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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Patrialis Akbar, Constitutional Court Judge: This is a though Test

After he was questioned for 15 hours, Patrialis Akbar, a judge of the Constitutional Court, did not immediately return to his cell at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) detention facility. It was already 1:00am on Friday, last week. Wearing a vest given to detainees, Patrialis sat ruminating for some time, on the porch of the detention facility. He occasionally spoke to KPK officers escorting him from the interrogation room to…

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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.