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.
The judges have sentenced Jessica Kumala Wongso to a 20-year prison term, a verdict based more on conviction rather than evidence.
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.
Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.
Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.