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Some of Anindya Bakrie’s supporters in the Indonesian Chamber of Industry and Commerce National Conference were reportedly visited by the National Intelligence Agency. There is also information that a Palace representative summoned Anindya and asked him to withdraw from the race.
Corruption Eradication Commission Chairman Commissioner General Firli Bahuri is suspected to have initiated the elimination of 75 employees. There are reports that Firli had created a list of names of people to be dismissed from the KPK even before the status transfer to civil servants was discussed. Firli denied these allegations in this interview.
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chair Firli Bahuri allegedly already created a list of employees to be dismissed in November 2020. It is suspected that he pressured other KPK leaders to approve the civic knowledge test and inserted an article on it into KPK’s regulation. The dismissal of 75 employees was the final step in the complete disabling of the anti-corruption agency.
Online sexual violence does not only target adult women, but also adolescents. Despite the rising number of cases each year, there is still scant protection for victims. Perpetrators sell sexual extortion videos to pornography platforms on the Internet, reaping hundreds of millions of rupiah.
Crypto assets become increasingly popular in Indonesia. In four months alone, from January to April, their transaction value reached Rp237 trillion, or a fourfold increase from throughout 2020. At least 5.6 million Indonesians now own various digital coins. Bappebti Chair, Indrasari Wisnu Wardana, explains his institution’s position regarding the new, largely unregulated market.