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Hussein Abri Dongoran
Hussein Abri Dongoran covers political and security issues for Tempo since 2014 when he first joined.
The Pasundan University graduate's most familiar news pieces are his in-depth Majalah Tempo report on Iraq and Syrian ISIS refugee camps in 2019.
It is said that Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko intended to take over leadership of the Democrat Party. He is suspected of involving Muhammad Nazaruddin, a former corruption case convict, to lobby regional party officials. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is monitoring the counter-offensive measures against Moeldoko.
Ministry of Education and Culture’s explanation on alleged plagiarism by university rectors and professors.
Rizieq Shihab finally returned to Indonesia after living in Saudi Arabia for three and a half years. He lobbied the Saudi government to allow him to return. The Indonesian intelligence and police appear to have lobbied the cleric repeatedly to negotiate his plan to return home and run-in with the law. Rizieq claims he signed an agreement with the intelligence agency.
The Palace appears to be mobilizing influencers and ‘buzzers’—this era’s social media propagandists—to further its agendas. They actively posted during the KPK Law revision and more recently about a potential cabinet reshuffle. They may have received payment for their work on social media.