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UNDER a blue sky in the town of Tal Abyad, in the Syrian province of Ar-Raqqah, a black flag flutters in the autumn breeze. The flagpole is as high as…

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Erratum TEMPO's March 29 issue wrongly identified Andi Mattalatta as leader of the Surya Paloh election team at the Golkar National Congress at Pekanbaru in Riau in 2009 ...

On The Record

Daniel Kaufmann, President, Natural Resource Governance Institute:Good Governance Means The Rule Of Law Not The Rule Of Man Prevails

Measuring the social and economic development of a country has been done countless times, by means of various accepted formulas ...

Travel

Candi Sukuh: Last Masterpiece Of The Majapahit

By mid-morning, the air cleared car doors slammed one by one as we climbed out of and lined up at the ticket office before the entrance to the 15th Century temple complex ...

Interview

Bagir Manan-press Council Chairman:Loving Democracy Means Tolerating A Free Press

FIVE months after the new government was formed, threats to freedom of the press began to emerge ...

Column

Mining Governance Reform

Emanuel Bria And Maryati Abdullah* The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is undeniably the last refuge to resolve massive and systemic corruption in post-Suharto Indonesia ...

Special Report

Mining At The Crossroads

MINING is by nature a high-risk and high-return business ...

Helter Smelter

TOUGH negotiations over the government's smelter requirements have lately grabbed headlines ...

Law

Sink Or Seize Them

NEWS of the verdict handed down last Monday by the Ambon Fisheries Court to Zhu Nian Lee, the captain of the MV Hai Fa vessel, had Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pujiastuti up in arms ...

Memoar

Lee Kuan Yew: Asia's Grand Old Man

To many, Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew (or 'LKY') was the scourge of liberals ...

Sidelines

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I want to be free of everythingIndependentAlso from Ida -Chairil Anwar, July 14, 1943 But not everyone is like Chairil Anwar ...

Economy

Cost Cutting Calls To Contractors

Doni Tirtana, owner of Lorco Menara Multimedia, is carefully re-calculating production costs for a number of his firm's projects this year ...

Paying With Plastic

Rama Dhany never leaves home without his two electronic money (e-money) cards ...

Outreach

River Rescuers

River Saviors Of Medan Budi Bahar Yong leads a grassroots effort to recuperate Medan's ailing Deli River ...

After Fishing In Troubled Waters

HENDRA Gunawan has spread his net over the surface of the Dumai River in Riau several times now ...

Opinion

Isis Tours

IT'S not easy to stem the flow of Indonesians sneaking into Syria and Iraq ...

Persecution

THE corruption charge against former Deputy Minister for Justice and Human Rights Denny Indrayana is clearly a made-up case ...

Sports

Seeking Glory On Their Own

With only US$270 in his pocket, Indonesia's top-ranked tennis player, Christopher Rungkat, decided to fly from Manila to Yangoon late in March last year ...

Horizons

A Sido Mukti State Of Mind

The oil painting Arus Balik (Return Flow) by artist Dede Eri Supria at the Tempo office, where Aji Bram was being interviewed, reminded him of his own two homes, one in Europe and one in Indonesia ...

National

Seeking Budi's Consent

After meeting with several members of the Legal Affairs Commission in the House of Representatives (DPR) in South Jakarta, two weeks ago, acting National Police chief Comr ...

News Capsule

Denny Indrayana Named A Suspect Former deputy justice and human rights minister Denny Indrayana was questiond on Friday by the police at the National Police headquarters, three days after his indictment ...