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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Final Maneuver

TWO weeks ago, five investigators from the National Police Directorate of Crime Investigations headed for the Pakubuwono Residences in South Jakarta. The directorate"s director, Agus Andrianto had instructed investigators to immediately detain businessman Darren Chen Jia Fu, aka Suryo Tan.

At the Cottonwood Tower, investigators arrested Suryo without a struggle. "He was detained over a case involving embezzlement and fraud," said Agus. After a whole night of questioning, Suryo…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Setya’s Shifting Sands

A few hours after Judge Cepi Iskandar revoked Setya Novanto’s suspect status in the corruption case involving the electronic ID cards (e-KTP) project at the South Jakarta District Court on the night of September 29, five commissioners of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) could be seen at the Bogor Presidential Palace.

One palace official said that the arrival of the commissioners was not on the day’s agenda, even though they had long requested an audience with the President. That night, Jokowi wanted to attend a screening of Penumpasan Pengkhianatan G 30 S PKI, the movie on the September 30 movement, at the Headquarters of the 61st Military Subdistrict Command in Suryakencana, Bogor, West Java.