Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Monday, January 22, 2018

Surplus Now, Shortage Later

Potential decreases in rice production were already detected early last year.


Misguided Rice Management

THE debate over whether or not Indonesia needs to import rice should not have taken place. As long as the government maintained a valid national rice data, rice policy confusion…

A Very Political Reshuffle

President Joko Widodo's latest cabinet shake up was aimed at 2019. He should not forget his own promises.


Malaysiakini’s Verdict AnnulLed

The judge has decided in favor of the lawsuit of a mining company against the news website of Malaysiakini. There is fund raising activity to pay compensation.


Market pulse: The Limited Impact Of The Stock Market’s Walkway Collapse

The collapse of the mezzanine floor walkway at Jakarta’s Stock Exchange building, which injured 70 visitors, halted share trading on Monday, January 16.



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Minister Susi Must Persist

Marine and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti’s move to sink ships owned by illegal fishers seems to have received opposition from some of her colleagues.



Before the gate into Thebes stood a strange, powerful creature who stopped those passing with a riddle.


Bambang Soesatyo, Speaker of the House of Representatives: My Reputation is the House’s Reputation

It was just past 2pm when Bambang Soesatyo entered the parliamentary complex in Senayan, Jakarta, last Tuesday.

Word Watch

1928 and then

I am constantly amazed at the speed of change in the Indonesian language today, particularly at the ‘deepening’ of the language in terms of register.


Welcome to 2018—The Year of AI

If the history of human advancement has taught us one thing, it is this: genuine step-change progress does not occur because of a single technology breakthrough, but a combination of…


Changing Perceptions

Persons with disabilities living in Indonesia are subjected to limited public access and a dearth of employment opportunities

The Climb to Equality

Members of the Diffabled Movement for Equality in Makassar, South Sulawesi, are fighting the stigma they face. One of their activities are mountain climbing.

Science & Technology

Fire at the Jakarta Maritime Museum

Dozens of invaluable items at the Jakarta Maritime Museum were destroyed in a fire. The building is no longer in appropriate condition for a maritime museum.


Setya’s Fabricated Diagnosis

The KPK named Setya’s former lawyer and a doctor suspects in obstruction of justice. Evidence includes CCTV footage and forged medical records.


Careful Planning for Next Year

Retired general Moeldoko does not represent the Hanura Party in replacing Teten Masduki in the Cabinet. Some say this is one of Jokowi’s strategies preparing for 2019.

Moeldoko: There is Concern About the Army’s Entry into Politics

Although he was busy moving from one place to the next last Wednesday, former Indonesian Military (TNI) commander and retired general Moeldoko somehow managed to keep his hair neat.