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The government is raising informal workers’ Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPKS Kesehatan) premiums by almost 100 percent to cover the astonishing BPJS deficit of Rp15.5 trillion last year. Besides the increased premiums amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which have made it difficult for many customers to keep paying them, there seems to be holes in the national health insurance’s services—from disordered patient data, fraud by hospitals, to doctors opting for the most expensive procedures due to the lack of guidelines for patient care. If these blunders are fixed, the BPJS stands to save Rp47.59 trillion annually of the around Rp100 trillion claims payment.
The military is lobbying for support of a draft of a presidential regulation on military involvement in overcoming terrorism. Some circles are opposed this idea, seeing it as overstepping the military’s authority. The government is evaluating the draft.
Muhammad Syarifuddin, Chief Justice, Supreme Court: Judges Face Temptations Everyday
THE Jakarta Administrative Court ruled that it was unlawful for the government to shut down access to the Internet in Papua and West Papua during a period of unrest last year.
There Is Fraud, But Less Than One Percent
Back To Mosque
Muslims conduct the Friday prayer at the Sunda Kelapa Grand Mosque, Jakarta, June 5. A number of mosques in Jakarta have been reopened with congregations adopting health protocols to anticipate the spread of Covid-19./TEMPO/Muhammad Hidayat
“Official secrets are as shy as young girls.”—Kafka, in his novel The Castle