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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.
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.