Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Terrorist's U-turn

Terrorists detonate bombs in the belief they will receive just rewards and attain heaven. Aspiring to establish an Islamic state in Indonesia, members of various organizations with hardline views have…


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Working Hard to Capture Rizieq

THE National Police is still trying to find ways to bring Rizieq Syihab back into the country after the Interpol Indonesia National Central Bureau (NCB) refused to issue a red…


Transforming Terrorists

News of former terror convicts now actively promoting deradicalization programs are indeed uplifting. These transformed terrorists are working hard to dispel the misconceived ideas that terror acts were a form…

Waiting for the President's Protection

PRESIDENT Joko Widodo should not in the least be ambivalent about the House of Representatives' (DPR) plan to use its right of inquiry to investigate the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).…

News Capsule

Helicopter Broker Named Suspect

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has identified Irfan Kurnia Saleh, director of Diratama Jaya Mandiri, as graft suspect in the purchase of one unit AgustaWestland AW 101 helicopter. Irfan was…


Market Pulse: A Slow But Positive Outlook

As we enter the last week of Ramadan fasting month, the Rupiah is trending stronger, hovering around the Rp13,300 per US dollar level, even with the second US Federal Reserve's…

Playing Hide and Seek with Middlemen

HIS experience as a photographer, journalist and activist has given Tantyo Bangun extensive knowledge on farmers and farming. Throughout the years, he has learned about market access for conventional as…

Weekly Business

Energy: Electricity Tariffs Unchanged

MINISTER of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan says the government will not raise basic electricity rates until the end of 2017. The government, he said, is instead trying to…


Pesantrens for Girls in Changing Times

Though women are said to occupy an important position in Islam, societal taboos often prevent women from assuming an active role. Several girls-only pesantrens (Islamic boarding schools) are trying to…

Time for Women

Every week, 55-year-old Masriyah Amva lectures to about 1,200 male and female students at Kebon Jambu Al-Islamy Pesantren, an Islamic boarding school in Babakan village, Cirebon, West Java. Her lectures…


Potential World Cultural Heritage Site?

Parietal art is found in dozens of caves in the Sangkulirang-Mangkalihat karst landscape, East Kalimantan. Researchers believe the cave paintings, dominated by images of human hands and various animals, constitute…

Deer Challenge On The Cave Paintings

A rust-colored deer adorns Gua Tewet's 4.8-meter tall ceiling. Next to the deer, approximately 20 centimeters in length and 15 centimeters in height, is another deer with only its tail…


Ranti Aryani: Keeping the Headscarf

Some Sundays, the Presidential Dental in Kensington, Maryland, is transformed into a classroom. "For new Muslims," said Ranti Aryani, an Indonesian-born dentist and owner of the dental clinic.


Constitutional Court Justice Saldi Isra: We Have to Restore Public Trust

Saldi Isra's life has changed drastically since April 11, the day President Joko Widodo appointed him as a Constitutional Court (MK) Justice. He had to move to Jakarta, give up…



People are never as enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction."
Simonini says this with certainty, but we do not have to believe it. He is…



I AM an East Jakarta resident with a paper document that serves as an e-KTP substitute. The administration process for my relocation from South Tangerang to East Jakarta was completed…