Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

From Thousand Islands to Thousands Protestors

Even though expert witnesses provided differing opinions, the police indicted Basuki Tjahaja Purnama for the crime of blasphemy. Signs of doubt are evident among parties supporting his candidacy.


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Ahok and his Pandora's Box

Bandung Beautification Programs Take a Back Seat

An integrated program to control flooding in Bandung, is urgently needed, not just city beautification projects.


Bandung's Chronic Flooding

The month-long heavy rains are playing havoc on Bandung's infrastructure. Structural issues, a high population density and a lack of flood management coordination complicates the search for a solution.

Bandung Mayor, Ridwan Kamil: We have a Six-step Plan for Floods


Terrorism Rears its Ugly Head Again

A little girl was killed by a Molotov fire bomb at the Oikumene Church in Samarinda. The perpetrator is a convicted bomber in Jakarta and Banten.


Oil Palm: A Complicated Affair

Palm oil may be among today's most ubiquitous commodities, present in everyday products from food to cosmetics. Name your favorite food. Be it nasi goreng, mie goreng, soto, or sambal,…

Asean & Beyond

Singapore To Have Its Second Ethnic-Malay President

Next year's presidential election in Singapore will be reserved for Malay candidates. There are concerns the amendment will challenge Singapore's culture of meritocracy.

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MIE CORNOEDUSConventional Tourism is Not Enough

Mie Cornoedus wants visitors not only to see temples and traditional music performances and dances, but also to experience contemporary art and culture. To this end, she has embraced local…


MARKET PULSEThe Trumpflation Overture

When Shortcuts Lead to Contamination

Diesel fuel contaminated with water was found to be sold at 36 gas stations. Pertamina is seen as being lax in testing the quality of its biofuel components.


Protecting Peatlands, Saving Forests

Residents of Sungai Beras village in Jambi have been planting trees in their forests and managing their peatlands with canal blocking for the past few years. All this hard work…

Tabat and the Greening of Peat Lands

The traditional tabat water system has turned thousands of hectares of peatland at Kahayan Hilir in Central Kalimantan, green again. This traditional method of managing peat areas also prevents forest…