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Edition 30 April 2018

  • Power To Sumba Schools

    Power To Sumba Schools

    ONCE a week, Eliantana Bombo carries some extra weight in her bag: a wireless lantern.

  • Solar Power on the Sandalwood Island

    Solar Power on the Sandalwood Island

    For the people of Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara it seems likely that kerosene lamps will soon be a thing of the past.

  • An Expert Witness in Trouble

    An Expert Witness in Trouble

    Nur Alam has taken an expert witness to court. The non-active Southeast Sulawesi governor is under attack for dishonoring expert witness immunity.

  • Missing Names in the Setya's Ruling

    Missing Names in the Setya's Ruling

    Setya Novanto has been dealt a 15-year prison sentence for his part in the e-KTP corruption scandal. The court ruling made no mention of 2009-2014 DPR members who allegedly also received money from the project.

  • Citarum's Mounting Waste

    Citarum's Mounting Waste

    The Citarum River is notorious for its trash and massive-scale pollution. Television reporters from other countries have flocked to Bandung, calling the longest river in West Java the dirtiest in the world. According to the Supreme Audit Agency, 10.6 million cubic meters of industrial liquid waste was dumped into the river each month in the 2009-2012 period. In these four years, the total amount of waste in Citarum equals three times the water volume in Lake Sunter, a lake of 33 hectares in size in North Jakarta, excluding the 1.23 million cubic meters of household trash per month. If stacked, the height and volume would be comparable to four and a half Sate Buildings, home of the West Java government.

  • Joining Hands to Clean Citarum

    Joining Hands to Clean Citarum

    President Joko Widodo has taken over the cleaning up of Citarum River. Pure intentions or political maneuvering?

  • West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan: The Citarum is Not Within My Authority

    West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan: The Citarum is Not Within My Authority

    Five years ago, Ahmad Heryawan promised to clean up the Citarum River-said to be the world's most toxic river-and turn its water into drinkable water.

  • Citarum's Hot Black Waste

    Citarum's Hot Black Waste

    THE joint-team formed by President Joko Widodo has not succeeded in stopping factories in West Java from dumping liquid waste into Citarum, the world's most toxic river. Tempo's team found hard evidence that factories have been openly disposing of untreated waste into the river. Furthermore, locals are also dumping household and human waste into Citarum, even while they use the water for other purposes. Convoluted bureaucracy has prevented an effective restoration of the Citarum River. Amid the failure, politicians seem to be riding the issue to improve their own electability. An Environmental Agency officer takes a sample of Gunajaya Abadi Sentosa liquid waste at Cikacembang River, Bandung, West Java.

  • Thirteen Months in the Hot Seat

    Thirteen Months in the Hot Seat

    Elia Massa Manik found out about his dismissal a few hours before the shareholders' meeting. He was seen as insubordinate towards the minister.

  • Market Pulse: Turbulence From Rising USD Interest Rates

    Market Pulse: Turbulence From Rising USD Interest Rates

    Last week, the Rupiah weakened and nearly touched the Rp14,000 per US dollar level.

  • Cover Story

    Cover Story

    President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo: Completing Works is Also a Campaign

    Joko Widodo has a good chance of being reelected president for the 2019-2024 term.


  • Cover Story

    Seeking Religious Blessings

    Seeking Religious Blessings

    To counter accusations of being pro communist and anti-Islam, Jokowi has been making frequent visits to clerics. He is getting close with MUI's General Chair.

  • Cover Story

    The Coalition Is Heating Up

    The Coalition Is Heating Up

    Jokowi is putting together a large coalition by securing support from parties outside the government coalition. They are competing to offer him vice-presidential running mates.

  • Cover Story

    Friends and Foes in the Incumbent's Pocket

    Friends and Foes in the Incumbent's Pocket

    Three months before the registration of presidential candidates, Joko Widodo has been in communication with nearly every party, including the Justice and Prosperity Party. More worried about Gatot Nurmantyo, it is being said that Jokowi would be happier to run against Prabowo Subianto. He has a list of possible vice-presidential running mates.

  • A Frivolous Lawsuit

    A Frivolous Lawsuit

    Nur Alam, the non-active Governor of Southeast Sulawesi, has sued an expert witness on the environment. The judge must throw out the lawsuit.

  • Saving Citarum

    Saving Citarum

    The Citarum river is dubbed the dirtiest river in the world. It needs a comprehensive cleanup plan.

  • No To Jokowi-Prabowo

    No To Jokowi-Prabowo

    President Joko Widodo's search for a running mate in the 2019 presidential election intensifies.

  • Letter's


    I AM a 63 year old man and one of the many people not living in poverty based on the Central Statistics Agency's (BPJS) criteria.

  • Sidelines

    Where does fiction come from? From Jonah, says Gabriel Garcia Mrquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, in his wise and amusing way: "Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale."

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