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Edition 04 June 2018

  • Pastoral
    Sidelines

    Pastoral

    Philip Roth died on 22 May last, and I remembered this scene: on a cold February day in 1968, young stuttering Merry plants a bomb in the town post office. The explosion kills a bystander.

  • Agus Widjojo, Governor of the National Defense Institute: Battling terrorism is police business
    Interview

    Agus Widjojo, Governor of the National Defense Institute: Battling terrorism is police business

    Even at times like these-when the public calls for the revision of the anti-terrorism law to expand the army's role in the fight against terrorism-Agus Widjojo remains nonchalant.

  • More sayings
    Word Watch

    More sayings

    The English scholar of Malay, Sir Richard Winstedt, published his comprehensive Malay Proverbs in 1950, and it seems this is still a major source for works that followed.

  • Food Self-Sufficiency and Tourism in Bahitom
    Outreach

    Food Self-Sufficiency and Tourism in Bahitom

    Bahitom village's resettlers-people enrolled in the government's transmigration program-are exploring organic farming. They do it not only for sustenance but also for agrotourism.

  • Protecting Nature and Improving Welfare
    Outreach

    Protecting Nature and Improving Welfare

    The government is now more eager than ever to develop and promote its tourism village program. Among the 74,954 villages spread across Indonesia, 1,902 villages gifted with cultural riches and arresting natural landscapes offer tremendous potentials for tourism. Among them is the remote Merabu village in East Kalimantan, endowed with karst hills and prehistoric handprints hidden in caves. There is also the Bahitom village in Central Kalimantan, where villagers are now working to develop an organic farming program for food self-sufficiency and agrotourism. Over the past several years, residents of both villages have been striving to improve local economies through tourism. Tempo English reports.

  • Cover Story

    Chief of Presidential Staff Moeldoko: Terror Versus Terror

    The hashtag #2019GantiPresiden (Change President in 2019) is heating up politics leading up to next years general election. Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko feels that the movement is purely a manipulative maneuver. When speaking to Tempo's Raymundus Rikang, Wayan Agus Purnomo and Stefanus Pramono last Thursday, Moeldoko explained how the government is responding to the political attack.

  • Outreach

    Food Self-Sufficiency and Tourism in Bahitom

    Bahitom village's resettlers-people enrolled in the government's transmigration program-are exploring organic farming. They do it not only for sustenance but also for agrotourism.

  • National

    Ideological Guardians Salaries Controversy

    Moment Ideological Guardians Salaries Controversy

    The salaries and allowances for the Steering Board of the Agency for the Implementation of State Ideology Pancasila (BPIP), amounting to more than Rp 100 million per person, have been in the spotlight.

  • Economy

    Charity Goes Digital

    The trend for giving alms and charity donations via digital platforms has attracted new donors and boosted the amount of contributions. Islamic jurisprudence, or fiqh, is no longer a problem.



  • Ananda Sukarlan: A Seasick Concert
    Scene & Heard

    Ananda Sukarlan: A Seasick Concert

    Ananda Sukarlan has just finished his toughest performance in his brilliant career. Last Wednesday afternoon, the Cantabria (Spain)- and Jakarta-based pianist and composer performed on the deck of Greenpeaces Rainbow Warrior, at the time berthed at the Raffles Marina in Singapore.

  • Aries Susanti Rahayu: Used to Being Speedy
    Scene & Heard

    Aries Susanti Rahayu: Used to Being Speedy

    World speed wall climbing champion, Aries Susanti Rahayu, has a unique reason for pursuing the climbing speed challenge rather than the 'lead' or the 'boulder'.

  • The Healing Garden
    Arts & Culture

    The Healing Garden

    YOGYAKARTA once again held its contemporary art fair, ArtJog. Under the theme ‘Enlightenment’, the art festival now celebrating its 11th year presented the works of 54 Indonesian and international visual artists.

  • Ideological Guardians Salaries Controversy
    National

    Moment Ideological Guardians Salaries Controversy

    The salaries and allowances for the Steering Board of the Agency for the Implementation of State Ideology Pancasila (BPIP), amounting to more than Rp 100 million per person, have been in the spotlight.

  • Artidjo Alkostar: A Judge is Accountable to the Public
    Law

    Artidjo Alkostar: A Judge is Accountable to the Public

    DURING his 18 years in office as a Supreme Court judge, Artidjo Alkostar has handled tens of thousands of cases.

  • The Judge’s Legacy
    Law

    The Judge’s Legacy

    Supreme Court Justice Artidjo Alkostar retired in May. Artidjo, known for delivering heavy sentences for corruptors, pioneered the Supreme Court’s reform. Some of his decisions have remained controversial.

  • Charity Goes Digital
    Economy

    Charity Goes Digital

    The trend for giving alms and charity donations via digital platforms has attracted new donors and boosted the amount of contributions. Islamic jurisprudence, or fiqh, is no longer a problem.

  • Chief of Presidential Staff Moeldoko: Terror Versus Terror
    Cover Story

    Chief of Presidential Staff Moeldoko: Terror Versus Terror

    The hashtag #2019GantiPresiden (Change President in 2019) is heating up politics leading up to next years general election. Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko feels that the movement is purely a manipulative maneuver. When speaking to Tempo's Raymundus Rikang, Wayan Agus Purnomo and Stefanus Pramono last Thursday, Moeldoko explained how the government is responding to the political attack.

  • From Hashtag to Anthem
    Cover Story

    From Hashtag to Anthem

    Prabowo Subianto's supporters have taken to the #2019GantiPresiden movement initiated by Justice and Prosperity Party cadres. Neno Warisman is one of the donors.

  • Fighting Noise with Noise
    Cover Story

    Fighting Noise with Noise

    In addition to encouraging government ministry spokespersons to actively explain official policies to the public, the Presidential Palace is also relying on social media influencers. The new strategy is meant to combat political attacks.

  • Battle of Slogans
    Cover Story

    Battle of Slogans

    The Presidential Palace is fighting back against the #2019GantiPresiden movement with the help of volunteers and social media influencers. But the Jokowi administration’s strategy in curbing the political opposition’s advance on social media has not been very effective. Coalition parties have been slow to praise Jokowi’s achievements.

  • Managing Zakat Money
    Opinion

    Managing Zakat Money

    The Religious Affairs Ministry is compiling zakat audit regulations. But it should not get itself too deep in zakat management.

  • The Last of the Mohicans
    Opinion

    The Last of the Mohicans

    Supreme Court Justice Artidjo Alkostar has just retired after dedicating 18 years of service. A man of courage and integrity, he sets the bar higher for the rest of the profession.

  • Questioning the Pancasila Agency
    Opinion

    Questioning the Pancasila Agency

    Without law enforcement, the Agency for the Implementation of State Ideology Pancasila will be of little use. It is not just a question of salaries.

  • Hashtag Politics
    Opinion

    Hashtag Politics

    In this Internet age, winning over opinions on social media has become serious business.

  • Monday, February 26, 2018

    Longing For The Suharto Days

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