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  • Tired of Ever-Changing Terminology
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    Tired of Ever-Changing Terminology

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

  • A Lifeboat for Lion

    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.

  • Don't Let Jakarta Sink

    Don't Let Jakarta Sink

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

  • Myth of Good People

    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.

  • 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.

  • Regional Budget May Be Diverted
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    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.

  • Falsified Covid-19 Data
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    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.

  • Maladministration of Civic Knowledge Test
  • Alarm Bells from Jakarta’s Shores

    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.

  • We Are Fighting Everyday

    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.


  • Targeting Two-Sided Growth

    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

    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.

  • Maiden Flight for New Low-Cost Carrier

    Maiden Flight for New Low-Cost Carrier

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

  • The Red Lion's New Blood

    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.

  • Firli’s Verdict was not for the Helicopter Ride

    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.

  • Couch Potato

    Couch Potato

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Block


    In Bergman’s film, The Seventh Seal, Block does not seem worried that it will all be pointless. He is returning from war, he has travelled through plague territory. He has seen how easily lives are lost. The thin knight with the tense expression is anxious not because of Death, but because God is silent. He has found no basis to his faith. Faith is a torment.

  • A Debt Cushion is Not Forever
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    A Debt Cushion is Not Forever

    Yopie Hidayat (Contributor)

  • 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.

  • Telkom’s Questionable Transaction

    Telkom’s Questionable Transaction

    Telkom is facing the threat of losing its Rp1.3 trillion investment in Tiphone Mobile. There were indications of bribery during the 2014 share buying process.

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