Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Among the Believers

A third protest rallying against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and attended by hundreds of thousands of people, proceeded peacefully. Just before this massive gathering, a number of political figures were…



Not a Mobocracy Republic

Making Deals over the Budget

Legislature-initiated projects in the Jakarta Budget must be thoroughly vetted. Loopholes open to corruption must be blocked.




Green Energy Lights Up Sumba

Bright Nights

In addition to building a micro hydro power plant, Kamanggih villagers have also built wind turbine farms and solar cells. Kamanggih has become a pilot for the Sumba Iconic Island…


The Old Town Through the Lens of Boon

Jakarta's Kota Tua (old town) not only tells the story of colonial buildings and their restoration, but also the 'hidden' dwellers who earn their living there.


A Man Without a Name

Now entering the action genre, directors Kimo and Timo have released their latest film. Their new flick bears some resemblance to The Raid.


The Rejected


Reviewing Judges' Tenure

A review of the Constitutional Court judges' term in office will soon end. The review is suspected to be an attempt to change the judges' tenure to lifetime.

Bribery over Village Land

An investigator from the East Java Chief Prosecutor's Office was caught taking Rp1.5 billion bribe. He is suspected of working with accomplices.


The New-Old DPR Speaker

Intense lobbying by the Golkar Party elite successfully reinstated Setya Novanto as DPR speaker. A special agreement with the PDI-P faction was involved.

A Raise in Jakarta's Budget