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As the disbursement period for the special autonomy fund comes to an end in 2021, many demonstrations erupt in Papua. Several parties refuse an extension of the special autonomy fund and instead demand a referendum. To quell the ruckus, the home affairs ministry hastens deliberations on revision of the Special Autonomy Law.
PRESIDENT Joko Widodo appointed Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and National Disaster Mitigaton Agency Chief Doni Monardo to supervise coronavirus mitigation efforts in nine provinces. Luhut said these provinces see the highest transmission rates in the country.