TEMPO ENGLISH Magazine 18–24 June 2012
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12 – THE SUKHOI BLAME GAME
The weak implementation of air traffic regulations at Soekarno-Hatta airport has been blamed for the Sukhoi tragedy on May 9. The operators have generally been viewed as neglecting their duties. Just hours after the fatal crash on Mount Salak a meeting was hurriedly held to prepare answers for the National Air Transportation Safety Committee’s investigation. The blame has been placed on the pilot. Yet questions remain on the role of the air traffic controllers in the tragedy which claimed 45 souls.
i – Yesterday’s Weapon, Today’s Sports Tool
At the Dayak Culture Week 2012 last month in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, one unique attraction was the sumpit tournament. Once the Dayak’s most trusted hunting weapon, the sumpit is now preserved by transforming it into a competitive sporting tool.Tempo English looks at the challenges of reviving an age-old tradition and turning it into a worthwhile cause.
32 – Om Liem: Final Journey
Aged 96, tycoon Liem Sioe Liong left behind a business empire stretching over 40 countries. Many believe the Salim Group he created had its origins in its flagship businesses—PT Bogasari and Indofood. In the hands of heir Anthony Salim, the family fortunes have soared. Not surprisingly, senior government officials, politicians and fellow tycoons paid their respects to the immigrant trader who parlayed his way to fame and immense fortune.