Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

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.

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.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.