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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

TRANSPORTATION
140 Weighbridges-Slash-Extortion-Centers

TRANSPORTATION Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said about 140 weighbridges in several regions were centers of illegal payments. For that reason, the transportation ministry has decided to take over their management from local governments.

According to Budi, the takeover should be completed this month, but he has given local governments until January 1, 2017. "Many local governments still refuse to transfer weighbridge management," he said after a discussion titled 'Combating…

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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.