Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

A Penchant For Creating Tension

General Gatot Nurmantyo has accused a national institution of illegally importing military-grade weapons. He has attacked the police and taken issue with budget disparities. The government appears indecisive on the…



Appreciating Art and Culture


G30S/PKI Screened Across Indonesia

LAST week, the film Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI (The Treachery of the Communist Party 30 September Movement) was shown throughout Indonesia.


The Commander’s Wrong Strategy

POLITICAL maneuvering by Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo is endangering democracy.

Heads Will Roll

Corruption cases involving regional heads continue to make headlines. Democracy is failing to produce leaders with integrity.


Foreign Country

The past is a foreign country-as the famous saying goes.


An Unexpected Rate Cut

Last Friday, when attention turned to the potential eruption of Mount Agung in Bali, Bank Indonesia (BI) decided to cut its reference rate by 25 basis points.

The Electronic Money Debate

Bank Indonesia is accelerating the implementation of the National Payment Gateway. The electronic money’s top-up fee is met with rejection.

Asean & Beyond

Nursyahbani Katjasungkana,

A Judge in the Judicial Panel of the People’s Tribunal on Myanmar: Myanmar Has Committed Genocide



Another Fall From Grace

Arts & Culture


Finance Minister Requests the Evaluation of 35GW Project


A Roar And Some Stripes

An Ujung Kulon forest ranger encountered a large cat presumed to be a Javan tiger. The tiger had been previously declared extinct.


The Escape Artist

Setya Novanto’s pre-trial ruled out the DPR Speaker’s nomination as suspect in the e-KTP corruption case investigation. There were many irregularities in the proceedings.

Hunter Becomes The Hunted

The taxation directorate-general is liable to the payment of tax restitution and a fine worth at least Rp785 billion to the Permata Hijau Sawit Group. The affair is the outcome…


Sokokembang: Guardians of the Forest

Although the ‘Batik City’ of Pekalongan is not a huge production center for its famous vibrant-colored textiles, the city harbors a plethora of natural wonders in the mountainous area surrounding…


Watch The Birdie

Many of Indonesia’s bird species are dying out. According to IUCN (the International Union for Conservation Nature) 2015 records, 131 bird species in Indonesia are at the brink of extinction,…

Keeping Paradise Safe For The Birds

Youths from the Barawai village in the Yapen Islands, Papua, have joined hands to conserve the bird-of-paradise. Their efforts have won them the Kalpataru Award.