President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo issued three new regulations at once on Tuesday (March 31) as part of the Central Government’s effort to provide legal bases, operational steps, and financial resources for the mitigation of the coronavirus pandemic. One of them is the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 1/2020 that basically revised the State Budget (APBN) Law No. 20/2019 to reallocate a total of Rp405.1 trillion for mitigation. That said, a corruption case related to the procurement of medical equipment for the mitigation of avian influenza virus (H5N1) pandemic in Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY)’s presidency should serve as a good lesson for President Jokowi to make sure such a thing does not to happen again.

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