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  • We Are Always Critical of the Government
    Interview

    We Are Always Critical of the Government

    Chair of the IndonesiaN Bishops Conference and Archbishop of Jakarta, Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo

  • Agus Widjojo, Governor, National Resilience Institute: We Are Too Dependent  on TNI
    Interview

    Agus Widjojo, Governor, National Resilience Institute: We Are Too Dependent on TNI

    The army’s role in the recent sweeping operation to bring down the banners bearing Islam Defenders’ Front leader Muhammad Rizieq Shihab around Jakarta unsettled Agus Widjojo, governor of National Defense Institute (Lemhannas).

  • Voicing Out Against Harassment
    Scene & Heard

    Voicing Out Against Harassment

    Actress Marissa Anita and singer Mian Tiara, survivors of sexual harassment, decided to speak out. They are campaigning to banish violence against women. Dr. Sophia Hage and Ernest Prakasa are also doing their part.

  • Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning/Head of the National Development Planning Agency:  We Pay Attention to Green Economy
    Interview

    Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning/Head of the National Development Planning Agency: We Pay Attention to Green Economy

    National economy crippled by the Covid-19 has left very little room for the government to maneuver as the country slowly sank into recession. Like in many other countries, the hegovernment will focus the next year’s development agenda on the economic recovery.

  • The Ambassadors’ fond Memories
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    The Ambassadors’ fond Memories

    Indonesian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Desra Percaya once worked as a janitor while studying in England. While Wahid Supriyadi wrote about his unique experiences while on assignment in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia.

  • We Will Probably Have to Live with the Coronavirus
    Interview

    We Will Probably Have to Live with the Coronavirus

    David Handojo Muljono, Senior Researcher, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology

  • There Is Vacuum in Muslim Leadership
    Interview

    There Is Vacuum in Muslim Leadership

    Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, Former Vice President:

  • Taruna Ikrar, Chairman, Medical Council:  No Need to be Afraid of Foreign Doctors
    Interview

    Taruna Ikrar, Chairman, Medical Council: No Need to be Afraid of Foreign Doctors

    It is only a matter of time for foreign doctors to start work in Indonesia. According to Chairman of the Medical Council of the Indonesian Medical Council (KKI), Taruna Ikrar, sooner or later, Indonesian doctors across the archipelago must prepare themselves for tough competition.

  • Gustaf Rudolf Kawer, Chairman, Papuan Human Rights Lawyers’ Association:   Jokowi’s Approach to Papua Not Humanistic
    Interview

    Gustaf Rudolf Kawer, Chairman, Papuan Human Rights Lawyers’ Association:   Jokowi’s Approach to Papua Not Humanistic

    The shooting of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani in Kampung Hitadipa in Intan Jaya Regency, Papua, on September 19 conjured up memories of similar incidents in Gustaf Rudolf Kawer’s mind.

  • There Will be Bigger Risks if the Elections Are Delayed
    Interview

    There Will be Bigger Risks if the Elections Are Delayed

    Arief Budiman, Chairman, General Elections Commission

  • Workers are Increasingly Vulnerable to Exploitation
    Interview

    Workers are Increasingly Vulnerable to Exploitation

    Sharan Burrow, Secretary-General of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC):

  • Drug Permits Can be Revoked
    Interview

    Drug Permits Can be Revoked

    Penny Kusumastuti Lukito, Chair of Food and Drug Monitoring Agency:

  • Pandemic Management Must be Closely Monitored
    Interview

    Pandemic Management Must be Closely Monitored

    Tjandra Yoga Aditama, Professor of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia: 

  • Contact Tracing is Still Inadequate
    Interview

    Contact Tracing is Still Inadequate

    Wiku Adisasmito, Expert Team Coordinator and Spokesperson for Covid-19 Response Task Force:

  • There has been Increase in Domestic Violence during the Pandemic
    Interview

    There has been Increase in Domestic Violence during the Pandemic

    Andy Yentriyani, Chair of National Commission on Violence against Women:

  • Dian Ediana Rae, chairman of Financial Transaction Reports  and Analysis Center: Our Financial System Is Not Immune from Illicit Money
    Interview

    Dian Ediana Rae, chairman of Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center: Our Financial System Is Not Immune from Illicit Money

    Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) has detected suspicious fund flows from several overseas companies to Indonesia involving several local banks.

  • Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Foreign Minister: Rivalry Is Getting Fiercer During the Pandemic
    Interview

    Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Foreign Minister: Rivalry Is Getting Fiercer During the Pandemic

    A Mid her desperate hunt for Covid-19 vaccines, Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi managed to successfully led Indonesia’s presidency over United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in August.

  • Email Salim, Economist and Environmentalist: Covid-19 Has Triggered Culture Shock
  • They Don’t Want to Listen to Me
    Interview

    They Don’t Want to Listen to Me

    Pandu Riono, Epidemiologist, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia:

  • Unifah Rosyidi, Chair of the Executive Board, Indonesian Teachers Association: Government Should Not Pit Teachers Against Parents
    Interview

    Unifah Rosyidi, Chair of the Executive Board, Indonesian Teachers Association: Government Should Not Pit Teachers Against Parents

    Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim’s decision to implement distance learning system during the Covid-19 pandemic has opened a Pandora’s box of problems. Countless teachers particularly those in the regions have found themselves overwhelmed.

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