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  • Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo: Returnees Will Be Sent Back
    Interview

    Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo: Returnees Will Be Sent Back

    While several governors and regional heads sought permission to apply the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) to waylay further spread of the coronavirus, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has a different take.

  • Daeng Mohammad Faqih, Chairman, Indonesian Medical Association: Patient Information Should Be Released
    Interview

    Daeng Mohammad Faqih, Chairman, Indonesian Medical Association: Patient Information Should Be Released

    Following the March 22 announcement of the death of six doctors, the Indonesian Medical Association’s executive board (BP IDI) began posting on its social media pages obituaries for doctors who succumbed to the Covid-19, complete with a black and white portrait of the deceased doctors next to their names and academic titles.

  • Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning: We Should Not Create Any Moral Hazard
    Interview

    Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning: We Should Not Create Any Moral Hazard

    As the threats from the Covid-19 pandemic on the national economy looms, the government has modified this year’s state budget posture and details.

  • Mohammad Syahril,  chief executive officer,  Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital: Not All Doctors Are Prepared
    Interview

    Mohammad Syahril, chief executive officer, Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital: Not All Doctors Are Prepared

    Rising number of Covid-19 patients reminds Mohammad Syahril of the time the pandemic began to unfold last January. He had just been appointed the chief executive officer of the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI) that time.

  • Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo, Chairman, Taskforce for Accelerated  Covid-19 Pandemic Management:  Don’t Entirely Depend on the Central governemnt
  • Amin Soebandrio, Director, Eijkman Institute of Molecular Biology: The Novel Coronavirus Is Not Geographically Restricted
    Interview

    Amin Soebandrio, Director, Eijkman Institute of Molecular Biology: The Novel Coronavirus Is Not Geographically Restricted

    Ever since President Joko Widodo mentioned the need for decentralized coronavirus testing, Eijkman Molecular Biology Institute’s phone lines have not stopped ringing.

  • Mahathir Mohamad, Former Malaysian Prime Minister: I Want to See Government’s Performance First
    Interview

    Mahathir Mohamad, Former Malaysian Prime Minister: I Want to See Government’s Performance First

    Mahatir Mohamad was to relinquish his position as Malaysia’s prime minister after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum scheduled to be held this November in Kuala Lumpur, paving the way for People’s Justice Party (PKR) President Anwar Ibrahim to fill the country’s top position.

  • Perry Warjiyo, Governor, Bank Indonesia:  Global Investors Are Still Waiting
    Interview

    Perry Warjiyo, Governor, Bank Indonesia: Global Investors Are Still Waiting

    Bank Indonesia (BI) is stepping up measures to mitigate the impact from the new coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak that has struck scores of nations across several continents.

  • We Will Revoke Permits of Errant Companies
    Interview

    We Will Revoke Permits of Errant Companies

    Wimboh Santoso, Chairman of Board of Commissioners, Financial Services Authority

  • Taxation Director-General Suryo Utomo: With Tax Cuts,  the Economy Can Grow
    Interview

    Taxation Director-General Suryo Utomo: With Tax Cuts, the Economy Can Grow

    Controversy surrounding the omnibus bill’s deliberations has not discouraged Finance Ministry’s Taxation Director-General, Suryo Utomo.

  • Albertina Ho, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Corruption  Eradication Commission: There Are More Powers Scrutinzing Us
    Interview

    Albertina Ho, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Corruption Eradication Commission: There Are More Powers Scrutinzing Us

    Barely two months after its establishment, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory board already received a complaint against the commission leadership for alleged ethic violation.

  • Agung Firman Sampurna, Chairman, SUPREME Audit Agency: Jiwasraya Case Is Our  Priority
    Interview

    Agung Firman Sampurna, Chairman, SUPREME Audit Agency: Jiwasraya Case Is Our Priority

    THE Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) has a plethora of cases to work on. For this year alone, it targets to crack 29 cases that came from the central and regional governments, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as well as regional government owned enterprises. “We prioritize the ones that cause massive losses to the state,” said BPK Chief Agung Firman Sampurna in the special interview with Tempo at this office last Thursday, January 23.

  • Fajar Merah, Musician: Human Rights Violators Are Cowards
    Interview

    Fajar Merah, Musician: Human Rights Violators Are Cowards

    FAJAR Merah is back with story-telling at the Lokananta music studio in Solo, Central Java. But unlike in his previous album, he is no longer telling stories set to music from the poetry of his father, Wiji Thukul.

  • Sanitiar Burhanuddin, Attorney-General: I’m not partisan
    Interview

    Sanitiar Burhanuddin, Attorney-General: I’m not partisan

    The Attorney-General Office (AGO) suddenly came under public spotlight following the graft case involving state life insurance company, Asuransi Jiwasraya. Right after the investigation was launched on December 2019, the AGO led by Sanitiar Burhanuddin moved fast by first coordinating with the Immigration directorate-general to impose travel ban on 13 people, including the former company board of directors, and later establishing and detaining five of them as suspects.

  • MOELDOKO, Chief of Presidential Staff office: My Name Is Everywhere
    Interview

    MOELDOKO, Chief of Presidential Staff office: My Name Is Everywhere

    The trespassing of Chinese fishing and coast guard vessels in the Natuna waters off the Riau Islands in December 2019 reminds Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko of the history of Sriwijaya Kingdom centuries ago. As the kingdom was preoccupied with the war with the Ancient Mataram in Java, its control over the Malacca Strait fell into the hands of the Chinese.

  • Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, Jakarta Archbishop: Religion Conflicts Are Just a Symptom
    Interview

    Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, Jakarta Archbishop: Religion Conflicts Are Just a Symptom

    FOR the third time, the Vatican has chosen an Indonesian archbishop to be Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. On October 5, last year, Jakarta Archbishop Monsignor Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo was installed by the head of  the Holy See Pope Francis as one of the 13 new cardinals or ‘princes’ of the Church. 

  • Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo,  Head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency: Public safety  is the highest law
    Interview

    Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo, Head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency: Public safety is the highest law

    EARLY this December, together with more than a thousand earthquake and tsunami survivors, the National Disaster Mitigation (BNPB) chief Lt.

  • Erick Thohir, State-Owned Enterprises Minister I Am Extremely Powerful
    Interview

    Erick Thohir, State-Owned Enterprises Minister I Am Extremely Powerful

    Right after he took over the position of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister from Rini Soemarno, Erick Thohir immediately buckled down to work.

  • Indonesia Does Not Have A Tourism Masterplan Yet
    Interview

    Indonesia Does Not Have A Tourism Masterplan Yet

    Wishnutama Kusubandio, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy:

  • Ciputra’s Love Affair with the Arts
    Obituari

    Ciputra’s Love Affair with the Arts

    Ciputra’s love affair with the fine arts was undying. He was a master in creating beautiful housing estates.

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