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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Time for Campus Reforms

It is ironic that while this country is now strongly democratic, university campuses have been left behind. All around the nation, the selection of university presidents has led to government intervention.

The problem arises from the existing symbiosis and collusion between two people involved in higher education: prospective presidents and people carrying out the mandate of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. As soon the opportunity presents…

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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.