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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bickering over Beef Imports, Again

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested Constitutional Court judge Patrialis Akbar on Wednesday last week. The former justice and human rights minister is suspected of accepting a US$20,000 bribe from a businessman in the beef importation business. This bribe money was allegedly to secure a favorable decision on an appeal for a judicial review of Law No. 41/ 2014 on Livestock and Animal Health. The article being challenged is related…

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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.