Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 01:53 WIB

The Tragedy of KRI Nanggala-402, Indonesia mourns sunken submarine crew

IO - Indonesia is in mourning. One of its submarines, the KRI Nanggala-402, sank in the waters off the coast of Bali. Along with it, the entire Navy crew and personnel onboard...

Government moves to reopen, schools amid COVID-19 risk: Are we ready?

IO - Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim, together with the Religious Affairs Minister, Home Minister, and Health Minister have issued guidelines for implementation of limited face-to-face learning (PTMT). The expedited process...

REVIVING TOURISM AMID COVID-19, what to do?

IO - The tourism sector has been of the worst-hit by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. According to Statistics Indonesia, the numbers of domestic and foreign tourists have plummeted since the country clamped...

Has corruption won?

The Sjamsul Nursalim’s case IO - The hitherto chaotic corruption eradication effort turned into an embarrassment when the 2020 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) published by Transparency International (TI)...

INDONESIA’S SKYROCKETING DEBT, Can we borrow our way out?

IO - Government debt revealed a dramatic rise even before the onslaught of Covid-19, with government debt skyrocketing, compared to that of past administrations. During the Sby administration, total government debt was...

COVID-19 Indonesia’s Nusantara Vaccine

IO - October 23, 2020 marked a historic day for Indonesia with the tripartite signing for the development and production of a new type of Covid-19 vaccine, through the use of Dendritic...

INDONESIA’S FLAWED DEMOCRACY, Can it be fixed?

IO - 2021 research by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) titled “Democracy Index 2020: In sickness and in health?” reveals an interesting score: Indonesia is placed in 64th place globally, and 11th...

INDONESIA INVESTMENT AUTHORITY, The country betting on its new SWF

IO - The Indonesian government’s efforts to break the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy in 2020 have crumbled, stricken by a recession. In the first half of 2020, the...

Covid-19 Economics: CASH-FOR-WORK PROGRAM

IO - The government has officially announced the nation’s economic performance of 2020. As projected, economic growth last year came in at -2.07 percent. One of the reasons why the economy was...

A WORLD ON HOLD. Mobility restrictions as the second wave of Covid-19 begins

IO - In March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, threatening public health from one country to another, spreading around the world. This global health crisis imposes restrictions on human mobility, thus...

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