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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Stymied by Jargon

The settlement at Jamika village, Bojongloa Kaler subdistrict in the city of Bandung, is like a maze. Narrow alleyways interlock between crowded townhouses. Fritter vendors, water vendors and little children scurry up and down the alleys. That is the daily sight in Jamika.

With an area of only about 54 hectares, the subdistrict located in the heart of West Java's capital, is populated by more than 31,000 people living…

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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.