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Land and forest fires ravaged Indonesia again in 2019. Tempo, Mongabay, Betahita, Malaysiakini, and the non-governmental organization Auriga Nusantara team up to investigate wildfires in dozens of forest and oil palm concessions. Satellite imagery and field checking on three concession sites of three firms strengthen the suspicion that companies were involved in the disaster that caused Rp75 trillion in losses to Indonesia. Poor law enforcement and lax regulations may trigger similar disasters in the future. This report was made possible through our collaboration with the Pulitzer Center through the Rainforest Journalism Fund program.
Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Foreign Minister: Rivalry Is Getting Fiercer During the Pandemic
Various large and small industries have been polluting Bengawan Solo River with liquid waste that goes beyond quality standard limits.
Lab results show that waste level for a number of factories around the Bengawan Solo River have exceeded quality standards.
Reflections on the Pandemic
People wearing protective face masks are seen at the Magic Art 3D Museum Jakarta, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, in Jakarta, September 6. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has reinstated the Large-Scale Social Restrictions on September 14 to curb the growing number of positive Covid-19 cases in the Capital City.
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AFTER handling various formalities to follow the KIP Kuliah (Higher Education Indonesia Smart Card) program, finally my child, Thrisa N.L., got information from her campus. At the end of August, she got a notification signed by the head of this private educational institution telling that she become one of the 20 new D-4 (diploma-4) hotelier students in the institute designated as a KIP Kuliah recipient.
“God tirelessly plays dice under laws which he has himself prescribed.”