Edition 29 November 2021

  • Jamaah Islamiyah’s New Look
    Cover Story

    Jamaah Islamiyah’s New Look

    Jamaah Islamiyah infiltrates mass organizations and political parties. Choosing to halt their terror acts, the terror organization is now focused on fundraising to prepare for jihad. They also manage to penetrate into various government institutions, including the military and the police.

  • The Great Parliament Dream
    Cover Story

    The Great Parliament Dream

    Jamaah Islamiyah supporters are believed to have entered politics. The organization wishes to ascend to power, either legally or illegally.

  • Jemaah Islamiah’s Mask of Charity
    Cover Story

    Jemaah Islamiah’s Mask of Charity

    Jamaah Islamiyah members—recruited from various channels, such as universities and charity organizations—are using businesses to raise funds. Two JI members confess to Tempo.

  • Instant Relief Fund
    Economy

    Instant Relief Fund

    Ahead of the year-end, the government rolls out an aid program for the film industry using the national economic recovery (PEN) fund. The discourse sparks pros and cons.

  • Oil Palm Paradise’s Empty Coffers
    Economy

    Oil Palm Paradise’s Empty Coffers

    Oil palm-producing areas are demanding a fairer share of profits. The oil palm industry’s contributions are considered disproportionate to its negative impacts.

  • Traces of Herman on the Covid-19 Assistance Package
    Law

    Traces of Herman on the Covid-19 Assistance Package

    Herman Hery and Ihsan Yunus, two PDI-P politicians, have long been mentioned in connection with the Covid-19 social aid corruption case. There is proof that he was at a Kelapa Gading warehouse.

  • Tensions are Running High under the Surface
    International

    Tensions are Running High under the Surface

    The AUKUS pact and construction of nuclear-powered submarines by Australia put stability at risk in the Indo-Pacific. Some nations still have unanswered concerns.

  •  Electricity-Generating Roofs
    Science & Technology

    Electricity-Generating Roofs

    Through solar panel installation, the roofs of GBK and the Jakarta International Stadium could generate energy from the sun. The current implementation reduces the electricity bill by 5.5 percent.

  • Correction and Objection from HopeHelps
    Letters

    Correction and Objection from HopeHelps

    Letter on the objection from HopeHelps.

  • UNDER THE PROTECTION OF MUI
    Cartoon

    UNDER THE PROTECTION OF MUI

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman  

  • Environment

    Environment

    Geothermal Project Rejections

    The customary community of Wae Seno at West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, rejects a geothermal project. Their living space would be sacrificed for the project.

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  • Environment

    Holes in the Geothermal Power Plant Project

    Holes in the Geothermal Power Plant Project

    Dozens of hot mud ponds appeared in the land of the people in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, where a geothermal power plant was constructed. People’s crops also decrease.

  • Opinion

    Terrorism and Halfhearted Pluralism

    Terrorism and Halfhearted Pluralism

    Police apprehended the ringleaders of Jamaah Islamiyah who weaseled themselves into the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and a political party. It is an evidence of weak police intelligence.

  • Opinion

    Commission to Protect Corruptors

    Commission to Protect Corruptors

    The Covid-19 social assistance corruption case allegedly involving PDI-P politicians, Herman Hery and Ihsan Yunus, has stalled. They are under the protection of high-ranking officers in the Corruption Eradication Commission.

  • Interview

    All SWF Needs Independency

    The Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), the agency that manages Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF), is different from SWF institution in other countries. It was established to attract foreign investments. It needs independency and transparency.

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    Photo

    Picture Window

    High in Demand

    A SEAWEED farmer holds her newly harvested seaweed on the coast of Nembrala, Rote Ndao Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, November 20. According to the farmers, the price of seaweed in the village has gone up to Rp21,500 from the original Rp15,000 per kilogram due to high demand/ANTARA PHOTOS/Kornelis Kaha

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    Photo

    Picture Window

    To Whom It Matters

    MEMBERS of Indonesian trade unions hold placards during a protest against the government’s labor reforms, as the Constitutional Court reads the verdict on a judicial review filed on the controversial ‘omnibus’ Job Creation Law in Jakarta, November 25. The Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the government to amend parts of the Job Creation Law within two years, citing procedural flaws in how the controversial legislation was handled/REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

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    Video

    Tempo Talks

    Palm Oil and Green Deal between Indonesia and the EU

    The relationship between Indonesia and the European Union has not always been smooth. For examples, there are issues on oil palm and nickel ore export which create a tense relationship between the two sides. The EU, which aims to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, refuses to recognize palm-based biodiesel as a renewable fuel and plans to end its use by 2030. The EU considers palm oil plantations as the cause of widespread deforestation. Indonesia subsequently lodges a trade dispute with the World Trade Organization. Follow our interview with Frans Timmermans, the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for European Green Deal.


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  • High Heat in Wae Sano
    Opinion

    High Heat in Wae Sano

    The Wae Sano geothermal power plant project is threatening the safety of customary communities. Relocation is not a solution.

  • Chaotic Cinema Stimulus
    Opinion

    Chaotic Cinema Stimulus

    National economic recovery fund allocation for the film industry is late in disbursement and is now under threat of remaining unabsorbed. Evidence of failure by the tourism and creative economy ministry in providing support for creative industries.

  • Sidelines

    Photographic journalism forbids the fictive, but like perception, many things come together. The work of journalism does not stand alone. It is not only the work of the photographers, but also their technology, and those who view it. 

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