Tempo English Weekly

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Thank You

IN the past two weeks, we have been honored with various awards. The press and journalistic community's appreciation of our investigative work, creative designs, innovations and for the dedication of our senior staff have truly humbled us and given us joy. We view the awards as reminders to keep striving…

Letters

Regarding the report on page 14 of Tempo magazine, February 6-12 issue, titled Sukamiskin—Where Corruptors Go Unpunished, as Rachmat Yasin's attorney I am exerting my right of reply to correct and at the same time refute—especially concerning the last three paragraphs of the article.

Standardizing Khatib at Friday Prayers

THE government has proposed standardizing Friday prayer khatib (preachers or persons delivering sermons) to the House of Representatives (DPR). The proposal, said Minister for Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, is based on reports about certain preachers who might pose a threat to the unity of the muslim community. "We could…

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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.