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Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chair Firli Bahuri allegedly already created a list of employees to be dismissed in November 2020. It is suspected that he pressured other KPK leaders to approve the civic knowledge test and inserted an article on it into KPK’s regulation. The dismissal of 75 employees was the final step in the complete disabling of the anti-corruption agency.
Corruption Eradication Commission Chairman Commissioner General Firli Bahuri is suspected to have initiated the elimination of 75 employees. There are reports that Firli had created a list of names of people to be dismissed from the KPK even before the status transfer to civil servants was discussed. Firli denied these allegations in this interview.
Hit by a storm of crisis, flag carrier Garuda Indonesia’s revenue has fallen drastically during the pandemic, with mounting debts to aircraft lessors and banks. To Tempo, Garuda Indonesia CEO Irfan Setiaputra reveals the roots of the airline’s problems, and what the management is planning for debt restructuring.
Prabowo’s Speed Train Arms Deal
Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto plans to place a large order for sophisticated military equipment. It is suspected that this procurement does not involve the Indonesian Military (TNI). There is concern that companies filled with people close to Prabowo will monopolize the procurement of military equipment.
Tempo readers write a view on national education and complain to the Ciomas River View developer in Bogor, West Java.
Our Data Are Everywhere
Following an investigation into the leak of personal data belonging to 279 million Indonesian citizens on May 20, Population and Civil Registration Director-General Zudan Arif Fakrulloh ascertained that it was not population data. As Indonesia’s Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil) data is the world’s fourth largest big data after those of China, India and the United States, Zudan is constantly worried about the threat of hackers. Albeit Dukcapil’s system which is more sophisticated nowadays, Zudan admits that his agency’s infrastructure on the other hand is already out of date. To build a stronger system and upgrade the infrastructure, the home affairs ministry is planning to collect non-tax revenues from private companies that access Dukcapil data.
ON June 4, at 7am local time, 81 Rohingya refugees are stranded in the coastal area of Kuala Simpang Ulim, Simpang Ulim, East Aceh, Aceh after several months at sea in perilous conditions. These Myanmar refugees are believed to have departed from Bangladesh on February 11. ANTARA/Hayaturrahmah
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WORKERS produce noodles made from tapioca flour at the Garuda Brand noodle factory in Bendo, Srandakan, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Friday, June 4. In one day, the factory is able to produce up to 900 kilograms of noodles and sell it to a number of regions in Indonesia at a price of Rp90,000 per kilogram. ANTARA/Andreas Fitri Atmoko