Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

At the Starting Line

Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono has assigned a support team to prepare a campaign strategy and groom him for the election debates, appointing a close friend as his campaign manager


Red alert over unpaid Mining loans

Banks are scurrying to restructure their debt portfolios as the ratio of non-performing loans in the mining sector skyrockets.


Rembang village wins case against cement giant

The Supreme Court upheld a suit brought by locals opposed to the construction of a cement plant on Mount Kendeng. The company behind the project claims it already spent Rp5…

Grease Money for Ship Inspectors

Police uncovered illegal fee collections for shipping permits at the transportation ministry. A deeply rooted practice that over the years metastasized at all levels of the ministry.




The Imperative of a Clean Campaign

Munir and the Dark Forces

The government must push for the immediate publication of the findings by the team investigating the death of Munir.


A Century of Silver Lining

Balinese youths established the Celuk Design Center, creating new designs and expanding their marketing network.

Going Global

Foreigners are taking over Balinese traditional silver crafts business. Local artisans reacted by selling their products in the global market.


A Darkened World Experiment

This is a stage performance in which all the performers are blind. The audience are asked to cover their eyes so they, too, can experience this new theatrical experiment.

Asean & Beyond

Tribute to the Thai King: We have lost our father

It is difficult to explain to outsiders what a huge hole last week's death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej has left in the lives of the Thai people, whom he reigned…