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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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A Storm of Debt Tweets

Government loans taken during President Joko Widodo’s term have reached Rp1,000 trillion in two and a half years. Two opposition parties have fanned the issue and created clamor via social media.

For nearly four months Rico Rustombi had not been active on Twitter.