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Raymundus Rikang

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.

  • Loosening Criticism Curb

    Loosening Criticism Curb

    The Electronic Information and Transactions Law is being used to indict people for making public criticisms. The President asked his administration to study options for revising the law, not long after some criticisms of the government were made. There is more support to issue directives on interpreting the law rather than revising it.

  • Sputnik’s Letter
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    Sputnik’s Letter

    Businesspeople are lobbying the government to be allowed to perform independent vaccination. But there is a reluctance to provide free vaccination for employees.

  • Honorary Degrees a Dime a Dozen
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    Honorary Degrees a Dime a Dozen

    Some universities are generously awarding honorary degrees to politicians and officials. The selection process is considered to be non-transparent, with underlying political motives. Several officials have also aggressively lobbied for the adjunct professor titles at universities.

  • Loyalty Letters to the Cikeas Party

    Loyalty Letters to the Cikeas Party

    Some regional Democrat Party officials are signing letters stating their loyalty to Agus Yudhoyono. Others are dissatisfied with Agus’ leadership.


  • A University Car for Mr. Minister
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    A University Car for Mr. Minister

    Several rectors are still in office despite having committed plagiarism. They have the support of education ministry officials

  • Surrounded by Complaints

    Surrounded by Complaints

    The Election Organizer Ethics Council fired Arief Budiman as chairman of the General Elections Commission. It was the culmination of a previous dispute.


  • Rushing for a New Vaccine
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    Rushing for a New Vaccine

    The government is attempting to expedite mass vaccinations to alleviate the pandemic’s great economic burden. Vice President Ma’ruf Amin asks the Indonesian Ulemas Council to quickly issue an edict for the vaccine. But mass vaccinations are being held back by technical issues and inadequate cold chain facilities. Rejection toward the vaccine is emerging in various regions.

  • Between Bed and Bedlam

    Between Bed and Bedlam

    Covid-19 patients struggle to find isolation rooms. Occupancy rate of isolation beds in the Capital reaches 87 percent.

  • Limited of Swab Testing

    Limited of Swab Testing

    Due to the government limiting the level of covid testing, people in several regions are having difficulty accessing swab tests.

  • A Black Land Cruiser at Kilometer 50
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    A Black Land Cruiser at Kilometer 50

    Six Islam Defenders Front members died from gunshot wounds, all in the left chest. Prior, they were allegedly involved in a gunfight with the police, who had been following them from Rizieq Shihab’s home in Sentul, Bogor, West Java. According to witnesses and crime scene investigation, the victims were still alive when they were apprehended.

  • Tears of the Mentor
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    Tears of the Mentor

    Following the arrest of Edhy Prabowo, Gerindra Party General Chairman Prabowo Subianto held a meeting at daybreak. The two are known to have a close friendship that began after Edhy was fired from the Military Academy.

  • The Palace-Petamburan Fiery Road
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    The Palace-Petamburan Fiery Road

    Rizieq Shihab’s return to Indonesia caused a panic within the government. President Joko Widodo is reportedly furious that crowds were allowed to gather at events involving the Islam Defenders Front leader. He reprimanded his subordinates for providing inaccurate data and failing to prevent masses from gathering. The Indonesian Military responded by putting troops on alert and taking down attributes promoting Rizieq.

  • Signal from Overseas
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    Signal from Overseas

    Rizieq Shihab has been involved in several political events in the country. He was disappointed when Prabowo joined the government.

  • General Napoleon’s Plastic Bag

    General Napoleon’s Plastic Bag

    A share of money for a high-ranking police officer was mentioned during the trial of the case of Joko Soegiarto Tjandra’s red notice status. That officer’s identity remains unknown.

  • Soldiers’ Trails in the Pigsty

    Soldiers’ Trails in the Pigsty

    Three fact-finding teams found a number of evidences indicating soldiers’ involvement in the murder of Yeremia Zanambani. There are suspicions that the pastor from Intan Jaya, Papua, had been tortured by soldiers he knew. A deal was made to keep from directly mentioning allegations that the military was involved.

  • Coming Out Against Communism

    Coming Out Against Communism

    Branches of the KAMI organization are established in various regions. They claim they have no intention of bringing down the president.

  • Stepping on the Gas
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    Stepping on the Gas

    AGRARIAN and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil said he has been working overtime at his office since Wednesday, October 14.

  • Caesarian Maneuver for the Omnibus Law
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    Caesarian Maneuver for the Omnibus Law

    Business-friendly articles were included in the last moments of the Job Creation Bill’s deliberation process, with Golkar Party motoring these changes. The law is believed to be legally defective because the bill’s final draft was not yet ready when the it was passed.

  • Hospital Referral Runaround

    Hospital Referral Runaround

    Patients are complaining about medical facilities and services at Covid-19 isolation hospitals. The medical equipment is deemed to be insufficient and the isolation procedures are too complicated.

  • The Coronavirus Prank from Pejaten
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    The Coronavirus Prank from Pejaten

    State Intelligence Agency’s swab tests are suspected to be inaccurate. Not all of the agency’s test results are reported to the Covid-19 task force and the health ministry’s research and development agency. Inaccurate test results may accelerate the virus’ transmission rate.

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