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Puan's Close Call

PDI-P failed to reach its target. What happened to the 'Jokowi effect' everyone was sure would bring in the votes? Was it, as reports claimed, suppressed from within?

Archives
Outreach

Saving Endangered Species

Gibbon Conservation on Palm PlantationsOn a flight from Thailand to Europe, a Frenchman read an article about Indonesia's forest troubles ...

Guardian of Turtles

A bucket of turtle eggs in hand, Baso walked along the seashore in the early morning and approached a man with a flashlight ...

Opinion

Victory and Venom

IT is regrettable that the 'winner' of last week's legislative elections was the same as in the previous two elections: the golput, or non-voters ...

For Your Tithes Only

THE government's stance on the management of the tithe paid by Muslims known as zakat is truly astonishing ...

Smes

Handbags From Rice Sacks

He had to have it ...

Science & Technology

A Grain of Wheat in the Tropics

THE bottom of the pool glows twilight blue ...

National

Bakrie and Wiranto?

Aburizal Bakrie's face glowed as he watched the quick count results following the legislative election last week ...

Prabowo's special Tutoring

Eleven sturdy young men guarded Prabowo Subianto as he crossed a soccer field polling station in Babakan Madang, Bogor ...

Letters

Letters

Forestry Ministry Clarifies Regarding the article in Tempo's April 7-13 issue titled Digging for Wells in Rupat Forest, we need to clarify that the revisions made to the business permit work plan (RKU) in June 2008, May 2011 and March 2013 relate to Revision 1 on reducing the RKU period from 35 to 10 years pursuant to Government Regulation No ...

Law

Fighting Riau Firestarters

On Tuesday afternoon last week, a meeting was held at the Presidential Working Unit for Development Supervision and Control (UKP4)'s office to evaluate efforts to address Riau's forest fires ...

Balthasar Kambuaya, Minister for the Environment:The police chase people, we go after companies

The forest fires in Riau are believed to have been caused by big companies, aggravating Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya no end, particularly since many of those companies are classified as 'repeaters ...

Interlude

The Yess Story: Cassettes with A Mission

If you stop at Jalan Veteran No ...

The Tale of Monalisa, Apple and Hidayat Recording

Among the row of shop-houses on Jalan Gardu Jati in Bandung, building No ...

Column

Jokowi's Party Leads, But Faces Steep Road Ahead

Sandra Hamid* Out of Indonesia's 186 million eligible voters, an estimated 139 million cast their ballots last week to elect among 235,637 legislative candidates competing for nearly 19,699 positions across the country ...

Deleting discrimination word for word

Warief Djajanto Basorie* What is in a name? This question, an overworked quote from Shakespeare, gets an answer that taps approval from Indonesia's minority Chinese community and by extension enhances Jakarta-Beijing relations ...

Cartoon
Indicator

Stop Feasting on Bansos Funds

Should the Rp91 ...

Essay

The Right to Vote

On April 9, Indonesians throughout the nation flocked to the nearest polling booths to cast their ballots for their representatives at the local councils, the central legislature and the upper chamber ...

Sidelines

Malin

The past never stands alone ...

Economy

Bukopin's Sweet promise

Sadikin Aksa, managing director of the Bosowa Corporation, has been charged with a special task ...

Freeport's fate up to the nex t goverment

Whether Freeport will be able to keep mining in Papua depends on Indonesia's new government ...