Tempo English Weekly

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Monday, January 08, 2018

The Spectre of Old Photos

When he met with Saifullah Yusuf on New Years Day, Abdullah Azwar Anas did not bring up the circulating photos of a man who looks like himself kissing a woman. One day later, Anas contacted Saifullah via Whatsapp and asked to meet. ¡°He said he wanted to meet in person and explain certain issues, including his withdrawal from the race,¡± said Saifullah last Thursday.

The text message came as…

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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.