President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expanded the authority and the organization of the National Research & Innovation Body (BRIN) with the signing of the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 33/2o21. The Perpress also officiated the appointment of the Chairperson of the ruling party PDIP Megawati Soekarnoputri, in her capacity as the chairman of the State Agency for Pancasila Education’s (BPIP) advisory council, as the supervisor of BRIN. It has attracted a wave of criticisms.

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