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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Slush Fund for 'Mr. DZ'

THE Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has collected overwhelming evidence of bribes paid to Emirsyah Satar, former CEO of Garuda Indonesia airlines. Investigators have identified transfers of funds to Emirsyah from Rolls-Royce, the London-based aircraft engine manufacturer strongly suspected of paying the bribes.

The Garuda CEO from 2005 to 2014 has now been officially indicted for taking bribes. KPK investigators discovered transfers of funds worth tens to hundreds of thousands…

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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.