Tempo English Weekly
Edition: Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

A Pertamina pipeline which broke spilled the equivalent of 40,000 barrels of crude oil into the waters of Balikpapan Bay. The investigation is aimed at the MV Ever Judger vessel,…


Should Dr. Terawan Be Suspended?

TWO weeks ago, the Indonesian Doctors Association Committee (PB IDI) announced their decision to postpone Dr. Terawan Agus Putranto's suspension from the association.


A Crude Awakening

The pipeline leak in the Balikpapan Bay, East Kalimantan, has shown Pertaminas unpreparedness for mitigating the effects of operational failures.

Overboard Bank Century Ruling

The Bank Century pre-trial ruling goes too far. The Supreme Court must intervene.



Page 16 of Tempo magazine, April 9-15, 2018 issue, contains the following passage: "After last year’s end-of-fasting month Lebaran holidays, Effendy and Syamsudin met at Syafruddin’s official residence in Kebayoran…



Religion and rage: they are so close these days. But not in the past, at least as I recall.


Constitutional court Chief Justice Anwar Usman: Two-Thirds of Judges Will Go To Hell

When he first arrived at his new office on the pinnaclethe 15th floorof the Constitutional Court building in Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Jakarta, two weeks ago


Danarto: literary sketches

Danarto wished to eliminate strict barriers between art forms and to create text that strained and pushed against itself, while functioning as a unit.


Guarding the Sea Protectors

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has declared six of the seven sea turtle species as endangered.

Keeping Paloh’s Turtles Safe

Paloh residents are helping protect sea turtles along the regency’s coast. WWF offered to provide guidance.


A New Twist in the Century Case

A court decision ordered the KPK to name Boediono and his colleagues new suspects in the Bank Century case. The judge received backlash for allegedly acting beyond his authority.

The Sixth Pre-trial

SOLE pre-trial judge Effendi Mukhtar has granted some of the Indonesian Anti Corruption Community’s (MAKI) pre-trial motions.


Clinical Tests Missing

Dr. Terawan was suspended for allegedly applying his high-priced signature treatment on cerebrovascular patients without having clinical tests performed for the procedure.

Terawan’s Modified Procedure

The Medical Ethics Council has been delaying Terawan Agus Putranto’s suspension and the revocation of his practice license since February 26.


Endo Suanda’s Bamboo Instruments

Musicologist Endo Suanda has created a variety of musical instruments out of bamboo. These include guitars, kecapi (Indonesian zither), kettle drums, and even large drums for mosques.

Asean & Beyond

A Wave of Attacks Before the War

The Malaysian Government disbanded Mahathir Mohamad’s party before the general election. It is a maneuver to weaken the opposition.



THE government is again requiring Pertamina to distribute Premium fuel in Java, Madura and Bali.

The Winding Road For New Institution

Indonesia and Turkey are fighting over the location for the Mega Islamic Bank. The Islamic Development Bank is offering a number of options.