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Edition: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

The judges found Basuki Tjahaja Purnama guilty of blasphemy, despite this being earlier disproved by the prosecutors. Then, after a sentencing greater than that demanded by the prosecution, the Jakarta…

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Letters

Letters

Cartoon

Cartoon

Opinion

Treacherous Road to Theocracy

Restraining Radicals

The legal basis on banning changes to the state’s fundamental creed must be reinforced. Otherwise, radical groups will continue to exist.

Economy

Market Pulse: Easier Managing Economics Than Politics

Trawling Troubles

President Joko Widodo requested that the ban of trawl nets be temporarily eased. Susi Pudjiastuti accuses big businesses of hiding behind local fishermen.

National

Clear and Present Danger: Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia

The government is seeking to dissolve Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia because its ideology runs counter to Pancasila. Police have evidence that this hardline group plans to use the military to establish…

Contagion Across Campuses

Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia is targeting university students. Even some high schoolers have joined this hardline Islamic organization.

International

Moderate France Wins

Emmanuel Macron won big in the French presidential election against far-right Marine Le Pen. Although he will face opposition during his government, his win spurred positive sentiments across Europe and…

Outreach

Clean Water for All

Not every Indonesian has easy access to clean and potable water. In 2014, according to the National Statistics Agency (BPS), only 68 percent of the population were able to get…

A Village Customer Forum

EastSumbaRegency’swater utilitycompany hasformeda forumforitscustomers. It isa meansof getting feedback to improvethecompany’s services.

Horizons

A Chef with A Flare for Sharing

An unexpected setback forced Yono Purnomo, now a renowned chef, to learn cooking from scratch. Prominent figures such as President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Barack Obama have tasted his culinary…