Web of Terror
AS a former senior figure in the Indonesian Islamic State (NII), Imam Supriyanto had never forgotten his senior, Abdul Rosyid alias Abdul Kholis. Two years ago, Imam visited the home of Kholis in Ciputat, South Tangerang. He used to be my mentor, said Imam in Jakarta last week, referring to Kholis. At that time, Imam had already left the organization two years before. During those two years Imam never…
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JOKO Widodo's voice rose as he spoke about the draft of next year's budget, raising the point that there were insufficient funds to pay for his administration's infrastructure programs. "I will start by economizing the expenses of the ministries," said Jokowi, in proposing a solution.
Addressing the Indonesian Business Association's (Apindo) panel discussion on the economic roadmap last week in Jakarta, Jokowi questioned the allocation for government meetings and official travel, which came to more than Rp37 trillion, of which Rp18 trillion was specified for meetings.