law is regarded as a way to extend the old, problematic mineral and coal mining law. The royalty exemption clause for coal companies becomes a new controversy.

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