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Conserving Tradition Saving Forests

The Long Road to Legality

Two villages in Lampung province applied to be part of the Lestari Sustainable Community Forest System. This practice ensures that while forests can be profitable, they should be managed sustainably.

Zahari, 52, can still remember the 1997 event in the village of Hurun in…

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Protectors Without Protection

There was a time when Nasir could barely catch any fish at sea. At one point, the former fisherman nearly broke one of his oars after spending all night fishing on his boat. Still, he did not get one single fish.

"I couldn't even provide food for my family," he…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Plundering Parliamentarians

I swear to God, swear to God," said Setya Novanto when he was asked if it was true there was Rp150 billion for the Golkar Party's coffers from money embezzled out of the e-KTP (electronic ID cards) in 2011. Without denying or confirming it, he held up his index and middle fingers to form a 'victory' sign.

Setya Novanto demonstrated this oath to Tempo editors when he visited this magazine's office on Wednesday last week, a day before the prosecution read the criminal charges filed in the massive corruption case surrounding the e-KTP project at the Jakarta Corruption Court.