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A number of PDI-P’s elite members allegedly benefiting from the social affairs ministry’s aid project meant for people impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. With several businessmen in their pockets, the party’s officials received quotas of millions of packages. Puan Maharani’s name is mentioned in the investigation.
INDONESIAN Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Herman Hery is allegedly involved in the social aid corruption case. On January 8, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators searched the office of Dwimukti Graha Elektrindo, a company affiliated with Herman. The company is believed to have obtained the largest social aid provisions quota of 7.6 million packages worth Rp2.1 trillion. On Saturday, January 16, the House of Representatives’ (DPR) Legal Affairs Commission chairman visited Tempo’s office to provide explanation. Excerpts of the interview have been published in Koran Tempo daily newspaper.
Malaysian Advocate of Indonesian Migrants
Alex Ong has supported migrant workers in Malaysia for 20 years. He sold his company in order to focus on helping workers from Indonesia.
This Is Our Opportunity to Raise Capital
In the midst of a flurry of activities to procure and distribute Covid-19 vaccines, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has additional responsibility of overseeing the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) and the selection of the fund’s board members. The government is confident that the fund will help restore the national economy.
The Red Trails Lava
Flowing down from the top of Mount Merapi, seen from Turi in Sleman, Yogyakarta, Wednesday, January 20. During the observation period on January 20, between 12am and 6am Indonesia Western Time (WIB), the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) recorded three separate pyroclastic flows reaching as far as 1,200 meters and 47 molten lava discharges. /Antara/Hendra Nurdiyansyah
Looks Can Be Deceiving a Health
Care worker administers Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to a recipient clad in wayang (shadow puppet) costume—who could be seen as afraid of getting injected that his friends have to help restrain him using a chain—at the Bung Karno Regional Hospital, Solo, Central Java, Friday, January 22. The theatrical act is meant to show support for the government’s Covid-19 vaccination program using safe vaccine./Antara/Maulana Surya
Viruses are wars without borders. There is no space or time that can be completely ordered and stabilized in indices and maps. Contagion and healing go on within traces of differing attitudes towards life, sickness, and death.