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Edition: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Building the Case Against KPK

A commotion erupted in a WhatsApp chat group created by politicians of the House of Representatives (DPR) on Thursday last week. Akbar Faisal from the National Democrat (NasDem) Party warned…

Archive
Arts

On Humanity, Objects and Connectivity

The Indonesian Pavilion occupies a somewhat small space, only 70 square meters. In the Arsenale Hall in Venice, Italy, Indonesian artist Tintin Wulia digitally combines visual arts, camera, Internet access,…

Diplomatic Bag

OIC Focuses on Youth Issues and Conflicts

Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convened at the 44th Council of Foreign Ministers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on July 10 and 11, to discuss challenges in…

Interview

We Are Racing Against Time

IT seems that Erick Thohir, 47, barely has time to catch his breath. His days are filled with meetings with various parties to ensure that Indonesia is ready to host…

Outreach

Cattle-farming And Pig-breeding, Anyone?

Cattle farming and animal husbandry are being taken up by young people in East Nusa Tenggara. Similar initiatives are easing the burden of unemployment in other parts of Indonesia. In…

From Waste Comes Feed

Maria Heni is busy almost every day, but this June was particularly chaotic. Many of her neighbors in Kampung Rekas, West Manggarai, were throwing celebrations. "Every June, I'm flooded with…

Environment

Investigating the Palu-Koro Fault

TO Izraman, 64, earthquake is nothing out of the extraordinary. The latest earthquake to hit Poso, Central Sulawesi occurred at the end of May. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake injured a number…

News Capsule

The Government Blocks Telegram

The communication and informatics ministry instructed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block 11 domains in Telegram, a web and smartphone social media application, last Thursday. The ministry argued that a…

Law

A Stabbing Incident and Wild Speculations

IRINA Ustinova had been ready since late afternoon at her home on Jalan Kampung Serab, Depok, last Tuesday. She was waiting for the police to come and take her for…

Weekly Business

Taxation: Singapore Opens Up Tax Information

FINANCE Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has confirmed that Indonesia's tax cooperation negotiations with Singapore are going well. The government is now compiling the most recent information regarding the assets of…

Economy

Scrapped Electricity Subsidy Causing a Shock

Sri Widuri was taken aback when she saw her electricity bill on the ATM screen early last month. The Cibubur, East Jakarta resident was planning to pay her electricity bill…

Steps to Organize Energy Subsidies

Although already in effect since the beginning of this year, the government's step to revoke subsidies for the 900-VA electricity user category has led to public unrest. The Energy and…

Opinion

A Plot to Kill KPK

It is plain to see that the establishment of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Right-of-Inquiry Special Committee at the House of Representatives is an endeavor to weaken the commission. The…

Stop Politicizing the Hermansyah Case

Speculations about the motive behind the attack on Hermansyah should stop. There is a rumor that he was stabbed because of his statement on the alleged pornographic act committed by…

Letters

Disappointed in GrabBike's Service

I ordered a motorcycle taxi via the GrabBike application on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at around 11:50pm, from my office in West Jakarta with the Cawang Station set as my…

Indicator

Divided over Rizieq

Leader of the Defenders of Islam Front (FPI) Rizieq Syihab has requested President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo to exercise his power as President and terminate the pornography investigation through high-profile attorney…

Sidelines

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