Fired and Rehired
Ignasius Jonan received the unexpected invitation through his cell phone at 11pm on Thursday a fortnight ago. The caller, State Secretary Pratikno, invited him to his official residence at Widya Chandra Complex, South Jakarta, the next morning. Jonan accepted the invitation.
Pratikno extended President Joko Widodo's offer for Jonan to rejoin the cabinet. Jokowi had removed Jonan from the post of transportation minister during the cabinet reshuffle last July.…
HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempoâ€™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.