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  • Wushu Indonesia Board’s Right of Reply
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    Wushu Indonesia Board’s Right of Reply

    Wushu Indonesia Board and Airlangga University write their right of reply, while Gabriel Maha makes clarification for the article on land dispute in East Nusa Tenggara.

     

  • I Was Dragged In, But I Do Not Withdraw
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    I Was Dragged In, But I Do Not Withdraw

    Arifin Wiguna, the President Commisioner of Dini Nusa Kusuma explains some difficulties his company experienced in their effort to finance a satelite project for the 123 degrees east longitude orbital slot. But he is confident that the fund will come very soon.

  • We Could Lose Our Orbital Slot Rights
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    We Could Lose Our Orbital Slot Rights

    Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny Gerard Plate said he has met with Dini Nusa Kusuma’s President Commissioner, Arifin Wiguna, to discuss the progress of satelite project for the 123 degrees east longitude orbital slot. As the International Telecommunication Union deadline approaches for Indonesia to orbit its satellite in that orbital slot by 2024, the project has yet to show positive developments.

  • The Names Behind DNK
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    The Names Behind DNK

    A number of businesspeople are believed to have supported Dini Nusa Kusuma. With the deadline approaching, the satellite project’s financing is still unclear.

  • A Message from General Scotch
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    A Message from General Scotch

    The satellite project to fill the 123 degrees east longitude orbital slot came to a standstill. Signs of problems in the tender three years ago emerged amid the absence of potential investors. 

  • What’s Important is that Vaccines are No Longer for Sale
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    What’s Important is that Vaccines are No Longer for Sale

    Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin confirms that there have been leaks in the Covid-19 vaccination program as well as data weaknesses. He also speaks about the security of the country’s vaccine supply.

  • Pelni Hospital’s Flyer Mishap
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    Pelni Hospital’s Flyer Mishap

    Pelni Hospital issued flyers with information on Covid-19 vaccine prices and registration for vaccination. State-owned enterprises ministry officials were infuriated.

  • Sputnik’s Letter
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    Sputnik’s Letter

    Businesspeople are lobbying the government to be allowed to perform independent vaccination. But there is a reluctance to provide free vaccination for employees.

  • Vaccine Opportunists
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    Vaccine Opportunists

    Non-health care professionals—including desk workers, socialites, bureaucrats, government officials, and family members of regional heads—were vaccinated in the first-stage vaccination program. Messy data is believed to be one of the causes of leaks in the vaccination program.

  • Semarang State University's Right of Reply
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    Semarang State University's Right of Reply

    Semarang State University writes its right of reply for the cover story of Tempo of the February 15-21, 2021 edition, Honoris Causa For Sale.

  • There’s an Increase in Honorary Degrees Granting
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    There’s an Increase in Honorary Degrees Granting

    Higher Education Director-General Nizam explains the issue of honorary degrees granting and the ministry of education and culture’s stance.

  • Honorary Degrees a Dime a Dozen
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    Honorary Degrees a Dime a Dozen

    Some universities are generously awarding honorary degrees to politicians and officials. The selection process is considered to be non-transparent, with underlying political motives. Several officials have also aggressively lobbied for the adjunct professor titles at universities.

  • The Price of an Honorary Degree
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    The Price of an Honorary Degree

    Universities are making it easy for politicians and businessmen to receive honorary degrees. Speeches are prepared with university assistance.

  • Culture in Law Enforcement
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    Culture in Law Enforcement

    Views of Tempo readers on culture in law enforcement and humanism in architecture.

  • The Eagle in Munich
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    The Eagle in Munich

    In 2019, oil palm tycoon Sukanto Tanto purchased the Ludwigstraβe 21 building in Munich, Germany, for Rp6 trillion. The purchase, which went unrecorded by the Financial Reports and Analysis Center, is believed to have been made through a shell corporation affiliated with Sukanto’s Royal Golden Eagle Group. This report is a collaborative effort by Tempo, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), and Süddeutsche Zeitung daily.

  • Ihan Batak in a Eucalyptus Woods
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    Ihan Batak in a Eucalyptus Woods

    Entangled in a conflict with Toba Pulp Lestari company, a customary tribe in North Tapanuli continues to fight for rightful ownership to their land. They are fearful of betraying their ancestors.

  • No Follow-Up to Asian Agri’s Tax Scandal
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    No Follow-Up to Asian Agri’s Tax Scandal

    Investigation into the Asian Agri Group’s tax scandal went no further than the Attorney General’s Office. The tax directorate-general lost in a civil tax case. 

  • Semarang State University’s Right of Reply
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    Semarang State University’s Right of Reply

    Semarang State University writes a right of reply to the article A University Car for Mr. Minister in Tempo, February 1, 2021 edition. 

  • Problematic Articles by Professors Come to Under 1 Percent
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    Problematic Articles by Professors Come to Under 1 Percent

    Ministry of Education and Culture’s explanation on alleged plagiarism by university rectors and professors.

  • Racing to Get Into Predator Journals
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    Racing to Get Into Predator Journals

    Using journals indexed by Scopus increases Indonesian scientific publication at the international level. Yet some of the journals are not credible. Tempo and The Conversation Indonesia did some investigation.

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