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Hussein Abri Dongoran
Hussein Abri Dongoran covers political and security issues for Tempo since 2014 when he first joined.
The Pasundan University graduate's most familiar news pieces are his in-depth Majalah Tempo report on Iraq and Syrian ISIS refugee camps in 2019.
The Palace appears to be mobilizing influencers and ‘buzzers’—this era’s social media propagandists—to further its agendas. They actively posted during the KPK Law revision and more recently about a potential cabinet reshuffle. They may have received payment for their work on social media.
The military is lobbying for support of a draft of a presidential regulation on military involvement in overcoming terrorism. Some circles are opposed this idea, seeing it as overstepping the military’s authority. The government is evaluating the draft.
Controversy surrounding the procurement of drugs emerged after the health ministry made changes to the tender system. Drugs that are key to saving lives, such as HIV antiretrovirals, have become scarce in several regions. The change in the tender mechanism has delayed the procurement of essential drugs.