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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cendana family on the Comeback Trail

TWO Saturdays ago, Siti Hediati Hariyadi stood on a stage in the main hall of the At-Tin Mosque at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta. With a slightly hoarse voice, she opened the 51-year anniversary of the March 11 Letter of Appointment (Supersemar), a historic milestone in her father Suharto's rule, marking the beginning of the New Order

Although the event was titled ‘Joint Zikir (chanting) and Prayer',…

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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.