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SANDIAGA Salahuddin Uno accepted a new duty last February: becoming Chair of the Gerindra Party 2019 Presidential Election Campaign Team. Sandiaga, 48, was personally appointed by Prabowo Subianto, the party's general chair.
Two sensibilities seem to have merged in a unique alliance: Hanafi's abstract art and Goenawan Mohamad's biomorphism.
Believed to have originated from a wiretap, parts of a conversation between Rini Soemarno and PLN CEO Sofyan Basir are spreading on social media. The State Intelligence Agency denied the recording came from them. It seems like an effort to shake up the position of the Minister of State-Owned Enterprises.
BASOEKI Hadimoeljono has his work cut out for him this year.
We Need To Immediately Restore Public Trust
Detainees and convicts from terrorism cases jailed in the Salemba Detention Facility of the National Police's Mobile Brigade Command Headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java, rioted and attacked police guards and members of the Special Counter-Terrorism Unit on Tuesday last week. After taking possession of firearms, rifles, and explosives which they took from officers and the evidence room, they held six members of the Special Counter-Terrorism Unit hostage and took over the facility for 36 hours. The rioting inmates, numbering over a hundred, surrendered after being surrounded by thousands of police. Six people died during the tension-filled incident: five police officers who had been taken hostage, and one inmate.
A day after Indonesian National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian flew to Jordan, a riot broke out at the Detention Facility of the National Police's Mobile Brigade Command Headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java.
After resigning from his position as Prime Minister of Malaysia in 2003, Mahathir Mohamad wanted to enjoy his retirement.
East Kalimantan’s wilderness has managed to keep the Wehea Protected Forest “hidden” amid logging and oil drilling. The 38,000-hectare forest is home to a variety of protected species, including the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). In the face of numerous challenges, the Wehea Dayak tribe has taken firm action to safeguard and preserve their forest and its resources, and are now working with the government, non-profit organizations and even companies. Meanwhile, the customary community also strives to maintain the natural balance by celebrating Lom Plai, a thanksgiving tradition. In celebration of World Biodiversity Day on May 22, Tempo English reports.
The Surabaya bombings are believed to have been inspired by the rioting at the National Police Mobile Brigade Headquarter in Depok, West Java. The attacks were carried out by pro-ISIS cells that have gone under police radar. These cells had planned to launch attacks later this year, including at an international event, but they acted ahead of schedule in East Java.
Mun'im Sirry's faith was shaken when he studied the history of religion. The Madura native found great discrepancies between Islamic texts and historical studies, with certain beliefs he had embraced since childhood.
The Military May Not Act on Its Own
Only her eyes were visible. The rest of Siska Nur Azizah was covered in black cloth. The 21-year-old woman created a shock for being arrested at the Mobile Brigade Command Headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java, on Saturday three weeks ago.
The Presidential Palace is fighting back against the #2019GantiPresiden movement with the help of volunteers and social media influencers. But the Jokowi administration’s strategy in curbing the political opposition’s advance on social media has not been very effective. Coalition parties have been slow to praise Jokowi’s achievements.
The hashtag #2019GantiPresiden (Change President in 2019) is heating up politics leading up to next years general election. Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko feels that the movement is purely a manipulative maneuver. When speaking to Tempo's Raymundus Rikang, Wayan Agus Purnomo and Stefanus Pramono last Thursday, Moeldoko explained how the government is responding to the political attack.
DURING his 18 years in office as a Supreme Court judge, Artidjo Alkostar has handled tens of thousands of cases.
Ananda Sukarlan has just finished his toughest performance in his brilliant career. Last Wednesday afternoon, the Cantabria (Spain)- and Jakarta-based pianist and composer performed on the deck of Greenpeaces Rainbow Warrior, at the time berthed at the Raffles Marina in Singapore.
The government is now more eager than ever to develop and promote its tourism village program. Among the 74,954 villages spread across Indonesia, 1,902 villages gifted with cultural riches and arresting natural landscapes offer tremendous potentials for tourism. Among them is the remote Merabu village in East Kalimantan, endowed with karst hills and prehistoric handprints hidden in caves. There is also the Bahitom village in Central Kalimantan, where villagers are now working to develop an organic farming program for food self-sufficiency and agrotourism. Over the past several years, residents of both villages have been striving to improve local economies through tourism. Tempo English reports.
Even at times like these-when the public calls for the revision of the anti-terrorism law to expand the army's role in the fight against terrorism-Agus Widjojo remains nonchalant.
IN only a year, Mohamed Salah successfully changed the perception towards Islam from the pitch. Muslim soccer players are viewed to be capable of staying out of trouble due to abstinence from alcohol and gambling. Meanwhile, radical groups keep throwing threats since they view soccer as prohibited in Islam.
Achieving educational equity in Indonesia faces several hurdles, including limitations in infrastructure, educational facilities, and qualified instructors. These poor conditions have inspired several youths to act. Young people have opened classes in several provinces, including in the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi. In Pangkep, also in South Sulawesi, three youths pioneered the Floating School, a program meant to reach children living on small islands. Tempo English reports.