Saturday, 25 May 2013 | 06:20
This exhibition is aimed at increasing the cultural ties between
Yogyakarta and NTT in order to rid NTT's poor image of being
initiators of violence.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 | 05:26
Tourism villages still lack facilities and infrastructure and
have difficulties asking for aid from the government.
Thursday, 28 June, 2012 | 20:55 WIB
Politicians Show Muscle to the KPK
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The House’s Legal Commission has been delaying the funding for the construction of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building. Executive Director for Center of Anti-Corruption Studies at Gadjah Mada University Oce Madril is not happy with it.
According to Oce, politicians at the House are trying to show off their power to the KPK. KPK has been inspecting many of the House’s members for corruption cases. “This is clearly their ways in fighting KPK back,” said Oce on Tuesday June 26.
The funding of Rp 225.7 billion has actually been included in the 2012 budget. The delay has ignited a movement to gather donation for the construction. Secretary for the House’s fraction from Gerindra Party Edhy Prabowo said that his party agreed with the funding. However, he wished KPK to consider the House’s budget. “I heard many government’s buildings can actually be used by KPK.”
Chairperson of the House’s fraction from PDIP Puan Maharani asked KPK and the Legal Commission to sit together and solve the problem. She expected the movement for gathering donation to stop as it gave the House bad image.
“Let’s follow the procedure and find a way out,” said Puan. She also said that her party included in the commission never meant to stop KPK from having a new building. The fraction only asked KPK to provide transparency. KPK Deputy Chairman Bambang Widjojanto hopes the funding to be approved soon. The government has agreed with the plan. The Public Works Department has provided a recommendation for the construction of the building that will be as large as 27,000 square meters.
FEBRIYAN | IRA GUSLINA SUFA