Edition 31 May 2021

  •  Digital Platforms for Sexual Violence
    Cover Story

    Digital Platforms for Sexual Violence

    Online sexual violence does not only target adult women, but also adolescents. Despite the rising number of cases each year, there is still scant protection for victims. Perpetrators sell sexual extortion videos to pornography platforms on the Internet, reaping hundreds of millions of rupiah.

  • Fake Promises
    Cover Story

    Fake Promises

    Online sexual violence is running rampant in South Korea, the Philippines, and Hong Kong. Perpetrators are not severely punished.

  • Online Predators
    Cover Story

    Online Predators

    Perpetrators of sexual violence are now hunting potential victims online. More and more adolescents and children have fallen victim.

  • Down and Out in Sex Offences
    Cover Story

    Down and Out in Sex Offences

    Victims of sexual violence after meeting offenders on the Internet find it difficult to crawl out of depression. The state of their mental health declines even further upon realizing cases cannot be resolved through legal channels.

  • The Running of the Bulls
    National

    The Running of the Bulls

    Puan Maharani’s camp is putting pressure on Ganjar Pranowo who they see has ambitions to become a presidential candidate. Joko Widodo’s supporters are lining up on Ganjar’s side.

  • Striking a Chord with a Distant Cousin
    National

    Striking a Chord with a Distant Cousin

    An organization supporting Puan Maharani is growing in the provinces. There is support from the family of Taufiq Kiemas.

  • Articles for Amnesty
    Economy

    Articles for Amnesty

    An article containing plans for the second phase of tax amnesty is included in the draft for the General Provisions of Taxation Procedures Law. It was not formulated during the initial discussions.

  • Two Sides of the Planned Revision
    Economy

    Two Sides of the Planned Revision

    Revision to the General Provision of Taxation Procedures Law will change a number of tariff and tax collection schemes. It presents a dilemma between the need for state income and potential adverse impact on the economy.

  • The End of Coal-Fired Steam Power Plant's Story
    Economy

    The End of Coal-Fired Steam Power Plant's Story

    PLN will not develop coal-fired steam power plants after the completion of the 35-gigawatt project and Fast Track Program 7 project in 2026. Electricity needs will then be met from new and renewable energy.

  • Optimism Embraced, Reality Forgotten
  • Interview

    Interview

    There have to be Concrete Actions against Israel

    Palestinian Ambassador to Indonesia, Zuhair al-Shun, urges the international community to take concrete actions against Israel through economic or political blockade which he believes could pressure Israel. Al-Shun says that the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is not a lasting resolution to bring an end to the conflict in Gaza adding that the United Nations has already passed many resolutions, among others Resolution 181 of 1947, to create free Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital. He hopes that the United States’ new administration under President Joe Biden will take a fairer stance in the issue. Al-Shun also conveys the Palestinian authority’s appreciation towards political and humanitarian support given by the Indonesian government and its people and gives advice on how to properly funnel solidarity funds for the Palestinian people.

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  • Interlude

    De Oost Rips Open Dutch Colonial Wounds

    De Oost Rips Open Dutch Colonial Wounds

    DE Oost is the first major Dutch film which clearly exposes the violence committed by its military during the 1945-1949 Indonesian independence war. It showed how an elite Dutch corps under Captain Raymond Westerling sowed terror in South Sulawesi, killing thousands of Indonesians. This controversial movie, made in a span of almost a decade, has sparked a flood of reactions—from praise to condemnation—from the Dutch media and public. On Twitter, Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld expressed regret that De Oost, made by Dutch-Moluccan Director Jim Taihuttu, has caused unrest among former soldiers who served in Indonesia, as veteran associations like the Dutch East Indies Federation (FIN) accused the film of defaming veterans. FIN even took the filmmakers to court. Tempo spoke to the film’s director, producers, and actors, and also historians, in the Netherlands and Indonesia.

  • Interlude

    Criticism Comes from a Small Group

    Criticism Comes from a Small Group

    Jim Taihuttu, 39, has been a name to be reckoned with in Dutch cinema since his debut film Rabat a decade ago. This Dutch filmmaker of Moluccan origins is also known as a disc jockey of the hip hop/dance duo Yellow Claw.

  • Opinion

    The Iceberg of Digital Predators

    The Iceberg of Digital Predators

    Online sexual violence towards women and children is becoming even more widespread in Indonesia. The need for the sexual violence eradication bill is increasingly urgent.

  • Opinion

    Public Benefits of Political Rivalry

    The public will benefit from the appearance of high-quality politicians in the presidential election. Prospective candidates should not be limited to members of political dynasties.

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    Photo

    A Prayer for the Nation

    Buddhists meditating during Vesak Day in the courtyard of the Dharma Giri Kumara monastery, Delen hamlet, Temanggung, Central Java, Wednesday, May 26. The Vesak Day celebration titled “Rising in Unity for a Better Indonesia,” was done without much festivity due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ANTARA/Anis Efizudin

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    Photo

    Deliver Us from Evil

    Anti-corruption activists perform a theatrical exorcism on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) at the commission’s ACLC building, Jakarta, Friday, May 28. The exorcism represents the banishing of evil energy from the KPK which is currently in a dire state due to the dismissal of 75 employees who did not pass the nationalism test to become civil servants. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto.

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  • Making Peace with Our Past
    Opinion

    Making Peace with Our Past

    A movie about the atrocities of the Dutch troops led by Raymond Westerling in 1940s triggers a controversy in the Netherlands. This opens the door to a range of interpretations on that dark period of history.

  • The Wrong Time to Increase Taxes
    Opinion

    The Wrong Time to Increase Taxes

    The government's plan to revise the General Taxation System Law is proposed at the wrong time. The government should cut spending rather than trying to increase tax revenues.

  • Withdrawing Money at BCA
  • Mixing Business With Pleasure
    Cartoon

    Mixing Business With Pleasure

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

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