Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Sukamiskin-Where Corruptors Go Unpunished

Prison sentences have not deprived convicted corruptors of their freedom to live in comfort. They can still take trips, relax in rented homes and apartments, go to hospitals and even…




Prison is no Punishment for Corruptors

A Pointless Reconciliation

The government will no longer investigate into the Trisakti and Semanggi tragedies. Reconciliation will not solve any problems.


Market Pulse: Positive Signs Behind Rising Uncertainties

Illegal Beef in White Boxes

With more than a decade-old business network, Basuki Hariman managed to be the sole importer of animal feed. Indian buffalo meat imported by Bulog has adversely impacted his business.


Obstacles for the Imam

The police moved quickly to investigate the spread of pornographic material allegedly involving Rizieq Syihab and his follower, Firza Husein. The two frequently meet at Petamburan.


The Aftermath of the Papua Meeting

Families of victims and human rights activists oppose a reconciliation plan without a disclosure process. The press conference digressed from the planned scenario.


Trump Under Fire

Asean & Beyond

Murder in Myanmar

The fatal shooting of lawyer and pro-democracy activist U Ko Ni sent shockwaves in Myanmar and beyond. Sources say he was killed for his campaign for political rights.


Profiting from Local Produce

Patchouli's Success in Morano

More and more farmers at Bisikori village in Southeast Sulawesi are cultivating patchouli, because it is easy to grow and sells at a high price.

On The Record

Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman The Nippon Foundation

Leprosy can be cured, but not its deformities




Small Things

Communism is Velutha. In Arundhati Roy's novel The God of Small Things, Velutha is a carpenter in a pickle factory in the town of Ayemenem in Kerala. He is an…