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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.
The East Java Attorney General’s Office is investigating suspected wrongdoing in the importation of 69 containers of textiles through Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya. The names of two members of the House of Representatives have come up amid the preliminary investigation.
Fugitive in the Bank Bali debt case, Joko Soegiarto Tjandra, evaded immigration records when he entered and left Indonesia. The Attorney General’s Office and National Police blame each other. The Interpol National Central Bureau may have been behind the red notice’s revocation.
Customs directorate-general uncovered a scandal over the import of plastic scrap containing hazardous and toxic waste exceeding the limit. Of the dozen importers, only one has been prosecuted. There are suspicions of lobbying to a number of House of Representatives members.
KPK leadership appears to be keeping Harun Masiku’s whereabouts secret, stating that he was overseas prior to the series of arrest operations. Tempo’s investigation found that Harun was in the capital city during KPK sting operations. While investigating the bribery case implicating KPU member, Wahyu Setiawan, KPK’s investigation team has been met with great challenges without the full support of the agency’s leadership.
The KPK failed to arrest PDI-P Secretary-General Hasto Kristiyanto in a graft case involving KPU commissioner, Wahyu Setiawan. Investigators were instead apprehended by a group of police officers at the Police Staff College. Leaders of the anti-graft agency are ignoring evidence of Hasto’s involvement.
KPK’s performance has weakened since its law revision came into effect on October 17, with no sting operations performed in the past two months. Furthermore, wiretapping—the ultimate weapon for catching corrupt government officials—has not been performed at full capacity. A number of cases are predicted to go unresolved under the new leadership. The KPK is no longer a feared institution.