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PRESIDENT Joko Widodo appointed Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and National Disaster Mitigaton Agency Chief Doni Monardo to supervise coronavirus mitigation efforts in nine provinces. Luhut said these provinces see the highest transmission rates in the country.
Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman
Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) has detected suspicious fund flows from several overseas companies to Indonesia involving several local banks.
Yopie Hidayat (Contributor)
Various large and small industries have been polluting Bengawan Solo River with liquid waste that goes beyond quality standard limits.
Lab results show that waste level for a number of factories around the Bengawan Solo River have exceeded quality standards.
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.
Land and forest fires ravaged Indonesia again in 2019. Tempo, Mongabay, Betahita, Malaysiakini, and the non-governmental organization Auriga Nusantara team up to investigate wildfires in dozens of forest and oil palm concessions. Satellite imagery and field checking on three concession sites of three firms strengthen the suspicion that companies were involved in the disaster that caused Rp75 trillion in losses to Indonesia. Poor law enforcement and lax regulations may trigger similar disasters in the future. This report was made possible through our collaboration with the Pulitzer Center through the Rainforest Journalism Fund program.