In a uniquely heavy-handed move, the Indonesian government is threatening to punish citizens who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as the massive island nation, one of the world’s most populous, pushes one of the most aggressive vaccination campaigns in the world.
According to Reuters, Indonesia’s capital Jakarta is threatening residents with fines of up to 5 million rupiah – about $360 – for anyone refusing a jab, an unusually stiff penalty aimed at guaranteeing compliance with new regulations calling for compulsory vaccinations. In addition to the fines, the government is threatening to withhold social aid.
Deputy Jakarta governor Ahmad Riza Patria said city authorities were merely following rules and such sanctions were a last resort in Jakarta, which accounts for about a quarter of the archipelago nation’s more than 1.2 million coronavirus infections.
“If you reject it, there are two things, social aid will not be given, (and a) fine,” Riza told reporters.
For those who haven’t been following it, Indonesia is fighting one of Asia’s largest and most stubborn COVID outbreaks. The country aims to inoculate 181.5MM of its 270MM population within 15 months under a vaccination program that started last month.
New cases have actually inched higher in Indonesia over the past week, while most of the world has seen a continued decline.
Some 34K Indonesians have also died of the virus, and deaths have also ticked higher lately.
Indonesia announced a presidential order earlier this month stipulating anyone who refuses vaccines could be denied social assistance or government services or made to pay a fine. The penalty would be determined by regional health agencies or by local governments.
In a December survey, pollster Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting found that only 37% of 1.2K respondents were willing to be vaccinated, 40% were undecided and 17% would refuse across Indonesia. Though we imagine these new requirements might change that.
Pat, I think you previously emailed me with an invitation to comment here or on some kind of forum. With all these draconian initiatives being introduced, there’s much to comment on, and I enjoy your articles, am subscribed to your channel, although the topics I write about stray way far away from what’s on this site. I’m a “Source Player” and am writing a journal, which I’m turning into a book, maybe you’d like to see a manuscript. I can send it to you after I finish a section I’m currently working on. I would need an email address so… Read more »
Correction: Dr. Dolores
Dolores Cahill – DoloresCahill Cahill
I had my 6mo. visit with my Dr. she ask me to have the covid vaccine, I refuse, I then asked her what she knew about the vaccine. She did not answer me, she just said, that means you say ‘No.’ I was very disappointed, she is definitely a liberal, and a danger to her patients.
If your numbers are correct, 34,000 deaths in a country with a population of 270,000,000
the death rate is 0.0001259%
Miniscule, irrelevant and a draconian edict suggesting to fine the population and withhold social assistance, if they don’t agree to the jab
Dear Sir, Have you been in communication with Dr. Doris Cahill and/or her associates? I am confident she/they would be positively receptive to your ideas and mission. Respectfully, D.R.
Refusing vaccination could become a “crime against public health” in Galicia as well, fines up to 600,000 € (yes, six hundred thousand euros).
I hope there isn’t a shortage of rope during Nuremberg 2.0.
read Jon Rapapports articles about the ineffectiveness of the test. Portugal’s appeals court made a ruling after extensive investigations saying that the PCR test is almost totally useless, but yet is being used as a ‘diagnostic tool’ which it was never intended to be. Of course the MSM has completely ignored Portugal’s landmark decision
Without divine intervention. The way I see it. The covid19 narrative has created a losing situation for everyone excluding globalists, technocrats and eugenicists. You lose whether you contract covid19 or not. You lose whether you get vaccinated or not. And I have to question how will vaccine refusers be able to pay fines and fees if they are denied opportunities to make a living? Are we to risk asset forfeiture because we reject medical interventions that are not based on improving human health to begin with? Are we to be incarcerated in debt prisons as a penalty for rejecting fake… Read more »