BLBI ‘Discount’ Injures Public Justice

JAKARTA – Director of the Center of Economic and Law Studies (CELIOS) Bhima Yudhistira assessed that giving discounts or lower BLBI debt payments hurt public justice. He assessed that the money used by the government in BLBI is public money collected in the form of taxes. According to him, the …

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Pfizer Ensures Vaccines Are Safe for Children 5-11 Years Old

Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday (20/9) that their two-dose, low-dose COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for administration to children ages 5 to 11. The company from the United States (US) and its German partner, BioNTech, said that the results from trials showed the vaccine was well tolerated and …

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Afghanistan in the Spotlight of the UN General Assembly

The crisis in Afghanistan is one of the issues discussed at the UN General Assembly this year, especially the fate of civilians who need humanitarian assistance, as well as the enforcement of human rights in the future. When it was last controlled by the Taliban from 1996 to 2001, the …

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Melbourne Demonstrators Protest Against Coronavirus Restrictions

Hundreds of people demonstrated Tuesday (21/9), Australia’s second-largest city, against coronavirus-related restrictions imposed by the government on the construction industry. Officials announced construction sites in Melbourne would be closed for two weeks amid concerns that the movement of workers was contributing to the spread of COVID-19. Construction workers are also …

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Who will replace Merkel?

Angela Merkel is still popular, but her party is struggling. For the first time since World War Two, polls show Christian Democrats are in the bottom 20 percent. And if the other parties can work together to form a coalition, they can force Merkel’s party to step down from power. …

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Circulation of Fake Vaccine Cards Increases in US Black Market

With more and more businesses, universities, and federal and local governments demanding proof of COVID-19 vaccination, the black market in the United States is now flooded with fake vaccine cards. American Customs officials in Cincinnati, Ohio, intercepted five shipments containing 1,683 fake COVID-19 vaccination cards and 2,034 Pfizer inoculated fake …

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Afghanistan’s Healthcare System Nearly Collapses

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Wednesday that Afghanistan’s health care system is on the verge of collapse and the country is facing a humanitarian catastrophe without urgent action from the international community. Earlier this week, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO regional director for the eastern Mediterranean, Ahmed …

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