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The Corruption Eradication Commission is scrutinizing alleged tax audit bribery by 165 companies. Only three cases have been elevated into an investigation status, with estimated corruption reaching to Rp50 billion. One of these companies is owned by coal businessman Andi Syamsuddin Arsyad, known as Haji Isam.
Terawan Agus Putranto is promoting the Nusantara vaccine to a number of officials. The National Institute of Health Research and Development does not fully supported research plans for this dendritic-cell vaccine. Terawan is also attaching researchers’ names without their consent.
Investigation by an audit committee formed by Askrindo's board of commissioners of the company’s finance in 2019 found indications that the commission paid to Askrindo Mitra Utama (AMU), a subsidiary which is also an insurance sales agent, was a cover for bribes to the company board of directors. Robertus Bilitea, Chief Executive Officer of Indonesia Financial Group (IFG), a state-owned insurance holding company, answered Tempo’s questions regarding the alleged corruption within one of IFG’s subsidiaries.
This Is No Ordinary Coup
Since the Myanmar army staged a coup on February 1, Myanmar Now’s Chief Editor Swe Win has intensified communication with the journalists on the ground from his refuge in Australia to keep the world updated of what is happening in Myanmar. He said rumors of a coup had been swirling when the military made several political maneuvers to discredit the November 2020 general election results. Myanmar has now plunged into a crisis as the coup sparked nationwide protests and civil disobedient movement. Clashes between protesters and security forces have left scores of deaths and sent hundreds of protesters, activists and journalists behind bars.
The Investigation rubric was born after Tempo reappeared in 1998. But the spirit of investigative journalism has grown long before.
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50 Years On
Tempo magazine was born from an idea of independence. This has been no easy task to uphold.
Mount Sinabung spewed volcanic material during an eruption on Tuesday, March 2, in Kuta Rakyat village, Naman Teran, Karo, North Sumatra. Mount Sinabung’s eruption created a volcanic column reaching 5,000 meters above the summit. Antara/Sastrawan Ginting
ONE YEAR ON
A heath worker cleans and dries protective shoes at the Athletes Dormitory Emergency Hospital, Kemayoran, Jakarta, Tuesday, March 2. The government recorded 1,341,314 positive cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia since the announcement of the first case on March 2, 2020. Of these cases, 1,151,915 of them have been declared cured while 36,325 have died. Antara/Muhammad Adimaja
Human rights and security are two sides of the same coin. If ASEAN as a community is to achieve them, it must do away with the rhetorical non-interference principle which only gives regimes the upper hand in dealing with dissent. This principle is no longer relevant in this increasingly interconnected era.
His diary is not a monologue, and not a soliloquy: even in the narrowest of cells and in the most cruel oppression—particularly in Nusabambangan, the camp that was actually even worse than Buru—his voice was one of many.