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The paid vaccination program for individuals was canceled following criticism. Cabinet members are divided in their position on the program. Meanwhile, businesses complain that the private vaccination program for companies has various leaks. They are preparing to independently import vaccines.
Issues on COVAX meeting, Non-Alignment Movement ministerial meeting, and G20 Sherpa meeting.
New Milestone for Environmental Fighters
The Bangka Belitung High Court, citing anti-SLAPP law, acquits six residents of Sungailiat after having been found guilty for demanding their right to live free from air pollution. It is a legal precedent to protect environmental activists.
The police arrested celebrity couple Nia Ramadhani and Ardi Bakrie for suspected drug use. Their supplying network might be connected with an international drug ring. The family asked they be put in rehab.
Carmel Budiardjo loudly demanded human rights justice when it was difficult for people in Indonesia to raise their voices. A consistent human rights activist until the day she died.
We Will Provide More Vaccines
Below are excerpts from an interview with Sung Y. Kim, new United States Ambassador to Indonesia. Ambassador Sung Kim was born in Seoul to South Korean parents. Having spent the majority of his diplomatic career in Asia, he has a deep understanding of the region. This is his first interview with the local media since his arrival in Jakarta last June. He discussed vaccine assistance (to Indonesia), the weapon system procurement as well as cooperation for mitigating climate change issues.
Safety First Two
Sacrificial goats wear masks put on by the trader selling them in Pucang Sawit, Solo, Central Java, Sunday, July 11. The mask-wearing goats are part of the marketing gimmick, as well as to encourage people doing activities outside their homes to wear a mask during the emergency public activity restrictions or PPKM./Antara/Maulana Surya
Fill and Spill
A BARGE filled with nickel almost got overturned on the shore of Batu Gong Beach, Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi, Tuesday, July 13. It is suspected that the barge’s rope broke when it was hit by big waves and strong winds not far from the Virtue Dragon Nickel Industry (VDNI) nickel refining plant. The owner of the barge has not been identified./Antara/Jojon