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, 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.