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Edition 03 March 2020

  • Flood Mitigation Failure
    Cover Story

    Flood Mitigation Failure

    Jakarta’s flood mitigation budget has seen increasing cuts in the past three years. Governor Anies Baswedan’s flood defense plans have not made progress.

  • A Mourning Village on a Rampage
    Cover Story

    A Mourning Village on a Rampage

    The development of malls and luxury residential complexes is being accused as the culprit behind Jakarta’s floods. Many developers are ignoring their obligation to build public and social facilities.

  • Fatal Flood
    Cover Story

    Fatal Flood

    Jakarta’s flood problem is growing. Areas that were never flooded in the past are now deluged, including the Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital.

  • This Wasn’t Flood Water from Another Region
    Cover Story

    This Wasn’t Flood Water from Another Region

    Jakarta Governor Anies Rasyid Baswedan:

  • Palapa Ring’s broken Promises
    Economy

    Palapa Ring’s broken Promises

    The promise of fast and cheap Internet access in outer regions through the Palapa Ring has yet to materialize. The stumbling block is connecting the Internet to the optic fibre cable network.

  • Palapa Ring’s broken Promises
    Economy

    Palapa Ring’s broken Promises

    Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny Gerard Plate

  • Steep Road to the East
    Economy

    Steep Road to the East

    Operators are still calculating the pros and cons of using East Palapa Ring’s infrastructure. Limited customers must also be taken into consideration.

  • Playing Monopoly in a Military Complex
    Law

    Playing Monopoly in a Military Complex

    Ryamizard Ryacudu and Teddy Lhaksmana are suspected of controlling multiple houses in the Cijantung housing complex in East Jakarta. State-owned houses are ‘traded’ for hundreds of millions of rupiah.

  • Ministry of Defense Director-General of Defense Strength, Air Vice Marshall N. Ponang Djawoto:  Houses for Army Personnel is Indeed Complicated
    Law

    Ministry of Defense Director-General of Defense Strength, Air Vice Marshall N. Ponang Djawoto: Houses for Army Personnel is Indeed Complicated

    The Jakarta Regional Military Command has been vacating state-owned housing allocated for military personnel over the past five years.

  • We Will Revoke Permits of Errant Companies
    Interview

    We Will Revoke Permits of Errant Companies

    Wimboh Santoso, Chairman of Board of Commissioners, Financial Services Authority

  • Religion

    Religion

    Conflict Mediators of Place of Worship

    Pramadina Religion and Democracy Studies Center recommends the Religious Harmony Forum to focus not on issuing recommendation for establishment of place of worship, but rather facilitating interfaith dialogues.

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  • Asean & Beyond

    The Maneuver that Kills ‘Hope’

    The Maneuver that Kills ‘Hope’

    Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) is done for. There are those seeking power through a new coalition involving the UMNO.

  • Asean & Beyond

    Pakatan Harapan Secretary-General Saifuddin Nasution Ismail:   Sheraton Meeting was a High-level Treason

    Pakatan Harapan Secretary-General Saifuddin Nasution Ismail: Sheraton Meeting was a High-level Treason

    Malaysia's political crisis began when Mohamed Azmin Ali and a number of parliament members from Pakatan Harapan (The Alliance of Hope) met with opposition parties.

  • Environment

    For Bird in Cage Contests

    For Bird in Cage Contests

    The environment and forestry ministry took five species of birds difficult to find in nature off the protected list. More consideration was given to birdbreeders than LIPI’s recommendation.

  • Photo

    Picture Window

    Kill Pill

    AN officer from the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) presents the evidence of carisoprodol pills during the preliminary hearing in Arcamanik, Bandung, West Java, Monday, February 24. More than 3 million of pills of level 1 narcotics were seized by the BNN and the West Java Police from a house in Arcamanik on Sunday, February 23. ANTARA/Novrian Arbi

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  • Free of Corona
    Cartoon

    Free of Corona

    Cartoon: Toni Malakian

  • Taspen’s Clarification
    Letters

    Taspen’s Clarification

    IN response to the complaint submitted by Bapak Hendy Ubro Pranoto in the Letters section of Tempo, February 25-March 2, 2020 edition, we convey the following important matters.

  • Mismanaging Jakarta’s Floods
    Opinion

    Mismanaging Jakarta’s Floods

    JAKARTA flooding is nothing new.

  • A Tale of General Houses
    Opinion

    A Tale of General Houses

    A number of retired army generals reside in more than single house units in the Cijantung military housing complex. They appropriated residential permit papers.

  • Regressing Democracy
    Opinion

    Regressing Democracy

    Malaysia has fallen into a political crisis after Mahathir Mohamad let go the prime ministership. A regression in democracy is occurring all over Southeast Asia, including in Indonesia. 

  • Internet Fiasco in Papua
    Opinion

    Internet Fiasco in Papua

    Four months after it was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo, the Palapa Ring has still not given Papua and West Papua an Internet connection. Much like laying down rail tracks, but with no provision of trains.

  • Sidelines

    Anyone who has planted a tree knows that what grows is not merely an object in space, but also a mark in time.

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