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Edition 17 March 2020

  • State of Emergency
    Cover Story

    State of Emergency

    The government’s stance in mitigating the coronavirus pandemic continues to invite criticism. Hospitals in the regions and research institutions are questioning the monopoly of health ministry in virus testing. There is also controversy surrounding the import of coronavirus testing equipment. To avoid public disorder, President Jokowi refuses to call the coronavirus outbreak a crisis.

  • Lacks of Coordination From Jakarta
    Cover Story

    Lacks of Coordination From Jakarta

    The central and regional governments are coordinating poorly in their effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Regional governments are protesting.

  • Fears Amid Pandemic
    Cover Story

    Fears Amid Pandemic

    A number of regions in Indonesia are poorly prepared for the corona outbreak. They are still waiting for the health ministry to send necessary equipment.

  • Dead Silence
    Cover Story

    Dead Silence

    Nation-wide lockdown puts Italy to a quiet halt. The high population of elderly citizens is a factor causing soaring mortality rates from the corona outbreak in the country.

  • Kaaba Without Pilgrims
    Cover Story

    Kaaba Without Pilgrims

    The Saudi government closed Mecca and Medina to minor pilgrimage. The country’s economy takes a hit.

  • It’s Like a Domino Effect
    Cover Story

    It’s Like a Domino Effect

    Coronavirus Mitigation Spokesman, Achmad Yurianto:

  • Intelligence Lobbying a Cable Factory

    Intelligence Lobbying a Cable Factory

    Parties supporting the government are not unanimous about passing the omnibus law. Intelligence officers are approaching labor groups in the provinces.

  • Health Deficit

    Health Deficit

    The Supreme Court has annulled the premium hike of the National Health Insurance Program. Efforts to improve the finances of BPJS Kesehatan is now in jeopardy.

  • Only Two Options Remain

    Only Two Options Remain

    BPJS Kesehatan chief executive officer Fachmi Idris

  • Complacently Risking Budget’s Credibility
    Market Pulse

    Complacently Risking Budget’s Credibility

    GLOBAL financial markets are melting down. Financial asset prices are falling apart.

  • Law


    Head of the Legal, Cooperation, Public Communications, and Protocol Bureau of the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency Indra Gunawan: Radiation Is No Joking Matter

    After unearthing cesium-137 (Cs-137) nuclear waste in an empty lot in the Batan Indah housing estate, Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten, the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) and police discovered illegal radioactive material in a house on Block A-22 in the same complex. The house owner is Suhaedi Muhammad, a senior officer at the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan).


  • Law

    Nuclear Detectors at the Palace

    Nuclear Detectors at the Palace

    Bapeten plans to purchase nuclear radiation detecting devices to be used by officials and installed at BMKG stations. A similar procurement was once reported to the police.

  • Art & Culture

    Art Center Renaissance

    Art Center Renaissance

    The revitalization project of the Taman Ismail Marzuki Art Center is suffering political pressure from the DPRD and DPR. The PDI-P is the most vehement against the project.

  • Interview

    Mahathir Mohamad, Former Malaysian Prime Minister: I Want to See Government’s Performance First

    Mahathir Mohamad, Former Malaysian Prime Minister: I Want to See Government’s Performance First

    Mahatir Mohamad was to relinquish his position as Malaysia’s prime minister after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum scheduled to be held this November in Kuala Lumpur, paving the way for People’s Justice Party (PKR) President Anwar Ibrahim to fill the country’s top position.

  • Letters

    Transparency Over Corona Virus

    I THINK the government should be transparent in handling the coronavirus issue.



    Two Kings

    King of the Netherlands, Willem Alexander, and Yogyakarta Sultan, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, walk out of the Gedong Jene when the Dutch monarch visits the Yogyakarta Palace, Wednesday, March 3, during his trip to Indonesia./ANTARA/Andreas Fitri Atmoko


  • Corona?


    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Panic Pandemic

    Panic Pandemic

    President Joko Widodo’s administration could be accused of violating the Constitution if it does not immediately improve its strategy to deal with the spread of Covid-19.

  • Dangerous Omnibus Law

    Dangerous Omnibus Law

    Preventing public participation in the drawing up of the omnibus law is anti-democratic. There is no reason to continue with this unrealistic project.

  • Preparing the Future

    Preparing the Future

    Artists should focus on the management and curation of activities at Taman Ismail Marzuki post-revitalization. It’s time to end the polemic over the rebuilding of the facility.

  • Saving Our BPJS

    Saving Our BPJS

    Without an increase in premiums, BPJS Kesehatan’s deficit will only increase. If the recommendations from the Corruption Eradication Committee were applied, they could save Rp12 trillion.

  • Sidelines

    Maybe someone should write the history of ‘Who Knows’.

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