Tempo Magazine | English Edition

Edition 15 October 2019

  • The Three-Second Terror Tactic
    Cover Story

    The Three-Second Terror Tactic

    Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto was assaulted with a knife during an official visit to Pandeglang, Banten. The perpetrator, believed to be a member of JAD’s Bekasi chapter, prepared the attack only one day prior. The attack is typical of the method used by ISIS sympathizers.

  • The Stabbing was in line with ISIS Mission
    Cover Story

    The Stabbing was in line with ISIS Mission

    Fazri Pahlawan aka Abu Zee Ghuroba, Emir of the Bekasi Jamaah Ansharud Daulah:

  • A Law Graduate and Knife Collector
    Cover Story

    A Law Graduate and Knife Collector

    Wiranto’s attacker was apparently exposed to ISIS ideology for over a decade. He knows his way around the computer and had planned to go to Syria.

  • Mulling Over State Guidelines

    Mulling Over State Guidelines

    The increase of leaders of the MPR is suspected to pave the way for the amendments of the constitution. Reviving a five-year plan scheme smacks of reviving the existence of State Guidelines, while changing the constitution could very well spread to other articles.

  • Pondering Over Constitutional Amendments

    Pondering Over Constitutional Amendments

    The proposed amendment to the constitution is not only about the state’s direction. Parties and senators have another agenda.

  • The Fifth Amendment

    The Fifth Amendment

    The People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) has begun taking steps to make a fifth amendment to the 1945 Constitution.

  • The Information Vendor’s Faint Trails

    The Information Vendor’s Faint Trails

    Facebook removed dozens of accounts suspected of spreading false information about Papua. Those behind them are attempting to erase their digital traces.

  • 94 Papua Riot Suspects Named

    94 Papua Riot Suspects Named

    THE Papua Regional Police have named 94 suspects involved in a number of riots in five areas in Papua over the past two months. The five regions are Jayapura City, Deiyai Regency, Timika City, Wamena (Jayawijaya Regency) and Oksibil (Pegunungan Bintang Regency).

  • Discounts on Weekends

    Discounts on Weekends

    Food delivery businesses have become primadonnas. Payment companies are taking advantage of a largely uncharted market.

  • Farewell Pepsi

    Farewell Pepsi

    Indofood will no longer produces and markets Pepsi in Indonesia, but the beverage industry is optimistic that Pepsi will soon return.

  • Economy


    Surge in Digital Payment Market

    OVO and DANA are rapidly expanding in the e-wallet market. While GoPay is not only dabbling into a variety of public services, but it is also looking to spread its wings to Vietnam and Thailand.


  • Law

    A Life Lost, A Lawsuit Gone

    A Life Lost, A Lawsuit Gone

    Golfried Siregar, a human rights and environmental activist in Medan, was found dead, sprawled out on the road. The circumstances of his death are suspicious.

  • Arts

    Rich Brian, from YouTube to Billboard

    Rich Brian, from YouTube to Billboard

    International rap artist Rich Brian had a homecoming. He was welcomed like a hero at his first stage appearance in Jakarta at the 2019 Spotify On Stage event.

  • Interview

    MPR Speaker Bambang Soesatyo: President Remains as the People’s Mandatary

    MPR Speaker Bambang Soesatyo: President Remains as the People’s Mandatary

    THROUGHOUT last week, the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo was in charge of delivering invitations.

  • Letters

    The Response from BJB

    With reference to the letter in Tempo written by Mr Hadi Satyagraha concerning PBB Payment Difficulties, we herewith inform that first of all we extend our apologies for the inconvenience.



    Picture Window

    Now and Then

    The devastated coastal area of Mamboro in Palu, Central Sulawesi, where buildings were completely destroyed by the massive earthquake that shook the region on September 28, 2018 (black and white picture). One year on, houses and shops are now built amidst the ruins. Yet, many residents still live in temporary shelters provided by the government and non-govermental organizations. ANTARA FOTO/Basri Marzuki


  • *Misguided


    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Unexpected Terror

    Unexpected Terror

    THE attack on Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto was a humiliation for the intelligence services and the police. Although it failed, the assassination attempt also sounded the alarm that terrorist cells are still active and dangerous.

  • A Dangerous Impasse

    A Dangerous Impasse

    The plan to revive State Policy Guidelines continues to be considered. A way to kill democracy through democracy.

  • No More Propaganda in Papua

    No More Propaganda in Papua

    Facebook has closed hundreds of accounts and pages involved in computational propaganda about Papua. This is a good way to oppose disinformation campaigns.

  • The Cashless Trap

    The Cashless Trap

    The presence of different types of electronic money has increased the number of non-cash transactions. Bank Indonesia needs to prevent the emergence of monopolies.

  • Sidelines

    We need shock once in a while.

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