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Edition 20 July 2020

  • The Brother’s Footprints in South Merdeka
    Cover Story

    The Brother’s Footprints in South Merdeka

    SOEs Minister Erick Thohir refuses PDI-P politician Adian Napitupulu’s recommendations for SOEs commissioner positions. Erick claims he has received numerous recommendations for commissioner candidates from other ministries and institutions. His brother, Boy Thohir, is believed to be involved in SOEs official appointments.

  • The ‘Chairman’s’ Gift
    Cover Story

    The ‘Chairman’s’ Gift

    Erick Thohir appoints political party members as commissioners. The appointments are considered to be imbalanced.

  • The Minister’s Smile on Aid Packages
    Cover Story

    The Minister’s Smile on Aid Packages

    Erick Thohir’s name is being discussed as a potential presidential candidate. Several political parties are considering to nominate him for the 2024 election.

  • A New Business Plan for SOEs
    Cover Story

    A New Business Plan for SOEs

    The SOEs ministry will continue to scale back the number of state-owned companies. Many of them have been running inefficiently.

  • Many People are Unhappy
    Cover Story

    Many People are Unhappy

    State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir:

  • The Evil Man in  the Mustard Yellow Uniform

    The Evil Man in the Mustard Yellow Uniform

    A rape victim counselor is suspected of raping a 13-year-old girl over the past several months. The victim was also used as a bait for extortion.

  • Travel Permit from the police HQ

    Travel Permit from the police HQ

    Interpol Indonesia provided red carpet treatment for Joko Soegiarto Tjandra allowing him to leave and enter Indonesia at will. Chief of the Police Criminal Unit is investigating alleged bribery of police officers involved in the case.

  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance Minister: This is an Extraordinary Dilemma

    Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance Minister: This is an Extraordinary Dilemma

    As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to restrict major public activities, the government predicts the national economic growth to take a nose dive to minus 4.3 percent in the second quarter. “For the most part, the drop is attributed to a sharp decline in consumer spending,” said Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, 57, during a special interview with Tempo on July 17.

  • Troubles at Rokan

    Troubles at Rokan

    One year before Rokan Block’s management is transferred from Chevron to Pertamina, problems remain unsolved. Numerous schemes are prepared to prevent further production declines.

  • This is the Weakness of Old Contracts

    This is the Weakness of Old Contracts

    SKK Migas Chairman Dwi Soetjipto

  • Economy


    A Market Test for Recovery Policy

    Yopie Hidayat (Contributor)


  • Letters

    The Distance Education System

    The Distance Education System

    The new school year started on July 13, 2020. As a parent with children of primary school age, I was pleased when the government decided to put off the back-to-school period until the end of 2020 and to push schools to implement the distance learning system.

  • Sports

    Breakups Between PSSI Elites

    Breakups Between PSSI Elites

    After being suspended due to to Covid-19, preparation for resuming soccer competition is being shadowed by breakup between the Chairman of Indonesian Soccer Association and his deputy. The national’s team preparation to compete in the U-20 World Cup next year is also affected.

  • Sports

    Young Garuda Drama

    Young Garuda Drama

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, coach Shin Tae-yong continues to train and supervise players in their preparation for the U-20 World Cup. Shin is asked to immediately return to fulfill his contract of handling three national teams.

  • Sports

    The National Team’s Win is My Responsibility

    General Chairman the Indonesian Soccer Association Mochamad Iriawan



    Mad Mud

    Radda village in North Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi, is submerged under the mud after a flash flood swept the area on Wednesday, July 15. The flood was a result of heavy rains in the region that caused the Salukula and Meli rivers to overflow. As many as 21 people lost their lives, dozens are missing, and hundreds of houses destroyed./ANTARA/Moullies/ABHE/foc.


  • Next Bill?

    Next Bill?

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Returning SOEs Back to People

    Returning SOEs Back to People

    The recent tug-of-war of political interests in the appointments of commissioners of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) can only be ended if the paradigm of managing state companies is fundamentally changed.

  • Misguided Takeover

    Misguided Takeover

    The takeover of the Rokan Block by Pertamina has the potential to cause losses. The government policy of nationalizing foreign assets needs to be corrected.

  • Eternal Chaos

    Eternal Chaos

    The internal conflict in the all Indonesian Soccer Association hampers the national team’s preparations for the U-20 World Cup. The future of the League 1 competition remains unclear.

  • Tragedy in a Safe House

    Tragedy in a Safe House

    A 13-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by a family member, then by an official in a safe house. These new facts show that the sexual violence eradication law is a matter of urgency.

  • Sidelines

    WHO among us still reads Robinson Crusoe? Hopefully no one.

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