Govt works to fill graft-sized hole in BTS budget
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The interim communications minister will seek ways to fund the remaining construction work for the government’s graft-mired 4G telephony project, claiming that it was overfunded to begin with, as authorities seek to recover the stolen public funds through the courts ..read more
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KPK raids Social Affairs Ministry for probe into rice-aid corruption
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The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has launched an investigation into the Social Affairs Ministry, which is currently led by Tri “Risma” Rismaharini of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), in connection to an alleged corruption case related to the distribution of the government-funded rice assistance ..read more
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Talks will be pointless unless PDI-P willing to settle for VP: Gerindra politician
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A Gerindra Party politician has downplayed a planned meeting between chairman Prabowo Subianto and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) counterpart Megawati Soekarnoputri, saying that talks with the ruling party would be pointless unless the latter would be willing to settle for the vice presidential seat ..read more
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No discussion to pick Gibran as Prabowo's running mate yet: Gerindra
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Gerindra executive chairman Sufmi Dasco Ahmad told reporters that the idea to pair Gibran and Prabowo could be one possibility but no concrete steps had been taken to realize the plan ..read more
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Mahfud quashes allegation BTS graft money flowing to three parties
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Speaking during his inaugural press briefing earlier this week, Mahfud said he would only stick to facts and evidence gathered from the Attorney General's Office (AGO), which is currently investigating the case ..read more
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Don't abuse NU for political gains: Yahya
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Yahya warned members of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) against using the organization to serve as a springboard for political ambitions ..read more
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Constitutional Court extends KPK leadership tenure in 5-to-4 decision
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The Constitutional Court on Thursday extended the tenure for leaders of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) from four years to five years and are eligible for reelection to a second five-year term, amid controversies surrounding the current KPK leadership and persistent efforts to declaw the agency ..read more
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Jokowi's hesitancy threatens PDI-P bid
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Jokowi's popularity and his seeming reluctance to back Ganjar Pranowo's presumptive presidential bid is hindering the ruling PDI-P's chances in the upcoming election ..read more
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Prabowo’s running mate to come from Golkar-led coalition, Golkar politician claims
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The running mate of presumptive Gerindra Party presidential nominee Prabowo Subianto will hail not from Gerindra’s electoral alliance but from the Golkar Party-led United Indonesia Coalition (KIB), a Golkar politician has claimed, in what would be a show of unity between the two pro-government electoral groupings ..read more
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KPU yields to demands to restore women’s representation rule
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In response to protests from rights groups fearing a lack of women’s representation in the legislature, the General Elections Commission (KPU) has undone a recent rule change that would have decreased the minimum number of women candidates in electoral districts under some circumstances ..read more
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