Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

First the charges then the Losses

PIETER Talaway was stunned when two investigators escorted Dahlan Iskan out of the room where he was questioned. The former minister for State-Owned Enterprises under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono emerged wearing a detainee's red vest. "Pak Dahlan was not given the time to ask for me as his lawyer to be present," said Pieter, who represents the former minister, speaking at the East Java Attorney General's Office (AGO) in Surabaya,…

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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.