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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, 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.