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Linda Trianita

Linda Trianita reports on corruption and criminal issues and currently oversees Tempo’s legal desk as an editor.

The Brawijaya University graduate joined Tempo in 2013 and is involved in multiple international programs such Tempo institute’s Investigation with Tempo (IBT) and the Free Press Unlimited report on the use of palm plantation lands by multinational corporations.

Linda also participated in the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2018 in Norway.





  • A Promise of Coffee at the Promised Land
    Law

    A Promise of Coffee at the Promised Land

    The East Nusa Tenggara Prosecutor's Office is looking into suspected corruption involving government-owned land in Labuan Bajo worth Rp3 trillion. Retired Police Commissioner Gen. Gregorius Mere and senior journalist Karni Ilyas are mentioned in connection with this case.

  • Two Cases, One Suspect
    Law

    Two Cases, One Suspect

    The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a new case against former Pelindo II CEO Richard Joost Lino. His old case in the Corruption Eradication Commission remains unresolved.

  • Drug Running from Behind Bars
    Law

    Drug Running from Behind Bars

    Cristian Jaya Kusuma is suspected of operating a drug trade ring in Central Java and surrounding areas from behind bars. He often involved law enforcement officers.

  • Aid Packages for the Red Party
    Cover Story

    Aid Packages for the Red Party

    A number of PDI-P’s elite members allegedly benefiting from the social affairs ministry’s aid project meant for people impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. With several businessmen in their pockets, the party’s officials received quotas of millions of packages. Puan Maharani’s name is mentioned in the investigation.

  • The Generals at Trunojoyo
    Law

    The Generals at Trunojoyo

    Different camps within the Police marred the selection of the next National Police chief. Commissioner Gen. Listyo Sigit needs to prove that he is not chosen only because of his closeness to President Joko Widodo.

  • Jokowi's Adjutant for the Top Cop Spot
    Law

    Jokowi's Adjutant for the Top Cop Spot

    President Joko Widodo named Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo as the sole candidate for National Police chief. Their closeness is considered as being a determining factor.

  • Social Aid Kickbacks for the Bull Party
    Cover Story

    Social Aid Kickbacks for the Bull Party

    Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara’s team members are allegedly collecting fees from companies appointed to provide social aid packages. Newly established companies were appointed by the team. The social aid project is said to be controlled by a number of politicians and state officials. There is indication that some of the money went to regional head candidates from the PDI-P.

  • The Last Perkenier of Banda Naira
    Interlude

    The Last Perkenier of Banda Naira

    NUTMEG, the main commodity of the Banda Naira islands, had its heyday in the 16th century. The Dutch, through the Dutch East-Indies Company (VOC), even sent 37 perkeniers (plantation owners) from the Netherlands to Banda to manage the plantations, in order to cover the nutmeg monopoly supply for Europe’s market. Only one descendant remains of the 16th-century perkeniers: Pongky Erwandi van den Broeke, who manages 12.5 hectares of land. He was the victim of unrest in 1999.

  • A Car for a Prospective Queen
    National

    A Car for a Prospective Queen

    Edhy Prabowo is suspected of ordering his men to purchase luxury watches using bribe funds given in connection with the export of lobster larvae. There are also indications that he purchased at least two automobiles, one of them purportedly given to a beauty pageant finalist.

  • The Fall Out
    Law

    The Fall Out

    The police are investigating suspected corruption of the 2017 budget for the Indonesian Gold Program for badminton athletes. World champion Taufik Hidayat had played a role.

  • Two Investigations, No Breaks
    Law

    Two Investigations, No Breaks

    The Attorney General’s Office has not named any suspects involving the corruption of grant funds from the youth affairs and sports ministry, which has been under investigation since 2018. The Corruption Eradication Commission is ready to look into a bribery effort intended to stop the investigation into the case.

  • lobster export Kickbacks
    Cover Story

    lobster export Kickbacks

    Maritine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo and several Gerindra Party politicians profited from lobster larvae exports, from permit kickbacks to marking up shipping cost. The money is believed to have gone to Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto’s security company.

  • whistleblower under pressure
    Law

    whistleblower under pressure

    A student of the Semarang State University is accused of being supporters of the Free Papua Organization after he went to the Corruption Eradication Commission reporting an alleged corruption by the rector. He and his friends receive repeated pressure from the campus.

  • Benny and Heru, Again
    Cover Story

    Benny and Heru, Again

    The Supreme Audit Agency estimates Rp16 trillion in losses for Asabri as a result of troubled investments made from 2012-2017. The same people responsible for the corruption at Asuransi Jiwasraya are involved.

  • A Rainbow Flag at  Police Headquarters
    Law

    A Rainbow Flag at Police Headquarters

    The Indonesian Military and National Police discharge their gay personnel. There is a debate over institutionalized discrimination and human rights violations.

  • Fictitious Agent in South Korea
    Cover Story

    Fictitious Agent in South Korea

    Dirgantara Indonesia’s sale of CN-235 aircraft to South Korea is being investigated by South Korean law enforcement. A shall company was allegedly used as a sales agent.

  • Dirgantara’s Tribute to the Military
    Cover Story

    Dirgantara’s Tribute to the Military

    Dirgantara Indonesia allegedly paid Rp178.98 billion in kickbacks to generals and middle-grade officials in the defense ministry, Indonesian Military (TNI), and officials at other ministries. The money is taken from aircraft and helicopter procurement and maintenance projects, which were run by the state-owned aircraft manufacturer from 2008 to 2016. Dirgantara labels the money as ‘marketing fee’ using fictitious partners.

  • The Limits of Compensation
    Law

    The Limits of Compensation

    Victims of human rights violations are not receiving state compensation due to a stalled legal process.

  • Before Rossi Races at Mandalika
    Law

    Before Rossi Races at Mandalika

    The construction of Mandalika International Street Circuit in Lombok allegedly takes over the land of local residents. The authorities are accused of intimidating villagers.

  • Two Men in the 10 Million Dollar Proposal
    National

    Two Men in the 10 Million Dollar Proposal

    A plan to set Joko Tjandra free allegedly involved former Supreme Court chief, Hatta Ali. A pardon option was considered.

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