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  • Between Techniques and Ethics
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    Between Techniques and Ethics

    The Supervisory Board of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) found two investigators in a corruption case involving Covid-19 pandemic social assistance guilty of committing ethics violations. The Board considered the investigators had harassed and abused a witness in that case. There is concern that this will affect the verdict in the trial of former Minister of Social Affairs Juliari Peter Batubara.

  • Firli’s Verdict was not for the Helicopter Ride
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    Firli’s Verdict was not for the Helicopter Ride

    The Supervisory Board of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) sentenced two investigators of the social assistance corruption scandal at the social affairs ministry. Board member Albertina Ho explains how this organization sentenced those investigators.

  • Jakarta Elites Caught with Crystal Meth
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    Jakarta Elites Caught with Crystal Meth

    The police arrested celebrity couple Nia Ramadhani and Ardi Bakrie for suspected drug use. Their supplying network might be connected with an international drug ring. The family asked they be put in rehab.

  • New Milestone for Environmental Fighters
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    New Milestone for Environmental Fighters

    The Bangka Belitung High Court, citing anti-SLAPP law, acquits six residents of Sungailiat after having been found guilty for demanding their right to live free from air pollution. It is a legal precedent to protect environmental activists.

  • Large Gold, Small Island
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    Large Gold, Small Island

    The gold mining license issued to Tambang Mas Sangihe for the Sangihe Islands Regency did not obtain the authorization of the ministry of marine affairs and fisheries. The mining endangers the small island ecosystem. Is it true a presidential campaign volunteer is involved?

  • Lighter Sentence for a Fellow Alumnus
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    Lighter Sentence for a Fellow Alumnus

    Jakarta High Court reduced the sentence for suspended prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari to less than half. Lack of cassation appeal from the attorney further adds up to the irregularities.

  • Twice Stumbled by a Land Dispute Case
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    Twice Stumbled by a Land Dispute Case

    A non-governmental organization activist is twice indicted under the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law in the same land dispute case. There is suspicion of criminalization.

  • Unlucky Draw of a Vague Law
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    Unlucky Draw of a Vague Law

    More people continue to be victimized by the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law. Three government institutions issued a joint decree as a temporary solution.

  • Precious Metals Import Tax Dispute
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    Precious Metals Import Tax Dispute

    Officials at the directorate-general of customs are disagreeing about tariffs and import taxes on gold imported by 11 companies at Soekarno-Hatta Airport from 2019-2021. State losses could potentially reach Rp2.9 trillion.

  • Bathing Ritual by the Cleric’s Son
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    Bathing Ritual by the Cleric’s Son

    A key witness in the case of alleged sexual harassment in Shiddiqiyyah Islamic boarding school in Jombang, East Java, is being prosecuted. The school owner’s son has not been arrested despite being named as suspect.

  • Traces of Golkar in the Investigator’s Office
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    Traces of Golkar in the Investigator’s Office

    The bribery case of Adj. Comr. Stepanus Robin Pattuju is suspected to involve other investigators and also the leadership of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). They used the Golkar Party network to carry out their actions.

  • The Torturers in Batik Shirts
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    The Torturers in Batik Shirts

    Although the case has entered the stage of inquiry, the East Java Regional Police have not yet named suspects in the case of torture undergone by Tempo journalist Nur Hadi. There was the involvement of a middle ranking police officer.

     

  • Angin at Menoreh Hill
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    Angin at Menoreh Hill

    The Corruption Eradication Commission KPK is looking into a resort owned by the former director of the Directorate General for Tax Audit and Collection, Angin Prayitno Aji. There is suspicion the money came from tax bribery. Many of the assets are under other people’s names.

  • If They Don't Pay, We Will Go After Them
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    If They Don't Pay, We Will Go After Them

    Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mohammad Mahfud Md. is threatening debtors of the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) funds, including Sjamsul Nursalim, with sequestering (gijzeling) if they fail to pay what they owe to BLBI. They can also face criminal charges.

  • BLBI's Unfinished Work
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    BLBI's Unfinished Work

    The Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assitance (BLBI) Asset Recovery Task Force found at least a dozen problems when identifying assets belonging to 48 obligors. They plan to hunt down these assets all the way abroad.

  • Fruitless Efforts to Nail Sjamsul
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    Fruitless Efforts to Nail Sjamsul

    The KPK continues to find steep roads and dead ends in investigating the BLBI case implicated Sjamsul Nursalim and his wife. Everything stops as Syafruddin Arsyad Temenggung walks free.

  • Promises of Heaven
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    Promises of Heaven

    The Jamaah Ansharut Daulah group is using the prospect of marriage to lure in new female members. One woman tells how she nearly went to Syria after being promised marriage and being indoctrinated with the ideology of ISIS.

  • Bringing Women into the Fold
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    Bringing Women into the Fold

    The involvement of women in terrorism has increased since the influence of ISIS first reached Indonesia in 2015. The government does not yet have a dedicated program for the deradicalization of women.

  • Hidden Politics amidst Legal Articles
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    Hidden Politics amidst Legal Articles

    The court proceedings of Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Muhammad Rizieq Shihab is marred with bickering. His lawyer regards that Rizieq’s charges are filled with hidden articles.

  • Billions in Fisheries Extortion
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    Billions in Fisheries Extortion

    The KPK seized Rp52.3 billion in cash in relation with the lobster larvae export corruption case at the marine affairs and fisheries ministry. It is suspected that the money is fees extorted from the exporters.

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