Tempo English Weekly

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Funding development

When it comes to infrastructure spending, the Indonesian government should ideally invest 5 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) on infrastructure development. However, infrastructure spending for 2016 stood only at Rp269.1 billion, or just 2.1 percent of GDP totaling Rp12,406 trillion. This occurred due to the rise in GDP not being accompanied by state revenue increase, leaving insufficient funds for infrastructure. Incurring debts, in the end, finally became…

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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.