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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Yellow

PREJUDICE does not die easily with history. There is a word, there is a color, which in the 19th century was known in Europe as something frightening: 'yellow'.

In 1853, Arthur de Gobineau published his 1,400-page tome titled Essai sur l'inégalité des races humaines, a treatise that set out to prove that man is not created equal. Racial roots determine quality. According to Gobineau there are three races…

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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.