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Edition 22 January 2019

  • A Debate is Not Meant for Speeches
    Cover Story

    A Debate is Not Meant for Speeches

    THE first presidential-vice-presidential debate seemed to lack fire.

  • No Qur’anic Verses from Ma’ruf
    Cover Story

    No Qur’anic Verses from Ma’ruf

    Jokowi went on the offense in the presidential debate, with the help of his old team.

  • The Forgotten Novel
    Cover Story

    The Forgotten Novel

    NOVEL Baswedan was one of the topics discussed by President Joko Widodo in a meeting with leaders of his supporting parties at the Seribu Rasa Restaurant in Menteng, Jakarta, last Tuesday night.

  • The Prambanan Project from Mega Kuningan
    Cover Story

    The Prambanan Project from Mega Kuningan

    Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno did not ask a question prepared during rehearsal for the 2019 presidential election’s first debate. The pair was advised by Yudhoyono.

  • The Question That was Never Asked
    Cover Story

    The Question That was Never Asked

    PRABOWO Subianto invited Sudirman Said to his parents’ home in Jalan Kertanegara, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, last Tuesday, to discuss the May 1998 incident and the kidnapping of activists prior to the Reformasi.

  • After The Meds Are Gone

    After The Meds Are Gone

    Medicine procurement for HIV/AIDS patients failed after prices offered by two auction participants were deemed too expensive. The Attorney General’s Office is looking into it.

  • The Enchanted Blue Tea

    The Enchanted Blue Tea

    Its high economic value makes Telang flower a trend in medication and relaxation purposes.

  • Legislators Reluctant to Report Wealth

    Legislators Reluctant to Report Wealth

    THE number of national and regional legislators who have reported their wealth to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is still very low.

  • Chasing Nickel to Rio

    Chasing Nickel to Rio

    Freeport’s divestment was not the last. The second mission is to get Vale Indonesia’s shares.

  • Airfare Affair

    Airfare Affair

    Domestic airlines succumbed to consumers’ demands for lower ticket prices. The Business Competition Supervisory Commission began to investigate possibility of rule violations.

  • Economy


    The Industry is not being Killed

    Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi


  • Law

    The Contraband Gateways

    The Contraband Gateways

    The coastal areas along Batam as far as South Sumatra are prone to become smuggling entry gates. The quantities of contraband can be hundreds of containers.

  • Interlude

    Africa’s Jerusalem: A Pilgrimage

    Africa’s Jerusalem: A Pilgrimage

    ETHIOPIA is known for its food crisis in the mid-1980s. The country is home to a part of Christianity’s great history. It was there that early Christianity—or the Eastern Orthodox Church—flourished since the reign of the Aksum Kingdom in the fourth century. Tempo contributor Tito Sianipar explored parts of Ethiopia, making a stop in Lalibela, a home to seven monolithic churches—remnants of the Eastern Orthodox Church’s past grandeur.

  • Interview

    My job is to manage egos

    My job is to manage egos

    Erick Thohir, Chairman of Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin’s National Campaign Team

  • Photo

    Picture Window

    Through Thick And Thin

    The ‘Rampi’ ojek (motorcycle taxi) must navigate through a muddy road to reach the Rampi subdistrict in North Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi, on Sunday, January 13. Land transportation to Rampi through newly opened roads and footpaths can only be accessed using motorcycle taxis that costs Rp1 million per person for a 86-kilometer round trip from Masamba in a 10-hour ride. ANTARA/Sahrul Manda Tikupadang


  • A Cornucopia of Crabs and Honey

    A Cornucopia of Crabs and Honey

    Kubu Raya fishermen are no longer anxious about fishing crabs in their region’s protected mangrove forest.

  • CIMB’s Response

    CIMB’s Response

    Related to the letter of Mr. Yohanes D.W. entitled Disappointed by CIMB’s Credit Card Customer Service published in Tempo’s December 18-24, 2018 edition, we herewith extend our apologies for the inconvenience experienced by Mr. Yohanes.

  • *Usually it’s a soap opera show at this hour. Why is it very soapy now, is my TV broken?
  • A Mere Chitchat

    A Mere Chitchat

    THE presidential debate last week participated by the two candidates showed up the two as holding no substantial capital on the issues debated.

  • Show Us Your Wallet

    Show Us Your Wallet

    Most of the members of the House of Representatives have not reported their wealth to the Corruption Eradication Commission. The system needs to be amended.

  • Unnecessary Threat

    Unnecessary Threat

    Supplies of the antiretroviral drug have fallen dangerously low due to a failure to conduct a tender. The lives of people with HIV positive are under threat.

  • Airfare Anomaly

    Airfare Anomaly

    Suspicion of a cartel at work in the airline industry has resurfaced. The Business Competition Supervisory Commission needs to investigate.

  • Mau ke mana?
    Word Watch

    Mau ke mana?

    Jennifer Lindsay*

  • Sidelines

    There are many words and pictures that we notice on the backs of passing trucks—funny ones, erotic ones, wise ones, and playful ones.

    Easy to Read and Trustworthy


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