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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Few Good Men

Good men are hard to find, as one saying goes. The proverb proved true once again when Tempo prepared its annual tradition of picking the best regional leaders for this special edition.

It proved to be a difficult endeavor. According to home affairs ministry data, since the regional autonomy law came into effect in 1999, a total of 361 regional chiefs 343 regents/mayors and 18 governors had been…

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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.