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Monday, October 09, 2017

Setya Novanto is Barred Again

Last Monday, House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Setya Novanto was again barred from traveling overseas. "Until April next year," said Immigration’s Chief of PR Agung Sampurno.

The request for the ban was made by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), who is investigating suspect Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo, CEO of Quadra Solution, for corruption in the electronic ID card (e-KTP) project. Quadra, member of the State Printing Company Consortium, had won…

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Infrastructure for All

In contrast with his usually modest demeanor, President Joko Widodo touted the success of his administration in building infrastructure projects. While officially launching the Mandalika Special Economic Zone for Tourism in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on October 20, he said that the project was able to go forward thanks to a breakthrough of his doing. "Mandalika has been incomplete for 29 years due to the matter of securing the needed land," said Jokowi.