Tempo English Weekly

Monday, October 09, 2017

Three Poets In Lekra

Poetry flourished in the Indonesia of the 1960s, and poets under Lekra (the Institute for People's Culturean organization affiliated with the Indonesian Communist Party) were among the country's most prolific people of letters. At the 1963 Lekra National Conference in Medan, North Sumatra, the organizationfounded on August 17, 1950reported that throughout the organization's 12-year cultural engagement, Lekra's men and women of letters were most productive as writers of poetry, compared…

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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.