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FPI Did Protest Demonstration In Front Of Tempo Office



Protest demonstration of FPI in front of Tempo Magazine office. (Foto: TEMPO/Irsyan)

MANADO, – Front Pembela Islam (FPI) or Islamic Defenders has acted again, on Friday (16/3/2018). This Societal Organization held a protest demonstration in front of Tempo Magazine office, at West Palmerah, South Jakarta. They are protesting the caricatures contained in Tempo Magazine on 26 February 2018. They thought it have harassed the Head of FPI Rizieq Shihab.

The FPI masses threatened that if Tempo magazine did not do clarification and apologize to FPI and Muslims, FPI was ready to ‘bleed’ until Tempo admitted their mistake and apologized.

“Whoever has the idea of ​​making a caricature of our leader, drag him or her here. Please explain why you design that caricature of hooked sex. This is insult to the Muslims!” shouted orator, quoted from

Meanwhile, the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta through its press release condemned the FPI intimidate demonstrations. The protest of FPI should through the right of reply, right of correction, or complaint to Press Council, as regulated in the Press Law.

“The FPI mass action in front of the media office is intimidation, pressure, and threatening the press freedom. This action could make a fearful among journalists and the media to be critical and being independent. It is not impossible others media will also be demonstrated, when producing critical journalistic works about societal organization,” said Head of AJI Jakarta Ahmad Nurhasim.

Caricature in Tempo Megazine, on February 26, 2018.

Tempo’s caricature depicts a man in white robes sitting in front of a woman. FPI interprets a man of ‘tak jadi pulang’ as FPI leader Rizieq Shihab who is involved in legal matters and  still in Saudi Arabia. According to AJI Jakarta, the published of that caricature is protected by the Press Law.

“It is not a crime,” Nurhasim said.

AJI Jakarta added the FPI protest does not understand the Press Law. Masses those force the media to acknowledge the mistakes of journalistic work, it means anti-democratic and anti-freedom of the press.

“The right to judge whether the journalistic work violates the ethics code or not is Press Council,” said Nurhasim.

AJI states that Tempo has performed the press function properly as a social control tool as regulated in Number 4 of the Press Law, develops public opinion based on appropriate, accurate and correct information, monitoring, criticism and suggestions on matters relating to public interest. Tempo has enforces democratic values, promotes the supremacy of law, human rights, and respect for diversity under Number 6 of the Press Law.

AJI Jakarta Advocacy Coordinator Erick Tanjung said, that demonstrations to intimidating the mass media should not be does by the societal organization

“If there is a press dispute, select the right rules by the Press Law, make the right of reply, right of correction, or complain to the Press Council,” Erick said.

Media have to respond immediately the right of reply and correction submitted by the aggrieved.


Editor : Christo Senduk


Explore Manado: Culinary Tourism in Manado City

And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.



MANADO, – Almost every regions in Indonesia has their own unique culinary. Each of them has different taste in combining the foods. And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.

Manado, North Sulawesi is popular with its culinary tourism, a variety of unique traditional food has been known in both Indonesia and aboard. The most popular foods in Manado are chilies, fish, and meat. Manadonese food is famous of two things: the Minahasa eat absolutely anything, and the flavor of choice is very, very spicy. Sugar is used little if at all, with flavor added through lemon and herbs.

Well, here are the lists of culinary tourism in Manado:

  • Sambal Dabu Dabu

A spicy condiment made of hallots, peppers, bird’s eye chili, lemon juice, and some diced raw tomatoe. The Fresh and sour tasty, and spicy of course. It is perfect match with smoked fish.
  • Ayam Rica Rica

Ayam rica rice made from chicken and lots of chili that cooked in a thick coconut milk and lime.

  • Woku

Woku is the name of fish and spice mixture that cooked in a clay pot. Because it was cooked in a clay pot for a long time, Woku would have an amazing aroma when it is served warm and make you hungry immediately.

  • Tinutuan

Tinutuan or better known as Manado Porridge. A wet food made from rice, noodles, pumpkin and various vegetables such as corn kernels, spinach, kale, basil, yellow gourd, and gravy. Tinutuan has been the icon of Manado city. It is mostly preferred as a breakfast menu. So, it would be very easy to get this food every morning either it is on a street food stands or even a fancy restaurant. But if you want to taste the best and most original taste of Tinutuan, then you need to try one at Jalan Wakeke.
  • Extreme Culinnary

Manado city is popular for using strange meat on their dish. Such as: snake, pork, dog, bat, rat. You can found these extreme foods in Tomohon city, Kawangkoan village, and Langowan village.

Manado city also has two traditional drink, they are saguer and cap tikus made from palm tree. Just drinks enough as you can, because these both could make drunk.

Here is the recommended culinary list restaurant in Manado city:

  1. Boulevard area on Jalan Piere Tendean.
  2. Wahaha Seafood Restaurant at Kawasan Foodcity Mega Mas, Jalan Bulevard 2 Blok Food City No. 1.
  3. D’Terrace at Mega Mas Beach Area
  4. Raja Sate BBQ & Asian Resto on Jalan Boulevard No. 9
  5. RM Swadaya on Jalan Sam Ratulangi No. 374
  6. Wisata Bahari Resto on Jalan Wolter Monginsidi No. 1.
  7. City Extra Restaurant on Jalan Raya Tanawangko, Kalasey Village.
  8. Nasi Kuning Saroja in Jalan Diponegoro No. 9.
  9. Wakeke Area on Jalan Wakeke
  10. Raja Oci Restaurant on Jalan Sudirman No.85
  11. Green Garden Restaurant on Jalan Dr Sam Ratulangi 52

Wonderful places in Manado…

Editor: Ronny A. Buol

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