Tempo Interview Of The Week



  • Let’s Heal the Polarization
    Interview

    Let’s Heal the Polarization

    Yahya Cholil Staquf is the new chief of NU Central Board. He explains why he wants NU to stay out of practical politics and responds to the notion that he has government backing.

  • National Soccer Team Coach Shin Tae-yong: We Are Not a Strong Team
    Interview

    National Soccer Team Coach Shin Tae-yong: We Are Not a Strong Team

    Shin Tae-yong says that there is no instant solution to overcome the players’ physical and mentality issues. He is intensifying physical training to improve their concentration. More players need to compete in overseas clubs.

  • I Fear This Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg
    Interview

    I Fear This Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

    Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas explains to Tempo the initiatives his ministry has taken with regard to rampant sexual violence in pesantrens (Islamic boarding schools), resumption of umrah (minor pilgrimage) and haj pilgrimages, as well as the formulation of presidential regulation on houses of worship.

  • There Sure Are A Few Rotten Apples
    Interview

    There Sure Are A Few Rotten Apples

    Sofyan Djalil believes that powerful networks help land-dealing mafiosi win court battles despite the latter only holding fake documents. He acknowledges that achievements in agrarian reform are still low.

  • We Don’t Want Natuna to Turn into a Battle Zone
    Interview

    We Don’t Want Natuna to Turn into a Battle Zone

    Indonesian Coast Guard Chief Vice Adm. Aan Kurnia says that the abundant resources of fish, gas and oil in the Natuna Sea have made its waters a huge bone of contention among several nations in the region.

  • Covid-19 Could Become Endemic Next Year
    Interview

    Covid-19 Could Become Endemic Next Year

    Epidemiologist from University of Indonesia, Pandu Riono, criticizes the PPKM Level 3 policy for the Christmas and New Year holidays. He advises the government to focus on tightening travels and public activities instead.

  • All SWF Needs Independency
    Interview

    All SWF Needs Independency

    The Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), the agency that manages Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF), is different from SWF institution in other countries. It was established to attract foreign investments. It needs independency and transparency.

  • We Can’t Possibly Enforce Pro-Fornication Regulations
    Interview

    We Can’t Possibly Enforce Pro-Fornication Regulations

    The alleged sexual harassment case at Riau University is just the tip of the sexual violence iceberg on Indonesian campuses. Will the education minister’s regulation be powerful enough to prevent sexual assaults on campuses?

  • Hopefully, Schools Can Fully Reopen Next Semester
    Interview

    Hopefully, Schools Can Fully Reopen Next Semester

    Concern for learning loss is the primary reason for not fully relying on online learning activities. Ensuring the public’s disciplined adherence to health protocols is also a challenge in and of itself.

  • We Are Bound to Face Conflict-of-Interest Situations
    Interview

    We Are Bound to Face Conflict-of-Interest Situations

    Genomik Solidaritas Indonesia’s founder Mohammad Arsjad Rasjid breaks silence about the public polemic surrounding the PCR test business. The chair of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry acknowledges that he is the brains behind the establishment of the swap test service business that he founded with several partners, and sheds light on how Maritime Affairs and Investment Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan became one of the company’s shareholders.

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