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Hussein Abri Dongoran

Hussein Abri Dongoran covers political and security issues for Tempo since 2014 when he first joined.

The Pasundan University graduate's most familiar news pieces are his in-depth Majalah Tempo report on Iraq and Syrian ISIS refugee camps in 2019. 





  • The Price of an Honorary Degree
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    The Price of an Honorary Degree

    Universities are making it easy for politicians and businessmen to receive honorary degrees. Speeches are prepared with university assistance.

  • News of a Coup at Gunung Gede
    National

    News of a Coup at Gunung Gede

    It is said that Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko intended to take over leadership of the Democrat Party. He is suspected of involving Muhammad Nazaruddin, a former corruption case convict, to lobby regional party officials. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is monitoring the counter-offensive measures against Moeldoko.

  • Problematic Articles by Professors Come to Under 1 Percent
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    Problematic Articles by Professors Come to Under 1 Percent

    Ministry of Education and Culture’s explanation on alleged plagiarism by university rectors and professors.

  • Racing to Get Into Predator Journals
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    Racing to Get Into Predator Journals

    Using journals indexed by Scopus increases Indonesian scientific publication at the international level. Yet some of the journals are not credible. Tempo and The Conversation Indonesia did some investigation.

  • PDI-P's Tsunami
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    PDI-P's Tsunami

    Several members of the House of Representatives' Social Commission are worried that they will be dragged into the social assistance bribery case. Business people lobbied to participate in the distribution of the aid.

  • The Vaccine Race
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    The Vaccine Race

    The government went to several countries in search of a Covid-19 vaccine. Vaccine procurement was held back by former Health Minister Agus Putranto’s decision.

  • New MUI Leaders
    National

    New MUI Leaders

    The new Indonesian Ulemas Council management does not include outspoken figures. Nahdlatul Ulama formed small teams to support Miftachul Akhyar’s candidacy.

  • Jokowi’s New Ministers
    National

    Jokowi’s New Ministers

    Some new cabinet ministers were selected in line with the wishes of President Joko Widodo. Candidates for the cabinet reshuffle suggested by political parties were pushed aside.

  • Palace Envoys at the Elections Arena
    National

    Palace Envoys at the Elections Arena

    Security apparatus and government bureacrats are indicated to providing assistance for President Joko Widodo’s family members in the regional head elections. The win of the President’s son is practically inevitable.

  • Heated Resistance Volume Two
    National

    Heated Resistance Volume Two

    The Papuan People’s Assembly formed a small team in order to organize public hearings. A number of organizations and militia ceaselessly call for a referendum.

  • Next in Line for Police Chief
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    Next in Line for Police Chief

    Nana Sudjana’s removal adds tension to the competition for National Police chief. Jokowi’s former aide is the only candidate left in the Solo Gang.

  • BIN’s Intervention in Mecca
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    BIN’s Intervention in Mecca

    Rizieq Shihab finally returned to Indonesia after living in Saudi Arabia for three and a half years. He lobbied the Saudi government to allow him to return. The Indonesian intelligence and police appear to have lobbied the cleric repeatedly to negotiate his plan to return home and run-in with the law. Rizieq claims he signed an agreement with the intelligence agency.

  • A Road map without Contracts
    National

    A Road map without Contracts

    Prabowo reviewed a number of defense equipment procurement contracts. It is believed they are not in favor of the local industry yet.

  • Factions Seeking Fortunes
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    Factions Seeking Fortunes

    There is friction between factions of NasDem Party officials. Ahmad Ali is said to be at the heart of the Joko S. Tjandra case.

  • Five Masterminds Mentioned by Ministers
    National

    Five Masterminds Mentioned by Ministers

    Police arrested some activists of KAMI, an organization which was launched in part by former Indonesian Military commander Gatot Nurmanyo. A rival organization was formed which involves a network of volunteers that support Jokowi.

  • One-Narrative Lobbying
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    One-Narrative Lobbying

    Businessmen are lobbying protestors. The government asks regional governments for help.

  • For the Benefit of forest encroachers
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    For the Benefit of forest encroachers

    The Job Creation Law changes several forestry and environmental laws. Some ‘inserted’ articles benefit forest encroachers.

  • The Fugitive’s Tracks in Palm Oil Plantation
    National

    The Fugitive’s Tracks in Palm Oil Plantation

    Joko Tjandra went through a long and winding road to return to Jakarta from Kuala Lumpur. He had help from a fugitive wanted by the Corruption Eradication Commission.

  • Safer in the Virus’ Home Turf
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    Safer in the Virus’ Home Turf

    A total 59 countries closed their doors to Indonesian citizens. The government is doing hectic lobbying in the interests of business.

  • The Palace’s Social Media Troops
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    The Palace’s Social Media Troops

    The Palace appears to be mobilizing influencers and ‘buzzers’—this era’s social media propagandists—to further its agendas. They actively posted during the KPK Law revision and more recently about a potential cabinet reshuffle. They may have received payment for their work on social media.

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