Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Monday, October 16, 2017

Setya’s Shifting Sands

The KPK is preparing new indictments against Setya Novanto. He is besieged from all sides.


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Scene & Heard

The Teeth that Altered History

Two teeth, neglected for 130 years, reveal that the modern man in the Indonesian archipelago had existed 20,000 years earlier than was previously thought. They lived in the tropical rain…

Diplomatic Bag

Indonesia - Belgium Discuss Negative Palm Oil Campaign

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi brought up the negative campaign against the Indonesia palm oil industry in Europe during her bilateral meeting with her Belgian counterpart, Didier Reynders, in Brussels last…

Lao PDR-Indonesia Celebrate 60 Years of Relations

President Joko Widodo and the Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Thongloun Sisoulith agreed to intensify cooperation especially in trade and investment, security, defense and socio-cultural sectors.


Getting Teens To Talk About Tricky Subjects

A lack of access to information has exposed Indonesian youths to great risks, among them teen pregnancy, the smoking habit, and illegal substance abuse.

Posyandu for Teenagers

Dharmasraya Regency’s local health office has launched an integrated health services post. It holds routine workshops and counseling sessions for teens.

Asean & Beyond

Threatened At Home

Thousands of ethnic Rohingya citizens are still trapped in Rakhine. Those who ran away and took shelter at Bangladesh refugee camps share a similarly miserable fate.


Prioritizing Vanity Plates

The National Police Traffic Corps has bought machines from Germany to print out vanity license plates. The procurement process is considered irregular.

Alcohol Smuggling Syndicate

The police arrested members of an alcohol smuggling syndicate that has been in operation for 20 years. A licensed import company is also suspected of involvement.


Rescuing Bank Muamalat

Indonesia’s first sharia bank is running on deficient capital. Domestic investors are trying to purchase it, including the son of former President Habibie.

Harry N.P. Danardojo, CHIEF of Corporate and Strategic Planner, Minna Padi Investama Sekuritas:

Muamalat Must Generate Profit After Two to Three Years



Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Employees Consultation Council will convene a hearing to address the suspected ethics violation by Investigation Director Aris Budiman.


Agus Rahardjo, Corruption Eradication Commission Chairman: We Will Issue a New Investigation Order

BEING reported for alleged graft- twice within a week- does not help Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairman Agus Raharjo’s mood. In early September, the anti-graft agency chief was reported to…


A Second Attempt at Setya

There is nothing wrong with the cautious stance of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in the electronic ID card (e-KTP) bribery case. But this caution should not make them step…

Disbanding the Liquor Mafia

The smuggling of alcoholic beverages increased after the government append import duties. Stern measures are needed.


Interpreting the Past

Alfred Birney’s The Interpreter of Java is not only an intensely personal story about a traumatized family, the book also reveals a dark history suppressed by the Dutch for decades.


A Duck with a Broken Leg

West Sumatran performers presented a one-week long assortment of performances at the Taman Ismail Marzuki. The Minangkabau Culture and Art Festival featured a revitalized Minangkabau.



Whenever I hear the word ‘Catalonia’ it reminds me of Puyol.



The Army would like to provide clarification in response to the opinion piece titled "Problematic Paddy Fields" and an article titled The Army’s New Paddy Fields in Tempo, issue September…


No Need for Top-Up Fees

BANK Indonesia (BI) has issued Board of Governors’ Regulation No. 19/2017 on the National Payment Gateway to regulate e-money.