Tempo Magazine | English Edition

Edition 06 August 2019

  • A Complicated Investigation
    Cover Story

    A Complicated Investigation

    After six months of work, the joint fact-finding team formed by National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian failed to expose the perpetrators of the acid attack on Novel Baswedan. The police are said to have submitted crucial information data late, at the end of the team’s work period. Certain generals were mentioned during examination, but their names were omitted from the recommendation.

  • Twenty-Eight Months Later
    Cover Story

    Twenty-Eight Months Later

    The investigation into the acid attack on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator, Novel Baswedan, that took place on Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017, has yet to yield meaningful discoveries. The police have not found the executors, let alone the mastermind of the attack. National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian formed a joint fact-finding team, but again with disappointing results. President Joko Widodo has given the police a three-month deadline to solve the case.

  • Iwan’s Fury and the Pattimura Meeting
    Cover Story

    Iwan’s Fury and the Pattimura Meeting

    Before the acid attack, a police official warned Novel of a potential terror attack on him. Novel once met with National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian.

  • Novel’s Attack Had Nothing To Do with the Red Book
    Cover Story

    Novel’s Attack Had Nothing To Do with the Red Book

    National Police Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo:

  • The Police Knew I Was A Target
  • The Boxer and the Martial Artist

    The Boxer and the Martial Artist

    The Golkar Party is heating up as their national congress draws near. Two candidates vying to become the party’s next general chairman, Airlangga Hartarto and Bambang Soesatyo, are both claiming to have the support of regional party officials.

  • Seeking Post-Election Palace Support

    Seeking Post-Election Palace Support

    As candidates for Golkar Party general chairman, Bambang Soesatyo and Airlangga Hartarto met with President Joko Widodo. They asked for support.

  • Golkar Party General Chairman Airlangga Hartarto: Support Continues to Roll in

    Golkar Party General Chairman Airlangga Hartarto: Support Continues to Roll in

    Considered to have failed by some party cadres, Golkar Party General Chairman Airlangga Hartarto explained the situation in his party to Tempo in South Jakarta on Tuesday night, July 30.

  • Hot Ball in the Finance Commission

    Hot Ball in the Finance Commission

    Twenty eight candidates did not make it pass the first round. DPR leaders call for a re-selection.

  • Two Managers One Corridor

    Two Managers One Corridor

    The government extended Corridor’s work area contract, but decided to keep the block’s previous contractor involved. Pertamina offered the lowest bid for managing the block’s operation.

  • Economy


    Wrong Turnings from the start

    Krakatau Steel made a test-drive of a blast furnace steel mill left fallow for over five years. Modification of the project will need additional investment.


  • Environment

    Pitching In With the Cleanup

    Pitching In With the Cleanup

    Pertamina employed fishermen to clean up oil spilling from the YYA-1 well to the waters and beaches of Karawang, West Java. The oil spill has reached the Thousand Islands.

  • In Memoriam

    From Menteng Unveiling Batavia

    From Menteng Unveiling Batavia

    Adolf Heuken wrote historical accounts of Jakarta with perseverance. His works are threatened with the absence of successors.

  • Letters

    Land Certificate Fees

    Land Certificate Fees

    WE are very pleased and grateful as our land certificate has finally been issued, after being handled through the free Comprehensive Systematic Land Registration (PTSL) program based on Presidential Instruction No. 2/2018. But a free certificate seems to be a mere figment of imagination.

  • Cartoon

    Geef Mij Maar Nasi Goreng song, written by Wieteke van Dort, 1977.

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman



    Picture Window

    Burned Out

    AN aerial photo of land fire in Kumpeh Ulu, Muarojambi, Jambi, Tuesday, July 30. The region Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) stated that there were 19 hot spot in Muarojambi, while officials together with local residents, with assistance from the Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police, continued to try and subdue the fire that engulfed 30 hectares of land in that region. ANTARA/Wahdi Septiawan


  • Questioning the Fact finding

    Questioning the Fact finding

    PRESIDENT Joko Widodo’s order to establish a technical team to uncover the facts behind Novel Baswedan case should be treated with skepticism.

  • Discarding the Tradition

    Discarding the Tradition

    Candidates for the Golkar Party’s chairman have no need to scramble for the blessings of President Joko Widodo. Political parties should be free from executive’s power cooptation.

  • Dubious Arrest in Padang

    Dubious Arrest in Padang

    National Police Headquarters arrested an alleged terrorist who is accused of planning to plant bombs at police stations. The evidence is suspicious.

  • Pertamina’s Oil Spill Scandal

    Pertamina’s Oil Spill Scandal

    The impact of Pertamina Hulu Energi’s oil leak in Karawang waters is spreading. The result of non-transparent handling.

  • Sidelines

    These days we live with drones and selfies. We love them both. We are lightly tripping into a new era—let’s call it the hyper-ocular era—when the visual sense is moving at a great pace, spreading, deepening, to the left, to the right, manyfold.

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