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Among the many who support President Joko Widodo to run again in the 2019 presidential elections, one stands out for provoking controversy. He is Muhammad Zainul Majdi, Governor of West Nusa Tenggara.
KEBAYORAN Baru is well-known as the site where 'jengki'-style architecture began to emerge in the 1950s. At the time, jengki-style houses displayed their owners' prosperity. Numerous homes along the upscale Jalan Pakubuwono in South Jakarta applied this architectural style. Although it's not known who first established the style, some say the distinctive characteristic aimed to be a deliberate departure from (Dutch) colonial-style architecture. In his book "Retronesia: The Years of Building Dangerously", Scottish photographer Tariq Khalil explores the history of jengki houses in several Indonesian regions, providing snapshots of these homes as they begin to fall into disrepair.
Seven Cases on the Stock Exchange
The performance of the Indonesian Stock Exchange last year did not go smoothly. The exchange index is not related to the performance of the Stock Exchange directors.
On at least three occasions, investigators proposed that businessman Sjamsul Nursalim be named a suspect for not fulfilling obligations to repay bank assistance funds. Now the fact he is living in Singapore is being cited as the excuse for not being able to question him.
It took four years for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to name a suspect in a case of suspect corruption involving the turning over of assets for Bank Dagang Nasional Indonesia (BDNI) to meet its financial obligation to repay Bank of Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) funds.
In the charges against former Head of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) Syafruddin Arsyad Temenggung, Sjamsul Nursalim is mentioned as having also committed the crimes as charged by the prosecution.
THE Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) should not hesitate to declare Sjamsul Nursalim suspect for misusing the Bank Indonesia liquidity Support (BLBI). This case has been left in limbo for too long in spite of investigators sufficient evidence to arraign the owner of the Gajah Tunggal company on the charges of corruption and collusion.
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