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Edition 22 December 2020

  • Social Aid Kickbacks for the Bull Party
    Cover Story

    Social Aid Kickbacks for the Bull Party

    Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara’s team members are allegedly collecting fees from companies appointed to provide social aid packages. Newly established companies were appointed by the team. The social aid project is said to be controlled by a number of politicians and state officials. There is indication that some of the money went to regional head candidates from the PDI-P.

  • One-Day Rice
    Cover Story

    One-Day Rice

    AFTER one day, the rice Rina cooked had gone bad. The resident of Duren Sawit in East Jakarta was surprised by the quality of rice she obtained in the social aid package distributed by the social affairs ministry.

  • Social Aid Bags at election campaigns
    Cover Story

    Social Aid Bags at election campaigns

    The social affairs ministry’s Covid-19 social aid was allegedly used to support regional head candidates during the elections. The PDI-P benefited the most.

  • In the Name of Development
    Special Report

    In the Name of Development

    Some major infrastructure development plans of President Joko Widodo, as described in over a dozen Strategic National Projects in several provinces, have been accused of leading to some human rights violations. Land conflicts could have been avoided if the government did not place the economic agenda above the fundamental rights of the populace.

  • Taking the Lands of Ancesstral Kings
    Special Report

    Taking the Lands of Ancesstral Kings

    The Lake Toba tourism development program is being accused of plowing over fields where villagers earn their living. A battle of claims over the land.

  • Fallen Rifle on Trespassed Lands
    Special Report

    Fallen Rifle on Trespassed Lands

    Residents who resisted the construction of Lambo Reservoir in East Nusa Tenggara were being intimidated. The government rejected the suggestion of the community to shift the construction to another location.

  • A Dispute in Trans Sumatra Toll Road
    Special Report

    A Dispute in Trans Sumatra Toll Road

    The construction of the Trans Sumatra toll road in Riau and Lampung left unresolved land conflicts. Compensation is inadequate, and for many residents, slow to arrive.

  • Felling Bananas Trees in Pertumbukan
    Special Report

    Felling Bananas Trees in Pertumbukan

    Land of the Rakyat Penunggu customary community in the Langkat Regency of North Sumatra was taken over for the sugar self-sufficiency project carried out by Perkebunan Nusantara II. Residents were intimidated and promised lands and employment in order to go along with the plan.

  • Mohammad Choirul Anam, Commissioner,  National Commission on Human Rights: Good Intentions Alone  are Not Enough
    Special Report

    Mohammad Choirul Anam, Commissioner, National Commission on Human Rights: Good Intentions Alone are Not Enough

    President Joko Widodo once again received the red card from the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) for failing to live up to his human rights commitments.

  • The Airport’s Sacrificial Goats
    Special Report

    The Airport’s Sacrificial Goats

    Land snatching for the Yogyakarta International Airport resulted a number of residents losing their livelihoods. Some of their children can no longer go to school.

  • Economy

    Economy

    Tobacco’s Winding Road Map

    The battle between health advocates and tobacco supporters is intensifying as the deadline for setting excise duties is approaching. Tobacco products’ industrial road map is still stuck at the ministerial level. The ministry of national development planning went ahead with conducting studies.

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  • Economy

    Lost Glory of the Past

    Lost Glory of the Past

    Some tobacco farmers are switching to different commodities. They are cornered by regulation and poor trade system.

  • Market Pulse

    A Tale of Two Markets

    A Tale of Two Markets

    Yopie Hidayat (Contributor)

  • News Capsule

    Free Coronavirus Vaccines

    Free Coronavirus Vaccines

    The government has decided to make vaccines against Coronavirus Disease 2019 or Covid-19 free for the people.

  • Film

    The Village Frenzy

    In recent years, cinema awards events have rarely taken the comedy genre seriously. A well-made comedy film that conveys a message is now a thing of the past. But in Mekah I’m Coming, we rediscover it. This is why the movie is elected as Tempo’s best film of 2020.

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  • Vaccine Vacation
    Cartoon

    Vaccine Vacation

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Do Not Stop at the Minister
    Opinion

    Do Not Stop at the Minister

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) should not allow investigation into the case of embezzlement in the social assistance program to only stop at former Social Affairs Minister Juliari Peter Batubara.

  • No Middle Road for Tobacco
    Opinion

    No Middle Road for Tobacco

    The road map for the tobacco products industry needs to be orientated toward reducing production and consumption. It is no longer appropriate for the country to depend on the cigarette industry as a revenue earner.

  • Free Vaccines, Then What?
    Opinion

    Free Vaccines, Then What?

    The government decided to dole out free Covid-19 vaccines for all. The need arises to watch out for speculators and tighter regard towards health protocols.

  • Sledgehammer Developmentalism
    Opinion

    Sledgehammer Developmentalism

    Development of infrastructure should not violate basic human rights. There should be no hiding behind the principle of the right to development.

  • Learning the Non-natural Disaster
    Letters

    Learning the Non-natural Disaster

    THERE bound to be problems in online learning system be it from the participants, teachers or parents. As this online system is a new transformation of learning, many things need to be adjusted to present conditions.

  • Sidelines

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