Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Challenge from Kertanegara

Anies Baswedan quietly left Prabowo Subianto's house in South Jakarta. He finished meeting the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party chairman at 3:30am on the last day of registrations for candidates…


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Tough Time for Islamic Banking

Bank Muamalat Indonesia is aggressively trying to penetrate the corporate credit market. Last week, the company announced two jumbo financing schemes: the first, a Rp75 billion murabahah line facility to…

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The Malaysian ridehailing app, Grab, has acquired fresh capital of US$750 million (Rp9.86 trillion). With the new funding, Grab has secured over US$1 billion in…



Tempo Cover Story Incorrect
THE Vacillating Over Survey Results cover story of Tempo's September 19-25 edition contains erroneous information. It is not true that President Joko Widodo met with…


Divided on Reclamation

TEMPO readers who followed last week's poll were divided on the question of whether to halt or continue the reclamation of the Jakarta bay. Out of 2,216 respondents, 50.7 percent…


Racing to Beat Ahok

Somehow, the political parties give the impression of being totally unprepared to run in the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election. There seems to be no serious effort to groom a candidate…

A Broker Named Irman Gusman

Irman Gusman is now officially a broker. He peddled his influence as a public official in exchange for monetary gain. Irman, who is chairman of the Regional Representative Council (DPD)…


Where Abandoned Children Call Home

Left-behind ChildrenThe 2004 tsunami disaster and other conflicts in Aceh caused many children to lose their parents. SOS Children's Villages helps place them with new families.


A Home for Orphans

Marsalina Oematan, 43, has to make sure that food is served everyday for the 138 children at the Roslin Orphanage in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. It is an important task…


Sugar Daddy, Busted

Behind the wheel of a silver-colored Toyota Innova, Welly Sutanto drove to Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta a fortnight ago. He was there to fetch his elder brother Xaveriandy Sutanto,…


Lock 'Em up, Squeeze 'Em dry

Though he has decided to tell his tale, Chandra Halim, alias Akiong, will not talk to just anyone.
Sentenced to death for his role in a drug smuggling…


Building a Nation: Sukarno's Pancasila Speech in Film

Sukarno's seminal Pancasila speech of June 1, 1945 effectively laid down the philosophical and political foundations of the Indonesian Republic. The concept of Pancasila (Five Principles), authored by the country's…


Young Champions

The dominance of Azzahra Permatahani, 14, as a swimmer was on full display during the 2016 National Games (PON) competition two weeks ago. At the Indonesia University of Education in…


The Allure of Ternate-Tidore

From the air, life on Ternate Island seems to be concentrated on the coastal areas. It is understandable, given the location of its small and large harbors, center of commerce…


Agus Rahardjo KPK ChairmanWe need to expose rent-seekers everywhere

Chairman Agus Rahardjo was riveted by the list of US Navy defense equipment, complete with their budget details. The chairman's laptop was accessing the website of the US Navy Secretariat.…


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