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  • End of the Line for the Special Fund
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    End of the Line for the Special Fund

    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.

  • Intan Jaya in the Crossfire
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    Intan Jaya in the Crossfire

    Violence has escalated over the past year in Intan Jaya Regency. Civilians often fallen victim.

  • Hospital Referral Runaround
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    Hospital Referral Runaround

    Patients are complaining about medical facilities and services at Covid-19 isolation hospitals. The medical equipment is deemed to be insufficient and the isolation procedures are too complicated.

  • The Wave of Resignation in Kuningan
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    The Wave of Resignation in Kuningan

    THE number of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees who resign continues to increase.

  • Deadly Elections
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    Deadly Elections

    At least 60 regional candidate-heads are corona-positive. The government and DPR are adamant about forging on with local elections.

  • Luhut Leads covid-19 Mitigation Efforts in nine Provinces
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    Luhut Leads covid-19 Mitigation Efforts in nine Provinces

    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.

  • The Fugitive’s Tracks in Palm Oil Plantation
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    The Fugitive’s Tracks in Palm Oil Plantation

    Joko Tjandra went through a long and winding road to return to Jakarta from Kuala Lumpur. He had help from a fugitive wanted by the Corruption Eradication Commission.

  • Two Men in the 10 Million Dollar Proposal
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    Two Men in the 10 Million Dollar Proposal

    A plan to set Joko Tjandra free allegedly involved former Supreme Court chief, Hatta Ali. A pardon option was considered.

  • Counterclaims in the Capital
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    Counterclaims in the Capital

    Claiming unavailability of hospital beds and an increasing number of positive coronavirus cases, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan reinstated Large-Scale Social Restrictions. He is accused of not supporting the economy.

  • Recovering in Silence
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    Recovering in Silence

    A number of public officials are reluctant to announce testing positive for Covid-19. It is seen as endangering the safety of others.

  • NasDem Politician in Prosecutor Pinangki’s Case
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    NasDem Politician in Prosecutor Pinangki’s Case

    THE Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is examining National Democrat (NasDem) Party politician Andi Irfan Jaya in a bribery case that implicates prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari.

  • Rebuttals for On Campus Military Training
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    Rebuttals for On Campus Military Training

    Several civil society and student organizations are refuting a government plan to introduce military-type education on campus.

  • Abuse Must Be Dealt With Openly
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    Abuse Must Be Dealt With Openly

    Bishop of Bogor, Monsignor Paskalis Bruno Syukur:

  • A Vampire Bat At The Foster Home
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    A Vampire Bat At The Foster Home

    Some children at the Kencana Bejana Rohani Foster Home in Depok fell victim to sexual abuse suspectedly committed by a Catholic monk. Some victims and witnesses spoke to Tempo.

  • Campus Military Training Rejections
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    Campus Military Training Rejections

    SEVERAL civil society and student organizations are rejecting a government plan to introduce military-type education on campus.

  • THE Lobby for Zero Competition
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    THE Lobby for Zero Competition

    In the upcoming regional elections later this year, many areas may only have single candidates. It is an exploration for the 2024 general election.

  • Government Rushes to Prduce Corona Vaccine
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    Government Rushes to Prduce Corona Vaccine

    President Joko Widodo has allocated Rp25.4 trillion for public health, which also encompasses a budget to produce the Covid-19 vaccine.

  • Missing Friends
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    Missing Friends

    Students with disabilities have more difficulties to study from home with the remote learning system. Parents are demanding for schools to reopen.

  • Longing for the Classroom
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    Longing for the Classroom

    Education stopped in some regions. Teachers are having difficulty visiting the homes of students.

  • The Pandemic’s Lost Generation
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    The Pandemic’s Lost Generation

    There are problems with distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic. It is believed that student dropouts and early marriage are increasing.

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