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Diplomatic Bag
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Indonesia, Australia Strengthen Ties on Security

IN an official visit to Indonesia, the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop held the fourth Indonesia-Australia Foreign and Defense Ministers 2+2 Dialogue on October 27, in Bali, to discuss peace and security in the region. Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said that both countries had agreed to intensify military partnership.

"We discussed the South China Sea issue and the threats of terrorism. [Terrorism] is our common enemy, we…

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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.