Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Feminist Church

HOFNI Tesbana, 54, hosts a small group of women and men at his house in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) every week. They often engage in after-work discussions on women's issues as well as steps that can be taken to achieve gender equality.

"Too many men don't understand what gender equality is, which is why I'm involved in the gender justice awareness campaign to [urge people to treat] everyone…

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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.