Daughter of former immigration director general questioned in Djoko Tjandra case

first_imgThe Attorney General’s Office (AGO) questioned Grace Veronica Sompie, the daughter of the Law and Human Right Ministry’s former immigration director general, Ronny Sompie, on Tuesday regarding the Djoko Tjandra graft case.AGO spokesperson Hari Setiyono announced that Grace had been questioned in a written statement. She was one of five witnesses questioned by the AGO on Tuesday.The AGO also questioned Usin, head of the Immigration Inspection Office (TPI) under the Immigration Directorate General, and Danang Sukmawan, head of management and reporting at the Directorate of Immigration Information Systems and Technology. The two other witnesses questioned by the AGO were PT Indo Mobil Trada Nasional director Darwin Yohanes Siregar and Essence Darmawangsa Apartment manager Djoko Triyono.Djoko Tjandra, who was convicted in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, was arrested in Malaysia on July 30 after 11 years on the run.He fled the country a day before the Supreme Court sentenced him to two years in prison and ordered him to pay Rp 546 billion (US$54 million) in restitution.In addition to Djoko Tjandra, the AGO has named two other suspects in the case. One of the suspects is prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari, who allegedly received a US$500,000 bribe from Djoko to help him secure a Supreme Court acquittal.Last Wednesday, the AGO named NasDem politician Andi Irfan Jaya a suspect in the case for allegedly serving as a middleman in Pinangki’s case. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order to Provide Civil Immunity for Health Care Providers

first_img Healthcare,  Press Release Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order to afford health care practitioners protection against liability for good faith actions taken in response to the call to supplement the health care provider workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.During the course of the pandemic and the disaster declaration associated with it, the Wolf Administration has used its authority under the declaration to suspend a significant number of regulations and regulatory statutes to supplement the health care workforce, including facilitating the deployment of retirees and out-of-state health care professionals, expanding scope of practices and relaxing supervision requirements for numerous health care licensees, bringing in health care professionals who have not previously maintained liability coverage, and calling upon health care providers to perform acts they would not perform in the ordinary course of business.“As the COVID-19 pandemic has required the Wolf Administration to take broad action to respond to and prepare for Pennsylvanians’ critical health care needs, so too has it required our health care providers to broaden their professional responsibilities and experiences like never before,” Gov. Wolf said. “This Executive Order to Enhance Protections for Health Care Professionals serves to protect the individuals serving on the front lines of the disaster response.”The executive order:Grants immunity to any individual who holds a license, certificate, registration or certification to practice a health care profession or occupation in Pennsylvania and who is engaged in providing COVID-19 medical and health treatment or services during the COVID- 19 disaster emergency response. Immunity does not extend to acts or omissions that constitute a crime, gross negligence, or fraud, malice, or other willful misconduct;Extends immunity to those medical professionals in Pennsylvania that provide services in any health care facility as defined by the Health Care Facilities Act, as well as any nursing facility, personal care home, assisted living facility or any alternate care site, community-based testing site or non-congregate care facility used for the purpose of conducting emergency services activities or the provision of disaster services activities related to the Commonwealth’s COVID- 19 disaster emergency response;Affirms immunity for any person, organization or authority allowing real estate or other premises used for emergency services without compensation in the case of death, injury, or loss or damage to the property of any person who is on the premises for the purpose of those emergency services; andSuspends or removes a host of regulatory barriers that would otherwise impede or prevent out-of-state, retired or other qualified practitioners from providing services where needed in the Commonwealth.The order was written in response to stakeholders requesting civil immunity for health care practitioners practicing with good judgment under very challenging circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order also is in line with actions neighboring states have taken and is responsive to the needs and requests of the health care community.This order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the disaster emergency.Read the full order here.View this information in Spanish. Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order to Provide Civil Immunity for Health Care Providers SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img May 06, 2020last_img read more