Edition 13 December 2021

  • Mass Organizations’ Political and Business Tentacles
    Cover Story

    Mass Organizations’ Political and Business Tentacles

    Paramilitary mass organizations are mushrooming as they go in tandem with power, politics, and business. They often clash with one another.

  • A History of Stabbing Sprees
    Cover Story

    A History of Stabbing Sprees

    The conflict between Pemuda Pancasila and the Forum Betawi Rempug is relatively new and sparked by fights over livelihood opportunities.

  • Thugs Offering Protection
    Cover Story

    Thugs Offering Protection

    Mass organizations such as Pemuda Pancasila and Forum Betawi Rempug came about for practical purposes. They have always been close to the government.

  • Disliked, but Still Needed? The Changing Political Economy of Ormas
    Cover Story

    Disliked, but Still Needed? The Changing Political Economy of Ormas

    Dr Ian Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Security Studies, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University.  

  • We Are the Government’s Partner
    Cover Story

    We Are the Government’s Partner

    Pemuda Pancasila funds its 2 million members from a mining business, doing government projects, to offering security in marketplaces. It often falls into skirmishes with other mass organizations.

  • Watching Out for the 15th Star
    National

    Watching Out for the 15th Star

    The government is anticipating a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases due to the spread of the Omicron variant in 57 countries. Flights are canceled and quarantine regulations tightened. Rules on public activities during the holidays have changed.

  • Questioning a Third Dose
    National

    Questioning a Third Dose

    The government plans to provide third-dose booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines in January 2022. Epidemiologists feel it is not necessary yet.

  • Rooftop Solar Uncertainties
    Economy

    Rooftop Solar Uncertainties

    The rooftop solar power generator (PLTS) industry’s development becomes uncertain. The new regulations wither before they took effect.

  • Solar Market Growth
    Economy

    Solar Market Growth

    The rooftop solar power business continues to bloom. Fossil-fueled power producers are keen to join the bandwagon.

  • Opposing Oil Palm in Papua’s Customary Forests
    Environment

    Opposing Oil Palm in Papua’s Customary Forests

    The indigenous women of Papua became the driving force of the resistance against oil palm companies encroaching into customary forests. They are in a weak position.

  • Environment

    Environment

    Indigenous Land Defenders

    Indigenous women become the driving force of the movement against land usurpation in the name of development. They receive intimidation from authorities.

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  • Letter From

    Press Council Award 2021

    Press Council Award 2021

    The Press Council gives its Award 2021 to Tempo in the printed media category. This award is for you, loyal readers.

  • Interview

    We Don’t Want Natuna to Turn into a Battle Zone

    We Don’t Want Natuna to Turn into a Battle Zone

    Indonesian Coast Guard Chief Vice Adm. Aan Kurnia says that the abundant resources of fish, gas and oil in the Natuna Sea have made its waters a huge bone of contention among several nations in the region.

  • Opinion

    The Problem with Uniformed Gangsters

    The Problem with Uniformed Gangsters

    The recent conflict between the Pancasila Youth and Forum Betawi Rempug is believed to be the result of a disagreement over land control. This is an effect of leniency towards paramilitary groups.

  • Opinion

    Confusing Pandemic Policies

    The government finally revoked the Level 3 public activity restrictions for the end of the year. After two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, public policy and communication are still in disarray.

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    Photo

    Passing The Torch

    FACULTY of Law students from Malang University in East Java take part in a parade to commemorate World Human Rights Day in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Friday, October 12. The students urge the government and the National Commission on Human Rights to resolve a number of human rights violation cases in Aceh and other regions in Indonesia./ANTARA PHOTOS/Rahmad

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    Photo

    Wet Season

    STUDENTS use a boat to cross a flooded rice field in Tamangapa village, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Monday, December 6, to go to school because the roads are flooded after heavy rains in the area/ANTARA PHOTOS/Arnas Padda

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  • Strident Voices of Indigenous Women
    Opinion

    Strident Voices of Indigenous Women

    Indigenous women are fighting back against companies and powerful people who are wrecking their environment. The law must protect their collective rights.

  • Inconsistent Regulations on Renewable Energy
    Opinion

    Inconsistent Regulations on Renewable Energy

    The government delays the implementation of the rooftop solar power regulation. There is inconsistency in the environmentally friendly energy policy.

  • MOUNTAIN TALK
    Cartoon

    MOUNTAIN TALK

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • A Certainty in the Chaos
    Market Pulse

    A Certainty in the Chaos

    The fear of tapering and higher interest rates after the Fed Chair Jay Powell's testimony to the Senate caused global stock prices to fall rapidly, including in Indonesia.

  • Semeru’s Lava Dome Landslide
    Science & Technology

    Semeru’s Lava Dome Landslide

    Mount Semeru eruption on December 4 was triggered by the lava dome collapse. Heavy rains on the mountain’s summit caused the lava dome to be unstable, it then came down as pyroclastic flows.

  • Geo Dipa Energi’s Clarification
    Letters

    Geo Dipa Energi’s Clarification

    Geo Dipa Energi’s clarification of the article "Geothermal Project Rejections".  

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