Edition 16 August 2021

  • An Honest General
    Cover Story

    An Honest General

    Hoegeng and today’s police officers.

  • The Turning Point at the Merdeka Hotel
    Cover Story

    The Turning Point at the Merdeka Hotel

    Born to a noble family, little Hoegeng dreamt of one day joining the police force. His journey was far from straightforward.

  • No Positions for the General
    Cover Story

    No Positions for the General

    After finishing his police training, Hoegeng became close with Sukarno. His relationship with Suharto was marked by a number of conflicts.

  • Hoegeng’s Feats
    Cover Story

    Hoegeng’s Feats

    Hoegeng moved from one region and institution to the next. At the immigration office, he did not take his salary and official accommodations. He was once accused of being anti-Chinese.

  • The Police General’s Black Book
    Cover Story

    The Police General’s Black Book

    Hoegeng refused accommodations and gifts while leading the National Police. He was replaced after investigating the smuggling of luxury cars.

  • Troubles for the Petition of 50 Signatory
    Cover Story

    Troubles for the Petition of 50 Signatory

    After being replaced as National Police Chief, Hoegeng Iman Santoso spent his days painting and playing music. His political activity with the Petition of 50 created a lot of difficulties in his life, including being prevented from traveling abroad. 

  • In the Face of Death by Hunger
    Economy

    In the Face of Death by Hunger

    The pandemic causes millions of Indonesians to cascade into poverty. More are mere inches away from stepping into the same abyss.

  • Retail Industry’s Fight for Life
    Economy

    Retail Industry’s Fight for Life

    Wholesalers are optimizing sales via online marketplaces as the retail industry gasps for air amid the emergency public activity restrictions. Meanwhile, small ones can only wait as their clocks tick.

  • The Threats of Mounting Corporate Debt
    Economy

    The Threats of Mounting Corporate Debt

    The banking sector is on alert after the emergence of increased credit risk in the corporate segment. In order to mitigate the decline in credit quality, banks are scrambling to form adequate reserves. Additionally, efforts to provide credit relief or restructuring to corporations affected by the pandemic will continue.    

  • Procrastination to a Perfect Storm
    Market Pulse

    Procrastination to a Perfect Storm

    The government proposes the relaxation policy for resolving non-performing loans being extended until 2023. A ticking time bomb in the financial industry.

  • National

    National

    Wills without Inheritance

    The number of orphans increases due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Not all of them receive government assistance.

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  • Law

    The Cat and Mouse Game in Judge Selection

    The Cat and Mouse Game in Judge Selection

    The justice selection process in the Judicial Commission sparks controversies. Some Supreme Court judge candidates have questionable track records.

  • Letters

    The KPK Supervisory Board’s Objection

    The KPK Supervisory Board’s Objection

    The Supervisory Board of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) writes their objection to Tempo's report.

  • Interview

    We Did Not Win by Design

    Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali is not just assigned to improving governance of his ministry but also is the process of finalizing the national sports grand design. Focusing on the 14 key sports which include badminton and weightlifting, the blueprint is designed to improve the country’s performance up to the Olympic level.

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    Photo

    Fishy Business

    A fish trader carries two sharks on the back of his motorbike in Ikua Koto, Padang, West Sumatra, Friday, August 13. The man claimed that he got the sharks because they accidentally got caught in a fishing net and he sold them for Rp1 million each, despite the regulations that ban such action. Antara/Iggoy el Fitra

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    Photo

    Proud Parade

    Students participate in the 76 Bendera Merah Putih (Red-and-White Flag) Parade in Bugel, Krakitan, Bayat, Klaten, Central Java, Saturday, August 14. The parade and display of 76 Red-and-White flags, by elementary and junior high school students, is to commemorate the 76th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia and to instill the spirit of nationalism in the young generation. Antara/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho

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  • The Contributions of Cepu Block Towards Resilient Indonesia, Growing Indonesia
    Inforial

    The Contributions of Cepu Block Towards Resilient Indonesia, Growing Indonesia

    How do we assess oil and gas projects that contribute to the realization of “Resilient Indonesia, Growing Indonesia”? How do they contribute to the rise of Indonesia's economic growth? What about their contributions to the transfer of knowledge for Indonesia? Or, their contribution to the development of the communities around their area of operations? Keep reading, we will get the answers to these three questions.  

  • Covid Roll Call
    Cartoon

    Covid Roll Call

    Why the government withholds data on Covid-19 deaths.

  • Lessons from Hoegeng
    Opinion

    Lessons from Hoegeng

    From Hoegeng we learned that holding a position is not a special right to act arbitrarily. The father of the Indonesian police remains unequalled.

  • The Pandemic Data Disarray
    Opinion

    The Pandemic Data Disarray

    The government should not remove the death rate data from the list of pandemic indicators. The data disarray originates in the regions.

  • Dubious Supreme Court Selection
    Opinion

    Dubious Supreme Court Selection

    The Judicial Commission approves a number of prospective Supreme Court judges of dubious integrity. It fails to meet the demand for a healthy judicial system.

  • Don’t be Fooled by Apparent Growth
    Opinion

    Don’t be Fooled by Apparent Growth

    Although it recorded growth of 7.07 percent, our economy has yet to show significant change. Unemployment and the poverty rate are still high.

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