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Edition 04 November 2019

  • NU’s  Woes
    Cover Story

    NU’s Woes

    Relationship between the Palace and the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) is suffering due to the lack of the latter’s representatives in the Indonesia Progress cabinet. NU rejects the belief that ministers from the National Awakening Party sufficiently represent the organization. The vice-presidency is said to equal five ministerial seats.

  • waiting in the wings
    Cover Story

    waiting in the wings

    President Joko Widodo did not include three of his supporting parties in the cabinet. There is a possibility they will be accommodated through state-owned enterprises.

  • The divisive Seat
    Cover Story

    The divisive Seat

    Jokowi’s supporter groups became divided when Projo chairman was appointed deputy minister. He is accused of reneging on his own word.

  • No Order from Anybody

    No Order from Anybody

    Wiranto Stabbing Suspect, Syahrial Alamsyah aka Abu Rara:

  • Jokowi Wants a Curriculum Reform

    Jokowi Wants a Curriculum Reform

    PRESIDENT Joko Widodo has asked Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim to design a learning system that accommodates both teachers and students.

  • Confession of A Facebook User

    Confession of A Facebook User

    The man who stabbed former Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto planned his action only the day before. Below is the confession of the attacker, Syahrial Alamsyah alias Abu Rara, to Tempo.

  • From Swiss to Taiwan

    From Swiss to Taiwan

    Global suppliers of electric car batteries start flocking in. Eco-friendly vehicle charging stations are expected to pop-up in Indonesia.

  • Power Charging Station Business

    Power Charging Station Business

    PLN continues to increase the number of its public charging stations for electric vehicles. The company welcomes everyone wishing to enter the business of the future.

  • The Government Asked Me to Participate
  • Bank Mandiri’s Insider Tradition

    Bank Mandiri’s Insider Tradition

    The SOEs ministry is considering two candidates for Bank Mandiri CEO. Royke Tumilaar is the stronger candidate.

  • Market Pulse

    Market Pulse

    Allocation Shift Reflects Anaemic Economy

    The Federal Reserve’s benchmark interest rates once again fell at the end of October.


  • Opinion

    Early Friction

    Early Friction

    AS predicted, President Joko Widodo eventually involved many political parties in his new cabinet. This was aimed at forming a government that is strong and effective, but it will bring many disadvantages. A coalition that is too large tends to lack unity and is prone to political friction, which disrupts the performance of the cabinet.

  • Opinion

    Overhauling the Curriculum

    Overhauling the Curriculum

    Our education system does not push students to think critically or be creative. It must not simply produce people ready for employment.

  • Opinion

    Don’t Break up Papua

    Don’t Break up Papua

    The plan to establish a province of South Papua could trigger new conflicts. The government has failed to understand the roots of the problem.

  • Photo

    Picture Window


    A university student holds a sign during march at the main road during a protest to reject human rights violations, corruption and social and environmental measures in Jakarta, October 28. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan


  • Luxury Car Tax Breaks Scandal

    Luxury Car Tax Breaks Scandal

    The sole agent for Jaguar, Land Rover, and Bentley is suspected of manipulating invoices to receive lower tax amounts on import notification documents. The Corruption Eradication Commission is investigating suspected crimes resulting in trillions of rupiah in state losses.

  • Bribes for Tax Restitution

    Bribes for Tax Restitution

    The Corruption Eradication Commission is investigating a bribery case related to tax restitution granted to Wahana Auto Ekamarga. A top executive from the parent company in Singapore is suspected to be involved.

  • Ahmad Taufan Damanik, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission: There Is A Threat of Political Violence

    Ahmad Taufan Damanik, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission: There Is A Threat of Political Violence

    THE National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has just completed collecting facts and statements surrounding the riots during the May 21-23 protests which broke out on the heels of the presidential election result announcement.

  • Eight Months Without Salaries

    Eight Months Without Salaries

    HATIMA binti Sidik, an Indonesian migrant worker in Saudi Arabia, has not received salaries after working for eight months. The family of the woman from the Ai Nunuk hamlet, Serading village, Moyo Hilir subdistrict, Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, reported it to the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union through a WhatsApp message on October 28, 2019.

  • Ouch, what did I step on...?

    Ouch, what did I step on...?

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • The endangered Rangkong

    The endangered Rangkong

    THE ivory hornbill or rangkong is a symbol of courage and bravery for Dayak community in Kalimantan. The bird is also considered a protector, and acts as the bridge which connects the souls of their ancestors with the Dayaks. Despite this, in the past three years, the population of the ivory rangkong has depleted alarmingly. In 2015, international conservation organizations announced its status as critically endangered.

  • Sidelines

    Humans speak, with all the risks that involves. I often think about this on October 28.

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