KPK commissioner Alexander Marwata said the Manpower Ministry and the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) had created a list of 1.7 million workers who were laid off during the outbreak. The commission further found that only around 143,000 of them were accepted in the preemployment card program.Read also: Preemployment card may not help people return to work despite ‘new normal’: ExpertsKPK’s deputy for corruption prevention, Pahala Nainggolan, said some of the targeted individuals were senior citizens who were not proficient in using the internet. Meanwhile, registration could only be done online.The commission suggested that authorities contact laid-off workers listed by the Manpower Ministry and the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan by telephone first, as they were the main target of the program.Alexander also questioned the Rp 30.8 billion allocated for facial recognition technology to verify participants’ identities. He recommended that the government verify identities by cross-checking participants’ citizen identification numbers with the Home Ministry’s Population and Civil Registration rather than procure new technologies for such matters.Potential loopholesAlexander highlighted loopholes in the program as it had no control mechanism to check whether participants had really attended and finished courses.“Training institutions have already issued certificates for participants, even they may not have finished all their course packages yet,” Alexander said.Participants will also receive monthly cash assistance of Rp 600,000, regardless of whether they participated in any courses at all, potentially wasting Rp 1 million allocated for the courses.The KPK urged the government to establish a control mechanism to guarantee that participants took and finished their courses, such as by implementing interactive learning methods.Read also: Roughly 110,000 complete preemployment card courses, entitling them to cash assistancePoor courses curationThe antigraft body found after studying the list with the Indonesian Training Institute Association and the Manpower Ministry that only around 250 of 1,895 offered courses fulfilled the standards for online training.Pahala said some courses taught basic skills that did not require a class at all or necessitate face-to-face training sessions.In the study, the KPK also found that 89 percent of 327 random-picked courses were already offered free courses on other learning platforms such as prakerja.org, which was established to challenge the preemployment card program.Alexander urged the government to take out courses from the program that are being offered for free on other platforms, as well as invite more competent parties to help curate the course.Conflict of interestThe program could also present a conflict of interest, as the antigraft body found that online education platforms distributing the courses were also the ones producing the classes.For example, online education platform Pintaria offered 199 courses for preemployment card holders, 69 of which were produced by HarukaEdu, the company that owns the platform.Similarly, 117 of 277 courses offered in Ruangguru platform are also made by its subsidiary Skill Academy.“We found at least 250 problematic courses with a potential conflict of interest,” Pahala said. “It shouldn’t be like this because it weakens the curation.”Read also: ‘Preemployment card ineffective, gimmicky’, CEO participant claimsMoreover, the government picked the eight partnering companies without a proper mechanism for procuring goods and services..The KPK urged the government to remove the 250 courses that potentially have a conflict of interest. The government should also ask the legal opinion of the Attorney General’s Office regarding the procurement mechanism.Alexander said the antigraft body had handed over its recommendations to the Office of Coordinating Economic Minister and other related ministries in late-May. The KPK noted that the government had made some improvements on the program based on its suggestions, including postponing the fourth batch of new registrations.The Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister also said it would provide more offline courses after the outbreak had subsided, Pahala went on to say.Topics : Each recipient can also receive Rp 1 million to pay for various up-skilling courses, ranging from marketing to fishing.Though the KPK approved of the redesign, it also found some issues related to its management and courses offered.Missing targetSince the first batch of online registrations in April, around 680,000 individuals have been accepted to the preemployment card program as of May, out of a total of 9.4 million applicants. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has found in a recent study several irregularities with the management and digital courses offered by the government’s preemployment card program.The program was initially designed as a training program to equip the unemployed and fresh graduates with new skills that would help them enter the job market. However, it was later repurposed as a combination of cash aid and training subsidy following massive layoffs across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration allocated Rp 20 trillion (US$1.4 million) to be disbursed for 5.6 million participants who will receive Rp 600,000 monthly for four months and Rp 150,000 after filling out the program’s survey.
The 24-year-old, who signed from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018, has scored four Premier League goals and won admirers for his direct style of play in attack. With clubs reluctant to spend big in January, Wolves are wary of interest in one of their prized assets this summer, as the top European clubs move for attacking players with bags of potential. As reported by The Telegraph, Leroy Sane, Kingsley Coman and Hwang Hee-chan are other players who are in the shop window and are all three are being linked with big-money moves. Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is another player who could leave his current club, as well as Brentford forward Said Benrahma. Traore has been a breakthrough star this season, with his electric pace coupled this campaign with an end product as he aids Wolves’ charge towards the top four in the Premier League.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian He has been in England for over five years since joining Aston Villa in 2015, but the Wolves winger now seems to be fulfilling his potential. Sane, meanwhile, has been out of action with an anterior cruciate injury since the Community Shield in August. Despite his long-term absence, he is due to return to action within the next month but continues to be linked with a move away from the Etihad, with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich known admirers. The other Premier League player who may choose this summer to leave is Palace’s Zaha, who previously had an difficult spell at Manchester United. Read Also:Real Madrid, Man City target Adama Traore The 27-year-old continues to be linked with a move away from Selhurst Park, with fellow Londoners Chelsea holding an interest in the player. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Wolves are braced for suitors chasing winger Adama Traore after the Ivorian’s explosive run of form in the Premier League. Loading…
It will now go ahead in Ardfinnan with a 12.30 throw-in.Also in Post Primary Schools action today are Colaiste Mhuire Thurles who face Beara Community School in Inniscarra in 18.5 D Football – throw-in again is at 12.30.
GLENDALE, Ariz. >> Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson said he doesn’t get star-struck often. Wednesday, however, he was talking about pitching with Greg Maddux.“It wasn’t reinventing the wheel, anything over the top,” Anderson said. “He was down to earth. He made you feel you could do the things he could.”Call it a successful first day in camp for Maddux, the Hall of Fame pitcher who recently joined the Dodgers as a special assistant. He was in uniform while Anderson and others threw a routine bullpen session Wednesday at Camelback Ranch.To hear Maddux tell it, maybe the main reason he’s here is that he has nothing better to do. The Dodgers added to their crowded bullpen competition with a familiar face: Jamey Wright. The 41-year-old right-hander, who didn’t pitch last season, signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. He’ll wear number 96.Wright said he didn’t throw at all from the time the Texas Rangers cut him on the final day of spring training last year until he played catch with Kershaw in the Dallas area last winter.“The first time I threw, I felt amazing and that’s not normally the case,” Wright said. Kershaw recalled that “the ball kept coming out great. It was definitely good enough for him to give it a shot.”After throwing for major league scouts a couple weeks ago, Wright said he talked to “a few teams” about returning. He never officially retired. “We’ve been in contact with Andrew (Friedman, the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations) and here I am,” he said. “This is where I wanted to be.” Wright said he spent last year being a father to his children, driving carpools and attending volleyball games. He spent the 2014 season in the Dodgers’ bullpen, going 5-4 with a 4.35 ERA in 61 appearances.In 19 major league seasons, Wright is 97-130 with a 4.81 ERA.AlsoManager Dave Roberts said that Justin Turner will work exclusively as a third baseman in camp, and won’t move around the infield once he’s fully recovered from offseason knee surgery. Turner has seen time at every infield position each of the last four years. … The Dodgers’ first full-squad workout is Thursday. Roberts said that Turner will be a full participant, “but might be tempered a little bit.” … All 40-man roster players have reported to camp with the exception of pitcher Yaisel Sierra. The Cuban defector, who officially signed a six-year, $30 million contract over the weekend, is believed to be in the country but still awaiting paperwork before he can legally begin work. … Brandon McCarthy threw off a mound for the “seventh or eighth” time by his own estimate, and the first time with the catcher in a crouch. “Spring is just a big series of bullpens right now,” he said. “I wasn’t doing anything and I’d planned maybe to watch my kid do a little college ball,” said Maddux, whose son Chase is a freshman at UNLV. “He was gonna redshirt so I figured, OK, this’ll be a good opportunity to hook up with another team and kind of see how it goes.”Maddux said his focus is on getting to know the Dodgers’ pitchers and to offer help where he can. He’s planning to stick around the major league team “a little bit” during the regular season, but will focus his effort on spring training and stay here until camp breaks.In August 2008, the Dodgers got Maddux in a trade with the San Diego Padres for what proved to be the final months of his 23-year career. During this brief time, at age 42, Maddux was teammates with a 20-year-old rookie named Clayton Kershaw.“You never think anybody’s going to be that good,” Maddux said. “You knew he was good and he was going to pitch a long time. He’s been able to turn into a winner. A lot of guys have the stuff or the makeup, but not everybody’s a winner. He’s been able to win, stay healthy, and win a lot.”Wright returns Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error