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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Laode Muhammad Syarif, KPK deputy Chairman: This Case is Ongoing

Corruption Eradiation Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif said that the the bribery case involving Patrialis was different from previous ones. The KPK's task force did not confiscate cash as evidence. They were only able to seize a voucher exchangeable for foreign currency, a draft of a material review court verdict, and a recording of a conversation. "This is an irregularity," said Syarif, when Tempo interviewed him at his…

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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.