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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Transportation
Light Rail Transit Project Postponed Until 2019

President Joko Widodo has put off the completion target for the light rail transit (LRT) project until 2019. "I want to make certain that the LRT project development can be finished on time, either in 2018 or slightly later, to 2019," said Joko Widodo when opening a limited cabinet meeting last Monday. One of the stumbling blocks involves project funding.

According to the transportation ministry's Director-General of Railway Affairs,…

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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.