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Aisha Shaidra joined Tempo in 2013 and writes lifestyle stories and public figure profiles for Koran Tempo and Tempo.co.
The Padjadjaran University Indonesian literature graduate now covers business and economic issues for Majalah Tempo.
Some of Anindya Bakrie’s supporters in the Indonesian Chamber of Industry and Commerce National Conference were reportedly visited by the National Intelligence Agency. There is also information that a Palace representative summoned Anindya and asked him to withdraw from the race.
The letter of exemption from the trade ministry, owned by a number of steel importers, raised suspicions. Looking into several old government projects, the letter is suspected to have been used as cover-up allowing dozens of containers of steel to be imported without verification.
Investigation by an audit committee formed by Askrindo's board of commissioners of the company’s finance in 2019 found indications that the commission paid to Askrindo Mitra Utama (AMU), a subsidiary which is also an insurance sales agent, was a cover for bribes to the company board of directors. Robertus Bilitea, Chief Executive Officer of Indonesia Financial Group (IFG), a state-owned insurance holding company, answered Tempo’s questions regarding the alleged corruption within one of IFG’s subsidiaries.