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Closing the Deal

PRESIDENT Joko Widodo feels at home at the Bogor Palace. Last week he took some of his work there, poised right alongside the Bogor Botanical Gardens. He likes staying overnight…

Archives
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Economy

A Surprise Ang Pao for the Market

On Tuesday, traders who were ready to go home at the close of afternoon trading got a surprise when they read the news on their computer screen that Bank Indonesia (BI) had just cut its SBI rate by 25 basis points to 7 ...

Cutting Back the Easy Money

FOUR employees could be seen stamping and folding thousands of 2015 Tax Due Notification Letter for Land and Building Taxes (SPPT-PBB) forms at the West Java's Subang Finance and Asset Revenues Management Department ...

Letters

Letters

Disappointed with Citibank I have been a Citibank credit card holder since 1993 ...

Arround The Archipelago

Energy Self-Sufficiency with the Blue Program

Some 108 families in Lembu village, Bancak subdistrict, Semarang regency, Central Java, today own a home biogas reactor, providing electricity and gas for cooking at reduced cost ...

Science & Technology

Ancient Fossils in the Oya River

Thirty-three pitch-black stones the size of matches formed a long figure resembling the femur of a ruminating animal ...

Scene & Heard

Elvira DevinamiraShah Rukh Khan and beauty queens

What drew beauty queens Miss Indonesia, Elvira Devinamira, and Miss Bangalore, Noyonita Lodh, together? Their love of Indian films ...

Peter CareyRailway Ruminations

Professor Peter Carey, 66, knows how to get around the infamous Jakarta traffic jams ...

Cartoon
Law

Misjudging the Case

After delivering his verdict last Monday, Judge Sarpin has seemingly disappeared ...

The Looming Judges Shortage

In early February, while presiding over a marathon session of witness testimony at Lampung's Kalianda District Court, Judge Muhammad Iqbal desperately needed a bathroom break ...

Indicator

No More Floods? Doubtful!

Tempo ...

Smes

A Tempe Ambassador in the UK

Icy wind blows across Leather Lane in London on a cold January day ...

Diplomatic Bag

Executions to go ahead Despite Pressures

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot is pulling out all the stops to convince the Indonesian government to spare the lives of death-row inmates Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, reminding the government of the US$1 billion in aid his country donated after the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 ...

Interview

Triawan Munaf, Creative Economy Board Chairman :We can create new billionaires

THERE is no question that Triawan Munaf's background qualifies him to be chairman of the Creative Economy Board (Bekraf) ...

Outreach

Unearthing Nature

Frog Hero From Bandung Djoko Tjahjono Iskandar is renowned for finding new species of amphibians and reptiles in Indonesia, especially for his groundbreaking discovery of a frog that gives birth to tadpoles ...

Papua's Rainbow Fish

Mohammad Bimantoro scoops up a handful of water from a pond on Jalan Aria Putra in Pamulang regency, Banten ...

Opinion

Upping the Ante Lowering the Anti

THE solution to the morass caused by the nomination of Police Comr ...

Judge Sarpin's Dismissal

THE verdict of Judge Sarpin Rizaldi in granting the pretrial motion of Police Comr ...

Investigation

Shadow Ships and Double Deals

Some 100 people crowded around the Ambon fishing port, milling about, smoking or making calls on their cellphones, while still others came, carrying shopping bags ...

Praporn Ekouru:Brokers do all the paper work

Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti's policy of reviewing fishing licenses given to foreign boats weighing over 30 gross tons, is having an impact on the fishing industry in Thailand ...

Column

Whatever Happened to Compassion?

Dewi Anggraeni* There is a worrying phenomenon which has become apparent in Australia's and Indonesia's attitudes towards 'other' people: the deliberate refusal to see further than what is immediately apparent ...

Sidelines

The Police

Where do police come from? The story goes that the first police were in the Majapahit era, when the Prime Minister Gajah Mada formed the Bhayangkara armed forces to safeguard the security of the kingdom ...