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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, February 14, 2017

Clash of Party Chiefs

Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.

Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.