Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

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.

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.

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, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.