Edition 11 October 2021

  • Irresponsible Food Estate
    Cover Story

    Irresponsible Food Estate

    The food estate project in Central Kalimantan went into motion before relevant regulations and an environmental analysis were published. Prabowo Subianto and Moeldoko are behind companies running food estates.

  • The Prodigal Son Denied
    Cover Story

    The Prodigal Son Denied

    Agro Industri Nasional or Agrinas denies being the implementer of the defense ministry’s food estate project. But the company’s proposal submitted to South Korea exposes its roles in the project.

  • Rush Job in Sobu-sobu
    Cover Story

    Rush Job in Sobu-sobu

    The food estate at Humbang Hasundutan, North Sumatera, failed to reach its production target. The community is not familiar with the commodity.

  • I Felt Challenged and Wanted to Develop Farmers
    Cover Story

    I Felt Challenged and Wanted to Develop Farmers

    An interview with the Presidential Chief of Staff Gen. (ret) Moeldoko whose company, M-Tani, is working on a food estate project in Central Kalimantan. Is there a conflict of interest?

  • I’m the One Responsible
    Cover Story

    I’m the One Responsible

    An interview with Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo on the food estate project. The agriculture ministry is focused on planting commodities besides cassava, which is the defense ministry’s project.

  • A Heated Debate over Hot Assets

    A Heated Debate over Hot Assets

    The Bill on the Asset Forfeiture Connected to Crimes failed to be put on the 2021 Priority National Legislation Program. The House of Representatives blocked it.

  • Asset Recovery Percentage Is Still Low

    Asset Recovery Percentage Is Still Low

    An interview with Financial Transaction Report and Analysis Center (PPATK) Chief Dian Ediana Rae on the delayed discussion of the Asset Forfeiture Bill. Indonesia temporarily lost the opportunity to develop the transparent economy.

  • Not an Easy Move

    Not an Easy Move

    Chaos over the transfer of employees affects the merging of Asuransi Jiwasraya into IFG Life. It sparks concerns among workers of liquidated state-owned enterprises.

  • Uncertain Future of Taspen-Asabri

    Uncertain Future of Taspen-Asabri

    The Constitutional Court annuls the obligation of Taspen and Asabri to transfer their programs to BP Jamsostek. This brings about new issues.

  • Two Turmoil Near the Year’s End
    Market Pulse

    Two Turmoil Near the Year’s End

    What is more seriously threatening the world economy now is the simmering energy crisis in Europe and China. When gas and coal prices are soaring, in the last week oil prices are following them as if refusing to be left behind.

  • Interview


    It Seems Indonesia Does Not Have Any Friends

    As the climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow draws near, Edvin Aldrian once again reminds the government about formulating strategies to achieve the zero carbon emission target. The IPCC expert panel member calls for more bilateral cooperation to combat the climate crisis.


  • Law

    The Winding Path to the Police HQ

    The Winding Path to the Police HQ

    National Police Chief Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo plans to recruit anti-corruption fighters who failed their controversial civic knowledge test, but many regulations stand in the way.

  • Letters

    Letters from Readers

    Letters from Readers

    Letters on the land for Keureuto reservoir, civic knowledge test for KPK employees, and carbon tax.


  • Cartoon

    The Team to Beat

    The Team to Beat

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman


  • Environment

    Painkiller Waste in the Jakarta Bay

    BRIN researchers discover concentrations of pain and cold relief medicine pollution in the Jakarta Bay. This acetaminophen waste is known to have an impact on shellfish, but its effects on humans are yet to be determined.



    Mud Attack

    AN aerial photo of a murky coast filled with mud at the Kendari Bay, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Thursday, October 7. The local government has been dredging the mud since four years ago, but the shallowing of the Kendari Bay continues because of the high volume of waste and soil from the C mine excavation./Antara/JojonMud Attack



    To Build a Boat

    WORKERS build a fishing ship in Krueng Aceh, Banda Aceh, Aceh, Wednesday, October 6. The workers said that the construction of the fishing vessel with a capacity of more than 50 tons took about one to 3 years due to problems with wood raw materials, which cost hundreds of millions to billions of rupiah./Antara/Syifa Yulinnas


  • Food Estate Disaster

    Food Estate Disaster

    President Joko Widodo’s food estate project has the potential to trigger an ecological disaster. It is against the law and is not transparent.

  • The Law of No Law

    The Law of No Law

    The DPR legislative body has once again held up the bill for forfeiture of assets acquired through criminal acts. This law is sorely needed to recover assets the state has lost through corruption and other economic crimes.

  • The Bucket Should Stop with Jokowi

    The Bucket Should Stop with Jokowi

    The President must not continue to avoid doing anything. He should abide by the recommendation from the Ombudsman and restore the jobs of the KPK employees.

  • Failing Our Soldiers

    Failing Our Soldiers

    The Constitutional Court has ruled against the plan for the merger of Taspen and Asabri into BP Jamsostek. This is a missed opportunity to clean things up.

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