Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Budiman Sudjatmiko's Right of Reply

Tempo magazine reported the e-KTP (electronic ID card) corruption case and included my name as one of the House of Representatives' (DPR) Governance Affairs Commission members, according to the minutes of the meeting. The prosecutor's charges against two defendants in the e-KTP case mentioned 37 Commission II members allegedly having received bribes worth US$13,000-18,000. As a Commission II member for the period of 2009-2014…

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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.