Under her leadership amid the Covid-19 crisis, Pertamina managed to reduce its targets for oil production owing to lower demand and is cutting costs and capital spending.
2. Indonesia Corruption Watch Emphasizes Government Controversial Policies
Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) said that the efforts to fight corruption have been weakened during Jokowi-Ma’ruf’s first year in office. This was marked by six controversial policies done by the government.
ICW Researcher Kurnia Ramadhana said in a press statement on Thursday that one of the controversial policies under Jokowi’s leadership was when the government issued the pre-employment card program as part of the Covid-19 pandemic social safety net scheme, which is used to resolve unemployment due to the pandemic. The program is not urgent, Kurnia said.
He also touched on the issue of civil servants who hold multiple positions as commissioners in state-owned enterprises, conflict of interest among Jokowi’s millennial advisors and the increase of the premiums for the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) amid the pandemic.
ICW also pointed out the participation of Jokowi’s son and son-in-law, Gibran Rakabuming, and Bobby Nasution, in the upcoming regional elections. Another controversial policy by the government was to proceed with the regional elections amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which could worsen the spread of the coronavirus.