Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Monday, February 19, 2018

The Substitute’s Burden

There is still much to prepare for the 18th Asian Games to be held in Jakarta and Palembang this coming August. The event will cost the state Rp25 trillion.


Reading for the Future

Indonesians appear to have a low interest in reading-at least according to the World’s Most Literate Nations study published by the Central Connecticut State University in 2016

The Joys of Reading, Learning and Gardening

Balai Baca Rumah Bako in Kapalo Koto, West Sumatra, offers an unexpected combination of literacy and agriculture.


Caught in a Burning Price

PLN has sought coal price regulations since the beginning of last year. The option of floor and ceiling rates has been pruned out.

Market Pulse: The Challenge Of Finding The Right Balance

As we enter the Lunar Year of the Dog, that stresses the virtues of loyalty and caution, it is appropriate that they are adopted, to help us face a more…


House of Glass

The State cannot translate God into itself. But recently something has been happening, something that seems to be coming from anxiety, making people consider the State capable of dealing with…


A Step Backward in the novel Investigation

The Jakarta Police is using the Ombudsman’s recommendations in the Novel Baswedan investigation. Their excuse to put an end to Muhammad Lestaluhu’s examination.


After the king’s Words

Yogyakarta is considered as one of the country’s least tolerant cities. This has the support of authorities and officials.


LAST Monday, the House of Representative passed the revision to Law No.

Diplomatic Bag

Queen Maxima Appreciates Indonesia’s Financial Inclusion Efforts

United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, appreciated Indonesia’s steps to accelerate financial inclusion in the country.

Indonesia Can be Bridge for MSG to Other Regional Cooperations

Indonesia reaffirmed its commitment to push economic development in the Melanesia sub-region during the Leader’s Summit of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, last week.


Tracing Religious History in Barus Mantras

President Joko Widodo’s Inauguration of the Nusantara Islamic Civilization Kilometer Zero Monument on March 24, 2017, confirmed Barus, North Sumatra, as Islam’s first entry point into the Indonesian archipelago (Nusantara),…


The Asian Games Predicament

With such poor preparations, the 18th Asian Games to be held in Jakarta and Palembang this August may turn into a mess.

Bring Back the Old Yogya

Intolerance continues to be seen in Yogyakarta. Leaders must be firm and the people must unite.


Yes to Alms, No to Salary Cut

The government plans to collect alms from Muslim civil servants’ salaries.



I would like to express my objection to an article titled "Drunk Verdict in the Death Room" published in Tempo magazine, issue February 5-11, 2018.