Tempo English Weekly

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Thank You

IN the past two weeks, we have been honored with various awards. The press and journalistic community's appreciation of our investigative work, creative designs, innovations and for the dedication of our senior staff have truly humbled us and given us joy. We view the awards as reminders to keep striving…

Letters

Regarding the report on page 14 of Tempo magazine, February 6-12 issue, titled Sukamiskin—Where Corruptors Go Unpunished, as Rachmat Yasin's attorney I am exerting my right of reply to correct and at the same time refute—especially concerning the last three paragraphs of the article.

Standardizing Khatib at Friday Prayers

THE government has proposed standardizing Friday prayer khatib (preachers or persons delivering sermons) to the House of Representatives (DPR). The proposal, said Minister for Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, is based on reports about certain preachers who might pose a threat to the unity of the muslim community. "We could…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Clash of Party Chiefs

Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.

Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.