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  • Dangerous Articles
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    Dangerous Articles

    Tempo Cartoon: Imam Yunni

  • When Bigger is Better
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    When Bigger is Better

    A tax discount for buyers of automobiles will not be effective in increasing economic growth. A comprehensive stimulus policy package is needed.

  • Unsustainable Way to Manage Waste
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    Unsustainable Way to Manage Waste

    Although banned by law, 22 open waste dumping sites are still operating. The principle of reduce, reuse, recycle is still nothing more than a slogan.

  • Disastrous Army Business
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    Disastrous Army Business

    In Pasuruan, East Java, a combat engineer battalion is in dispute with its business partner over the management of a gas station. It is time military businesses were put in order.

  • Problems in the Vaccine Program
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    Problems in the Vaccine Program

    Leaks of Covid-19 vaccines disrupted the program to immunize the most vulnerable people. Rather than holding celebrations, the government must improve the data for targeting vaccinations.

  • Empty Words about Sovereignty
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    Empty Words about Sovereignty

    The transfer of the management of the Rokan Block from Chevron to Pertamina is delayed by a number of problems. This is the result of the government's politicizing of economic decisions.

  • Political Meddling in the Research Agency
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    Political Meddling in the Research Agency

    The establishment of the National Research and Innovation Agency is held up by a dispute over political interests. This shows the lack of commitment to innovation.

  • Legal Limbo for R.J. Lino
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    Legal Limbo for R.J. Lino

    The investigation into the alleged corruption over the supply of cranes to Pelindo II in 2010 has been in limbo for more than five years. The KPK must immediately make clear of R.J. Lino's circumstances.

  • Doctor Honoris Causa for Sale
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    Doctor Honoris Causa for Sale

    Honorary doctorates (doctor honoris causa) should only be given to people who have made a real contribution to the advancement of knowledge. Universities are embarrassing themselves.

  • Wrong Target
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    Wrong Target

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Self-Criticism
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    Self-Criticism

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • The Bitter Tale of Sugar Imports
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    The Bitter Tale of Sugar Imports

    Inconsistency in the regulations governing sugar imports caused food and drink companies scrambling to find supplies. Investment projections could be affected.

  • Democracy Grows and then Dies in Myanmar
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    Democracy Grows and then Dies in Myanmar

    The military coup d’état killed the democracy that had never really flourished in Myanmar. ASEAN must not remain silent.

  • The Democrat Party Drama
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    The Democrat Party Drama

    Moeldoko intervened in leadership maneuvers at the Democrat Party to conduct an extraordinary congress. This could lead to the establishment of a political cartel.

  • Tanoto’s Suspicious Transactions
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    Tanoto’s Suspicious Transactions

    The purchase by the Sukanto Tanoto business group of an office building worth trillions of rupiah in Germany has prompted many questions. The proceeds from natural resources exploitation should be returned to Indonesia.

  • A New Opportunity for Renewable Energy
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    A New Opportunity for Renewable Energy

    The New and Renewable Energy Bill must accelerate the endeavor to abandon fossil-based energy sources such as coal. As a precondition, the mechanism for purchasing electricity must be revised.

  • Transparency on Nuclear Energy
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    Transparency on Nuclear Energy

    The government needs to carefully study the plan to build a thorium power station in Bangka Belitung. Environmentally friendly energy sources must be prioritized.

  • The Secret Tricks of Drugs Police
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    The Secret Tricks of Drugs Police

    Three middle ranking police officers who appear to have stolen money related to drug crimes must be severely punished. There must be a decriminalization program for drug users.

  • A Dangerous Signal from Campus
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    A Dangerous Signal from Campus

    The government decision to go ahead with the appointment of a problematic university rector sends the wrong message to the public. The quality of research is at stake.

  • Circle of Lies
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    Circle of Lies

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

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