Edition 17 May 2021

  • Spirituality Behind Bars
    Cover Story

    Spirituality Behind Bars

    Several correctional facilities are prioritizing the religious approach to rehabilitate drug convicts. Rehabilitation has become crucial in the effort to reduce the country’s drug inmates. Ideally, only drug kingpins and dealers are put behind bars.

  • The Iqro Breathing Therapy
    Cover Story

    The Iqro Breathing Therapy

    The Sleman Narcotics Correctional Facility in Yogyakarta is taking on religious programs. Military training is part of the package.

  • Raising Religiosity in the Prison Block
    Cover Story

    Raising Religiosity in the Prison Block

    The Tanjungpinang Prison has established a prison block for religious studies for rehabilitating drug inmates. They are cooperating with an Islamic boarding school.

  • A Return Route for Change
    Cover Story

    A Return Route for Change

    The Pamekasan Class IIA Narcotics Correctional Facility works with the Suryalaya Islamic Boarding School to rehabilitate drug addicts. They use the inabah method, combining prayers, bathing, and reciting remembrances of God.

  • A Forbidden Meeting at the Rectorate Building
    National

    A Forbidden Meeting at the Rectorate Building

    The ministry of education, culture, research and technology found new evidence about the alleged plagiarism that dragged Semarang State University Rector Fathur Rokhman. Passing the hot potato to Gadjah Mada University.

  • The Long Wait for Digital TV
    Economy

    The Long Wait for Digital TV

    The government decides on who will execute multiplexing in 22 provinces. The battle will continue until the migration deadline onto digital broadcasting in November 2022.

  • Appropriate Timing for Delayed Digital Migration
    Economy

    Appropriate Timing for Delayed Digital Migration

    The communication and informatics ministry has announced the result of the multiplexing (mux) organizers’ selection process. However, a number of private television broadcasters protested it. Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny Gerard Plate spoke to Tempo’s Khairul Anam.

  • Chasing After 9.99 Seconds
    Sports

    Chasing After 9.99 Seconds

    Sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri did a test run on the New National Stadium that will be used for the 100-meter race in Tokyo Olympics. His ambition is to cross the finish line in less than 10 seconds.

  • Rock and Roll Documentary for Earth
    Film

    Rock and Roll Documentary for Earth

    Pulau Plastik (Plastic Island) becomes one of a few documentary films about plastic waste made with Indonesia’s perspective.

  • A Shortcut to Access Billions of Dollars
  • Art & Culture

    Art & Culture

    Resounding Still, the Voice of Southeast Asian Cartoons

    CARTOONS have often been a source of controversies in many nations. Satiric jokes in the form of comedic images have offended people, often to the point of anger and retaliation. In 2015, France’s satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo became the target of shooting after it published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The attack killed dozens, including the cartoonist. A decade before, in 2005, Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published an editorial cartoon depicting Muhammad as well, leading to international protests from Muslim communities. In Southeast Asia, things are not that much different. Three years ago, hundreds of supporters of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) swarmed the office of Tempo in Jakarta. They protested a political cartoon in the magazine which they claimed insulted their leader. Southeast Asian’s growing democracy did not come with freedom of speech for its cartoonists. The police have arrested some of them, and many work under fear of persecution. In light of the situation, Malaysia’s political cartoonist Zunar and non-profit organization Hujah Ehsan are holding an online exhibition of the ASEAN Human Rights Cartoon Exhibition from May 3 to 30. The exhibition, titled Human Rights at the Homeland, features 100 critical cartoons by 37 cartoonists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Myanmar.

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  • Letters

    Disappointed by Bank UOB

    Disappointed by Bank UOB

    Readers write about leakage of customers data in Bank UOB and support the urgency of the Sexual Violence Eradication Bill.

  • Cartoon

    Lingering Covid

    Lingering Covid

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Opinion

    A New Solution for Drugs Addict

    A New Solution for Drugs Addict

    The success of habilitation programs in a number of jails proves that drug users need rehabilitation, not criminalization.

  • Interview

    Many Issues Still Untouched by ASEAN Cartoonists

    Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, known as Zunar, and non-profit organization Hujah Ehsan are holding an online exhibition of the ASEAN Human Rights Cartoon Exhibition from May 3 to 30. The exhibition, titled Human Rights at the Homeland, features 100 critical cartoons by 37 cartoonists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Myanmar. Tempo interviewed Zunar to understand the road and the importance of the exhibition, also the development of political cartoons in Southeast Asia.

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    Photo

    Covid Jam

    Motorcycle travelers on their way home for Idul Fitri celebration are stuck in early morning traffic at a checkpoint in Keduwaringin, Bekasi Regency, West Java, Tuesday, May 5. Police asked thousands of holiday travelers trying to pass through the Bekasi-Karawang checkpoint to turn back./Antara/Wahyu Putro A

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    Photo

    Prayer in the Time of Covid

    Muslims maintain social distance amid the Covid-19 pandemic as they pray at the Grand Mosque of Al Azhar during Idul Fitri, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, May 13./Reuters/Willy Kurniawan

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  • Questioning Minister Nadiem's Hesitation
    Opinion

    Questioning Minister Nadiem's Hesitation

    The inspectorate-general at the ministry of education, culture, research and technology backs the accusations of plagiarism against the rector of the Semarang State University. This is a stain on the face of the education system.

  • Laughable Fear of Cartoon
    Opinion

    Laughable Fear of Cartoon

    Cartoonists in Southeast Asia are facing pressure and are being muzzled when they criticize those in power. The rise of self-censorship weakens criticism.

  • Long Live the Broadcasting Oligopoly
    Opinion

    Long Live the Broadcasting Oligopoly

    The transition of television transmissions from analog to digital is ignoring the principles of democratization of broadcasting. The control of multiplexing will still be in the hands of the old conglomerates.

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