Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Along-Winded Negotiation

Ignasius Jonan, Sri Mulyani, and Arcandra Tahar held a closed meeting with Freeport-McMoran’s CEO.during negotiations, Freeport continued to bargain for an operational period extension and postponing the company’s divestment deadline.


Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi

Our Sports ARE too Bureaucratic


Lake Toba’s Call

Her love for Lake Toba moved her to try clean up the lake’s environment. not only wanting to help preserve nature, she also delved into tourism.


Chemical-Free Farming to the Rescue

In spite of its fertile soil, Indonesia is still miles away from food self-sufficiency. Some farmers have adopted the organic method to increase their yields and improve food security. In…

Returning to an Old Heritage

Women farmers in the regency of Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan, are taking advantage of natural substances to produce their own fertilizer and organic pesticide. The formulas are heirlooms from their…



In addition to requesting for a new building and higher foreign visit allowance, members of the House of Representatives (DPR) also demanded an increase in aspiration allowance for 2018. Starting…

The rattle-tattler

The KPK’s Director of Investigation admitted to internal conflict among the Commission’s investigators. The House’s Inquiry Committee put him on center stage to state his case.



Realized and Unrealized Designs

Setiadi Sopandi: More Drawings Yet to be Scanned


Going Electric

The government plans to ban the sale of oil-fueled cars by 2040. Regulations to accelerate the production of electric-powered vehicles become priority.

Hopeful for Next Year

Last week, after Bank Indonesia (BI) cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 4.5 percent, the rupiah slightly weakened to Rp 13,359 per US$1, but quickly strengthened…


Don Quixote

A long joke can be funny and then become serious. One long joke in history was written by Miguel de Cervantes in 17th-century Spain: I am talking, of course, of…


The Ultimate Deal

Problematic paddy Fields

There are indications of problems in the project to lay out paddy fields involving the military units in several regions. The project was flawed from the start.



In reference to Tempo's report in the August 28-September 3, 2017 edition titled 'The Enemy Within', the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) wishes to explain a few points to allow readers…


Tempo magazine's article titled "Pesta-pora Dana Desa" (Village Fund Feast), published on Tempo Magazine on August 20, 2017, Special Independence Edition, that highlighted hundreds of reports of village funds misuse…


Don’t Cover Up for First Travel

Should the government pay for all the First Travel victims’ umrah trip?