Tempo English Weekly

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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.…

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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.