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The Corruption Eradication Commission arrested a member of the House of Representatives, Bowo Sidik Pangarso, in an Rp8-billion bribery case involving shipping fertilizer material and other projects. It is suspected those funds were to finance his re-election campaign as a legislator from the Golkar Party.
Don’t Demonize Corporations
Ichal Supriadi, Advisor of the Asian Network for Free Elections:
The number of copyright deals made on Indonesia books has been steadily increasing over the past seven years. The Creative Economy Agency has increased copyright sales through the 2019 London Book Fair. The role of literary agents and subsidized translations are still important for entering foreign markets, as Indonesia is still not well-known.
THE CURSE OF OIL
We remember Man Friday.