Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Monday, March 19, 2018

Special Treatment For Nazar

Former General Treasurer of the Democrat Party, Muhammad Nazaruddin, had his parole denied. Already receiving 28 months remission off his prison term, he was denied bail as a number of…



A cartoon in Tempo magazine February 26, 2018 edition, was an affront to the dignity and sensibilities of our clients, members of the mass organization known as the Islam Defenders…


Food and Drugs Regulatory Agency Chair Penny Kusumastuti Lukito: We Should Work Faster

Penny Kusumastuti Lukito has no time for jetlag. On Thursday night last week, directly after flying in from Vienna, Austria, where she attended a conference of the United Nations Office…


Protecting Indonesia’s Labor Force Overseas

Illegal recruitment has been one of the root causes for problems faced by Indonesian migrant workers overseas.

Education at the Border

The children of Indonesian migrant workers in Sabah, Malaysia, now have the opportunity to attend school in Nunukan, North Kalimantan. Some are currently pursuing tertiary education.


Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia: There Is No Case

NEWS about the seizure of luxury yacht Equanimity by Indonesian Police off the coast of Bali on February 28 sparked a furor in Malaysia.


Chief Commotion In The Kpk

The posts of KPK Deputy Chief for Enforcement and its Director of Investigations are not yet filled. Police generals may once again have a chance there.


The Oil Palm Giant’s Troubles

The Wilmar Group’s journey to becoming one of the largest global oil palm players has been riddled with scandals. Our investigation found tens of thousands of hectares owned by companies…

Wilmar’s Fake Invoices

The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center has discovered irregular transactions at a Wilmar subsidiary. These are suspected to be instances of transfer pricing.


Grasberg’s Discount rate

Due diligence results of Freeport Indonesia’s divestment have exposed the company’s inner problems. A lot of ‘rubbish’ will pose financial burdens in the future.

Staggering For Seven Weeks

Strengthening United States economy is making the rupiah fall. Bank Indonesia is seeking to keep inflation and the current account balance.


Resolve Nazar’s Other Cases

The case of M. Nazaruddin is testing the Corruption Eradication Commissions (KPK) application of the basic principles of justice.

KPK’s Spearheading Selection

The KPK has announced possible candidates for the posts of deputy of legal actions and director of investigation. It should steer clear of any conflicts of interest.



Adonis was sitting in the Acropole that night, a Greek café on the Rue de l’École-de-Médecine in Paris.