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June 5, 2021, 10.24 AM

Of the 90 people who set out on the voyage, eight were found dead by Indian Coast Guards who had tracked and later repaired the vessel in February.

More than 1 million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are living in teeming camps in Bangladesh. Human traffickers often lure Rohingya refugees, persuading them to travel on rickety vessels to Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia.


Jakarta’s Deputy Governor Takes Cautious Approach to Face-to-Face Classes

Deputy Jakarta Governor Ahmad Riza Patria has announced that the Jakarta Provincial Administration will take a wait and see approach to face-to-face classes.

The Gerindra party politician maintained his stance on Friday, despite Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Development Nadiem Makarim’s assertion that they are safe to hold.

‘’The Jakarta Provincial Administration we will assess the facts and data on Covid-19 cases [in the capital] before we reopen schools,” Riza said.

“While we appreciate Nadiem’s request [to reopen schools, the existence of Covid-19 cases [in Jakarta] should be taken into consideration.”

Riza pointed out that Covid-19 cases in the capital is starting to increase. “The surge in cases can be traced to the numbers of people who are starting to stream back to Jakarta from the Eid al-Fitr or Idul Fitri holidays,” he added.


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