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Stefanus Pramono joined Tempo in November 2005 and manages the law and politics desk as an editor.
The IISIP Jakarta alumni covered the Syrian war and international news investigations such as human trafficking and the Panama Papers.
Pramono's accolades include the Kate Webb Prize 2013 for journalists in conflict zones, and the 2016 and 2019 Adinegoro Awards.
The plan to ban the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) emerged after Rizieq Shihab’s return from Saudi Arabia. President Joko Widodo is said to be the one who wanted the organization disbanded. Jokowi received input from businesses to improve the investment climate. FPI’s political power is considered as weakening.
The increase of leaders of the MPR is suspected to pave the way for the amendments of the constitution. Reviving a five-year plan scheme smacks of reviving the existence of State Guidelines, while changing the constitution could very well spread to other articles.
Forest fires ravage Indonesia’s regions yet again. The environment and forestry ministry has sealed the properties of 52 companies affected by the fires, some of which were implicated in the major forest fires in 2015. The fires are partly due to wanting peatland restoration efforts. Although warned about the potential for fires since February, the government was late in anticipating the disaster.
Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno’s legal team dispatched a pile of evidence and over a dozen witnesses to the Constitutional Court hearings on the presidential election dispute. The legal team also claimed Prabowo and Sandi’s vote count should have mmade them win.
Prabowo’s former subordinate, Fauka Noor Farid, is suspected of masterminding the protest that turned into rioting on May 21-22. Fauka allegedly instructed his men to mobilize the mobs. We investigated the alleged involvement of the former Special Forces member.
AFTER the General Elections Commission (KPU) announced the winning pair in the presidential election on Tuesday, May 21, Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno’s supporters mobilized the masses, calling the effort a show of ‘people power’. Tuesday noon’s peaceful demonstrations turned violent at night, continuing until the next day. Fires broke out at several areas in the capital city.