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Edition 25 September 2018

  • Killer Rash
    Cover Story

    Killer Rash

    The government cannot fulfil its second phase target for immunisation against measles-rubella. The Indonesian Pediatricians Association has noted 699 cases of measles and rubella up to September this year. The Indonesian Ulama Council accused the Ministry of Health for being lax in requesting a change of their fatwa (edict) that declared vaccination was haram (illegal in Islam). Now preachers Abdul Somad and Mamah Dedeh have been roped in.

  • A Decision on Emergency Vaccine Use
    Cover Story

    A Decision on Emergency Vaccine Use

    Officials of the Indonesia Ulama Council (MUI) were not unanimous in their religious fatwa (ruling) on the permissibility of the measles-rubella vaccine. Some of them did not agree that the injection be allowed.

  • Breaking the Measles and Rubella Chain
    Cover Story

    Breaking the Measles and Rubella Chain

    Measles and rubella often come with complications. Both can be prevented through vaccination.

  • The Deadly M-R Duo
    Cover Story

    The Deadly M-R Duo

    The second-stage measles (M) and rubella (R) immunization in 28 provinces outside the island of Java fell short of its goal. As of last Tuesday morning, only 49.07 percent of 32 million children had been vaccinated. According to the Presidential Staff Office, this shortfall may cause Indonesia to find itself in a measles emergency. Even with an immunization rate of 75 percent, there have been 142,000 cases of infection resulting in 1,945 fatalities.

  • Vaccines are not rejected but their halal status that is questioned
    Cover Story

    Vaccines are not rejected but their halal status that is questioned

    The second phase of the national measles-rubella (MR) vaccination program is on the brink of failure amid the public’s anti-vaccine sentiments. By the middle of last week, the program, run throughout August and September, only managed to achieve 49.07 percent coverage of the 95 percent to be achieved by the end of September. The regions with the low coverage rate of below 30 percent are South Sumatra, South Kalimantan, Bangka Belitung, West Nusa Tenggara, West Sumatra and Riau with Aceh topping the list with 4.94 percent.

  • Health Insurance’s Over-budget
    Economy

    Health Insurance’s Over-budget

    The government had gone back and forth to disburse reserved funds to patch up BPJS Health’s deficit. The gap between spending and revenues remain wide.

  • In a Penny,  Out a Pound
    Economy

    In a Penny, Out a Pound

    THE amount of premium paid by the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) participants is not enough to cover for the amount of claims billed.

  • Premiums don’t yet correspond to the economic values
    Economy

    Premiums don’t yet correspond to the economic values

    Premiums don’t yet correspond to the economic values

  • Market Pulse
    Economy

    Market Pulse

    Paralized and Fuzzy in Rocky Waters

  • Crystal Meth at Health Center
    Law

    Crystal Meth at Health Center

    The police arrested child drug dealers in Makassar. The suppliers are still untouchable.

  • Interlude

    Interlude

    Garuda Wisnu Kencanas Convoluted Journey

    The Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue stands at last. After sculptor I Nyoman Nuarta came up with the idea to build the giant statue 28 years ago, construction work stumbled upon many hurdles, including the late 1990s monetary crisis, which caused delays to the project. How did Nuarta manage to complete the massive statute now standing at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Badung, Bali?

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  • Law

    A ‘Song’ Shakes Golkar

    Eni Saragih has bluntly stated that high-ranking Golkar Party officials were involved in the Riau-1 Steam Power Plant bribery case. Party General Chairman Airlangga Hartarto has become caught up in th

  • Law

    No Money Went to the Party

    No Money Went to the Party

  • Law

    I was ordered by the general chairman

    I was ordered by the general chairman



  • The Right To Response By TGH M. Zainul Majdi:
    Letters

    The Right To Response By TGH M. Zainul Majdi:

    Tempo has damaged my honor and dignity

  • What, DPR building..! What are we doing here?
    Cartoon

    What, DPR building..! What are we doing here?

    *What, DPR building..! What are we doing here? **To become DPR members!

  • Half Hearted Vaccination
    Opinion

    Half Hearted Vaccination

    Half Hearted Vaccination

  • SOS: Save Our Students
    Opinion

    SOS: Save Our Students

    Crystal meth dealers now seek out children as new customers and agents. A top-to-bottom war on drugs is needed.

  • Circling on Golkar
    Opinion

    Circling on Golkar

    Golkar’s involvement in the Riau-1 PLTU bribery scandal is increasingly evident by the day. The political party should be prosecuted for corporate crime.

  • No More Deficit In Health Care Agency
    Opinion

    No More Deficit In Health Care Agency

    The health care agency’s cashflow situation is going from bad to worse. Changes to premium payments are needed.

  • For the Youth
    Scene & Heard

    For the Youth

    DIAH Satyani Saminarsih brought the idea of a movement from Indonesia to her workplace at the World Health Organization. She proposed a movement she once pioneered. “The concept is similar to Pencerah Nusantara (Guiding Light of the Archipelago), but on a global level,” said Diah when visiting the Tempo building, Thursday three weks ago.

  • Sidelines

    Sêrat Cênthini: the story of a santri’s wandering and visiting. This 12 volume work in Javanese from the 19th century begins with a defeat. In 1636, Mataram troops assaulted Giri Kedaton, a small territory not far from Surabaya. The ruling Sultan Agung did not want there to be any areas that had not surrendered to him. He ordered Prince Pekik, his brother in law who had ruled in Surabaya, to attack.

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