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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Making Do on Small Plots of Land

Scores of men were stretched out along the sidewalk on the flyover above the Jagorawi toll road. Not far from the Jambore Camping Area in Cibubur, East Jakarta, last week, they sat on old plastic banners. Some slept with sarongs covering half of their bodies and faces. Hoes and shovels were lined up next to them.

Those men can be found there morning, noon, and night. "Yes, we sit…

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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.