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  • Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo:  The Pollution Has Been Serious
    Law

    Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo: The Pollution Has Been Serious

    Various large and small industries have been polluting Bengawan Solo River with liquid waste that goes beyond quality standard limits.

  • Arief Buntoro Dibyoseputro, Corporate Secretary of Rayon Utama Makmur:  There Are No Problems with Our Waste
    Law

    Arief Buntoro Dibyoseputro, Corporate Secretary of Rayon Utama Makmur: There Are No Problems with Our Waste

    Lab results show that waste level for a number of factories around the Bengawan Solo River have exceeded quality standards.

  • Booze River
    Law

    Booze River

    Each dry season, Solo Regional Drinking Water Company’s (PDAM) Chief of Public Relations Bayu Tunggul Pamilih agitates.

  • Waste Runs Yonder
    Law

    Waste Runs Yonder

    Industrial pollution at Bengawan Solo River has reached an alarming point. Of the 85 companies that dump waste into the longest river in Java, only 18 have disposal permits. Firms with permits also still dispose of waste above the allowed standard.

  • Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Foreign Minister: Rivalry Is Getting Fiercer During the Pandemic
    Interview

    Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Foreign Minister: Rivalry Is Getting Fiercer During the Pandemic

    A Mid her desperate hunt for Covid-19 vaccines, Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi managed to successfully led Indonesia’s presidency over United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in August.

  • Peatland Fires are Patterned and Massive
    Cover Story

    Peatland Fires are Patterned and Massive

    Chief of Peatland Restoration Agency Nazir Foead

  • Feeling the Heat
    Cover Story

    Feeling the Heat

    There is concern that a number of articles in the job creation bill may weaken environenmental law enforcement. The bill poses a new threat to forests and peatlands.

  • The Untouchables
    Cover Story

    The Untouchables

    Companies responsible for forest fires are not being served equal punishment. Civil suits are difficult to execute, while criminal suits do not seem to be moving forward.

  • Companies Behind Forest Fires
    Cover Story

    Companies Behind Forest Fires

    Land and forest fires ravaged Indonesia again in 2019. Tempo, Mongabay, Betahita, Malaysiakini, and the non-governmental organization Auriga Nusantara team up to investigate wildfires in dozens of forest and oil palm concessions. Satellite imagery and field checking on three concession sites of three firms strengthen the suspicion that companies were involved in the disaster that caused Rp75 trillion in losses to Indonesia. Poor law enforcement and lax regulations may trigger similar disasters in the future. This report was made possible through our collaboration with the Pulitzer Center through the Rainforest Journalism Fund program.

  • The Root Cause of Forest Burning
    Opinion

    The Root Cause of Forest Burning

    THE repeated burning of the forests in recent years is proof that the state is powerless in the face of the corporations thought to be behind the fires.

  • The Complex Knot of Joko Tjandra’s Bribery
    Opinion

    The Complex Knot of Joko Tjandra’s Bribery

    Following involvement of police officers, prosecutors and attorneys, the Joko Tjandra scandal has now spread to the Supreme Court. This shows the never-ending decay of our judicial system.

  • Polluted Bengawan Solo
    Opinion

    Polluted Bengawan Solo

    The pollution of the Bengawan Solo River continues without any satisfactory solution. Serious measures are needed against the companies that dispose waste.

  • Chaotic Response to the Pandemic
    Opinion

    Chaotic Response to the Pandemic

    Relying on a vaccine as the only solution, the government has lost its way in its handling of the pandemic. This is a reflection of Jokowi’s poor leadership.

  • The Fugitive’s Tracks in Palm Oil Plantation
    National

    The Fugitive’s Tracks in Palm Oil Plantation

    Joko Tjandra went through a long and winding road to return to Jakarta from Kuala Lumpur. He had help from a fugitive wanted by the Corruption Eradication Commission.

  • Two Men in the 10 Million Dollar Proposal
    National

    Two Men in the 10 Million Dollar Proposal

    A plan to set Joko Tjandra free allegedly involved former Supreme Court chief, Hatta Ali. A pardon option was considered.

  • Counterclaims in the Capital
    National

    Counterclaims in the Capital

    Claiming unavailability of hospital beds and an increasing number of positive coronavirus cases, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan reinstated Large-Scale Social Restrictions. He is accused of not supporting the economy.

  • Recovering in Silence
    National

    Recovering in Silence

    A number of public officials are reluctant to announce testing positive for Covid-19. It is seen as endangering the safety of others.

  • On the KIP Kuliah Program
    Letters

    On the KIP Kuliah Program

    AFTER handling various formalities to follow the KIP Kuliah (Higher Education Indonesia Smart Card) program, finally my child, Thrisa N.L., got information from her campus. At the end of August, she got a notification signed by the head of this private educational institution telling that she become one of the 20 new D-4 (diploma-4) hotelier students in the institute designated as a KIP Kuliah recipient.

  • Overwhelmed
    Cartoon

    Overwhelmed

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Here Again, Inconsistency and Volatility
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