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  • Forty Percent Guilt
    Law

    Forty Percent Guilt

    KPK Deputy Chair Lili Pintauli Siregar is proven to have assisted Tanjungbalai Mayor Muhammad Syahrial in a position trading bribery case. The police refused to treat it as a criminal case.

  • Another Delay of Crucial Refinery
    Opinion

    Another Delay of Crucial Refinery

    The tender to build an olefin refinery at TPPI becomes a polemic because of lack of transparency. President Joko Widodo’s model of state capitalism proves to be inefficient.

  • The Competition for TNI Commander
    Cover Story

    The Competition for TNI Commander

    Close to the appointment of a new TNI commander, two strong candidates for Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto’s successor are attacked by various unpleasant rumors. Gen. Andika Perkasa and Marshal Yudo Margono are reportedly maneuvering for support.

  • Equal Partnership in Protecting Wildlife
    Opinion

    Equal Partnership in Protecting Wildlife

    The conservation of Sumatran tigers is threatened with failure because the government puts pressure on partner organizations. There needs to be a more equal relationship free of prejudice.

  • Back Roads for the Commander
    Opinion

    Back Roads for the Commander

    As Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto nears retirement age, President Joko Widodo has yet to put forward the name of his replacement to the DPR. There have been political maneuvers by high rank officers in with a chance of the job.

  • Another Failure to Fight Corruption
    Opinion

    Another Failure to Fight Corruption

    Political reforms are needed to make the KPK strong again. What happened with commissioner Lili Pintauli Siregar is only the tip of the iceberg.

  • Senayan’s Favored Candidate
    Cover Story

    Senayan’s Favored Candidate

    DPR’s discussion on the candidates for TNI commander intensifies. The 2024 general elections becomes one of the deciding factors.

  • The Generals’ Wealth
    Cover Story

    The Generals’ Wealth

    TNI commander candidates, Andika Perkasa and Yudo Margono, have a lustrous career. Both also have massive wealth.

  • Post Projects Fever
    Economy

    Post Projects Fever

    Rekayasa Industri’s portion in the consortium of TPPI’s olefin refinery megaproject is reportedly being eroded. The company’s poor financial performance report is to blame.

  • Ups and Downs over Olefin Refinery
    Economy

    Ups and Downs over Olefin Refinery

    Pertamina finally selected winners of the bid for the TPPI olefin refinery megaproject after months of uncertainty. It leaves behind embers of a dispute between the boards of commissioners and the directors over alleged irregularities in the project planning.

  • Billions Rupiah-Worth Mistake
    Law

    Billions Rupiah-Worth Mistake

    Former KPK investigator, Stepanus Robin Pattuju, asked corruption case defendants money to help with their legal problems. He claimed to have an extensive network.

  • We Must Not Lower Our Guard
    Interview

    We Must Not Lower Our Guard

    An interview with a spokesperson for the national Covid-19 vaccination program, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, about the drastic decrease of the positivity rate of Covid-19 in Indonesia. How does that happen?

  • Living Endangered Lives
    Science & Technology

    Living Endangered Lives

    A family of Sumatran tigers died after being caught in snare traps in Aceh. With a population of about 600, this endangered wild animal is threatened by poaching, loss of habitat, and conflict with humans.

  • The KPK’s Civic Knowledge Test
    Letters

    The KPK’s Civic Knowledge Test

    The KPK’s civic knowledge test makes failed investigators look like defeated soldiers.

  • The Pandemic's Ups and Downs
    Cartoon

    The Pandemic's Ups and Downs

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Foretelling with Pig and Cow Hearts
    Outreach

    Foretelling with Pig and Cow Hearts

    Many Matotonan have embraced Islam. Yet, customary rituals sacrificing pigs led by a sikerei continues. People believe sikerei can make predictions using the heart of pigs and cows.

  • Distance
    Sidelines

    Distance

    The pandemic has made me—and not only me—anxious about space and sensitive to distance. Maybe this is what the pandemic is shaping, slowly but surely: with these months-long rules about ‘keeping distance’, we are getting used to negotiating with space.

  • Closing the Loophole
    Opinion

    Closing the Loophole

    The regulation on the moratorium of filings for bankruptcy and the debt payment postponement has the potential to bring about a crisis in the future. It is prone to abuse by crooked debtors.

  • Cautiously Reopening Schools
    Opinion

    Cautiously Reopening Schools

    Classroom teaching resumes on a limited scale at the beginning of August. Detailed guidelines for mitigation are needed to ensure that schools do not become new clusters for the spread of Covid-19.

  • The Politics of Interpellation of Formula-E Race
    Opinion

    The Politics of Interpellation of Formula-E Race

    Jakarta DPRD’s maneuver of its right of interpellation over the Formula E race against Governor Anies Baswedan carries an aroma of political competition for 2024. Rather than becoming a source of disagreement, the race should just be cancelled.

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