Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

The Era of Political Acrobatics

Our democracy seems to be getting messier during the run-up to the simultaneous regional head elections next June.

Burying the Ghost of Communism

Prosecutors have used the Articles on spreading communism on an environmental activist in Banyuwangi. Law enforcers must not become tools for silencing the public’s voice.

Celebrities’ Narcotics

Dealer artists must be severely punished. As public figures and role models, their bad behaviour has huge influence.

Our Ugly Ports

Tanjung Priok Port is on the International Maritime Bureau’s blacklist. The government should not busy with lobbying efforts.

Moving

Eppur si move. Perhaps 400 years ago, while gazing at the sky and stamping his foot on the ground, Galileo uttered those words.

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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.