Edition 05 April 2021

  • ISIS Torch Passed to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah
    Cover Story

    ISIS Torch Passed to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah

    Jamaah Ansharut Daulah is still active despite the apparent downfall of ISIS. The group is spreading propaganda on social media.  

  • Millennial Terrorists and Lone Wolves
    Cover Story

    Millennial Terrorists and Lone Wolves

    Makassar Cathedral’s bombers were affiliated with the pro-ISIS Jamaah Ansharut Daulah. An Islam Defenders Front official was present in one of the group’s pledge of allegiance to ISIS ceremonies. The Makassar attack activated lone wolves.

  • Air Gun Girl
    Cover Story

    Air Gun Girl

    Zakiah Aini’s attack fits the ISIS doctrine. She uploaded a photo of the ISIS flag on her Instagram account.

  • They Evaded Arrest
    Cover Story

    They Evaded Arrest

    Tempo’s interview with BNPT Chief, Comr. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar.

  • Ulema Interference in Broadcasting Content

    Ulema Interference in Broadcasting Content

    The ban to broadcast LGBT content is considered to be discriminative. The big hand of the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) is involved.

  • On Different Wavelengths

    On Different Wavelengths

    Some supporters of the Sexual Violence Eradication Bill are lobbying those who are against it in the House of Representatives. They have to face up to religious norms.

  • The KPK Stops a BLBI Case
  • The Smell of Gasoline across the Refinery

    The Smell of Gasoline across the Refinery

    Leakage of the T-301G tank is believed to be the cause of a big fire at the Balongan refinery. The management ignored community reports on strong gasoline smell prior to the fire. Losses are estimated in the trillions of rupiah.

  • The Megaproject Contractor’s Burden

    The Megaproject Contractor’s Burden

    The Balongan refinery exploded when the refurbishment project had just started. It became a new problem for Pertamina amidst other difficulties in running the refinery mega project.

  • Reconnecting with the Earth

    Reconnecting with the Earth

    Sumarni Laman is motivating Dayak youths to return to their tradition of preserving the forest. She made it to the list of 16 Women Restoring the Earth by the Global Landscapes Forum.

  • Interview


    Herd Immunity Is Not the Primary Goal of Vaccination

    Indonesian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ITAGI) Chair Sri Rezeki Hadinegoro said that the Covid-19 immunization has been fairly smooth albeit the vaccine shortage. The high mortality rate among the elderly population has prompted the government to shuffle the order of priority groups for vaccination. On the advice of the ITAGI, the elderly group was moved forward from the fourth to the second in line to be vaccinated along with public servants. Accoding to Sri Rezeki the main objective of vaccination was not to create heard immunity as widely publicized but rather to lower the death rate. Not only participating in the preparation of vaccination roadmap, the ITAGI also gives recommendations to the health ministry.



  • Letter From

    Journalists Will Not Be Silenced

    Journalists Will Not Be Silenced

    What happened to Nurhadi does not deter us. Instead, the pain that he went through reminds us that we journalists are working for the public.

  • Letters

    Joyce Josephine’s Clarification

    Joyce Josephine’s Clarification

    Joyce Josephine clarifies information in the cover story article of Tempo English of the January 25-31, 2021 issue titled Aid Packages for the Red Party.

  • Cartoon

    Mind Your Own Business

    Mind Your Own Business

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Environment

    Less Masapi at Lake Poso

    Fishermen are concerned about the impact of the dredging activities in the Poso River basin in Central Sulawesi. Dams and traps block the life cycle of eels.



    Reign of Fire

    Riau Land and Forest Fire Task Force, consisting of officers from the Pekanbaru Manggala Agni, Pekanbaru Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), the Masyarakat Peduli Api group, as well as the Indonesian Military and the National Police, tried to extinguish the bushfire that broke in Pekanbaru, Riau, on Friday, April 2. Strong wind and difficulties finding nearby water sources made the fire spread quickly, engulfing shrubs on a land estimated to be 10 hectares in size.
    ANTARA/Rony Muharrman



    Spirit of Ramadan

    Villagers gathered to pray during the Nyadran Arwah ritual at the village cemetery on the slopes of Mount Sumbing, Jambon hamlet, Temanggung, Central Java, Friday, April 2. Locals keep the Nyadran Arwah tradition alive by holding it on the month of Ruwah in the Javanese calendar to send prayers to ancestral spirits, as well as to welcome the fasting month of Ramadan.
    ANTARA/Anis Efizudin


  • Accountability in the War on Terror

    Accountability in the War on Terror

    Without accountability, the police will lose public trust. People will suspect that the war on terror is being used to distract attention from other issues. 

  • Blame Game at Balongan

    Blame Game at Balongan

    The explosion at Balongan adds to the long list of incidents at Pertamina refineries and depots. Structural changes are necessary to stop this from happening again.

  • Policing Moral on Our Screen

    Policing Moral on Our Screen

    The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission issued guidelines for broadcasting during the fasting month of Ramadan. It turned into a moral police force.

  • A New Law for Equality

    A New Law for Equality

    The political parties that still oppose the Sexual Violence Eradication Bill do not understand the new values of public morality. They are also opposing the will of the majority.

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