Tempo English Weekly

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Monday, October 09, 2017

Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi: Sukarno’s Legacy in Russia

FOR Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi, 58, his assignment as ambassador to Russia has been somewhat undemanding. Without having to work extra hard, invitations from various parts of Russia have flooded his office desk. Of the 18 states he has visited in the past one and a half years in office, half were at the invitation of local governments and communities. It seems that President Sukarno's popularity among Russians is the secret.

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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.