Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Clear and Present Danger: Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia

Accompanied by his aide and one of his staff carrying a pile of documents, National Police Chief Tito Karnavian hurried into the Bima Room at the Coordinating Ministry for Politics, Law and Security in central Jakarta. Tito was almost late for the day's meeting, especially called to decide whether or not the hardline Islamic group, Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), should be dissolved.

Once Tito arrived, Coordinating Minister for…

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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.