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Edition 17 August 2019

  • Three Men at the Gates of Independence
    Cover Story

    Three Men at the Gates of Independence

    IN their own way, each man helped deliver Indonesia to its independence. Liem Koen Hian and Yap Tjwan Bing joined a committee tasked with preparing for independence and the foundations of this country. Meanwhile, Djiauw Kie Song—a farmer in Rengasdengklok, West Java—hosted Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta when they were ‘kidnapped’ by young people one day before the Proclamation. But the future is not as the men imagined. After Indonesia’s independence, Liem and Yap fell victim to its own nation and Djiauw’s home in Rengasdengklok is no longer given certain privileges.

  • A Banjar Son’s Indonesierschap
    Cover Story

    A Banjar Son’s Indonesierschap

    BORN in Banjarmasin (now in South Kalimantan), Liem Koen Hian, an ethnic Chinese, would one day become an important figure in the pre-independence nationalist movement. Known to be clever and courageous, Liem lived a life of adventure as a young man. His political attitude was shaped when he was working as a journalist writing for a number of newspapers in Java and Sumatra. Although he once supported China, Liem later promoted Indonesia’s independence and fought for the future of the nation’s minority groups as a member of the Investigating Committee for Preparatory Work for Indonesia’s Independence (BPUPKI). His colorful life ended in misfortune. It is unknown where he is buried.

  • An Indonesian Without a Peci
    Cover Story

    An Indonesian Without a Peci

    Liem Koen Hian recommended legislating automatic citizenship for local-born ethnic-Chinese. He had a close relationship with Tjipto Mangoenkoesoemo.

  • Yap Tjwan Bing
    Cover Story

    Yap Tjwan Bing

    The Pharmacist’s Passion for Politics

  • A Pharmacist in the Heart of National Politics
    Cover Story

    A Pharmacist in the Heart of National Politics

    Yap Tjwan Bing opposed the Dutch occupation of Indonesia since his youth. He studied in Amsterdam so that he could read more books about politics. He was close with Bung Hatta and Indonesian university students who were active in the struggle for Indonesian independence while studying in the Netherlands.

  • Youngest Member of the Independence Committee
    Cover Story

    Youngest Member of the Independence Committee

    As an active participant in Indonesia’s independence, Yap Tjwan Bing helped draw up the 1945 Constitution. He was close with Sukarno.

  • A Day in the Life of Empek Djiaw
    Cover Story

    A Day in the Life of Empek Djiaw

    Some serious guests suddenly arrived at the home of Djiauw Kie Siong in Rengasdengklok (now part of West Java).

  • Man from the Banks of the Citarum
    Cover Story

    Man from the Banks of the Citarum

    Born and raised on the banks of the Citarum, Djiauw Kie Siong’s livelihood depended on the river. He could build a house in Rengasdengklok after some hard work in various fields.

  • From Soup Kitchen to Battlefield
    Cover Story

    From Soup Kitchen to Battlefield

    A MULTITUDE of events gave color to the fight for Indonesian independence.

  • Three Birds of a Feather Riding the Shoulders of the Mighty Bull
    National

    Three Birds of a Feather Riding the Shoulders of the Mighty Bull

    PDI-P’s Fifth Congress in Bali reconfirmed Megawati Sukarnoputri as general chairperson. It quelled the rumor of competition among her two children.

  • National

    National

    Regional Ripples

    Some regional PDI-P officials were sacked before the party’s congress in Bali. Some party members are protesting.

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  • Economy

    Healthcare Deficit Remedy

    Healthcare Deficit Remedy

    The BPKP predicts a higher deficit this year. The Health Care and Social Security Agency is asked to improve its system to prevent frauds.

  • Law

    A Savory Payoff for Garlic

    A Savory Payoff for Garlic

    The KPK named I Nyoman Dhamantra—a member of DPR’s Trade Commission from the PDI-P—a suspect regarding bribery for arranging garlic import quotas and permits, using the quota share for government officials.

  • Interview

    Chair, Upstream Oil and Gas  Regulatory Special Task Force  Dwi Soetjipto:  For Now, All We can Do Is Hang On

    Chair, Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force Dwi Soetjipto: For Now, All We can Do Is Hang On

    OIL and gas production in Indonesia are continuing to decline, while consumption continues to increase. Up to the first semester of this year, production realization of oil and gas lifting reached 1.81 million barrels oil equivalent per day. This amount fulfils 86 percent of the 2019 State Budget (APBN).

  • Photo

    Picture Window

    Underwater Celebration

    Underwater flag hoisting ceremony in Sea World, Jakarta, Monday, August 12. The attraction is part of the celebration of Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day.

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  • A Tale of Chinese-Indonesians
    Opinion

    A Tale of Chinese-Indonesians

    At a time when identity is being called into question, it is best to look to the past.

  • Long Road Ahead
    Opinion

    Long Road Ahead

    Personalization politics threatens democracy. Elections failed to correct the situation.

  • Scrap Import Quota
    Opinion

    Scrap Import Quota

    The trade policy for foodstuff import has long been a source of corruption for many political parties. Local consumers and farmers benefit little from the policy.

  • Restoring Health Insurance
    Opinion

    Restoring Health Insurance

    Premium hike is the initial step to reduce the deficit of Indonesian healthcare agency. There is also a critical need to recategorize types of diseases covered by the scheme.

  • Sidelines

    Her nose is like a clove of garlic, her cheeks like halved mangoes, her chin like a hanging swarm of bees…

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