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Edition 13 August 2019

  • A Shadow Across Java
    Cover Story

    A Shadow Across Java

    Transmission error caused a number of power plants in West Java to shut down. The late recovery may have been due to the shortage of emergency power to operate power stations’ communication equipment.

  • From Transmission to Cyber Attack
    Cover Story

    From Transmission to Cyber Attack

    JAKARTA and a number of other regions in Java have not been the only places in the world to suffer from a power outage. In several other countries, similar incidents have occurred, even repeatedly. Causes vary, from transmission error, routine maintenance problems, to suspected cyber attack.

  • The Perils of Deferred Maintenance
    Cover Story

    The Perils of Deferred Maintenance

    Power plant maintenance was postponed due to elections. Maintenance budget was cut.

  • Weekend Misfortune
    Cover Story

    Weekend Misfortune

    Billions of rupiah evaporated because of an over eight-hour blackout. Compensation is expected.

  • Pitch Black at the Capital
    Cover Story

    Pitch Black at the Capital

    It took almost all day to restore electricity in Jakarta, Banten, and other cities in West Java on Sunday, August 4. PLN CEO in 1995-1998, Djiteng Marsudi, says the major outage was the worst in the state electricity company’s history.

  • The Massive Blackout Is Not Unusual
    Cover Story

    The Massive Blackout Is Not Unusual

    Amir Rosidin, Business Director for Central Java Region, State Electricity Company

  • Don’t Sacrifice Service for Efficiency
    Cover Story

    Don’t Sacrifice Service for Efficiency

    Rida Mulyana Director-General for Electricity, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry

  • Constitution  amendment  plan
    National

    Constitution amendment plan

    The PDI-P pushes for the amendment of the 1945 Constitution, creating holes to change major clauses including a president’s term in office.

  • The Coalition’s Game of Musical Chairs
    National

    The Coalition’s Game of Musical Chairs

    The PDI-P supports any party wishing to take up leadership of the MPR, as long as they agree with passing a Constitutional amendment.

  • The Elite Troop Command’s Obscure Tasks
    National

    The Elite Troop Command’s Obscure Tasks

    Revived by the TNI Commander, the Special Operation Command is based on a presidential regulation issued by President Joko Widodo. There are concerns that its duty would violate human rights.

  • Market Pulse

    Market Pulse

    Interest Rate Duel of Trump vs Powell

    DO not be too optimistic in anticipating the Federal Reserve’s rate cut.

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  • Law

    Police Stars at the Commission

    Police Stars at the Commission

    SIX police generals passed several stages of the selection process for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) new leadership. After they were declared passing the psychological review stage on Monday, August 5, they underwent a profile assessment three days later. Of the 40 candidates which passed, the largest share hails from the national police. Some of those one and two-star generals have had some ‘negative’ track records. One has never submitted a report of their personal wealth to the KPK.

  • Law

    Generals to Lead the KPK

    Generals to Lead the KPK

    The police force dominate the candidates up for selection to become leaders of the KPK. There is a plan to make two police officers KPK commissioners.

  • Law

    Airport Projects at Kasablanka

    Airport Projects at Kasablanka

    Two high-ranking officials at a state-owned enterprise are entangled in a bribery case involving the management of luggage at some airports. Both have been mentioned to have received funds from the electronic ID card project.

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    Picture Window

    THE Fifth Pillar

    REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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  • Response from the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency
    Letters

    Response from the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency

    WITH regards to the letter from Mr. Dicky as published in the Letters column of Tempo magazine’s August 6-12, 2019 issue, Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency (ATR/BPN) would like to convey that: 

  • Sengon!!
    Cartoon

    Sengon!!

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • After the Blackout
    Opinion

    After the Blackout

    The darkness in Jakarta, West Java and part of Central Java that lasted for six hours on Sunday August 4 showed that the management of the electricity supply in this country needs to be reevaluated.

  • Preventing the Return of GBHN
    Opinion

    Preventing the Return of GBHN

    Politicians in the DPR are gearing up to revive the Comprehensive National Guidelines of State Policy, known by its acronym, GBHN. Democracy is under threat of a huge setback.

  • Angkasa Pura’s Turn
    Opinion

    Angkasa Pura’s Turn

    A corruption scandal has come to light in two state owned enterprises. SOEs must stay away from political interests.

  • When Military Handles Terrorists
    Opinion

    When Military Handles Terrorists

    Military interference in combating terrorism could pose many problems. A potential setback in military reform.

  • Sidelines

    “Be Water!”

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