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Tackling Floods Together

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Jakarta and its neighboring regions were hit by severe flooding on Tuesday after heavy rain from Monday night. More than 200 community units (RW) in Jakarta alone were inundated.

Residents Tired of Recurring Floods

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At least eight areas in Jakarta and neighboring regions have been hit by flooding since New Year’s Day 2020 due to extreme rainfall and poor drainage.

Rp10.3 Trillion Readied as Buffer Against Impacts of Covid-19

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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has issued a fiscal policy package of incentives worth Rp 10.3 trillion (US$757.35 million) to cope with the economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.

Food Self-Sufficiency in Border Areas

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An earth path with mud holes divides the plantations owned by residents. Banana trees, corn, shallot and various secondary crops are grown on the plantations.

A Look at the Job Creation Bill

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A draft of the Omnibus Law will become a legal umbrella with a sapu jagat (one-size-fits-all) approach to boost Indonesia's economic growth.

Dedication of Bekantan’s Friend

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Even though the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is endangered, does not get nearly the public attention that the orangutan gets. This has prompted Amalia Rezeki, 32, help save the almost forgotten proboscis monkey.

Mass Death of Farm Animals still Occurs

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Thousands of pigs in farms in North Sumatra have died from African swine fever in the past six months, followed by similar cases in Bali and East Nusa Tenggara. The government has yet to come up with solutions.

Testing the Appeal of Political Parties

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The 2020 regional elections will serve as a barometer of the appeal of political parties and their ability to attract voters. Moreover, political parties are no longer fully enticing regional head candidates.

188 Indonesian Citizens to be Quarantined

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As many as 188 Indonesian nationals who work aboard the World Dream cruise ship are to be evacuated immediately and transported to Sebaru Kecil Island in Thousand Islands regency for observation.

Ex-East Timor Refugees: Access to Land Should Be Priority

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An affirmative policy in the form of providing land and livable homes with adequate infrastructure is one way to help former refugees from East Timor.

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