Moeldoko on People Being Skeptical about COVID-19 Data
23 July 2020 20:59 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said he was reluctant to respond to the result of a survey conducted by a pollster Charta Politika that 40 percent of Indonesians are skeptical about COVID-19 data presented by the government. He said such debate was irrelevant.
“We see the reality, such as the number of dead victims that cannot be made up. All burial processes and other matters can be followed and monitored. So I think we must not raise such issues,” said Moeldoko at his office on Thursday, July 23.
He said the most vital thing now is to ensure that people comply with the predetermined health protocols, considering the number of positive cases keeps increasing. He also demanded the public stay vigilant.
“Issues that we need to bring up are on how to increase public awareness, community preparedness in responding to the protocol,” Moeldoko underlined.
A survey by Charta Politika revealed that 40.9 percent of Indonesian people doubted the data on COVID-19 released by the government. Of the figure, 36 percent claimed they lacked trust in the government, while 4.9 percent did not believe at all.
However, the majority or 56.1 percent of the public said they still believed in the government’s data, with 8.9 percent claimed to have complete trust.