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Edition 04 February 2020

  • The Fallout
    Cover Story

    The Fallout

    Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya ended her ministry’s partnership with WWF Indonesia, impacting conservation work in 30 areas. Besides an unclear reason behind the decision, conflict among environmental activists seem to color the termination.

  • Keeping Watch Without an Old Friend
    Cover Story

    Keeping Watch Without an Old Friend

    WWF’s work to save the Javan rhinoceros since 1962 came to an end when the environment and forestry ministry terminated its partnership with the organization. Now WWF can no longer work at the national park.

  • Like Lightning in Broad Daylight
    Cover Story

    Like Lightning in Broad Daylight

    Chairman of World Wide Fund Indonesia’s Advisory Board, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto

  • WWF Indonesia’s Scope of Work is Too Large
    Cover Story

    WWF Indonesia’s Scope of Work is Too Large

    Environment and Forestry Ministry Director-General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation Wiratno

  • Turbulence Over Lost Funds

    Turbulence Over Lost Funds

    The Presidential Palace is deterring the DPR from using its right of inquiry in the Jiwasraya case. PDI-P is launching hard lobbying to prevent the formation of a special committee.

  • Krakatau’s next moves

    Krakatau’s next moves

    After easing up on its debt repayments, Krakatau Steel is preparing for its strategic cooperation to increase production. Krakatau Posco is set to be the corporation’s locomotive.

  • At least we can breathe now

    At least we can breathe now

    Krakatau Steel CEO Silmy Karim/ Antara/Asep Fathulrahman

  • Energy Council Selection Chaos

    Energy Council Selection Chaos

    The selection process of the National Energy Council’s member is still not finished even after two years. There are suspicions that the reselection is done for the benefits of politicians who failed to enter the parliament.

  • A Scandal Virus Just as Dangerous
    Market Pulse

    A Scandal Virus Just as Dangerous

    THE effects of the Coronavirus outbreak cast dark clouds over global financial markets.

  • Locked Down in Wuhan

    Locked Down in Wuhan

    The new coronavirus that allegedly originated from Wuhan, China, has spread to more than 16 countries. Indonesian citizens in the city have been evacuated to Natuna, Riau Islands.

  • Interview


    Agung Firman Sampurna, Chairman, SUPREME Audit Agency: Jiwasraya Case Is Our Priority

    THE Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) has a plethora of cases to work on. For this year alone, it targets to crack 29 cases that came from the central and regional governments, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as well as regional government owned enterprises. “We prioritize the ones that cause massive losses to the state,” said BPK Chief Agung Firman Sampurna in the special interview with Tempo at this office last Thursday, January 23.


  • Letters

    The Sun Corona 

    The Sun Corona 

    Apart from the coronavirus plaguing China, there is good news about corona. It is the release of a photo from the giant telescope in Hawaii revealing the surface of the sun.

  • Cartoon

    Is Harun here, Sir?

    Is Harun here, Sir?

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Opinion

    Minister Siti’s Wrong Call

    Minister Siti’s Wrong Call

    The Environment and forestry ministry has decided to end its cooperation with WWF Indonesia. This is a sign that nationalism and resentment of criticism has gone too far.

  • Law

    Wood Export Conjuring Tricks

    Toba Pulp Lestari is suspected of manipulating documents for wood pulp exports to China to transfer the company’s profits offshore. Several media linked up in IndonesiaLeaks have been tracing the case for the past year.



    Land of The Giants

    A BOY stands beside a 95.2-centimeter-in-diameter Rafflesia Arnoodii flower in Jorong Data Simpang Dingin, Nagari Paninjauan, Agam Regency, West Sumatra, Friday, January 24. Based on research by Agam Regency’s Natural Resources Conservation Agency in 2017-2020, there are 14 points within the Maninjau Nature Reserve that have three Rafflesia flower species, namely Rafflesia Arnooldii, Rafflesia Tuan Mudae and Rafflesia Gaduttensis. ANTARA/Muhammad Arif Pribadi/pd.


  • Step-Siblings from a Tax Haven

    Step-Siblings from a Tax Haven

    Inti Indorayon Utama changed its outer wrapping and transformed into Toba Pulp Lestari. Though it was later sold, the owner is still Sukanto Tanoto.

  • Toba Pulp Lestari Head of Public Relations  Norma Patty Handini Hutajulu: The Profit Margins are Nearly the Same

    Toba Pulp Lestari Head of Public Relations Norma Patty Handini Hutajulu: The Profit Margins are Nearly the Same

    Documents obtained by the IndonesiaLeaks team show that Toba Pulp Lestari exported dissolving wood pulp (DWP) to China from 2010-2016.

  • Lessons from Krakatau Steel

    Lessons from Krakatau Steel

    Long saddled with huge liabilities, the state-owned steel producer has restructured its mountain of debt. This is a lesson for other state-owned enterprises.

  • Suspicious Exports

    Suspicious Exports

    Toba Pulp Lestari is suspected of falsifying export documentation to reduce its tax liabilities.

  • No Political Circus for Jiwasraya

    No Political Circus for Jiwasraya

    Using the right to institute an inquiry could cloud the Jiwasraya issue. Maintaining investor trust is more important.

  • Sidelines

    Long before there were malls, long before malls began their slow death, Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar in the 15th century spread over 58 busy streets.

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