Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Monday, April 02, 2018

212 General Runs for President

After retiring from the military, Gatot Nurmantyo now wishes to run in the 2019 presidential election. He's receiving support from a volunteer group and is in communication with several political…



Silence is the world of the Sufi. There, it can intoxicate.

Word Watch


In the last column, 'False Friends', I discussed divergence between Indonesian Malay and Malaysian Malay.

Asean & Beyond

1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy: Overindebtedness is at the Root of 1MDB's Problems

Arul Kanda Kandasamy has been preoccupied since the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal rose to the surface.



I wish to express my deep disappointment in Home Credit, who delivered-for the lack of a better word-lousy service.


Improving Sanitation at Home

Nearly half of all Indonesians do not have proper sanitation.

Working Together for a Healthy Environment

Villagers in Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan, are working together to build toilets for disadvantaged families. Village governments are assisting by helping fund the work.


Setya's Half-Hearted Whistleblowing

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors have demanded a 16-year prison sentence for Setya Novanto and have rejected his justice collaborator request. Setya seems to be trying hard to avoid a…

The 'Mary Jane' from Blitar

A woman from Blitar, thought to be a victim of human trafficking, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the Philippines for her supposed involvement in a narcotics case.


Agrarian Reform Candy

It will be difficult for the government's land redistribution program to meet its 2019 target, despite readjusted goals.


Salty Over Imports

A number of foreign companies have threatened to leave the country if the Indonesian government fails to provide a guarantee for the supply of salt. Susi Pudjiastuti is at odds…


General Gatot's Controversy

The emergence of General Gatot Nurmantyo in the race for the presidency and vice-presidency is heating up the temperature of Indonesia's politics.

Empty Threat from Setya

Setya Novanto's testimony is not enough to have other politicians put on trial for corruption over the electronic ID cards case. He is just shooting off his mouth.


Government Should not Threaten

LUHUT Binsar Panjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, was criticized for a controversial statement he made.