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Edition 21 May 2019

  • Crucial Moments
    Cover Story

    Crucial Moments

    The government detected a potential threat from a “trained” group on the day the elections’ official results are to be announced. The threat is believed to be more dangerous than the known incitements to sedition. There is rumor that the government is preparing snipers for the announcement day

  • A Trained Group As Demonstration Freeloader
  • One Election, Two Stances
    Cover Story

    One Election, Two Stances

    Prabowo Subianto is bent on rejecting the presidential election’s outcome. Coalition parties are starting to abandon him.

  • Far-Fetched Claims
    Cover Story

    Far-Fetched Claims

    Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno and their campaign team are claiming structural, systematic and massive deception in the presidential election. Prabowo has gone as far as claiming victory. Some of these claims have scant evidence.

  • Eureka! Female Inventors
    Special Report

    Eureka! Female Inventors

    Young, female, and discoverers. These six women show just how bright is the future for women researchers in science, technology, and innovation which tends to be dominated by men. They have made important breakthroughs in areas ranging from medicine to food technology.

  • Inventing in Great Britain
    Special Report

    Inventing in Great Britain

    Dewi Nur Aisyah together with her colleagues invented an automatic detecting device for tuberculosis. She applied the machine learning technology.

  • Luak Coffee Tracker
    Special Report

    Luak Coffee Tracker

    She is first to discover a formula to identify the authenticity of luak coffee. Her work became an international reference.

  • A Gene Bringing Hope
    Special Report

    A Gene Bringing Hope

    Despite facing difficulties during her first year doctoral studies, Korri Elvanita El Khobar made an important breakthrough in medical science.

  • Turning Oil Palm Waste Into Cellphone Screens
    Special Report

    Turning Oil Palm Waste Into Cellphone Screens

    Athanasia Amanda Septevani is using empty oil palm tree fruit clusters as material to make screens for electronic devices. It is environmentally friendly and will likely be far less expensive.

  • Indri Badria Adilina: The Magic Spell of Catalysts
    Special Report

    Indri Badria Adilina: The Magic Spell of Catalysts

    Indri Badria Adilina finds raw materials for industrial products processed from local natural resources. Her discovery may be an answer to reducing reliance on imported catalysts.

  • Special Report

    Special Report

    Ratih Damayanti: Inspired by Wood Anatomy

    Smitten with the anatomy of plants since her college days, Ratih Damayanti invented an automatic wood identification tool. One app to identify hundreds of varieties.


  • Economy

    Pressure from Passengers

    Pressure from Passengers

    The government has lowered the ceiling for air ticket prices. Air Asia is asked to balance out Garuda’s and Lion Air’s domination.

  • Economy

    Import as a Last Resort

    Import as a Last Resort

    The lag in garlic supply has sparked price hikes. The Trade Ministry has yet to approve State Logistics Agency to start importing this staple spice.

  • Economy

    A Hard Choice to Nurture Economic Growth

    A Hard Choice to Nurture Economic Growth

    Indonesia's key economics indicators for Q1-2019 are out with many bad scores in them. At the same time, global financial market is in turmoil. The US-China trade war rages on, and the US-Iran conflict is escalating towards an open war.

  • Photo

    Picture Window

    Breaking the Boundary

    Residents of Chinese descendant are preparing fast-breaking meal at Dharma Bakti Temple in Jakarta, Saturday, May 11. The event, held by the Muslim Chinese Community and Dharma Bakti Foundation, is conducted to strengthen interfaith harmony. ANTARA/Akbar Nugroho Gumay


  • Budi Karya Sumadi, Transportation Minister:  Everybody complains about airplane tickets

    Budi Karya Sumadi, Transportation Minister: Everybody complains about airplane tickets

    Two weeks ago, the #PecatBudiKarya (#FireBudiKarya) campaign reverberated across Twitter.

  • “Orpheus, I Will Not Return”

    “Orpheus, I Will Not Return”

    At the Salihara last week, Melati Suryodarmo presented Goenawan Mohamad’s poem Orfeus (Orpheus) as a choreography.

  • An Online Sanctuary for Rare Sounds

    An Online Sanctuary for Rare Sounds

    Palmer Keen’s interest in Indonesia’s culture and traditions has taken him to the country’s various corners, to record unique sounds. He archives the histories of these musical instruments.

  • Wisjnuprapto’s Response

    Wisjnuprapto’s Response

    I was stunned to read the simple and casual reply of Tempo of the May 6-12, 2019 edition to my clarification, saying that “The writer of the article, Hussein Abri Dongoran, met with you in the house on Jalan Kertanegara 4, South Jakarta, on April 17, 2019 at around 3pm.

  • *It’s empty, Sir... You want to move to Kalimantan, right? Well, that’s good...  
  • A Knight Or A Demagogue

    A Knight Or A Demagogue

    For Prabowo Subianto, the presidential election this time may well be the last opportunity for his bid for presidency.

  • Mismanaging Garlic

    Mismanaging Garlic

    The cabinet’s mismanagement has sent the garlic price to go through the roof. The inter-ministerial coordination and the market mechanism need to be fixed.

  • Inspirational Minds

    Inspirational Minds

    Amid the country’s less than robust research activities, several female researchers have made their marks with breakthrough achievements. The sector deserves a budget hike.

  • Entangled Airfares

    Entangled Airfares

    The government’s decision to lower the ceiling tariff for airline fares will not be effective in controlling prices. The key is in the ministerial level coordination.

  • Sidelines

    We return to Homer’s tale—to the story about seas, sailors, singing sirens, and songs causing death.

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