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  • Freedom of Express...

    Freedom of Express...

    Cartooon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Arbitrary Bailout Funds

    Arbitrary Bailout Funds

    Five state-owned companies are to receive Rp19.65 trillion in bailout funds to restore their performance during this pandemic. Not all of them deserve it.

  • Don’t Stop with Nurhadi

    Don’t Stop with Nurhadi

    Public need the KPK to uncover the justice mafia. The commission has to arrest fugitives with political protection.

  • Keep the Soldier Away

    Keep the Soldier Away

    Seemingly at odds with the existing laws, the government regulation on the involvement of the military in dealing with terrorism has sparked criticism. Terrorism should be a criminal offense, not a political, yet alone an ideological, crime.

  • Reform Needed at the BPJS kesehatan

    Reform Needed at the BPJS kesehatan

    The move by President Joko Widodo to increase Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) premiums at the beginning of May is mistaken.

  • New Normal, New Businesses

    New Normal, New Businesses

    Companies must face the new normal with innovation. There will be no place for the old ways of doing business.

  • Flawed Justice for Indigenous People

    Flawed Justice for Indigenous People

    A farmer from the Sakai tribe in Bengkalis has been jailed for cutting down trees on land owned by a company. This is an offense against justice.

  • Bad Timing

    Bad Timing

    The government and the DPR are continuing to deliberate problematic laws. This is immoral at a time of pandemic.

  • Risks of New Normal

    Risks of New Normal

    President Joko Widodo should be honest and open about the latest situation regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Indonesia.

  • Wife


    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman



    *It’s time to make peace, please forgive all my wrongdoings **Me too hihihi.../TEMPO/Yuyun Nurrahman

  • Unfair Mining Law

    Unfair Mining Law

    The Mineral and Coal Mining Law favors corporations and sidelines the people. It should be the subject of an examination by the Constitutional Court.

  • Pointless Revisions

    Pointless Revisions

    Senayan has approved the proposal to revise the Constitutional Court Law. There is no urgent need to do so.

  • Conditions for a New Normal

    Conditions for a New Normal

    The preparations for a new normal are unavoidable. There would be a huge risk if the Covid-19 pandemic were not handled properly.

  • Inclusive Islam, Centuries Ago

    Inclusive Islam, Centuries Ago

    THE history of the entry of Islam to Indonesia is a history of tolerance, acculturation and inclusivity.



    *Mom, why do we go to our hometown through this way? **Many roads lead to hometown, Son.../Tempo/Yuyun Nurrahman

  • Dangers Restructuring

    Dangers Restructuring

    Any relief on debt payments must prioritize the principle of caution. There must be a cordon to keep out thieves.

  • Finding The Mastermind

    Finding The Mastermind

    There have been a number of irregularities in the trial over the attack on Novel Baswedan. The judge needs to summon the former Greater Jakarta Police chief.

  • A Century Later

    A Century Later

    The way pandemics were handled in the past could be a valuable lesson for responding to Covid-19. Health considerations should be prioritized when making decisions.

  • Celebrating Solidarity

    Celebrating Solidarity

    ONE of just a few examples of good news from this Corona pandemic is the flourishing of solidarity everywhere.

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