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Fired and Rehired

Ignasius Jonan received the unexpected invitation through his cell phone at 11pm on Thursday a fortnight ago. The caller, State Secretary Pratikno, invited him to his official residence at Widya Chandra Complex, South Jakarta, the next morning. Jonan ­accepted the invitation.

Pratikno extended President Joko Widodo's offer for Jonan to…

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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.