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Raymundus Rikang joined Tempo in 2014 and is now the editor of Majalah Tempo.
He graduated from the University of Atma Jaya Yogyakarta and is part of the writer’s team that won the 2020 Adinegoro Award.
Rikang participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) "Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists" from the U.S. Department of State.
Thousands of secret financial documents shed light on suspicious transactions involving government officials, businessmen, and banking authorities all over the globe. A number of Indonesian businessmen are mentioned in the #FinCENFiles—leaked data from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a United States financial intelligence bureau. The documents also mention suspicious activities surrounding the Indonesian government’s purchase of Sukhoi fighter jets in 2011-2013. This report was made possible through Tempo’s collaboration with the network of 110 media outlets from 88 countries, coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and BuzzFeed News.
The procurement process for protective equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic seems to be riddled with issues. The health ministry’s chief of health crisis center, as the commitment-making official, appointed a company with no experience in manufacturing personal protective equipment or PPE. The move resulted in the scarcity of protective equipment, which may have caused health workers to be infected with Covid-19. This report was made possible through the collaboration between Tempo, Tempo Institute, and Free Press Unlimited.
Cyberattacks were launched against activists critical of government policies. Cyberterrorists are hacking WhatsApp and social media accounts, not to mention stealing and circulating personal data. It is likely that the hackers hijacked messages containing one-time-passwords sent by WhatsApp. Tempo investigates into these acts of cyberterrorism.
Businesses are lobbying to push the government to put the so-called ‘new normal’ into effect amid the coronavirus pandemic. Unarmed with clear indicators, the government has instructed dozens of regions, some of which are still in the red zone, to return to quasi-normalcy. With still very few specimens tested, various experts are predicting a second-wave outbreak.