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Self-sufficiency in energy will not be possible without refineries to process oil. The continual delays to the construction of refineries only benefit the import mafia.
The Arts Council passes a motion of no confidence in the Jakarta government. The city government must facilitate the development of arts and culture.
Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi used his children to receive bribes. Clientelism is on the increase.
The merger of all research institutes into the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has a political motive. It is not in compliance with the law.
Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman
Embezzlement of national economic recovery assistance funds continues. The ramshackle budgeting system provides opportunities for corruption.
The government needs to change the way it views climate change mitigation funds from a cost to an investment.
The plan by the TNI commander to resolve the conflict in Papua peacefully should go beyond words. It could begin with a ceasefire.
The shortage of coal for domestic power plants is the result of poor management from PLN and the government. An export ban will not solve the problem.
The new requirement for extending the contracts of migrant workers leads to a polemic. The government is reluctant to change the old way of managing migrant workers.
The statistic for depression among young people is on the rise. The government must not ignore this mental health problem.
A number of institutions are against the proposed government regulation on maritime security. Sectoral egos provide opportunities for illegal levies.
The spread of Omicron—the new variant of the virus that causes Covid-19—is starting to cause concern. The government has yet to produce a comprehensive policy to forestall it.
The government is about to organize a paid booster vaccine program. This is a public commodity that should be provided free of charge.
The Supreme Court upholds an appeal lodged by Muhammad Baihaqi, a person with disabilities from Pekalongan. The government must set an example of inclusive public services.
Education is the best means of building tolerance. However, this must be without compulsion and must not be turned into a project.
From the people chosen by Tempo, we can learn about the importance of solidarity during a pandemic. There is an urgent need for a dramatic restructuring of the public health care system.
Cartoon: Toni Malakian
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