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The Halal-Haram Labelling Debate

The Halal Product Guarantee Law must be amended. Haram certificates would be cheaper.

Corruption or Corporate Act?

Dahlan Iskan has been indicted over the questionable sale of assets belonging to a company owned by the East Java provincial government. Just because he signed the sales agreement?

The 'Reality Show' Trial

In yet another bad move, the court handed down a guilty verdict based on circumstantial evidence.

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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.