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Edition 16 July 2019

  • The BLBI Whirlwind
    Cover Story

    The BLBI Whirlwind

    The Supreme Court’s verdict releases Syafruddin Arsyad Temenggung, previously charged for issuing a letter clearing Sjamsul Nursalim of his Bank Indonesia liquidity support debt. Supreme court justices attempted to persuade another in the panel that the case was not criminal. Supreme Court Chief Justice Hatta Ali is caught in the whirlwind.

  • Resistance from Kuningan
    Cover Story

    Resistance from Kuningan

    The KPK has prepared a number of options to fight Syafruddin Temenggung’s release. The case against Sjamsul Nursalim is under threat.

  • A Blacksmith Resurfaces

    A Blacksmith Resurfaces

    A fugitive since 2003, Para Wijayanto, who is believed to be a leader of the Jamaah Islamiyah, is arrested. There is not yet any evidence that he is going to commit any acts of terror.

  • An Engineer from Kalijati

    An Engineer from Kalijati

    Para Wijayanto evaded the police for 16 years. During that time he managed to get a comfortable job.

  • Heir to the Terror Network

    Heir to the Terror Network

    FOUNDED in 1993, Al-Jamaah al-Islamiyah, also known as Jamaah Islamiyah (JI), was involved in a number of terror attacks committed in Indonesia.

  • The Questionable Eavesdropping Bill

    The Questionable Eavesdropping Bill

    The DPR aims to speed the deliberation of the bill on wiretapping. It has the potential to weaken the anti-corruption commission KPK.

  • Ratna Sarumpaet Gets Two Years for Spreading Hoax
    News Capsule

    Ratna Sarumpaet Gets Two Years for Spreading Hoax

    The South Jakarta District Court gave a two-year jail sentence for Ratna Sarumpaet for spreading hoax and deliberately causing public disorder. “It fulfills all the criminal elements,” said Joni, the chief judge, on Thursday, July 11.

  • Losing Markets to Digital Dominance

    Losing Markets to Digital Dominance

    Hero is making another round of shutdown of its Giant supermarkets. The buildings are converted into IKEA stores.

  • Fighting for the Workers’ Insurance Premiums

    Fighting for the Workers’ Insurance Premiums

    The transfer of insurance and pension program from Taspen and Asabri to the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan remains in limbo. The KPK had to intervene.

  • Beware the Smombie Trap
    Market Pulse

    Beware the Smombie Trap

    Portfolio investment funds coming into Indonesia is rising up to an unstoppable level.

  • Asean & Beyond

    Asean & Beyond

    Confined by the Cellphone

    Thai government tightens cellphone ownership for citizens of southern territories, a discriminatory policy towards the muslim population in the conflict area.


  • Horizons

    Tempe Boss from Down under

    Tempe Boss from Down under

    BUSINESS people’s success stories have often started with unexpected occurrences. One of them is Erla Tiara, 43, a tempe (soybean cake) businesswoman in the state of Western Australia of Jakarta origin.

  • Outreach

    Keeping Mentawai Tattoos in Fashion

    Keeping Mentawai Tattoos in Fashion

    Young Mentawai tattoo artists are attempting to revive the region’s dying tattoo art. The group documents traditional motifs and gives away free tattoos.

  • Interview

    We Will Not Stop Pursuing the BLBI Case

    We Will Not Stop Pursuing the BLBI Case

    KPK Deputy chairman, Laode Muhammad Syarif

  • Photo

    Picture Window

    These Dry Days

    Residents in Glagah village, Sragen, Central Java, are scooping water out from a dry riverbed, Tuesday, July 16. During this year’s dry season, it has been hard for locals to find clean water in the last two months, that they have to dig a hole in the riverbed to get water for daily needs.


  • Chairawan’s Right of Reply
    Right of Reply

    Chairawan’s Right of Reply

    THE publication of this right of reply is to implement a recommendation of the Press Council pursuant to the Press Council Regulation No. 9/Peraturan-DP/X/2008 concerning Guidelines on the Right of Reply that the respondent media is required to publish the complainant’s right of reply not later than the edition date after the receipt of the right of reply.

  • *The Electronic Information and Transactions Law
  • A Gloomy Future

    A Gloomy Future

    The future of the fight against corruption in Indonesia is becoming gloomier.

  • Wiretaps Dilemma

    Wiretaps Dilemma

    The planned wiretapping law could limit the authority of the Corruption Eradication Commission. Although not ideal, an exception could be the solution.

  • Controversy Over Polygamy

    Controversy Over Polygamy

    The polygamy regulation in the proposed Aceh qanun has triggered debate. This is a result of the vague regulations on special autonomy.

  • Who Owns the Pension Funds?

    Who Owns the Pension Funds?

    The planned merger of all the social security programs has sparked friction. A regulation is needed to provide a reference.

  • Sidelines

    You are jealous You are savage I am prey in Your claws

    Easy to Read and Trustworthy


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