Tempo English Weekly

Monday, October 09, 2017

Muhadjir Effendy, Education and Culture Minister: The PKI Film May Incite Hatred

Amid rising anti-communist sentiments, Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy's recent directive is the antithesis of the prevailing mood. Four days before Pancasila Day on September 30, he banned elementary and middle school students from watching Pengkhianatan G 30 S PKI, the anti-communist film produced by the Suharto regime.

Muhadjir, 62, has attempted to mitigate Indonesian Military Commander Gatot Nurmantyo’s call for mass public screenings of Arifin C.…

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Monday, March 05, 2018

In Search for a Running Mate

Some surveys have narrowed the field down to Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto as presidential candidates likely to run in the 2019 general election. Jokowi has officially been named presidential candidate, with the support of seven parties eligible to run in the general elections. And it is only a matter of time before Prabowo announces his candidacy.