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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Indonesia and Singapore Complete Border Agreement

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Singaporean counterpart, Vivian Balakrishnan exchanged instruments of ratification for a treaty between the two countries on the delimitation of the territorial seas in the eastern part of the Strait of Singapore. "Negotiations over our maritime border with Singapore are expected to be completed in a relatively short time," Retno told Tempo English, after the meeting in Singapore, last week.

At the meeting, Retno…

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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.