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Former governor of South Sumatra, Alex Noerdin, is implicated in the Sriwijaya Grand Mosque construction graft case. A record held by the project management shows that billions of rupiah were given to “Sumsel 1,” a code suspected to refer to the number one person in the province.
PLN is trying everything to stay out of the financial crisis. It is caught between ambitious government projects, electricity purchase arrangements, and the impact of the pandemic. This report on the dilemma of the electricity and coal businesses was done with the support of the Judith Neilson Institute.
Coal mining industry is not concerned with the government’s plan to shut down steam power plants. High demand and high prices for coal are the driving factors. This report on the dilemma of the electricity and coal businesses was done with the support of the Judith Neilson Institute.
The shortage of coal supplies to PLN electricity generators leads to export bans for 34 companies. Accusations fly as coal prices rise. This report on the dilemma of the electricity and coal businesses was done with the support of the Judith Neilson Institute.
In the midst of turmoil from the Covid-19 pandemic, cryptocurrencies are being recognized as commodity subjects. Futures exchanges are also preparing a physical market for digital gold. An interview with the Jakarta Futures Exchange Chief Executive Officer Stephanus Paulus Lumintang.
Herd Immunity Is No Longer Relevant
Epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia’s Public Heath Faculty Iwan Ariawan says that the Level 1-4 public activity restrictions (PPKM) have been proven effective in slowing down the speed of Covid-19 transmission. Iwan who follows weekly virtual meetings with Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin and Maritime Affairs and Investment Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan says that with increased testing and contact tracing ratios coupled with the second phase vaccination, the government hopes to rein in the pandemic in October or November.
Taliban offers amnesty to former government officials and those who worked for the United States government. They also promise press freedom and protection of women’s rights within the framework of Islamic law.
The resolution of the government to put the brakes on 2022’s budget deficit brings relief to the market.
Reducing Emissions Through Taxation
Government’s plan to apply a carbon tax next year triggers reactions. Academics and environmental activists say this is merely one way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
ENVIRONMENTAL activists from the Aer Republic community unfurled the red-and-white flag at the Cianggir Landfill (TPAS) in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Sunday, August 15. The action at the garbage landfill was carried out to commemorate the 76th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as a campaign for environmental awareness during the Covid-19 pandemic while fostering a sense of nationalism./Antara/Adeng Bustomi
Up In Smoke
SMOKE billowing from the burning passenger ship KM Bukit Sumber Poleang in the waters of Dusun Tanjung in Mapila village, Bombana Regency, Southeast Sulawesi, Monday, August 16. KM Bukit Sumber Poleang caught fire at around 12:15 pm local time while departing from the Sikeli Port on its way to the Kassipute Harbor. Thirty-four passengers and crew members were rescued by fishermen who happened to be in the vicinity. Until now the cause of the fire is still unknown./Antara/Humas SAR Kendari