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First the charges then the Losses

The East Java Attorney General's Office has detained Dahlan Iskan, accusing him of selling regionally-owned assets without the consent of the province's Regional Assembly. Prosecutors have yet to finalize the State's estimated losses.

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Jessica's 55 Minutes

The judges have sentenced Jessica Kumala Wongso to a 20-year prison term, a verdict based more on conviction rather than evidence.

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Pak Wu's News Handlers

Investigations on the bribery case implicating Nurhadi and the Lippo Group indicate there have been attempts to manipulate news with pecuniary compensation. It was revealed during a court hearing and confirmed by field reporters.

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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.