Profile Raymundus Rikang

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.

  • General Danny’s Final Operation

    General Danny’s Final Operation

    The Chief of the Papua Office of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) was killed while inspecting a checkpoint in the Beoga District, Puncak Regency. He had been raising public support in the area of operation.

  • Post-Tragedy Purchases
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    Post-Tragedy Purchases

    Prabowo Subianto has the ambition to purchase primary weaponry system on a grand scale. He has set his sights on second-hand items.

  • Two Doctors Riddled with Problems
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    Two Doctors Riddled with Problems

    Robert O. Dillman, Head of Aivita Biomedical, is suspected of violating a number of US research protocols. This is similar to Terawan Agus Putranto’s ‘brain washing’ method.

  • Dubious Research from California
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    Dubious Research from California

    After failing to pass the Phase 1 clinical trial, researchers continue to work on the Nusantara vaccine pioneered by Terawan Agus Putranto, but under a new arrangement. The Indonesian Military is said to be divided in its stance on the polemic over the vaccine. In the United States, this research is also said to be problematic. Tempo investigation found that some of the claims made by Aivita, the company that developed the dendritic cell method, did not match reality.

  • Forced Separation of the Research Institution

    Forced Separation of the Research Institution

    The PDI-P is pushing the National Research and Innovation Agency to become an autonomous institution. Megawati Soekarnoputri could potentially be appointed to chair its steering committee.

  • A Threatening Love Letter

    A Threatening Love Letter

    The virtual police took action against social media accounts considered to have posted content containing hate speech and hoaxes. Some people who have been critical of the government received warnings as well.

  • Hasty Vaccination
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    Hasty Vaccination

    The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency shortened the Sinovac vaccine shelf life to six months. Health facilities in the provinces made haste to use up all their stock.

  • The High Price of Vaccine Cooperation
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    The High Price of Vaccine Cooperation

    The Chamber of Commerce is suggesting costing for independent vaccination for companies should hold at Rp1 million. Several businesses and associations consider the price too burdensome.

  • Former Commander's Maneuvers

    Former Commander's Maneuvers

    Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko continues maneuvering to take over the Democrat Party. He once asked to become general chairman to Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono after he was no longer commander of the Indonesian Military. He is suspected of actively seeking the support of Democrat regional officials and cadres of other political parties. Some who are supportive of the current government administration have shown support for him on social media.

  • 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.

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