Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

A Crude Awakening

The pipeline leak in the Balikpapan Bay, East Kalimantan, has shown Pertaminas unpreparedness for mitigating the effects of operational failures.

Overboard Bank Century Ruling

The Bank Century pre-trial ruling goes too far. The Supreme Court must intervene.

No More Cloaked Premium Subsidies

The government’s ambiguous Premium subsidy policy is harming Pertamina. Fuel must be sold at its cost price.

Restore Water Sovereignty

The water resources bill is on the verge of being passed. But potential problems have been ignored.


Religion and rage: they are so close these days. But not in the past, at least as I recall.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.