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Wayan Agus Purnomo

Initially starting a career as Tempo’s Bali contributor, Wayan Agus Purnomo covers political issues since 2011 and achieved the Adinegoro Award in 2015.

Purnomo completed his master's degree at the University of Glasgow under the 2018 Chevening scholarship.





  • The Flight of the Suitcase
    Cover Story

    The Flight of the Suitcase

    Rizieq Shihab received political guests while in Saudi Arabia. He often convened large numbers of people.

  • Stealth, the Impossible Dream
    National

    Stealth, the Impossible Dream

    Prabowo Subianto went on a safari to several countries, seeking to purchase aircraft. He proposed more than Rp260 trillion worth of foreign loans.

  • The Secret Articles
    Cover Story

    The Secret Articles

    Several articles in the Job Creation Law only appeared after the law was passed. There were differences between each draft, some of them having to do with the law’s substance. The Golkar Faction insists on keeping the tax cluster, which was only added in later. Some are making the accusation that the law was never agreed upon together.

  • Intan Jaya in the Crossfire
    National

    Intan Jaya in the Crossfire

    Violence has escalated over the past year in Intan Jaya Regency. Civilians often fallen victim.

  • All-Purpose Intelligence Agency
    Cover Story

    All-Purpose Intelligence Agency

    The State Intelligence Agency is actively involved in Covid-19 mitigation efforts. The agency has approached numerous researchers and universities.

  • From the Virgin Islands to Batulicin
    Cover Story

    From the Virgin Islands to Batulicin

    Businessman Andi Syamsuddin Arsyad is mentioned in the leaked FinCEN reports. The source of his money and purpose of transactions are considered to be unclear.

  • Health Workers Risking Their Lives
    Cover Story

    Health Workers Risking Their Lives

    Over 100 doctors died from Covid-19. Meanwhile, the number of patients arriving at hospitals in poor conditions continue to rise.

  • Ghost Account’s Hacking Spree
    Cover Story

    Ghost Account’s Hacking Spree

    Digembok doxed several people without legal consequences. More than one person may be managing the Digembok account.

  • Missing Friends
    National

    Missing Friends

    Students with disabilities have more difficulties to study from home with the remote learning system. Parents are demanding for schools to reopen.

  • Reserve Force for Agriculture
    Cover Story

    Reserve Force for Agriculture

    The defense ministry is planning to mobilize a reserve force to build a food estate. The recruitment plan has been rolled into motion even without a legal umbrella.

  • The Elephant in the Classroom
    National

    The Elephant in the Classroom

    The Mobilization Organization Program soured the relationship between Nadiem Makarim and the Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah. The program is considered flawed since the initial selection process.

  • Condemned to Death Abroad
    Law

    Condemned to Death Abroad

    Taiwanese fishermen became crystal meth smugglers due to the big payment. They smuggle the drugs to certain locations.

  • The Sabu Voyage in Sumatra
    Law

    The Sabu Voyage in Sumatra

    Taiwanese drug smuggler networks supply nartoctics to Indonesia using fishing boats with falsified documents. Operating as far as Australia’s western coast, they make use of undetected small piers and uninhabited islets near the Riau Islands. This investigation report is the collaborative work of Tempo magazine, Taiwan media The Reporter, Tempo Institute and Free Press Unlimited.

  • The Brother’s Footprints in South Merdeka
    Cover Story

    The Brother’s Footprints in South Merdeka

    SOEs Minister Erick Thohir refuses PDI-P politician Adian Napitupulu’s recommendations for SOEs commissioner positions. Erick claims he has received numerous recommendations for commissioner candidates from other ministries and institutions. His brother, Boy Thohir, is believed to be involved in SOEs official appointments.

  • Running with Relatives
    National

    Running with Relatives

    Some relatives of high-ranking political party officials will run in the regional head elections this coming December 9. It is considered a warmup before the 2024 General Election.

  • Cabinet Reshuffle Threats
    National

    Cabinet Reshuffle Threats

    The president is unhappy with the performance of his ministers and banking institutions. There are plans to disband the Financial Services Authority and reshuffle the cabinet.

  • Jokowi’s Son Maneuvers Towards Candidacy
    Cover Story

    Jokowi’s Son Maneuvers Towards Candidacy

    Following in his father’s footsteps, Joko Widodo’s son Gibran Rakabuming Raka is one step away from becoming Solo’s mayor. Although he received rejection from the Solo branch of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), that chose to support another candidate, Gibran has the support of PDI-P’s central board. Other parties have given their support after some lobbying from the Palace. Gibran also has the full support of his family.

  • Death in the Kawende Mountains
    National

    Death in the Kawende Mountains

    Three Poso residents died at the hands of a Tinombala security task force. Most likely a case of mistaken identity.

  • Omnibus Bill’s fast track
    National

    Omnibus Bill’s fast track

    Deliberations on the Omnibus Bill is continuing in the midst of a recess period and at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Golkar Party is giving its full support.

  • Pursuing Normality before the Peak
    National

    Pursuing Normality before the Peak

    The government plans to ease social restrictions. But some regional heads tightened their population movements instead.

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