Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mastermind from Nusakambangan

Dust covered the floor of the Assunah Mosque in Kampung Nyalindung, Bandung, West Java. The mosque's caretaker invited Tempo to come in. "Just keep your shoes on. This (mosque) will be demolished when someone decides to buy it," said Hendi, the caretaker, last Wednesday. We still decided to take off our shoes.

No one had entered the mosque in 30 days, said Hendi. The building’s owner, the Assunnah Foundation,…

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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.