Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantya
A Life of Inventions

There was nothing more fascinating to five-year-old Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo than an array of defense systems in an air force base. His father, then a commander in the Special Task force used to take him to the base and then left him to wander alone. He was always drawn to the radar system at the base.

Young Josaphat then would ask the officers who were on duty, "Where…

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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.