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Second EU-Indonesia Trade Negotiations in Bali

Indonesia and the European Union (EU) held the second round of negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), on January 24-27 in Denpasar, Bali. Iman Pambagyo, director-general of international trade negotiation at the Ministry of Trade, said the negotiations would serve as the basis for future discussions.

"This round…

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Myanmar to Observe Indonesian Democracy and Pluralism

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi invites Myanmar to learn about democratization, reconciliation, and pluralism from Indonesia. "Solving the issue in Rakhine requires an inclusive economic development," said the minister as she hosted Myanmar's Information Minister Pe Myint and 30 delegates at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta, January 25.

At the meeting,…

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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.