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  • An Unprofitable Proposal from Tual
    Cover Story

    An Unprofitable Proposal from Tual

    Masela Block’s development is entering a new chapter. Amid preparations for Rp280 trillion project’s front-end engineering design, the contractor received a visit from businessman Tomy Winata, who offered his port in Tual to serve as a logistics base. With regional government officials giving their support, it is believed that accepting the tycoon’s proposal would only cause costs to swell.

  • showdown in masela
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    showdown in masela

    Both Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara feel they have a claim to a 10-percent share in the Masela Block. The two regions are hoping for increased revenue and multiple benefits from the Abadi Field megaproject.

  • A New Storm over the Masela  Project
    Cover Story

    A New Storm over the Masela Project

    The Masela Block is rife with controversy.

  • Adithya Prakarsa Winata, Tomy Winata’s son: The Infrastructure in Tual is Ready
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    Adithya Prakarsa Winata, Tomy Winata’s son: The Infrastructure in Tual is Ready

    DESPITE being less popular in the Artha Graha Group business circle, Adithya Prakarsa Winata is at the center of the plan made by the corporation founded by his father, Tomy Winata, to be involved in the Masela gas project.

  • SKK Migas Chairman Dwi Soetjipto: If there are many options, there has to be a tender
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    SKK Migas Chairman Dwi Soetjipto: If there are many options, there has to be a tender

    TUAL City was the last destination for the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKK Migas) Chairman Dwi Soetjipto in his four-day visit to Maluku Province two weeks ago.

  • The Bearded Charmer’s Gambit
    National

    The Bearded Charmer’s Gambit

    Surya Paloh is seen to be disappointed with the new cabinet appointments. He took the step of meeting with high-ranking members of an opposition party.

  • Friendly Pinches Happened, Let Alone Hand Shakes
  • The Drama of ‘Abang’ and the ‘Mbak Cantik’
    National

    The Drama of ‘Abang’ and the ‘Mbak Cantik’

    The relationship between Surya Paloh and Megawati had heated up, lasting until after the presidential election. Some of PDI-P cadres moved to NasDem Party.

  • A Blast After the Morning Call
    National

    A Blast After the Morning Call

    The suicide bomber of Medan’s police headquarters slipped through the grounds undetected. He is believed to have been radicalized by his wife.

  • Intolerance on the Rise in Bantul
    National

    Intolerance on the Rise in Bantul

    The police and a group of people stopped the holding of an event to commemorate the death of Ki Ageng Mangir, a historical figure who opposed the Mataram Kingdom, in Mangir Lor hamlet, Mangir village, Bantul, Yogyakarta, on Tuesday, November 12.

  • Law

    Law

    From Prayer Mat to Sinning

    A number of mass organizations in Bekasi are involved in political activities, and compete in offering security services. Local officials are backing them up.

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  • Law

    Village Hero, City Thug

    Village Hero, City Thug

    Kampung Gabus is known as the home of martial arts fighters and thugs in Bekasi. They now join with mass organizations.

  • Interview

    Human rights activist, Veronica Koman: I Will Not Run Away

    Human rights activist, Veronica Koman: I Will Not Run Away

    BEING a fugitive whilst living abroad does not necessarily limit Veronica Koman’s space. The lawyer and human rights activist, who is a vocal advocate about issues in Papua, can still do a lot of things during her ‘exile’ in Sydney, Australia.

  • In Memoriam

    The Mischievous Man with the Stage Bazooka

    The Mischievous Man with the Stage Bazooka

    He was stubborn as they come, but also loved to elicit a good laugh. His one aim was not to stay in his father’s shadow. He performed as if going to war bearing a bazooka.

  • Photo

    Picture Window

    Smooth Sailing

    KRI Bima Suci arrives at the Madura Koarmada II Harbor, Surabaya, East Java, Tuesday, November 12. The barquentine arrived in Surabaya after a 99-day diplomatic voyage to nine countries in Asian and Australia. ANTARA/Zabur Karuru

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  • Gojek and Educational Inspiration
    Letters

    Gojek and Educational Inspiration

    DEAR Mr. Minister of Education, I salute your statement expressing the intention to use students’ point of view for the development of education.

  • Toy Store
    Cartoon

    Toy Store

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Fait accompli in Masela
    Opinion

    Fait accompli in Masela

    THE offer by a business group owned by Tomy Winata of its harbor in Tual, Maluku as a temporary logistics port for the construction of the Masela Block project must be viewed carefully from the start

  • Surya Paloh’s Empty Threat
    Opinion

    Surya Paloh’s Empty Threat

    The maneuvers by NasDem party is merely an effort to put pressure on President Jokowi. It is unethical to play for both sides of the political aisle.

  • Clientelism and Thuggery
    Opinion

    Clientelism and Thuggery

    Strange relationships between officials and mass organizations have arisen in many regions, including in Bekasi. Ending direct elections for regional heads is not a solution.

  • A Wrong Shortcut
    Opinion

    A Wrong Shortcut

    Building permits and environmental impact analysis are still needed for infrastructure development. The process must be simplified.

  • Sidelines

    A detective is not someone who gets divine revelation.

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