KOMPAS.com – Private information of nearly 280 million Indonesian citizens was allegedly being put up for sale on a hacking forum Raid Forums.
Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has proposed an economic growth rate of 5.2 to 5.8 percent in the 2022 draft state budget (RAPBN).
Meanwhile, President Joko Widodo reiterated that the Covid-19 pandemic still exists, calling for the regional leaders to work closely in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.
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279 Million Indonesians’ Citizenship Data Allegedly Leaked Online
Private information of 279 million Indonesian citizens was allegedly being put up for sale on a hacking forum Raid Forums.
The public can easily access the site as it is not categorized as a deep web. Hundreds of data are being sold by its member known as Kotz.
Kotz said the data includes citizenship identification numbers, mobile phone numbers, e-mail addresses, physical addresses, and salary. It also reveals the private information of citizens who have died. Photos of about 20 million citizens can also be found. The seller also includes three links to the data which can be downloaded for free.
However, on the hacker website, the seller did not include the price. Social media users also discussed the release of the citizenship data such as the @Br_AM Twitter handle who revealed that the private data is being sold for 0.15 bitcoins or about 84.4 million rupiahs ($5,800).
Indonesia Sets Economic Growth at 5.2-5.8 Percent for Next Year
Indonesia has set an economic growth rate of 5.2 to 5.8 percent in the 2022 draft state budget (RAPBN), the country’s finance minister said on Thursday, May 20.
“The government proposes a range of macroeconomic indicators for drafting the 2022 budget proposal with an economic growth at between 5.2 and 5.8 percent,” Sri Mulyani Indrawati said in an online meeting on the draft state budget.
The minister also proposed that the 2022 inflation rate would be between 2.0 and 4.0 percent, while the government debt papers (SUN) interest rate of a 10-year tenor was expected to stand at between 6.32 – 7.27 percent. The rupiah would be 13,900 to 15,000 per US dollar.
She proposed that the price of the Indonesian Crude Price (ICP) would be between $55 and $65 per barrel, with oil lifting between 686,000 and 726,000 barrels per day (bpd) and natural gas extraction of 1.03 to 1.10 million barrel per day next year.
The minister said the assumptions could be achieved if the Covid-19 pandemic would still be manageable, the role of financial intermediaries could be restored and supported by the Bank Indonesia monetary policy.
President Jokowi Reiterates Covid-19 Is Not Over Yet
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo reiterated that the Covid-19 pandemic still exists, urging the regional leaders to take collaborative efforts in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.
Speaking to members of the Regional Leadership Communication Forum (Forkopimda) of Riau Province, the President, who is popularly known as Jokowi, said that the handling of Covid-19 must be continued as people need to remain vigilant against the spread of coronavirus.
"I'd like to emphasize that the Covid-19 is not over yet. The management of tackling the Covid-19 lies with the governors and the staff along with the regional commanders and police chiefs and their staff, regents, mayors, and other relevant officials,” said Jokowi in a broadcast message via the Presidential Secretariat's official YouTube channel on Thursday, May 20.
Jokowi instructed all relevant parties to coordinate with each other during meetings and in the implementation of the programs to overcome the Covid-19 challenges. The experiences of tackling the Covid-19 at the national level can be used as an example at the regional level.
He has observed some positive outcomes in the country's efforts to tackle the Covid-19 challenges from the national level to the province, district, and city level.
Jokowi gave an example, in February this year, Indonesia recorded 176,000 active cases of Covid-19 throughout the country. Meanwhile, the current active Covid-19 cases nationally are down to 87,000.
“The decline reaches 50.5 percent. Thanks for all your hard work. The key is in the implementation of the micro-scale public activity restrictions (PPKM),” said Jokowi, referring to the program to flatten the curve of infections from the Covid-19.
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