Profile Linda Trianita

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.

  • Angin at Menoreh Hill

    Angin at Menoreh Hill

    The Corruption Eradication Commission KPK is looking into a resort owned by the former director of the Directorate General for Tax Audit and Collection, Angin Prayitno Aji. There is suspicion the money came from tax bribery. Many of the assets are under other people’s names.

  • If They Don't Pay, We Will Go After Them

    If They Don't Pay, We Will Go After Them

    Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mohammad Mahfud Md. is threatening debtors of the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) funds, including Sjamsul Nursalim, with sequestering (gijzeling) if they fail to pay what they owe to BLBI. They can also face criminal charges.

  • BLBI's Unfinished Work

    BLBI's Unfinished Work

    The Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assitance (BLBI) Asset Recovery Task Force found at least a dozen problems when identifying assets belonging to 48 obligors. They plan to hunt down these assets all the way abroad.

  • Bringing Women into the Fold

    Bringing Women into the Fold

    The involvement of women in terrorism has increased since the influence of ISIS first reached Indonesia in 2015. The government does not yet have a dedicated program for the deradicalization of women.

  • Millennial Terrorists and Lone Wolves
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    Millennial Terrorists and Lone Wolves

    Makassar Cathedral’s bombers were affiliated with the pro-ISIS Jamaah Ansharut Daulah. An Islam Defenders Front official was present in one of the group’s pledge of allegiance to ISIS ceremonies. The Makassar attack activated lone wolves.

  • They Evaded Arrest
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    They Evaded Arrest

    Tempo’s interview with BNPT Chief, Comr. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar.

  • Hidden Politics amidst Legal Articles

    Hidden Politics amidst Legal Articles

    The court proceedings of Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Muhammad Rizieq Shihab is marred with bickering. His lawyer regards that Rizieq’s charges are filled with hidden articles.

  • Billions in Fisheries Extortion

    Billions in Fisheries Extortion

    The KPK seized Rp52.3 billion in cash in relation with the lobster larvae export corruption case at the marine affairs and fisheries ministry. It is suspected that the money is fees extorted from the exporters.

  • BPOM Forbids Phase II Clinical Trial of Nusantara Vaccine
  • Secret Tax Negotiations
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    Secret Tax Negotiations

    The Corruption Eradication Commission is scrutinizing alleged tax audit bribery by 165 companies. Only three cases have been elevated into an investigation status, with estimated corruption reaching to Rp50 billion. One of these companies is owned by coal businessman Andi Syamsuddin Arsyad, known as Haji Isam.


  • A Promise of Coffee at the Promised Land

    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

    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

    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
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    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

    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

    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
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    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

    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

    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

    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.

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