Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Great Upset

Anti-Trump demonstrations broke out in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday night last week. Despite the cold weather, more than 2,000 protesters marched from the city hall, where they had gathered, chanting…


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Subsidies larger than levies

The report on the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (BPDPKS) compiled by the KPK was finally completed on Friday two weeks ago. The report, which took more than four…

From Left to Right Pocket

The lack of competitiveness in plantation crops prompted the government to form a public service agency in the sector. Called the Plantation Fund Management Board, it is tasked with raising…


Facebook Status Leads to Arrest

YUSNIAR wept when visiting relatives took turns hugging her to give her support last Wednesday at the Makassar District Court. That afternoon, Yusniar was awaiting trial in a case of…

Questioning The Decency Law

HOTMAN Sitorus is gearing up for a long hearing, when he represents the government in a case that will review three articles of decency in the Criminal Code (KUHP), by…


After The Protests

VARIOUS photos and short videos taken during the riots on November 4 were shown at the presentation of the case in the conference room of Jakarta Police's directorate of general…

Riots After Dark

On November 4, peaceful protests, which demanded legal action against Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) over his alleged blasphemy of Islam, turned violent after sunset. Police named several people…


Wild Card in the White House

Donald Trump's victory in the recent US presidential election last week showed that irrationality, indifference and a kind of insanity have taken root in many places.

Flushing Out the Political Hitchhikers

It is difficult not to conclude there was the shadowy presence of 'outsiders' in the violence that broke out after the peaceful demonstration by the National Guardians of the Indonesian…

Diplomatic Bag

Diplomatic Bag

Interpol Discuss Transnational Crimes at Bali Assembly
Delegations from 167 countries convened at Nusa Dua, Bali for the 85th International Police (Interpol) General Assembly, held on November 7-10. Indonesian…


Struggling for Equal Rights in the Fishery Sector

Empowering Shrimp FarmersErna Leka is a shrimp farmer in Bumi Dipasena village, Lampung. She fights to get a fisherman's card, which would entitle her and fellow fisherwomen to healthcare and…

Fighting for Pangkajene's Fisherwomen

SAIDAH could not be happier. A short video that she shot with a camera borrowed from a neighbor has brought her to Jakarta in October. She had never traveled by…





'Your Mouth Is Your Tiger'
TO lead a peaceful and calm life, the proverb 'Look during the day, listen during the night' applies to everyone, especially for a public…


Offended by Ahok's Statement

THE reaction to this week's Tempo.co poll was almost as sharp as the November 4 demonstration. The issue was the same: Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) mentioned the Qur'anic verse…


Macbeth, Martial Arts of the Forest and a Werewolf in Penis Gourd

Still fresh in our memories was how awkward some people appeared to be watching the performance by Darlene Litaay and Tian Rotteveel of the Netherlands last November 3. The sound…