Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Monday, February 05, 2018

LGBT's Caught Up in Election Pandering

Violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is increasing as the 2019 General Elections approach. Indications show that the police are among their persecutors. Along with communism,…


Market pulse: Navigating A Changing World Order

At the recent World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, US President Donald Trump talked about the success of his controversial ‘America First’ policies which isolate the US from the…

Putting Big Data To Good Use

Local companies are starting to monetize digital data. Product development and business expansion no longer rely on intuition.

Diplomatic Bag

Indonesia-Afghanistan To Strengthen Economic Cooperation

President Joko Widodo visited Afghanistan and met President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on February 29. In the meeting, the two leaders agreed to improve the two countries’ economic cooperation. "I…


National Human Rights Commission Chairman Ahmad Taufan Damanik: Sexual Orientation is a Basic Human Right

THE furor over the issue of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community suddenly became a discussion at the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM).


Protecting LGBTs

THE fact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights are always hotly debated ahead of every general election is proof that this issue contains major political impact.

Skulduggery in Party Verifications

The simplification of parties’ factual verifications is violating the law. The validity of election results could be in danger.


Don’t Regulate Online Taxi Rates

The government has issued Transportation Minister Regulation No. 108/2017 on Non-route Public Transportation, which regulates, among others, the minimum and maximum rates for online taxis.



Dear readers, digitalization and the rapid growth of Internet-based communication technology impact everyone, and Tempo is no exception.


Daoed Joesoef

On the wall of Daoed Joesoef’s house is a painting: an empty beach, with waves rolling from the horizon.


Mentawai Islands: Revisiting Ancient Ways

We’re learning that modern civilization is not all it’s cracked up to be and many of us can’t help the desire for a getaway to a place where religion, creative…


The Difficult Breeding of the Javanese Bull

Baluran National Park’s semi-natural breeding program for the Javanese bull is not running as well as expected. Parent bulls are few and enclosures are too small.


Respecting Differences, Fostering Peace

Indonesia’s ethnic and religious groups are often at odds, with tension brewing among them and even violent conflicts. But community groups have stepped forward to offer peace. The Women’s Legal…

Carrying the Torch for Unity

A youth group in the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) have declared a peace pact. It all began with the National Torch of Peace for Indonesian Youths.


Bail or Bribe?

Police arrested six Korean nationals for allegedly using drugs. Not long after, they were released, after purportedly paying Rp1.6 billion.


Not-So-Simple Party Verification

The government and the DPR rejected KPU’s proposal to perform field verification for political parties.


The Footprints of Apartheid

Slavery shackled South Africa for 200 years. The rights of the country’s black population were restricted, even to the simple right as going into city centers. Conditions worsened when the…

Beverly Hills of the Slums

Some of Langa’s residents live in poverty, not so different from the days of apartheid. A ‘poverty tour’ is offered to tourists.