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CNN Indonesia – July 22, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) has found indications of connections between political party members, public officials and businesspeople in the use of the drug Ivermectin to treat Covid-19.

Presidential Chief of Staff (KSP) Moeldoko and ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Ribka Tjiptaning Proletariyati were cited in ICW's findings. – July 21, 2021

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) under the leadership of Firli Bahuri has become an institution which is authoritarian and anti-criticism.

ICW researcher Kurnia Ramadhana said this after the KPK reported Greenpeace Indonesia to the South Jakarta district police (Polres) for laser painting the KPK's red and white building on June 28. – July 20, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia forestry campaign spokesperson Asep Komaruddin admits to feeling shocked after finding out that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has reported them to police.

On Monday July 19, KPK acting spokesperson Ali Fikri said that the anti-corruption agency had reported Greenpeace to the South Jakarta district police over a laser painting action at the KPK's red and white building on June 28. – July 19, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Indonesian United Trade Union Federation (FSBPI) General Chairperson Dian Septi Trisnanti says that the Emergency Enforcement of Restrictions on Public Activities (PPKM) are largely not being applied for workers in the textile, garment, footwear and leather manufacturing sectors.

According to Trisnanti, there are scores of TGSL factories in Jakarta, Tangerang, Subang, Sukabumi and Solo which are still fully operational.

Drunken Republic
Kompas – May 19, 2021

In what anti-corruption activists are calling the final stage on the road to killing off the once formidable Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the KPK leadership is in the process of purging the agency of some of its most experienced and committed investigators.

Kompas – May 16, 2021

Indonesia's once formidable Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has now been transformed into another impaired government agency after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's ruling coalition succeeded in installing a politically compromised leadership and pushing through widely unpopular revisions to the KPK Law to reign in its powers and strip it of its independence.

Kompas – April 7, 2021

The Health Ministry says it is working closely with police to crack down on the reported spread of fake medical masks in Indonesia. Local news outlets recently reported their discovery of fake medical grade-labeled face masks being openly sold online and at physical stores.

Yusufdagri – April 5, 2021

Questions are being asked about whether or not the rule of law applies equally to all Indonesian citizens after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was a special guest at a glitzy celebrity wedding at a time when large gatherings are banned under Covid-19 health protocols and similar events have been routinely broken up by police.

CNN Indonesia – July 16, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian Doctor's Association (IDI) Deputy Chairperson Slamet Budiarto says that the corona virus pandemic in Indonesia is not yet under control. – July 15, 2021

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – World Health Organisation Immunization Program Unit Head Ann Lindstrand has criticised the Gotong Royong paid vaccination program in Indonesia. – July 14, 2021

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Commission IX member Saleh Daulay has asked Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin to provide healthcare facilities in order to prepare for a worst case scenario during the Covid-19 pandemic. – July 5, 2021

Sania Mashabi, Jakarta – The initiator of the citizen data platform LaporCovid-19, Irma Hidayana, says that current the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia is because the government failed to implement effective prevention measures at the start of the pandemic. – July 2, 2021

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – Griffith University Epidemiologist Dicky Budiman has questioned a statement by Coordinating Minister for Investment and Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan who said that the government could not have predicted that there would be a surge in Covid-19 cases in June.

CNN Indonesia – June 28, 2021

Jakarta – Forty-four Student Executive Councils (BEM) from several different campuses along with a number of civil society organisations have slammed the University of Indonesia (UI) authorities for summoning UI BEM representatives over a Twitter posting criticising President Joko "Jokow