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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Protectors Without Protection

There was a time when Nasir could barely catch any fish at sea. At one point, the former fisherman nearly broke one of his oars after spending all night fishing on his boat. Still, he did not get one single fish.

"I couldn't even provide food for my family," he said. Nasir, a resident of Gebang village in Bandar Lampung, could not understand why fish had become so…

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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.