Edition 27 September 2021

  • AEFI Death Unconfirmed
    Cover Story

    AEFI Death Unconfirmed

    There are tens of thousands of reports from the public on post-vaccine reactions, from dizziness, nausea, and even death. Despite failing to discover other possible causes, the government denied that these deaths are caused by the Covid-19 vaccine.

  • We Will Take Responsibility for AEFI Cases
    Cover Story

    We Will Take Responsibility for AEFI Cases

    What is the government’s plan to respond to adverse event following immunization (AEFI) experienced by some people after being vaccinated against Covid-19? Health Ministry Vaccination Program spokesperson, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, explains.

  • Post-Vaccination Bureaucracy
    Cover Story

    Post-Vaccination Bureaucracy

    Those who experience adverse events following immunization after receiving Covid-19 vaccination find it hard to claim for government compensation. The procedure is convoluted.

  • After all the Hoaxes
    Cover Story

    After all the Hoaxes

    Fake news about the Covid-19 vaccine and immunization adverse effects hampers the vaccination program. The handling of vaccine adverse event is considered not transparent.

  • It’s Difficult to Investigate AEFI Cases
    Cover Story

    It’s Difficult to Investigate AEFI Cases

    A number of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) cases have been reported during the Covid-19 pandemic. National Commission on AEFI Chairman Hinky Hindra Irawan Satari admitted to having trouble investigating vaccine injury cases due to the unavailability of data.

  • Dowries for Indosat Merger
    Economy

    Dowries for Indosat Merger

    Indosat Ooredoo and Hutchison 3 are merging in a bid to increase funding and frequency resources in the 5G era.

  • Squeezed in by Narrow Frequency
    Economy

    Squeezed in by Narrow Frequency

    The beginning of the 5G era is hampered by limited frequency spectrum and lack of digital ecosystem.

  • Rice Assistance Shenanigans
    Law

    Rice Assistance Shenanigans

    The KPK is looking into violations in the distribution of rice assistance at the ministry of social affairs. Some government officials purportedly interfered with the project.

  • Piecing the Puzzle of Young Suharto
    Books

    Piecing the Puzzle of Young Suharto

    David Jenkins, the Australian journalist who was once barred from entering Indonesia in the New Order era, has launched his newest book Young Soeharto, The Making of a Soldier, 1921–1945. The book zooms in on Suharto’s childhood and teenage years, and then explores his early career in the Dutch army and the Japanese police. It reveals many new facts.

  • Covid in Classrooms
    News Capsule

    Covid in Classrooms

    As many as 13,000 students are infected with Covid-19 after attending face-to-face learning at a number of schools.

  • Interview

    Interview

    Don’t Portray Papua as if It Is Under Threat

    Speculations surrounding security issues in Papua has not dampened the confidence of Yunus Wonda, Executive Chair of the Papua 20th National Sports Week (PON) Committee. He is optimistic that with the support of the Papuan people and the military and the police combined, the quadrennial sports festival will proceed smoothly and safely.

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  • Market Pulse

    Double Blows from the US and China

    Double Blows from the US and China

    Investors are potentially facing double problems soon, which come from the United States and China. Be ready.

  • Letters

    In Search of Justice in the Toll Road Project

    In Search of Justice in the Toll Road Project

    Letters about toll road project land conflicts and how to minimizing carbon emissions.

  • Environment

    The Fleeting Existence of the Rhinos

    There is only a very small population of Sumatran rhinoceros, consisting of less than 80 scattered across four locations in Sumatra and East Kalimantan. The government is enacting emergency action plan to save them from extinction.

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    Photo

    Smoky Haze

    TRAFFIC in Liang Anggang subdistrict, Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan, is shrouded in thick smog from land fires on Tuesday, September 21. Strong winds swiftly exacerbated the fire which engulfed dozens of hectares of land in the area. The Banjarbaru Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency together with Banjarmasin City fire volunteers are deployed to prevent the fire from reaching residential areas. Antara/Bayu Pratama S

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    Photo

    Field Fest

    DANCERS IN bright red and black costumes performing in the middle of the Banjar rice fields in Licin, Banyuwangi, East Java, Monday, September 20. The black madras rice fields have become a new tourist destination in Banyuwangi. Antara/Budi Candra Setya

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  • Transparency over Vaccine Side Effects
    Opinion

    Transparency over Vaccine Side Effects

    The government must be transparent regarding patients who fall sick or die after being vaccinated. Do not give ammunition to anti-vaccine groups.

  • Gabriella Meilani and the Never-Ending Violence in Papua
    Opinion

    Gabriella Meilani and the Never-Ending Violence in Papua

    A health care worker is killed in an attack in Papua. Political dialogue in that province must be started without delay.

  • Another Bad Smell of Corruption from Social Assistance Program
    Opinion

    Another Bad Smell of Corruption from Social Assistance Program

    It is believed that the budget for the distribution of rice from the social affairs ministry through a state-owned enterprise has been manipulated. There have been many irregularities since a partner company was appointed.

  • Momentum to Accelerate the 5G Era
    Opinion

    Momentum to Accelerate the 5G Era

    Two cellular phone operators, Indosat Ooredoo and Hutchison 3 Indonesia, are to merge shortly. This is an opportunity for the consolidation of the telecommunications sector.

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