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The Purging Of Petral

ENERGY and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Sudirman Said rushed to call President Joko Widodo, on Tuesday last week. He felt the need to clarify his statement on closing Pertamina Energy…

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Special Report

The Devil's Highway

IN just a year's time, from 1808 to 1809, a long stretch of road linking Anyer in West Java to Panarukan in East Java, was built ...

1,000 Kilometers In One Year

THE Great Postal Road, which is approximately 1,000 kilometers long and was built on the order of Herman Willem Daendels, the 36th governor-general of the Dutch Indies, 207 years ago, remains the main route for transporting people and goods on Java ...

Obituari

Benjamin MangkoedilagaFighting Authoritarian Rule From The Inside

I received a text message on my cellular phone on Thursday last week, that former Judge Benjamin Mangkoedilaga had passed away ...

Environment

Profit Vs Sustainability

Just how far have companies, their financial backers and their investors gone to ensure that they are producing their commodities sustainably? For by now, the debate has gone beyond recognition of the problem and to the search for and acceptance of win-win solutions ...

Letters

Letters

Defense Ministry Correction TEMPO'S Too Many Cooks cover story in its May 18-24, 2015 issue, page 36, contains writing that could give rise to a misperception among readers ...

News Capsule

News Capsule

Ambassador Burhan Dies Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Burhan Muhammad was laid to rest at Mondoliko cemetery in Umbulharjo, Yogyakarta, on Tuesday last week, after battling burns sustained in a helicopter crash in Pakistan ...

Sidelines

Exchange

Money can link all kinds of things, distant and close ...

Outreach

Teaching Samaritans

A Driver's Dream A bus driver founded an Islamic elementary school in Tololai, West Nusa Tenggara ...

The Village Head Who Fought Against Illiteracy

HAMAK Utara village hall in Hulu Sungai Regency has been transformed into a classroom ...

Law

No More Ethical Dilemmas

Bambang Widjojanto received a letter from the Association of Indonesian Advocates (Peradi) on Friday two weeks ago, sent by the head of the Peradi Supervising Committee, Timbang Pangaribuan ...

Interview

Surono, Chief Geologist, Energy & Mineral Resources Ministry:Respect Nature, And It Will Respect You Back

AFTER very tense seconds, the search and rescue (SAR) team was finally able to extricate the body of Erry Yunanto from the depths of Mt ...

Indicator

Sex Purchase Law

Tempo ...

Travel

Jatiluwih:A Prospective World Heritage Site

Along with majestic Pekerisan River in Gianyar and the stately Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi, Jatiluwih was nominated a World Heritage site in 2012 ...

National

The Middle Path

WITH the swipe of a pen, President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo eliminated at least 30 candidates for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Leadership Selection Committee at his desk on Tuesday last week ...

Much Ado Over A Bogus Decree

The Cabinet Secretary's Office sprang to life Monday three weeks ago after news broke that a Presidential Decree had been issued naming Bambang Widodo director-general of immigration ...

Arround The Archipelago

Around The Archipelago

Balinese Students Place Fourth In Us Math Competition TWO students from Bali, I Kadek Sudiarsana and I Dewa Gede Ary, have developed a traditional Bali gringsing weaving motif using a mathematical formula ...

International

Safe Haven For The Boat People

AFTER receiving a phone call from his uncle promising him opportunity to study in Malaysia, Muhammad Syarif decided he would leave the camp set up for ethnic Rohingyas in Rakhine, Myanmar ...

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Opinion

The Petral Purge

PERTAMINA began a new chapter in its history last week with the dissolution of Pertamina Energy Trading Ltd (Petral) ...

Falsification

THE existence of a fake letter appointing the director-general of immigration shows that there is something seriously amiss at the heart of President Joko Widodo's administration ...

Word Watch

You

Jennifer Lindsay* We native speakers of English are often baffled by the choices existing in other languages, including Indonesian, for the second person pronoun, 'you' ...

Economy

Market Pulse

A Belated And Non-impactful S&p Positive Outlook In normal times, markets usually respond in a measured and rational way ...

Weekly Business

MineralLimitations On Tin Exports The Ministry of Trade will issue a new regulation on the export of tin, set to take effect on August 1 ...