Edition 01 December 2020

  • lobster export Kickbacks
    Cover Story

    lobster export Kickbacks

    Maritine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo and several Gerindra Party politicians profited from lobster larvae exports, from permit kickbacks to marking up shipping cost. The money is believed to have gone to Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto’s security company.

  • The Fee for Lobster Larvae Exports
    Cover Story

    The Fee for Lobster Larvae Exports

    Besides being accused of taking kickbacks for shipping lobster larvae overseas, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo is suspected of receiving bribery for issuing export permits. Export permit fees reportedly reach Rp5 billion.

  • Operation over the Japanese Skies
    Cover Story

    Operation over the Japanese Skies

    The Corruption Eradication Commission since August had been keeping close scrutiny over Edhy Prabowo’s involvement in the export of lobster larvae. They kept careful tabs on Edhy’s trip to the USA.

  • Tears of the Mentor
    Cover Story

    Tears of the Mentor

    Following the arrest of Edhy Prabowo, Gerindra Party General Chairman Prabowo Subianto held a meeting at daybreak. The two are known to have a close friendship that began after Edhy was fired from the Military Academy.

  • A Slap in the Face in Papua

    A Slap in the Face in Papua

    Security forces thwarted a public hearing in Papua. Intelligence raised support to counterbalance the pro-independence groups.

  • Heated Resistance Volume Two

    Heated Resistance Volume Two

    The Papuan People’s Assembly formed a small team in order to organize public hearings. A number of organizations and militia ceaselessly call for a referendum.

  • Trickling Return of  the Offshore Fund
  • The High Cost of Substitute Goods

    The High Cost of Substitute Goods

    The first coal gasification project will commence by involving two state-owned enterprises. The high risk led to a lengthy discussion for cooperation schemes.

  • Big money to Spend

    Big money to Spend

    The government aims to accelerate the downstream process of coal products through development schemes. High costs and market uncertainties prompt entrepreneurs to prepare proposals for utilization patterns.

  • Tanoto’s Factories Under the spotlight

    Tanoto’s Factories Under the spotlight

    Indonesia’s tax and customs team is following up reports on alleged profit shifting of a pulp company affiliated to tycoon Sukanto Tanoto. There are opportunities to re-check tax amnesty documents.

  • Interview


    We Will Probably Have to Live with the Coronavirus

    David Handojo Muljono, Senior Researcher, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology


  • Letters

    Astronomical Disaster

    Astronomical Disaster

    I would like to give some information about the threat of disaster posed by sky objects.

  • Cartoon

    Clobbered by the Lobster

    Clobbered by the Lobster

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Opinion

    Rent Seekers in the Lobster Case

    Rent Seekers in the Lobster Case

    THE bribes related to the export of lobster larvae allegedly received by Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo are a real example of the wrongdoing resulting from the mismanagement of the Indonesian economy.

  • Opinion

    Do Not Burn the Bridge

    Jakarta must open a dialog before extending the special autonomy status of Papua. Money cannot restore the dead to life.



    The Right Step

    A women’s rights activist is tidying up shoes during a silent protest to urge the House or Representatives (DPR) to pass the Sexual Violence Eradication Bill (RUU PKS) in front of the parliament building in Jakarta, Wednesday, November 25. During the action, women’s rights activists place their shoes in a circle as a symbol of “all cares, all is protected, and stop sexual violence.”/ANTARA/Akbar Nugroho Gumay


  • Exploiting Protected Forests

    Exploiting Protected Forests

    The environment and forestry minister issues permits for the use of protected forests for the food estates project. This endangers the future.

  • A Ceremonial Gasification Project

    A Ceremonial Gasification Project

    The coal downstream project could lead to the state losing money. It is more expensive than importing LPG.

  • The Ambassadors’ fond Memories
    Scene & Heard

    The Ambassadors’ fond Memories

    Indonesian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Desra Percaya once worked as a janitor while studying in England. While Wahid Supriyadi wrote about his unique experiences while on assignment in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia.

  • From Protected Forest to Farmland

    From Protected Forest to Farmland

    An environment and forestry minister regulation is allowing the development of food estates on protected forests. Developing food estates in former peatland will threaten the ecosystem.

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