Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Third Alliance

Two visitors arrived at the in-patient care section on the fifth floor of Mayapada Hospital at Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, last week. A former minister of education and culture, Anies…


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Lobbying for Minahasa's Bangka Island

Merty Katulung has grown so accustomed to the incessant roaring from the excavators that he has no trouble sleeping through the noise. His house at Kahuhu village, East Likupang District…

Weekly Business

TaxationOfficiALS to Probe Google
The directorate-general of taxation will investigate Google's tax obligations after Google Indonesia and Google Singapore both refused an inspection in response to the warrant issued…


Deadly Accusations

ATTORNEY Saut Edward Rajagukguk and his client, deathrow inmate Zulfiqar Ali, are struggling to find a way out of the dilemma they face. "We've prepared a plea to the attorney…

A Whiff Of Fraud

All last week, Ludiyanto busied himself answering questions from his overseas peers about Pierre Cardin's loss at the Supreme Court. "They inquired about how the famous brand could have been…


Seeking A Lifeline From The Fuzz

News Capsule

The Reclamation rhetoric
THE ongoing reclamation project in Jakarta Bay has triggered controversy in the government. Problems arose after Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated publicly…



Placement of Public Health Graduates
The ratio of public health graduates in 2005 is quite good, 49 per 100,000. However in 2015, for whatever reason, it fell to 13…


Radicalism on the Way?

A survey conducted by the Wahid Foundation has revealed shocking data. The findings showed that of 1,520 Muslims chosen at random around Indonesia, 49 percent were intolerant of groups they…


Challenging Ahok

Jakarta needs a governor who is capable, courageous and able to govern using the principles of good management. If any of these three requirements are not met, it is difficult…

Ex-Cons to Run in Local Elections?


Prijono Sugiarto CEO, Astra InternasionalLeadership and a workable system are the key to success

Two low-cost green cars (LCGC), the Toyota Calya and the Daihatsu Sigra, exhibited at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show last August at BSD City, South Tangerang, Banten, were the…

Word Watch


Jennifer Lindsay*
The use of acronyms in Indonesian exploded in the late 1950s when the language was hijacked by politics. President Sukarno, who mesmerized crowds with his oratory, increasingly…


To Burn or Not To Burn

On an afternoon in mid-August, Hudi, a slender, gray-haired Dayak Iban man living in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan, said soldiers showed up to his house in Sungai Utik Village with…



What was it about Picasso? Or Sudjojono? Some time in the early 1950s, when Sudjojono was not yet 40, he decided to do something unusual: He and other artists rode…