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Edition 26 November 2019

  • Medan Merdeka’s Dual Agenda
    Cover Story

    Medan Merdeka’s Dual Agenda

    Erick Thohir removed all echelon I officials in the SOEs ministry. The ministry’s organizational structure is streamlined to create a bureaucracy with a so-called corporate feel. But the restructuring was also triggered by another mission that was kept secret from the public for a while, namely the mission to eliminate positions trading at state-owned companies. The palace has known about this suspicion for some time.

  • First Round for State Enterprises
    Cover Story

    First Round for State Enterprises

    Minister Erick Thohir appointed Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and Chandra Matra Hamzah as chief commissioners in Pertamina and Bank Tabungan Negara. Other names will soon follow in the lineup for management restructure of strategic state enterprises.

  • Hangs by a Thread
    Cover Story

    Hangs by a Thread

    The plan to create a superholding for state-owned companies could fail due to potential political complications. The establishment of sectoral holdings is being reviewed.

  • One Voice in Control of an Entire Region
    National

    One Voice in Control of an Entire Region

    The home affairs ministry evaluates the direct elections for regional head. There are fears this would lead to the end of president’s direct election.

  • Tweaking the Election System
    National

    Tweaking the Election System

    The home affairs ministry will start applying e-voting and e-recaps systems in a number of regions in 2024.

  • The Government’s Option Remains Direct Regional Elections
    National

    The Government’s Option Remains Direct Regional Elections

    Director-General of Regional Autonomy, Home Affairs Ministry, Akmal Malik Piliang

  • the Treasurer’s Record
    Law

    the Treasurer’s Record

    The KPK questioned some business owners connected with the bribing of Medan Mayor Tengku Dzulmi Eldin. The case implicates a politician and the son of a cabinet minister.

  • Akbar’s Sweets in Both Hands
    Law

    Akbar’s Sweets in Both Hands

    Akbar Himawan Buchari is active in business and politics. He often uploads photos together with President Jokowi’s son-in-law, Bobby Nasution.

  • Fadli Nasution, lawyer of Medan Mayor Tengku Dzulmi Eldin: The Mayor is Ready to Take Accountability
    Law

    Fadli Nasution, lawyer of Medan Mayor Tengku Dzulmi Eldin: The Mayor is Ready to Take Accountability

    MEDAN Mayor Tengku Dzulmi Eldin’s alleged bribery case has roped in a number of parties, from bureaucrats to businessmen.

  • Contaminated Eggs
    Environment

    Contaminated Eggs

    A research found a concentration of dioxin in chicken eggs in Tropodo, East Java, which was 80 times above the healthy standard and the second highest recorded in Asia. More tests are needed to determine if the food chain has been contaminated.

  • Arts

    Arts

    Stelarc: Installation of augmented parts come from my own cells

    IN each of his performances, Stelarc remains expressionless, even when he is being pierced by metal hooks and hung in mid-air.

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  • Arts

    Stelarc, A Third Ear, A Third Arm

    Stelarc, A Third Ear, A Third Arm

    Stelarc, the controversial performance artist from Australia, known for going to extremes in using his own body as a canvas, was in Jakarta. He has made a name for taking his experiments to the limit, blurring the line between technology and human being.

  • Film

    An Astronaut Named Siman

    An Astronaut Named Siman

    The Science of Fictions created by Yosep Anggi Noen belongs to the World Focus category at the Tokyo International Film Festival. A political trauma theme is presented through a unique idea.

  • Interview

    Herry Iman Pierngadi, PBSI’s head coach for men’s doubles: Our Men’s Doubles are Dominant

    Herry Iman Pierngadi, PBSI’s head coach for men’s doubles: Our Men’s Doubles are Dominant

    INDONESIA'S badminton men’s doubles have achieved sterling results in a string of Badminton World Federation (BWF) Super Series tournaments this year.

  • Photo

    Picture Window

    Black Smoke Rising

    BLACK smokes billowing from the chimneys of tofu factories that use plastic waste as fuel in Tropodo, Sidoarjo, East Java, Wednesday, November 20. Tofu factories in that area use imported plastic waste as fuel for its cheap property, although it produces dioxin that is harmful to human, animal and the environment.

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  • Cartoon
    Cartoon

    Cartoon

    *What do you think, don’t we look humble enough? **Yes, Sir, humble!

  • A New Beginning
    Opinion

    A New Beginning

    The move by State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir to completely overhaul the top echelon of his ministry deserves appreciation.

  • Stop Importing Waste
    Opinion

    Stop Importing Waste

    Imports of waste should be stopped. There is an opportunity in the regulations.

  • Compromising with Corruption
    Opinion

    Compromising with Corruption

    Jokowi’s administration is prioritizing prevention rather than prosecution of corruption. This will only nurture collusion.

  • Saving Our Election
    Opinion

    Saving Our Election

    Minister Tito Karnavian has rolled out a proposal to assess all regional elections. This would make it impossible for alternative leaders to come forward.

  • Sidelines

    My father was not buried in a Heroes Cemetery. My mother and we, the children, did not mind.

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