Tempo English Weekly
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Edition: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A First Family Embarrasment

After attending a hearing on the bribery case of a government tax official at the Jakarta Corruption Court last week, Ramapanicker Rajamohanan Nair (Mohan) responded to Tempo's questions in detail.…

Archive
Letters

Letters

The number of online motorcycles taxis (ojek) seems to have increased in Jakarta and the environs. Indeed this is a very good thing, particularly to move our economy forward, increase…

Opinion

Relative Presidential Predicament

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) should not feel deterred when it investigates the tax scandal allegedly involving the president's brother-in-law, Arif Budi Sulistyo. Joko Widodo's promise not to interfere in…

Will the Truth about Munir's Death Ever Be Told?

The government is being blamed, rightly so, for annulling the obligation to publish the findings of the Munir murder fact-finding team. Objections from the State Secretariat led the Jakarta State…

Economy

Market Pulse: Repeating a History of Vultures

For all the commotion it has caused, the Freeport-McMoRan case against the Indonesian government, has not affected financial markets. Granted, this will be a long fight and, even more so,…

A Substitute Satellite To Boost Telkom Business

Inside the Jupiter Room at Guyana's Guiana Space Center, Telkom's CEO Alex Sinaga stood before a crowd witnessing the launch of Telkom's 3S satellite. The new 3S left earth in…

Weekly Business

Government Undaunted by Arbitration Threat

President Joko Widodo said he would make his position clear if an agreement with Freeport Indonesia cannot be reached. "If deliberations and discussions prove difficult, I will take a position,"…

Law

TV Frequencies For Political Parties?

Murti Kusuma and friends could only monitor discussions on the broadcast law revision at the House of Representatives (DPR) from afar. The closed meetings made it difficult for the National…

News Capsule

Four-to-Six Year Sentence for Irman Gusman

The Corruption Court's panel of judges sentenced Irman Gusman to 4 years and 6 months in prison plus a fine of Rp200 million. The Regional Representatives Assembly's former chair has…

Asean & Beyond

Arrested in Ampang

ASRIA Nur Hasan lay on a bench in the sitting room of his home at Kampung Rancasumur, Serang, Banten. The 56-year-old man looked pallid. "I don't feel well, I've just…

Diplomatic Bag

US Military, TNI agree on Intelligence exchange

Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo held a meeting with the Commander of the United States Army Pacific Gen. Robert Brown, last week in Jakarta. They discussed ways to…

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Discuss South China Sea

Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) expressed the need to sustain the momentum for a dialog aimed at easing tensions over the South China Sea dispute,…

Outreach

Fishermen And Marine Conservation

The voice of 54-year-old fisherman La Ode Minihasa was hoarse and heavy, given his lingering cold. He goes out fishing at sea for more than six hours each day, longer…

When Fishermen Protect Turtles

KADEK Boim spends every Tuesday and Thursday taking volunteers to a 'hidden' area in Gianyar, Bali. Each time, a group of 20 to 30 people, mostly from China, would go…

Horizons

Tasia and Gracia Seger: Spice Sisters Down Under

Indonesian sisters and home chefs Tasia and Gracia Seger have a tight relationship despite their frequent bickering. "It's always over something very silly, like 'why are you taking so slow'…

Interview

Corruptors Never Work Alone

ARIF Budi Sulistyo, the brother-in-law of President Joko Widodo, was mentioned in the indictment of Ramapanicker Rajamohan Nair, in a bribery case involving Handang Soekarno, sub-directorate chief in charge of…

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