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Controlling Zoonotics

While rich and poor countries grapple with the new medical threat known as Zika, Indonesia for decades has had to deal with other kinds of zoonotic diseases, like rabies and anthrax. Since the late 1990s, rabies has killed more than 200 people in East Nusa Tenggara province. This year alone,…

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The New Epidemic

Gorontalo Regency recorded its first case of anthrax in 2012. The disease has since become an epidemic. The government and communities are working together to eliminate anthrax.

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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.