Edition 26 July 2021

  • Falsified Covid-19 Data
    Cover Story

    Falsified Covid-19 Data

    Several regional governments are being accused of falsifying Covid-19 data. The East Java governor allegedly allowed for Covid case numbers to be reported in stages, to prevent the chart from spiking. Panic broke out after the central government announced that it would distribute free drugs.

  • Regional Budget May Be Diverted
    Cover Story

    Regional Budget May Be Diverted

    Efforts to mitigate the pandemic in some regions are disorganized. The central government is considering the option to divert the regions’ Covid-19 mitigation budget.

  • Tired of Ever-Changing Terminology
    Cover Story

    Tired of Ever-Changing Terminology

    The government hesitated to extend the emergency public activity restrictions. The State Intelligence Agency estimates public anxiety is increasing.

  • The Red Lion's New Blood
    Economy

    The Red Lion's New Blood

    The Kirana family builds a new airline, Super Air Jet. They are racing against time to pay off the mounting debts debilitating the Lion Air Group.

  • Maiden Flight for New Low-Cost Carrier
    Economy

    Maiden Flight for New Low-Cost Carrier

    Super Air Jet is getting its fleet ready for take-off. Opportunities and challenges abound

  • Targeting Two-Sided Growth
    Economy

    Targeting Two-Sided Growth

    Vice CEO of Archi Indonesia Rudy Suhendra explains why the gold business is still attractive amid the decline in commodity prices. 

  • Between Techniques and Ethics
    Law

    Between Techniques and Ethics

    The Supervisory Board of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) found two investigators in a corruption case involving Covid-19 pandemic social assistance guilty of committing ethics violations. The Board considered the investigators had harassed and abused a witness in that case. There is concern that this will affect the verdict in the trial of former Minister of Social Affairs Juliari Peter Batubara.

  • Firli’s Verdict was not for the Helicopter Ride
    Law

    Firli’s Verdict was not for the Helicopter Ride

    The Supervisory Board of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) sentenced two investigators of the social assistance corruption scandal at the social affairs ministry. Board member Albertina Ho explains how this organization sentenced those investigators.

  • Maladministration of Civic Knowledge Test
  • A Debt Cushion is Not Forever
    Market Pulse

    A Debt Cushion is Not Forever

    Yopie Hidayat (Contributor)

  • Interview

    Interview

    We Are Fighting Everyday

    Secretary-General of the Indonesian Hospital Association (Persi) Lia Gardenia: adding more beds for Covid-19 patients will not solve the problem if the problems at the upstream are not resolved.

     

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  • Letters

    The Impact of PPKM on People’s Economy

    The Impact of PPKM on People’s Economy

    The impact of the public activity restrictions (PPKM) slashes people’s income and economy, particularly those working during the curfew.

  • Cartoon

    Couch Potato

    Couch Potato

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Opinion

    The Importance of Pandemic Data

    The Importance of Pandemic Data

    There are allegations that central and regional governments are not being honest in the provision of pandemic data for reasons of politics or the status of regions.

  • Environment

    Alarm Bells from Jakarta’s Shores

    The latest Greenpeace study warned about the impact of the rise in sea levels on Jakarta’s flooding by 2030. A more progressive strategy in lowering carbon dioxide emissions is imperative.

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    Photo

    Hot Sky

    A MOTORIST in Jalan Karo-Langkat with the background of Mount Sinabung spitting out volcanic material in Kutarayat village, Karo, North Sumatra, Monday, July 19. Mount Sinabung erupts emitting a column of 1,000 meters high above the peak or 3,460 meters above sea level. Antara/Sastrawan Ginting

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    Photo

    Nurning Forrest

    AN F-16 fighter jet from the 16th Air Squadron/Rydder Roesmin Air Base Pekanbaru, flies over a forest fire in Koto Tuo, Kampar, Riau, Wednesday, July 21. The Air Squadron 16/Rydder discovered the location of forest fires during a routine training session. Antara/16th Air Squadron/Rydder Air Base Roesmin Nurjadin Pekanbaru /First Lieutenant Pnb Tommy Yulianto

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  • Myth of Good People
    Opinion

    Myth of Good People

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Supervisory Board punished two investigators working on the case involving embezzlement of Covid-19 social assistance funds for ethical violations. The KPK has turned into a tool of the government.

  • Don't Let Jakarta Sink
    Opinion

    Don't Let Jakarta Sink

    Greenpeace predicts that Jakarta would be inundated in 10 years. The government must save the capital, not abandon it.

  • A Lifeboat for Lion
    Opinion

    A Lifeboat for Lion

    Rusdi Kirana established new airlines in the middle of restructuring his debts. The government must not bear the risk if the Lion Group goes bankrupt.

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