The New Epidemic
ALMOST every day, Jufri Harun makes his rounds of villages in the Telaga Biru subdistrict in Gorontalo regency in Sulawesi. He visits farmers in the villages to check on their cattle. Jufri then carefully looks for signs of illness in residents, such as vomiting or fever. "It could be anthrax if they show such symptoms. But sometimes it is hard to tell. We can only have definitive answers by taking…
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.