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Edition 11 January 2021

  • The Palace Takes Down Petamburan
    Cover Story

    The Palace Takes Down Petamburan

    The plan to ban the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) emerged after Rizieq Shihab’s return from Saudi Arabia. President Joko Widodo is said to be the one who wanted the organization disbanded. Jokowi received input from businesses to improve the investment climate. FPI’s political power is considered as weakening.

  • Qur’an Study minus the Green Star
    Cover Story

    Qur’an Study minus the Green Star

    Islam Defenders Front’s activities continue, but without its attributes. The police asked FPI leaders in the regions to accept the government’s decision.

  • The Volley Cheer at Kilometer 50
    Cover Story

    The Volley Cheer at Kilometer 50

    The National Commission on Human Rights concluded the shooting of four Islam Defenders Front members as a human rights violation. A witness saw the rest-area incident up close.

  • Between Bed and Bedlam

    Between Bed and Bedlam

    Covid-19 patients struggle to find isolation rooms. Occupancy rate of isolation beds in the Capital reaches 87 percent.

  • Sinovac Vaccine Certified Halal
  • The Nickel King Ambition

    The Nickel King Ambition

    The government is making plenty of efforts to attract investment in battery manufacturing, chasing the ambition to become a major player in the global electric car industry. State-owned energy companies are consolidated to serve as partner of global investors with interests in Indonesia’s nickel reserves.

  • We Want Electric Vehicle Investments from Upstream to Downstream

    We Want Electric Vehicle Investments from Upstream to Downstream

    Investment Coordinating Board Chief Bahlil Lahadalia explains the negotiation process with LG Energy Solution. This South Korean company commits to invest US$9.8 billion to build electric car battery production center.

  • Between Hopes and Problems

    Between Hopes and Problems

    Investment in electric vehicle is spreading to mining business. Industry players are waiting for a policy to uphold the principles of fairness and sustainability.

  •  After the Capitol Building Fell
  • Government Does Not Ban Independent Vaccines

    Government Does Not Ban Independent Vaccines

    Besides personally overseeing the distribution activities, Human Development and Culture Affairs Coordinating Minister Muhadjir Effendy is also involved in the preparation of the vaccination scheme. Muhadjir, who also holds the position of 3rd Deputy Chair of the Covid-19 Mitigation and National Economic Recovery Committee (KPCPEN), is one of the ministers who promoted independent or paid vaccination.

  • Science & Technology

    Science & Technology

    Local Batteries Waiting for Investors

    Researchers from the Sebelas Maret University in Surakarta and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences created a lithium battery for electric vehicles. They are hoping to partner with domestic investors.


  • Art & Culture

    The (Literary) Arts in the New Reality

    The (Literary) Arts in the New Reality

    The pandemic brought changes to the arts in Indonesia in 2020. Many art events had to be delayed or even cancelled. Slowly, artists have bounced back. They began adapting the pandemic, refusing to be kept down. Despite the limitations imposed by the situation, artists have continued to put forward their best work—in part by utilizing digital technology as their medium. This new phenomena, which has impacted the world of arts, was taken into consideration when selecting and discussing the nominees before making decisions about Tempo’s choice for outstanding artists and artworks for 2020.

  • Cartoon

    Lady and the Tramp

    Lady and the Tramp

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Opinion

    Banning FPI is No Solution

    Banning FPI is No Solution

    Banning all activity of the Islam Defenders Front solved nothing. There should be a strategic cultural design to address extremism.

  • Opinion

    Reviving Old Dreams

    The government is once again unfurling an electric car program. It needs comprehensive and consistent policy to allow the old dream to not collapse.



    Home by the Sea

    Houses of the Bajo ethnic group are painted the same color after undergoing renovation with village funds in order to be habitable in Soropia subdistrict, Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi, on Saturday, January 9. The Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry has allocated village funds for various designations including home improvement for disadvantaged communities. Antara/Jojon



    Search for victims of the Sriwijaya Air SJ182

    Officers are spraying disinfectants into sacks with results of the search for victims of the Sriwijaya Air SJ182 crash at JICT Terminal, Jakarta, on Sunday, January 10, 2021. The body parts of victims found are being taken to the National Police Hospital for identification and the wreckage of the plane will be further examined by the National Committee for Transportation Safety (KNKT). TEMPO/Muhammad Hidayat


  • Short Term Solution

    Short Term Solution

    The government is recruiting a million teachers under a contract scheme. A short term solution for the matter of badly distributed quality educators.

  • Worthless Wordplay

    Worthless Wordplay

    The surge in Covid-19 cases practically crippled all the hospitals throughout the country. Bandying around new terms has made us forget the essential target.

  • The Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Promotes Patimban Port

    The Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Promotes Patimban Port

    Patimban Port is designed through the concept of a sustainable, green, smart and integrated international port.

  • Clarification of Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs & Investment

    Clarification of Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs & Investment

    Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment conveys objection to the report of Dragons in Trouble in Tempo English of January 4 edition.

  • Sidelines

    The Bible prohibits the faithful from making pictures of humans and from worshipping idols, as do the other two Abrahamic religions. The history of the Christian world has witnessed a few episodes of ‘iconoclasm’, movements to destroy statues: in the 8th and 9th centuries in Byzantium, and at the beginning of the 16th century in Europe, when the Protestants burnt statues and paintings in churches.

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