Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Under The Shadow of Disparity

After increasing slowly for over a decade, the economic disparity rate has seen a tendency to decline over the past two years. However, this achievement has not seen improvement among…




Seeking an Equitable Way to tackle Inequality

Breaking the Human Trafficking Chain

Brokers in Malaysia play an important role in the trafficking of illegal workers from Indonesia. The embassy in Kuala Lumpur must not stand idly by.


Trafficking Humans to Malaysia

Indonesian workers are still being sent to Malaysia illegally. According to data from the East Nusa Tenggara police, over 2,000 people from the region were victims of trafficking to Malaysia…

Slavery at a Bird Nest Factory

Many Indonesian workers at Albert Tei’s company receive sub-standard wages. Workers are bound by contracts, with clauses that make them subject to fines.


Shaken by ID Card Corruption Scandal

A few Golkar politicians are considering replacing Setya Novanto as party chairman. Senior party members are getting involved.

Cendana family on the Comeback Trail

TWO Saturdays ago, Siti Hediati Hariyadi stood on a stage in the main hall of the At-Tin Mosque at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta. With a slightly hoarse voice,…


'kansas' Fake Deposits

A network conspiring with Bank BTN employees took hundreds of billions of rupiah belonging to Bank BTN customers. The perpetrators took advantage of the victims' negligence.


Empowering Women in the East

Indonesia is still far from achieving equality for women. The 2016 Global Gender Gap Index released by the World Economic Forum ranks Indonesia 88 out of 144 countries. In politics,…

A Feminist Church

Women pastors are challenging the hegemony of East Nusa Tenggara, a society steeped in patriarchy. Paoina Bara Pa introduced gender studies to her congregation while Merry Kolimon leads the island’s…

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