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Instruments Of Change

A MIDNIGHT phone call surprised Andi Widjajanto in early September. The caller who claimed to be a governor's aide had been searching for hours for the cellphone of Andi, who…

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Law

The 'Sugar King'

It is not only narcotics that has slipped into Indonesia through Entikong, a subdistrict at the northern tip of Sanggau regency, which borders Malaysia ...

Sugar Daddy

A Sia's wide circle of acquaintances was evident when Tempo tried to approach the owner of Delta Asia Sekawan on Thursday two weeks ago, when the Pontianak Court was hearing his case ...

Letters

Letters

What's the Use of the BJPS? I have been a registered Class I participant of the Social Insurance Organizing Body (BPJS) since July, paying monthly dues of Rp59,500 for what the BPJS assured me was a guarantee for all my medical examinations ...

Arround The Archipelgo

Hivos to Build Biogas Project in Sumba

Hivos to Build Biogas Project in Sumba Hivos, a Dutch humanitarian agency, is planning a biogas project for Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara ...

Economy

Pertamina's Hemorrhaging Pocket

Mohammad Afdal Bahaudin has revealed a series of losses worth trillions of rupiah ...

Harvest from Quickfire Investments

PERTAMINA's intention of becoming a world-class company by 2025 could flounder ...

Word Watch

Presidential Speech

Jennifer Lindsay* Indonesia has a new President- and Vice President- elect ...

Cartoon
National

Label Battle

THE final debate on the Halal Product Guarantee Bill worried leaders of the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) ...

Ahok Leaves Gerindra

BASUKI Tjahaja 'Ahok' Purnama resigned as a member of the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party on Wednesday last week ...

Indicator

Don't Stop with Jero Wacik

Tempo ...

Column

Al-qaeda India: Implications For Indonesia?

Sidney Jones* Ayman Al-Zawahiri's announcement last week that al-Qaeda had established a new franchise on the Indian subcontinent will have little effect on Southeast Asia ...

On The Record

John Ashe, President of the 68th UN General Assembly:It's A Dangerous World We Live In

The recent Sixth UN Global Forum on the Alliance of Civilizations, which is aimed at mobilizing action against extremism through the forging of international, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, brought together world leaders and luminaries to Bali, venue of the conference ...

Interview

Gamawan Fauzi, Home Affairs Minister:There's no ideal system for local elections

NOT so long ago Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi was a student busy preparing his dissertation, something he has been doing over the past year ...

Outreach

Partnerships Against Poverty

A Tidore Movement For EveryoneThe Tidore ethnic group in Ternate helped the underprivileged among them build sturdy new houses ...

College for Everybody

Bergita Apolinaria Seonum dreamed of becoming a teacher ...

Opinion

Lost In Transition

THE president-elect's idea to set up a transition team must be commended from at least two perspectives ...

Offshore Oil Syndicates

THE smuggling of fuel oil on the waters of the Riau archipelago has become worse than ever ...

Literature

Tales of Indonesian Pilgrimages

RADEN Adipati Aria Wiranatakusuma had to hold back feelings of revulsion to survive in that dirty shelter ...

Haj Poetry for Malay Speakers

FOR a philologist—a person who studies literary texts—such as Suryadi, 49, the Library of the University of Leiden, Holland, is like the cave full of treasures in A Thousand and One Nights ...

Environment

Indonesia's New Tsunami Early-warning System

The waters south of Java were ground zero for a tsunami preparedness drill in which more than 20 countries, including Indonesia, participated last week ...

Sidelines

Sovereignty

There is a Malay word that has changed along with history: daulat ...