Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

Restraining Radicals

The legal basis on banning changes to the state’s fundamental creed must be reinforced. Otherwise, radical groups will continue to exist.

Privatization is Not the Answer to Prison Reforms

The government should rethink its plan to hand over prison management to the private sector. It could turn into a money-making operation.

Chaotic Rules on Trawling Nets

The government must protect the fishermen’s welfare and the environment equally, if the endless debate on banning trawling is to stop.

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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.