Edition 06 September 2021

  • After the Criminal Court Failed
    Cover Story

    After the Criminal Court Failed

    The Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance task force is accelerating efforts to collect obligors’ debts. They must face problematic assets and tycoons.

  • Pursuing Timor All the Way to Tommy
    Cover Story

    Pursuing Timor All the Way to Tommy

    The Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance task force implicates Hutomo Mandala Putra in the BLBI case. The resolution still awaits a proposal from the owner of bad debts for the national car program.

  • Cooperative or Not, We Will Collect
    Cover Story

    Cooperative or Not, We Will Collect

    The BLBI task force has a strategy for collecting debts from major obligors. A criminal investigation is still not out of the question if there is indication of money laundering.

  • Finding a Vaccine Needle in a Haystack
    National

    Finding a Vaccine Needle in a Haystack

    Controversies over Covid-19 vaccination continue to occur. While some health care workers are having difficulty getting vaccine booster shots, some government officials already received their third shot.

  • A Third Shot in the Dark
    National

    A Third Shot in the Dark

    Taking advantage of the lack of regulations on the third Covid-19 vaccination, regional heads receive booster shots. They claim their duties are as demanding as health workers.

  • Invitation from the Night Before
    National

    Invitation from the Night Before

    The National Mandate Party (PAN) is approaching President Joko Widodo’s supporters. The Palace reportedly asked Zulkifli Hasan several times to give them the names of candidates for ministerial posts.

  • A Comfortable Debt Trap for Banks
    Market Pulse

    A Comfortable Debt Trap for Banks

    So even as the economy falls into ruin because of the pandemic, banks are still raking in profits. Meanwhile, the government is straining under its weight.

  • The End of Probolinggo’s Corrupt Couple
    Law

    The End of Probolinggo’s Corrupt Couple

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators arrested Probolinggo Regent Puput Tantriana Sari and her husband Hasan Aminuddin, for their alleged involvement in trading administrative appointments. The KPK has been following this possible corruption case for two years, but was unsuccessful to make arrests until now as sting operation plans were frequently leaked.

  • Celebrities Becoming the Face of Football
    Sports

    Celebrities Becoming the Face of Football

    Kaesang Pangarep, Raffi Ahmad, Atta Halilintar, and other celebrities bought League 2 soccer clubs. Not because it promises financial gains, but rather to change the face of soccer politics.

  • The Impact of Carbon Footprint
    Letters

    The Impact of Carbon Footprint

    Indonesia’s carbon footprint market and tips to safely play games during the pandemic.

  • Interview

    Interview

    Optimism Can Boost the Immune System

    President Joko Widodo appointed Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto to oversee the enforcement of multi-level public activity restrictions or PPKM outside Java and Bali following the surge in Covid-19 cases caused by the Delta variant. Amid the challenging job of managing the pandemic, Golkar Party’s Chair still manages to go on political canvassing trips to several regions.

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  • Cartoon

    Serve And Protect

    Serve And Protect

    Cartoon: Toni Malakian

  • Opinion

    Settling Old Scores

    Settling Old Scores

    Jokowi's administration is once again pursuing the debtors who received Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) totaling Rp110.4 trillion. There must be no seeking of political benefit.

  • Opinion

    Booster Vaccines for the Wrong People

    Booster Vaccines for the Wrong People

    A number of officials have been given a third Covid-19 vaccine. This is a result of the inability of the health ministry to sort out the vaccine disarray.

  • Outreach

    Sunda Hejo’s Green Dream

    Sunda Hejo was started by a group of people concerned about their environment in Garut, West Java. Now it runs a coffee cooperative that breaks through international markets.

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    Photo

    After The Raging Floods

    RESIDENTS walk along piles of woods and tree trunks carried away during a flash flood in Rogo village, Sigi, Central Sulawesi, Monday, August 30. The flash flood which occurred on the night before due to heavy rains broke the river embankment, swept away and buried dozens of houses. Antara/Basri Marzuki

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    Photo

    Bright Prospect

    A FARMER inspects a light bulb at a dragon fruit plantation in Purwoharjo, Banyuwangi, East Java, Sunday, August 29. State electricity company PLN’s Electrifying Agriculture program provides artificial lighting for dragon fruit plants. It helps farmers increase fruit productivity because plants undergo a 24-hour photosynthesis process which helps them bear more fruit, despite the season. Antara/Budi Candra Setya

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  • Stopping Political Dynasties
    Opinion

    Stopping Political Dynasties

    Probolinggo Regent Puput Tantriana Sari is detained by the Corruption Education Commission for taking bribes. This is a drawback of political dynasties.

  • Protecting Forest with the People
    Opinion

    Protecting Forest with the People

    The Sunda Hejo Farming Association turns deforested land into a coffee plantation. This is a model for social forestry.

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