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While several governors and regional heads sought permission to apply the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) to waylay further spread of the coronavirus, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has a different take.
Following the March 22 announcement of the death of six doctors, the Indonesian Medical Association’s executive board (BP IDI) began posting on its social media pages obituaries for doctors who succumbed to the Covid-19, complete with a black and white portrait of the deceased doctors next to their names and academic titles.
As the threats from the Covid-19 pandemic on the national economy looms, the government has modified this year’s state budget posture and details.
Rising number of Covid-19 patients reminds Mohammad Syahril of the time the pandemic began to unfold last January. He had just been appointed the chief executive officer of the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI) that time.
A string of disasters that come one after another hardly gives Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo a breather.
Ever since President Joko Widodo mentioned the need for decentralized coronavirus testing, Eijkman Molecular Biology Institute’s phone lines have not stopped ringing.
Mahatir Mohamad was to relinquish his position as Malaysia’s prime minister after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum scheduled to be held this November in Kuala Lumpur, paving the way for People’s Justice Party (PKR) President Anwar Ibrahim to fill the country’s top position.
Bank Indonesia (BI) is stepping up measures to mitigate the impact from the new coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak that has struck scores of nations across several continents.
Controversy surrounding the omnibus bill’s deliberations has not discouraged Finance Ministry’s Taxation Director-General, Suryo Utomo.
Barely two months after its establishment, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory board already received a complaint against the commission leadership for alleged ethic violation.
THE Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) has a plethora of cases to work on. For this year alone, it targets to crack 29 cases that came from the central and regional governments, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as well as regional government owned enterprises. “We prioritize the ones that cause massive losses to the state,” said BPK Chief Agung Firman Sampurna in the special interview with Tempo at this office last Thursday, January 23.
FAJAR Merah is back with story-telling at the Lokananta music studio in Solo, Central Java. But unlike in his previous album, he is no longer telling stories set to music from the poetry of his father, Wiji Thukul.
The Attorney-General Office (AGO) suddenly came under public spotlight following the graft case involving state life insurance company, Asuransi Jiwasraya. Right after the investigation was launched on December 2019, the AGO led by Sanitiar Burhanuddin moved fast by first coordinating with the Immigration directorate-general to impose travel ban on 13 people, including the former company board of directors, and later establishing and detaining five of them as suspects.
The trespassing of Chinese fishing and coast guard vessels in the Natuna waters off the Riau Islands in December 2019 reminds Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko of the history of Sriwijaya Kingdom centuries ago. As the kingdom was preoccupied with the war with the Ancient Mataram in Java, its control over the Malacca Strait fell into the hands of the Chinese.
FOR the third time, the Vatican has chosen an Indonesian archbishop to be Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. On October 5, last year, Jakarta Archbishop Monsignor Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo was installed by the head of the Holy See Pope Francis as one of the 13 new cardinals or ‘princes’ of the Church.
EARLY this December, together with more than a thousand earthquake and tsunami survivors, the National Disaster Mitigation (BNPB) chief Lt.
Right after he took over the position of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister from Rini Soemarno, Erick Thohir immediately buckled down to work.