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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Monday, February 05, 2018

LGBT's Caught Up in Election Pandering

Senior Adjunct Commissioner Ahmad Untung Surianata alias Untung Sangaji, Chief of the North Aceh District Police Department, feels that the threat posed by transvestites is worse than that of terrorism. Transvestitism is a contagious disease which must be eradicated, Untung said. ¡°Excuse me if I smash anything having to do with transvestitism,¡± the police officer said on Saturday night two weeks ago.