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Edition 23 October 2018

  • The Big Boss’ Footprints
    Cover Story

    The Big Boss’ Footprints

    Lippo Group CEO James Riady is implicated in the bribery case plaguing the Meikarta project. The KPK team searched his home, suspecting there may be evidence of foul play. There is suspicion that he once met with suspects in the case and was aware of the bribery.

  • Crunch Time for District 28
    Cover Story

    Crunch Time for District 28

    There is suspicion that residential apartment towers in Meikarta were built before building permits were issued. Meikarta’s marketing may have been in violation of the law.

  • Anxious Buyers
    Cover Story

    Anxious Buyers

    DOZENS sat on rows of sofas facing the station where buyers select apartment units at the Meikarta Marketing Gallery in Cikarang, Bekasi Regency, last Thursday.

  • An Ambitious Project in Trouble
    Cover Story

    An Ambitious Project in Trouble

    When the Meikarta project in Cikarang, Bekasi Regency, West Java, was still in its planning phase, there were already suspicions of foul play.

  • New CITY In Cibatu
    Cover Story

    New CITY In Cibatu

    Lippo Group claims it will build a new city on an area of 774 hectares with various modern facilities.

  • Hard Cases, Hard Promises

    Hard Cases, Hard Promises

    After four years in office, the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla administration has not yet met their campaign promise to settle cases of serious human rights violations. With no intention to take the cases to trial, the government wants the matter to be settled through reconciliation and no apology. The National Commission on Human Rights is highlighting Wiranto’s role.

  • Circumventing the Human Rights Court

    Circumventing the Human Rights Court

    THE offer was put on the table by Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo in a meeting at the coordinating ministry for politic, justice and security affairs in May. National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) chief Ahmad Taufan Damanik recalls that during that meeting Prasetyo first offered solutions for serious past human rights violations that occurred after the turn of this century. “That made sense,” Damanik said last Wednesday, repeating his reply to the offer.

  • Over Before It Began

    Over Before It Began

    Efforts to deal with the 1965 human rights violations have stalled. Initiatives for resolutions actually come from the regions.

  • Five Hundred Days for One Novel

    Five Hundred Days for One Novel

    The police investigation into the case of KPK investigator Novel Baswedan is stagnated. The unsolved case can become a blemish on the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla administration.

  • We Can’t Promise Anything

    We Can’t Promise Anything

    As the end of their term of office approaches, President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla still have some unfulfilled campaign promises. One of them is to resolve the past human right abuse cases. While acknowledging their failure in following through on their promise, Kalla said, “the government has done its best,” in a special interview with Tempo in his office two weeks ago.

  • Outreach


    Empowering Fisherwomen

    Women are often not recognized as fishers. They need information and access to various facilities, including assistance.


  • Economy

    Easy Pay for Lesser Price

    Easy Pay for Lesser Price

    Payment apps’ competition tightens. Businesses engage in promotion wars to boost transactions

  • Economy

    Pursued by the Central Bank’s Standards

    Pursued by the Central Bank’s Standards

    THE WeChat Pay clamor in Bali that began two months ago has not changed Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara’s perception. WeChat Pay accepted payment in Chinese renminbi—something which is against Bank Indonesia’s (BI) regulation. But Rudiantara did not make a big deal out of the situation and instead sought ways to allow the company partner with local entities, thus maintaining their operations in Indonesia. “I’ve known about this for quite some time. They’re not exactly hiding it,” Rudiantara said in his office in Jakarta, last Thursday.

  • Market Pulse

    Evil Winter is Right Here

    Evil Winter is Right Here

    The world economy keeps on shaking. Even the mighty Chinese economy has taken a hit. Last Thursday, the renminbi fell, almost touched the psychological barrier of 7 yuan per US dollar. China’s economic growth as of Q3 2018 was only 6.5 percent annually, the lowest since the global crisis of 2008-2009.

  • KTU’s Right of Reply

    KTU’s Right of Reply

    We hereby submit our right of reply to the article Troubled Waters Around the Port published in the October 15-21, 2018 edition of Tempo Magazine.

  • I Want To Move To Meikarta

    I Want To Move To Meikarta

    I Want To Move To Meikarta

  • MegaProject’s Mega Bribes

    MegaProject’s Mega Bribes

    MegaProject’s Mega Bribes

  • Sweet Empty Promises

    Sweet Empty Promises

    The government has never been serious about tackling past human rights violations. Reconciliation is not a solution.

  • Pushing for Electronic Election

    Pushing for Electronic Election

    The government must speed up the process for implementing electronic voting and counting. Cheaper, more efficient and accurate.

  • Regulating Digital Payments

    Regulating Digital Payments

    Non-cash payments are becoming increasingly popular. Firm intervention is needed from the Central Bank.

  • 63 Percent of Muslim Teachers Intolerant

    63 Percent of Muslim Teachers Intolerant

    A research conducted by the Center for Islamic and Social Studies (PPIM) of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University has indicated that the majority of Muslim teachers in Indonesia are intolerant of other religious adherents. Based on a PPIM survey of 2,237 teachers, those maintaining the intolerant view constituted 63.07 percent of respondents. “The research aims at examining the pluralist view and attitude of school and madrasah (Islamic school) teachers in Indonesia,” said PPIM Executive Director Saiful Usman last Tuesday.

  • Sums
    Word Watch


    2 x 2 = 4. Two twos are four.

  • Sidelines

    It is now two minutes to midnight. Not long to Doomsday.

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