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Edition: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Setya Novanto's Shaky Ground

After emerging unscathed in many criminal cases, Setya Novanto was finally named a corruption suspect in the electronic ID card project. He has lost support from the presidential palace, his…

Archive
Letters

Sufmi Dasco's Right of Reply

IN regard to the article, Building The Case Against KPK, published in the July 17-23 issue of Tempo magazine, I wish to deliver the following response:

Sidelines

Perspective

Mountains. Rice fields. Roads. Lines of trees stretching into the distance...
We have known this landscape for years: the work of obedient schoolchildren following their teachers' instructions, or artists…

Indicator

Telegram Potentially Blocked

TERRORISM's wide use of the social media as a tool for communication has caused the government to take drastic measures. Two weeks ago, the communication and information ministry blocked Telegram's…

Opinion

Democracy Abused

SETYA Novanto is a fine example of the irony of democracy. The Golkar party chairman climbed the political ladder to the top through constitutional procedures including general and party elections.…

The Fading Dream of Yohanes Surya

The calculations for business projections are not as accurate as the results of physics formulas. There are many uncertainties that need to be anticipated. Professor Yohanes Surya should have realized…

Economy

Market Pulse: Managing Expectations

After an unusually disappointing sales performance during the normally busy month of Ramadan, companies are quietly scaling down their second half financial targets and their full year sales and earnings…

Retail Woes

Savitri Amir no longer surfs online shops simply to satisfy her penchant for unique objects. After she got married two years ago, the private sector employee began using the online…

Law

Resistance from Kebon Sirih

ANSUFRI Idrus Sambo's statement at the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) triggered suspicion among leaders of the National Movement for Safeguarding Indonesian Ulama Council Decrees (GNPF MUI). Two weeks…

Harry Tanoesoedibjo, MNC Group's President Commissioner: I'm Just a Regular guy

The National Police has named President Commissioner of the MNC Group Hary Tanoesoedibjo suspect in the an alleged threat message delivered to Yulianto, chief special crimes investigator at the Attorney…

News Capsule

Election Law to Be Contested

LAST Friday the general elections bill was passed in a plenary session. Protests immediately followed. "I will make an appeal to test the law," said Crescent Star Party Chairman Yusril…

Environment

Calamity for coral reefs

MUHAMMAD Ilyas still remembers well how easy it was to collect clams, catch crabs or find flower-like jellyfish on the shore as a child. Now these creatures have become hard…

Outreach

Have Books, Will Travel

Indonesia's notorious general lack of interest in books made it rank 60th out of 61 countries in the World's Most Literate Nations ranking published by the Central Connecticut University. In…

Reading on the Sentani Lake

Jasman is always excited for Monday to arrive. On that day, the sixth grader and tens of his friends in the Hobong village, Jayapura, gather for the Children's Learning Course,…

Indofile

Aging along with Jakarta

On Friday, June 9, Adolf Heuken and Tempo magazine took a stroll along old buildings in the Harmoni vicinity all the way to Kota Tua, or Jakarta old's town. Heuken…

Interview

Fethullah Gulen, Turkish Spiritual Leader: Erdogan is not Fit to be President

Whenever the failed military coup which took place in Turkey on July 15, 2016, is talked about, his name will also be mentioned. But Muhammad Fethullah Gulen, 79accused as being…

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