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, November 06, 2017

Infrastructure for All

In contrast with his usually modest demeanor, President Joko Widodo touted the success of his administration in building infrastructure projects. While officially launching the Mandalika Special Economic Zone for Tourism in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on October 20, he said that the project was able to go forward thanks to a breakthrough of his doing. "Mandalika has been incomplete for 29 years due to the matter of securing the needed land," said Jokowi.