Edition 03 May 2021

  • The Nanggala Tragedy
    Cover Story

    The Nanggala Tragedy

    There are reports that Nanggala-402 was not prepared for combat training. The 40-year-old submarine was riddled with problems before it sank. The Navy claims Nanggala was in solid condition and underwent routine maintenance.

  • Silence in the Sea
    Cover Story

    Silence in the Sea

    Nanggala was the most involved in the Navy’s submarine operations. The submarine spent months at sea.

  • Post-Tragedy Purchases
    Cover Story

    Post-Tragedy Purchases

    Prabowo Subianto has the ambition to purchase primary weaponry system on a grand scale. He has set his sights on second-hand items.

  • Many Issues Cornering the Nanggala
    Cover Story

    Many Issues Cornering the Nanggala

    Tempo’s interview with Assistant for Planning and Budgeting to Indonesian Military’s Navy Chief of Staff, Navy Rear Admiral Muhammad Ali.

  • Traces of Golkar in the Investigator’s Office

    Traces of Golkar in the Investigator’s Office

    The bribery case of Adj. Comr. Stepanus Robin Pattuju is suspected to involve other investigators and also the leadership of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). They used the Golkar Party network to carry out their actions.

  • Textile King’s Tangled Web of Debts

    Textile King’s Tangled Web of Debts

    Sritex is entangled in debts of up to Rp17 trillion. Its debt restructuring chaos has even reached legal courts.

  • The Fight for Survival

    The Fight for Survival

    The textile industry is hit by the pandemic. Big factories are stricken in debt, while the smaller ones are not getting orders.

  • Capturing Clean Energy

    Capturing Clean Energy

    The potential for developing new and renewable energy remains wide open. An ecosystem is required to optimize clean energy in the country.

  • Airstrikes after the Jakarta Summit
    Asean & Beyond

    Airstrikes after the Jakarta Summit

    The Myanmar military unleashed a wave of airstrikes after ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting was held. The junta will only take ASEAN’s suggestions into consideration.

  • Reaching Consensus over Dinner
    Asean & Beyond

    Reaching Consensus over Dinner

    The consensus reached by ASEAN leaders was prepared by foreign ministers. The discussion on the cessation of violence in Myanmar was rather difficult.

  • Interview


    Royalty Distribution is Not Yet Equal or Fair

    Seasoned musician Candra Darusman was again at the center of efforts to fight for the welfare of musicians and songwriters. As the chair of Indonesian Musician Union Federation (Fesmi), his input was solicited for the formulation of Government Regulation No. 56/2021 regarding the management of music royalties. The regulation inked by President Joko Widodo on March 30 not only governs parties responsible to pay royalties but also lays down the basis for the establishment of a data center as well as a music information system. Before he headed Fesmi in 2019, Candra represented Indonesia at World Intellectual Property Organization for 18 years, nine years respectively at the organization’s offices in Switzerland and Singapore. After decades of being active in intellectual property rights protection, Candra is determined to improve the lives of musicians and songwriters by, among others, improving royalty management amid new challenges in the digital era.


  • Asean & Beyond

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi: We Had  to Work in Silence

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi: We Had to Work in Silence

    ASEAN leaders finally came to a number of consensus, such as finding a peaceful solution through dialogue and sending a special envoy to Myanmar. Further steps are still needed. Tempo interviewed Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno marsudi.

  • Environment

    No Zero Emission Promises

    President Joko Widodo made no mention of a time frame to achieve net zero emission at the Leader Summit on Climate 2021 initiated by the US President. Indonesia’s target is deemed far below expectations. 



    Crude Operation

    An aerial photo of illegal oil wells in Pangkalan Bayat village, Musi Banyuasin, South Sumatra, Tuesday, April 27. The increasing illegal oil mining activities in the area in the last two years have been troubling the surrounding communities./Antara/Nova Wahyudi



    Rescue Mission

    Officers from the South Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) together with the Fire Brigade and assisted by local residents evacuate a rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) back to the sea. The cetacean was trapped in residents’ fish ponds in Marannu village, Maros Regency, South Sulawesi, Friday, April 30./Antara/Abriawan Abhe


  • Objection of the Ministry of Villages

    Objection of the Ministry of Villages

    Objection of the Ministry of Villages Regarding a Government Official Suspected of Brokering Personnel Recruitment.

  • Many Roads Lead to Home

    Many Roads Lead to Home

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Last Words from Nanggala-402

    Last Words from Nanggala-402

    The sinking of KRI Nanggala-402 leaves sorrow and a question: why was a vessel unfit for operations forced to sail? The large-scale procurement of arms is not an answer to the problems with military equipment.

  • No Surprise from KPK

    No Surprise from KPK

    After the law was revised, criminal acts and violations of ethics by KPK staff, investigators and leaders were predicted from the outset. Rotten at the tail, body and head.

  • Empty Promises on Zero Emissions

    Empty Promises on Zero Emissions

    Environmentalists are criticizing President Joko Widodo for his lack of ambition to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. This is proof that the government does not care about the climate crisis.

  • Toothless Consensus

    Toothless Consensus

    Although it may sound good, the agreement by ASEAN leaders on Myanmar is non-binding and will be difficult to implement. It is like a dog barking at passing cars.

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