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Fun with Politics

IT may be difficult for people to imagine just how much influence Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Jan Koum have had on Indonesian politics. They did not personally intervene but…

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Economy

Why Lease the Merak Terminal?

German company Oiltanking's plan to dispose of a fuel terminal in Merak, Banten, reached Ari Soemarno's ears at the end of 2013 ...

Fake Guarantees

The name Innovare Gas has apparently become a distant memory for security personnel at the Prima Tower in Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta ...

Outreach

Young Movers and Shakers

From School Buses to a BylawThe Pariaman Children's Forum led the city to provide school buses and create a city park ...

When the Sikka Children Speak

The sound of children's laughter wafted out of the house on Jalan Soekarno Hatta in East Alok subdistrict, Sikka regency ...

Opinion

Volunteers: Rock & Rule

HOPE can come from unexpected sources, at the least expected time ...

The Alutsista Audit

THE report by the inspector-general of the Defense Ministry on the purchase of rocket launchers by the Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) in 2012 must be treated seriously by the government ...

Column

The Threat of a Sharp Rise in Unhedged External Debt

Anton Hendranata* For the last five years (Chart 1), Indonesia's private external or foreign currency debt has quietly more than doubled to US$159 billion as of September 2014 from US$74 billion in 2009 ...

Sidelines

Fences

Only nomads and explorers know: the world cannot be explained with rigid boundaries ...

Law

Torched by Savage Cops

It was a tense bottle of beer ...

Framed!

Police Brigadier Rudi Soik was stunned when two military police officers entered his office ...

Letters

Letters

Culinary Edition Thank you for dedicating your energy to explore Spice Stories from the Archipelago in Tempo's December 1-7 edition ...

Arround The Archipelago

The King of the Seas

In early November, Teguh Peristiwady, a fish taxonomy expert from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), received a call from a fisherman from North Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi ...

Arts

Al Suwardi's 'Music of the Spheres'

Pairs of steel bars are arranged in groups and placed along the length of boards ...

Cartoon
National

Under Fire Rocket Purchase

A leaked document from the Defense Ministry Inspectorate-General about a Rp4-trillion purchase of Brazilian rockets two years ago has been leaked to the media, causing a controversy ...

Bakrie Relents

Sitting across the desk from Aburizal Bakrie in his office on the 46th floor of the Bakrie Tower in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Tuesday morning last week, was Akbar Tandjung, who had invited him to talk, man to man ...

Indicator

The Ahok-Djarot Combination

Do you believe Djarot Saiful Hidayat is the ideal person to be Ahok's deputy governor? Yes 73,1% 498 No 13,8% 94 Unsure 13,1% 89 Total (100%) 681 Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja 'Ahok' Purnama has chosen Djarot Saiful Hidayat to run the city alongside him as deputy governor ...

Environment

REDD+ a 'Good Idea' but Poorly Implemented: CIFOR'

REDD+ has fallen well short of expectations, but there is still hope ...

Interview

Anies Baswedan:Education Should be a Pleasant Experience, not a Misery

PHOTOGRAPHS of elementary school students hang on the walls of the Ki Hajar Dewantara Building of the Elementary and Secondary Education and Culture Ministry in Jakarta ...