THE bribes related to the export of lobster larvae allegedly received by Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo are a real example of the wrongdoing resulting from the mismanagement of the Indonesian economy.
The victory of the CT Corp consortium in the pre-qualification for the tender to operate the Patimban Port was planned from the outset. There are indications that it is a way to return favors to supporters of the government.
A United Nations special rapporteur wrote his opinion to the Central Jakarta District Court, which has yet to rule on a lawsuit filed by Jakartans over polluted air. The judges need to care more about the environment.
In line with the continual increases in the defense ministry budget, Minister Prabowo Subianto visited a number of countries to look into the procurement of weaponry. This is a sign a country leaning toward authoritarianism.
THERE is an unpleasant aroma apparent if we compare the enforcement of the law in the corruption case at Asuransi Jiwasraya with that at Asuransi Sosial Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia or Asabri.