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Muhammad Nasir, Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education:
Many People Abuse My Name

Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir said it is possible there are people claiming to have a close connection with him and acting as 'brokers' in elections at several universities. The former rector of Semarang's Diponegoro University said if this is indeed happening, he does not know…

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The Minister's Men and college Elections

Like a virus, the rector election drama has spread to a number of universities. Initially, the only buzz heard in Jakarta was the rector election at Haluoleo University in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi. It turns out many universities in other regions are also experiencing a 'fever' caused by the same virus…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Plundering Parliamentarians

I swear to God, swear to God," said Setya Novanto when he was asked if it was true there was Rp150 billion for the Golkar Party's coffers from money embezzled out of the e-KTP (electronic ID cards) in 2011. Without denying or confirming it, he held up his index and middle fingers to form a 'victory' sign.

Setya Novanto demonstrated this oath to Tempo editors when he visited this magazine's office on Wednesday last week, a day before the prosecution read the criminal charges filed in the massive corruption case surrounding the e-KTP project at the Jakarta Corruption Court.