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Edition 02 June 2020

  • Playing With Fire for Some Normalcy
    Cover Story

    Playing With Fire for Some Normalcy

    Businesses are lobbying to push the government to put the so-called ‘new normal’ into effect amid the coronavirus pandemic. Unarmed with clear indicators, the government has instructed dozens of regions, some of which are still in the red zone, to return to quasi-normalcy. With still very few specimens tested, various experts are predicting a second-wave outbreak.

  • Omnibus Bill’s fast track

    Omnibus Bill’s fast track

    Deliberations on the Omnibus Bill is continuing in the midst of a recess period and at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Golkar Party is giving its full support.

  • The Digital Sector’s Triumph
    Cover Story

    The Digital Sector’s Triumph

    The digital approach is believed to be the key to doing business in the ‘new normal’ era. The banking sector may be most prepared.

  • The Digital Lure at Shopping Centers
    Cover Story

    The Digital Lure at Shopping Centers

    Several shopping centers are ready to operate in the so-called ‘new normal’ era. Some retailers switched to online platforms, while others are preparing digital strategies.

  • New Protocols for Tourism
    Cover Story

    New Protocols for Tourism

    From preparing health protocols to formulating new business models, the hotel and transportation sectors are arming themselves for the ‘new normal era’. If no new Covid-19 cases emerge, Bali’s tourism will be ready to reopen.

  • Worship Without Touching
    Cover Story

    Worship Without Touching

    Some religious leaders are preparing worship protocol. The number of congregants will be limited.

  • Shielded Gaze upon Teachers
    Cover Story

    Shielded Gaze upon Teachers

    Schools will reopened under a mixed learning system. There are fears of new clusters of Covid-19 outbreaks.

  • Exercising During the Pandemic
    Cover Story

    Exercising During the Pandemic

    Restriction of activities in public places due to the Covid-19 pandemic has not prevented fitness enthusiasts from training. Fitness centers that were shut down during the pandemic are ready to operate.

  • Rotten Business Dealings

    Rotten Business Dealings

    Police are investigating suspected corruption involving the sale of imported beef by Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia. A high-ranking intelligence official lobbied on behalf of a business owner in this scandal.

  • Forbidden Food on Ancestral Land

    Forbidden Food on Ancestral Land

    A resident of Bengkalis, Riau, from the Sakai tribe, was sentenced to a year in prison and fined Rp200 million for cutting down some acacia trees on land claimed by a company. The judges are suspected to have misapplied the law.

  • International


    An Island for Rohingya

    The Bangladeshi government is unable to convince Rohingya refugees to move to Bashan Char Island. There are concerns over safety and economic sustainability.


  • Interview

    Rosan Perkasa Roeslani, Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry: There Is No Good Option

    Rosan Perkasa Roeslani, Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry: There Is No Good Option

    The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) is pushing the government to implement the ‘new normal’ sooner and ease the restrictions so as to bring the economy back to life.

  • Science & Technology

    indonesian CoronaVirus

    indonesian CoronaVirus

    Indonesia finished whole-genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus circulating in the country. Virus samples from Indonesian patients indicate they are part of the dominant group globally.

  • Letters

    The Seafaring Warriors

    The Seafaring Warriors

    THE fate of Indonesian crewmen aboard a Chinese fishing vessel in May that went viral in South Korea has been a hot topic in the country.

  • Market Pulse

    Bitter Reality of The New Normal

    MEDICALLY and scientifically, it is clear that Indonesia has not fulfilled the requirements to relax the large-scale social restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The conditions to reactivate the economy and to increase physical interactions have not been met whatsoever.



    On The Square

    Patients exercise at the balconies of a training center, which has been converted into a quarantine house, in Tangerang, Banten, on the outskirts of Jakarta, amid the Covid-19 outbreak, May 28./REUTERS/WIlly Kurniawan


  • Wife


    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Risks of New Normal

    Risks of New Normal

    President Joko Widodo should be honest and open about the latest situation regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Indonesia.

  • Bad Timing

    Bad Timing

    The government and the DPR are continuing to deliberate problematic laws. This is immoral at a time of pandemic.

  • Flawed Justice for Indigenous People

    Flawed Justice for Indigenous People

    A farmer from the Sakai tribe in Bengkalis has been jailed for cutting down trees on land owned by a company. This is an offense against justice.

  • New Normal, New Businesses

    New Normal, New Businesses

    Companies must face the new normal with innovation. There will be no place for the old ways of doing business.

  • Sidelines

    Life consists of various kinds of solitude. Every one of us sometimes has (or would like to have, or on the contrary is afraid of having) isolation.

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