Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

Another Fat Bank Account

The KPK is looking into suspicious bank accounts of a Customs official. The reform process is yet to produce results.

Dangerous Recommendations

A group of MPs have been pushing hard to roll back the powers of the KPK, the country’s anti-graft body. President Jokowi has two options which will determine his legacy.

Protecting Rohingya

The Indonesian government’s response to the persecution of the Rohingya people is ill-targeted. It should have focused on the cessation of violence.

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Java Holds the Key

HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.