Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

Breaking the Human Trafficking Chain

Brokers in Malaysia play an important role in the trafficking of illegal workers from Indonesia. The embassy in Kuala Lumpur must not stand idly by.

Excessive Gubernatorial Instructions

Citing the goal of self-sufficiency, the West Sumatra governor is forcing farmers to plant rice again right after their harvest, potentially igniting conflicts.

Reducing Bank Fraud

Poor oversight has left banks vulnerable to fraud committed by their staff. Public trust is at stake.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.