Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Empowering Women in the East

New, Transformed Women

Concerned that women were always being excluded from policy-making in Southwest Sumba, Wilhelmina Dappa acted. She trained the region's women to speak up and take action.

YOHANA Loru Kaka is no longer an ordinary villager. When Tempo English met her last year, she was already heading the Village Governance Institute (LPM). "I've been invited to a development planning meeting for our subdistrict tomorrow," said the…

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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.