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Edition: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Plundering Parliamentarians

I swear to God, swear to God," said Setya Novanto when he was asked if it was true there was Rp150 billion for the Golkar Party's coffers from money embezzled…

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Indicator

King Salman's Extravagant Visit

During a meeting between President Joko Widodo and King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud at the Bogor Palace in West Jawa last week, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia agreed to 11 memorandums…

Letters

Letters

AT Jalan Lenteng Agung, South Jakarta, motorcyclists are often seen driving recklessly against the flow of traffic, right before Pancasila University near the railway station crossing. They don't seem to…

Opinion

Rich Pickings

In this reform era, it is ironic that corruption is flourishing again. The huge corruption scandal over the supply of electronic KTPs (ID cards) is proof of this. This was…

Convicted for their Beliefs

The East Jakarta District Court's verdict sentencing three former leading figures of the Gerakan Fajar Nusantara (Gafatar, or National Dawn Movement) to five years in prison, clearly betrays the principles…

Economy

Market Pulse: Bad Debt's Bad Omen

Capital movements in financial markets often carry surprises. In the first quarter of this year, the flow of funds into emerging markets grew rapidly. This is at a time when…

No Go at Round Two

Dumoly Freddy Pardede canceled a friendly game at the Jakarta Golf Club Saturday three weeks ago. He was scheduled to play with several members of the House of Representatives' (DPR)…

Law

Prison for Proponents of Millah Abraham

The expression on the three defendants' faces did not change much when the East Jakarta District Court handed down a guilty verdict last Tuesday. Ahmad Mushaddeq, Mahful Muis Tumanurung and…

Outreach

Traditional Versus Tech Games

Two communities in South Kalimantan are preserving traditional games through village movements, in open spaces and schools. Serious research on the rules of these games is underway.

Reviving Traditional Games

AROUND 20 children gathered inside a small building in a narrow alleyway adjacent to Purus Beach in Padang, West Sumatra. In the 100-square-meter room that houses the Tanah Ombak community,…

Arts

From Sadali to Pradnya

LAST Wednesday an Achmad Sadali abstract painting created in 1973 was on display on the mezzanine floor of the Energy Building in Senayan, South Jakarta. Hundreds of people visiting the…

Environment

Dangerous Particles in Jakarta's Air

Twice a week, Alfred Sitorus rides his bicycle from Depok, West Java, to his office at the Sarinah complex in Central Jakarta. It takes around two hours for him to…

Sports

The Hunt for Extreme Sports Gold

ANDHIKA Alfarisi was delightfully surprised when he finally managed to pull off a difficult skateboarding trick, prompting his friends to cheer and congratulate him. That afternoon at the Pasupati Skate…

Asean & Beyond

At Home in Okinawa

Fisherman Yoji Gushiken, who lives in Japan's southern most island of Ishigaki and his Indonesian crew has seen their catch and revenue decline sharply in the past two years because…

International

Prosecuted for Blasphemy

THE 42-year-old man's identity was not revealed. Yet, the 'sin' that can potentially drag him to court is clear: burning a copy of the Qur'an, the holy book of Muslims,…

Diplomatic Bag

Indonesia Hosts IORA Leaders' Summit

INDONESIA hosted the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders' Summit in Jakarta last week, the first since the international organization was formed 20 years ago. At the end of the…

Indonesia and Sri Lanka Agree on Maritime Issues and Fisheries

PRESIDENT Joko Widodo and his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena oversaw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in maritime issues and fisheries and a joint communique on illegal,…

Indofile

Thierry Detournay: Chocolate with a Javanese Flavor

The new museum is in the joglo style typical of Javanese architecture and located not far from the Krebet tourist village, a wood and batik handicraft center. With its Javanese…

Interview

Many Who Took The Oath Violated Regulations

A week after he was sworn in as human resources assistant to the national police chief, Insp.Gen. Arief Sulistyanto took the oath of the job to vet middle-ranking officers and…

Sidelines

Deceit

When I was neither man nor boy, my father consented to my accompanying my cousin on a voyage to the island of Ceylon. The only circumstance which happened on our…