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Edition: Monday, January 29, 2018

Same Alexis, Different Name

Prostitution is still taking place at Alexis Hotel even though the Jakarta government did not renew the license of that hotel and its massage parlor. The excitement of the successful…

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Letters

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Opinion

After Alexis

Going Overboard On Morality

The Criminal Code Revisions Bill broadens the scope of the crime of adultery and criminalizes same-sex intercourse. It is a misbegotten regulation.

Economy

The Dollar Question and Rupiah Anomaly

Silicon Valley Financing

Go-Jek has received fresh financing from Google. The Indonesian startup’s current valuation is estimated to be at a total of Rp40 trillion.

Law

KPK-Police Tug of War

The National Police HQ has finally approved the resignation letters of six officers, who have now become permanent KPK investigators. Of the total 22 officers, five are still waiting for…

Lawsuit Ends in Criminalization

A property buyer for Jakarta’s reclaimed islands is named suspect for harshly criticizing and filing a lawsuit against the developer. Buyers are demanding a full refund.

National

Setya’s Testimony, KPK’s Doubt

Setya Novanto has requested to become a ‘justice collaborator’ for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), to help the agency expose the electronic ID card (e-KTP) corruption. But he has offered…

Outreach

Premium Village Cacao

According to the Indonesian Cacao Industry Association (AIKI), Indonesia’s cacao plantations only yield around 340,000 tons of produce annually, while the country’s cacao processing capacity is now at at 800,000…

Freedom from Middlemen

Farmers in the East Luwu regency, South Sulawesi, are sustainably farming their cacao and freeing themselves from middlemen in the process.

Asean & Beyond

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