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EDITION Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Democrat DoubleCross

A WEEK before the plenary session of the House of Representatives (DPR) to vote on the Local Elections Bill, Setya Novanto received good news from a colleague from the Democrat…

Archives
Asean & Beyond

Lunch With The Pope

SEATED at a long table, Pope Francis led a prayer to open the luncheon ...

Australia Settles Refugees in Cambodia

Australia has once again caused controversy with its stance on refugees ...

Law

The Notary Racket

NEARLY a year after Lilik Sri Haryanto resigned from his post as the Justice and Human Rights Ministry's director of civil affairs, the Attorney General's Office finally named him a suspect two weeks ago ...

Struggling in the Big City

Notaries' income depends on the level of business activity in their area of operation ...

Letters

Letters

Pertamina Explains We need to give an explanation over the article Cilacap's Sudden Refinery Overhaul on pages 56-59 of Tempo'sSeptember 22-28 issue ...

Interlude

Child Labor: A Continuing Shame

When Tradition Becomes WorkRacing horses has been a long-time tradition for boys in Bima, but increasingly many migrate to other islands and become joki bima for more money ...

Out of School and Lost from View

The International Labor Organization estimates that 3 ...

Arts

I Am the Walrus in Strings

Hoedown," the Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) song from their 1972 album Trilogy, was performed by 27 musicians in a string ensemble ...

Scene & Heard

Johanna Brismar SkoogSwedish Ambassador-Designate

As of last week, she had yet to present her credentials to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, but Swedish Ambassador-Designate, Johanna Brismar Skook was already busy catering to visiting officials from her homeland, and escorting them to appointments with their counterparts ...

Melba PriaAdvancing Women's Rights

In the seven years that she has served as Mexico's chief envoy to Indonesia, Melba Pria has often graced the society pages of Jakarta's media for her elegance and graciousness ...

Economy

Frequency Favorite

Tifatul Sembiring spent last week saying his goodbyes ...

Bring on the Sea highway

The cranes worked unhaltingly as they lifted containers from ships docked at Tanjung Priok Port's Terminal 3 in Jakarta on Wednesday last week ...

National

Mega at the Helm, Again

PUAN Maharani paused while she read a 10-page proposal at the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle's (PDI-P) 4th Work Meeting ...

Bloodlines

THE party meeting happened more than two years ago, but the debate remains etched in Bambang Wuryanto's memory ...

Indicator

Disappointed With Jokowi's Cabinet

Do you agree with Joko's action to generously accommodate politicians in the cabinet? (September 16-25) Yes 45,4% 405 No 50,7% 453 Unsure 3,9% 35 Total (100%) 893 MANY Indonesians are disappointed with the proposed architecture of President-elect Joko Widodo's cabinet ...

Books

Divine Embodiment of Hindu Femininity

Saraswati in BaliAuthor: Ron JenkinsAgung Rai Museum of Art & BAB Publishing: 2014 ISBN 978-602-70037-0-5, hard cover, 157 pages An embodiment of the divine feminine in Hindu mythology, Saraswati is the guardian of culture, science, music, religion, history, wisdom and knowledge ...

Interview

Moeldoko, TNI Commander in Chief:I want to be a hero to my troops

WEDNESDAY last week was a happy day for Indonesia's Armed Forces (TNI) chief commander, Moeldoko, who celebrated 29 years of his marriage to Koesni Harningsih ...

Cartoon
Environment

Malaysian firms Welcome Scrapping of Foreign Ownership Clause

With the lawmakers' withdrawal last week of a proposal that would have limited foreign ownership in Indonesian plantations to 30 percent, chief among those breathing a sigh of relief were undoubtedly some of Malaysia's top palm oil conglomerates ...

Greenomics: Wilmar Must Clarify Vague 'No Deforestation' Policy

Wilmar's continued engagement with suppliers that clear orangutan habitat, peatlands and valuable forests were highlighted in a report last week, despite the agribusiness group'shigh-profile "No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation" policy ...

Outreach

Government Watch Initiatives

Big Corruptors on TargetA youth community in Riau is engaged in recording trials of corruption cases ...

A Radio for Villagers' Complaints

A smooth and shiny concrete road extends from Dasan Lekong hamlet to the center of Barejulat village, West Nusa Tenggara ...

Opinion

Ultimate Betrayal

THE vote on the Local Elections Bill by the House of Representatives (DPR) is the most blatant example of public betrayal by the so-called 'people's representatives' ...

Injudicious

THE Sharia's Qanun Jinayat (criminal law) currently being deliberated by the Aceh House of Representatives (DPRD) will potentially end up containing articles that contravene the provisions of the Criminal Code ...

Science & Technology

'Green Port' in Surabaya

East Java Governor Soekarwo smiled broadly in front of the camera inthe multipurpose terminal of Teluk Lamong, Surabaya, on September 5 ...

Sidelines

Adi

A tall, old man living in a shack with his pet monkey, his face hard, talks proudly in a fierce voice about the way he killed ...