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Edition 14 July 2020

  • The one who got away
    Cover Story

    The one who got away

    Fugitive in the Bank Bali debt case, Joko Soegiarto Tjandra, evaded immigration records when he entered and left Indonesia. The Attorney General’s Office and National Police blame each other. The Interpol National Central Bureau may have been behind the red notice’s revocation.

  • A Message from Malaysia
    Cover Story

    A Message from Malaysia

    Joko Tjandra used his networks to lobby law enforcers in Indonesia. His networks include a coordinating minister and the Malaysian attorney general.

  • Mr. Najib at the Joker’s Office
    Cover Story

    Mr. Najib at the Joker’s Office

    Joko Tjandra’s business is booming overseas. He enjoys close ties to Malaysia and Papua New Guinea’s political elite.

  • It’s A Lie If the Government Claims to Be Unaware that Joko Tjandra Is in Malaysia
    Cover Story

    It’s A Lie If the Government Claims to Be Unaware that Joko Tjandra Is in Malaysia

    Bank Bali fugitive Joko Soegiarto Tjandra’s return home in July caused public uproar. His lawyer, Anita Kolopaking, explained why Joko prefer to stay in Malaysia.

  • How Did We Miss It?
    Cover Story

    How Did We Miss It?

    Minister of Justice and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly explained why a corruption case fugitive like Joko Tjandra can enter the country without any problem at the immigration check point.

  • Running with Relatives

    Running with Relatives

    Some relatives of high-ranking political party officials will run in the regional head elections this coming December 9. It is considered a warmup before the 2024 General Election.

  • Passing the Hot Potato

    Passing the Hot Potato

    The DPR further delayed deliberations on the Sexual Violence Eradication Bill. There is concern this will threaten the fate of women and victims of sexual violence.

  • DPR Passes Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance Draft Law

    DPR Passes Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance Draft Law

    THE Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) signed between Indonesia and Switzerland received the approval from the House of Representatives (DPR) special committee on Thursday, July 2.

  • Stuck Between Four Giants’ Loans

    Stuck Between Four Giants’ Loans

    The OJK urges Mayapada to increase capital or reshuffle its controlling shareholders. There are suspicions that this was the impact of an alleged violation of prioritizing jumbo loans for owner’s colleagues.

  • I Guard This Bank With My Life

    I Guard This Bank With My Life

    Bank Mayapada Internasional Chief Commissioner, Tahir

  • Interview


    Government Doesn’t Take Ombudsman Seriously

    Amzulian Rifai, Chairman of Indonesian Ombudsman:


  • Sports

    From Barbies to Chess Pieces

    From Barbies to Chess Pieces

    Medina Warda Aulia spends more time in online chess trainings due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Medina, who is Indonesia’s youngest Woman Grandmaster, has been playing chess since she was nine years old.

  • Science & Technology

    New Strain of Swine Flu

    New Strain of Swine Flu

    Discovery of a new strain of H1N1 swine flu in China rises concern that the 2009 pandemic could reemerge. The new virus may become very dangerous if it manages to transmit itself between humans and acquire highly pathogenic genes.

  • Cartoon

    Anti-Corona Necklace

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman



    Back to School Jitters

    A GIRL is trying out her new school uniform at a store in Pancoran Mas, Depok, West Java, Saturday, July 11. Parents are busy buying new uniforms for the 2020/2021 school year that will start on Monday, July 13, amid the Covid-19 pandemic./ANTARA/Asprilla Dwi Adha


  • Broken System

    Broken System

    THE freedom that Joko Soegiarto Tjandra had to leave and return to Indonesia while still on the wanted list is a sign that something is not right with law enforcement in this country.

  • Toothless Oversight

    Toothless Oversight

    Bank Mayapada is preparing for a limited public offering to overcome a liquidity crunch. The oversight of the OJK is open to question.

  • Impossible Dream

    Impossible Dream

    The treaty with the Swiss government will not immediately make it easier to recover money deposited by convicted corruptors in that nation. Political will is needed.

  • Ignorant Lawmakers

    Ignorant Lawmakers

    The DPR has removed the Sexual Violence Bill from the agenda for deliberations this year. This ignores the urgency and aspirations of the victims.

  • New Normal Face Masks and Helmets

    New Normal Face Masks and Helmets

    OVER the last week our family has become even more wary following reports about the number of patients tested positive for Covid-19 reaching 2,000 and even more.

  • Sidelines

    THE past is like a Rorschach test: indistinct ink spots on pale paper which we interpret as we wish. These interpretations are used to make assumptions about our psychology.

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