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  • Forty Percent Guilt
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    Forty Percent Guilt

    KPK Deputy Chair Lili Pintauli Siregar is proven to have assisted Tanjungbalai Mayor Muhammad Syahrial in a position trading bribery case. The police refused to treat it as a criminal case.

  • Billions Rupiah-Worth Mistake
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    Billions Rupiah-Worth Mistake

    Former KPK investigator, Stepanus Robin Pattuju, asked corruption case defendants money to help with their legal problems. He claimed to have an extensive network.

  • The End of Probolinggo’s Corrupt Couple
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    The End of Probolinggo’s Corrupt Couple

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators arrested Probolinggo Regent Puput Tantriana Sari and her husband Hasan Aminuddin, for their alleged involvement in trading administrative appointments. The KPK has been following this possible corruption case for two years, but was unsuccessful to make arrests until now as sting operation plans were frequently leaked.

  • Price Manipulation in a Family Project
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    Price Manipulation in a Family Project

    The police stop the investigation of a hand sanitizer provision corruption case that allegedly involves the West Sumatra Regional Disaster Mitigation Chief Executive along with his wife and child. What is the legal basis?

  • Sumsel 1 on the Second Page
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    Sumsel 1 on the Second Page

    Former governor of South Sumatra, Alex Noerdin, is implicated in the Sriwijaya Grand Mosque construction graft case. A record held by the project management shows that billions of rupiah were given to “Sumsel 1,” a code suspected to refer to the number one person in the province.

  •  I Did Not Receive Rp2.4 Billion
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    I Did Not Receive Rp2.4 Billion

    Former governor of South Sumatra Alex Noerdin answers questions on corruption allegations in the construction of the Sriwijaya Grand Mosque in Palembang.

  • The Cat and Mouse Game in Judge Selection
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    The Cat and Mouse Game in Judge Selection

    The justice selection process in the Judicial Commission sparks controversies. Some Supreme Court judge candidates have questionable track records.

  • My Fault, I Didn’t Check
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    My Fault, I Didn’t Check

    An interview with the South Sumatra Police Chief Insp. Gen. Eko Indra Heri regarding the Rp2 trillion donation from Akidi Tio’s family. Why did he believe it?

  • Illusions of a Revolutionary Fund
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    Illusions of a Revolutionary Fund

    Since the New Order era, officials and public figures believed that President Sukarno and the various kingdoms in the archipelago left behind a treasure trove of revolutionary funds to pay debts and make development costs. It was never proven.

  •  Anxiously Waiting for Rp2 Trillion
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    Anxiously Waiting for Rp2 Trillion

    South Sumatra Police Chief Insp. Gen. Eko Indra Heri admitted his negligence of too quickly believing a promised donation of Rp2 trillion from the family of Akidi Tio. Intended to help Covid-19 mitigation efforts, the inheritance is allegedly fictitious. The donator, Heryanti, has only Rp3.2 million in her bank account.

  • New Power to Investigate Money Laundering
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    New Power to Investigate Money Laundering

    Investigators at government ministries and state institutions now have the authority to investigate money-laundering cases. The Constitutional Court granted the request for a material review of Article 74 of the Law on the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering, and cancelled the interpretation that only six institutions has the right to hunt down those committing that crime. This has the potential to return over tens of trillion of rupiah of state funds.

  • 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.

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