Tempo English Weekly

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FPI Demands Removal of West Java Police Chief

THE clash between the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and the Indonesian Marginal Society Movement (GMBI) last January has put GMBI's patron Inspector-General Anton Charliyan under the spotlight. FPI demands Anton's removal from his post as West Java's police chief.

The conflict began when the two mass organizations clashed at the…

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Disappointed with Uber's Service

AT around 3:30pm on Christmas day, I ordered an Uber car and asked to be picked up at Pondok Gede, setting my destination as Jalan Panglima Polim in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

I asked the help of my friend (Customer ID: Rully180ue) to make…

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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.