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The agriculture ministry’s import quotas and trade ministry’s import permits for horticultural products were issued late. The delay caused fruit imports to miss the harvest season, resulting in scarcity and high prices. Tempo and The Australian Financial Review’s investigation found that the delay was not only caused by administrative reasons but was also due to illegal fees, with rates ranging from Rp1,000 to Rp2,000 per kilogram. This year, Indonesia plans to import over 1 million tons in commodities.
THE white, two-story building on Jalan Chairil Anwar, Central Besusu village, East Palu, Central Sulawesi, appears conspicuously large inside a 45-square-meter housing complex. The National Democrat (NasDem) Party office was a legacy of Ahmad M. Ali, who led the party in 2013.
Three fact-finding teams found a number of evidences indicating soldiers’ involvement in the murder of Yeremia Zanambani. There are suspicions that the pastor from Intan Jaya, Papua, had been tortured by soldiers he knew. A deal was made to keep from directly mentioning allegations that the military was involved.
Flourishing Amid the Pandemic
In a landmark statement in October, a Dutch state council urged for the unconditional return of heritage objects looted from its former colonies, including Indonesia. The Dutch government plans to pour the advice into policy in early 2021.
Arief Budiman, Chairman, General Elections Commission
FOR the umpteenth time, as a petitioner of a Judicial Review (PK) No. 121/Pdt.G/2011/PN.Jkt.Sel dated January 30, 2019 against Kosindo Pradipta, the Manpower Ministry, and the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI), again I file a complaint to the honorable chairman of the Supreme Court about the absence of any decision on the PK request I already submitted.
silhouette of the Spice Routes
A number of artists perform a colossal theater production of Gau Maraja at the Akkarena Beach, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Friday, October 30. The art festival is brought by the education and culture ministry promoting the theme Cultural Mosaic of the Spice Routes. It features dance, theater, fine art, installation and music performances as an effort to preserve local cultures. ANTARA/Abriawan Abhe/wsj.