Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Rice Affair

STEFANUS Joko Mogoginta should have presided over two meetings on the 17th Floor of Plaza Mutiara in Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta, last Monday. Instead, he spent Monday morning on the…


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Clarification from a Surya University Former Lecturer

I AM a director from Surepassindo and a former lecturer from Surya University. I would like to provide clarification on an article in Tempo, the July 24-30 edition, titled Education…


No More Bullying

BULLYING incidents among students from grade school, middle school to university were rampant last month. Two incidents have been consuming our attention, especially since they happened almost at the same…


Questioning Rice Raid

FOR Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman, 'enforcing the law' in the food industry may be similar to staging a reality show. Along with the National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian…

Empty Threat from Senayan

The inquiry right committee set up by the House of Representatives (DPR) seemed to be at their wit's end. The direction of the investigation was not clear as it failed…


Deadly Cocktail for Disaster

The political year has arrived early. National elections are still two years away but looking at the government's targets for the 2018 budget, it seems that the efforts to secure…


Opening Access to The Joys Of Dance

Indonesia is home to 1.6 million children with special needs, according to the Ministry of Education and Culture's estimate. Many of these children are robbed of the chance to enjoy…

Keeping to The Beat

FELIANI Amelia Putri smooth, rhythmical moves mesmerized hundreds in the audience who watched her performance at the Mataram Mall, Lombok. The dance was the opening act for a drawing competition.…


Pro-Caliphate Lecturers

Last Monday, Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir threatened civil servant university lecturers who are members of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) with a demand for resignation. If…

Empty Bullets Shot at Novel

Two days after Mico Fanji Tirtayasa uploaded a confessional video claiming he had been pressured by a Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator to testify on a bribe given to Constitutional…


The Wanderlust's Failed Mission

A yellow police line stretched in front of the gates of the Mandalika Hotel in Anyer, Banten Province. "It's been there since the arrest," said Rozi, a security guard at…


Don't Wait until Indonesia Falls Apart

The mission is carried out from a room very similar to an 'emergency post' on the second floor of State Secretariat on Jalan Veteran, Central Jakarta. Here Yudi Latif, 53,…



We are not all like Odysseus who had to cross a perilous strait.
As the famous story tells of the King of Ithaca who sailed home after the Trojan…