Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shaken by ID Card Corruption Scandal

TWO Golkar politicians, Andi Sinulingga and Yorrys Raweyai, forced their way through traffic en route to the House of Representatives (DPR) complex in South Jakarta. In their 12th-floor party faction office, Kahar Muzakir and Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita waited for their colleagues.

By the time Andi and Yorrys arrived, other Golkar members, including Ibnu Munzir and Jakarta Branch chair Fayakhun Andriadi were already present. Yorrys and Andi immediately got involved…

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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.